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I have long loved tortoise shell - I consider to be a classic. Lately I've been hearing buzzwords about the Tortoise Shell trend. But it's not a trend and it's certainly not trendy. It's been around for a long time and I expect it to stay that way. Perhaps there's a new interest in it - but like the term Preppy, it's never really left and it never will. In fact, one could say that Tortoise and Preppy go hand in hand. Take a pair of handsome, simple tortoise shell glasses, for instance. They've long been worn by preppy academics - paired with tweet jackets, button downs and Ivy league pedigree. In the home, the master of Preppy decor, Ralph Lauren, has been showcasing tortoise shell - often paired with silver - for as long as I can remember, both in his costume jewelry line and home accessories. I perceive tortoise shell like any other animal print, when done in moderation. It's timeless and stylish - I view it as I do a classic navy, black, beige, ivory or flannel grey - a staple. A little tortoise in the home is almost a necessity!

via Origincrafts.com

via Ralph Lauren Home

via Ralph Lauren Home

via Ralph Lauren Home

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via Ruby Lane

via Architectural Digest

via Mecox.com

via Warby Parker

via Nordstrom

These above lovelies from Kate Spade New York will be available on Saturday. The wonderful girls in the Greenwich, Connecticut store gave me a sneak preview and an advanced sale when I expressed my love for these wonderful earrings! 

For these and other tortoise items, with links for purchase please visit my Pinterest page.

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