I was googling the cult-hit classic “The Official Preppy Handbook”, looking for a decently priced used one to buy, since it has been out of print for over 10 years now. To my delight, I discovered that the author of the 1980’s classic, Lisa Birnbach, teamed up with Chip (can it get any preppier than that?!) Kidd to co-author the sort-of sequel, “True Prep”. It’s an updated version of the original how to preppy guide, this time updating the preppy lifestyle with all of the post-1980’s inventions, gadgets, and social platforms (the internet, cell phones, Social Media, etc). The book will be released later this fall and I have already pre-ordered my copy! The article from The New York Times also listed that there was going to be a new section on “black preppies” – well that is only fitting as Michelle Obama and her fabulous J Crew outfits came to mind right away. Also read that Tory Burch will be one of the clothing companies discussed. This look from the very preppy Ralph Lauren Rugby line (I was so upset to discover the nearest store to me is either in the ultimate preppy haven of D.C., Georgetown, or Dallas! Just another reason to move) and I found it so fitting with the “True Prep” theme of infusing modern technology with classic, traditionally preppy lifestyle. *Note model holding cell phone.