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That’s From WHERE? Talbots. That’s Right. Talbots.

ImageI nearly stopped in my tracks when I saw the windows at Talbots on Bellevue Avenue last month. The pieces were nautical, fresh and dare I say, head-turning. I’m not sure about you, but when I think of Talbots, I think of matching sweater sets, smart blazers and well, Imagesafe polished pieces for women … women much older than I. Laura Bush comes to mind. Heck, Barbara Bush. Turns out, a lot of women feel that way. In an informal survey I conducted, without meaning to, I garnered 100% of the same reaction to the Talbots sweater I admired from the window that I’ve worn this past month: “THAT’S from Talbots?” Yes, it is. And it’s fabulous.

The cozy, striped boatneck pullover with nautical stripes and sequined letters that spell “Je t’aime(I love you in French) is super soft and a new Saturday go-to. Talbots, cited in the Official Preppy Handbook (the prep’s field guide) along with staples from Brooks Brothers and L.L. Bean, is intrinsically nautical, even if it doesn’t seem so, as it was was founded in Hingham, Mass. in 1947. So it just makes sense that the spring line features anchor print cotton buttondowns, scarves and tops emblazoned with lobsters, sailboat print tops, outerwear, accessories and more.  The best part? Most of these pieces, included the coveted Je t’aime top, is currently on sale!

Based on what I’m seeing, it might be time to see what’s behind that iconic red door…

Talbots in Newport is located at 162 Bellevue Avenue.

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For purposes of this review, Talbots supplied me with a sample of the Je’taime top. Opinions expressed are my own.

March 27, 2014 at 8:21 am 2 comments

TONIGHT! Bellevue Avenue Holiday Stroll

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Come one, come all, to this annual fun night out! Also tonight, The Apothecary on Memorial Boulevard hosts a holiday event with cocktails and hos d’oeuvres, a trunk show featuring jewelry by Katie Whittemore, a Stila make-up artist, raffles and more, from 4-8pm.

November 30, 2012 at 11:48 am Leave a comment

Baubles & Bargains Along Today’s Spring Stroll

April showers bring…fabulous finds! Overcast skies won’t stop the Spring Stroll along Bellevue Avenue, William and Mill streets today from 11am-5pm.  Start off with a hot coffee and croissant from Le Petit Gourmet, pick up a bottle of red or white at the Newport Wine Cellar for tonight, treat yourself to something sweet at la Masion do Coco, then make your way along “the Avenue” for some shopping!

Keep an eye out for participating retailers marked by balloons and take advantage special stroll promotions including:

Happy strolling!

April 21, 2012 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Bellevue Avenue Sidewalk Sale and Helly Hansen Promises Weekend Bargains

There’s a lot of excitement building for the Bellevue Avenue Sidewalk Sale, which kicks off tomorrow and lasts through the weekend. More than two dozen retailers, galleries and restaurants/eateries along Bellevue (including the Audrain Building) in addition to William Street and Bellevue Gardens businesses will be participating—keep an eye out for the balloons at the entrances welcoming you in. Look for familiar favorites offering great discounts (The Linen Shop, Talbots, Angela Moore, The Tennis Store, Michael Hayes, Wish, William Vareika Fine Arts and more) and new names as well (Mimi’s for Kids, Sara Campbell, Venetucci Home, Calvet Paris 1937)–and those are just a few. Running a little low on energy? Pop into Annie’s, Le Petit Gourmet, the Hotel Viking or It’s My Party for shopping sustenance.

Want to start the celebrating on Sidewalk Sale eve? Toast the arrival of J. McLaughlin’s sailboat to Newport Harbor by attending tonight’s Sip & Save at the Bellevue Avenue shop. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can sip cocktails, meet the boat’s skipper Ryan Finn and take advantage of some sweet markdowns. 15% of all proceeds will benefit Newport Hospital.

Also, this weekend is the annual Helly Hansen Warehouse Sale in Newport. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to midnight, save up to 75% on footwear, foul weather gear, snowboarding jackets, snow sports gear, boating attire, base layer and H/H’s signature fleece for men, women and children. This year the sale moves to the Newport Yachting Center in the heart of downtown.

And if you’re a lucky ticket holder for the Wynton Marsalis concert Friday night, don’t forget the Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Cocktail Party on the Horseshoe Piazza at the International Tennis Hall of Fame from 6:30pm – 7:45pm. Enjoy great music, food and drink before the big show. Tennis Hall of Fame Members: $40;
Non-Members: $50. Party includes open bar and hors d’oeuvres. Call (401) 324-4072 for tickets. 

August 4, 2011 at 8:32 am 1 comment

Mrs. Biden Comes to Newport

Announced just hours ago, the island is buzzing in anticipation of the arrival of Dr. Jill Biden, who will grace Newport to deliver the 61st commencement address at Salve Regina University on May 15.

I don’t talk politics on Newport Stylephile and I’m certainly not going to start now, so let’s focus on the fashion of this longtime educator! I’ve always liked Biden’s chic style—considering her commitment to work and advocacy while managing a jam-packed social calendar, it would be easy to have a fashion misstep caught on camera, but this petite power-mom (and grandmother!) seems to always look effortlessly stylish.

Biden’s memorable Inaugural Ball strapless and whimsical red gown by Reem Acra was one of my favorites (I’m biased, I adore Reem Acra and was married in Reem Acra; Team Acra). Less formal, her look is congruent with classic Newport style— simple but colorful shift dresses, sea-glass-hued ensembles, and crisp, often blue button-downs. We’ll have to wait and see what Biden dons when she visits the City-by-the-Sea next month!

Unrelated” In Newport this evening and select shops nationwide, Chic Chic Bloom is being held at Talbots from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy food, laughs and fashion advice from in-house stylists who will be showing spring styles (Talbots is located at 162 Bellevue Avenue). CLICK HERE to see if a Talbots near you is participating.

April 20, 2011 at 8:44 am 1 comment


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