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5 Fantastic “Wear Right Now” Pieces from J. McLaughlin (including my favorite) – And All On Sale


I knew it as soon as I saw it: the Betts Dress from J. McLaughlin would be the perfect winter staple. Classic A-line silhouette, knee-length and long sleeved—it was altogether elegant but with an eye-catching vegan leather collar and gold buttons complemented by sleek  side welt pockets. It’s so very Claire Underwood. I wore it on this

episode of The Rhode Show and featured it on this episode. And the reason there’s not a link to the dress on this post is because it’s not even available online any longer. There’s some good news for Newport locals though- there are a few left in various sizes at the Newport J. McLaughlin on Bellevue, and marked nearly 50% off at $109.)

So the Winter Sale at JMcL is in full swing with 50% off hundreds of pieces. Four of my other favs right now:

The Elm Skirt ( pictured a top)is a textured jacquard pencil skirt with rich pattern of red, black and gray on winter white. Flattering and fabulous, the skirt is a statement piece that pairs best with a simple solid (likely already in your wardrobe) and is built to last. Originally $189, now $89.90.


Lila Wrap Dress


Not even DVF knew when she invented the wrap dress, the style would be one of the most enduring in women’s fashion. The Lila Wrap Dress in Pop Arcadia (this one: black and off-white) features a v-neckline with point collar, ¾ length sleeves, self-tie belt in reverse color pattern, and most of all, is made from J. McLaughlin’s signature (and super comfy) Catalina Cloth. Though part of the fall collection, this can easily be worn any time of year. Was $225, now $109.90.

I love pieces you can wear the whole year through. They’re more practical and offer much more bang for the buck. Stripes and Newport go together like peas and carrots (viva la Forrest and Jen-nay!). The Campus Sweater in wide stripes of taupe and off white is as perfect for now as it will be on a crisp summer night. Was $198, now $89.90.

The Casey Dress in Mayan Paisley (below) is brilliantly designed to be super flattering. The top half features an angular pattern that skews to the smallest part of the natural waist, while the bottom half sports an art deco-esque pattern that is timeless. Another piece made with JMcL’s Catalina Cloth (and with hidden pockets), this dress is a traveler’s dream. Was $225, now $109.90.


J. McLaughlin in Newport is located at 180 Bellevue Avenue. Happy shopping!

January 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Man, Oh, Man! Marc Allen Clothiers Headed to Bellevue Avenue

LightBlueLinenSuitOn this first day of spring (no matter what it looks like outside), let’s celebrate the arrival of new shops blooming in the City by the Sea. One of Providence’s most lauded men clothiers is spreading his wings and opening a showroom on our most fashionable avenue, naturally. Marc Allen will open his eponymous shop at 142 Bellevue Avenue. “With clean lines and a contemporary feel, the Newport shop will offer the well-heeled gentleman the finest in men’s luxury off-the-rack clothing and sportswear with brands exclusively sold in Rhode Island by Marc Allen, as well as M.A. by Marc Allen, Marc’s proprietary clothing line,” states the official press release.

With his finger on the pulse of men’s fashion trends, Marc shared the following three tips for the season ahead. (Now all we need are the warmer climes.)SummerSuit

1. Expect the unexpected in terms of shades and textures of your favorite colors. Our Newport store will feature new blends of wool, silk and linen, such as Ice Gaberdine that hold much better in the warmer months. The type of cotton that these are made of is designed to withstand wrinkling and is woven in the same manner as a pair of wool gab pants…Thus, giving them a smoother feel than your classic twill you’d find in a typical chino.

In terms of color, every guy knows how to wear blue, but this year, we’ll see shades that provide diversity in the color without being overpowering…Some Postal blue, royal and even shades of baby blue.

2. Look for soft linings and a natural elegance. This year, we’re adding Sartoria Partenopea, an Italian brand that features a softer shoulder and linings. A typical sport coat has a bigger constructed shoulder pad, this particular pad is made of extremely soft cotton and hand molded to give a very easy feeling. These elements are the perfect sophisticated yet un-constructed look that will bridge formal and casual looks.

 3. This summer, cuff your shorts to make you look taller, leaner, and more polished. Shorts aren’t just cut off, but we’re making a lot of shorts to have a cuff at the bottom, gives them a bit more weight to have them hang straight. Shorts that are actually balanced to your size enables them to be more symmetrical and gives you that lean look most men are trying to achieve.

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Marc Allen in Newport will be located at 142 Bellevue Avenue.

March 20, 2015 at 8:59 pm Leave a comment

Stay Calm and SALE on!

What shopper whose made a list and checked it twice doesn’t want a great gift at a bargain price??? Two great sale events and a stroll round out the weekend. Here’s the scoop:

ImageSome finds from the Angela Moore sale:

ImageImageImageAlso kicking off tonight is Critter Glitter at the Potter League. Here’s the deal: you know Sequin, the awesome jewelry and accessory Imageshops on Bellevue Avenue and Thames Street?? At the Potter League, you can purchase with a purpose–all Sequin pieces at great prices. I think what is so great, besides the major discounts and the fact that 100% OF THE SALES BENEFIT THE SHELTER, is that there’s literally something for every lady—little girly girls, trendy gals and the sophisticated woman. So instead of trekking to Nordstrom or Henri Bendel, you just have to pop up to Middletown! Opening Night Sale, December 6 (Friday) from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Showroom Hours: December 7 – 15 from 10am-5pm (except December 11, from 10am-7pm.

Then on Saturday, enjoy the Franklin Street Stroll, where merchants will have their doors open, refreshments flowing and a jolly good time:


December 6, 2013 at 11:01 am Leave a comment

Welcome Fall at Sara Campbell with a $50 Gift Certificate


September 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm Leave a comment

It’s Angela Moore’s Most Wonderful Time of the Year!


Enjoy the designer’s signature line of clothing and accessories, in addition to lovely lines brought over from the Bellevue Avenue boutique, at up to 80% off! Make that list and check it twice!!!

December 4, 2012 at 10:07 am Leave a comment

Secret Santa? Check Out This Fab Find Under $50


How cute are these Lolo bags I spotted at Bellevue Beauty Walk? The little vinyl zip bags can be used as colorful clutches, cute pencil cases, or mighty fine makeup bags.

The majority of the selection at BBW is appropriately nautical-themed (when in Newport…), but to see the whole line, which includes martini glasses, Scottie dogs, bikinis, skulls & crossbones, pineapples, palm trees and more, CLICK HERE


December 3, 2012 at 12:29 am Leave a comment

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

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