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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

Did Someone Say “THE Sample Sale” Starts Tomorrow?


If you’re not familiar with angela Moore style, I live tweeted and posted on Facebook looks from their fashion show last month. Here’s the pro shots from photographer Kate Lucey from the show:

Miss Rhode Island Jessica Marfeo (left) and 2007 Miss Rhode Island Ashley (Bickford) Karger wearing Southern Frock and Tracy Negoshian

Miss Rhode Island Jessica Marfeo (left) and 2007 Miss Rhode Island Ashley (Bickford) Karger wearing Southern Frock and Tracy Negoshian

Carolyn Van Petten wearing Manuel Canovas

Carolyn Van Petten wearing Manuel Canovas

NBC Sports Anchor Frank Carpano and his wife Kathy wearing Manuel Canovas

NBC Sports Anchor Frank Carpano and his wife Kathy wearing Manuel Canovas

Angela Moore and ATP Tennis Stars Dennis Kudla and Tim Smyczek

Angela Moore and ATP Tennis Stars Dennis Kudla and Tim Smyczek

August 14, 2013 at 10:23 am 2 comments

Obsessed: Sperry Tuckerfish Thong Sandal

ImageFlip flops are like socks: over the years, you tend to acquire quite a few pairs–good quality ones, old favorites, and cheapies, like the ones you buy for a $1 when you get a fresh pedicure and forgot to BYO flippies. They’re also like socks because it’s not uncommon for one of the pair to go missing. How? The question is never answered, but it does give us an excuse to invest in a new pair.

As I was walking past Helly Hansen last week, I stopped in my tracks after spotting the Women’s Tuckerfish Thong Sandal by Sperry in the window. Classic braided nautical rope detail with Wave Siping™ technology that provides ultimate wet/dry traction make it the perfect pair to wear to a lobster bake, out sailing, to the beach, or bumming around town. The Sperry Women’s Tuckerfish Thong Sandal retails for $50 and rope colors come in black, white (as shown), navy, red, neon green, neon blue and neon salmon. (BTW: this is a new shoe, and it seems to cost $50 across the board, even online at Zappos, Peltz, Polyvore, etc., so if you’re going to pick them up, buy local.)

May 22, 2013 at 11:41 am 8 comments

Tuesday Throwback: JFK and Jackie Hit the Links in Newport


Even if the temperature has been yo-yoing quite a bit, the sun been shining and I know plenty of people chomping at the bit to hit the links (i.e. Master’s fever). Whether you fantasize about the coveted green jacket being bestowed on you at Augusta or simply play best ball with a frosty beverage at every hole, get your golf style inspiration from this classic image of Jackie and JFK on  a putting green at the Newport Country Club on Sept. 14, 1963 (you can see the NCC blue and red pin flag in the color pic below.) Also in the photo is Washington Post senior editor Ben Bradlee and his wife Tony. Note Jackie’s stylish yellow cigarette pants, cream sweater over a navy blue polo, and hat. Check out the video below as well.

Jackie O_JFK_ golf Newport

April 2, 2013 at 9:23 am Leave a comment

Lauren Conrad’s Newport Inspiration…


Designer and author Lauren Conrad first caught the public eye as a fun-loving burgeoning fashionista on MTV’s Laguna Beach. Fans followed her adventures on Conrad’s spinoff hit, The Hills, which, in addition to documenting her love life and friendship drama, traced her experiences while attending LA’s Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM).

After gaining some industry know how while interning at Teen Vogue and fashion PR house People’s Revolution, Conrad was inspired to launch her own fashion line, LC Lauren Conrad, in collaboration with Kohl’s department stores.

(Oh, and I’ve been authorized to share with you an exclusive 10% off blogger code for You can use BLOGS10 until May 10th. CLICK HERE to see the new collection.)

But it’s Conrad’s recently released collection, Paper Crown, that’s caught my eye. Not only are the pieces chic, refreshing and affordable, they each bare nautically-influenced names or take a cue from local coastal communities, 7291338including Newport, Jamestown, Nantucket, Providence and more. I wanted to find out more about what inspired the designer to name her pieces after coastal enclaves in our neck of the woods, so I asked Conrad and here’s what she told me:

NS: What is the inspiration behind the Paper Crown line, and how does it differ from other collections you’ve has designed? paper crown is a collection that I passionately design. I love the femininity of the collection but also the versatility of the pieces as well. There is a style for every occasion; party dresses for a night out, blouses that can be worn to the office or dressed up and paired with a beautiful skirt.  

NS: What is the story behind the name ‘Paper Crown’? When I was little, I would play dress up at my grandmothers. Instead of elaborate trunks of clothes, we would take beautiful raw materials and make very intricate paper crowns.  paper crown is a direct reflection of my youth; I use beautiful, raw materials to make something even more beautiful.
NS: Finally, the collection has a decidedly coastal feel and pieces are fittingly named after iconic nautical towns, including Newport (RI). Have you been to Newport or any of these New England gems? Is coastal/nautical style a personal favorite? You’re exactly right: all of these towns in New England are gems!  I grew up on the (West) Coast and definitely find much of my style comes from coastal / nautical inspirations.  We have a Newport, CA that I am very familiar with but hope to spend some time in Newport (RI) soon!

Thanks, Lauren! Readers–see the Newport, Jamestown, Nantucket pieces and more below, and to see the collection in its entirety, CLICK HERE.  

ImageStar Blouse + Newport Sequin Skirt

ImageJamestown Top + Jib Shorts

ImageNew Haven Dress

ImageDuxbury Dress

ImageMontauk Sequin Dress

ImageNantucket Dress


March 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm 1 comment

Fish On for Mahi Gold!

There’s a kinship among those who savor New England summers; a shared desire to slow the hands of time during the season all the while enjoying the simpler spoils of summer: soft serve from a humble ice cream stand, chilled white wine at sunset and soft fabrics on sun-kissed skin. Mahi Gold celebrates this passion for coastal living. The decidedly unfussy line by Becky & Mike Gorman is inspired by summers on Cape Cod, embracing simple silhouettes and pleasing color palates.

I was recently at Island Pursuit on Thames Street and spotted some totally covetable Mahi Gold pieces including a simple shift dress, tank dress, maxi and skirts (man made with organic cotton)—all with a subtle signal flag pattern. There were also pieces for him—tee’s, swimsuits and more.

Gotta love this about Mahi Gold too:  Born on the beach. Made in the U.S.A.

Click more for more images…


July 26, 2012 at 8:09 am 1 comment

Susana Monaco Brings Bang for the Buck

If you have pieces by Susana Monaco hanging in your closet, you already know the line is well-crafted, long lasting, and super comfortable. A Jersey girl at heart (that’s why we love her!), Susana’s father was an engineer and tailor, so fine form and flattering the female silhouette is not only important, but ingrained when it comes to the designer’s approach.Susana Monaco doesn’t come cheap, but there’s a reason her tank tops, bottoms, dresses and swimwear always look outstanding ($75 – $200 on average)—good craftsmanship.

Newport’s Chace N’Lulu on Bowen’s Wharf carries the line, and just let fans know the new Susana Monaco pleated romper is in at $168 in red or navy blue, and there may still be some fab pieces on the sale rack! Happy spring shopping!

March 31, 2012 at 12:00 am Leave a comment

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