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Too Kühl for School

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Admittedly, I had never heard of Kühl clothing before I stopped into Island Pursuit a few weeks ago, but I immediately checked it out. Before Kühl, there was Alfwear, a small outdoor hat company co-founded by three skiers and a rock climber. One of the original founders took the brand to the next level as the line evolved into Kühl, punctuated by its signature Jacquard jacket, a Euro-styled Polartec® kuhl_1fleece top that featured the first innovative thumb-loop cuff system and lightweight underarm gussets for comfort and climate control. Inspired by the founders’ adventurous lifestyle (and those with whom they share a similar ethos) Kühl expanded to include pants, shirts, and more that appeal to outdoor enthusiasts.

I don’t want to think about cold temperatures yet either, but as today is the first day of fall, it’s clear they are right around the corner. The best part about Kühl pieces for women at Island Pursuit is that the jackets and vests are made from high-performance fabrics without sacrificing style. The KÜHL Kozet Vest and Full-Zip Sweater ($109) both feature a beautiful wool blend body fabric (with a unique texture) and a second fabric on the side panels which offers an extra range of motion for

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freedom of movement. Even better, “flat lock” stitching increases strength while reducing the bulk. The Grace Long Sleeve Shirt ($55) is super soft and equally flattering as it has gentle rushing across the front and is made with 57% Wildfibre Organic Cotton and a touch of Spandex for stretch and shape retention. Then there’s the Salza dress, a rendition of the long sleeve tee with front and back slimming princess lines and an adjustable wrap belt for multiple styles ($65).

Men will love the Kollusion Jacket made from waterproof/breathable fabric with Polyurethane coating and synthetic wax—perfect to keep in a dry light rain and on cold, dry snow days ($149). The Kommando Crew Shirt ($50-$55) is 100% organic cotton and has useful features like a zip stash pocket and thumbloops. Flannel-style long sleeve shirts ($59-$79) are anything but typical with technical ELUXUR fabric at the yoke, collar and cuffs and for comforting warmth a technical Hollow-core fabric everywhere else.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special offer Island Pursuit is offering Newport Stylephile readers: Use coupon code NEWPORTSTYLE to get 20% of your entire purchase at Island Pursuit. The fine print: 20% off applies to in-store and online purchases from now until November 1st. Offer is only valid on regular price items and cannot be combined with any other offer. When shopping online, get free shipping on all orders over $100.

 

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Kuhl Maverik Long Sleeve Shirt

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This post has been sponsored by Island Pursuit. All opinions expressed are independent and my own. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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September 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm Leave a comment

Out of Pocket Style

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I love when I discover a new line I have never heard of here in Newport. When I was recently in Island Pursuit, I spotted bright and bold LSA_Girl_Product-Image_1024x1024super soft cotton tees for women with eye-catching pockets by a company called “Frocket.” Turns out, Frocket is the brainchild of a Dallas designer duo dedicated to “prep apparel, half-cut iced tea, Adirondack chairs, Highway 30A and our feet in the sand.” Trade the ice tea for a Dark n’ Story and Highway 30A for Ocean Drive and you have a style consistent with Newport sass.

“Frocket” comes from the mash-up of “front pocket,” the area the company highlights with patterns ranging from chevron and anchors to plaids, polka dots and paisleys. The line includes long and short sleeve t-shirts, tanks, shorts, women’s v-neck dresses, totes and more. This time of year is perfect for the long-sleeve tee—perfectly comfortable as they’re made of 100% ring-spun cotton, are preshrunk and soft-washed washed ($40.00). Frocket, along with a ton of stylish lines can be found at Island Pursuit.

Don’t forget to take advantage of the special offer Island Pursuit is offering Newport Stylephile readers: Use coupon code NEWPORTSTYLE to get 20% of your entire purchase at Island Pursuit. The fine print: 20% off applies to in-store and online purchases from now until November 1st. Offer is only valid on regular price items and cannot be combined with any other offer. When shopping online, get free shipping on all orders over $100.

 

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This post has been sponsored by Island Pursuit. All opinions expressed are independent and my own. For sponsorship opportunities, click here.

September 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Hey Y’all: Meet Southern Tide

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What happens when a Southern boy with a penchant for simple, classic style blends his fashion senses with old Southern culture and lifestyle? Southern Tide. The brand, known for quality craftsmanship, clean lines, classic design and rich heritage, has grown by leaps and bounds since Allen Stephenson launched it in 2006 with not more than a single polo idea and a dream. Since then, the line has grown to include more than 750 fine retailers in 45 states across the U.S. including Island Pursuit here in Newport.

Southern-TideOnce limited to simply producing a simple men’s “Skipjack Polo,” the Southern Tide collection has expanded to now include mens and ladies pieces including Skipjack Polos for her; ladies’ tees and shorts; mens and ladies Flipjacks; “Channel Marker” khaki pants and shorts; “RT-7” pants, chinos and jeans; mens sport shirts and sweaters; and “Skipjack Boxers,” hats, t-shirts, belts and various accessories. Many styles are also available for in kids sizes and there’s a Bed and Bath Collection with bedding, towels, and more, all with Southern Tide’s icons fish logo.

There’s also an expansive Collegiate Collection which features Southern Tide branded pieces emblazoned with college and university colors, logos, mascots (There’s too many participating schools to name them all—CLICK HERE to see if your alma mater is on the list!)

To give you an idea of price points, men’s t-shirts start around $38, polos start around $78, sport shirts around $99, sweaters and pullovers around $89 and jeans around $99. Women’s t-shirts are around $34, blouses around $89-$99, and accessories strating around $22. But with coupon code: NEWPORTSTYLE, get 20% of your entire purchase at Southern Tide at Island Pursuit. The fine print: 20% off applies to in-store and online purchases from now until November 1st. Offer is only valid on regular price items and cannot be combined with any other offer. When shopping online, get free shipping on all orders over $100.Southern Tide Classic Button down

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September 8, 2014 at 2:01 pm Leave a comment

Endless Summer: Shopping & Sales Island Pursuit

photo 4bIf I had my way, I’d pump the brakes on summertime and extend my favorite season by another month or two, but since that isn’t in the cards, it’s best to focus on the spoils of the months ahead: idyllic late summer temperatures, a quieter vibe, and amazing seasonal sales!

I stopped into Island Pursuit over the weekend and seeing awesome TOMS shoes 30% off (including tiny and youth sizes), tons of mens shorts and swimwear on sale including a huge selection of Southern Tide, and womens classic long sleeve and three-quarter sleeve St. James tops made fall’s eminent arrival exciting. I never realized how may unique lines Island Pursuit carries. Sure, there’s well known favorites like Sperry, Vans, Barbara Gerwit, Henri Lloyd, Tommy Bahama and Quiksilver, but there are fresh, emerging lines like: johnnie-o,  bags and totes by Lindsey Tia (see the anchor tote at top!), Kuhl, Tracy Negoshian, Frocket, The Belted Cow, Spartina 449, Bugatchi and more.  I’ll be featuring some of these in the coming weeks, but in the mean time, take a virtual look at what’s in the Newport store (there’s also Island Pursuit shops in Sarasota, FL, Sanibel FL and Chatham MA).

Shopping online?Use coupon code NEWPORTSTYLE for 20% of your entire purchase and don’t forget: free shipping on all orders over $100! https://www.islandpursuit.com

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August 25, 2014 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

The (Maybe Not So) New “It” Bag: JPK Paris

“I just got a JPK bag!” my friend squealed recently. “A what bag?” I asked. “A JPK, from like, Paris.” I had no idea what she was talking about until she showed me with glee. The simple bucket satchel with chunky, shiny gold hardware engraved with the “JPK Paris 75” signature logo was beautiful, simple, and functionally elegant. It reminded me of some Michael Kors bags, but definitely with their own distinct identity. Ever since, I’ve been spotting them on fashionable shoulders everywhere, including here in Newport. If you love Longchamp and Hervé Chapelier, you’ll love JPK.

To no surprise, JPK Paris 75 bags are available online and in better department stores including Nordstrom, Saks and Macy’s, but I just stumbled upon a JPK jackpot at Island Pursuit on Thames Street. There they were: shelves lined with purple, lavender, fuchsia, olive, cream, red, black, brown and navy bags—all in high density ballistic nylon or cotton canvas, and most were at the $165 price point.

Typically bucket bags can be black holes where searching for your wallet, lip gloss or cell phone can be an Olympic sport, but the JPK bucket includes two zipper pockets, two pockets with magnetic closures and two cell phone pockets. Want a preview of the Fall ’11 line? Click here!

Photo at top courtesy JPK Paris 75, photo above, NewportStylephile.com

July 13, 2011 at 7:30 am Leave a comment

Boat Show Style Explained…

The Newport International Boat Show kicks off tomorrow, welcoming thousands of visitors from around the region and right here in our backyard to admire the newest sailboats, powerboats, equipment, to attend seminars, mix and mingle and more. It’s the largest in-water boat show in the Northeast and it doesn’t mess around. But it’s more than just jaw-dropping vessels and rolls of rope – there are tons of fashionable exhibitors showcasing stylish accessories and practical must haves, including Style Newport, Francesca Joy and Ella Vickers, to name few. As the temperature changes throughout the day, the breeze can pick up off the water, and hopping all those yachts can be taxing. Dressing smart and the part takes a little thought. Here’s our boat show style tips, trends and essentials:

Hint at a high seas luxury with a classic striped boatneck top, also known as a French sailor shirt. Versions of this beloved look have been spotted recently at Island Outfitters, Island Pursuit and Potter & Co.

Add an extra layer of warmth with a comfortable fleece vest or light jacket (find a nice selection of both at Helly Hansen, Patagonia on Thames and Team One Newport)  and/or a great scarf (a ton to choose from at Ericka Zap).

There are a ton of handouts, samples and information by exhibitors, so in lieu of cramming everything in the provided bag, bring (or buy!) a roomy, sailcloth tote like this one from the fabulous Ella Vickers.

The most valuable fashion advice we can give you though, is this: wear flat or nearly flat, comfortable, easy to get on, easy to get off shoes as almost all boat brokers request you remove your shoes before boarding. Not to worry; “flat” and “comfortable” won’t force you to sacrifice style, as evidenced by the a wall of Tory Burch flats at spotted at Michael Hayes, and tons of other lines at Sole Desire.

Tickets and infomation about the Newport International Boat Show, September 16-19,can be found at: www.newportboatshow.com

September 15, 2010 at 11:36 am 4 comments

This Weekend: Annual Lower Thames Street Stroll

In a toast to autumn’s arrival, Lower Thames Street comes alive this Saturday and Sunday with music and entertainment, dining deals, and discounts at more than a dozen unique shops and galleries. The heart of Newport’s working waterfront, Lower Thames Street is also home to five marinas, historic properties, museums and bed and breakfasts. Below is a list of some of the deals and steals not to miss during this weekend’s much anticipated stroll:

Thames Glass Glassblowing Studio & Gallery (668 Thames Street): Watch glassblowing or make your own hand blown glass ornament.  Mention the stroll and get $10 off a $50 purchase of hand blown glass vases, ornaments and more. Open M-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5.

Frazzleberries (475 Thames Street) Celebrating 13 years in business, the country store with housewares, candles, custom signs and nautical knickknacks is offering storewide savings of 13% off.

Patagonia on Thames (468 Thames Street) Mention the stroll and get 15% off purchases $100+ and 20% off purchases $250+, on full price, current retail products (discount excludes items already on sale). Open Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5.

All Fired Up Pottery (452 & 662 Thames Street) Watch pottery being made, enjoy a cup of hot cider and take 10% off your entire purchase.

Gioni Originals (452 Thames Street) Check out the artist onsite creating original works from vintage and contemporary Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones, and take 10% off store-wide.

Erica Zap (477 Thames Street) Cider and refreshments all weekend at the  shop of contemporary, eclectic and ethnic finds. 15% off giftware and handbags (excludes sale items).

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Down Under Jewelry (479 Thames Street) Find homemade seasonal treats and savings at this jewelry store that carries famed lines including Alexis Bittar, Echo and the Dreamer, Me & Ro, Wendy Mink and more. Mention the stroll and receive 20% off your entire purchase (excludes sale items). Open Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5.

Cabbage Rose (493 Thames Street) Tops, bottoms, dresses, Paul Frank t’s, denim by Dollhouse, shoes and accessories—take an extra 10% off all merchandise, including sale items.

Island Pursuit (364 Thames Street) Nautically-inspired frocks for and men and women reduced for the fall sale! Open Sun.-Thurs., 10-6, Fri. and Sat.10-9.

Tropical Gangsters (375 Thames Street) Funky fashion and accessories for women offered with a 15% off stroll discount Open Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-6.

NRF Museum Store (415 Thames Street)You may not be an heiress but you can own something inspired by one here. 10% off regularly priced merchandise.

International Yacht Restoration School (449 Thames Street) The legacy of


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Shipwrights in training at IYRS

shipbuilding past and future lives at IYRS. Receive 20% off merchandise at the Visitor Center, open from 10-5.

Revel in family friendly entertainment and events for all ages all weekend, not to mention a host of savory dining deals at some of the best restaurants in the City-by-the-Sea. For a full (printer -friendly) line up, click here.

October 21, 2009 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

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