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If there’s one sunny side to summer heading towards it’s final weeks, it’s the end-of-season sales here in Newport. These are just some of the fabulous fashion and accessories I found in the super-chic City-by-the-Sea that’s ON SALE so I had to bring the loot to The Rhode Show this morning:
From Michael Hayes
Isaac Mizrahi Janis pumps in linen, was $145, now $101.50
Trina Turk dual layer case for iPhone 5, was $40, now $28
Diane Von Furstenberg dual layer case for iPhone 5, was $40, now $28
Vegan purse by Cornelia Guest, was $163, now $81.50
Via Spiga Paula pumps in nude patent leather, was $198, now $99
From Sara Campbell
Printed graphic top, was $118, now $79 PLUS an additional 40% off
Rose Jacquard dress with ¾ sleeves, was 338, now $229 PLUS an additional 40% off
Dupioni silk double wrap dress, was $378, then $99, now $239 PLUS an additional 40% off
Jack Rogers Bahamas Navajo jelly shoes, 25% off
Lilly Pulitzer dress, was $298, now 50% off (LEFT)
Men’s polos by Vineyard Vines and Johnnie-O’s, buy one get the second half off
Men’s shorts by Krass & Co., buy one get the second half off
Last spring, I spotted a dress at Michael Hayes that I loved AND looked as comfortable as it felt. I investigated the label and it was new to me—Jude Connally. Just a few months later, I complimented a friend at an event in Newport on her colorful and covetable ensemble. “Thanks, it’s Jude Connally,” she revealed. There and then, I knew I needed to get the skinny on this line.
Eponymously named for founder Jude Connally Zimmerman, an FIT grad with more than two decades in the fashion biz under her belt, the line of dresses and tops ranging from $148-$178 is described as “a modern collective of vibrant prints and soft silhouettes that makes every day dressing for women easy, expressive and fun.”
Apart from its bright, modern prints, I love Jude Connally’s versatile fabric that’s internationally chosen to wash and wear (if you’re a fan of J. McLaughlin, the fabric feels similar), plus it’s universally flattering. Also, the line is manufactured in Manhattan, right in the heart of it all. In Newport, you can find Jude Connally at Michael Hayes, plus more that 400 specialty boutiques nationwide (at shops that carry somewhat similar line including Lilly Pulitzer and Tory Burch). Check it out:
Photos from judeconnally.com
Even the heartiest New Englander groans at forecasts that include word like “arctic” and “frigid,” and with more than 30″ of fallen snow in Newport this season, a mid-winter getaway is sounding just about heavenly. No fashion line is more bright and sunny than Lilly Pulitzer, and the following sneak peek at the Spring 2013 collection will inspire warm thoughts for the promise of spring. Pieces from the collection will be arriving at Island Outfitters soon, and with JetBlue’s new daily service to sunny Florida from T.F. Green, you can have that piña colada with the sand between your toes in a snap!
Lilly Pulitzer and Newport go together like peas and carrots, so what better way to build your LP wardrobe than when these timeless pieces are on super-sale! I scored a few great deals and am anxiously awaiting my pink package to arrive on the doorstep.
There’s a range of inventory and sizes left, and Lilly is still offering free shipping. CLICK HERE to get started. Shop on, my friends!
The Newport Flower Show Opening Night Party, the ceremonial kick off to Newport’s robust social season, unfolds this Friday evening at Rosecliff. Traditionally the festive al fresco fête draws a spirited crowd dressed in their summertime finery—expect plenty of seersucker and Nantucket reds for him, Lilly Pulitzer (pictured above) and Milly for her, and plenty of head-turning looks in-between. This year’s theme: Salsa! A Celebration of Latin Cultures, should also tempt partygoers to don their most colorful and vibrant duds like this floral number from White House Black Market:
And crisp whites like this Alexia Admor jacquard dress from Sunya (perfect for statement shoes and a fabulous fascinator!)
For more info on the Newport Flower Show and its events, CLICK HERE.
Is that Lilly Pulitzer? On clearance? It was instead, Ann Taylor, but it was equally lovely and a bargain at $10. I found this little dirt cheap gem at the newly opened Labels for Less in Middletown (next to Custom House Coffee on Aquidneck Avenue). The shop (formerly known at Sportswear, etc.) relocated from Portsmouth and has some great staples (khakis for him, comfy sweats, t-shirts, jeans) from brands including Ralph Lauren, J. Jill, Eddie Bauer, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Woolrich and more.
Considering the forecast, the women’s water resistant New Englander Rain Jacket by Charles River (at right) might come in handy for just $49.99 (x-small—3XL), and it comes in toddler and youth sizes as well for $29.99.
Loved the men’s flat front (thank God!) Ralph Lauren Polo Chino in khaki, stone and navy (sz. 34-42) for just $28 and the men’s Woolrich 3x dry cotton dobby long-sleeve shirt (water repellent, quick dry, stain resistant…virtually indestructible) for $29.99. Prices are already low, and right now you’ll find steeper discounts as part of the end of summer clearance!