Posts tagged ‘The Rhode Show’
I first featured Jude Connally on Stylephile last August. Flirty, fun, functional—the line has immediate appeal. Anchored by bold colors and chic graphic patterns that live in a space somewhere between classic and contemporary, it would be easy to assume Jude Connally is exclusively a summer line, but so many of the silhouettes, including long- and three-quarter length sleeve dresses and tops, can be perfectly paired with tights and boots for a refreshing mid-winter look.
In the past few weeks, I’ve put my new Jude Connally dress, the “Babe” dress with a lattice pattern in green and nay blue, to the test. When you have something in your wardrobe that is so versatile it can be worn to brunch at Zeldas, work meetings, a Providence Restaurant Week dinner and an appearance on The Rhode Show, you know you have a winner. (Just think of the CPW: cost per wear!) Pieces range from $158-$208. Select Jude Connally pieces available at Michael Hayes. To see the entire collection or purchase direct, visit http://judeconnally.com.
We might be ready to raise the winter white flag, but this season is taking no prisoners. So while the cold temperature and seemingly endless snowstorms have their way, we may as well look fabulous as events like the Newport Winter Festival remind us that every snowy cloud has a silver lining! Here’s some winter survival fashion finds that might some in handy as you head to the Ice bar at Polar Pineapples and other festive happenings! Here’s what I brought to The Rhode Show this morning (segment clip will be posted later today). Also, I’m wearing designer Jude Connally, a New Jersey based-designer whose piece are available at Michael Hayes and are made in the USA!
From Potter & Co. (all winter piece are 30% off)
Women’s Aconcagua Puffer Vest by The North Face
The Bowie trapper hat by Pistil features a shiny, quilted shell with insulation while faux fur warms your ears and forehead. Fun, contrast-colored, braided tassels can be tied together or left loose. The crown is lined in quilted satin.
The Pistil Athena scarf is long, lean and super soft. Acrylic yarns have a subtle sheen, and the fringed tassels are exceptionally lengthy.
The Flirt Skinny Yoga Tight (Wildcat) by Kira Grace features extra-long length with an inseam that allows it to flow over the heel, low-rise waistband with body contouring details for a smooth fit, comfortable compression and moisture-wicking fabric with 4-way stretch.
Quilted Burberry jacket in white
Irish wool cap
Embellished cardigan by J. Crew
Elizabeth McKay blouse
The women’s Aliana Lace Up Boot features footbed cushioning that conforms to the shape of the foot for a personalized fit (faux fur)
The women’s Lorraine II Lite Lace Up Boot features ADIPRENE by adidas sport technology cushioning and Hydro-Shield waterproofing construction that keeps the feet dry and comfortable (faux fur)
The mens Trailbreaker Alpine Waterproof Duck Boot are waterproof, constructed with full grain durable leather uppers that are stylish and easy to clean, a padded tongue and collar to help prevent blisters, and Strobel Construction® for forefoot flexibility and a personalized fit.
A leading fair trade artisan jewelry line, Faire Collection (formerly The Andean Collection) accessories are designed in New York and handcrafted by artisans in Ecuador. I wore the above Catalina necklace when Christmas shopping in downtown Newport this past Saturday afternoon. It’s made of tagua and pambil seeds, and sustainably harvested wood. One of the things I like the most about the line, besides being viable and helping third-world artisans with every purchase, is that most pieces can be worn during any season. The Catalina, for example, pairs perfectly with a simple tank in the summer or adds a pop of color when paired with a crisp white tunic.
Green Envy Eco-Boutique, located at 8 Franklin Street in Newport, carries select Faire Collection pieces. To see and shop the entire collection, or get a Faire Collection e-gift card (they make great last minute gifts), CLICK HERE.
Disclosure: Faire Collection provided be with a sample Catalina necklace to experience the texture and quality of the brand.
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
I’m pretty sure I’m not inventing the term “eco-chic,” but it was the first thing that came to mind when I spotted this Tagua Nut Necklace by The Andean Collection at Green Envy in Newport (at their new Franklin Street location). This design is brand new for this fall and is handmade by Fair Trade artisans in Ecuador (owner Rachel Lessne ensures there’s environmental responsibility behind everything in the shop).
Each Andean Collection piece has a card with the artisan’s story and a link where you can see pictures of the exact artistan who made your piece of jewelry–pretty amazing right?! (Imagine if Apple let you see your iPhone creator!!!). The nuts the necklaces take 5 months to sun dry, are hand carved, and finally dyed. I brought a multi-strand necklace very similar to the above one to The Rhode Show on Thursday (click here to see the segment)! Tagua nuts are called “vegetable ivory” because they have the same smooth texture as ivory (and I hope no one is wearing real ivory!). This particular necklace is $98, but the Tagua nut jewelry Green Envy carries starts at just $15.
Collecting a half dozen pairs of shoes for this morning’s Rhode Show gave me an exciting preview of some sassy shoes for great fall looks. I found (and featured) the Persia Tied Mary Jane dress shoes with metallic reptile-embossed leather at Rockport, which is also having an amazing sale right now. The style also comes in beet, all black, black with gold trim, nude and leopard, and all feature adidas adiPRENE® shock absorbing technology, so they’re 4” high but altogether comfortable ($140).
The Presia Zip Shootie by Rockport in leopard also promises to be one of the line’s most popular this season, and it’s easy to see why (also comes in black with gold trim):
There’s also a ton of edgy boots including the Tundra boot by Matt Bernson from Michael Hayes in Newport:
See these and a few more fall shoes on this morning’s Rhode Show!
Olympic excitement is at a fever pitch as the games are just days away—maybe that explains the growing trend of Union Jack accessories (check out this bureau my friend Dani at Seaside Shelter created!) and “Keep Calm and Carry On” interpretations (like the “Keep Cam and Sail On” tee from Island Pursuit I brought on The Rhode Show dubbed a Memorial Day must-have).
Check out this London Vibe bracelet($50) from Newport’s own Angela Moore complete with Union Jacks, Beefeaters and other British icons in royal reds, glowing golds and natty navy. (Matching beaded necklace, $100.)
And these great Alex and Ani bangles from the RI-company’s Team USA Collection (oh, and they’re made in the USA–please take note, Ralph Lauren…):
There will also be lots of fun fashion at the games, including USA’s opening ceremony Ralph Lauren uniforms, Team Great Britain’s Stella McCartney-designed duds, and these eye-catching USA team uniforms.