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Top 10 Things We’re Thankful For

25 Nov

As we head full force into the holiday season we stopped and took a minute to think about the things that we’re thankful for as a team!

Here is a list of the Top 10 Things that we came up with! (Ok there are really 11… we’re just so thankful this year!)

10. Seeing the ocean everyday on our drive into work.
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9. Our social media followers and friends – you guys make work more fun!

8. Staying connected with our favorite Cat Lady Rachel who blogs from afar in Newport, Rhode Island.
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7. Our amazing vendors who give great customer service, put up with our demanding buyer and play along with our silly antics!
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6. Surfside Diner opening down the street – we’ve been starving for a year!

5. Our blogging and event planning partners that help make our events so special.
Posh Parties, Palm Beach Lately, IT! Events & Media, The Luxe Report Blog

4. Our charitable connections and the people who help us do good things all year long.
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3. A fantastic work environment created by a great boss!
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2. Our families and friends!
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1. Our Super Fabulous “work family” of fashion experts that make going to work everyday truly joyful
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1A. The customers who come back over and over to shop with us! We needed an 11th spot!
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Passing the crown: An Intro to Rapunzel’s Newest Princesses

14 Nov

When we learned of two of our Rapunzel’s princesses were going to be leaving the kingdom of Rapunzel Closet, we couldn’t help but be a little disappointed. But once our tears dried, we realized the silver lining. That meant that we were going to have a new princess joining our Rapunzel Family!

With that, we would like to introduce the newest member of our team. This beautiful brunette is named Christina and she has joined us just in time  for the holidays and to bring a new personal style and fresh fashionable viewpoint to our Palm Beachers.

“I love clothes with sophisticated tailored lines with a dash of edgy jewelery,” says Christina. 

Christina’s Fave Brands: J Brand Jeans and Bourbon and Boweties.

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Now that you’ve met Christina, we think it’s time that Christina met you! So come stop by Rapunzel’s and meet her! She might just might be your fashion soul sister!

Bye for now!

xoxo Rapunzel

Esther Knows Best!

12 Oct

Mama Knows Best-Our Store Mama! Esther!

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This week’s “Mama Knows Best” is a particularly special one. For those of who you frequent our kid’s store, you will most definitely know (and love) our very own Esther Evans! Recognize that last name? She’s Rapunzel’s mother! And as you can see from her retro chic pictures, style certainly runs in this family!

A California girl at heart, Esther knows the importance of a great outfit. We couldn’t help but be envious of her Groucho Marx sweater layered with a collared shirt—so easy to picture this same exact look in one of our favorite fashion blogs. I guess great style really is timeless!

While we don’t have any Marx Brothers memorabilia in our store at the moment, we decided to recreate this preppy look with some of our newest additions to our sales floor! On top, we have the Margaret O’Leary Petit Collared Crew sweater—the best part? It’s a two-fer! No layering necessary!

We thought the Splendid Circle Skirt would be perfect on the bottom. Notice our signature Tkee Flip Flops missing? Have no fear; these shoes are still by our favorite brand! The Tkees Senny’s are our new favorite shoe for the fall and winter months! We think they complement this look by adding to the prepster style!

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What do you think? Did we capture the “Essence of Esther”?

Margaret O’Leary Collar Crew Sweater: $150.00
Splendid Circle Skirt: $88.00
Tkees Sennys: $115.00
Rapunzel’s Jewelry Box Spike Cuff Bangle: $38.00

We Can’t Stop, We Won’t Stop

13 Sep

If you follow any of our social media you know that we’ve been on the road shopping for our upcoming busy season since since mid-July. It’s been a great team effort with staffers from NYC, Palm Beach and San Francisco pitching in to help us out. We’ve also had our fair share of fun – half nekkid cowboys anyone?? Here is a little recap of the past couple months of buying trips! We’re concluding our seasonal buying with a trip to Coterie in NYC next week – we’re sure there will be a lot more laughs and fashiony (is that a word?) pix to come!
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 Magic Show ~ Las Vegas (Kristin, Cowboy & Randi)
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July Swim Show ~ Miami (Steph & Sarah)

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(Steph & Hallie)
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Atlanta Apparel Mart ~ Downtown Atlanta (Steph & Hallie)
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Lost in downtown Atlanta but we made the best of it! (Steph)
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Project Show ~ Vegas – the AG booth – our fav!! (Kristin, Randi, Kelly & Hallie)

Steal This Look: Rihanna

20 Mar

Steal This Look: Rihanna’s Spring Flowers
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Spring has hit Palm Beach. The Island is bustling with Spring Breakers, the temperature is rising, and our wardrobes are quickly getting brighter. For this week’s Steal This Look, we decided to follow suit with the colorful trends and add sone flowers into the mix. Fellow “Island Girl,” Rihanna is not afraid to take a fashion risk, but here she has sweetened her style with this cute floral frock. We chose to “Steal Her Look” this week because of her Island roots and her love of sporting lots of color in her looks.

Like Rihanna, whether you consider yourself a girly-girl or a tomboy, floral prints are accessible for all styles. We decided to feature one of our new favorite dresses, the Parker Lily Dress. This fitted, silk dress is a must-have for Spring and can easily be worn well into the Summer months.
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Throw on a blazer or denim jacket for a daytime look, and lose the outerwear to take it into nighttime. Regardless of how you wear this Parker creation, you’re guaranteed to look the part of a flirty Island girl, no matter where you’re from.

Parker Lily Dress: $242.00
Rapunzel’s Jewelry Box Red and Gold Fringe Pendant: $48.00

For more Steal This Look Pictures check out our Facebook Page!

Closet Gossip: Randi’s Style Obsessions

18 Mar

Contrary to popular belief, not all princesses love pink dresses and diamond tiaras. Randi, aka Rapunzel, is more likely to rock edgy looks comprised of ripped jeans; band t-shirts and Chuck Taylors than her fairy-tale namesake.
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Camouflage is no longer for the rugged duck hunter. The Equipment Sloane Crew Sweater in Desert Storm has just enough of a feminine touch be appealing for even a girly-girl. With the Hudson Krista Crop in the Blondie wash on bottom, this look only needs a simple, dark-toned Love Quotes Scarf. We chose the Espresso color to amp up the “camo” trend.
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For the sake of style, we did a quick-change on top. We replaced the Equipment sweater with the Cotton by Autumn Cashmere Crochet Skull Sweater in Tangelo. The simple front of the sweater is made up by the intricacy of the skull design on the back. If you’ve spent any time in New York recently, you’ll know that this skull design is EVERYWHERE and Randi wanted to make sure that this style was available for her customers. If orange is too far out of your comfort zone, this sweater also comes in Black and Dark Navy.

So if you’re like Randi and would rather be rocking out to Bon Jovi than partaking in preppy princess duties, come pick up some of Randi’s style obsessions. You’ll be the belle of the ball rock show.

Equipment Sloane Crew Sweater in Desert Storm: $298.00
Love Quotes Scarf in Espresso: $88.00
Hudson Krista Crop in Blonde Wash: $216.00
Autumn Cashmere Crochet Skull Sweater in Tangelo: $253.00
Missoni Fringe Scarf in Orange and Purple: $196

Closet Gossip ~ Monica’s Style Obsessions

25 Feb

If you’ve been into the store recently you’ve probably met Monica. We are lucky enough to have her working part-time at Rapunzel’s Closet. Every time she works she brings her free-spirited style. Monica’s picks for this week’s Style Obsessions are ideal for a day dockside in the sun or a casual stroll with her dog Coral; two of her favorite ways to spend her days off.

Lucky for us, Monica was willing to model her favorite pieces for our mini photo shoot. So what did she pick from Rapunzel’s Closet?
blog A new resident to Florida, Monica has quickly learned that dresses are a safe way to beat the Florida heat. She chose to sport the Free People Light Heart Dress in Ivory.  Free People has perfected the modern, bohemian style and used this soft ivory color to bring out the delicate waistline details. The embroidery include a variety of different colors; making it easy to add a complimentary jacket or scarf. You can see why Free People is one of Monica’s favorites!

Monica is also a big fan of “Arm Swag.” The Stacked Bracelets were exactly what she needed to complete this care-free look. If you follow our blog, you’ve seen the variety of different styles these bracelets come in, but Monica chose the Wooden and Gold Bead Bracelets—very much playing into her hippie theme.
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We know you’re a fan of Monica’s look!  Come visit Rapunzel’s and we can help re-create it with these pieces and more! Be sure to ask Monica about Coral!
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Free People Light Heart Dress: $128.00
Stacked Wood and Bead Bracelets: $22.00 Each.

For more of our Style Obsessions stalk our Facebook Page!

Closet Gossip ~ Kristen’s Style Obsessions

18 Feb

Kristen is all about style and comfort, and if she can get both of those characteristics in one piece; she’s going to buy it. When we asked her to pull a few of her favorite style obsessions, she immediately put together an outfit that is comfortable enough be worn throughout the day and stylish enough that you won’t want to take it off before a night out. blog

The key piece in Kristen’s outfit is the Zoe Karssen Bat Tee. The graphic is subtle and spooky. With its pre-washed look, you won’t have to worry about stiff designs or washing delicate prints. This bat won’t fly away on you!
blog Kristen loves the fit of Joe’s Jeans. They use quality fabrics and are known for their great fit and moderate pricing. To go with the pseudo-masculine graphic tee, Kristen picked a pair of distressed Joe’s Rolled Skinny Ankle Crop in Cooper Wash.

Being from North Dakota, it only felt natural for Kristen to add the Splendid Bellini Jacket in Navy. This piece is almost like having two jackets in one—a navy cargo style is layered over a striped hoodie. The Bellini Jacket works great over the graphic because even though it’s double-layered, it looks anything but bulky. Kristen’s outfit is complete and casual cool all the way.

Zoe Karssen Bat Tee (also comes in white with black bat): $75.00
Joe’s RolledSkinny Ankle Crop in Cooper Wash: $165.00
Splendid Bellini Jacket in Navy: $258.00

See more of our staff Style Obsessions on our Facebook Page!

Steal This Look ~ Mrs. Ryan Reynolds

13 Feb

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Every one of us knows a girl who seems to have it all: career, looks, style…former “Sexiest Man Alive” husband. Blake Lively is THAT girl for us! For this week’s Steal This Look feature we borrowed one of the Gossip Girl’s street style looks and did our own Closet Gossip spin on it.

The outfit that got our wheels turning was when Blake wore a form-fitting dress that hits well above the knee, with an oversized boyfriend blazer in a soft neutral color. With the dress being as fitted as it is, Blake was able to successfully tone down the look by pairing it with this blazer. Topping it off with a chunky necklace and neutral shoe makes this ensemble perfect for daytime. Remove the blazer and you’re ready to for a night out.

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Our version of Blake’s outfit consists of one of our favorite brands-Finders Keepers. Their pieces are bright, edgy, affordable and a little sexy—which was exactly what we needed for this look. As opposed to Blake’s basic navy dress, we opted for the fun print of the Finders Keepers, “Know You Now” dress. The pop of geographic pink against the nude sheath makes this dress versatile—a plus for any woman.

Next we added the Vince Blazer in Coastal Blue. Unlike Blake’s oversized boyfriend blazer, this Vince piece is cropped and makes it more wearable for any shape or size. The classic navy tones down the brightness of the dress.

We then added a few of our CC Design beaded necklaces to create the look of Blake’s chunky necklace. All you need to complete this look are some neutral heels or flats, and you’re set for a date with your sexiest man alive.

See you at Rapunzel’s!

XOXO, Closet Gossip Girl

All Looks Available at Rapunzel’s Closet

Finders Keepers Know You Now Dress ~ $185
Vince Classic Navy Blazer ~ $425
CC Design Beaded Necklaces ~ range from $88~$99

For more of our “Steal This Look” Pix click here!

Clost Gossip ~ Ashley’s Style Obessions

11 Feb

Ashley is our store romantic. Her signature style usually consists of light colored delicate fabrics and ultra-feminine cuts.  She has adapted to Palm Beach’s classic styles by incorporating sea oriented themes into her wardrob, a drastic change from her hometown styles of Maryland!

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When we asked Ashley to pick some of her favorite Rapunzel’s items, she immediately thought of what the perfect date outfit would be. Every girl needs a go-to style for a first (or fiftieth) date! With Ashley’s ideal date being one that involves the beach, it’s no wonder her choices are subtly “ocean-minded.”

The Enza Costa Basket Weave Crew Sweater is great for any seaside date. The style is reminiscent of New England cable knits, but is anything but masculine. The slouchy style can easily show off a shoulder—a flirty accessory for any date.

Ashley also picked the Alternative Apparel Double-Date Skirt in navy. The navy color compliments the neutral top and is a complete steal at only $38! Unlike many maxi skirt styles this style is comfortably fitted; thus avoiding any chances of looking too casual.

The outfit is finished off with the large Sea Bag Anchor Tote. These bags are made from recycled sails, which makes these bags sturdy enough for any outdoor activities and big enough to hold everything you would ever need for a beach picnic.

Whether your Valentine’s Day plans include a blind date, a beach date with your hubby, or just drinks with the girls, Rapunzel’s has all the date essentials to make sure this Valentine’s Day is full of style…and chocolate.

Enza Costa Basket Weave Crew-$396
Alternative Apparel Double Date Skirt in Navy $38
Sea Bags Large Anchor Tote – $205

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