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Steal This Look ~ Gingham Style

24 Apr

Steal This Look: Gingham Style

blogGingham fabric is reminiscent of the retro, preppy styles of the sixties and seventies. The short shorts, tied-up tops, and penny loafers were as American as baseball and apple pie, and they are making a come-back right here in Palm Beach’s Rapunzel’s Closet.

We draw our inspiration from this vintage shot of three lovely ladies on what appears to be a girly day trip. The “sportiness” of the outfit we created is ideal for any outdoor activities that you’ve got planned. The light fabrics promise to beat the heat and humidity of the summer months.
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When wearing a printed bottom, particularly shorties like these Benson Seersucker Shorts, you want to keep the top relatively basic. We chose the Crop Mesh Top by Michael Stars to offset the print on bottom, and added a little color with a Love Quotes Scarf, a decorative accessory during the day, and useful shoulder wrap for later on.

Finish off the outfit with your favorite pair of Tkees and you’re ready for a beach-side picnic. Just don’t forget the sunscreen!

Benson Seersucker Short in Light Blue: $98.00
Michael Stars Crop Mesh Top: $64.00
Love Quotes Scarf  in Aquavit: $88.00

Steal This Look ~ Penny Lane

6 Feb

Penny Lane is in our ears and in our eyes…

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The 70’s seem like a downright trippy time. During this decade the Vietnam War came to an end, the pet rock was invented, and Farrah Fawcett was posted on nearly every teenage boy’s bedroom wall.  The rise of the “flower child” also took place during these years. It is within these eccentric times that we find our inspiration for our next “Steal this Look” blog.  We are digging the character made famous by Kate Hudson’s Penny Lane from Almost Famous.

As she follows her favorite rock band throughout their tour, Penny Lane is constantly rocking the quintessential hippie trends. At Rapunzel’s Closet we have everything you need to play up your inner groupie goddess, minus her famous suede shearling jacket!

We pulled some of our favorite items from the store to show how easy it is to create an ensemble that is just as at home in modern day South Florida as it would be riding the Stillwater tour bus in 1973!
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Jen’s Pirate Booty is our first pick. The Padang backless top in ivory looks great with light wash denim. The AG Pixie Cutoffs pictured here are a staple in every South Florida girl’s wardrobe. For a touch of color we added the Love Quotes linen scarf in Espresso. To complete this look, we suggest a pair of nude boots. Flip flops may not be the best choice when you never know what kind of venues your favorite rock band will be playing at!

Our favorite part about our second outfit is the Free People Lima hooded cardigan. The Southwest-inspired print looks great over a body-con dress or even with a pair of distressed denim jeans. For a dressier look, we put the cardigan over a cotton Minnie Rose Tank Dress in black. Because we love our accessories, we added the Gorjana Barrington belt around the waist. To top off the look we added one of our CC Design Stone Necklaces. The earthy look of these accessories is ideal for any flower child look.

Also pictured is a Dogeared tote with the phrase “Eat Bread,” perfect for the everyday vegetarian, and even the every-other-day vegetarian. The comfy pillow next to it is the Fresco Towels 24×24 pillow. These terry cloth cloth pillows are perfect for indoor or outdoor use and are a necessity after a long day of fun in the sun.

So check your local concert venues and come into Rapunzel’s to get your outfits ready. And remember in the words of Penny Lane, “You’re not a groupie, you’re a Band Aid.”

Outfit One:
Jen’s Pirate Booty Padang top: $264.00
AG Pixie Cutoff short: $154.00
Love Quotes Scarf in Espresso: $88.00

Outfit Two:
Free People Lima cardigan: $168.00
Minnie Rose Cotton Tank Dress: $118.00
Gorjana Barrington Belt: $58.00
CC Design necklace: $88.00

Also pictured:
Dogeared Tote: $30.00
Fresco Towels 24×24 pillow: 128.00

New Arrivals from AG Jeans, T-bags and Juicy Couture!

20 Oct

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New to ShopRapunzels.com – The Ex-Boyfriend Cropped Jean from Adriano Goldschmied

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This Juicy Couture Silk and Jersey Jumpsuit is great for fall – tuck the pants into high boots or wear them with stilettos.  Throw on a tailored blazer or a big chunky sweater for a day or night look.

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What girl doesn’t need a Love Quotes Scarf in every color?  Stay warm this fall with this chic linen and viscose scarf.

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The Rapunzel’s Girls LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this T-Bags Beaded Applique Tee – it’s effortless and sexy without being too overdone.  Tuck it into a pencil skirt for a dressy look or layer it over leggings for a girl’s night out!

Weekly Favs

10 Aug

Juicy Couture Smocked Terry Tube Dress

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Vince Rolled Sleeve Cardigan

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Love Quotes Scarf

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Top Secret Sexy Back Tube

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What’s a Curvier Girl To Do?

4 Feb

The Right Jean Fit for that Curvier Body!

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Guest Blogger of the week: Juliette Louis

ShopRapunzels.com Web Manager

Working in an office full of beautiful girls, none of whom are above a size 28 jean, it can sometimes be hard (or intimidating!) to get advice on the right fit for my size 30/31 figure. But after 3 ½ years of trying on the great selection of jeans, from 1921 Jeans to William Rast, that we carry at Rapunzel’s, I must say that I’ve finally settled on the brands and styles that most complement my body and that fit my varying style moods. For starters, my day-in, day-out absolute fav is Paige Jeans. The Hollywood Hills Bootcut style in a medium paige2or dark wash works perfectly with pretty much anything. For a casual day look, I pair mine with a simple LNA tee, a little cardigan like the Juicy Couture Striped Cardi and some easy flats like the Dolce Vita Devas. What I love about this cut is that the Hollywood Hills come up a little higher than the Laurel Canyon style which is great for avoiding the dreaded “muffin top” affect. Something to remember however, Paige Jeans run a bit small (particularly in the darker washes) and many of us have to go up a size. The fit is so great it’s well worth the bump to the morale though! Plus, Paige Gellar, who started Paige Jeans four years ago, was a long time fit model for almost all the major jean labels out there today, so she really knows a thing or two about how a jean should fit. Her struggle and subsequent recovery from an eating disorder has made her a role model for embracing your inner beauty and her line reflects her desire to create jeans for every”body.”img_50902

 I think it’s a myth that curvier girls can’t wear skinny jeans. It’s really about finding a good fit, balancing out the proportions with the right top and having the confidence to pull it all off! My staple skinny jeans are the 7 for All Mankind Roxanne jeans in the New York Dark Wash. These jeans are super stretchy and their 13″ leg opening is skinny enough to stuff into boots but still wide enough to look good with a pair of ballerina slippers. (Or try the similar Edie style which has an extra 1″ at the leg opening!) The only downside to these jeans is their lower rise which sometimes shows off a little too much of my Hanky Pankies (!) but that’s easily remedied by wearing longer tops. And the right type of top is something like the Joie Alicia tank, which has a looser fit and looks great either loosely tucked in or left out and flowy with. A fun Love Quotes Scarf adds a punch of color and this outfit (paired with some heels) easily moves from day to night!

My latest pick is the very fashion forward (thank you Katie Holmes!) Current/Elliot boyfriend jeans. It’s about time that the loose, holey, completely worn out jeans that I want to throw on everyday can now be dressed up and worn right into the office (okay, okay, only if you have a job in an equally fashion forward office!) And how great img_50704is it that my usual size 30 self can go down to a 29 and know that I could even fit the 28 if I really wanted to? Love it! I find myself wearing these most with gladiator sandals like the Sam Edelman Ginnies, and some girlie top like his 7 for All Mankind Epaulette blouse. The real trick to pulling off these jeans is to remember that they are essentially supposed to be your boyfriend’s jeans and you need to counterbalance their boyish fit with your more feminine accessories (a little lace top, a great pair of heels, etc.) They do run big and they are supposed to be baggy, so be sure pair them with tops that are a little more fitted and shoes that aren’t too heavy looking!

 At the end of the day, there’s nothing more unflattering than jeans that don’t fit properly. Keep in mind that chances are good that you are different jean sizes in different styles/brands, so don’t get caught up sticking to one size. With all the great options out there, there really is no excuse for not finding something fabulous that will work with your unique body type and particular fashion sensibility!

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