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Steal This Look ~ Marilyn Monroe

26 Jun

Steal This Look: Sweet Norma Jean
“I’m very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.” –Marilyn Monroe

blog One of the most iconic women of all time, Marilyn Monroe, will be the inspiration for this week’s Steal This Look blog. Although Ms. Monroe passed away over fifty years ago, her timeless style and beauty has kept her at the forefront of modern popular culture.

With countless images to choose from, we chose one of the last images of Marilyn ever taken. During a photo shoot by photographer, George Barris, Marilyn surprised us by covering up a bit by wearing an oversized sweater as she frolicked along Santa Monica Beach. blog
In order to recreate this iconic look, we chose the Goddis Liv Wrap Sweater in the soft neutral tones.. Whether you throw this sweater over a bathing suit after a day at the beach, or choose to pair it with a tank and linen pants, it’s soft tones and comfy shape make this Goddis item an ideal addition to any Rapunzel shopper’s collection.

Not enough pop culture for you? We’ve also started selling coffee table books which are perfect additions to any living space! Since Marilyn is our featured inspiration, we are including two of our Marilyn-based books that are currently on sale!

Goddis Liv Wrap Sweater: $229.00
An Evening with Marilyn: $60.00
Marilyn by Bert Stern and Norman Miller: $69.99

What’s in Our Overnight Bag ~ July 4th Getaway

25 Jun

We know you’ve been making a mental packing list for your 4th of July weekend getaway since Memorial Day came and went. We thought we’d share our packing list for the perfect holiday getaway plus a couple gift ideas for the bonfire hosts no matter where you’re going!
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Vince Drawstring Shorts, Persimmon $145
Equipment Mina Sleeveless Anchor blouse $188
Preppy: Cult Ivy Style Coffee Table Book $45

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SOFT Joie Daria V-neck Tunic $118
TKEES Sheers 03 $50
Bourbon & Boweties Agate Tassel Necklace $70

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Peace Love World Hooked on Love Hoodie $158
Free People Cargo Shorts $68
Stacked Bracelets ~ assorted- $31-$39

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Sundry Palm Tree Tank $66
AG Jeans Ankle Leggings ~ Pigment Peach $168
Ultimate Tropical Coffee Table Book $24.95

Spotlight Item ~ Rachel

24 Jun

Rachel’s Spotlight Item: Show Me Your Mumu Sarah Swing Tank
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It didn’t take me more than two seconds to pick out my Spotlight Item. The Show Me Your Mumu Sarah Swing Tank is, hands down, my favorite item we have in the store!

While pink is not a color that you’ll often find in my wardrobe, this Barbie-like top is definitely something I can see myself picking to wear for a night out with the girls. I’d choose distressed cut-off shorts or perhaps my favorite white jeans to pair with it. Since the top by itself makes quite a few statements, I would keep my accessories minimal. The less outfit choices I have to make, the better off I am!

Stop into Rapunzel’s Closet and see what your Spotlight Item says about you!

Show Me Your Mumu Sarah Swing Tank: $118.00

Essie Excitement

18 Jun

We don’t know what it is about the release of Essie’s latest collection that gets us so excited. We discuss all the colors in depth, read the descriptions of what each shade is all about, and immediately book an appointment for our next pedicure (obvs.) Just when we think that we can’t live a day without Bottle Service Pink or DJ Play that Song Purple on our toes a new color comes and captures our heart! The Summer 2013 Essie “Naughty Nautical” Collection has everything we need for our fun in the sun activities! As an added bonus, these colors all have a hint of shimmer to change up our Summer nail trends. We’ve got them all in stock so come pick out your favorite shade before the Rapunzel’s Gals snap them all up! See you at the Nail Salon!
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Colors from left to right all $8:
Naughty Nautical
Rock the Boat
Sunday Funday
The Girls Are Out
Full Steam Ahead
The More the Merrier

Spotlight Item ~ Kristen

3 Jun

Shopping at Rapunzel’s Closet is quite an experience. Our main goal is to keep our Palm Beach customers stylish! We’ve been doing just that for over ten years!!  With so many fabulous options to choose from, it can be easy to miss a few great pieces if you don’t visit the store weekly (or daily!). To try to keep all of our local Rapunzel’s fans up to date on some of the store’s best pieces, we’re having each of our girls pick their current favorite items for our new feature: Spotlight Items

Kristen’s Spotlight Item: Sundry Capri Heart Pant blog

Sundry Capri Heart Pant: $99.00

“These pants are super comfy for lounging and running errands. I have a pair from last season and even though I’ve just about worn them to death, I’m still getting compliments!”-Kristen.

Come in and pick out your Spotlight Item and see what they say about you!

And the Winner of the Druzy Bangle Set is….

29 May

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 Sean Bianca

As always – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter LOVE are appreciated!!

Happy Summer!! xoxo, Rapunzel

Steal This Look ~ Zooey Deschanel

15 May

Steal This Look: Everybody Loves A New Girl
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Zooey Deschanel has slowly started to take over the world. Her quirky, down-to-earth-girl roles have gotten attention from boys and girls alike. Boys like her ability to hang with the guys and girls like her unique style which mirrors the classy pin-ups of days past. So for this week’s “Steal This Look,” we took one of Zooey’s signature, girly looks and re-created it using one of our most trendy brands.

While Zooey can opt for a more tomboy style at times, she has also become known for her flirty dresses that look like something out of a sixties, Annette Funicello film. When a MinkPink shipment arrived with the Seminyak Shirt Dress, we couldn’t help but immediately picture Zooey rocking it with a pair of Converse or ballet flats. At a cool $79.00, you can save a few bucks and pick up a CD from her band She & Him! (We’re all about acting the part!) blog The navy and white polka dot is a classic ode to the vintage styles that Zooey has made it clear that she is a fan of. Whether you choose to wear the Seminyak dress with sneakers or your favorite TKEES, it promises to demand attention…just try to fight the urge to twirl too much!

MinkPink Seminyak Dress: $79.00
Palm Beach Lately Arrow Necklace: $78.00

Enter Our Fig & Bella Giveaway Today!!

3 May
WIN THIS SCARF!!
26 x 80 Blue and Chocolate Best Seller ~ $110

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1. Follow our Blog and tell us in the comments how you will style this scarf
2. Show Fig & Bella some LOVE by liking their Facebook page
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4. Tweet @FigandBella and @ShopRapunzels a hello
5. And if you really want to win it badly – Follow @FigandBella and @ShopRapunzels on Instagram!
Winner will be announced Tuesday, May 7th!
Don’t forget about our Lil Rapunzel’s PJ Drive Happening NOW!

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Steal This Look ~ Coachella

17 Apr

Steal This Look: Festival Threads

Music festivals are a classic part of American culture. You pack up your tent, toothbrush, and music fanatic friends for a weekend-long camping trip—all for the sake of music. Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California is just as famous for its fashion trends as it is for its musical line-up. While Palm Beach is a few thousand miles away from the festival of flower children, there’s no reason why we can’t sport some trendy Coachella looks for everyday wear. Afterall, SunFest is right around the corner. blog

Mixing patterns, fabrics, and styles is completely acceptable, if not necessary, when dressing for a music festival. Add a flower headband and you’re front-row ready. We mixed some of our favorite items to create a look that is just as much at home in South Florida as it is in the lawn seats of Coachella.
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On top we chose the Joie Natesa Eyelet Short Sleeve Top. The eyelet print is soft and feminine and the loose fit is ideal for sunny Spring days. On the bottom we went for a darker pair of J Brand Cord Shorts in the color Vintage Basin. These sexy cut-offs offset the shirt’s volume and are an ode the classic corduroy styles of the sixties and seventies.

To finish off the look, we added a Daydreams, Not Dreams Flower Headband and two layered necklaces. The Coachella rule is: “When you think you’re wearing enough, add another accessory.”

Come into Rapunzel’s and create your own festival look. And make sure to get a good seat to the show!

Joie Natesa Eyelet Top: $218.00
J Brand Cord Cut-Off in Vintage Basin: $154.00
Daydreams, Not Dreams Flower Headband: $77.00
Rapunzel’s Jewelry Box Wrapped Lapis Geode Necklace: $58.00
Palm Beach Lately Arrow Necklace: $78.00

The Calm Before the Coterie Storm

17 Sep

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As the Buyer for Rapunzel’s Closet and Lil Rapunzel’s you don’t often get to see as much of me “personally” in and around the stores.  However you do see a whole lot of my style and my “voice” on our selling floor. As I prepare for Spring Coterie our biggest and busiest show of our selling year, I decided to give you a sneak peek into how I get ready for the shows.

Today is what I like to call the “Calm Before the Coterie Storm.” It’s the day that I spend cleaning out files and cleaning off my desk in preparation for all of the line sheets, look books and order forms that will be covering every surface of office space in the next two days. Prior to this day I’ve been pouring over selling reports, researching fashion week trends and talking to our selling staff about what did and did not work last Spring.

About 4 weeks ago I started making our appointments. I’m a creature of habit and I tend to like to see the same vendors at the same times of the day. After 5 years of going to these shows I’ve learned the best and the worst times to see each vendor. I love to start Day 1 with Splendid and Ella Moss. These booths get crazy as the day progresses so getting them checked off the list first thing is key. Next, I try to tackle the denim vendors. I always like to hit up the Citizens of Humanity booth during lunch time. They have the BEST boxed lunch and the cookies are yummy! The rest of the day is spent visiting Joie, Vince, Minnie Rose and Michael Stars and tons more vendors we currently carry. Day 2 is the day that is spent walking around and checking out new talent for the store. I don’t schedule too many appointments this day because I really want to devote time to learning about new vendors.

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While I’d like to tell you that I spend hours planning what fashionable ensemble I’m going to wear to the show, sadly it’s really more of a game time decision. I follow the 3 C’s of show dressing – comfort, cold and chic. Comfort because it’s a long day walking around from booth to booth. (I leave my 6″ heels at home) Cold because ineveitably one side of the show floor is always freezing so I need a layering piece. Chic because I still have to look chic!  Afterall – this is the fashion business! I always try to wear clothing that represents Rapunzel’s Closet which isn’t hard seeing as my personal closet could be called Rapunzel’s Closet.

My favorite part of the day is when we get to sit down and recap the show. I like to hear what my colleagues think about what we picked for the store and what the peak and the pit of the day was for them. This part of the day usually revolves around some fabulous dinner out in NYC with Rapunzel (Randi) and the girls who are visiting from the store.

It’s true that I have a very fun job, but it’s also a lot of hard work. To be a successful buyer you have to be organized, take good notes, listen to the customers and the selling staff and most important – when the storm hits don’t take yourself too seriously!

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