Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What I bought in Palm Beach

Palm Beach is an amazing shopping destination, if you're in the market for estate jewelry, Stubbs & Wootton embroidered slippers, incredibly expensive place settings, colorful resort wear, Chinoiserie, rock crystal lamps, walkers, huge expensive paintings, and showy exemplars of the good life, American resort style. I like all of that ... within reason. Except for walkers, I guess.

So anyway, I did a little damage.

At C. Orrico, I bought a Lilly Pulitzer Veranda Tunic dress in Breakwater Blue Underwater Escape

$158, marked down 1/3--yay!
I should mention that I am neither a size 2 nor a gazelle

so the fit is slightly different on me. As in, I'm not showing nearly as much leg. But notice how the shape of the dress suggests a waist? It's some sort of knit, so it flows nicely and doesn't give have that upside-down flowerpot cut so typical of Lilly dresses.

The same can be said of this Barbara Gerwit tunic

Barbara Gerwit embroidered tunic

which made of a lovely flowing fabric with soutache embroidery. It doesn't look nearly as nice in this photograph, but it's the only one I could find. This tunic is amazing with white jeans and last year's turquoise J. Crew ballerina slippers.

I also got a Tizzie Rome shirt, a line that is new to me

Tizzie "Rome" shirt
The colors are off in this picture: it's more periwinkle blue/teal//navy. Basically, all the blues.

This is the shirt I really wanted, but they didn't have it in my size. And in the smaller size, the ginger jars ended up doing me No Favors. At all.

Tizzie "Rome" shirt--and hello, pasties!

Notice the grosgrain ribbon backing up the buttons--love it!

You might be wondering--where's the beauty? Well, I also picked up a Dana Gibson "Canton" hand-painted tole pencil cup

for my makeup brushes. Because it Sparked Joy.

Big time.


  1. Gosh. It's like there's a whole world out there that I didn't know about.
    Tole pencil cups! Who knew?!

  2. Oh those are great tops...they look so fresh and summery.
    Love the Rome shirt with jeans...I'd love to have one like that for our summers on the boat.


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