Monday, August 18, 2014

Newport Snapshots

Outfit #1: Top, Skirt, Shoes
Outfit #2: Top, Shorts, Necklace, Bracelet, Bag
Outfit #3: Tunic (Worn as a dress, since I'm 5'2), Shoes
Outfit #4: Top, Skirt, Necklace, Boots
Outfit #5: Dress, Bag, Phone Case

I'm back to blogging after taking a week break.  Last week, I traveled to Newport, Rhode Island to visit Sarah Vickers and Brighton Keller.  We had such a fun time!  I absolutely love Newport and the beauty the Ocean State holds.  The sunsets, the water, the boats…the scenery was just beautiful.

I loved visiting the Castle Hill Lighthouse and having lunch with Sarah and Brighton on the lawn at Castle Hill Inn.  The lobster rolls there were to die for!  I feel like I ate lobster everything on my trip (lobster rolls, lobster ravioli, lobster mac and cheese, lobster everything), and I'm so happy I did!  Castle Hill lighthouse was an amazing place to visit as well!  

Sarah and Kiel took us to so many great places to eat!  The first night, we ate at the Safari Restaurant at OceanCliff.  After dinner, we were able to get a snapshot of the super moon.  It was just gorgeous that night!

I think the highlight of my trip was visiting the Kiel James Patrick Factory.  It is seriously so amazing to see.  All of the hard work that Sarah and Kiel have put into Kiel James Patrick is simply incredible, and it was something to see in the factory.  Words can not describe how fabulous it is.

We got to experience a gorgeous Newport sunset driving over the bridge back to Newport.  Kiel pulled over, and we were able to get a few pictures.  It seriously looked like a painting!

I enjoyed some shopping in Newport.  Although the shopping isn't Newbury Street, I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I ended up purchasing the Tory Burch Small York Tote and it was a great decision as I have been using it ever since…definitely a go-to bag!  Brighton and I enjoyed chatting over lattes and pastries on a rainy morning in Newport.  

We also ate dinner at Sky Bar at the Clarke Cooke House in Newport.  I absolutely loved the atmosphere with all the pink and green.  Loren Hope and her husband joined us for dinner.  I was so happy to finally get to meet her as she is such a sweet, delightful person and SO talented too.

I will never forget the fun time I had in Newport.  Blogging has brought about so many great opportunities, but I'm especially thankful for the friends I have made and connected with.  A huge thanks so Sarah for inviting me up for a visit.  But, I always love coming home to a warm welcome from Jaycee.  She has her a shirt from The Black Dog now.


I hope everyone has a great start to a new week.  School starts back for me today (boo).  It's still so hot out, and it just feels ridiculous to be getting back into classes.  I never mind a change in routine, though :)

Also, be sure to shop the Lilly Pulitzer After Party sale today through the 20th!  It's the best opportunity you will ever have to stock up on some lilly!  See my picks below.

Stay Tuned!

7 comments:

  1. Looks like an amazing trip Rachel! I love all of your outfits and that's so neat that you got to meet Kiel and Sarah :)

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  2. Your photos from the trip are so beautiful! I always love getting inspiration from your outfits.

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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  3. Love this post! I actually work for KJP and of course you visited the factory on my day off! I was so sad! but glad you enjoyed your visit!

    RhodeIsland-Prep.blogspot.com

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  4. This is an amazing post! All the photos are beautiful and the outfits are amazing! So cool you got to meet Kiel and Sarah! She is gorgeous!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  5. Your new bag is gorgeous! I looks like you guys had so much fun!! Newport is just stunning. I absolutely need to go there sometime.

    Kasey
    http://www.preplovelove.com

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  6. Where were you with the hunter boots and the Rhino mount?

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