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Take a Chance

by habituallychic

01 . 12 . 11
As I mentioned, I’m going on a cruise soon.  Details to come shortly but in the meantime, all I can think about is anything red, white and blue or nautical.  I’ve already bought one striped shirt and I think I will be buying some more from Chance soon.  Not only does Julia Leach have the best selection of shirts and dresses but she has the chicest website.  She spent eleven years as the creative director of Kate Spade so I guess I shouldn’t have expected anything less.  I am absolutely in love with these images from her portrait series.  I’m going to have to figure out how to get invited to the next one.  Looks like it was a blast!

Photos by Thayer Gowdy

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  1. Bold and Beautiful January 12, 2011 | 4:10 am

    i loved this post. have fun on your cruise and thanks for sharing this great line of clothing…..!


  2. Grace January 12, 2011 | 4:17 am

    I couldn’t agree more.. nautical rocks. I love Chance – such a great site, and such classic pieces. Am a regular reader of your blog… would love for you to check out mine (as quite a bit of it is dedicated to all things nautical and striped!)

    Have an amazing time on your trip!


  3. Anna Spiro January 12, 2011 | 4:24 am

    Thanks for your message about the floods…it is so bad here. We are safe though.

    I love these images. I spotted a gorgeous pair of blue gingham flats on the Saks website yesterday…they are so stunning. I think they were christian louboutin…


  4. Tucker January 12, 2011 | 4:27 am

    these photos are beautiful!! i adore nautical and stripes too. enjoy your cruise – i loved ours!!

  5. Natasha January 12, 2011 | 4:39 am

    What a great post, yes, you are right, how fun does this shot look!!! LOVE the big floppy navy hat!

    I have a brand new look over at Northern Light, open invitation, as well as a post about a fantastic store in Palm Beach. Perhaps you will have time to shop before your cruise? That’s assuming you will be leaving out of South Florida….

    Northern Light

  6. ashley cooper January 12, 2011 | 7:24 am

    I love all these wonderful photographs, but I am seriously curious who makes the necklace in the first photograph. I LOVE IT! Maybe I could DIY that?!! ha ha
    Happy New Year! xoxo

  7. silvia Navarro January 12, 2011 | 10:52 am

    i love so much your post!!
    great blog!!!

  8. The enchanted home January 12, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    Great post, I love nautical and when is navy, white and red not appropriate? I like throwing in a kelly or lime green with navy and white too..very sharp looking.
    Have an awesome time on your cruise, I bet you will be the best dressed one there:)

    Please if you get a minute check out my new blog (if you havent’ already) would love to know what you think…thanks!

  9. stacystyle January 12, 2011 | 2:32 pm

    You have made my life with this post! Obsessed as I am with all things nautical I had never heard of Chance. Now I’m burning up my AMEX so fast it’s obscene. I’m starting with the wide brim hats. Perfect for my Dunes and Duchess life.

    But about you, what are you doing for swimsuits? You’ll need at least 3-4 a day, right? DM @stacystyle when you put up that post!

  10. Christina January 12, 2011 | 2:41 pm

    How does she make the charm literally jump out of those pictures? Perfect, timeless looks.

  11. La Maison Fou January 12, 2011 | 2:44 pm

    Great looking stripes…..nice.

    Have fun on your cruise, dig out of the snow and catch some rays!


  12. ruffledrose.com January 12, 2011 | 2:49 pm

    I could totally live in Cruise Wear and Nautical pieces forever! I love their chicness.
    -xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

  13. dCc January 12, 2011 | 5:48 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to Chance! Those photos are so darling and I will certainly purchase a few of her tops.

    Have a fabulous time on your cruise!


  14. Nat January 12, 2011 | 6:54 pm


  15. Cakewalk January 12, 2011 | 7:49 pm

    What a beautiful day that you captured….the idea and everything about it…I can almost feel the warmth of the sun on my face!

  16. Sarah January 14, 2011 | 3:01 am

    Oh, I’m in love with these clothes! Thanks for sharing. I’ve never heard of Chance. I can see the Kate Spade influence though!

  17. Nifer January 14, 2011 | 11:43 pm

    Look at the spring Milly – a lot of navy and very nautical.