Friday, March 18, 2011

A Chance Encounter

As someone who loves the classic striped boatneck shirt, I was so glad to stumble upon the new retail site, Chance. Chance is the brainchild of Julia Leach, former creative director at kate spade, and she was recently featured in Tomboy Style, another fabulous blog. (If you haven’t stopped by there yet, do so, stat.)

Julia Leach

The signature piece of clothing at Chance is the striped boatneck:

From there, Leach has built a line of clothing that evokes lazy days at the beach, soaking up the sun. The casual clothing line is simple, classic and relaxed. Throw on a soft cotton top, a pair of khaki shorts, espadrilles and grab your canvas bag for a trip into town for oysters and beer after a day at the beach.
Shew, I really need a vacation. And a striped shirt in every color available.
 

These beach towels feature such words "RESERVED," "SPF 10,000," "LA PLAGE," and "LA PLACINE." Love that!
 
So, if you’re shopping for spring break or planning for summer, stop by Chance to browse.
  
(And for my blog buddy, Tiffany, over at “Holiday,” if you worked with Julia during your days at ks, please share the scoop. She seems ultra cool.)
Images from Chris Shimpan for Tomboy Style and Chance





8 comments:

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I love these top but I am considered that a small would be too big...I may have to do some further investigating! Happy Friday! xx

LPC said...

It's a great, well-marketed line, IMO. Nice branding.

Lily Lemontree said...

Looks tres cool! I am on my way to check it out!
Hope you have a super Friday!!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

I LIKE! Great post- can't wait to look at the site a bit more!

teresa-bug said...

Cute clothes! I need to get some sun before I break out the shorts.

Metropolitan Mum said...

A stripy shirt and a la plage towel for me, please! xx

Tiffany from HOLIDAY said...

Jen, YES! In fact, Julia was the reason I was at KS. I had just broken up w/ my boyfriend and threw myself into work, even wanting to get a weekend job, which I did at the frst itsy bitsy store. Julia hired me and I remember that interview like it was yesterday. Then a while later, she was instrumental in ushering me to the corporate office. Julia is indeed one of a kind...a huge inspiration in my life! Here's what I wrote about her in the early days of my blog:

http://stellaholiday.blogspot.com/2010/07/by-chance.html

I've bought one of the Chance sailor shirts (so soft and thinner than a St.James) as well as the set of shell notcards, which I'm thinking of framing to hang as a small series.

Home Is Where the Hart Is said...

I'm definitely going to have check this site out!!!