Pip and I took a stroll to one of my favorite boutiques here…it’s called Perspicacity. I thought you’d enjoy a little walking tour as we chat about the giveaway…
Perspicacity is in the town of Seaside and perched right by the gulf…you can hear the swoosh of breaking waves as you shop. I have to say it’s quite a relaxing ambience and puts you in the mood for beachy duds. It’s a must-visit if you ever make your way down to our area. Husbands like it too because they can
quietly escape walk six feet in any direction to grab a drink, a bite or just hit the beach.
The way they set up their store is pretty cool…and organized. It’s sorted by color in these sassy little bungalows. In the summertime it’s great because you go into each room and feel a reprieve from the heat with the whirling fans. Their dressing rooms are air conditioned and ice cold, which is literally a breath of fresh air when it’s a boiling 102 degrees outside and your make-up is melting right off your face.
Fashion Factoid: Perspicacity creator and co-founder of Seaside, Daryl Davis, originally started this biz as a farm fresh produce stand. After customers continued to ask her about the clothes she was wearing, she decided to carry a few cotton items for sale. Every piece always sold out. Twenty-five years later it’s still the perfect spot to find relaxed beachwear with a bohemian twist.
Of the vignettes, you can probably guess which colors were my fave.
And yes, there are several white-inspired rooms.
Love the detail on the bottom of this dress.
Their clothes last forever. I actually bought a pair of butter-soft low rise khakis from them six years ago and wear them to this day! Wore them this week with a fitted tee and ikat scarf.
They also have plenty of jewels, many of which are hand-made by local artists.
and shoes…Tom’s, Fryes, and many more. All the good stuff.
I love these dandies.
I also fell for many of their other goodies, such as this cane clutch with playful metallic pops peeking through.
Their hats are amazing. This one had my full attention. I actually love the whole palette with the soft greys, stripes and paisley.
This would go with everything.
And then, sitting tall on a pedestal in the shoe room…I found the PERFECT sun hat. It’s classic, chic and forever in style. So Audrey Hepburn.
Perspicacity was kind enough to let me select this hat as the winner’s gift!
It’s beautiful from all angles. And quite comfortable on, not the least bit stiff or awkward. I had to hang on to it because the wind was pretty fierce that afternoon. The small bow in the back makes it. This would even look great hanging on a wall! I recently moved all of our straw hats to one one wall in our entry.
So if you’d like a chance to win this lovely, ladylike sunhat, leave us a comment.
HOW TO WIN:
Tell us one must-have in your wardrobe you always pack when headed for a relaxing beach vacay.
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Winner announced Sunday evening.
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Thanks to Perspicacity for this generous giveaway and for my husband for patiently hanging around a women’s clothing shop and taking pictures. If you saw something you liked in these pictures and would like more information, feel free to call the gals at Perspicacity and they’ll be happy to help. Their number is 850-231-5829.
Happy Friday, friends!!