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Dress to Impress This New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is right around the corner and whether you’re going to a party or having a quiet night it, it’s the perfect time to be as festive as possible. Our fashion gurus here at Purple Poppy have put together their favorite items to ensure their outfit is as festive as possible for ringing in 2018!

Get Festive

50 Is Not Old in Champagne SweaterChampagne Crew Neck Sweater
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We love a good holiday themed sweater and this one hits the nail on the head! Enjoy a class of champagne in your new favorite champagne sweater while lounging around your house or out celebrating NYE with friends!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bundle Up in Cute Winter Accessories

Miss Bethany Kate in Pom Pom Hat & ScarfPom Pom Hat & Scarf
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Shop the scarf here.

Going in and out of buildings and homes celebrating New Year’s Eve can be chilly! Stay warm with cute winter accessories. This pom pom hat and scarf are the perfect addition to any outfit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make a Statement with Jewelry

Black Ball NecklaceBlack Ball Necklace
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Make a statement this New Year’s Eve with gorgeous statement jewelry, like this ball necklace! The detailing is guaranteed to grab everyone’s attention and is super easy to dress up or down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay Trendy in Velvet

Velvet Off the Shoulder TopVelvet Off the Shoulder Top
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Everyone is going wild for everything velvet this year. This velvet off the shoulder top looks amazing paired with anything – jeans, leggings, a fun midi skirt, and even slacks!

 

 

 

 

 

Catholic Charities Fashion Show

Catholic Charities is the largest service provider in Eastern Massachusetts, helping over 200,000 individuals in the last year through it’s 90 programs at 27 locations. From shelter and refugee services to tutoring and mentoring, Catholic Charities of Boston is dedicated to building a just and compassionate society for all people. Alongside Sara Campbell and Miltons, Purple Poppy participated in a fashion show at Granite Links in Quincy to raise money for Catholic Charities of Boston. Prior to the store, Purple Poppy had a boutique table for guests to shop as well.

Catholic Charities Fashion Show

Catholic Charities Fashion Show

Get the Look:
Exaggerated Sleeve Sweater
Cashmere Dress Topper

Catholic Charities Fashion Show

Get the Look:
Cashmere Dress Topper

Catholic Charities Fashion Show

Catholic Charities Fashion Show

If you would like to attend in the future, the fashion show is hosted every fall! You can get more information on the Catholic Charites website or call us with any questions at (508) 477-1402.

4 Easy Ways to Give Back

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s important to keep in mind what the holidays are about: giving back. Putting your best foot forward and supporting your community can make a huge difference, no matter how small the gesture is. If you’re stuck on ideas, here are some of our favorites:

Donating Unwanted Clothing

If your clothes are in good condition and you simply haven’t worn in in over six months for whatever reason, donate them to a local charity, a church, or pass them on to a family you know in your community. Clothing is expensive and when money is tight, a new winter jacket or clean socks isn’t always a top priority.

Contribute to Your Favorite Charity

Charities need contributions to keep running and to be able to help others. Whether you’re donating $2.00 or $100.00, every little bit counts and will go towards someone in need. If you often forget about contributing, many charities will offer reoccurring contributions at whichever price point you choose. This will help you contribute on a consistent basis.

Volunteer Your Time

Volunteering is one of our favorite ways to give back. There’s a volunteering opportunity for everyone, no matter what your interests are! From reading to children at the library to walking dogs at your local shelter and even visiting sick patients at the hospital.

Shop for a Cause

Many local stores (and even multi-million-dollar ones!) will offer a shopping for a cause night around the holiday season. Join us on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM for our Holiday Shopping Night. All you have to do is bring in an unwrapped toy to donate to charity and receive 10% off your purchase!

Holiday Shopping Night

If you have any questions regarding our Holiday Shopping Night or are looking for other ways to give back, call us today at (508) 477-1402.

Casual Outfit Ideas for the Holidays

The holiday season is here and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon! If you tend to wait until the last minute to figure out what to wear for your holiday party or are stuck for ideas, we’re here to help. Although everyone loves dressing up, wearing floor length ball gowns, and wearing gorgeous heels, not all holiday parties require black tie apparel. More often than not, many holiday parties are casual but if you’re worried you’ll be too casual, these outfit ideas will help you gain that elevated holiday look.

 

50 Is Not Old

Heels and a Cozy Sweater

Fun, cozy sweaters are always in rotation at Purple Poppy throughout the winter, but they don’t always have to be styled casually! By pairing your favorite sweater with a pair of trousers and a fun heel will instantly elevate any sweater for the holidays.

Shop the sweater here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Well Styled Life

A Poncho and Your Favorite Slides

Are you a big fan of layering? Us too! Jennifer from A Well Style Life styled our cashmere topper and fringe scarf to run errands, but we love the look for holiday gatherings, too. Our cashmere topper looks amazing layered with you favorite dress and comes in over 40 colors.

Shop the scarf here.

Shop the cashmere poncho here.

 

 

 

 

Catholic Charities Fashion Show

 

Statement Sleeves & Detailed Jeans

If you’re attending a casual holiday gathering, wearing denim is acceptable but dressing it up with a statement sleeve sweater, heels, and fun accessories will help elevate your denim. If you want to stay on the casual side, jeans with embroidery and embellishments are a fun way to incorporate fun details!

Shop our ruffle sleeve sweater here.

Shop our cashmere poncho here.

 

 

 

5 Transitional Items to Add to Your Wardrobe

It’s always difficult to figure out to wear during this time of fall. Even though the days are still warm, winter is right around the corner and we’re already experiencing chilly temperatures, especially during our morning and evening commutes. Dressing strategically is the name of the game and we’re here to help you navigate your wardrobe during these transition months.

Layers are Your Best Friend

With temperatures changing sporadically throughout the day, layering is one of our favorite ways to ensure we’re prepared for any weather that might occur throughout the day. Vests, jackets, scarves, and wraps are going to be the foundation for all of your layering needs and can easily be transitioned from fall to winter, and even be worn during the chilly spring months.

Lysse Ainsley Leggings

Item #1: Leggings

Leggings are a wardrobe staple and can easily be styled for any season. Our Lysse Ainsley Legging add the perfect amount of flair to any outfit and have invisible zip vents on the side. You’ll ever have to worry about comfort or fit with our signature Ponte material, it’s easy to get on and easy to get off.

 

 

 

 

 

Damee Polka Dot Jacket

Item #2: A Fun Jacket

Jackets are one of our favorite transition month accessories. When you find one you love, you’ll never want to take it off. Our Damee Polka Dot Jacket is light enough so you don’t over-heat in the fall but is also warm enough for the cold winter months. The neutral polka dot pattern is simple but can still be warn to upscale events during the holiday season without being too overwhelming to the eye.

 

 

 

 

JAG Girlfriend Jeans

Item #3: A Great Pair of Jeans

JAG Jeans is one of our favorite denim brands that we carry at Purple Poppy. With numerous different styles, we’re sure you’ll find a pair that compliments your shape perfectly. Every pair is soft, stretchy, and our girlfriend style are the perfect pair for fall. On the edge of a boyfriend jean, this pair is a little slimmer with a structured waistband, sandblasted distressing, and a raw hem.

 

 

 

 

Bobeau Cora Ruffle Sleeve Sweater

Item #4: A Cozy Sweater

Some days aren’t quite cold enough for a jacket and all you need is a cozy sweater. If you’re looking for a sweater that you can easily dress up or down, and even wear to work, our Bobeau Cora Ruffle Sleeve Sweater is for you! The statement sleeves are stylish but not overwhelming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cashmere Wrap

Item #5: A Lightweight Wrap

Talk about the perfect transitional item! Our cashmere dress topper can be worn as a wrap over your favorite blouse or camisole and can also be warn pulled forward as a scarf to pair with your favorite jacket for winter. Available in over 50 colors, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect color for your lifestyle!

The Best Sweaters for Fall

Stocking up on chunky, cozy, and soft sweaters is essential for surviving the cold fall and winter months in New England. Thankfully, we have a variety of sweater options and we guarantee you’ll fall in love with at least one.

Beau Jours Cardigan Beau Jours Cardigan

Price: $204

Cardigan meets coat – this sweater is cozy, is a beautiful chocolate color, and can be worn dressed up or dressed down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.purplepoppy.com/product/525-america-sweater/ 525 America Off the Shoulder Sweater

Price: $152

Planning a night on the town or have a get together to attend on a chilly night? Go in style in this off the shoulder sweater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ost Cardigan

Ost Cardigan

Price: $124

Cozy up on a Sunday morning with a cup of your favorite coffee in hand in this Ost Cardigan. The ruffle detailing down the collar adds a whole lot of personality to the sweater.

 

 

 

 

 

Bobeau Cora Ruffle Sleeve Sweater

Bobeau Cora Ruffle Sleeve Sweater

Price: $76

One of our favorite sweaters, the Bobeau Cora Ruffle Sleeve Sweater can be dressed up or dressed down and is perfect for any holiday parties you have coming up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stop into our store today to see the rest of the beautiful sweaters we have in stock. We bet you can’t leave with just one!

New Arrivals Just in Time for Fall

We love fall fashion – the gorgeous patterns and colors, being creative with layers, and pulling out our beloved booties that we’ve been thinking about all summer long. Are you behind on your fall clothing shopping just like we are? You’re in luck! We just received numerous new arrivals just in time for fall that you’re going to swoon over.

Sweatshirt DressBea Jours Sweatshirt Dress – $114

This sweatshirt dress is a must-have for the cold weather. The great thing about sweatshirt dresses is that you can wear them now and you can wear them later.

How to style it for now: Pair your sweatshirt dress with your favorite pair of sneakers, a great baseball hat, and an oversized tote for running errands.

How to style it for later: Pair our Bea Jours Sweatshirt Dress with leggings, booties, and a puffer vest for cooler days. Once the weather is colder and brings rain and snow, switch your booties out for riding boots, rain boots, or snow boats!

This sweatshirt dress comes in two colors – light great (shown) and charcoal grey and runs true to size.

 

 

Sweater JacketOst Sweater Coat – $164

Sweater coats have become all the rage over the last year or so. They’re light-weight for chillier mornings and because of the design aspect of them, you don’t have to take them off when you go inside! Leave them on as part of your outfit.

How to style it for now: Pair with your comfiest long sleeve, capris (or jeans), and a simple flat.

How to style it for later: Switch out your long sleeve for a long sleeve turtle neck, pull on your favorite jeans, and add your comfiest riding boots.

Also comes in charcoal grey and runs true to size.

 

 

Lisette Skinny PantsLisette Skinny Pants – $146

Lisette always comes out with the most gorgeous patterns for their skinny pants that help bring life back to your work wardrobe. This pair is no exception – the fun geometric print is subtle but gorgeous!

How to style them for now: Pair these fun, printed skinny pants with your favorite blouse and an easy-going heel for work!

How to style them for later: Grab your chunkiest sweater, do a quick side-tuck, and roll the sleeves up once or twice for a comfortable-casual look. Pair with a fierce pair of boots and you’ll be ready to rock and roll!

Also available in three other color/pattern selections.

 

 

Off the Shoulder Sweater525 America Off the Shoulder Shaker – $96

The off the shoulder trend isn’t going away any time soon and we’re happy it’s here to stay! This OTS sweater is the perfect summer to fall transition piece for those that want to make a statement.

How to style it for now: Pair this OTS sweater with your favorite pair of distressed shorts, statement earrings, and a fun sandal for a cozy summer look.

How to style it for later: Pair our 525 America Off the Shoulder sweater with your favorite pair of jeans, over the knee boots, and a bold lip to make a statement this fall.

Also available in black, 100% cotton.

 

 

Fringe Sweater525 America Boatneck Fringe Sweater – $96

Fringe always adds an amazing design element to any item. This 525 America boatneck sweater is proof of that. It’s equally trendy and classic, so you’ll have this sweater for years to come and it’ll still be in style!

How to style it for now: Pair our fringe sweater with your favorite jeans and flats for a cool, casual look whether you’re going for a night out with the girls or running errands on a Saturday morning.

How to style it for later: Whether you are a jeans or leggings kind of gal, this sweater looks great with both! We love how this sweater looks with a puffer vest for those perfect fall days. As per shoes, we suggest going with a bootie, rain boot for rainy days, or a riding boot!

Runs true to size.

What We’re Loving: Fall Edition

Fall in New England is one of the most magical times of the year – from the cranberry harvest and the leaves changing colors to our beloved sports teams, apple picking, and pumpkin picking. Fall is also one of our favorite seasons for fashion. Fall fashion is the best excuse for giving new trends a try, pulling out your favorite sweaters, and playing around with layering.

Some of our favorite fall trends and pieces include:

Lace-Up Tops

Lace Up Suede Top

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Lace Up Sweater

Off the Shoulder Sweaters

525 America OTS Sweater

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OTS Bell Sleeve Sweater

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The Cold Shoulder

Cold Shoulder Dress

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Cold Shoulder Sweater

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Quirky Necklaces

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For all of your fall fashion needs, stop in to our store today or check out our new arrivals page that is updated daily!

Purple Poppy Beach Essentials

Summer is in full force and we still have at least six weeks of guaranteed beach time ahead of us. Take advantage of the gorgeous weather, grab some of our essentials, and head to the beach for some quality me time!

SUN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Although many people assume that their clothing protects their skin from the damaging UV rays, it actually doesn’t and the rays can penetrate right through the material and damage the skin. Because of this, it’s important to always wear sunscreen (yes, even year-round!). During the hot summer months, wearing sun protective clothing that has UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) is a great option! UPF is similar to SPF but is specifically for clothing to further protect your skin.

Sun Protective Clothing

We love our Icikuls aqua and lime green top for this reason! This sun shirt has UPF50, is moisture wicking, and fast drying. The color and pattern is perfect for summer and will keep you cool during any outdoor activity you want to do!

A CUTE BEACH BAG

Let’s face it: a tote bag is essential for lugging your sunscreen, towel, and snacks to the beach. Extra points if it’s cute! Our pom pom straw bag is the perfect size for carrying the essentials to the beach and is also functional as a purse for everyday!

Straw Pom Pom Tote

A MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SCARF

Keeping a scarf in our beach bag is one of our favorite beach secrets! When they are a light material, they can be used a sarong during the day or as a scarf to keep you warm in the evenings. You can also utilize the scarf as a blanket if you’re sitting around on the sand or want to cover your legs when it’s windy out.

American Flag Scarf

A SPIRIT JERSEY

One of our favorite products we carry is our Cape Cod Spirit Jersey and it makes for the best beach companion. We are lucky to call Cape Cod our home and we love to show off our love for the area, and a spirit jersey is the perfect way to do this! The beach can get hot and even with sunscreen, we all need some added protection and a cute top to wear out in public to and from the beach. These spirit jerseys also make for great gifts and souvenirs after a fun summer get away.

Cape Cod Spirit Jersey

BERMUDA SHORTS

Even though Cape Cod is known for its beaches, it’s still important to cover up in public. Our JAG bermuda short has a classic fit, no zippers or buttons to worry about, and lightweight, making them easy to pull on and off during the hot summer months. They have the perfect amount of stretch, making them the perfect short for running after the kids at the beach and post-beach ice cream!

JAG Bermuda Short

Friday Features

It’s no secret we love seeing our customers in their Purple Poppy purchases! Tag us on Instagram and Twitter or use the hashtag #PurplePoppyMashpee to be featured!

Bobeau Cold Shoulder Dress

@50isnotold wearing our Bobeau Cold Shoulder Dress

Nation Harley Tie Tee

@themiddlepageblog wearing our Nation Harley Tie Tee

Tempo Paris Printed Skirt

@CatherineGraceO wears our Tempo Paris Printed Skirt

Tianello Asbury Tunic

@AWellStyledLife wearing our Tianello Asbury Tunic

Pom Pom Clutch

@chicover50 wearing our Pom Pom Clutch

What is your favorite item out of all of these features?! Thanks ladies for sharing your purchase with Purple Poppy!

We’re now open Monday-Saturday 10:00-8:00 PM and Sunday 11:00-5:00 PM, be sure to stop in and shop these cute items!

Allover Lace Top Styled Three Ways

Three of our favorite bloggers, Cathy, Jenna, and Sydney have all styled our Allover Lace Top for spring and look fabulous! We love the different ways each of them styled it to reflect their personalities and personal style.

Boston Chic Party

Jenna’s Post: Blue Lace and Pink Pastel

Styled with white jeans, navy sandals, and a pink accessories! Perfect for spring.

The Middle Page

Cathy’s Post: Favorite New Top with So Heather

Cathy styled her Allover Lace Top with black jeans and metallic heels – a fun twist for a night out with the girls!

Summerwind

Sydney’s Post: Work Wear Inspiration

Styled with trousers, a fun twist for corporate ladies.

How would you style our Allover Lace Top?