The summer is almost here and for me, that can only mean one thing – it’s time to hit the Hamptons! Now truth be told, I do not have millions of dollars. Luckily, my amazing parents, who were super smart back in the day, purchased a home in Southampton a few years before I got married and never left. That means that my husband and I have had a summer home away from home where we were able to bring our kids and our dog practically every weekend. I’ve loved getting the chance to visit my parents and one of my favorite things to do is to shop!
Now for those of you who have never been to the Hamptons, the sticker shock at some of those boutiques can be daunting, but if you are a savvy shopper like me, you can track down some amazing finds in between all those ridiculous prices and come back with clothes and accessories that will have your friends constantly asking you, “Where did you get that?” So today, when one of my favorite stores was closed (I’m crossing my fingers she’s not out of business), I found another great store that just moved from Jobs Lane to Main Street that is definitely going to be my new personal fave…Therapy Life & Style.
Day 1 – Therapy Life & Style
The minute I walked into this boutique, I fell in love with all their cute tops, dresses, jeans, sweaters, beach cover ups, pretty much everything. But the best part about the store are the prices!!!! I was totally expecting to see price tags that were out of my range and thankfully, everything in the store is affordable! Take a look at my fabulous finds..
Day 2 – Piccolo Bella, 49 Main Street, Southampton
The secret is out – every summer, without fail, I find the cutest tops, skirts, dresses and summer sweaters at Piccolo Bella, a fabulous boutique located right next to my favorite furniture store, Hildreth’s. This year, we stopped by the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend and the store was closed and I was afraid they may have gone out business, but luckily, they were just getting ready for summer season and when they removed the paper in front of the windows, the results were amazing. I picked up a beautiful white silk top that will be perfect for our upcoming trip to Paris to celebrate my daughter’s graduation.
Day 3 – Southampton Farmer’s Market
One of my favorite things I love to do in the summer is visit the Southampton Farmer’s Market which takes place every Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Farmer’s market is a foodie lover’s heaven featuring local cheeses, wines, baked goods, honey, gluten free items, flowers, pickles, chicken burgers and more. But there’s more than just food – there’s also jewelry and today, I even found an awesome hat vendor. Take a look…
Day 3 – Westhampton, Chic Boutique
While it’s easy to spend the entire weekend strolling the streets of Southampton, there are a ton of towns to explore and one of my personal faves is Westhampton. There are even more amazing boutiques to visit and today, I discovered Chic Boutique and it was love at first sight. I picked up three gorgeous tops that are perfect for work, vacation and weekends too. And best of all, the prices are totally affordable.
While my shopping adventure might be complete this weekend, there’s much more to come when it comes to the Hamptons. Next up…my favorite restaurants. For now, I’m going to try on my latest fashion finds!