Some like it Haute!

The Savvy Shopper

Jeanne Vogt

Some like it Haute!
Find it at Casual Connection!

This is a wonderful little boutique tucked away in Naples Walk Shopping Center. You will find the most unusual designs that you won't see elsewhere. I loved the Stick Chicks, hand painted cardigans and pullovers with sophisticated stick chicks having cocktails or adorable dogs on them, front and back. So cute! Ellen Pualani from Ft. Myers Beach hand paints sweaters with animals, fruit, frogs and birds. Whimsical from $68.
There are vibrant prints with bead trim on the bottom of the jackets, $98. In the same collection by Paradiso find several tops, skirts and a dress all to co-ordinate. A great look from the same designer in a wow print in hot pink, lime green, yellow and is a show stopper! A great sheer giraffe print top with flouncy sleeves at $106. would make a wonderful outfit with a sleek pair of slacks.
The coats caught my eye that were crocheted with small pom poms all over them, super over a tank. Also a brown crocheted top adorned with bronze sequins paired with a taffeta skirt and you are ready for a night out on the town. For cooler evenings there was a short jacket to complete the ensemble.
There were plenty of Florida fashions to choose from too. In Florida colors, aqua, sage, beige and black in 100% cotton for our great weather. Turquoise, lime, coral and yellow are very popular for spring as well as yellow, white and black combinations.
For the country club set there were fancy pants...really jeans but so detailed with jewels and lace insets you would hardly recognize them as jeans. They come with matching jackets and really were very different and C-U-T-E! There were capris too. I liked the white set.
You will find apparel that is very unusual like the tie dye shirt embellished with fabric roses, $66.
Tribal sportswear is very popular, many people recognize the name and actually hunt for this brand. Casual Connection has a whole wall of it to mix and match. Expect a great fit and a fun selection.
The sheer top in a soft print of lavender, turquoise and aqua has a heavy embellished neckline, it almost looks like a necklace attached to the top with pearls and rhinestones, $86. Dynamite with a pair of white jeans!
The section of all black and white really stood out. All kinds of things to mix and match. The black chenille jacket would go with everything. A lot of black and white for evening.
They carry shoes, hats, jewelry, cruise wear, casual and evening wear. I loved this store because things were so unique, chic and go everywhere!
Casual Connection in located at 2464 Vanderbilt Beach Rd. in Naples.
Store hours: Mon-Wed. 10-6. Thru, and Fri. 10-7, Sun. noon-5
Phone: 597-2662

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