From London With Love

Thanks to Hobbs for sponsoring this post!

The British womenswear brand Hobbs, which has been around since 1981, finally made its way across the pond last year in a standalone store in the Westchester New York mall, and just this past March opened their first US flagship store in Greenwich, Connecticut.

I was so delighted when Hobbs invited me to come visit the beautiful new Greenwich store, which is warm and bright; accented with large ornate mirrors, a faux fireplace and some very inviting couches by the shoe section (with the most adorable throw pillows!) And while I'm talking about the shoes, it's worth mentioning that Hobbs actually started out as a shoe brand before encompassing all womenswear, so they have their own shoe factory in Italy.

Hobbs pieces are rich with color and pattern, but also have bit of a timeless feel to them. While I shopped the store I noticed some fall pieces filtering in, but of course stuck to summer dresses that could transition, as you know I like to embrace summer until the very end!

Which isn't to say there aren't some very delicious fall preview pieces on their website right now - I'm looking at you, ruffle sleeve sweater!

Hobbs also does a special collection each year in collaboration with Historic Royal Palaces, it's almost like being able to wear a little bit of British royal history!

I should also mention that right now you can get 20% off everything at Hobbs, and if you can't make it to the Greenwich location, you can of course shop online!

Hobbs is located at 243 Greenwich Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830 and 125 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, White Plains, NY 10601

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The Rundown
Joyce Shirt Dress c/o Hobbs
Huarache Mules "Camila" Rebecca Minkoff similar
Pink Bag "Penny" Coach via ebay similar
Blue Teardrop Necklace c/o A Jewelry Crush
Pearl Anchor Bracelet Made by Me similar
Ring Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Bee Ring Kohl's similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Zip Me Up" Essie

Hobbs provided me with this dress for the purpose of this post. As always, my views and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap!


  1. I saw a sneak peek of the Hobbs store on your instagram and was immediately smitten - I'm a sucker for a well decorated boutique, what can I say? Although I'm not sure that the colourful clothes would be very me, I can never resist shoes made in Italy, no matter what shades they come in. And I do love this dress on you, particularly because you clearly already had everything you needed in your wardrobe to go with it - hello, adorable pink bag and white mules. I feel like that's how you know something is really "meant to be" yours, if there is any kind of fate associated with clothing - just being able to put it on and work it into an outfit the second you unpack it.

  2. Oh what a treat to have a Hobbs nearby !
    The dress is unreal - I saw it on your IG feed and gasped.

  3. Very nice dress, great colors!

  4. I am such a huge fan of Hobbs (it's definitely the anglophile in me). I wish they'd opened this store while I was still living in the area! And your dress is really stunning, as a side note.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. This dress is SO cute! I love the stripes. Yay for Hobbs crossing the pond!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  6. Oooh yay! You know how I love all things British! Definitely going to have to check them out one weekend!
    That dress is so fun! I love the bold colors

  7. Oh I just love this striped Hobbs dress! Fun for wearing to work and out on the town! So cool that you got to attend the opening as well!

  8. I've never heard of this shop, but what a fabulous dress, Lydia!!
    I love how you paired it with the white shoes, to keep it more summery!!

  9. I've never heard of this store but I am headed to check them out online! That shirtdress is beautiful! I love the colors!

  10. What an amazing look, Lyddie! That rainbow stripe dress is everything!!

    Jessica |