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Okay y’all, it’s time to snoop around in BB's bag. This week is our Assistant Stylist’s Bekah, who helps on editorial and commericial shoots, as well as assist Erica with personal clients, and manages our non-blog. Read below to find out a few of her daily must-haves:... Read More

 

Carrying over the ocean/sea trend of summer in a more mysterious way for fall is designer Johansson and the Acne Brand. Inspired by the movement... Read More

 

In a world where the organic, holistic approach to life (in food, workouts, etc.) is becoming more dominant, it only seems right that make-up and beauty regimes begin to adapt to that trend.... Read More

 

Admit it. Every now and then you're a little nosy. We thought we’d share what’s in our bags here at the studio to let you in on some of our daily must haves.... Read More

 

The fitness revolution is taking over the world. Athleisure apparel is heavily making its mark in fashion, fashion designers are making their own sneakers, and everyone is WORKING OUT.... Read More

 

Feminine modernity doesn't get any finer than this. Known originally for her perfectly cut trousers, Bouchra Jarrar has expanded her reach for a well done, full line of wardrobe tailoring. ... Read More

 

One of the biggest trends this fall season isn't coats but rather ultra chic capes and ponchos. In a variety of colors, textures, and prints you’ll be... Read More

 

The ultimate struggle of fashion is not only finding clothes that are forward and unique, but also finding clothes that are comfortable.... Read More

 

Tomboy chic has really become not just items to wear, but a way of life in recent years for women of all ages. If you love the look but aren't sure how to do it with grown-up flair, then you must check out the NY-based contemporary label of Harvey Faircloth.... Read More

 

Our southern summer and fall requires us to have a little style finess to keep us from melting away, while our northern friends are enjoying cooler temps.... Read More

 

It's that time of year again, when Nordstorm has their Anniversary sale. We aren't here to tell you what deals you can get on summer finds, no no no.... Read More

 

We know it’s right smack in the middle of summer, but with fall right around the corner we couldn’t help but letting you guys in our newest... Read More

 

We have exciting news to share! After our summer vacations, we are back—reloaded, recharged, and ready to take on the new fall fashion season. We are ... Read More

 

Here comes the bride! We are so excited to share our first bridal editorials, featured in Charlotte Wedding Magazine.... Read More

 

Seen everywhere on runways, from accessories to shirts to dresses, this trend is one that is a MUST for everyone to try. From our most daring fashionistas to the... Read More

 

Since summer is right around the corner, I know everyone is busy making plans for their Fourth of July. So whether you’re at the lake, the beach, or a cookout... Read More

 

Consider this your invitation for the Palm Party that will be happening all summer long. From Californian cool to city chic, the palm print is taking over a variety of collections... Read More

 

For summer if you want to get effortlessly Parisian Chic check out Thierry Colson. His casual dresses and skirts are perfect for breezy summer days and he uses JUST the right amount of... Read More

 

It’s always inevitable that you get unexpectedly invited somewhere over the summer and you feel like you have nothing to wear. Here are some really great options for you to go ahead and... Read More

 

This summer’s hottest pieces come in shades of blues and patterns that mimic the beautiful ocean. One look at the ocean and I know why... Read More

 

For feminine modernity at its finest check out my designer crush, who comes from the land down under, Dion Lee. While my most fashion forward clients will not miss a beat when trying this new designer... Read More

 

Chambray is always in style for summer, but finding cool chambray pieces that aren’t your typical is another story. ... Read More

 

A designer I have fallen madly in love with this year is Delpozo. I can’t talk about it enough! The collections are full of modern prints, bright florals and intricately made embellishments.... Read More

 

Summertime is finally around the corner! Shorts, sandals, cover-ups, and sunnies are about to have their time in the sun, pun totally intended.... Read More

 

I’m so smitten by my new summer designer crush, and it's got all your salt-water essentials covered.... Read More

 

One of my absolute FAVORITE fashion + philanthropy events in Charlotte is Catwalk For A Cause, put on by the martin Truex Jr. Foundation.... Read More

 

This week I'm on a Disney family vacay, and I'm here to tell you just because I'm a mommy of 3 doesn't mean I'll be wearing fanny packs, sneakers and Daisy Duck t-shirts. ... Read More

 

I had such a fun time visiting my peeps at Belk during Charleston Fashion Week. For the second year in a row, Belk has sponsored and participated in the largest Fashion Week in the South, and not only are their runway shows a great addition to schedule, but the Belk tent is where it's at.... Read More

 

This season we see a huge push for the canvas slip-on sneaker. Think of it as an upgrade to wearing sneakers with your casual look. ... Read More

 

Statement necklaces are a fave of women of all ages, but at a certain age (I'd say 21), it's time to retire that tired looking bubble necklace and get a piece that is more grown-up and sophisticated, yet still makes a wow factor.... Read More

 

The crop top is such a HUGE trend this season, yet it can be an intimidating trend as well. Not everyone has the same bodyshape and can wear this trend the same way. ... Read More

 

For spring there's a new neutral, seriously. It's not nude or metallics. It's the white shoe.... Read More

 

As many of you know I have settled into my styling studio in Myers Park, and am lucky enough to have a dear interior design friend help me fix up an old pilates studio and turn it into a posh style pad. ... Read More

 

Stacey Bendet titled her fall collection as Enchanted: The Search for the Golden Monarch and upon stepping into the famous McKittrick Hotel, you were immersed in the fall fairytale of Alice + Olivia. ... Read More

 

The Carolina Hererra fall show was such a breathe of fresh (ready-to-wear) air, with rich textures and geometric prints.... Read More

 

Rebecca Taylor's color palette was such a fresh take for fall 2014... soft greys, powder blues, ecru and pale pinks led the pack for the most sought after items in her lineup. ... Read More

 

The house at Lincoln Center was packed (more like crammed) with fashion insiders waiting to see what Lacoste had in store for fall.... Read More

 

Erin Fetherson's fall collection was cheekily titled "Charmed I'm Sure", which was the perfect theme to her youthful dresses and ladylike separates.... Read More

 

Boho-edge with a touch of femininity was the vibe of Charlotte Ronson's fall presentation.... Read More

 

Ruffian's look for fall was tailored and feminine with bold brights. Billowy blouses and satin dresses were equally balanced by tweed and brocade elements.... Read More

 

We aren't quite there yet with the temps, but my clients have already started snatching up their spring must-haves and I'm getting ready to style my second spring editorial. So let's talk about an 80's trend that's coming back faster than a Debbie Gibson/Tiffany tour.... Read More

 

Winter made the moto jacket the IT jacket to have, and spring has a new jacket to reinvent: The Bomber. ... Read More

 

In the Charlotte fashion circle, if you don't know who Arlene Goldstein is, you may need a fashion girl reaiity check. Arlene is the VP of Trend Merchandising & Fashion Direction for Belk, and she is the one who perosnally sees and approves every trend that comes into their stores.... Read More

 

Jumpsuits are such an easy way to be fashion forward. It's modern, yet a classic alternative to the regular dress or separates ensemble. ... Read More

 

Are you one of those peeps that are already done shopping for everyone on your list this season? If so, I may just hate you.... Read More

 

Emily Maynard is one of the funniest, sweetest people I know. She really is a girl's girl who I can chat with about everything from kids, to serious issues like fashion, to our crazy pets' shenanigans.... Read More

 

Allow me to introduce you to my Styling Assistant!... Read More

 

So this is my 2nd post in a row on footwear. Which I wouldn't normally do if it wasn't for good reason. London brand Preen has done a shoe collab with Aldo to bring you another capsule of Aldo Rise, a collection that looks more high end than what you might expect from Aldo. ... Read More

 

Recently I helped a client search for boots who had always had a hard time fitting into them because of her large calves.... Read More

 

Fall isn't just about switching out your wardrobe and layering your cashmere and leather. Take the change in season to switch out your fragrance to something a little deeper and layered as well.... Read More

 

Wanna be the ultimate rebel this fall? Wear white. Throw the southern rules out the window and see how hot white will stand out amidst a season of deep colors.... Read More

 

Thursday was such a thrill, not only to host the Neiman Marcus' Cusp Event, but to also style all 20 looks from Neiman's top 5 trends that went down the runway.... Read More

 

So now that we know what colors and textures are trending, let's look at the top styles for fall:... Read More

 

So now that we know what colors will be at the top of the list for fall [see non-blog post of trending Series... Read More

 

Now that fall is finally here, let’s discuss some of the best trends we should invest in for fall that will... Read More

 

Jenny Packham's Spring collection was all sorts of heavenly bohemian. With an Edwardian influence shown by the dress styles and Swarovski... Read More

 

Reem Acra continued the retro 70's vibe of DVF but played more with chiffons and metallics. Houndstooth for spring was also... Read More

 

After the Reem Acra show, I booked it in a taxi to catch the Alice + Olivia presentation. So glad I did, because A+O did not dissapoint with it's... Read More

 

Mathieu Mirano is a fave of edgy young Hollywood starlets Nicole Ritchie and Lady Gaga, and for good reason. His designs are for the woman who is fashion forward... Read More

 

Carolina Herrera is one of my absolute favorite shows. As an icon in the American fashion industry, she continues to create timeless works of art and really gets the... Read More

 

Barbara Tfank may not be a familiar name to the everyday woman, but BT has been around for a while. Adele wore Barbara Tfank to the Grammys, and Michelle Obama has worn her... Read More

 

Everyone who's anyone in fashion does not miss the DVF show.... Read More

 

Ever wanted to throw a party with your girlfriends at Neiman Marcus? Well ladies, here's our chance (insert maniacle laugh). I'm really looking forward to September... Read More

 

While what you wear on the outside is what fashion is all about, what you’re wearing UNDER that fashion could make or break your look.... Read More

 

For the first time ever, my fab friend Stacy Smallwood of Hampden Clothing is coming to Charlotte to bring a little low-country sizzle to our fall closets. Never... Read More

 

By now you’ve clicked around and you can OBVI see I’ve revamped just a “few” things about my website.... Read More

 

Blame it on the continued appeal of Madmen, but some of fall’s trends are reminiscent of mid-century inspirations and menswear influenced lines... Read More

 

I live in my jackets. Well, not literally, but I really love having a wide variety of jackets to complete my looks and add a touch of interest... Read More

 

 
 

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