Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Trend of the Year - 2009

Popsugar reported today that the trend of the year was Leggings and I must say I completely agree!

They said, "Leggings have been around for a while, but in 2009, they made a mad comeback. Face it: everywhere you turned, limbs were dolled up in leggings. Some basic, a few crazy, many cropped, lots of long. Jeggins even had their own cult following and outshone regular denim. Catwalks, streets, malls, and boutiques all embraced the comfy chic trend. Long live the legging!

I've considered selling the new Free People Jegging coming out early spring....but will you pay $68 for a pair?

Friday, December 18, 2009

Pictures from our Holiday Open House

You can check out all the pictures on our facebook page and if you aren't already a fan become one! please. =)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Save 20% with code gift

Shop the Holiday Sale! Now through December 22nd take 20% off your next purchase!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Bags by Hilary Radley

Hilary Radley is a Montreal-based designer. After great success in outerwear across North America her brand naturally evolved with the Hilary Radley Handbag Collection. The handbags portray sophisticated elegance and strong character as does the designer herself. Hilary Radley is a known name where quality is trusted and style is recognized.

Her bags range in price from $80-$95. Shop now through December 22nd for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

Monday, December 14, 2009

10 Shopping Days Left

There are only 10 shopping days left! I hope you've made your dreaded trips to the mall or surfed the web for the best buys already but if you have any shopping left to do take comfort in knowing you can shop our online boutique up until December 22nd and still get your package in time for Christmas!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thank you!

Thanks to everyone who attended our Holiday Open House! We had a great day, the location, the food the drinks and mostly the customers made it a great event!

We already have lots of events planned for 2010 so stay tuned for more fun shopping soirees.

Friday, December 11, 2009

New Line by Sweetie Pie Jewelry

Sweetie Pie Jewelry is designed and handmade here locally in Raleigh! It's a blend of beautiful contemporary pieces with vintage components. From downtown casual to uptown glam there is something for everyone and every occasion!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Holiday Open House

Please join us for our Holiday Open House!

Shop two boutiques under one roof, Clothes Hound and Lauren Skye Boutique!

Free Gift Wrapping


Raffle Prizes

Party Dresses

Great Sales

Brooklyn Heights

605 Glenwood Ave

Raleigh NC

Saturday December 12th


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

2 New items from Free People

2 new looks

We just received the Ebb and Flow Jacket! An amazingly soft and stylish top made from a sweatshirt material. With an off centered zipper bordered with a larger ruffle that hangs so perfectly. A tuck in the back that rests in the small of your back allows for a most flattering look. Even the stars like this one, just ask Halle Berry and Ashley Tisdale who were spotted wearing it! $98

And prepare to be noticed with this sheer slip in sequined mesh with brightly colored adjustable straps and a low scooped back. Take any outfit to the next level by slipping it over a strapless dress or putting a colored bandeau beneath and wearing with leggings. $68

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Shopping Memo - Shout out

Shop for a Fabulous Affordable wardrobe with ClothesHound, a Raleigh-Durham Based E-Boutique

Check out what the shopping memo wrote about us and our upcoming holiday party!

ClothesHound, a Raleigh-Durham Based E-Boutique
ClothesHound is your one-stop, trendy online e-boutique, based out of Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and the place for a fabulous but affordable wardrobe with accessories, including French Connection, Free People, Saint Grace, 39 Sixty One and many more.Their goodies are fashion forward without busting your budget and the online store is stocked with contemporary and fun clothing, handbags, shoes, & jewelry along with lines that are eco-friendly, natural & organic.Bryce Batts, Owner of ClothesHound, believes trendy fashions should be affordable and strives to find & offer flirty & fashionable items ALL priced under $150. Find all the lust worthy clothes your heart desires at ClothesHound. ClothesHound also offers fun SHOPPING PARTIES & TRUNK SHOWS, featuring more items such as Gentle Fawn, C. Luce, Free People, French Connection, Karlie and other dresses, tops & bottoms!SPECIAL OFFER! Invite friends to shop the e-boutique in person, then pick a time & place and they'll be there! Treat your fashion forward friends to a night of fun by booking a shopping party today and get FREE clothes!Mention TheShoppingMemo.com, Book a party in December or January & Receive $100 in FREE Clothing! Choose ANY type of party including cocktail, wine & cheese, birthday, bachelorette, office to sorority! They'll provide a free personal shopping experience by letting you try it all on and helping your guests find items they adore. The average party is 2-3 hours in length and typically 8+ guests are in attendance.Other Upcoming Holiday Events to note from ClothesHound.Shop two boutiques under one roof at the Clothes Hound / Lauren Skye Holiday Open House! Avoid the mall, "shop local" and bring your friends to enjoy Hor'doeuvres, cocktails and big discounts!Dec 12th from 11am - 3pmHoliday Open House LOCATION:Brooklyn Heights605 Glenwood AveRaleigh, NC 27603919.809.6769www.shopclotheshound.com

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hello from Richmond

Me and Louise are at our last show of the season, Bizarre Bazaar. So far so good, 2 days down and 3 to to go. We've got a great sell rack that is quickly dwindling and I'm getting a Free People shipment that should arrive at the show on Sunday. This show definitely brings the crowds and people are in the mood to do their holiday shopping.

On a side note we ate a Noodles after the show tonight and man was it good. =)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Believe it or not, the area's most exciting holiday shopping event is right around the corner! The 34th Christmas Collection packs all four buildings of The Richmond Raceway Complex with Fabulous Unique Gifts, over 500 Exclusive exhibitors from all over the country and only seen at The Bizarre Bazaar®
Always the first weekend in December, this year's show will be Thursday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 6th. We’re open 10 am to 7pm Thursday thru Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 5pm. Tickets are $7 at the door…
But… If you want the inside skinny… buy your ticket here in advance for $6.50, and then you're ready to hit the ground running!
Come Shop with us at booth 431 - mention our blog and save 10%!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Cyber Monday - Save 40% + Free Shipping

Why wait ’til Cyber Monday? Get a jump on your holiday shopping with our festive online deals, we've extended our Black Friday sale so you can get 40% off plus free shipping through Monday!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sale Starts Today

Okay I guess I must be in a good mood due to the impending Holiday b/c the Black Friday sale is starting today and going through Saturday!!! Save 40% with code "blackfriday" + Free Shipping!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009



Ladies bookmark our site and get ready for some great discount shopping on Black Friday! Everything will be 40% off so shop early before the best stuff is gone! 40% off on Friday only, just use code, "blackfriday" at checkout!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Open House - Save the Date

Shop two boutiques under one roof at the
Clothes Hound / Lauren Skye Holiday Open House!
Avoid the mall and bring your friends to enjoy
hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and big discounts!

Shopclotheshound.com / laurenskyeboutique.com

Brooklyn Heights
605 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603

December 12th 11am-3pm

Friday, November 20, 2009

Viist us at Holiday Market

Get excited, Holiday Market is almost here! Mark your calendar for this Saturday, November 21st, from 9AM to 3PM at the Durham Marriott Convention Center in downtown Durham. This year you will find the hottest trends in jewelry, accessories, fashion, and home decor, and great gifts for everyone on your list. Admission is $5 and also serves as your raffle ticket.

Mention this post and save 10% at the Clothes Hound booth!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SAVE 20%

As Thanksgiving nears there are many things I'm thankful for.....of those I'm seriously thankful for all my blog readers! So here's a discount now through Black Friday just for you!!!

Save 20% now through November 28th with code "gift"

PS-I'm getting the dress to the right this week!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I just received a great new cardigan from RYU! It's a heather grey knit cardi with a chiffon tie at the neck and it retails for $69! You can't beat that price for a must have cardigan! This sweater is long with large pockets at each side, it looks super cute with jeans, black pants/leggings or even with a dress.


Ryu targets women who refuse ostentatious apparel but enjoy diverse fashion channels while promoting individuality. The line maintains female attractiveness while being trendy and up to date. It's a rapidly developing brand that is gaining favorable reviews from US retailers!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fun after Stocked Market

Until this weekend I had never been to Roanoke, VA. I must say it's a great town and not nearly as small as I thought it was, the mountains are beautiful and while I hear there isn't a lot of shopping it seems there is an endless supply of great restaurants. We got to try out two different ones, Alejandro's on Friday night and Blue 5 and 202 on Saturday night. I'm so glad Louise was there to help me again....I couldn't do it without her. Dana came up on Saturday making this show more fun than the rest, I just love a little girl time! I had fun ladies, can't wait to do it again!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Roanoke Stocked Market

The Junior League of Roanoke Valley is hosting the 21st Annual Stocked Market, bringing merchants from around the country to the Roanoke Civic Center for a weekend of shopping and gearing up for the holidays! From the kickoff Splurge! High Class and Blue Grass event, to the Sneak Peek Preview Coffee, the Stocked Market is the way to get into the holiday spirit.

Where:The Roanoke Civic Center
When: November 12-15

Splurge! - High Class and Blue Grass
Thursday, November 12th - 7 pm to 10 pm
Featuring Blue Moonshine Band, Amazing Prizes, and Comfort Food
*Advanced ticket purchase required - includes two cocktails and food

Sneak Peek Preview Coffee

Friday, November 13th - 9am to 11am

Breakfast, Coffee and Prizes

General Admission Shopping
Friday, November 13th - 11 am to 7 pm
Saturday, November 14th - 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, November 15th - 11 am to 5 pm

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Host a Clothes Hound Shopping Party

You can shop online, at a mall or a big-box store. But in the middle of the crazy holiday shopping seas, beat the crowds by bringing the store to you. All you need is a party plan and some friends!

Shopping can be a relaxing activity when done right. Shopping parties are no longer about tupperware. Fashion can come to you. Why not make some money or earn free goods while you shop? We bring everything you need right to the comfort of your home or spot of your choice.

Here are a few tips to hosting your shopping party:
1. Call or email me to book a date for your shopping party

2. Inquire about hostess incentives. I will give you 10% of net sales; or give you a credit in that amount towards your purchases.

3. Figure out how many guests you need to invite. We like to have about 20 people at each party, however I will do parties with less people if you have friends who LOVE to shop

4. Determine where to host the party. Find out if your local hair salon will host it. Check out the party room in your condo building, or even your own house.
5. Determine whether or not you'll serve food. Most hosts recommend wine and cheese. It involves less hassle. If this does not meet the dietary requirements of the guests, then choose something that works.

The key is a successful shopping party is attendees. A great mix of fabulous shoppers/friends makes for a fun-filled shopping event. Nothing beats personal attention - a whole shopping event that caters to you and your crew.

Another way to increase your incentives - Check to see if your office/church/other entity is interested in hosting a shopping party. The more the merrier. Shopping parties are also a great ideas for bachelorette parties, bridal/wedding showers and other events.
Arrange a time, sit back, relax, and enjoy a cozy, intimate and personalized shopping event.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nolita Bag featured in Lucky!

The Faux Suede Nolita Big Buddha Bag was just featured in the December issue of Lucky Magazine! Check it out on page $138 in their deal hunting/bargains section.

Also the site has been updated with new items from vfish, check it out!

vfish is an elegant contemporary women’s clothing line based out of Chicago. Founded by husband and wife team Mandy and Tal Moise, a former schoolteacher and entrepreneur; the idea behind vfish is to create a stylish yet always comfortable brand of clothing for women. The timeless looks are carefully crafted to introduce new and innovative patterns while not sacrificing the comfort and feel of the clothing. vfish takes great pride in producing comfortable designer products that are sold at an affordable price.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thank you Fayetteville

I have to say the girls in the Junior League of Fayetteville are the sweetest bunch! I had so much fun at Holly Day Fair, we had a good crowd and some fun shoppers! It always helps to pass the time at the show when you have fun customers you love to hang out with! Overall the show was great and I definitely want to come back next year.

I just met with Molly from V Fish and should have some new arrivals tomorrow! I'll send out those pics and update the site asap. =)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Shoe and Handbag Intervention

Oprah teamed up with 3 professional Fashionistas for a Shoe and Handbag intervention on her show yesterday and here is what you need to know!

Shoe 411

  • Keep Animal Prints Contemporary, they're classic and go with everything

  • A pointed toe slims the foot

  • Darker colors make your foot look slimmer

  • Shoe boots or booties make the leg look longer (just make sure they hit at ankle or below)

  • Match darker clothing to dark shoes to elongate the leg

  • Tall boots make your legs look longer

  • Peep toe shoes hide foot flaws aka ugly toes

The 6 pairs of Shoes everyone needs

  • Little Black Pump

  • Comfortable flat that works for work and weekend

  • Show stopping gorgeous show

  • Cute sleek sneaker

  • Tall Boot- Heel or Flat

  • All weather boot

Handbag 411

  • Multiple bags are a violation

  • Patterns for everyday use are a violation

  • Novelty bags for every day use are a violation

  • Utilitarian Backpacks, again, violation

  • Your bag should contrast your body shape

Hottest Boots of the Season

  • Over the Knee Boot-Make sure to where them in a Flat, a heel cries Pretty Woman

  • Boot with Buckles-adds edge

  • Slouchy Boot

  • Peep toe lace up

  • Riding Boot

Holly Day Fair

I have enjoyed a full week of rest! No big shows last week although a few of my best friends threw a fabulous Clothes Hound/Lauren Skye Party on Saturday in Raleigh. It was a great pre-game before the Halloween Festivities. This week I'm gearing up for Holly Day Fair which starts on Thursday and runs through Sunday. The nice part is I'm staying in my own bed for this one, the show is in Fayetteville which is an hour and a half away but it's worth the drive to sleep in my own bed! I'm not sure what to expect from this show but it's the biggest in Eastern NC so I'm hoping for good things!

Holly Day Fair
November 5 - 8, 2009
Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center
The Crown Expo Center 131 E. Mountain Drive Fayetteville, NC 28306

Holly Day Fair is the largest holiday gift and craft show in Eastern North Carolina. Holly Day Fair is a one-stop holiday shopping event that draws an average of 21,000 attendees and 201 vendors. Show-goers have an extensive selection of unique handcrafted and manufactured products to select from. The unique and exclusive gifts include Christmas decorations, crafts, jewelry, clothes, toys, food specialties, household accents, and much more.

Holly Day Fair Hours:
Thursday - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Super Shopper - $12.00Limited tickets ~ fewer shoppers ~ huge aisles ~ great shopping!! No Strollers Please!
Thursday - 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. - $8.00
Friday - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. New extra hour! - $8.00
Saturday - 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. - $8.00
Sunday - 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - $8.00
Admission includes parking ~ Children 5 and under Free!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Save 15% this Weekend

In Celebration of a super spooktacular Halloween save 15% all weekend with code "fallfashion"

Be sure to check out the site, we just received new items from Ryu and Karlie!

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

French Connection Hound Dress


We just received a couple of great items by French Connection including the Hound Dress above the Bonny Dress and Poison Ivy skirt. I love the way you can take the Hound Dress from work to dinner out with your hubby while only changing a few accessories! We'll be getting in new items from Ryu later this week so stay tuned!
lesson by Nancy_89 featuring French Connection

Monday, October 26, 2009

1 Week of Rest

Sorry I haven't been updating the blog too much lately but my schedule has been crazy. A shopping spree which ran Wed. - Sun. has just come to an end and it was a great show but really exhausting! I got lots of new things in for the show and sold out of almost all of them immediately! I have some other great things by Ryu and French Connection coming in this week! I think I may finally get the coveted Red/Leopard Karlie Dress as well! My next show is next week, it's the Hollyday Fair in Fayetteville, I've heard good things about this show and hope it's as good as they promise!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Time for Shopping Spree

Wow last week was a whirl wind! I was in Baton Rouge all week for Hollydays which went pretty well except for getting a virus and missing one day of the show! It's not fun to be sick away from home! The 13 hour drive wasn't too fun either but I did get to enjoy some authentic Louisiana food before starting my 2 day puke fest. sorry. It's interesting to see the styles of different cities, all I can say is Louisiana is definitely the neighboring state of Texas. I saw so many cowboy boots and rhinestones! The bigger the hair the closer to God. Everyone was super sweet though!

Shopping Spree in Raleigh starts tomorrow which I am definitely looking forward to! Last year's show was a huge success and I'm glad to be sleeping in my own bed! If your in Raleigh or close by you should come to the event which is the 21-25.

I just got in some great Big Buddha Bags, like the Mia bag in the picture above and some fabulous new dresses as well!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hollydays Baton Rouge

I finished up Martha's Market in Charlottesville on Sunday and headed down to Baton Rouge with my husbands cousin Louise on Monday. We stayed in Montgomery Monday night and arrived in Baton Rouge Tuesday afternoon. We haven't see a lot of BR yet but what we have seen has been great! We ate at Parrains last night, trying some authentic Cajun food, so yummy! We are going to drive by LSU today and do a little more exploring! The Hollydays show starts tonight and runs through Saturday and then we'll be making the trip back to NC on Sunday!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

We are in Charlottesville

We arrived in Charlottesville around noon and were greeted by super nice workers from Martha's Market. They helped us unload everything and provided free lunch for all the vendors, yipee. Did I mention I am renting a cargo van for the next two weeks so I can fit all of my Clothes Hound goods inside? I love the Van but b/c I have it I brought more than normal and have tons of stuff! My mom is helping me with this show, she's a great free worker which you can't beat! We've already decided we have a stalker at our hotel who we know snuck in our room so we are staying somewhere else the next 2 nights. Charlottesville is gorgeous but of course I picked the one hotel that seems like it's not in the best part of town. It's always an interesting trip with me!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Martha's Market

If you are anywhere near Charlottesville this weekend please visit us at Martha’s Market!

The Women’s Committee of Martha Jefferson Hospital’s award-winning benefit for women’s healthcare, returns to John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia from October 10 through 12, 2008. Sixty-five boutiques from across the country turn the Arena into a unique marketplace.

Friday, October 10 from 10–7; Saturday October 11 from 10–6; and Sunday, October 12 from 10-4. Admission $5, children 10 and under free.

John Paul Jones Arena is located at 295 Massie Road in Charlottesville. www.johnpauljonesarena.com or www.mjhfoundation.org

Monday, October 5, 2009

Weekend Update

After the 3 day Shecky's show in Philadelphia my girlfriend Allison hosted a Clothes Hound party on Friday night. The party was a blast, the girls picked out what they liked and then tried it all on for one another like a mini-fashion show. After a few bottles of wine were emptied the girls paid up before leaving with their new duds around 12am.
I've recently received several new shipments of fall merchandise and there is some really great stuff so be sure to check out the site!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fun in Philly

Another Shecky's show has come to an end and I am completely exhausted! I drove up to Philly form NC on Tuesday morning leaving at 6am and arriving about 1pm. Luckily I was greeted by my bestie Allison who helped me unload and set up for the show, not to mention she helped me work it every night! The show was Tues, Wed, and Thurs night from 5-10. There was some great shopping to be done and lots of alcohol to go around! We were stationed next to the Cupcake ladies which worked out really well for me. =) We packed up last night and headed back to Allison's house around midnight. Now that Shecky's is over I'm looking forward to the Clothes Hound Party Allison is hosting tonight, should be a blast!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Fashion Show Charlotte

Hi ladies I finally have pictures from the fashion show! I lost my camera so I had to have a friend take these and email them to me, thanks Krissy. (I guess wherever my camera is hiding my ipod is there too)

If you want to see all the pictures just check them out on my facebook page.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

NC State Won!

I'm really excited for two reasons... NC State won against Pitt today and we got the husbands to use our Clothes Hound/Lauren Skye Koozies at the game. Don't they look cute with their cute pink can huggers? These are koozies Jessica and I had made for the Fashion Show in Charlotte last weekend. There are two sides one with my company info and one with hers, I think they were a big hit and turned out super cute. We'll also be use these at an upcoming joint party some of our friends are hosting.

I hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thanks KKG!!!

I just got back from my party at the USC Kappa Kappa Gamma House. I had a great time as always, they really are a great group of girls! I also enjoyed catching up with my cousin Leslie pictured above. The French Connection Wizard dresses were a great seller. The gamecocks colors are Black and Burgundy so of course the red and black stuff sold well. They just celebrated a great victory against Ole Miss and love to dress up for games. Let's hope NC State can put up a win tomorrow! Thanks again KKG girls, have a great school year and hopefully I'll see you again in the spring!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Local Macy's Event

Macy's at Crabtree Valley Mall will have a Style & Co. shopping party Saturday with style experts in the store to share style tips and show how to transition wardrobe pieces, particularly with the Style & Co. brand.
Shoppers will get a gift with any Style & Co. purchase of $30 or more, while supplies last. Customers also will get a shot at winning a $250 electronic gift certificate.
The event is from 1-4 p.m.

This event could actually be a lot of fun and the tips they give on transitioning your wardrobe could be used with any brand not just Style & Co. I'm finding my Karlie Leggings are helping me in transitioning dresses and t-shirts into more suitable fall wear. They were a huge hit at the Fashion show on Friday and for only $27 you can't afford not to get a pair!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Day in the Life of a Model

I know modeling doesn't look like a hard job and they get paid tons of money. Must be nice to be so beautiful that you get paid for the way you look. Of course I wish my legs were a mile long and that I could lose that last 5 lbs (which will probably be the last 25lbs after this baby arrives). But I am glad I can eat a cheeseburger if I want or a deliciously huge blueberry muffin with one million carbs and fat grams.

Anyway my N&O eblast yesterday included a story on Models and a new website your sure to love. "Everything you've ever wanted to know about models (including when they change their hairstyles!) and modeling are part of this blog, modelinia.com. The Web site's all over Fashion Week, of course, and you can even find out what your favorite model (Lily, Chanel, Erin, Coco ...) is wearing after the shows. There's also a video on how to walk in high heels, in case your looking to make a career change, and a slideshow of model runway mishaps."

Let me know what you think....are you auditioning to be ANTM?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Local Shout Out

Raleigh Denim is a local company that creates amazing jeans! They are currently be carried at Barney's and a couple of smaller boutique stores. Raleigh Denim was created by a husband and wife team who actually met back in high school. The line was first called Verses and is now Raleigh Denim. North Carolina has a rich textile history and NC State is one of the best textile schools (i started my bachelors there). Everything they use is from North Carolina—the thread, the denim, the zippers, the labels. They do everything in the studio—sewing, washing. They say the most sustainable and enjoyable way to do anything is to do it where you are, around people you like, which is why they have stayed in Raleigh.

They retail for around $250...maybe if they decide to make a less pricey line we'll start carrying it. =) By the way most jeans are made in 12 minutes each pair of jeans they make takes 5 hours b/c they do everything themselves. I guess it's understandable that they cost more.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Fall is here

Although it may not feel like fall yet depending on where you live many things indicate it's definitely here! Fall awards shows (VMA's), the season premier of Oprah today and new Fall television starts next week which means Fall is upon us.

I hope you didn't miss the VMA's, but even if you did you know MTV will have it on a million more times, DVR it later. I have to say Kanye West is a douche bag but on to more pleasant things such as the Fashion at the VMA's. Dresses were short and long but many had metallic hues including both silver and gold. I loved the look of these ladies. Here is a quick over view, Olivia Palermo in a shoulder-cutout LBD, Kristin Cavallari in a strapless sequined minidress, Beyonce in a sassy LRD, Whitney Port in a sheer Christopher Kane, and Leighton Meester in her sequin Christian Cota. All five ladies turned up the volume at last nights event. Who was your favorite?
picture courtesy popsugar.com

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Fashion Show

I just spent the afternoon with Jessica which was lovely. Beyond making me a delicious lunch we planned out the order, play list and all the details of our upcoming show in Charlotte on Friday night. We have 6 models and 18 outfits to showcase. These Charlotte girls are in for a real treat! Jessica owns an online boutique and we feel our stores really compliment one another. We have done 1 other fashion show together and are always bouncing ideas off each other. Stay tuned for pictures from the show!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dress by Theme

While at Market I stopped by the Lisa Adams showroom, called Therapy and shopping therapy it was! I came across a new designer by the name of Theme out of LA and loved their little line of sweet and sassy dresses. I purchased the dress to the right which will retail for less than $75! Hints of skin peaking through sheer fabric is really big this fall. See you can be sexy without showing too much! This dress can be worn to work, holiday parties and out to dinner just add the right shoes and accessories.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Charleston Fun

I ran into my two friends Dana and Dana and a group of their friends while in Charleston! Funny we were 4 hours from home but ended up seeing several people we knew. The Dana's were there for a bachelorette party which got me thinking about the ones I've been to. Even been to one in Charleston a few years back. Of course it's fun to get all the girls together, dress up, drink too much and stay out too late but why oh why must we be made to wear hideous outfits and carry around penis paraphernalia? I obviously enjoy dressing up and will think about an outfit for such an occasion months in advance. Unfortunately only weeks in advance you receive an email saying we must all wear black b/c the bachelorette will be in white or some such nonsense. #1 I hate dressing like everyone else, I want to stand out. #2 aren't we too old to all be dressing a like, our group normally gets enough attention without doing that. #3 We don't all have the same taste, you make like airbrushed T-shirts, I do not =) I know it's all in fun and it's not about me that weekend it's about the bride but I swear the torture seems to start earlier and earlier these days. Before all the bridesmaids had to wear a hideous dress and all look the same on the wedding day now it's starts with the bachelorette party. Brides to be I beg you not to make your friends dis their sense of style for your bachelorette party!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

C. Luce

I hope everyone had an amazing Labor Day Weekend! Me and my hubby went to Charleston where we met up with my mom and step-dad. We had a fabulous time doing a lot of touristy things, needless to say we walked a lot and my feet hurt about 1/2 the time, of course I would never wear sneakers unless I was working out so I guess I can't complain.

With Labor Day behind us new fall fashions will continue to roll in. To the right is a small sample of a new line we bought from, C. Luce. We got these two super cute dresses along with an adorable purple coat and beautiful grey wrap sweater. All of these items will retail under $70!!!! I'm positive these items will sell out quickly!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Labor Day Sale

Happy Labor Day Weekend!!!! I'm sure you have big plans for this long weekend whether that includes a stay-cation or maybe a quick get away, whatever you do have fun and dress the part!!

Clothes Hound is having a little celebration of it's on with a 20% off sale now through Monday!!! Save 20% on everything from already reduced summer merchandise to new fall fashions. Just use code "fallfashion" at checkout!!! With this discount summer items are 75% off!!! Happy Shopping!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

NC State Kickoff Game

NC State Game
NC State Game by bbatts featuring Dorothy Perkins

NC State kicks off the football season tonight and I can't wait!!! I was so proud of myself for pulling together an outfit that actually works and fits (since I'm 14 weeks pregnant that's tricky). Tonight's game should be an exciting one against South Carolina! Although I can't drink the duff beer above I have my O'douls ready! Football is so big in the south and you have to dress the part, I'll be wearing my new Karlie scarf and Black Slouchy boots by Matisse.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Calm before the Storm

I guess you could call these next few weeks the calm before the storm. This Fall/Winter is going to be crazy busy for Clothes Hound. Chances are if you are anywhere on the East Coast you can find us in a city near you. Here is a run down of Shows and Events we will be attending:

September 18th - Fashion Show, Charlotte NC

September 25th - Sorority Party, Columbia SC

September 29 - October 1, Shecky's Philadelphia PA

October 8 - 11, Martha's Market, Charlottesville VA

October 14-17, Hollydays, Baton Rouge LA

October 21 - 25, A Shopping Spree, Raleigh NC

November 5-7, Holly Day Market, Fayettville NC

November 14 - 16, The Stocked Market, Roanoke VA

November 21 - Holiday Market, Durham NC

December 2 - 6, Bizarre Bazaar, Richmond VA

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Dress by Karlie

I am in LOVE with this new dress by Karlie!!! I think it's so super cute for fall and can be worn for the holiday's too. For such a versatile dress the price is unbeatable, at only $86! This beautiful ruffle dress by Karlie is a wonderful addition to any wardrobe. With its ruffled neckline and flattering silhouette, it is perfect for any body type. Pair this with earrings and heels and you'll be ready for any occasion.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

3 New Dress all for $55

So I just got in 3 new lovely dresses, one of which I have already worn. =) The black strapless denim dress to the right seems to be a fan favorite already, I'm taking one to my girlfriend this weekend (we are visiting them in the mountains of NC) so she can try it on hopefully buy it. Also Kristen my blogger friend I previously mentioned said she just may have to order it!
The other two dresses are super cute and can be worn to work or out at night! They come in Purple and Grey and are also $55. Can't beat that! I noticed Express has a denim tube dress right now for close to $70 and it's not nearly as cute as the one I'm selling. =)