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. =)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer is ending but the Sale Continues...

One of my greatest friends and best blogger I know gave Clothes Hound a shout out on her blog! Thanks Kristen, she writes about her life in the most interesting way and I just love reading her blog and staying in touch with her through it. As she mentions the 50% off sale is still going on and this is on everything in the store including new fall items!!! Hurry though b/c the sale will end September 7th. I have to make room for all the new fall things we purchased at the Atlanta Market! Just use code "end of summer" at checkout.

September is going to be a very busy month for us with a couple of Sorority parties in NC & SC, Fashion show in Charlotte and Shecky's show in Philly. Hopefully you'll be able to find us in a city near you!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I just got home from Hotlanta, I had a great trip to market and bought some awesome things for fall and winter!!! I am so excited to give you guys a sneak peak....I bought from French Connection, Karlie, Voxx NY, Theme, C. Luce and Ryu! Some of these are new lines for us and I am stoked for you to see them. I got some great, tops, skirts, jackets and tons of dresses!!! There were a few reoccurring themes through out the show including ruffles, sheer fabric, exposed zippers and high waisted pants/skirts. My girlfriend/assistant buyer Dana came along with me, it was great having another opinion on the pieces we saw and purchased, she was a huge help in choosing colors and making final decisions on various styles. The goods will start coming in during September and October so stay tuned!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Carolina International Pageant Sponsor

It looks like I am going to be a Carolina International Pageant sponsor for the month of September!!! The three reining CIP winners modeled in the Fashion Rocks fashion show which I helped put on back in April, they did a fabulous job and all for free!!! These girls rock and I am happy to show my support. Plus it sounds like being a sponsor may bring me some good publicity as well, of course it's not just out of the kindness of my heart that I am giving away free clothes. =)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Talking Current Trends and Fall Fashion

I made the trip to Rocky Mount today to talk about Fall Fashion and the Current Trends as part of a womens group that meets monthly. Rocky Mount is not quite the fashion capital of the world or even North Carolina but the women were very excited that I came and seemed to enjoy what I had to say, or at least I hope they did! Here's a quick summary...

I know we are all watching our budgets and want to get the most out of our wardrobe. You can do this by accessorizing! Remember to add a bib necklace, chunky bracelet, chandelier earrings, great bag or stylish shoes to change up what you already own. Studs are in this fall as well as lace, leather, animal prints and the color red.

You can wear your maxi dress into fall by adding a jacket or cardigan but keep it short and sweet. The key is to go short (jacket) over long (dress), especially if you're on the shorter side. You can also swap out your flip flops or thongs for a pair of suede wedges or boots. Menswear is also big for fall. Don't hesitate to put a menswear jacket (think tailored suit coat) over a flowy floral dress. If the jacket is longer you can also belt it.

With fall right around the corner our relaxed summer clothing is about to be nudged aside, your going to want a more tailored, fitted and polished look for fall.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Celebs Heart French Connection

We have some great new items from French Connection and others on order which made me think about celebrities who wear the brand. We all know French Connection is a great place to shop, but it seems we're not the only ones with a love for the high street fashions. It seems French Connection has a large celebrity following from Paris Hilton, Stephanie Pratt, Minnie Driver and Lindsay Price. The prices are unbeatable for such great stand the test of time fashions. The A-listers are going crazy for French Connection!

Above Sophia Bush is wearing the FC "wizard" dress in navy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

New Arrivals from French Connection

We just got in a few great pieces from French Connection! These are great items that can take you into fall with a light cardigan. I'm loving all of them and can't wait to start wearing them!!!

Also don't forget our summer sale is still going on, things are selling quickly! The big sale has been driving a lot of traffic to the website so we're going to keep the momentum going and continue on with the sale until all of our summer stuff is sold out. Happy Shopping and TGIF!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Celebrity Clothing Lines

We're influenced by celebrities every day. We watch their movies, listen to their songs and read about their juicy gossip in magazines. But fashion has been the biggest inspiration for today's consumer with celebrities designing fashion lines of their own.

It seems almost all of our favorite celebs now have their own clothing, jewelry or shoe line. Miley Cyrus teamed up with Max Azria and Walmart, Molly Sims launched a jewelry line called Grayce and Nicole Richie has a maternity line. New celebrity endorsed lines are popping up everyday but old ones are dropping off too. Of course Lauren Conrad from the Hills discontinued her my opinion it was a little boring and not worth the money. Heidi Klum shut down her Van Cleef line. I must admit the one celeb designer line I like is Jessica Simpson's, I love her shoes and being the bargain hunter I am, love that you can buy them at Marshall's!

Do you wear celeb brands?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The New Way to Shop

I just got home from the beach, checked the mail and was delighted to see that both my new Lucky and Marie Claire magazines arrived on Saturday while I was away. I was even more excited to find a small booklet titled, "The new way to shop" attached to the front of Marie Claire. It details amazing boutiques and what makes them great and there is also an article about the top 10 outlet malls. I plan to visit the Las Vegas premium outlets when I'm there in December! I got a great DIY idea for displaying earrings and saw a that a local Charlotte boutique, "Capitol" was mentioned as well. All in all this little mini mag got me really excited about my upcoming trip to market and fall fashion in general!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tax Free Weekend

North Carolina's annual tax-free weekend has always been an ideal time to stock up on Fall clothing and shoes and a great time to save even more on already discounted summer merchandise. This year, though, 6.75-percent savings on goods means even more because we know you love savings and right now every penny counts!

Save now through Sunday at 11:59pm!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bathing Suits in Vending Machines???

I just read a fascinating story over at Fabsugar.

Quiksilver has teamed up with The Standard hotels to make co-branded men’s and women’s swimsuits to be distributed via vending machines poolside at the hotel's four properties and online at

Joshua Katz, director of marketing and communications at Quiksilver Inc., explains, “This is a 24-hour customer, and a lot of times they might not have a swimsuit but want to take a late-night swim, after the hotel’s boutique is closed.” Ah yes late night, drunk, skinny dipping, we've all done this. Key West, South Beach .... I could go on... but I must say even under the influence I had my bikini in my bag I just decided to go without it. Would you opt for one out of the vending machine?

For added flavor, each design has a "Quik City Guide" on the inside waistband, with addresses of local places of interest. The vending machines will also dispense zines and $10 works of art from local artists. Four men's retro-inspired men's styles will be available as well as a classic black string bikini for the ladies. Step right up.
I checked the website and they do come in various sizes, the board shorts are $75 and the black bikini is $84!!! Wow, I think I'll stick to skinny dipping.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Love Big ~ Live Buddha

Big Buddha's Rose Bag (in pink) was featured in WWD Magazine on July 27th! (we'll be getting more Big Buddha bags in soon!)

Feature#1: Ruche Floral design Benefit: The multiple layers of leather - like material bind together to give this bag a beautifully crafted blooming Rose design. Bold floral detail adds an eye-catching designer look-throw it over your shoulder and add instant style to any fall outfit!

Feature #2: Oversized structured silhouette Benefit: Structured and super spacious-with the Rose bag you get all the room you need to tote around your favorite Fall gear.

Feature #3: Double shoulder straps Benefit: Long and roomy double straps make the bag both comfortable to wear and convenient to get into

Saturday, August 1, 2009


4th of July is now behind us and while the next big event on your calendar may be Labor day weekend be sure to pencil in the summer sale. We are making way for our new fall lines so all of our summer stuff has to go! Summer clothing, accessories and shoes up to 75% off. We all have our weaknesses white wine, ice cream and super summer sales so shop to your hearts content.