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Kristin Tucker

Game Day Fashion Tips Every Girl Needs to Know

If you are anything like me, game day gets you excited! Women everywhere try to decide what they are going to wear to the big game. Even those that aren’t headed to the stadium are formulating their attire to watch their team on TV at a favorite sports-viewing hot spot. Some fans seem to think anything goes when it comes to game day attire, but that simply isn’t true. With five weeks left of college football, let’s huddle up and listen! There are a few guidelines (Not rules but guidelines. Y’all know The Fashion Plate isn’t a big fan...

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Break Out The Rain Boots In Style

Let’s list some of the positives about the recent 10 day straight stretch of rain. The NC drought is officially over. We now know what it’s like to live in Seattle. On a fashion note, we got to justify the existence of those super cute rain boots in our closet. Rain boots have become a fashion mainstay in recent years. If you haven’t bought any yet, make the investment. And just because the weather forecast calls for a rainy day doesn’t mean you have to forego a stylish outfit. You can still wear your cute skirts, dresses and even...

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Trends In Transition: Transitioning Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall

Soon summer will fade into fall. But anyone who has spent more than one week in the South knows that the transition from summer to fall weather is a process. You can expect to be teased with a few days of cool weather followed by days of heat and humidity. You can also expect some mornings to hover around 45 degrees, but by afternoon the temperature soars to a high of 85! This means you’re going to need some mad transitional skills to stay comfortable, no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. Take the time to transition your summer wardrobe...

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Cool Styles for a Hot Summer

Summer fashion forecast: Lots of soft breezy styles with a 100% chance of fun prints. And summer is still in full swing, especially in our Southern Part of Heaven! This summer season it’s all about lightening up your wardrobe and playing with fun prints. Continue basking in your most stylish summer yet with these cool trends to beat the heat but still look sizzling hot! Flowy Fabrics One of the hottest summer trends is all about the free spirit. Think swingy fringe and kimono wraps to get your flow on. Of course all of these hippy chic and vintage...

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Traveling in Style

Packing Perils Summer vacation season is upon us.  By car, by plane, by boat, by train….you’re bound to be headed somewhere this summer.  That means you have the daunting task of packing ahead of you, which takes time, energy, planning and decision-making skills.  Oh, the agony of accessorizing every outfit!  And how will I know what I’m doing every minute of my trip?  When it comes to packing, it’s so easy to over-pack and procrastinate.  I know I’m not alone in either department; however I might be in contention for the all-time packing procrastination award.  I can’t tell you...

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Talk Derby To Me

My favorite spring sporting event has to be the Kentucky Derby.  What stands out most during this historic horse race is difficult to decide…the sleek and athletic thoroughbreds, the diminutive yet wiry jockeys in their colorful silks, the thrill of the race itself or the chance for a long-shot filly to come from behind and win the garland of roses. Honestly, I love the pageantry of the entire event, but who am I trying to fool?  For me it’s all about two things—the hat and the mint julep.  They call it the “fastest two minutes in sports.”  So much...

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Closet Cleansing: Steps To De-Clutter And Feel Better

When was the last time you REALLY surveyed your wardrobe? Last season? Last spring or summer?   The last time you moved, five years ago? Confess! Your closet needs a barium enema and you know it. I’ll be the first one to admit that mine does. I avoid closet cleansing like the plague. There’s always something more pressing on my never-ending To-Do List. Plus I have inherent pack-rat wiring (I swear it’s genetic!). What if I prematurely purge something? I’m trying to change my save-everything-for-sentimental-reasons-or-because-it-will-ultimately-come-back-in-style ways. So I’ve got the perfect weekend challenge planned. Attack the closet! As my friend...

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The Essential Winter Accessories

Time to break out all those wardrobe accessories you unwrapped this holiday season! They made great gifts; jewelry, scarves, gloves and hats always do. If you don’t own these essential accessories, it’s time to invest and/or upgrade. Especially now that we’ve plunged into polar vortex temperatures, some of these accessories are critical to brave the arctic air. January is historically the slowest retail month of the year – meaning sales abound. So here’s a list to get you started: Find the tote that’s perfect for work. And weekends. And jet-setting. And just about every single event on your calendar. Every...

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The INspiration List – Fashion Trends for Fall/Winter 2014

Once the extended Indian summer we experience here in the southern slice of heaven truly turns to fall, it’s time to start thinking about attire and accessories for the cooler temps ahead. What’s hot? Global references have inspired everything from clothing to jewelry. There are also plenty of repeat performances from seasons past. Here’s a list of fall fashion finds to fill your wardrobe for work, date night and everything in between: Plaid Tartan-Tastic – Plaid for fall may not be the most original concept. The perennial checkered trend isn’t going anywhere this year, but we don’t mind. Coats,...

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Galloway Ridge Goat Parade

Galloway Ridge held their festive Goat Parade Gala to auction off goat sculptures decorated by local artists. It was an evening of dancing and spirited bidding, all to benefit charities for seniors. Angie Lerner says Cheers! Elise Crawford from the Chatham County Council on Aging Kathie Reeves and Megan Coggins Goat Parade committee The evening’s entertainment: The JazzTones Barbara Bell Goats, artists and winners! Sharon Barnes, Cindy Lucas, Rif Riddick and Steven Ray Miller Artist Lauren Roberts with her creation, Botanimal Helen Pegg and Lois Rice George and Kathleen Lee Kacky Hammon with Rosie Pat Richardson with “Whatever Floats...

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