Kristin Tucker

Countdown to Kick-Off – Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara

Let me guess. You’ve been invited to a Super Bowl party on Sunday…maybe even more than one. If you’re a Panthers or Broncos fan, then you’re probably going for the game watching and will be glued to the flat screen (or staying home out of superstition). If you’re a big-time NFL fan, but your team is not in the Big Game, then you’re probably interested in the game with a secondary interest in the party extracurricular activities. The rest of us fall in the final category. We’re there to watch the commercials and socialize. Eat, drink and be merry!...

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Winter Wardrobe Staples

You already own them. They’re pretty basic. If you look through your closet, you’ll find plenty of wardrobe staples that will make getting ready 10 times faster this winter. Let’s take inventory. A crisp white shirt should be a staple in everyone’s closet. This classic piece goes with everything and is an easy way to pull an outfit look together. A statement cardigan is a must for any wardrobe. Not only do cardigans layer and add warmth to your outfit, but they can be super cute and easy to pair. And it’s 2016, so we’re not talking about Mr....

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‘Tis The Season to Sparkle & Shine & Share

Have you made your Holiday lists yet? Time to decide what to give others and of course pen that wishlist for Santa. Many of you ask, “But where do I begin?!” Start by window shopping. It’s fun, festive and free! Plus you will get lots of ideas from all the window displays around town. Let’s start with outfits for the myriad of holiday soirees filling up your holiday calendar. Time to pull out the sparkles and sequins. Why not get a little glammed up?! The holidays only hit once a year. Sure, an LBD (little black dress) is always...

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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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