By Kristin Tucker A native of the Midwest, Kristin attended journalism school at UNC-Chapel Hill and has never left the southern part of heaven. She has written for Chapel Hill Magazine as a style editor and keeps busy with non-profit event-planning for several philanthropies.
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    Men’s Fashion Sins

    August 19, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Listen up, guys! We know a fashionable man is sometimes considered an oxymoron. But I totally disagree. Men and fashion can go hand in hand. Sometimes you may just need a little sartorial assistance. To save many a man from stepping out like a fashion faux pas, here are six fashion sins to avoid. Cargo […]

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    Red, White & Blueberries…

    July 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    As we approach yet another highly traveled holiday weekend, it’s time to start thinking about what to take to the beach or the lake…

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    Summer 2014 Fashion Trends

    May 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

      Whether your Memorial Day Weekend consisted of a staycay or a vaycay, either way it’s the unofficial start of summer. And that means it’s time to assess your summer wardrobe essentials. What’s hot? Plenty of repeat trends that you may already own and some new twists. You decide what works for your taste and […]

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    Who’s Your Clothes Mentor?

    April 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Have you been to Chapel Hill’s upscale resale fashion chain yet? If not, it’s time to check out Clothes Mentor at 241 South Elliott Road in Chapel Hill. The Grand Opening kicked off earlier this year, in January. And word has it that a line formed in 10 degree weather for the launch. Ladies must […]

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    MAXImum Style

    March 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Have you taken the town and your closet to new lengths with floor-gliding maxi dresses? If so, you’re not alone. Maxis have actually been back on the fashion scene the past few years. It seems their popularity increased last spring and summer seasons, but they continue to crop up everywhere. Because a maxi dress is […]

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    Buy Something Unexpected

    February 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    The Fashion Plate’s last article focused on eight staple looks. But let’s flip the switch. If adding a little more style and flair is on your wardrobe bucket list, let me help get you started. Time to step outside your fashion comfort zone! It’s a new year, so here’s a new suggestion. Buy something unexpected! […]

  • Eight Looks That Will Never Go Out Of Style

    January 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

    You may wonder from season to season if your fashion accumulation is out of style. It’s easy to follow what’s “in style,” but how do you keep up with what’s going “out of style?” (There are websites that actually make trend reports of “What’s Not Hot” their business.) Yet, as we brace ourselves for brisk […]

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    Holiday Fashion Trend Report

    December 10, 2013 at 10:07 am

    The holidays are the perfect time to be fabulous with a festive flair! Here are some inspirations for the host of holiday soirees bound to be on your calendar. Step out in style, whether it’s an office party, cocktail hour, black tie bash or wedding celebration! Glam Rock – It’s time to put a little […]

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    Ten To Fall For This Fall

    November 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Autumn is still in the air, with winter rapidly approaching. If you continue to build your fall wardrobe or plan to take advantage of the deeply discounted super sales of Thanksgiving week, then here are some ideas. Try this collection of 10 cozy-chic essentials for enviable style all season long. Here are some iconic wardrobe […]

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    Orange County’s 12th Positive Rabies Test Confirmed

    October 25, 2013 at 6:53 am

    There have been as many positive rabies results this year, as there were for all of 2012… and it’s only October.

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