Kristin Tucker

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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The Art Of Tailgating

A fall Saturday without Carolina football just doesn’t seem right. Any college football fan would agree that a mid-week game or “bye” weekend for your team leaves you longing for the tight spiral of the pigskin leather, the emotional roller coaster roar of the fans, the come-from-behind fourth quarter play to tie or win the game and…the tailgate. Ahh…I said it. You and I both know it’s all about the tailgate. We start our pre-game football fellowship early, and win or lose we keep on tailgating post-game. Yes, we love football…but we love noshing and sipping just as much....

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Men’s Fashion Sins

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 Pants: Guys! Put those pants with unlimited pockets to good use by making them your garage uniform, outdoor project pants or wilderness wear. Socks in male sandal and boat shoes: Yes, socks are classy and even fashionable when paired with the right shoes, but...

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Summer 2014 Fashion Trends

  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 look. No need to embrace them all. Here’s a list to get your summer styling started: Be Radiant! – When in doubt, think pink. The 2014 Pantone color of the year is a pinky purple known as “Radiant Orchid.” The name says it all....

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Who’s Your Clothes Mentor?

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 have had their eyes on prized possessions after months of being “virtually” open. Clothes Mentor actually started buying items back in the fall to fill the store prior to the Grand Opening. Here’s how it works. You bring in current styles of your “gently-used”...

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MAXImum Style

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 floor length, you can take measures to extend its wearing time throughout the seasons. Yes, even into fall and winter! It’s a perennial-favorite chic piece that ladies love layering and accessorizing a thousand different ways. And a maxi dress tends to flatter all figures....

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