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.
  • Top 10 Chic Pieces To Wear Right Now

    February 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    This may be Fashion Week in New York City, but that means Fall 2013 Collections are on the runways.  And local boutique retailers have recently returned from market but many with their spring and summer fashion finds.  Since it’s still mid-winter, let’s talk about what you’re wearing right Now!  Items you might have splurged on […]

  • Countdown to Super Bowl Kick Off!

    January 29, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Let me guess. You’ve been invited to a Super Bowl party on Sunday…maybe even more than one. If you’re a 49ers or Ravens 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 […]

  • A Few of My Fashionably Favorite Things

    January 15, 2013 at 11:45 am

    The holidays have wrapped, so it’s time to reflect on what stood out. Here is a very short list in pictures and words of a few of my favorite things from holiday sightings to current and future trends. Color… My favorite fashion mantra that I never get tired of sharing remains…Don’t be afraid of color! […]

  • Bling in the New Year…

    December 27, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    The countdown begins! Whether it’s watching the acorn descend in downtown Raleigh or viewing the ball drop in Times Square from the comfort of your couch, the pressure is on to find a way to memorably send off 2012 and ring in 2013. Add to that pressure, finding the perfect outfit! And what’s in store […]

  • Men's Merry Must-Haves

    December 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    To kick-off the holiday soiree season style card The Fashion Plate featured a short list of Merry-Must Haves featuring burgundy, sparkle and statement pieces. Ladies, got you covered! Guys, now it’s time to throw some suggestions your way. There’s still plenty of potential parties left to attend: your office’s holiday open house, the in-laws’ annual […]

  • Merry Must-Haves

    December 2, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Holiday soiree season is here! No doubt your December calendar has started to fill up. Time to celebrate! And it’s possibly time to shop or re-invent something special from your existing wardrobe. In true holiday spirit, The Fashion Plate is here to share some of the hottest holiday trends.   Burgundy – Red will always […]

  • Clothes Hound Launch Celebration

    November 16, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    We welcomed a hip new store to the Chapel Hill fashion scene this fall. Clothes Hound boutique hosted a grand opening party Friday, September 14 from 6-9pm for its new location on Franklin Street. Fashionistas in the know were there!   ?   Like fabulous fashion blogger (and former Duchess of Digital Media) Molly […]

  • Fashion to Fall For

    October 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Time to step into fall fashionably armed with key pieces of the season.  Embrace a style escapade of rich textures, patterns and prints.  If you haven’t already embarked on your seasonal shopping adventure, let’s begin.  Here are a few trends to get you started and inspired! Style spotting The shoe sometimes makes the outfit.  Trust […]

  • Wear Summer Favorites Into Fall

    October 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    As the calendar flips into fall, now is the perfect time to squeeze a little more life out of our favorite summer styles…without getting the shivers once the cooler air arrives.  Read on for a few ways to create fall looks from warm-weather staples. You don’t have to abandon your summer dresses now that fall […]

  • bevello — Where every woman is a bombshell!

    September 14, 2012 at 5:11 am

    My first experience at a bevello boutique was in Wilmington, NC at Mayfaire Town Center.  I had spotted a must-have dress from favorite designer Judith March on a woman the previous night at a fabulous fashion show.  She willingly confessed her find location, so it became my mission to seek it out.   My girlfriend […]