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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.
  • Stylin' Summer Shoes

    July 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    To my surprise, a personable male employee at Lowe’s Home Center on Chapel Hill’s Fordham Boulevard recently took an interest in my shoes as I walked through the Lawn and Garden department.  Who knew?  Matt, the unexpected questioner, commented that my shoes were cool and wondered what the style was called.  Good taste, Matt!  I […]

  • Favorite Summer Fashion Trends

    June 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    The official days of summer have arrived.  That means beach trips, poolside parties and backyard bashes are in the mix.  What’s hot this summer on the fashion scene?  Bask in bright colors and bold prints.  Fortunately 2012 features fewer rules and a penchant for more fun! Here are just a few summer trends (some of […]

  • The Great Seasonal Closet Cleanse

    June 8, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Between passing trends, classic pieces and the perfect “power outfit” for each season, it’s easy for a busy woman’s closet to get a little out of control. Even if it looks like a hurricane hit, just a few simple tricks can get your closet back on track.  And now is the perfect time to tackle […]

  • Connecting the (Polka) Dots

    May 24, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Apparently rocking polka dots at work is the trend to beat this season.  The Fashion Plate loves this polished pattern look!  Anyone who knows my style knows I’m the queen polka-dot-rocking-diva day and night.  Polka dots are timeless but not boring. Since dotted duds come in so many styles, I’ve rounded up some options to […]

  • Favorite Chapel Hill Fashionistas – Where Are They Now?

    March 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    When local fashionista Kristen Bishop opened Lucky Mí in 2007, I thought the name was so apropos.  Chapel Hill hometown girl opens up her own high-end fashion boutique at the tender age of 23.  Talk about living your dream at an early age…how lucky is that?!  But it was more than luck. Born and raised […]

  • Wrap It Up

    February 13, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    It’s the perfect accessory whether your winter weather is mild or cold.  Have you been ignoring your scarves lately?  Time to break them out!  Old Man Winter has finally paid us a visit.  Remember The Fashion Plate’s holiday wish list?  Well, if you were lucky like me, Santa brought you a gorgeous patterned pashmina or […]

  • Countdown to Kick Off…

    February 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm

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

  • New Year's Style Resolutions

    January 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    1) Purge Before You Splurge Closet cleansing time is upon us. New year, new you. Before you cash in all those gift cards to your favorite boutiques, it’s prudent to take inventory of your current wardrobe. It’s a necessary evil that should happen seasonally but at the very least once a year. No better time […]

  • Bling in the New Year…

    December 30, 2011 at 5:05 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 send 2011 off with a bang and ring in 2012. Add to that pressure, finding the perfect outfit! Last year […]

  • A Few of My Favorite Holiday Style Gifts

    December 19, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Still shopping for that someone special? If so, you’re not alone. Here are some stylish suggestions both specific and generic for you and yours this holiday season. While I always advocate shopping locally, some of these picks will take you to online websites where you might find a list of local retailers who carry their […]