Kristin Tucker

2017 HUGE Style Trends

2016 brought us bell sleeves, 24/7 sneakers and off-the-shoulder everything. While many of these styles are still trending, we’re also looking forward to a wave of fresh 2017 trends. Curious what styles to get behind this year? Here are a few straight from the runway. Cheers to new fashion beginnings starting now! All Yellow Everything Yellow can get a bad rap for being a not-so-flattering color. (Just ask my mother!) Not in 2017. This year, you can expect to see the hue show up everywhere, from formal gowns to playful cocktail attire. Plus, the shade is also surprisingly photogenic,...

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Fashion Plate: Welcome to Whilden

Got an afternoon to indulge and need some ideas? Take a ride down Elliott Road in Chapel Hill and pull into the Galleria Shopping Center at 400 South Elliott. After you get pampered at Mina’s Salon, stop in Purple Puddle to order those Valentine’s flowers and pick up that overdue baby gift at Puddle Baby. If you’ve got the time, a light bite of lunch at Olio & Aceto Café hits the spot. Next stop? Whilden boutique, to get your style on! One of the most recent additions to the Galleria is Whilden, where you’ll find women’s clothing, accessories...

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Holiday Attire Survival Guide

 It’s that time of year. December days seem shorter as dark falls earlier. Yet, the days actually feel longer as those To-Do Lists expand. Holiday decorating and tree trimming, gift buying and giving, party planning and hopping….and the list goes on. And what to wear through it all?! Whether it’s time to get out and shop or just check the recesses of your closet for what to wear (and what to purge!), here are a few suggestions to make your packed schedule less frightful and more delightful. Traveling Pull out that favorite toasty coat you love or invest in...

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Fall Obsessions

It may not always feel like fall outside in our southern slice of heaven, but fall is here with another month plus to go. Here are some fall style favorites to kick-start your wardrobe in case you’ve been caught in a summer rut. Dark Romance Lace is more this fall. Oversized lace florals create a three-dimensional impression that’s difficult to ignore and impossible to forget. Sheer insets and plunging necklines add to the allure. 70’s Revival Bare shoulders and bell sleeves make for an irresistible combination. Add a choker or scarf around the neck, pull on some over-the-knee boots...

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Denim Daze and Beauty Blues

One of this fall’s inspirations is the tried and true blue of denim. Break out your blue jeans Baby! Denim for every day is back but not just for your favorite jeans. Denim dresses, shirts, skirts and jumpers have taken center stage too. The amount of stretch fabric incorporated into denim today makes it more of a comfort wear than ever before. Try dark wash denim for a dressed up look for work or after hours. Plus, blue is the hue of the season. Practically every shade of blue colored the New York Fashion Week catwalk earlier this year...

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Sweet Summer Style 2016

Tassels and florals and fringe…oh my! And don’t forget lace and rompers and pom-poms too. What a yummy summer it’s been on the fashion front. Here’s a 2016 summer refresher on what to wear right now. The cold shoulder trend still remains huge. Shoulder-baring is sexy without being obvious and stylish chic without being too attention-grabbing. It’s a breezy summer look for any age that you see in tops, rompers and dresses. The denim mini is back. Still have yours tucked in the recesses of your closet? If so, pull it out and wear it now! The lace-up look...

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Summer Fun for a Foodie

Time to savor the flavor of summer. Literally! It’s that time of year when many people center their social events on food – cookouts, family reunions, graduation grilling and poolside parties. You name the food-filled event and people gather. And for most folks, food makes us feel better. So it only seems like good sense to try as many different foods as possible, right? Here are some fun food-related ideas to add to your summer bucket list and complete before Labor Day. Stop The Neighborhood Ice Cream Truck You hear the jingle coming down the street. You know you...

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Walking On A Dream…Putting Dreams Into Action!

Picture this. Fashion from nine area boutiques worn by more than 40 diverse models interspersed with stories and commentary from six powerful women. The numbers are adding up.  Now envision a family friendly event with food trucks, a kid’s zone, a business expo, music and more. There’s something to please everyone! And it’s all happening this Sunday on Chapel Hill’s Southern Village Green. The idea for Walking On A Dream metamorphosized from a Christmas tree to a fashion show all in an effort to benefit HomeStart, the residential facility for homeless women and children on Homestead Road in Chapel...

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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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Is It Spring Yet?

Spring has sprung! It’s as if someone flipped the switch in the southern part of heaven. Temps are up and flora is blooming. And whether you’re matriculated or not, Spring Break seems like a deserved rite of passage even beyond our school years.  Everybody needs a Spring Break, right? Even if it’s a staycation filled with March basketball Madness, find a fun way to transition in style from winter to spring. How about we start with a shopping spree at your favorite boutique or shopping oasis.  Ready to stock up? A girl can dream! Or at least window shop....

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