I am so excited to welcome you to the first edition of my new blog, where I’ll be introducing you to current trends and tips for the life you live. I have asked a few of my favorite merchants, specialists, and beauty experts to allow me to showcase some of their unique products and insights. I welcome your feedback, and I’d love to have you share your own tips and local favorites!
Summer vacations are over, the kids have gone back to school, and leaves are just beginning to turn. September is a time of transition, and shoes are no exception. For a light, open look with more coverage than a thong sandal, this perforated leather slingback strikes the perfect balance. Pair these with jeans, maxi skirts and dresses. These are available at Main & Taylor, www.mainandtaylorshoes.com.
You may already know I’m a huge fan of the always chic combination of navy and black. Elliott Lauren has designed a sophisticated colorblock sweater incorporating these colors along with gray. I would add a pencil skirt and a pair of shoe boots, and complete the look with a gunmetal chain necklace. Find the sweater at www.thesmittenboutique.com.
I just returned from a trip to Nashville, where cuffs and bangles are staple offerings in all the trendy boutiques. This look is strong this season and is wrought in leather and various metals, often studded with precious stones. Back home in Raleigh, a third-generation jeweler has created her own signature style of cuffs and bangles by hand-engraving custom names, dates and meaningful sentiments into gleaming sterling silver to mark life’s milestones and remembrances. This is the perfect gift for a bride, a new graduate, or to celebrate a birthday or anniversary. Contact Chris Jones at www.christinejonesjewelry.com.
Micro-needling is a non-surgical, non-ablative skincare treatment for softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reducing acne scarring and restoring elasticity to the skin. For this and other anti-aging skin treatments, the M Spa & Laser Center is a favorite destination for many in the Triangle. Healthy, youthful, glowing skin is the very foundation of every great look. I’m a big proponent of skin cancer prevention and taking sensible approaches to looking naturally rested and refreshed. Learn more at www.themuseumspa.com.