Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Get Groovin’


Tie dye is back! The ’70’s fashion statement is popping up everywhere.

This Tie Dye Cotton Terry Sleeveless Hoodie is perfect for everyday wear or a beach coverup.

I paired it with the Whitney Large Logo and Embossed Leather Convertible Shoulder Bag in Buttercup.

The Oversized Ryder Embossed Silicone and Blue Tone Watch matches perfectly with the blue in the shirt.

Some days may call for you to be more polished and put together than others.

So carrying the Small Tie Dye Wallet in your purse will keep you Groovy, even if No one can see your Groove!

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Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Lazy Day


January has always been my chill month. My time to relax after a hectic holiday season.

Basically, 31 lazy days.

But just because I’m taking it easy, that’s not an excuse to not be fashionable.

It’s Hoodie Season!!!

I practically live in hoodies three seasons out of the year.

This zippered Logo hoodie is perfect.

Sometimes you want to go out with no makeup on.

The oversized Berkshires are big enough to get by without mascara as well as carrying on the Logo theme.

The Georgie trainers with the Wedge heel give a touch of lux to the sporty look.

This pairing is a perfect example of balancing comfort and style.

To shop this look:

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Not a member? They can sign you up over the phone! It’s fast, free and there are a ton of benefits!!!

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Run For The Roses: Charlotte Seen Derby Day


Charlotte Seen celebrated 149th Kentucky Derby in style!

We wore fancy hats and sipped Mint Juleps!

We had real horses!

We watched the Kentucky Derby Live!!

Everyone even got to place their bets on the winning horse! The winner received a door prize!

The ladies sported their finest derby attire! Elaborate hats and fun, floral summer dresses adorned the models and the audience!

Gentleman young and old donned summer suits, linen and seersucker as well as straw hats, fedoras and newsboy caps. Once again, the audience was as stylish as the models.

A fun time was had by all!

Follow Charlotte Seen for info on their next show!!

Radley London


Last weekend I attended a Tea Party at Belk in SouthPark Mall hosted by the British brand Radley London.

We sipped tea and nibbled on scones while the Radley mascot, a Scotty dog waited for us to drop a crumb or two.

We learned all about this brand from their beautiful Representative Chelsea Banford.

Picture Bags like the one shown above are their most popular sellers.

Each bag tells a story. English gardens with Radley running about and even an ode to the recent coronation are played out on the front of many bags.

Fun colors and designs, classic tones and even some evening bag options ensure there’s something for everyone.

The leather on this gorgeous silver evening bag was like BUTTA!

I even found a bag that perfectly coordinated with the dress I was wearing.

Even their more tailored bags feature Radley!

Can you ‘Spot the Scott’?

Look closer!

Radley the dog embodies the company’s respect for British humor and eccentricity.

It was a lovely afternoon and I enjoyed every second of it. I look forward to adding a piece of Radley London to my bag collection soon!



The year 2000 was a memorable one for many reasons.

The world was unsure of many things. Would computers crash? We were just beginning to depend on computers as a way of life and the world was in a panic.

As soon as the clock struck 12 and everything went smoothly, we could focus on more important things… like FASHION!!

The late 90s to early 00s pop culture are back! Think Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

Tie Front Tops

One of the biggest trends from the 2000s making a comeback is the tie front tops.

Velour Tracksuits

Brands like Juicy Couture, Baby Phat, and celebrities like JLo, Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears made this ensemble famous.

Tiny skirts and Tiny bags

Films including Mean Girls, Legally Blonde and Clueless provide plenty of fashion inspo from that era.

It’s not a bag, it’s a baguette

Carrie Bradshaw in my mind is the epitome of y2k fashions. From Fendi to DIOR, Carrie always carried the IT bag of the season.

Bucket hats and Logos

Logos were HUGE in the 2000’s. And everyone sported a bucket hat! Denim, cotton or fur, we were so cool!

Low Rise Jeans

Those jeans need to stay in the past lol. I think very few will disagree with me.

Butterfly Clips

You could never have too many butterfly clips in your hair! Wear coordinating colors or wear a rainbow of colors. They always being a smile to anyone’s face.

Mad for Plaid

As IF!! School Girl inspired outfits have come and gone through the years. And they’re back with a bang!


One of the staple accessory trends of the early 2000s was the bandana.

It’s a versatile headscarf that can completely change your outfit.

TLC, Christina Aguilera and JLo really set this trend.

Why are these trends coming back around?

It appeals to a sense of nostalgia. Many people who are now in their 20s and 30s grew up in the early 2000s.

Maybe they realize their glory days have passed. Maybe being an adult isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Or maybe they realize it was

Or maybe they realize it was a fun, creative time in fashion.

Either way, dig out those ‘vintage’ outfits and Party Like It’s 1999!

Expectations MET


The Met Gala or Met Ball, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit, is an annual fundraising gala held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City..

The theme for the 2023 Met Gala was all about honoring the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, who is known for his work across the industry but especially for his time at Chanel.

While there were some amazing fashions that night, not all of them MET the expectations of the theme.

Here are some examples that I feel nailed it when it came to honoring Karl.

The first being Jeremy Pope. He wore Karl Lagerfeld on His Train, making one of the more dramatic looks of the night. Pope took over the entire space of the carpet thanks to the oversized train of his featuring Lagerfeld’s visage, designed by Balmain.

Camellias are a Chanel signature, and several chose the flower in Karl’s memory.

Classic black and white, high collars, fingerless gloves and Karl’s signature white button up shirt made their presence.

Let’s not forget Tweed and pearls!

A few paid homage to Largerfeld’s beloved cat Choupette.

But none did it as PURRfectly as Doja Cat.

By far, my absolute favorites were Rihanna and Cardi B.

The theme was established, and these attendees MET those expectations.

Happy Earth Day from Charlotte Seen!


Last weekend I was On The Scene With Charlotte Seen and we celebrated Earth Day with two fashion shows…in a barn!

The gorgeous Rural Hill Barn venue in Huntersville was transformed into a fashion runway during the AGRI-COUTURE Fashion Shows.

Although Mother Nature decided the Earth needed rain during the first part of the day, but she sent nothing but sunshine for the shows.

Models showcased upcycled, recycled, repurposed, sustainable, eco-friendly clothing.

Florals, grass green and all things nature were represented.

Magnificent transformations of preloved items wowed the crowd.

Geisha Girl Garden Party vibes here!

April showers bring May flowers!

Thunder, Lightning and Flowers seem to be represented here.

White Kiku had a cute and sassy presentation with these recycled pieces. The crowd went wild over these two outfits!

Hive & Colony came with the eye candy during their menswear presentation.

Geo In Style once again brought us an incredible designer from their home country of Georgia.

Smaki added an edgy and mysterious vibe to the runway.

Anton & Maxine brought clean lines and monochromatic linen items perfect for a southern summer.

Blue skies, happy little clouds and fun rainbows pretty much described the entire day.

I got to see some other old favorites too! Adaline Griffin, Zethrin, Venancio Tadeo and Snarkeez always blow me away with their creations.

From the beautiful butterflies( my favorite!) to this amazing display of vines, flowers and fairy lights, Charlotte Seen definitely celebrated our beautiful planet.

The Devil Wears Florals


We all remember that iconic line from Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, making us forever uncomfortable wearing florals in springtime.

The Spanish Luxury House Loewe went toe to toe with the devil herself on the runway of their Spring ‘23 show.

The show centred around the Anthurium flower and was dubbed “Natural Fake”.

Jonathan Anderson, creative director for Loewe, said after the show “I like this idea of something in nature that looks fake but is real.”

Shoes also played a big part in the show.

From life sized anthurium flower and leaf to deflated balloons, Anderson had his models stepping out to battle Miranda Priestly in style.

“I kind of like that they could be petals or shells. There’s an interesting movement to them. All the shoes were engineered in a way that they are not as they seem, or they have incredible function” he said.

I think it’s safe to say in the battle of the florals between Miranda Priestly and Loewe, Jonathan Anderson made sure Loewe came out on top!

Eye Of The Tiger


Don’t get me wrong, I’m a Vol For Life.

The Lady Vols in their heyday made me a lifelong fan.

However, I somehow ended up going down the Kim Mulkey rabbit hole on TikTok one day and fell in love with this lady’s fashion sense!!

If you don’t know, Mulkey is the Coach of the LSU women’s basketball team.

She’s a Tiger on the sidelines!

The butterfly jackets are of course among my favorite pieces she’s worn.

She can wear Tiger stripes like nobody else can!

My high school principal would be cringing at the thought of stiletto heels on a basketball court lol!

Her jackets and her heels always catch my eye.

Of course she can be casual too.

But it’s the bling that drew me in.

Regardless of what she wears, she’s one heck of a coach. Her team, the LSU Tigers, is the 2023 National Champions in women’s basketball.

It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival…

Kim Mulkey did just that in style.

Man, I Feel Like A Woman


For the second time this month I made my way to SouthPark Mall for a Women’s Month Celebration.

Catering by Babe & Butcher made a presentation truly too beautiful to eat!

But of course it ate it anyway!!!!

I was excited to hear Liz Hilliard speak again and it’s always great to hear Jacinda Jacobs!

Susu Bear, Sydney Cummings and Dr. Katie Kaney were also on the panel adding to my inspiration.

The event was hosted by real life besties Celia Smart and Leah Vasquez and and part of their Podcast, Girl Chat.

Vasquez opens the show with “Let’s Go!”, and the entire audience immediately channeled their inner Shania Twain!

We were then treated to a fashion presentation by SouthPark Mall Lifestyle Specialist Suzanne Libfraind!

Models were real life employees of stores from the mall wearing fashions that can be found right there in the mall!

Jewel Toned florals are popular this season.

Fun pieces and unique styling by Suzanne gave me some great outfit ideas.

You can book your own complimentary, three hour Personal Shopping experience with Suzanne!

Simply call 919-270-0250 or


Shania sang “The best thing about being a woman
Is the prerogative to have a little fun.”

And we did just that!

Getting Personal


By Designer Diva & Careese Vault Magazine

When I think of hiring a Personal Shopper I immediately picture multiple dollar signs.

I was skeptical about the experience being for the average person.

Southpark is known as a luxury mall. I assumed it would be very expensive.

Suzanne Libfraind, the Lifestyle Specialist at Southpark Mall, and her client Debbie Henry allowed me to tag along on their shopping excursion.

The mall covers the cost for the first three hours.


We began with a consultation in Suzanne’s office. Since Debbie is a return customer, Suzanne is aware of the clothing she already owns. She actually comes from out of state for these services.


Up next we hit the sales floor and Suzanne, with her trained eye, finds just the right looks for her client.

Many things come into play in her clothing choices. Budget, how these items will mix and match and coordinate with her existing wardrobe and their ability to transition from one season to another.


Every item is chosen with purpose. The client has to like it and feel comfortable wearing it.

The material must be quality and last from season to season.

Everything is chosen to mix and match with each other.

Suzanne will take a look and find the best pieces for whatever budget her client has.

We also learned styling secrets along the way.

Sleeve lengths, pocket placements and necklines all come into play when creating a flattering look.

All of my skepticism flew out of the window.

I learned so much throughout this experience.

The Personal Shopping experience can benefit everyone and is more affordable than you think.

Who Runs The World? GIRLS!


Neiman Marcus celebrated Women’s History Month with a panel of some of the most powerful women in Charlotte.

The store itself is female owned and a majority of its employees are female. From the boardroom to the sales floor, women are the majority

It was co-founded in 1907 by Carrie Marcus Neiman, 13 years before she even had the right to vote.

A large number of designers they carry are also female owned.

So it’s only fitting that they host something for Women’s Month.

The OHmazing Ohavia Phillips moderated as the three panelist spoke about Women Writing Their Own Stories.

These Queens of the Queen City covered four main points:

1. Driving passions

2. Biggest Risk

3. Setbacks

4. What women need to thrive

Diane Bailey:
Managing Director, National Philanthropic Exec of Bank Of America

Bailey believes in Passion in Purpose. Love what you do. Her biggest risk came when she gave up her law license and took on a philanthropic role.

When she encounters setbacks she suggests you should have a tribe to keep you grounded and hold you accountable. Meditation is also key.

She believes what women need to thrive is more women together, networking in the same room.

Nurture the relationships with women

Diane Bailey ended with these words, “Save space for grace”.

Sonya Barnes:
Internationally Certified Life & Wellness Coach for Sr. executive women

Sonya’s driving passion is lifting women up and helping them grow.

Her biggest risk came after quitting her corporate job and becoming an image consultant.

She then Rebranded to her current position as a Life and Wellness Coach.

During any setback she also recommends you have a tribe of supportive women around you.

She believes what women need to thrive is each one reach one teach one. We should all help other women grow.

She left us with these powerful words, “Get comfortable being uncomfortable”.

That is the key to growing.

Liz Hilliard:
Creator and Owner of Hilliard Studio Method

Her driving passion was Fueled by insecurity. She took her weakness and turned it into success.

When asked what was her greatest risk she replied “Every risk is a learning tool. Love your own passion. Own yourself.”

She overcomes obstacles by changing ‘I can’t’ to ‘I’ll do what I can you improve.’

Attack them head on.

Empowerment is key to women thriving.

So many of the things these ladies said really struck a cord with me.

The room was full of inspiration. Girls really do run the world!

We were left with an OHmazing message from Ohavia, who has long been my personal Spiritual Gangster:

You’re not what you do, you’re valuable for who you are,

You are the head and not the tail

You are above and not beneath

You are the lender and not the borrower

It’s just who you are….