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Summer is Here! Time For Some New Shades!

21 Jun

Summer has officially arrived!

But now that Mother Nature has decided to turn up the thermostat (and the fun), I have been thinking more and more about my eyes, specifically what I want to don this summer to protect them while looking… cool.

And right now, you can save on a new pair at Both Sunglass Hut and Solstice Sunglasses at The Streets at Southpoint are having terrific sales.

At Solstice Sunglasses, receive a $25 Gift Card with a purchase of $150 or more, or $50 Gift Card with a purchase of $200 or more. Promotion Valid 6/14-7/31 and while supplies last. Valid on your next purchase and cards must be redeemed by 10/31/13. Exclusions may apply, so ask a sales associate.

At Sunglass Hut, you can get 30% off all sunglasses and accessories, but only until tomorrow, June 22, 2013! SO HURRY!

To help you out, I am offering my official GURU sunglass shopping tips:

GURU SUNGLASSES TIP #1: Do NOT buy sunglasses online without trying them on first. These go on your face. People will see them and you want to look great!

GURU SUNGLASSES TIP #2: Most brands can accommodate a Rx lens. PERFECT for people who can’t wear contacts!

GURU SUNGLASSES TIP #3: Get a brand that works for YOU, not because of the brand! Again, get a style that makes you look great!

 There are soooooo many styles to choose from, so get the right one. Perhaps one of these…
First, Sunglass Hut!

Smith Optics knows how to protect your eyes from the summer sun. After all, they’re based in SUN VALLEY, Idaho home to movie stars and ski slopes. This outdoor-themed company also makes some of my favorite shades for both the athletic and style conscious among us. And I just love a pair of black wrap-around sunglasses.

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Next up, we have Versace with a very chic wire framed pair. I like a style that is confident but understated like these.  And let’s face it, Versace knows style!

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Last from Sunglass Hut, I selected some shades from Gargoyles.  This is a brand that’s been around for a while, but I still rarely see anyone wearing them. Which for me is a plus- you get a bit of exclusivity! I like how these have the lok of a classic aviator style, but just more modern.

Garg

Next, Solstice Sunglass Boutique!

First up, it’s one of the most timeless sunglass styles of all time, worn by everyone form JFK to Tom Cruise: Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer.  But we all know about the classic black, so ditch the herd and step out in the understated and original tortoise style. You still get the timeless look, while being a little unique.

wayfar tort

Another classic brand that’s been around forever, but few people seem to wear, is Carrera.  Ladies get a little pop of color with these purple shades, done in a very classic retro style, almost reminiscent of the Wayfarers. I really like these! Plus, the polarized lenses take care of glare form the bright sun.

carerra

Lastly from Solstice Sunglasses, I selected what are considered to be the ultimate in celebrity, high-fashion style from Prada.  These oversized black sunglasses showcase a style that has been very popular for a few years, but show no signs of slowing down!

prada

Which pair do you like?  Let me know your thoughts and if I can help suggest some fresh styles for you!

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Celebrate Gatsby Style at Brooks Brothers Flatiron!

13 May

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Gatsby is at The Streets at Southpoint, and

I’m not just talking about the motion picture!

Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop presents…

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Brooks Brothers collaborated with the film’s costume designer, two time Oscar-winner Catherine Martin, for all of the men’s clothing in the film. In fact, it was F.Scott Fitzgerald’s affinity for Brooks Brothers (mentioned in the book repeatedly) that gave Catherine the idea.

She poured over old Brooks Bothers pictures and catalogs from the 1920’s to get an exact feel for how to dress the stars of the film. And if you’ve seen the movie, you can see that she nailed it! I smell Oscar #3!

In honor of the blockbuster film, Brooks Brothers has released the “Gatsby Collection”, available now at The Streets at Southpoint Flatiron location.

And now, exclusively for college students, Brooks Brothers Flatiron will take 15% off EVERYTHING when students present a valid, current college I.D.  See the store for details!

I was in the store over the weekend and snapped pics of a few of my favorite looks (not just Gatsby) for men and women!

Here are some additional looks from the new “Gatsby” line.  As you can see from the pictures, there is no mistaking the inspiration for these amazing designs.

Admittedly, I think guys clothes can be a little boring compared to what ladies get to choose from. But these styles?  GORGEOUS!

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What do you think? As I said, I’m very impressed and think that if a guy were to wear any of these pieces individually or together as an outfit, they’d leave one heck of an impression!

Holiday Party Looks You’ll Love!

4 Dec

I love a good Christmas party! LOVE IT!  Getting together with friends, eating some great food and being thankful for the year’s many blessings- what’s not to love?

Well for one, trying to find something to wear!  It’s tough to figure out what “formal”, “semi-formal”, and the truly difficult “semi-casual” actually mean anymore.  These days, it can be hard to tell what those definitions actually look like and what to shop for.

So I’ve taken the liberty of breaking it all down for you so you’ll never have to say “I feel sooooo over/underdressed!” Below are 9 awesome examples you can find right now at The Streets at Southpoint, perfect for ANY party!

First up, FORMAL.

I wanted to find some examples that were NOT your average little black dress. Let’s face it: we already all have one of those. And if you don’t, put it on your wish list for the year!

I feel like a James Bond girl would wear this to some amazing party in Milan!

I feel like a James Bond girl would wear this to some amazing party in Milan! From Ann Taylor

This dress from Nordstrom is gorgeous and perfect for a holiday party. It's the time of year for a little extra sequin and shine anyway!

This dress from Nordstrom is gorgeous and perfect for a holiday party. It’s the time of year for a little extra sequin and shine anyway!

I found this hot little number at JCPenney and think it's just perfect for a fabulous party!

I found this hot little number at JCPenney and think it’s just perfect for a fabulous party!

Ok, now that we have the formalities out of the way, lets focus on the bulk of the dress codes we’ll have to worry about: SEMI-FORMAL.  This is always a tricky one because we don’t want to dress up too much, but also don’t want to look like a mess either! These three examples are ones I really love.

JCP SEMI FORMAL

It’s a little black dress, but with a twist! JCPenney has this great style and I really like the addition of funky tights to go with it. Gives it a little bit of an edge!

From Express, this semi-formal look is perfect for a casual, but chic look. Dare I say, you MIGHT be able to pull this off as a formal number as well?

From Express, this semi-formal look is perfect for a casual, but chic look. Dare I say, you MIGHT be able to pull this off as a formal number as well?

Macy's has a huge selection of party outfits to choose from. This one is really perfectly suited for the semi-formal scene with a classic grey skirt and sleek top!

Macy’s has a huge selection of party outfits to choose from. This one is really perfectly suited for the semi-formal scene with a classic black skirt and sleek top!

Casual is easy to define. Own some jeans? You’re ready. But SEMI-CASUAL is a little bit more, well, it’s just MORE.  It’s not what you would wear to a formal event or even to a really nice dinner party, but also not what you would wear to go watch a movie at a friend’s house. It’s the kind of outfit for a close group of friends to get together for a night. These three examples are all very stylish but also fun, easy and comfortable!

BR Semi casual

Banana Republic never fails to fill the semi-casual niche. In fact, I think this is a little more than semi-casual, but NOT really semi-formal either. The basic white sweater dress paired with the leather jacket is very trendy, but also super comfortable. And the boots really bring it all together.

LOFT semi casual

LOFT has this genre down to a science! I really love the sweater and it’s sparkle at the bottom and paired with the white pants, it all comes together. This is the dress code where pants are perfect! Love those booties too…

GAP Semi casual

So this outfit from GAP might be a little more than just semi-casual, but not so much that you’d feel out of place with anyone wearing the other two outfits. It could actually still blend over into the semi-formal world as you see it here, but if you were wearing some leggings and flats, semi-casual would be easy!

There you have it!  Three different dress-codes for your holiday party season! Remember that I’m here to help you get the most out of your holiday shopping, so let me know if you need ANY help finding a great gift or an even better outfit! I’ll have more awesome gift ideas coming up soon, so subscribe to the blog and keep coming back!

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

NOW OPEN: Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop!

2 Nov

Brooks Brothers Flatiron shop at The Streets at Southpoint is quite different from your average Brooks Brothers . The Flatiron shop is a new retail concept and it’s one of three in the United States to feature a  more youthful, preppy twist to the classic styles of this  iconic brand!   Walking into the Flatiron shop, you will find an assortment of collegiate vibe vintage menswear, womens wear (yes ladies, this store is for you too!) and accessories in this playful, yet totally sophisticated shop. 

With its brick walls, antique furniture, trophy props, and brass chandelier lighting, the atmosphere is very warm and welcoming with a cozy Ivy League-esque/ Hunting lodge/library twist
– and don’t forget to say hello to Bartholomew, or “Bart” as they call him, the Caribou!

In this modern, fun space you can find slim-fitting sportswear, worn in oxford shirts, choice pieces from Black Fleece, shoes and more casual suiting.  And we can’t forget color, you will experience an impressive assortment of clothing with bright colors, like colored chinos and polos to express its certain kind of collegiate style. There’s also a huge selection for women, almost half of the store is dedicated to the ladies, with youth oriented fashionable pieces, any lady can find a perfectly good outfit or accessory to compliment her style in the Flatiron Shop, I know I did!

The store is super helpful in the a lot of the outfits are already put together right there for you – whether it be on a mannequin or paired nicely on a hanger,  the guess work is taken out and you know your look will be complete and polished.  

One of my favorite pieces in the store right now is this Cotton Polka Dot Blazer $248.00.
Three button fitted polka dot blazer made from a cotton blend. Fully lined with striped detailing – and looks AMAZING with almost anything. I’d suggest a mustard yellow top or pant.

I’m also loving this hue of purple in the Hooded Puffer Vest $198.00

And for the guys, a definite Fall must-have:
The Fitzgerald Multi Check Harris Tweed Sport Coat $598.00
Easily casual or easily professional, just depends on what pant you pair with it. Match with a woolen pant for a dressier look or jeans for casual wear.

Add a fabulous accessory, like a scarf and you can change an outfit in an instant!
Cotton Rugby Stripe Knit Scarf $68.00

AMAZING DEALS GOING ON RIGHT NOW!

With any outerwear purchase of $498 or more receive a complimentary leather duffle bag valued at $498!

So, purchase some of this:

And get this FREE!

 

EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO!

Red Wing Trunk Show
Nov. 17th and Nov. 18th

Brooks Brothers Flatiron Shop leans towards a new generation, although any age and gender can take advantage of this lifestyle wear, it’s all about your mindset and style preference! Be sure to stop in and take a look at Brooks Brothers’ more casual, younger collegiate style where you can find more colors and slimmer and trimmer cuts!

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

Be Inspired This Fall: Mustard Yellow!

22 Oct

I still remember the first cardigan I ever bought in this trend setting hue, mostly because I remember all the compliments I got every time I wore it.  It was a three-quarter length sleeve, button down oversized cardi that went with everything and let me tell you, I did not hesitate to wear it everywhere and all the time!  Do you have any pieces in your wardrobe that still hold that special place in your heart? If so, you know exactly what I mean!

The mustard yellow trend is one of my favorite right now, it pairs amazingly with other colors and it’s incredibly easy to use as an accent color.  I get really excited during the cooler months to wear this color, it just seems right with the change of the seasons- mustard yellow just screams fall!  

To help jump start the excitement over the mustard yellow trend, I’ve gathered up some pretty fabulous pieces that may speak to you (as they do to me!).

1. Anthropolgie  Pilcro Stet Slim Ankle $98.00

2. Brooks Brothers Calfskin Suede Shopper $398.00

3. Forever 21 Longline Crochet Sweater $17.80

4. Coldwater Creek Dual Nature Jacket $169.95

5. ALDO Khabou Flat $80.00

6. Forever 21 Colorblock Shift Dress $24.80

7. Fossil Floral Strap Belt $34.00

8. Francesca’s Crystal Teardrop Necklace $28.00

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

Fall’s Hottest Color: The Oxblood Color Trend!

19 Oct

While the name isn’t exactly pretty, the color is!

Oxblood is shaping up to be quite the color statement for fall.  What exactly is oxblood? It’s a deep saturated combination of red and blue… almost like a burgundy.  It’s magnificent and popping up everywhere, from the store fronts to the runways, this color is  a fall essential!

1. Ann Taylor Cascade Strips Bubble Hem Blouse $78
In inimitable fashion, with tiered laser cut strips on the front. 

2. Arden B Leatherette Inset Sweater Tunic $59
This immensely cozy sweater tunic is perfect for transitioning into the fall. Features include leatherette insets at the chest and thin panels in front. Slit keyhole at the bust and scoop neckline, soft knit body with three quarter length sleeves. Top off this gorgeous dress with thick knit leggings and sleek boots when the temperatures dip.

3. Coach New Legacy Leather Molly Satchel $348.00
A satchel shaped from supple, glove-tanned leather makes a classy statement, garnished with signature tassels and tasteful logo embossing.

4. Nordstrom Rich and Skinny Legacy Leather Faux Leather Skinny Jeans $176.00
Decorative front pockets offer a shapelier fit to faux-leather stretch jeans infused with a sassy sheen.

5. Nordstrom Donald J Pliner “Danee” Boot $350.00
A V-cut collar snaps down or wears up to create alternative cool on an antiqued boot for a lived-in look.

6. Chicos Redie Pin $39.00
A vibrant bloom of feathers with a faux-diamond cluster.

7. Chicos Letitia Ring $35.00
The ruby-inspired cocktail ring with undeniable opulent shine.

Oxblood is the ‘it’ hue for fall and winter and it’s very versatile since this color dazzles and looks great on every skin tone.  It’s easy to to incorporate this rich red color into your wardrobe.  Whether you deck yourself out head to toe in oxblood or just add a few accents, you’ll be the talk of the town when you leave the house in this hue! Don’t forget about this trend next time you’re out and about shopping and I would love to see you in some pictures wearing this hot color. SEND THEM TO ME AND I CAN FEATURE YOU ON THE BLOG!

 This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

Don’t Forget Your Hat!

12 Oct

 If you’re looking for a great way to accessorize your look, hats are all the rage this season! 

Hats are making a huge appearance in the fall 2012 fashion world and I couldn’t be happier, because who doesn’t love a great hat!?

JCPenney has a huge selection of fabulous hats that’ll help give you that bold look you’re going for without emptying your wallet!

1. The Fedora
Sophistication meets edgy!

Olsenboye Boucle & Braid Fedora $20.00
Add a pop of color to any outfit with this rich, ruby red fedora!

Olsenboye Herringbone Black Fedora $20
Great everyday wear-ability with a zig-zag twist!

Fedora with Jewel Flower Accent $20.00
This hat is way too fabulous not to wear!

2.  Wide-Brim
Wide-brim hats of all colors and textures are making their way into the closets of fashionistas everywhere, add a little punch to any outfit with a hat like this!

Olsenboye Wide Brim $20.00


3. Cloche
The cloche is a vintage hat inspired by the 20’s  – it’s fun, authentic and screams elegance!
A great way to step up your cloche style is with embellishments, like a large buckle, a flower detail, a sweet bow or even a unique color or texture.  With all the options, you’re sure to find one that suits you best!


Scala Wool Cloches with Accent Buckle, Accent Flower Detail or Accent Bow $22.00

4. The Newsboy
A must-have women’s accessory that has been around for years!  The newsboy hat can be worn casually or dressy – make a fashion-forward statement with the hat that will never go out of style!

Shimmer Bow-Detailed Newsboy Hat $17.00
The classic hat with a girly update – shimmer detail all throughout!

Wool Plaid Newsboy Hat with Grey Plaid and Bow $14.00
Definite statement piece, pair with anything for a fun, fashion-forward look.

5.  Animal Inspired
For those super chilly days when you feel like bundling up and feeling super cute! These adorable cable knit hats add instant fun and character to your day!

Bear Ear Cable-Knit Hat $20.00
Super cute and super furry with little bear ears for a whimsical touch!

6.  The Slouchy Hat
The classy, yet relaxed option for hat fanatics! Choose one with a soft and comfy knit texture and a bold color!
This is my favorite style of hat and apparently,  some of my favorite celebrities are loving it too!

Check out Kim K, Nicole Richie, Rachel Bilson, and Selma Blair rocking their slouchy hat style!

Olsenboye Slouchy Hat $15.00
I actually purchased this hat today!  It’s just too fabulous not to incorporate into my fall wardrobe!

What hat styles are you interested in wearing this fall!?

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

Perfect Sweaters for Fall!

8 Oct

It’s getting cooler outside. Is your wardrobe ready?

Sweaters are an easy way to build functional fashion into your fall and winter wardrobe! With so many options ranging from lightweight pullovers to printed cardis, there is a sweater style out there for everyone.  Sweaters don’t have to be bulky nuisances just for staying warm, they can actually be some of your favorite winter pieces!  I’ve scoped out some of the best in sweaters at The Streets at Southpoint to make your search for fashionable warmth easier!

1.  Free People
Chunky Cable Pullover $98.00
Grab yourself one size larger than usual for a more slouchy and slightly oversized fit. Throw it over a pair of jeans or on top of a girlish dress, let it fall off the shoulder too!

2. Ann Taylor
White Leopard Jacquard Sweater  $68.00
Black and white and fierce all over! Leopard power prints meets feminine pretty!

3. Forever 21
Ditsy Elephant Sweater $22.80
GURU FAVE PICK!  I love this sweater! It’s cozy, bright, fun, and features adorable elephant micor-print! Add a collar necklace for extra flare!

4. Madewell
Pebble Cardigan $118.00
Supersoft, cool pattern – you’ll want to toss it over everything this season!

5. Madewell
Bird’s Eye Poncho $158.00
This is the poncho to have this season – snuggly, short and easy to slip on and off!

6. Anthropologie 
Lupita Fringed Vest $148.00
A cozy knit with a fabulous twist – super fringed, sleeveless layers!  A must-have this season!

7.  Coldwater Creek
Graphic Sweater Duster $169. 95
Make a style statement with any outfit when you throw this Nodic-inspired ‘blanket’ sweater duster on!

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Sweaters are a fall fashion staple — after a long spring and summer, long sleeve coziness is something I look forward to in the cooler months.  I enjoy the shift in season, especially in the fashion industry!
What kind of sweaters are you looking for this season? Can I help you find something in particular?  The Streets at Southpoint has so many stores suited for every style preference, with the addition of so many note worthy stores in the last few months, shopping for the cooler climate should be a breeze!

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

Trendy Scarves to WOW your Look!

6 Oct

Looking to add instant boost to any outfit?  

Try a fashionable scarf or wrap – one of the easiest ways to add some pizzazz to your ensemble.  Now that the weather is chilly (ish), a scarf is a fun and functional way to accessorize  your fall and winter wardrobe. With such a wide range of styles and fabrics, a scarf can totally make the outfit!  

Urban Outfitters has a fabulous selection of scarves and I’m dying to get my hands on each one of them!
Here are a few I’m considering for my closet!

1. Kimichi Blue Crosshatch Printed Eternity Scarf $29.00

2. Staring at Stars Salt-Washed Eternity Scarf $19.99

3. Deena & Ozzy Shredded Square Scarf $29.00 

4. Urban Renewal Baja Eternity Scarf $24.00

5. Oversized Ombre Scarf $14.99

6. BDG Cable Knit Scarf $24.00

7. Pins and Needles Floral Crochet Eternity Scarf $34.00

8. Staring at Stars Wanderer Eternity Scarf $29.00

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Looking for something a little more unique and over the top?

This Minimarket Ingegerd Scarf  from Urban Outfitters  screams FABULOUS!
$151.00

Coal Woods Hooded Scarf
Hybrid Scarves are not only innovative, but fun and fashionable too! I adore this one from Urban Outfitters!
$64.00

Cooperative Two-Way Scarf
Two-in-one scarf that can be worn as a looped eternity or an oblong scarf.  The fringe is a perfect added detail 🙂
$34.00

What kind of scarves do you like best?  I love a big, cozy eternity scarf, but I also love the daintiness of a light weight feathery scarf. 

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211

Fall Essentials You Gotta Have!

4 Oct

Fall is in full swing and if you haven’t already stocked your closet, now is the time to do it.
Don’t forget the essentials ranging from vivacious cardigans to Oxblood leather!

1. Sheath Dress: Crepe Side Drape Sheath Dress $148: Ann Taylor
couture worthy drama with a draped front panel in vibrant rose

2. Doctor’s Bag: New Madison Diagonal Pleated Mixed Exotic Juliette $498:  Coach
the slouchy bag was the it bag for spring, but fall is all about  structure

3. Leather Trim Peacoat: Coolection LeatherTrim Peacoat $425:  J.Crew 
super sleek for every ensemble

4. Animal Sweater: Wolf Graphic Raglan Sweater $19.80 Forever 21
Cozy sweaters are a favorite fall must have and the animal graphic is on trend

5. Ocblood Leather: Rich and Kinny “Legacy Leather” Faux Leather Skinny Jeans, Oxblood $176 nordstrom
looks great with a white t shirt and chunky jewelry

6. Vivacious Cardigans:  Chevron Stripe Crush Cardigan $109: Chico’s
Chevron is all the rage right now, everywhere

What are some fall must-haves on your list this year?  Are there any trends you just can’t see yourself wearing?  I’m still skeptical of the animal print sweaters, but I think they may be growing on me!

This blog is hosted by Weinberg Harris & Associates, 623 W. 34th St., Baltimore MD, 21211
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