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Lilly Pulitzer Opens in The Streets at Southpoint!

24 Jun


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 That’s right! If you haven’t heard, Lilly Pultizer has officially opened at Streets and I for one, am VERY excited.


For me, Lilly is the ultimate summertime retailer.  With all of the bold colors and floral prints, along with the beachy feel of her designs, it just screams long warm days we love here in the south.

The authentic resort fashion brand has opened  its twenty-second company-owned retail store right here with a 2,215 square foot location located on the first floor near Vera Bradley, Cache and Sperry.

It all started 50ish years ago with a simple shift dress in Palm Beach, Florida. Today, Lilly Pulitzer provides a collection of modern resort wear inspired by the authentic Palm Beach lifestyle.


 Inside, the space is almost as pretty as the clothes on display! It is all hand-painted and designed by the company’s in-house print design team, and will feature the bright colors and prints Lilly we all love.


The store provides savvy shoppers with all of the brand’s categories:  women’s, men’s and children’s collections as well as gifts and accessories including bags, shoes, jewelry, and eyewear.


They officially opened on Saturday with a great party! Did you go? Have you seen the new store yet? Don’t forget to mark your calendars for June 29th when Lilly Pulitzer celebrates with a grand opening! Lot’s of great surprises, shopping perks and sweet treats for shoppers heading out this weekend! I’d love to hear what you think and see some of your own Lilly favorites!



Happy Memorial Day!

27 May


“The land of the free, BECAUSE of the brave.”

During today’s BBQ’s and get togethers, please take a moment to remember what this holiday is really all about.

Thank you to all of our brave and honored veterans on this Memorial Day.

Your courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Who Has the Best Sales This Weekend?

24 May

It’s Memorial Day Weekend!

Ok, so today is technically Friday, but close enough!

If you’re planning to make your way to The Streets at Southpoint this weekend, get ready to save some serious cash!

Many, if not most retailers will be slashing prices- up to 60% off in fact!- for the holiday weekend, but I know how busy everyone is these days.

So I’ve taken the liberty to round up some of the best sales from a wide variety of stores and share them with you!  I know, I know. You’re welcome.


Chico’s is Made for Sunshine.  T’s, Tanks, Shorts and Crops are all 50% off. Sorry, not valid with any other offer. Includes customary 5% passport member discount.

Cole Haan
Memorial Day Sale at Cole Haan! 25% off your entire purchase now through 5/27/13!

Brighton Collectibles
This one goes well beyond Memorial Day! Now through 6/9/13, receive the Sea Splash beach towel with a single, same-day Brighton purchase of $100 or more. Limit one per customer, while supplies last

Huge deal at Soma!  Get 7 pairs of underwear for $35 in select styles.  Regular price is $14-$16, sizes S-XXL.

Crate & Barrel

Awesome sale this weekend at C&B: Take 15% off everything!  Going on now through 5/27/13

Forever 21 

Not so much a sale event her as much as a HUGE selection of new items 500+ New Arrivals In Store Now at Forever 21!  Shop what’s new now, before it’s gone! Plus, they need to make room, so you can bet the sale and clearance racks will be loaded!


This is a really good one: 40% off Every Single Item Thursday, May 23 – Monday, May 27, 2013.  EVERY ITEM! Excludes GiftCards. Not valid on previous purchases, or with any other offer or promotion.

Coldwater Creek

Can’t publish this one yet, (VERY top secret!) but look for Memorial Day Weekend savings at Coldwater Creek!


Take an additional 25% off all sale styles!  Valid 5/22/13-5/27/13. See a store associate for additional details.

Pottery Barn

Lot’s of good deals at PB:

·         Select all-weather wicker furniture up to 20% off

·         All outdoor umbrellas up to 20% off

·         Select outdoor pillows up to 20% off


Save up to 40% at Nordstrom’s half yearly sale for women & kids! This one of the sales I always look forward to!

Naartjie Kids

HUGE savings: Take an additional 30% Off All Clearance for up to 60% Off Savings

Like I said, most retailers will be offering some kind of savings this weekend, so if you have a favorite, chances are you’ll find a great deal!

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!

GURU TO THE RESCUE: Get Mom Something She’ll Love!

10 May

Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday, May 12!


So what are you doing to show mom how much you care?

If a great gift is a part your plan, I’ve highlighted some of the BEST gift ideas you’ll find this year at The Streets at Southpoint!I tried to spread it out a little bit to appeal to a lot of different moms, from fashion divas to culinary masters!

Now, if these gift ideas aren’t helpful, let me know what kind of gift you’re looking for and I am sure we can find something she’ll love. Just post your question in the comment section below!

I’ve gotta kick this post off with the Mother’s Day deals at Brookstone.

Two things mom would love this year: a massage and some good vino! All massage (well, except for those awesome massage chairs) and wine gifts at Brookstone are 25% off! And while mom is relaxing, she can play on her iPad with a cool new case. Select cases are 30% off!

Make Mother’s Day more colorful with the perfect gift from Vera Bradley.

They’ve added some beautiful bangles, bracelets and earrings plus gifts for gardening moms. What about a gorgeous silk scarf? Scarves are a terrific way for any woman to jazz up an outfit without a lot of effort. Vera Bradley has something for every special woman (particularly moms) in your life.

There are very few ladies on Earth who wouldn’t love SOMETHING from Michael Kors.

One of the hottest items of the last couple years has been his signature gold watch. But the clutches and handbags that you’ll find this season are also in hot demand! A gift from MK would be a “can’t miss”.

Stylish shoes, especially comfortable ones, are always a great gift idea on Mother’s Day.

That means a gift from Aerosoles would be perfect!

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They have a very cute collection of summer sandals, flats and more just in time for the warm weather. AND- they’re offering a very attractive gift with purchase from 5/11/13 – 5/19/13.  The event starts Mother’s Day weekend – perfect for all of you to treat mom!

Annnnnnd, if you visit Aerosoles during the promotion, you’ll receive a free tote with your purchase of $75 or more!*

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*Valid 5/11/13-5/19/13. Limit one per customer, while supplies last. See store for details.

What about some hip home decor from West Elm?

Take 20% off all cookware, bakeware and outdoor gardening item! So if your mom loves to garden, bake, saute, poach, braise and flambe, this is the sale for you!

There you have it!  Five terrific suggestions for mom this year. As I mentioned, if you don’t see something you think she’ll love, shoot me a request and I’ll get to work finding something at Streets at Southpoint she’ll love!

Get the hottest styles for your kids at Hanna Andersson!

19 Apr

Kids get all the best clothes.

Seriously, every time I turn around, I see little boys and girls decked out in the most adorable outfits and prints. Not that I want to dress myself  in shirts and dresses with duckies and monkeys on them, but I do love the bright colors, whimsical designs and bold patterns.

So it’s safe to say I love Hanna Andersson!


Located on the Lower Level next to Vera Bradley, Hanna Andersson is the perfect place to outfit your little ones in the most stylish outfits of the summer. And now you have another reason to be excited. Get ready! An amazing sale is coming your way!


Beginning on Monday April 22, 2013 and running until Mother’s Day on May 12, 2013, they’re holding the “It’s a Shore Thing Sale”.

During which, you’ll find just about everything on sale for at least 20% off!  Notice I wrote SHORE and not SURE? That’s because as we have officially moved into spring and summer, so have Hanna Andersson’s clothes. This would be an especially good time to get your kids stocked up for the beach.

Let me share some of my favorites. I especially love the comfy, light, flowy dresses for the girls full of bright colors. I would wear those to the beach in a heartbeat! And I’m really digging the funky boys t-shirts. Dog riding a bike? LOVE IT! Grown ups need to stop being so serious…

Remember, it all starts on Monday! I would love, love, love to see some of the great outfits you find for your little ones.  So PLEASE share!

Get Ready for Summer Fun with Sperry Top-Sider!

18 Apr

The coolest shoes for warm weather? Sperry!

Summer is only 44 days away! Ok, so maybe that’s not what you would call soon, but I can dream right?

Actually, all of the 80-degree temps this week have gotten me pretty excited for the months ahead. And if there’s one thing I LOVE about balmy temps, it’s being able to break out cool and casual shoes.


Few places embrace the spirit of summer like Sperry Top-Sider at The Streets at Southpoint. They were founded and created for sailing and being on the water after all, or more importantly, (for me) hanging out at the beach! So the casual, laid back times of summer are a perfect match for Sperry. And they’re classic style is always cool and works with just about everything.

But now, they have a few new looks to try on!

I was in there the other day and discovered a bunch of new, must-have styles. Of course they carry the traditional and much loved Top-Sider model, now they have a line with brighter colors and even sandals and flip-flops, everyone’s go to shoes for summer.

I snapped pics of some of my favorite styles that I think will add a little pop to any wardrobe, while still being casual and comfortable-always a plus! If I took pictures of everything I loved, it might turn into a photo album!

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What do you think? I would love to hear your reaction and as always, answer your questions! Remember, I’m the GURU and I’m here to help.

Spring is in the air at Vera Bradley!

12 Apr

There are certain retailers that I associate with certain seasons.

When I think of warm weather, I think of Vera Bradley!

As we get into the warmer months of spring (and summer is right around the corner!) I always feel drawn to color and Vera (next to Hanna Andersson on the lower level) knows a thing or two about bright hues.


If you’re welcoming an adorable new addition or need to find something extra special for a friend’s baby shower, you will LOVE the line of baby clothing and baby accessories. All of which make a bold and beautiful statement! For instance, just take a look at the diaper bags- much more exciting than the usual packs most moms have to carry around.

If your little one needs to step up the style, you will LOVE the adorable onesies, socks and more.

You’ll also find plenty of super stylish ways to carry your goodies like lunch bags, purses and packs! I love their fun little lunch bags, much more chic than brown paper.

See anything you like?  I would love to hear about any of the items I showcased and hope you have a chance to get into Vera Bradley ASAP!

Let me know if I can help in any way and if you need any shopping questions answered. I’m here to help!

Prom Has Arrived at Cache!

8 Apr

Have you noticed all the sparkles, sequins and shiny gowns popping up around the mall?

Prom season is HERE!

After a short break, I’m back with a fresh update just in time for one of the most important events of any young girl’s life: PROM!

I had planned to wait until next month to start featuring prom looks, but then heard that many girls are already on the prowl for the perfect dress. I hit up Caché to get a sense of this year’s styles!


I saw nearly as many colors out there as dresses! You can go for a bold jewel tone dress, a pastel look or a classic black. I spotted more long gowns but found many cute, short ones too!

Hi-Lo hemlines and single shoulder styles continue to be hot trends!

Here are four standout looks I really loved from Caché (Lower Level, JCPenney Wing).

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Plus, Caché has an exciting promotion happening right now. You can take $20 off  EVERY dress over $200!

GURU Tip: If you have a black tie summer or fall wedding coming up on the calendar, it’s a great time to find a gown!  Many of the dresses out there are sophisticated enough to be worn to other events too.  In fact, some are from “special occasion” collections and not just for the prom.

PS- For a little prom fun, I want to hear what everyone wore to the prom!


27 Dec

Congratulations to the winner of the GURU Fav’s Sweepstakes, SARAH!

It took a day or two to get a hold of her, but once she was contacted, let’s just say Sarah was pretty happy.

Sarah has chosen a $150 Michael Kors gift certificate as her gift card of choice and I am sure she’ll find plenty of amazing things to spend it on (I know I would!)

Thanks again to everyone who entered and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

I’ll have a fresh update in time for New Year’s Eve, so all of you can get decked out for the big night!

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