Carissa Long at TUSC, her new boutique in downtown Wilmington I’m always excited to hear there is a new boutique opening in Wilmington. Since opening the Style Girl Vintage showroom, I am especially interested in new retail options within walking distance, making Downtown Wilmington even more of a destination for tourists and locals alike. You may recognize Carissa Long, the beautiful new girl on the block & owner of Tusc boutique, as one of the original Hallelu shop girls. This talented #girlboss group has followed in Catherine’s (owner of Hallelu) footsteps with Maddie Allen launching Shop Bones around the same time as Tusc’s online shop a few years back and most recently, Michaela Batten opening Wilmington’s long-awaited new shoe shop,…

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Wearing my Billy Reid indigo bandana with bar necklace by local designer Teri-Lyn of Fig. 7 Handmade Fine Jewelry and Ax + Apple necklace Chances are you already own the accessory Refinery 29 is calling “THE trend of 2015.” “Everyone is wearing them, and it’s always so GOOD,” says their editor-in-chief Christene Barberich. The bandana, a signature accessory for cowboys, well-dressed pups and in the back pocket of a million Levi’s through the years is making a comeback. This red or navy piece of printed fabric is becoming a go-to…

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Shack-Up Inn / Clarksdale, MS (Photo: Joel Finsel) The morning of my Southern road trip into the Deep South, I woke up to find Joel wide awake trance-like lying next to me. He said he vividly recalled the end of his dream with an urgent voice repeating in his ear, “Go to Nashville, Go to Nashville.” While he visited his boss to let him know he wouldn’t be able to drive to NYC later that week after all, I packed his bag (perks of having a live-in stylist) and walked…

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1 “Beach Cover-Up,” 3 different ways (Photo: Victor Giarrusso) My favorite part about buying something new to wear is the challenge of figuring out all the different ways I can possibly style it. If that new “thing” is particularly versatile, I have been known to wear it several times in a row. Hey, it’s the “green” thing to do! I recently added one of these special pieces with multiple personalities into my wardrobe and let’s just say we are hitting it off. I like nothing better than wearing something white…

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Cheers to a fabulous 4th! Happy 4th of July Friday, Fashion Fix friends! Happy 4th of July Friday, Fashion Fix friends! As everyone is gearing up for for a big 4th of July weekend at the beach, I’m still daydreaming about the past week I spent at my favorite childhood beach, Ocean City, NJ and Cape May, the magical Victorian seaside escape where Joel and I both spent a summer waiting tables. This is the Jersey Shore I know and love. No Snooki or Pauly D’s in sight. Duhhh, Ocean…

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Planning my Beach Getaway #ootd Vintage crochet swimsuit from The Wonder Shop with pom pom shorts from Clothes Mentor Hello, Fashion Fix friends! Summer is in full swing and I’m daydreaming about my beach attire. Thought I’d share with you a few surf and sand-specific looks from my swimsuit drawer (or, more like vintage hamper!) that might inspire your weekend attire at the beach. Please share your favorite beach look on the style girl FASHION FIX Facebook page. If you are in need of a new swimsuit for the season,…

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Treasure hunting at my new obsession – Zartiques – in Castle Hayne A ninety-nine degree day, ladies in heat for a one-night-only swimsuit sample sale and my showroom’s A/C is down. What’s a girl to do? The first person I thought of who just might have an industrial fan or portable air conditioner lying around is Mr. Allen Walker, the bohemian Gatsby behind the now not-so-hidden gem along the river, the Walker World Organic Artist Retreat. New addition to Walker World   Alas, Allen did not disappoint. I dropped off…

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