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SG *FASHION FIX* – Social Chic: Who Says There’s Nothing to Do in Wilmington?
          Getting ready for the hospital’s annual Founders Gala last weekend in a vintage red suede dress,  clutch from Candy Shop Vintage. Hair & Makeup by Emily Wetzel  of Seagrass Salon   Whoever says there is nothing to do in Wilmington can bite their tongue.  Post-holidays can be a bit blah but by late January, the events season is in full swing elevating the dinner-and-back-home-again crowd into full fledged socialites. For a peek at last weekend’s adventures in Wilmywood (which included some creative outfit changes), see the Social Chic albums below. Enjoy the freedom that comes along with the freakin’ weekend. Hope...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Fashionably Late + 3 Ways to Wear the T-shirt Everyone Wants!
        Must-Have Tee: “Sorry I’m Late” t-shirt worn by Tracy Tang Available this coming week at Blue Hand Home   There seemed to be a theme at Cindy Vach’s birthday gathering earlier this week. I predictably arrived late. Perhaps, only in honor of the birthday girl, who also is famous for being fashionably late? Nice try. Then, Tracy Tang (the owner of Blue Hand Home) arrived even later. With one glance at her t-shirt (worn under her chic black blazer), all was forgiven, drinks were ordered and everyone had a new t-shirt to add to their Pinterest or in my case, Instagram feed. Cheers to...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Photo Travel Diary: Headed North
    Travel Essential: my Casey Crespo handmade, organic, fleece-lined colorblock leggings! I wore them at least three times in nine days, plus as pajama pants. They are highly addictive and the ultimate in comfort chic!   Driving north for my Nana’s funeral with overwhelming loss weighing heavy in our hearts, I couldn’t help but miss the unmistakable cadence of Buster’s bullet breath behind us in the backseat. Luckily, we had the welcome distraction of a book on CD, “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, graciously purchased for us by our friend Steve Ward in prepartion for our long journey to Pennsylvania.   If you have yet...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – 2012 Magic Moments: Looking Back Before Moving Ahead
      It’s been an incredibly difficult past few weeks losing our precious dog Buster and now my beloved Nana.  I have not yet embraced moving forward into 2013 so I thought I might get inspired by first taking a look back at some of 2012’s more magical moments. Here’s hoping for brighter days. Thank you for your prayers and comforting words. xo, Jess   One of my favorite portraits of Nana from the 1940’s         2nd Annual Great Gatsby Gala     Held at The City Club  and presented this year by DreamCarSource.com this night of Jazz Age...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Style Girl’s “Dear Santa” Last-Minute Gift Guide
        Top of my Christmas list: Alexis Bittar rose gold cuff $295 from Ziabird   If you’re anything like me, you’ve still got plenty of Christmas shopping left to do. Girl, I feel your pain. Holiday shopping can be a bit stressful and overwhelming as the deadline looms. But hey, it’s the end of the world and we’re still here so let’s make the most of it, riiiiiight?   And you’ve got to admit it feels pretty amazing when you find something you know (they) will love.   I have a feeling my loved ones have already done their shopping (show offs!)...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Style Girl's "Dear Santa" Last-Minute Gift Guide
        Top of my Christmas list: Alexis Bittar rose gold cuff $295 from Ziabird   If you’re anything like me, you’ve still got plenty of Christmas shopping left to do. Girl, I feel your pain. Holiday shopping can be a bit stressful and overwhelming as the deadline looms. But hey, it’s the end of the world and we’re still here so let’s make the most of it, riiiiiight?   And you’ve got to admit it feels pretty amazing when you find something you know (they) will love.   I have a feeling my loved ones have already done their shopping (show offs!)...
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*FASHION FIX* – The Anti-Holiday Photo Shoot + Social Chic from Beanie + Cecil
          Luke, Sadie & Tully Dunne in our Wes Anders0n-inspired Holiday Photo Shoot   Whenever this time of year rolls around, moms across the country inevitably start fretting over their latest holiday family photo to include in this year’s batch of Christmas cards. Surely, her husband and brood understand that this year’s photo simply must rival last year’s and the year before – not to mention her best friend’s.   It’s been ages since my sister and I stood in front of the fireplace with our stockings hung with care for our holiday snapshot and even longer since we sat together in a...
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FASHION FIX – Shop with Style Girl+Candy Shop Vintage TODAY at the Holiday Flea
            Deirdre just arrived in town from Charleston and we are gearing up for our Candy Shop Vintage / Style Girl Collection trunk show today from 3-9pm at The Brooklyn Arts Center Holiday Flea.   If you are in search of a one-of-a-kind holiday gift for your BFF, your boo or (ahem, yourself!), we will have vintage treasures (clothing, jewelry and accessories) that you won’t want to miss.   I will be back at the BAC on Saturday from 10am-5pm on my own. To see a full list of participating vendors, click HERE.   Since it’s Friday and you’re in...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – How to Channel Your Inner Superhero in Style!
              Caped crusader Roxanne Turpen of Amazing Capes seeks contributors for her Kickstarter campaign with a promise to save the world through the power of imagination one cape at a time. Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” This philosphy is evident in Roxanne Turpen’s passion project, Amazing Capes. Roxanne, a former Wilmington resident now based in Asheville, is a talented photographer, graphic artist, ethereal free spirit along with the saving grace behind my website (www.stylegirljessjames.com) – making it “pretty” week after week. While she has the spirit of a vagabond, her commitment to...
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SG *FASHION FIX* – Win a Merewif Necklace + Best Dressed Audrey & Disco Queens
              Wilmington-based Jewelry Designer Savannah Watson wearing a variety of pieces from her newly-launched jewelry collection, Merewif I first met Savannah via Facebook. A Wilmington native with an emerging career in fashion, she was contemplating making the move back home from LA, and looking for advice. We all know the catch to living in Wilmington. It’s a beautiful place to live, but a hard place to make a living.   Several months later, we met at one of my Fashion Preview events. Savannah happened to be in town and decided to get a firsthand look at the Wilmington fashion community. Currently employed...
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