SG *FASHION FIX* – Stretch the Dress + Holiday Gift Ideas


This week, I’m featuring 1 vintage black dress, styled 3 different ways, reflecting how you might wear it “In Real Life” by pulling out a LBD you already own and purchasing several key conversation-starting accessories to elevate your look or finding a new, versatile dress to transform with creative layering and statement accessories.

Dress + Accessories from: A Second Time Around

143 N. Front Street / 910.343.1043

Look #1:

Black velvet shift $88

60s silver fox cape $225

Head scarf $14

Lucite rhinestone bag $95

Blk leather gloves $25

Rhinestone bracelet $50

Rhinestone cocktail ring $35

Rhinestone screw backs $28

Rodina Ferraggamo Schiavone blk + gray snakeskin heels  $38

Look #2:

Black velvet shift $88

Green sequin 1960s cocoon jacket $68

Gold and rhinestone loop clip-ons $10

La Regale 80s beaded belt size L $18

Milgrim 50s lucite tortoise bag w/ brass leafing $325

Fur bow hairpiece $22

Marty Fuerst gold zigzag pumps with bows in back $46

Look #3:

Black velvet shift $88

Black sequin top – silk $68

Blk sequin and beaded drop earrings $20

Gold and blk bangle $20

Gold clasp bracelet $20

Reptile floral bangle $75

Black stone and rhinestone ring

Gold seashell clutch $24

Photography + Styling: Jess James

All Clothing  + Accessories from: A Second Time Around

holiday gift cards

All I Want for Christmas

Muubaa Bronson Cowl Jacket in Smoke Gray $546 from Personal Touch

House of Harlow gray boots $236 from Torri/Bell

Loeffler Randall Draped Pocket Coat $550 from Beanie + Cecil

J.Crew Collection Convertible Jeweled Gloves on sale for $100 – cashmere-lined
leather gloves with knit adorned cashmere cuffs. Even better – the
cuffs button off to double as fingerless gloves!

For more Holiday Gift Ideas, check out

ShopBop’s Fashion Insiders’ Wish Lists

This morning on Z107.5’s Foz in the Morning Show, co-host Jocelyn asked for

some suggestions on holiday gifts with local ties. SHOP LOCAL:

The Three Divas Wilmington Flip Flop Cake

Ask for customized size and pricing

Art Balls from Edge of Urge $1

ArtBalls, an idea by Steve Gibbs, founder and organizer of Art Soup,

to make local art easily accessible and affordable for everyone, is now available at Edge of Urge.
Inside, you’ll find a mini piece of handcrafted art –  sculpted silverware, found-object assemblage, artist prints,
drawings, sketches, paintings, photographs and more – signed by the local artist who created it.

My Wish for You Memory Book $35

by Louisa Ward and Co-Written by Jess James

Special keepsake journal
designed for mothers (of any age) to share their most intimate
thoughts, experiences and memories with their child by answering a
series of thought-provoking questions on various phases of their lives.
Louisa and Jess have reached out to mothers of all ages and ethnicities
across the country to give this journal a unifying voice, sharing
intimate experiences

as if there were a conversation unfolding on each page.

Available on

Find something special at Lumina Station this Holiday Season!

Check out our Holiday Gift Finder on Facebook with nearly

100 unique gift ideas starting at UNDER $50!

Browse The Facebook Holiday Gift Finder Now by clicking HERE.

Hallelu Holiday Fashion Show

December 9

Black cut-out bodysuit paired with a ruffled tiered maxi skirt (on Hannah) and white feather skirt (on Carissa)

Styling Danielle for the “Holiday Restyle” pre-show presentation with Juliana Williams’ assistance

Crowd takes their seats at the City Stage Theater at Level 5

Photo of Julie Blotzer by Joel Finsel

Catherine joins the girls for the show finale

Hallelu owners Dave and Catherine Yearwood relax after the show

Photography: Dana Hawley

To see more photos from the show, please Click HERE.

3rd Annual Wrightsville Beach Holiday Party

December 11

Shannon Hussey and Megan Stein hosted the 3rd Annual Wrightsville Beach
Christmas Party at Banks Channel raising over $6,000 to benefit the
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (non-curable bone marrow cancer,
which Shannon’s father is a patient) via donations and raffle prizes
from over 30 local businesses in honor of Shannon’s brother Chris

Event Hostesses Shannon Hussey (wearing a gold sequined showstopper from Lula Balou)

with Megan Stein and Shannon’s father (far left)

Nate Thompson (right) greets guests with a beer.

L: Cyn Mrk wearing a sassy LBD / R: Check out those snazzy light-up kelly green pants,

red turtleneck and coordinating Christmas sweater – wowza!

Above: Girls looking good!

Below: Guys doing what they do best – Grubbin! Check out that icicle blazer…

Shannon’s mom wins a skateboard for a raffle prize

Photography: Chris Carlton

To see more photos from the party, please Click HERE.

stocking stuffer

The Scarlet PoppyTransformed antique and vintage pieces into modern necklaces to cherish.

happy holidays!

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