Summer Trend Checklist / Ladies of Landfall Fashion Show

Posing with the lovely models from Landfall’s Great Oaks Women’s Club
I styled at my trend presentation / fashion show last week

I was honored when one of my styling clients Gayle Van Velsor (soon-to-be Great Oaks President) invited me to present to the women of Landfall’s Great Oaks Club. I hadn’t curated a trend presentation and fashion show for the ladies of Landfall since 2011 when Sharon Novak was president. This time around, Sharon had the chance to experience the show as one of my models instead of running the show. I styled each of the models in looks I put together featuring some of the most coveted trends of the season wearing clothing and accessories from Encore Consignment Boutique, Lula Balou, Front Street Optometric Care as well as one look from my own Style Girl Vintage collection (remember, you can make an appointment to shop my showroom at 21 Market anytime! 910.538.5657). I teamed up with Hannah and her team at Beauty Bar Boutique for hair and makeup to complement each look. Keep in mind all these Spring and Summer essentials are for sale so check out the credits below. I also thought I’d share with you all, dear readers, my trend presentation so you won’t miss a beat this season. Chances are, you have most of these things already hanging in your closet!

Today happens to be my special day. It’s been awhile since May 22 landed on a Friday. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and Happy Birthday month to all my fellow Geminis out there!

I styled this look on Catherine Danelowski staring with a gingham shirt since gingham is supposed to be the big go-to print this Spring. I wanted to show that gingham goes beyond picnic plaid and can be very chic when worn with polished separates. This preppy chic look (paired with the leopard print bag) reminded me of something Jenna Lyons of J. Crew would put together.

J. Crew gingham shirt
$27 (SALE $20.25)
J.Crew mustard pencil bow skirt $38 (SALE $28.50)
Rebekkah Minkoff leopard print handbag $99 (SALE $74.25)
Martin & Osa tan and cream heels size 8 $33 (SALE $24.75)
Clear bead necklace $22 (SALE $16.50)
All from Encore Consignment Boutique


L: Sharon Novak loved the white crop jeans I chose for her so much that she purchased them at her fitting! To show the kimono styling that is so popular this season, I chose an oversized colorblock tunic (which was also purchased at the show). I paired it with a bold coral scarf with another must-have this season – tassels! – and gold accessories.

J Crew colorblock tunic (SOLD)
Eric white crop jeans (SOLD)
Coral scarf with tassels $14 (SALE $10.50)
Michael Kors gold wedge size 9 $45 (SALE $33.75)
All from Encore Consignment Boutique

R: This gorgeous Cynthia Rowley silk dress showcases a floral digital print (which we saw a lot of on the runways starting last Spring) with an electric blue vintage leather bag (which was purchased by one of the ladies at the lunch)

Cynthia Rowley floral digi print silk dress $59 (SALE $44.25)
Carlos Falchi vintage cobalt crossbody bag (SOLD)
Multi-color floral earrings $15 (SALE $11.25)
All from Encore Consignment Boutique


Showcasing both kimono styling and fringe, I styled Barbara
Nevin in a vintage watercolor striped silk dress (S/M) with fringed sash ($85)
from Style Girl Vintage paired with accessories from
my person collection (colorblock heels are Zara)


For Jo McCoy, we went a little mad for mod starting with a base of black and white separates. I’m a sucker for mixed prints and loved the daisy print with Peter Pan collar so much, that I took it home with me after the show!

L: Milly orange knit top with white bead embellishment $39 (SALE $29.25)
Ann Taylor black and white print skirt with kick pleat $29 (SALE $142.50)
Alice & Olivia orange and white wedges size 7 NEW! $145 (SALE $108.75)
All from Encore Consignment Boutique
R: Short sleeve black knit top with floral detail (SOLD)
The Limited black & white print ankle crop $27 (SALE $20.25)
Mondani crossbody bag $25 (SALE $18.75)
BCBG heels with ankle strap size 6 $27 (SALE $20.25)
All from Encore Consignment Boutique
Red cat eye glasses
from Front Street Optometric Care


Melissa Danelowski (second from left) embodying the “Ladies of the Canyon” trend wearing a Veronica M floral dress with fringed maxi vest and wedge mules.
All from Lula Balou

Carol Earey (fourth from left) was our finale model in her Flying Tomato statement pants paired with a black drapey tank, kimono cardigan, and beaded fringed statement necklace.
All from Lula Balou

For Rose Kane (third from left), I found the perfect fit and flare little white dress with lace detailing. To cover her arms but still show off her trim waistline, I paired the dress with a blue toile print blouse with coral embroidery and tied it on the side of her waist. I accessorized with gold braided sandals and gold jewelry with coral and seashell accents for a beach-ready vibe.
All from Lula Balou
Kate Spade nude sunglasses
from Front Street Opto Care

Far Right: Ann Marie Kenny’s look started with this eye-catching jacket, which can be worn as a duster jacket transitioning from Spring to Summer. We paired it with always-in-style lace and stripes and the essential necklace of the season – a fringed tassel.

Insight coat with chiffon trim size XS $64 (SALE $48)
Banana Republic ivory lace blouse size XS $22 (SALE $16.50)
Ann Taylor Loft pink stripe skirt $24 (SALE $18)
Michael Kors nude heels size 7 $49 (SALE $36.75)
Long fringe necklace $20 ( SALE $15)
All from Encore Consigment Boutique

















After the fashion show, I had to take home this incredible new arrival from Lula Balou that Lucy unveiled at her booth at the show. I’m a sucker for any little white dress but I particularly loved the mod shift mini silhouette and the attached chambray collar. Swoon! I paired it with my dainty yellow ladylike flats, a 1930’s vintage statement necklace, and vintage ostrich multi-color handbag.
(Selfie at Gay Adair’s gorgeous home)




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