Dressed Charlotte Photoshoot

 

Last weekend,  I had the exciting opportunity to model some dresses for the innovative dress rental company, Dressed Charlotte. After reading about the owner (who won second place in a local entrepreneurship contest!) and the business model, I knew I had to meet her. Not only to learn more about the company to be able to offer it to my styling clients but also because she seemed like a really cool person. So I set up a meeting. And I was right. About both. Dressed Charlotte is one of the best ideas to come to this awesome city of ours. And the owner, Bernadette Maulion, is an amazing person with the cutest bubbly personality. But don't let the sparkle fool you, this girl is extremely business savvy (having just earned an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill) and is #onfire. She and her husband recently moved here from NYC and she, like everyone else that moves here, has fallen hard for Charlotte. I decided we were soul sisters after talking about business, our dreams, styling, our shared love of HGTV AND the long-ago cancelled show "Lipstick Jungle." 

Dressed Charlotte has a great inventory of dresses in sizes 0-18 (with more coming in all the time!). I've already recommended her service to a friend in need of a mother-of-the-bride dress and just might have my eye on one I modeled! And with prices starting at $19, renting from Dressed Charlotte for your next event is is a no-brainer.

 

TASH Blogger Launch Party

Hey Guys! Last week I attended one of the most fun events I've been to in a while. My friend Brianne of www.scrubsandsparkles.com and I collaborated with Tash Boutique to celebrate the launch of her blog and the re-launch of mine (I had my site redesigned and started working with a professional photographer in April). We shopped, we styled, we networked, we purchased (and at a special discount, I might add!). Along with the black printed tassel-edged dress on both Brianne and I  (that little number went home with both of us!), I also scored a dotted, multi-colored and super-soft pair of DL jeans that I can't wait to style for both now and later as well as a great printed light sweater that will also be the perfect transition piece. Oh yeah and a gorgeous House of Harlowe pave arrow ring that I've been wearing every day since! Tash Boutique has it all - a great selection of luxe fabrics and tastefully selected pieces from both well-known and eclectic designers, gorgeous statement jewelry, prices that won't break the bank AND a friendly staff. The owner, Natasha, is nearly nine months pregnant and outlasted both Brianne and I in her heels! If you are in the Charlotte area, I highly recommend stopping in. And if not, their website is shoppable! Win, win!

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PS - Read Brianne's post about the Blogger Launch Party here!

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