5 Summer Sandal Solutions

Summer is here and with it, comes a more laid back and casual vibe. You may find yourself grabbing one of the five pairs of flip-flops that have become part of your Central Florida summer uniform. To be honest, who can blame you when the thermometer rarely breaks out of the 90’s? When it does, […]

Four Flattering Swimsuits by Body Type

As much as we look forward to summer, we know that there are not many women that look forward to shopping for swimsuits. Most of us swear we will loose those pesky five or so pounds before facing the dreaded dressing room mirrors and horrible lighting, but each year the same frustrating task repeats. No […]

Rock on Down to Baby Avenue

Baby Avenue, a new children’s boutique in Lakeland is bringing big style for little bodies, and we couldn’t be more excited! After having children, and especially while pregnant, Katrina Stevenson found it near impossible to find anything unique for her boys locally. She spent a lot of time online and even flew to Chicago where […]

You’ll Love ‘P.S. I Made This’

After a trip to New York City, a friend of ours brought us a book back called P.S.- I made this… This book inspires and encourages everyone to embrace the author Erica Domesek’s creative motto: “I see it. I like it. I make it.” In Fall of 2010, Domesek’s first book was released. Part designer […]

Peplums and Prints Included in Ten Trends For Spring

1. Peplums – Many of the trends this Spring were derived out of a push towards a more sophisticated, ladylike silhouette. This particular trend takes that movement a step further with use of the peplum! With design emphasis focused at the natural part of a woman’s waist, it is a perfect pick for those of […]

One Strand, Six Ways

A little bit can go a long way when it comes to accessories. We are going to prove this to you using one strand of pearls. With a touch of creativity, we will show you 6 different looks made with one simple strand of pearls. Look #1. Classic Wear pearls by themselves for a traditional, […]

The Not So Plain White Tee

Most of us are sure to own a plain white T-shirt. Although some may consider this closet staple a very boring piece, we are going to let you in on a little secret. There are several ways to rock your plain white tee! Dress it Up Wear it with a great fitting pair of jeans, […]

New Year, New Makeup!

[box type=”shadow”]This week we have a guest article by makeup artist Perry L. Oakley [/box] I love the holidays, but then again who doesn’t? From a new cozy wardrobe to sparkly fashion accessories, it makes you want to be festive in every aspect of life. This time of year definitely makes you spice up your […]

Holiday Looks

Toss out that tacky Christmas sweater! We couldn’t be more excited that this season we are trending back to cocktail and evening attire for holiday parties. Hot holiday fashions for 2011 include baby doll cocktail dresses, single shoulder dresses, and maxi dresses. Whether floor length, ankle length, tea, knee, or mini, choose the style that […]

Prepare a Black Friday Game Plan

If you head into Black Friday sales without a strategy, it is almost guaranteed that you will overspend, and you won’t get the deals that you were seeking in the first place. Here are some Black Friday shopping tips to help you plan your mission: 1. Check out the ads in the newspaper and online. […]

Fall Fashion Takes Flight

Last month we provided a list of the top 10 trends for fall 2011, featuring pictures straight off of the runway. This month we decided to take the challenge of creating trend looks using items we could find right here in Lakeland. Many feel overwhelmed trying to incorporate the latest trends into their wardrobes. They […]

October Dress Project

Nine Lakeland ladies are wearing the same dress for 31 days, 31 different ways. Why? There are a lot of a different women participating in the October Dress Project, and each participates for different reasons, but the motto sums it up as anti-consumerism, pro-simplicity, anti-conformity, and pro-imagination. This can translate into a lot of different […]

A Stylish Bump

No one does maternity better than our own Courtney Philpot! Congratulations are in order as she delivered a beautiful baby girl on October 5th. She did a great job of putting this together for other expecting mothers. Gone are the days of pregnant ladies walking around in tent-like fashion, hiding their beautiful bumps under pounds […]

10 Fall 2011 Fashion Trends

As we put away our swimsuits and sunscreen, we wanted to make sure you have the latest trends for fall on your radar! Here is a list that we have compiled to help you prepare for a fabulously fashionable fall! 1.) Psychedelic Furs-fur coats, coats with fur trim and stoles were spotted all over the […]

Fashionable Lakelander: Courtney Philpot

photo credit: Cathy Hayes for Lakeland Local

From Red Carpet to Dessert, Tampa’s Fashion’s Night Out a Success

From the red carpet, to the runway shows, Fashion’s Night Out Tampa Bay was a fashion lovers dream! After strutting down the red carpet, attendees filled take home boxes with goodies from the chocolate bar sponsored by the St. Petersburg Times. Everyone then headed over to Dillards for a live runway show featuring fall fashion […]

Fashionable Lakelander: Casey Taylor

photo credit: Cathy Hayes for Lakeland Local

Fashion’s Night Out

Good news Lakeland fashion lovers! No need to travel all the way to New York City to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out. The worldwide celebration of fashion is coming to International Plaza and Bay Street for the first time on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 6-9 pm for an evening of fashion shows, hot music, cool red […]

Fashionable Lakelander: Christi Northington

photo credit: Cathy Wright for Lakeland Local

Fashionable Lakelander: Trisha Weinreich

photo credit: Cathy Hayes for Lakeland Local