The heat is ON, and those UV rays are kicking it into high gear. Don’t forget the sunscreen when you’re out in the sun! With the heat index 100+, it is so uncomfortable outside by noon. It’s really hard to feel cute when you’re sweaty.
I know you’ve seen them out and about, especially at the pool. There is nothing that says “summer” quite like a floppy hat.
This week I am going to introduce the owner of The Pink Stag, Lindsay Kersh.
The Pink Stag is a beautiful little boutique under the same roof at Frillseekers. Yep, that’s right! It’s right here in Richmond!
Here is a little bit about Lindsay:
I was born in Charlottesville, grew up in Williamsburg and moved to Raleigh, NC to attend NC State (Go Wolfpack!). I have been involved with sales and marketing in one way or another since graduating. Owning a boutique has always been a dream of mine. The Shops at 5807 allow me to balance my other job and have a fabulous place in Richmond.
I am proud of being Southern and supporting companies from The South. When selecting brands I value quality the most. Finding items that are unique has been a learning experience.I’ve enjoyed working with smaller companies as well as some of those more established. I love bright prints, resort-ready wear and things with a touch country. I’m always on the hunt for “good gifts for men” and anything that’s distinctly southern.
Lindsay runs a great Instagram account. It’s a great mixture of outfit inspiration, merchandise, and her own personality. Some of her outfits of them even feature Frillseekers merchandise – but that’s not why I enjoy it so much! Her style is very chic and colorful. I love how she accessorizes and the outfits she puts together are just so cute.
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It’s a color people shy away from pretty often because nobody seems to think they look good in it. Fashionista NOW says the shade compliments darker skin tones and extremely pale skin tones the most – it can wash out your complexion, so definitely try it on before you purchase. That goes without saying!
Like most anything, if it’s done right it can totally be done.
Since you know I love color so much, it’s the perfect shade to just throw on to ‘spice’ up an outfit. It’s an absolute fashion statement! I scoured the shop for some mustard yellow before realizing we don’t have many options in this shade, surprisingly enough. What I did find was a win. Check out this purse:
Give yourself a pop of color and be your own little burst of sunshine!
We love Consuela bags at the shop, and carry a large selection of them. They come in so many different prints. Your options are endless! I like to add a fuzzy purse charm on mine for an extra POP of color.
Not sure which I love more: traveling or shopping!
I usually take a huge old Scout bag folded flat inside my suitcase to schlep my finds home, but sometimes you just want to travel light! Pillow covers or textiles are a great, lightweight souvenir.
They satisfy my need to seek out something with a local flavor and are a daily reminder of that street vendor, souk or craft market once I’m back home.
Don’t limit yourself to actual pillow covers. One of my favorites started life as a hand towel, another as a rug fragment.
One was maybe 6 USD in a Cambodian airport shop. A beautiful but dirty and torn scrap of patched saris was a lucky side-of-the-road find in rural India:
Now, with a down insert and trimmed with mirrored key fobs, it proudly sits beside a store-bought Christian Lecroix embellished pillow that cost about 20 times as much! Almost anything can be made into a pillow. Be open to the possibilities!
I’m such a big fan of fun accessories that I wanted to share one of my personal favorites with you this Friday. Pom-poms are so much fun to wear. One of the trends you might see on the blog is how much I love to make a statement with my accessories – I’m a firm believer that your style should reflect who you are!
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The Outfit describes these adorable little balls of fluff with the perfect word: playful. They can take the boring seriousness away from an outfit while still looking stylish! You just have to smile when you see them. Adults can be playful, too!
And they’re popping up all over Frill this season… I told you I wouldn’t put anything in the shop I wouldn’t wear myself. Here are some of my favorites:
They’re on the catwalk, so quit telling yourself you can’t pull them off! What you wear should be fun – give them a shot. And what better time to try a new colorful statement piece than spring? I promise you won’t be disappointed.
For the pom-pom lovers out there: What is your favorite accessory? Snap a picture and post it here, or link to us on Instagram so I can see it!
Fashion Friday is back, and you’re going to want to stand at attention for this one.
Recently, some of the blogs and clothing stores I subscribe to have been emailing me about one of my favorite outerwear staples: the army jacket.
(And it’s the day after St. Patrick’s Day – the perfect day to celebrate this green jacket!)
Le Catch wrote about “revamped” army jackets – check out some of the ruffles and fringe these jackets have! I’m digging this feminine spin on an typically masculine style, it’s very trendy. The best part is you can snag a more affordable jacket at a thrift store or on sale, and embellish it yourself with buttons and patches.
Last, but DEFINITELY not least, is our lovely Teresa!
Watching: No time for TV series but I do enjoy a good movie mostly comedies
Listening: Love lots of different kinds of music….Coldplay, Alessia Cara, Stateless, X Ambassadors, Hozier, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis…and many more
Reading: Nothing at the moment…but have a few books waiting on me…Divergent was probably the last series I read
Wearing: Leggings, jeans, tunics, dresses, always boots or sandals when its warm. In the summer a bathing suit most weekends on the river
Eating: Sushi, a good filet steak, and most any seafood
Drinking: Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha, always water and coffee
Doing: Working and thinking of how to get to the beach…
And that’s a wrap with this month’s “What’s Trending!” I hope everyone has had as much fun learning about the girls who run the shop as I have had sharing them with you! We loved doing this and I can’t wait until next month to do it all over again.
Comment below and share your favorite things! I’d love to know what’s trending in your lives.