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!
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
Tuesday I made my way back home after an amazing couple of days in Guatemala. If you follow Frill’s Instagram and Facebook page, you will have seen all of the pictures! I spent my time exploring and appreciating the beauty.
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But just like that, it’s a wrap. As fun as it is to see the world and eat some of the best Mexican food I’ve tasted in my life, there’s nothing quite like being home and being surrounded by familiar faces. Until next time!