True to you girls -”Inspired by trends on the outside, beautiful on the inside”.

Ever-Trendy Skater Skirts Are Flipping Flattering

You can see these trend Skater Skirts everywhere! They are splattered on magazine covers and store front windows. All the celebrities are sporting them. Skater skirts are versatile, fun and easy to wear.

 

 

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This flirty Skater Skirt is a banded bottom bright mini available at Charlotte Russe for $16.99. It pairs perfectly with a simple crop, a sleeveless denim vest or dressed up with a simple chiffon top.

 

 

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Skater Skirts are a wardrobe staple that can be worn as casual with sandals or converse sneakers. Or choose the A-line Skater Skirt for a night out on the town as a glam outfit paired with heels – like Flavia, Miss New Hanover County.

 

There are an endless number of ways to style your Skater Skirt, so don’t be afraid to experiment. It’s a full-proof bottom. 

 

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   Clothing available at Charlotte Russe

 

Very truly yours,

Donna George

True to you girls, “Inspired by trends on the outside, beautiful on the inside”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Colors

 

Orchid might be the popular color for this season, but so what… If it doesn’t  flatter you, pass on it. Wear colors that flatter your skin tone. You choose.

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Azalea Children’s Annual Tea Party “A Darling Event”

The most enchanting event you’ll ever want to experience is the Wilmington Children’s Azalea Tea Party hosted by Cape Fear Volunteer Center at the beautiful Cape fear Country Club. 

Hey Yall – its Fancy Nancy!

 

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Fancy Nancy the storybook character

 

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Fancy Nancy was present with all her glitter and dazzle presence. She is quite the celebrity, with a book written about her and everything.. I had the opportunity to catch her away from her avid fans to quiz her about her lavish vocabulary. Needless to say, she is quite impressive and delightfully tickled my ears with stories and adventures. I will look forward to seeing Fancy Nancy again in the future.

 

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As you might expect, the Tea Party was quite the “proper affair”, complete with a fairy tale theme and fancy hot pink swag bags adorned with little treasures for the princesses.

 

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In attendance at this posh Tea Party were Azalea Belles, Princesses and Queens from the Cape Fear Garden Club. The Azalea Princess and her court also attended the Children’s Tea Party to complete the majestic tone of the party.

 

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And the Azalea Belles would make Scarlett O’Hara envious…

 

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Oh, and here is Annie Anthony, Director of Cafe Fear Volunteer Center working tirelessly to meet everyone’s expectation for this event. And she did. This event is a favorite and usually sells out weeks in advance prior to the party. The Children’s Tea Party  is the first event of the Azalea Festivities, kicking off the city’s most popular event.

 

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Here are some of the fashionable guests and lovely children who attended the Children’s Tea Party:

 

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Ashley Kosikowski, WECT TV anchor, did a great job and kept the momentum moving as emcee. Occasionally getting a little help from “Fancy Nancy”.

 

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The cameras were rolling and flashing all over the country club...WWAY was there on the scene.

 

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Among the camera flashes, some great local photographers were capturing plenty of smiles, glitter and glam. I had the opportunity to view  www.marksteelmanphot.com, photographer Mark Steelman’s and they captured the heart of the event.  Portraits were taken by Kenny Barnes, Children’s Photographer www.kennybarnes.com.

 

The children enjoyed the jewelry crafting. They worked intensely on their bracelets.

 

 

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The make-up was from none other than Chanel, a sponsor. What a treat for any girl, x0x0

 

 

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And we can’t forget all the finger nail painting.

 

 

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Beautiful white tents were set up on the grounds for make-up stations, face painting,  nail painting, candy options and much more. It was a girly girl day of pampering and entertainment.

 

 

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The flowers were exquisite and plentiful against a backdrop of chandeliers and elegant country squire rooms. Every table decorated to perfection. I have never seen as many beautiful hydrangeas,  cheery tabletop floral arrangements and pink balloons in one place. The gorgeous flowers donated by Sweet Nectar Florist. And the lunch –  was not to disappoint any taste palette and was equally matched in presentation. The deserts were the color of soft pastels of soft pink, mint, yellow and white.

 

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What’s not to love about this Azalea Children’s Tea Party? I had a great time seeing the children dressed up in their beautiful dresses with proud Mothers at their side, and some Dads too. The event seemed magical and the whole day was flawless and pink loads of fun.

 

Very truly yours,

Donna George

 

True to you girls. “Inspired by trends on the outside, beautiful on the inside”.

 

Ravishing Hats Top The NC Azalea Festival 46th Garden Party

The North Carolina Azalea Festivities are in full swing in Wilmington, NC, celebrating 46 years Azalea Festival events. The premier event is the Airlie Garden Luncheon, Azalea Garden Party and its one you don’t want to miss. Drawing more than 2,500 friends of the festival to kick off the biggest outdoor party of the year, complete with big hats, seersucker jackets, bow ties, and beautiful fashions. The Airlie Garden Party is a private function for sponsors, dignitaries, and invites of the Azalea Festival. This event serves the city as a relaxed, but yet powerful networking platform to meet and greet with business leaders in the community.

Photos from the NC Azalea Garden Party 2014:

 

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The Citadel Summerall Guards were there with a perfect performance, and to usher the 2014 Queens entrance to the grounds.

 

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Did you love the fashion… especially the big hats? If you missed it this year, try to be there next year. It was great fun, southern style, complete with food, music, beverages and people of interest.

 

The NC Azalea Festival weekend is packed with exciting things to do, whether its the concerts, street fair downtown, the parade or the circus, there is something for everyone.

 

Have you ever heard about the NC Azalea Festival? What’s your favorite event?

 

Very truly yours,

Donna George

 

True to you girls, “inspired by trend on the outside, beautiful on the inside”.

 

 

 

 

love shopping...

Love shopping…

 

” I love shopping. There is a little bit of magic found in buying something new. It is instant gratification, a quick fix”.

 

 

Car Wash Pant Dazzles In Chiffon

Looking to stand out in a crowd…look super trendy in these Car Wash Palazzo Pants –  blast from the past updated in pretty chiffon. You can be fashion forward in these high-waisted favorites from Charlotte Russe, $26.99.

 

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The big flowy leg on these palazzo pants have slits in the front for easy movement. Lined to mid-thigh, so there is no need to worry about them being see through.

 

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Pair the chiffon palazzo pants with a simple top that fits snug to contrast the outfit. I especially like Crop Tops with high-waisted palazzo pants, like the white mock neck sleeveless that Flavia is wearing, also available at Charlotte Russe, only $7.99.

 

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Feel free to express yourself with this ” Boho Hippie” throwback look, that promises to  speak volume about your style and confidence.

 

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Flavia added a head-wrap to complement the ethereal flavor of her outfit.  The head-wrap has five chiffon flowers attached to a black band and it’s the perfect add-on for this outfit. It’s available for $7.99, also from Charlotte Russe.

 

A perfect outfit, stylish and fashion forward, inexpensive and comfortable. Wear ballet flats or sandals to pull it all together for a fun day.

 

Would you wear the slit front chiffon palazzo pants, and how would you pair them differently?

 

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Very truly yours,

Donna George

 

True to you girls – “inspired by trends on the outside, beautiful on the inside”.

 

Perfect Strapless White Dress

It’s the “Perfect Strapless White Dress” and it’s from Charlotte Russe priced smart at $29.99. If you’ve been looking for that “Scandal Inspired” white dress that’s  fun & fresh, look no further than here…

 

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taking a look around

 

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window shopping

 

The dress has a back zipper with hook-and-eye clasp to keep it nice and straight in the back. And don’t worry about the dress being see through – its fully lined.

 

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This dress has a sweetheart mesh front bodice in a tiny delicate tribal pattern that complements a gauzy skirt attached. The skinny faux leather brown belt comes with the dress, but feel free to use the belt on other outfits.

 

 

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I’ve got sunshine

 

Jazz up your personal style by adding a fun hat, like Flavia has done. The hat and bangles paired with this dress create a “sweet girl influence”and both are also available at Charlotte Russe.

 

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love the bangles

 

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Flavia Sofia DeSousa

 

Have you found a perfect white dress for Spring yet? If so, why do you like it, why did it catch your eye?

 

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Very truly yours

Donna George

True to you girls – “Inspired by trends on the outside, beautiful on the inside”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowy Trendy Stylish Maxi Dress

Spring is here and Maxi Dresses are everywhere, in all our favorite stores, like this mesh color block tank style, available at Charlotte Russe for $29.99.

 

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black & creme maxi dress

 

This maxi dress is stunning and elegant for any occasion and it easily shifts from day- to-night. For daytime chic, add your favorite accessories, hat, necklace, earrings or bracelet and pair with sandals or flats.

 

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breezy & light weight

 

You’ll have all the right moves and look spectacular with this Maxi Dress as the day turns into night, by pairing with a cropped lightweight leather jacket or if the night is casual – grab a denim jacket. The Maxi Dress is always a fashion favorite with its versatility and sheer simplicity.

 

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trendy & fashionable

 

The sheer bottom, side slits,  and banded waist makes this dress irresistible…and a must have.

 

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love this dress

 

Do you love this floor grazing, flowy Maxi Dress…that is simply easy and effortless to wear? Whether you fancy it up a lot or a little, it’s a great fashion find for your spring and summer wardrobe.

 

Miss New Hover County, Flavia Sofia DeSousa

Meet “Miss New Hanover County”, Flavia Sofia DeSousa

 

Flavia loves this spring one piece clothing Maxi Dress trend! It makes getting dressed on busy morning a breeze.

 

The Maxi Dress looks great on all body types – boyish frame, curvy, skinny, short and tall, so don’t be afraid to experiment with one of the seasons favorite, be inspired! What’s your secret to outfitting your Maxi Dresses? How do you pull it together with add ons and make it your own?

 

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Very truly yours,

Donna George

True to you girls – “inspired by trends on the outside, beautiful on the inside”.