19 Oct 2017
October 19, 2017

Your Guide to the Always Fashionable Fur

Finally, cooler temperatures have arrived.  How cold will it get here in the South over the next 4-5 months is anyone’s guess.  I’ve lived in North Carolina my entire life, and I saw it 80 degrees in February 1976 and -3 degrees in mid-January in 1977.  The best tan I ever had was in 1976…bathing.. read more →

13 Oct 2017
October 13, 2017


We’ve talked about fashion mistakes in the past and yet I’m always so amazed at how we’re still making the same mistakes time and again. Therefore, I think it’s a great idea to review this fashion topic again. To do this, I’m going to defer to Deborah Boland from FabulousAfter40.com. In this post, you’ll discover what.. read more →

05 Oct 2017
October 5, 2017

Versatility of a VEST

Melrose W. Fisher It’s still with us this season and doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon.  Which is great!  Vests are so versatile, comfortable, adaptable to swings in temperature that North Carolinians are always experiencing (provides great layering options), ageless and can be “oh so chic”. Here is a sampling of vests currently.. read more →

28 Sep 2017
September 28, 2017

Ironing Versus Steaming

From TheLaundress.com STEAMING Steaming provides the safest and gentlest finish for laundry items, releasing wrinkles for a natural finish. Not only does steaming avoid any risks posed from ironing (such as burning and unintended creasing), but the steam kills most germs and bacteria, which helps eliminate odors. REASONS TO STEAM Steaming is wonderful for the.. read more →

14 Sep 2017
September 14, 2017

Making Mom Proud – Dressing for Travel

September 14, 2017 – Melrose W. Fisher Did your mother ever say to you, “look nice when you travel because you never know who you’re going to run into?”  My brother and I certainly did, and we always heeded Mama’s words of wisdom when it came to things like that. Mama knew best in our.. read more →

31 Aug 2017
August 31, 2017

Pearls. Mother Nature’s Gift to Women

Of all the gems and minerals used to design and produce beautiful pieces of jewelry, pearls are considered the most classic, timeless, and sophisticated. The picture that pops into our mind most often when anyone mentions pearls is a vision of Audrey Hepburn in a little black dress and pearl choker. Most women are familiar.. read more →

23 Aug 2017
August 23, 2017

Choosing the Right Lipstick Color

We have discovered But First, Coffee a blog by Kallie Branciforte. She’s done a beautiful job of explaining how to choose the right lipstick color for your skin tone. We love what she’s done and know that you will, too. We’ve added most of the content of her blog here for your convenience only. Please.. read more →

By Lori Lambert Lori Lambert, an ETCETERA Stylist explains in this article exactly how to build a wardrobe versus filling your closet with impulse buys and “never-to-wear” items. As Stylists, we’re trained to help you create a wearable and versatile wardrobe. After reading this post, give us a call and make that appointment to start.. read more →

08 Aug 2017
August 8, 2017

The Way We Sit & What it Means

By: Miocher Patel for The Economic Times How do you sit? You take a chair and plonk yourself. Sometimes you cross your legs or ankles or sit with your legs in a wide four with the ankle resting on the opposite lower thigh aka the American way of sitting. Apparently, every time you take a.. read more →

21 Jul 2017
July 21, 2017

Our Top 15 MUST-HAVES for Fall 2017

By Melrose W. Fisher – Personal Stylist After being in New York City for both the Carlisle and ETCETERA fall product meetings last month, I can confidently tell you exactly what you MUST-HAVE in your closet as an essential or to update your wardrobe for FALL 2017. We don’t expect everyone to have all 15 of.. read more →