13 Mar 2018
March 13, 2018

Modern Tweed

Spring weather can be unpredictable. We certainly know that here in North Carolina. You just cannot trust March weather. That’s why every fashionista has a classic tweed jacket or two on rotation. Tweed is no longer just for the fall and winter fashion seasons. Carlisle & ETCETERA are showing tweed in a beautiful array of.. read more →

07 Mar 2018
March 7, 2018

Be an Accessories Pro with These Ten Tips

Accessories have the potential to bring so much flavor to an outfit. Well-chosen accessories help you accentuate your style and bring you confidence. These ten tips will help you be an accessory wiz in no time! 1. Use your accessories to punctuate your style. For example, look at the finishes on jewelry pieces. A textured.. read more →

01 Mar 2018
March 1, 2018

Why Getting Dressed is So Hard To Do

More often than not, people who complain about how difficult it is to get dressed blame it on the stores and fashion designers for their lack of a decent selection. “There’s just nothing here for me!” they’ll exclaim. They imagine walking into a store filled with merchandise that perfectly suits their lifestyle, shape, and age.. read more →

21 Feb 2018
February 21, 2018

Those Lovely Blues

Because of the association with a clear blue sky and a calm blue ocean, our minds embrace the concept of blue as tranquil & constant. We translate that into a symbolic image of dependability and loyalty. Blue inspires confidence. It is also restful and makes us feel calm. When wearing blue, we can have a calming.. read more →

09 Feb 2018
February 9, 2018

BOTANICAL GARDEN

Floral prints are a common Spring sight, and the ETCETERA Spring collection is definitely blooming. Over and over again, flowers kept popping up on the runway during Fashion Week, from embroidery to abstracts and graphics. The floral trend made its way into the Spring ETCETERA line in such a feminine and charming way they’re sure.. read more →

05 Feb 2018
February 5, 2018

Wardrobe Must Haves: Anorak and a Trench

The trench coat is undoubtedly a classic and a staple piece for your wardrobe. This season Carlisle has added a few unexpected elements to the trench and anorak that you’ll adore. VOYAGE Style #105528 Our first to highlight in this post is VOYAGE; it’s made of a polyblend water-resistant fabric; this is a true anorak so you.. read more →

24 Jan 2018
January 24, 2018

Animal Instincts

If you viewed any of the fashion coming down the runways for Spring/Summer 2018, you might have noticed quite a bit of snakeskin. It showed up in so many fun and interesting ways as you can see here; be sure to notice the handbags and shoes. One of the many things I love about CARLISLE.. read more →

FASHION, STYLE BY LAURA GUMMERMAN As someone who has never, ever said, “Hooray, it’s winter!” I have to say that one of the only redeeming qualities of the season are a few of the wearable categories appropriate for this time of year. Boots happen to be pretty high on that list for me, and I always want to take.. 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 →