Style It Saturday With Elena Hakola: Charlotte Fashion Week


Designer Elena Hakola kicked off Charlotte Fashion Week on the Charlotte Seen Runway with crowd pleasing selections from her latest line.

The show started with this show stopper!

Colors of the Ukrainian Flag mixed with her play on triangles left the crowd in awe.


Her use color pops were striking against the steel grays and black and white outfits.

Cherry Reds and Fuchsia contrasted nicely with jewel tones.


Deep, rich jewel tones made for some of my favorite outfits. I tend to gravitate to them.


Dramatic collars were a major part of this line.

Metallics and jewel tones supplied the perfect amount of drama for these looks.


Elena had several playful outfits in her line.

This red glove made an appearance in the front and the back of this dress.

The Rebellious Nun

Business in the front, party in the back.

The lace veil on a ball cap was distinctive enough. The red roses as she turned around was a unique surprise.

The ‘ripped’ effect continued to the back of this classic piece.


The most dramatic piece in this look gained a lot of praise from the audience.

It was inspired by Russian/ Ukrainian fairytale “Princess-Frog” About witched princess turned into frog. She had to travel and hide to be found.

Look closely as she walks away. Yes, that’s a backpack!

My absolute favorite piece of the line is one I can see myself wearing.

I was enthralled with the suspenders holding up draped fabric over the skirt.

Elena Hakola has an extensive background in art and design. I’ve been a fan of her designs and artwork for several years.

The Moscow Born designer has been a major supporter of Ukraine.

She provide a link if you would like to DONATE

Thank you Elena for your incredible designs and thank you for your huge heart.

Style It Saturday With Michael Kors: Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking…


Miranda Priestly wasn’t impressed with florals for Spring. Perhaps if she was wearing Michael Kors instead of Prada she would change her mind!

This outfit was put together by my favorite SA Kristen and I can picture her wearing it!

The star of the outfit is this Floral Georgette Tiered Cascade Ruffle Skirt.

She added the coordinating Floral Logo Cotton Jersey T Shirt.

The Denim Anorak in Evergreen provides the perfect contrast for the florals.

Adding the Olympia Canvas and Leather Trainer gives the outfit a causal feel.

This gorgeous Carine Small Pebbled Leather Satchel in Pink Grapefruit makes the coral accents in the skirt pop.

Groundbreaking or not, I think Miranda would approve of this outfit.

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Style It Saturday With boohoo: Keeping Up With Kourtney


This week boohoo, the trendy, online clothing store, dropped its collection by Kourtney Kardashian Barker.

With a wide array of fashion choices, Kourtney has something for everyone.

Dresses….sexy or casual there’s quite a selection.

There are stylish coats and jackets for every occasion.

These aren’t your mothers pantsuits! Unless your mother is Kris Jenner!

Fun Street-ware pieces are combined with Koutney’s signature look of causal menswear.

The best part of this collection is she really thought of everyone. Sizing starts at 2 and goes up to 4X on most pieces.

She’s not often thought of as the most fashionable of the sisters. And that’s ok. She has her own style that fits her personality. Comfortable while still stylish.

Style It Saturday With SHEIN: Orange You Green With Envy


Summer is slowly fading into Fall.

But the Summer vibe is still vibing strong with this color blocked outfit from SHEIN.

I love this sweater dress because of the detail at the bottom.

Add this fun fringed Bag for a pop of contrasting color.

Tie the outfit together with these color blocked booties!

Hang onto Summer a little longer with this outfit from SHEIN!

Style It Saturday With Belk: Fall Into Fall


September is here!!!

Fall fashion has always been my favorite. This outfit from Belk is perfect for the cooler weather!

Let’s start with this Sanctuary Women’s Long Sleeve Button Front Sweater Dress.

It provides a neutral canvas to build a spectacular ensemble.

Add some dimension with these Matisse Cobra Boots.

Finish with a pop of color. This Brahmin Small Carla Handbag in Flame mimics the gorgeous Autumn leaves I can’t wait to see.

Fall into Fall Fashion at Belk!!

Style It Saturday With Fashion Nova: Mad For Plaid


Y’all!!!! I’m ready for Fall! Have I mentioned that?? Lol, my last few blogs have made that clear, I believe!

This plaid skirt/crop top combo is the perfect transition piece.

Add some fun green thigh high boots.

And a this functional green handbag.

The pop of color reminds us it’s still Summer. But the plaid let’s us know cooler weather is just around the corner.

Style It Saturday With Walmart Fashion: Check Mate


I’ve been picturing an outfit idea with pant like these for months.

When I saw the No Boundaries Juniors Knit Flare Pants in this pattern I knew I could finally put it together.

Add a green top, like this INC Womens New Green Off Shoulder Bell Sleeve.

Add these Madden Girl Women’s Honey-C Chain Detail Chelsea Boots. These can be styled so many ways!

Baguettes are back!! Finish the look with this No Boundaries green contemporary baguette shoulder bag.

My dream outfit can come true now and not break my budget with Walmart!

Style It Saturday With Amazon Fashion: Rainbow Row


It all began with this bag.

I’ve been drooling over the $500 Cult Gaia rhinestone bag and longed have one of those sparky, slinky bags.

Then I saw this dupe on Amazon for 1/10th the price!

I already had this dress in my cart so the wheels started tuning.

Add these Vince Camuto braided slides in Lotus Green to complete the look!

You can look like you spent a fortune when you shop Amazon Fashion!

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Style It Saturday With Banana Republic: Let The Transition Begin!!


I’m soooo ready for Fall.

Crisp cool air. Bonfires. Pumpkin Spice Everything!

But there’s always that transitional period where the day starts out cool, gets blazing hot and ends with a chill in the air.

We can be prepared and stylish with these picks from Banana Republic!

Throw this ITALIAN LINEN CARDIGAN over your top for a classic look.

Every woman should have an OVERSIZED LINEN SHIRT in her closet. I love this one because of the muted stripes and the fact that it’s longer than most.

Blazers are a MUST!! The DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER is a more tailored style and looks as good with a T-shirt as it does with a silk blouse.

Stay cool and chic with Banana Republic!

Unapologetically Unique


I will never forget the first time I saw Atlanta Designer House Of La’Rue on the runway.

I was completely blown away. I’ve followed the Designs of Bena Klier Bouler ever since.

She was recently back in the Queen City and I couldn’t wait to see her show.

Her first model came out in this hand painted piece.

It was absolutely stunning.

What can we expect to see coming up from HOL?

Bena gave us a hint with this piece: “Yes once I showcase the SPLATTER COLLECTION My hand painted collection during NYFW I will place online on our store website along with each story”

Fashion is art to me. And every piece of art has a story. So I’m looking forward to this collection.

Sequins are back and shining brighter than ever in these pieces.

The attention to detail here is magnificent

The short jumpsuits are FABULOUS!!

Textures prevailed in this collection. I’m crushing on this velvet piece!!

This two piece set was gorgeous. Coming and going!!

Speechless. I’m in awe of this piece.

Bena stated “I always desire for every one who wears one of my creations to feel empowered.”

This piece will give anyone who wears it that feeling.

My absolute favorite piece of the night was this.

The tulle and sequins we normally equate with an elegant ballerina are giving edgy Pretty Woman Vibes here.

You can actually own these pieces and many more beautiful creations from the heart and soul of Bena.

You can shop HERE or stop by and visit her Avenue X Fashions. She offers ALL sizes! Now how many designers do that??

Do yourself a favor, if she’s showing in a city near you, do not miss the show.

It’s Unapologetically UNIQUE!