diamondextremeSkin care addict, I am. And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

There are many of us out there who find it impossible to resist certain products. Natura Bissé is one of those lines that I can't find any flaws in. Therefore, I can't get enough of the products.

The Diamond collection is special (though truly, all the NB lines rock). This particular formula triggers your skin's own defense mechanisms in order to repair your skin and protect it from harmful aggressors. I love a rich, luxurious cream that hydrates impeccably, regenerates, fights wrinkles and provides elasticity. And who doesn't like to wake up to amazing skin?

The best part about this moisturizer, it's not heavy. It feels wonderfully soft on the skin. Your skin will eat it up. And the compliments will ensue.


Available at Jeffre Scott in Charlotte, Turner & Scott in Asheville and Bailey & Scott in Raleigh

Spring teaser!

On this gorgeous day, it got me thinking about my spring shopping strategies for my clients. I love planning wardrobes, knowing the existing inventory and introducing new pieces that will play nicely, based on personal style.

While this gorgeous Antonio Berardi draped silk crepe de chine dress won't make many of my clients' spring shopping lists, take notice of the flowy nature. It's one easy foundation piece. It doesn't take much to accessorize (hello fabulous shoes). And it's all about spring!

So whether you go big, like this, or mimic the feeling in either a top or a long skirt, you will channel the essence of spring 2015.

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Available at Luisaviaroma

SMdressIt's the beginning of black tie season. And I'm all it.

With several events over the upcoming weeks, I'm not only dressing my clients, I am dressing myself. This happens to be my favorite of the moment.

Stella McCartney hit the mark with this purple gown cut from satin-twill that skims the body, creating a sinuous silhouette. This elegant design has a split skirt and knotted straps at the back. So gorgeous. 

A show stopper for sure (for one of my clients)!

As you know, I am a big fan of black tie events. Moments like these are few and far between, so take advantage of the opportunity and create your own red carpet scene. 

Available at Net-a-Porter

paneledsneakersI've been doing my fair share of shoe shopping lately. Almost everything for spring. Yes, I realize I won't be able to wear them for a while. But knowing I have them in preparation for the upcoming season makes me happy.

Speaking of happy, I don't own these (yet), but am certainly digging the comeback of the sneaker. This version by MM6 Maison Martin Margiela is so modern and cool. These Italian-made sneakers have the label's chic minimalist touch. I love the mix of white and sky-blue leather, light-gray suede and navy mesh.

Maybe I should add one more pair of shoes to my closet?

Available at Net-a-Porter

Go ahead, call me obsessed. It's for good reason.

Every year, I seek out new lingerie designers in hopes to achieve both form and functionality. However, it is so difficult to find a good fitting bra. Why? It seems like it should be a snap, but it's not. I measure less than 30 inches around my rib cage, which makes my brand selection limited. Especially, due to my cup size. I am not saying I am huge (because I'm not). However, when you factor in the combination, it's a challenge.

Until I met Simone Pérèle.

Well, not the designer herself. The brand.

Madame Simone Pérèle, an expert corset maker in Paris, had a vision to liberate women and design lingerie that embraced a woman’s natural shape. She quickly gained a reputation for breaking tradition, creating lingerie dedicated to women’s desire to look beautiful, yet also feel comfortable. Passion and precision combined, she achieve her ultimate goal — superior fit, ultimate comfort and sophisticated styling. Since 1948, the Simone Pérèle brand has created a cult following. And I am definitely on board.

My favorites — Caressence 3D Plunge for the breathable 3D spacer fabric and Aloe Vera-infused lace and the Inspiration Memory Foam.

Why did it take me so long to discover this fabulous brand? Hmmm, maybe because it's not offered in the usual places. Now that I know my size, I can order away online. And I will.

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