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How to wear the hottest summer trend

By CATHI AYCOCK You know the saying about the apple not falling far from the tree? Meet apple, aka Claire Aycock. My daughter Claire has grown up attending fashion shows -- and hearing me extol

The bra expert explains strapless bras (up to an H cup!)

She has measured thousands of women for the perfect bra. On a recent vacation to New York City, one of her must-see stops was not the average tourist stops, but a luxe lingerie shop. Is

5 “Go Preds” outfits that work for even strict office dress codes

By CATHI AYCOCK If your office dress code is cramping your Preds-style (no jerseys, what is that about?) we have the solution. This summer a bevy of gold and navy options are filling the stores.

Shopping Made-in-America Fashion

Made in America is more than a bygone slogan. There are many great fashion options that are produced right here in the United States of America. We've rounded up a few of our favorites --

Always wear black? Read this to bust out the color without feeling like a clown

I love black. Inky and sophisticated, a little black anything is fashion's favorite item. But non-stop black, especially in the heat of summer, can look heavy. Fear not the color wheel. We give you some

O’More designs delight crowd and GiGi’s Playhouse kids

The 2017 O’More Fashion Show on May 12 featured work from alumni, faculty, and students, all connected by “The Power of Design to Transform.” Through partnerships with local organizations, such as the partnership with GiGi’s Playhouse where

Five great accessories to jack up your summer look (under $25)

Summertime is all about easy breezy fashion. Throw on a cotton sundress or white denim and a pop of color top and you are almost in the summer greatness fashion zone. What puts you firmly

Penny in the front, party in the back

By SARAH PLANTZ What do Joe Dirt's hairstyle and the most comfortable, office-appropriate shoe of the moment have in common? Business in the front, party in the back. Except, in the loafer mule's case, it's

These key items are (almost) as important as the bathing suit buy

By CATHI AYCOCK Bathing suit shopping is universally reviled. Nobody sane really enjoys going into a cubicle with only a curtain between you and the masses and trying on little bitty pieces of fabric. Once

First Altar’d State boutique in area opens at Galleria mall

Altar’d State, a rapidly growing women’s fashion brand with more than 70 boutiques throughout the Midwest, South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, is now open at CoolSprings Galleria, according to an announcement this week from the

The designer shoe trend you can score on the cheap (pretty and comfy!)

By CATHI AYCOCK Pearls in a choker around the neck (especially when paired with a sweater set) can read Queen Mumsy. But pearls festooning shoes, handbags and other accessories seems decadent in a good way.

The one print that you need for summer (it can read preppy, sexy or sporty!)

By CATHI AYCOCK The one print that can morph from preppy girl to Bridget Bardot sexy to jeans and Saturday wear? Surprise: it's gingham. The versatile print works for every age and maybe that is

Five comfy shoes you can wear for hours that are totally chic

My Fitbit logged over 12,000 steps last week on a day spent getting ready for a fashion show and meeting with clients who needed the perfect dress/jeans/outfit. While days spent running in heels demand endurance,

Why we all want to be Josie Natori when we grow up

By CATHI AYCOCK I recently met famed designer Josie Natori when she visited Nashville and decided, along with every other woman in the room, that I want to be her when I grow up. Elegant

Symphony Fashion Show featuring Zac Posen

The  Schermerhorn Symphony Center was abuzz on Tuesday night with (mostly) women wearing beautiful dresses primed to see even more beautiful dresses. The Symphony Fashion Show, presented through a partnership between the Symphony and Gus

Five amazing swimsuits for curvy on the bottom figures

Pear shaped women (curvy on the bottom and smaller on top) sometimes struggle to find a bathing suit that flatters their figure instead of emphasizing flaws. But with a few insider shopping tips, finding the

Yes, you can wear business clothes on the weekend

When I'm shopping for someone, I ask them to imagine their life as a pie chart. Do they spend 60-percent of their week at work, 20-percent out and about and 20-percent at home? Then their

Hot and Cold: What to wear when spring can’t make up its mind

By SARAH PLANTZ Thank the fashion gods that it's spring again, a time of renewal for nature and our wardrobes alike.But, since the weather has been about as unpredictable as the current political affairs, it's frustrating

Affair of the Hat welcomes spring

Spring horse racing season also ushers in hat season in this area. In celebration of the spring tradition, the 15th annual Affair of the Hat was held at Stacey Rhodes Boutique on Thursday, March 30.

Laura Lehman Wears: Bell sleeves & blue jeans

I'm hoping and praying we're past the big sweater phase, but while we're stuck in this little weather-limbo situation, I pulled out my go-to bell sleeve sweater. In D.C. we still are living in the

The block heel will make you do the happy dance

A stiletto is both an object of admiration and loathing. Pretty and feminine, the shoe with the heel as skinny as the knife for which it is named, is far from comfortable. The block heel,

What stores are opening, closing and moving?

By CATHI AYCOCK Staying on trend means knowing where to shop. With a retail landscape that is ever shifting, we give you the details on who is coming to town, who is packing up shop

What to wear on the 4th and not look like Miss Firecracker

By CATHI AYCOCK I love the stars and stripes. I get teary eyed when I hear "God Bless America." In short, I believe I live in the best country in the world. But that doesn't

Dillard’s at The Mall at Green Hills boasts airy feel

A new Dillard's store at The Mall at Green Hills opened March 30. The store is 180,000 square feet of luxury starting with covered underground parking and a glass elavator that jets you up to a

Tickets on sale now for O’More fashion show May 12

O'More College of Design took its fashion show to the runway -- literally -- last year, presenting the show at the John Tune Airport in Nashville. This year the show will return to Franklin. It