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FNO ALERT!!! Belk‘s in Phipps Plaza will be throwing a very fashionable event for Fashion’s Night Out. The event will be held from 6-9pm and at 7pm Allison Mitchell, editor of Jezebel Magazine will be presenting the hottest fall looks at the Free People shop. So please come out and enjoy all the fashion Belk’s has to offer, bring your friends too!!

 ****Remember to register to win a trip for two to Charleston Fashion Week while you are at BELK’s fashion extravaganza****

FREE Swag-alicious Train Case to the 1st 100 guests!!!! So you already know I will be part of that 100, that case is perfect for me

Calvin Klein: One of Belk’s featured fall fashion pieces from the VIVID Style Statement. This dress is so pretty and can be transitioned from day-to-night

Below are Belk’s 4 Style Statements: My Fair Lady, Town and Country, Mod Modern and Vivid.

(Below is the news release from lifeandstylepr.com, thank you again)

Charlotte, NC — September 1, 2012 – In this multi-channel world of ours, fashion is formed more than ever through the eyes of many. Designers, social media mavens, fashion editors and celebs are just a few of today’s tastemakers.  For fall, one unifying thread is evident.  It is the gaze back-the retrospective. Yes, designers are looking back to look forward-and so is Belk. We are looking to the grown-up glamour of the ’50s and the inspiring shapes of the ’60s. We are paying homage to town and country classics and once again celebrating over-the-top compelling color. Linking it all is a sense of polish. As always, Belk understands “Modern. Southern. Style.” like no one else. With an effortlessly chic attitude, we add a twist to tradition, count on confident color and insist on plenty of pretty. Get ready to sneak a peek at fall’s finest through our Style Statements.


Maggy London Black ruched dress with side bow neck, 142.00

Ultra fem and all grown up, this trend affirms that elegance is an attitude. It is both ladylike and luxurious. The details are divine: Peplums, pussycat bows and Peter Pan collars; waist definition and dressmaker touches like ruching and wrapping. Work the look in new, longer hemlines. This lady loves feminine dresses with a hint of nostalgia and the season’s textiles take her in that very direction. Look for lush wools, silk, satin, lace, lamé and sequins for day. In fact, fashion is spotlighting anything that shimmers, giving that “glitz before six” feel. Why wait for nightfall to add a little pizzazz?

From python and paisley to Baroque prints and botanical inspirations, powerful patterns give frocks a wardrobe revival. Inject doses of bold color and you’ll never get bored. Bound to get attention this season are the finishing  touches that elevate any look. Go for elegant extras like statement pendants, grand earrings, long chains and bold cuffs. In fact, you will want to add a variety of interesting bracelets that will complement and personalize. Single-soled pumps (new lower heels), ankle boots, satchels, clutches, retro fedoras and anything fur will feel so right.


Frye “Cameron” small leather satchel in burnt red, 398.00 “Phillip” harness tall boot with zipper in red. Also available in cognac and chocolate, 328.00

Bet on artfully twisted classics that raise the style quotient of weekend chic. We’re calling it Town and Country. In the details are topnotch craftsmanship, texture, quality and discreet luxury. Fresh fur accents, turtlenecks, quilting and utility touches like toggle closures and oversized pockets will emphasize and enhance traditional sportswear styling. This trend turns up the heat on textured textiles. Tantalizing tweeds, chunky knits, and novelty furs need no introduction. Dark and vintage- wash denim, leather, silks and flannel offer a study in contrast as we juxtapose casual and dressy fabrics in the same look.

Hands down, patterns play the most important role in this trend-plaids, scarf prints, English florals, checks and cheetah to name a few. Mix them for a more edgy feel! New tartans paired with delicate flowers? Why not? Keep in mind it is easier on the eye if patterns have at least one color in common. Here are the “ones to watch” when it comes to Town and Country accessory options: British tan-colored boots and handbags in rich vintage leathers, felt fedoras and cloches, skinny belts, bold gold jewelry, charmingly chunky knit caps and mufflers, are all amazing add-ons. For fall, it’s the little things that mean a lot.


Sunny Leig Color block blouse, 58.00 Chainlink skirt, 58.00 Houndstooth ponte dress, 78.00

Our next Style Statement gives clothes a top-to-toe modern retro spin, embracing 1960’s shape shifts with sleek lines and sharp tailoring.  Count on color blocking and banding, A-line shapes, sloping shoulders, shifts and slim pants-details that can quickly show off your more quirky side. While structured knits, ponte, melton wools, leather and New Age synthetics are just a few of the fabrics that give garments an innovative twist. Try on sophisticated cuts and interesting materials. What a modern combination.

A runway wonder, the pattern play in this trend is graphic, often computer generated. Checks, bold plaids, dots, snake, Mondrian-like blocks and bars encourage the thinking woman to do a little more risk taking.

At your service are the sleek and simple accessories that capture the look of the season. What’s not to like? There are so many choices starting with items in intense, often daring color-combos that really work for winter. Then take a look at metal collars in a wide range of geometric shapes, linear earrings, dramatic cuffs in a medley of materials and finishes, envelope clutches, small chain bags, architecturally finessed boots and platform pumps. Sharp shapes say it all.


Jones New York Sport Woven button front top, 79.00 Colored jean, 64.00

Our last trend creates a chromatic crescendo of maximalist color that is sure to offer a high wattage wow to any wardrobe. Vivid is all about the magic of fall color. The most popular option is bold, rich hues mixed back to unexpected neutrals. Tomato red paired with elephant grey, cobalt with true navy, and bright fuchsia mixed with deep eggplant.

Go super glam using colors in ultra-cool ways such as color blocking and color banding, or explore head-to-toe courageous color. For the fashion fearless, there’s color clashing.  Yes, ruby red with purple, hot pink with emerald. Get ready to reinvent the use of jewel tones. So chic! Heart-pounding hues make this your most stylish season ever!  High intensity tints can add the fizz and the fireworks to almost any fabric. Silks, melton wools, ponte knits and the newest synthetics get the show started. Shiny finishes add a gloss and glimmer that will get you noticed (in a nice way) by adding that fresh modern dimension. Patterns in pronounced shades scream newness. Bold florals, statements stripes, snake prints and optics in the season’s hottest hues are a must. Technicolor tones take accessories to the next level. Add lively trimmings like furs, bold jewelry, handbags, opaque hosiery, hats and warm weather knits. Vivid color is the tool and you make the rules.