Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chip & Pepper in the house!

If you're of a certain generation you might remember Chip & Pepper. And if you're younger, you'll be happy to discover the ultra-hip team of Chip and Pepper. And guess what? Fashion fans of all ages can meet Chip & Pepper in person this Thursday at Belk in Tuscaloosa.

I know, you thought all Alabama was known for was football, but really, it's tres fashionable! So come to Belk this Thursday, get your fashion on and meet Chip & Pepper. There will also be denim give-aways every half hour. Can't beat that!

 Belk Celebrates College Night with Denim Experts Chip & Pepper

What:                   Belk and denim designers Chip & Pepper Foster are launching a new, exclusive collection and you are invited to meet the dynamic duo and be among the first to try on the jeans yourself at Belk at University Mall. Chip & Pepper will be on hand for Belk’s College Night, and will be sharing their tips and trends for denim this fall. 

Chip & Pepper are experts when it comes to fit, comfort and style, and they have incorporated their knowledge into a cutting edge denim collection for Belk that will be available at an affordable price.  
The Chip & Pepper® California collection is available in select Belk stores across the Southeast and on belk.com.

When:                  Thurs., Sept. 26
                                6:30-8 p.m.

Where:                Belk at University Mall
                                169 University Mall
                                Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35405

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I bet you knew this, but we didn't

Anna Wintour wears the same shoes just about all the time. Not exactly the same same, but just about.

I have a confession, I like that. If you find something that works and feels good, by all means keep doing it!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Project Runway- We'll tell you how the modern Southern woman dresses, compliments of Belk!

Like the rest of the world, we here at Birmingham Fashion Blog tune in faithfully to Project Runway. Imagine our excitement when we heard the designers were charged with designing a dress that retail giant Belk was going to carry in the 301 Belk locations and nationally online at Belk.com!

The episode was interesting and our collective hearts went flutter when John Thomas from Belk walked on the set. Who knew that fashion executives could be so, well, MANLY and attractive. We're thinking he needs his own reality show.

We digress....

What threw us for a loop about this episode was how flustered some of the designers were over the challenge: Designing a dress for Belk's Southern customer. Such an easy task, but yet, so many of them struggled with this, as if the South was a foreign country all together.

So we checked out what Belk is offering for Southern women, and really, women all across the USA via Belk.com and we think what Belk is offering is HOT! We saw something for everyone and as is our duty, bring some of what we discovered to share with you, our Southern fashion fans.

Belk Fashion Fall 2013: Most Wanted for Women

Charlotte, NC — Get ready for the next big things! Find out the revealing revelations of fall fashion that will amp up any attire. This is just what you’re looking for when it comes to the latest fashion forward finds. Dynamically designed for any occasion, these pieces are key. It’s our cue to review “Most Wanted for Women,” from Belk, the leader of “Modern. Southern. Style.” and Arlene Goldstein, Belk vice president of fashion direction. Here’s the list of fall’s hits and highlights:

1. Slim Trouser – No wardrobe update is complete without fall’s favorite pant. Sleek, simple and easy to wear, this bottom is still first on fashion’s hip parade.

2. Button Front Shirt – Comfy doesn’t always mean casual. Paired with denim or a pencil skirt, this versatile top offers a first class ticket to tailored elegance.

Michael Kors at Belk

3. Statement Jacket – This is the “go to” item that easily upgrades any look. Fitted blazer or boxy crop; military or motocross, this is the wardrobe change that changes everything.

4. Fashion Sweatshirt – This humble sweater has had a high fashion make over. It is an old school classic that is chic yet accessible.

5. Patterned Sweater – From spots and stripes to abstract florals and animal imagery, this knit has a knack for newness. Both pullovers and cardis can take you anywhere,

6. Something Leather – Choose pleather or the real thing, either way sensational skins are a fall must have. Romantic or edgy this material matters.

7. New Knit Dress – Good to go. It is wearable, packable and fashionable. Did I mention modern shapes and sophisticated patterns?

Vince Camuto at Belk

8. Bold Jewels – Check out statement pieces that pack a punch. Rings, necks and a bevy of bracelets. Brilliant stones and bold proportions. Ritzy yet relevant.

9. Satchel – Fashion meets function with precise lines and the ultimate in craftsmanship. The season’s #1 handbag silhouette becomes the exclamation point to your look.

Michael Kors at Belk

10. Short Boots – Dare to wear them with everything from slim pants and skinny jeans to sleek sheaths and snazzy skirts. Be adventurous or just play it safe. Both work!

Sam Edelman at Belk

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The marvelous Donald J Pliner to visit Birmingham, Belk at the Summit!

Fashion Designer Donald J Pliner to Appear at Belk at the Summit on Sept. 14 to Introduce Fall Collection
 Silent art auction during 4-hour event to benefit Donald and
Lisa Pliner’s Peace for the Children Foundation

BIRMINGHAM, ALA., Sept. 5, 2013 – Donald J Pliner, renowned designer of men’s and women’s luxury footwear and accessories, is coming to Belk at the Summit in Birmingham, Ala. on Saturday, Sept. 14, to introduce his Fall 2013 collection and raise money for a children’s charity that he and his wife founded. 

Pliner will appear at the store’s ladies shoe department from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

A silent auction of folk art carvings of pigs and masks created by New Mexican artist Larry Jacquez and signed by Pliner will also be held during the event with proceeds benefiting Donald and Lisa Pliner’s Peace for the Children Foundation. Winners will be announced at the end of the event with payment by cash or check only.

Gus Mayer's Fashion Night Out

Fashion's Night Out is an all-day affair at Gus Mayer! Tax free fashions and beauty from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm. We welcome all fashionistas to come enjoy tax free shopping and great music from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Skinny Girl Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served as well as ten minute makeovers in cosmetics! Don't forget to get your professional photo taken by Big Swede Photography!


Monday, September 2, 2013

Does your bra fit? Find out at Belk the Summit with a Wacoal fitting and help raise funds for breast cancer

Does your bra fit? Find out at Belk the Summit with a Wacoal fitting and help raise funds for breast cancer!

Seriously, you won't believe how it will impact all aspects of your life when your bra fits correctly. And enhance your figure? You bet. So please call the intimates department at Belk the Summit and make your appointment today. For every woman who comes in to be fitted, Belk and Wacoal will donate $2 to the local Susan G. Komen group. It's a win-win for everyone!

Don't forget the free gift with $80 purchase: free pink panties and beautiful cosmetics bag from Belk!

Please make your appointment today with Peggy Bloodworth
STM Contemporary/Intimates
Belk Summit
205-968-4200 x308