by Michelle Jones
Hi Scoopers, I am new to the Scoop Charlotte clan so let me take a minute to introduce myself before diving into the new spring arrivals at Summerbird. My name is Michelle and I write a local fashion-focused lifestyle blog at www.pinqueblog.com. I spend my days helping design the beautiful city we live in and my style is very much influenced by the fact that I spend 40+ hours working in a professional office. In my spare time, you will likely find me either shopping local stores or running the sidewalks of the Queen City, and then tweeting all about it. I’ve come to Scoop Charlotte to let you ladies know what’s new in store and how to style for every occasion!
When asked to shop and style some of the spring arrivals at Summerbird, I did a little happy dance and then ran right over to the East Boulevard shop to see what they had in store. Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to play dress up in designer duds like DVF, Opening Ceremony and Prada? Speaking of Prada, one of the first things that caught my eye was a gorgeous graphic print tweed skirt by the designer.
This skirt is perfect for transitioning from the cold winter weather to warmer spring days. Try it with a sweater and tights then shed some layers when the weather warms up. Which, for the sake of spring fashion, let’s hope is sooner than later.
A shift dress, like this one by Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique, is great for going from work to happy hour. Throw on a blazer or cardigan for the office, then lose the layering for after hours events with your girlfriends.
Need to run a few errands on the weekend? Ditch those yoga pants (no worries, I am guilty too) and try a pair of white denim with this T-Bags tunic (new with tags!) from Summerbird. A comfortable pair of flats or wedges wraps up a cute and casual weekend look.
Headed out dancing with friends on a Friday night? No problem, this cutout dress from Leifsdottir has you covered.
Date night gets a dose of style with an of-the-moment Emerald dress by Robert Rodriguez. Add a contrasting pink or red heel and you have a look perfect for Valentine’s Day dates and beyond.
If you aren’t already jumping in your car to head over to Summerbird, take it from me and grab those keys and go! Be sure to also check out the Summerbird Facebook page to see more new arrivals. Trust me when I say these styles won’t stay on the racks long.
Michelle of PinQue