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15 Jan

I’m excited to announce that this blog is getting a MAKEOVER!

The blog will be down for a few days of  beauty treatments starting on/around Saturday, January 18th and will return with a fresh, new look. I can’t wait to show it to you!

The blog will be back up a few days later. You watch for the announcement of its return on Towson Town Center’s Facebook page.


GURU Style Star: Bailey Susic

11 Apr

Love the endless, bold color combos I’m seeing this spring!  

GURU Style Star Bailey Susic’s cobalt top stands out on its own!

Meet Bailey Susic!

Meet Bailey Susic!

Now, for the reveal of the coral pants from Anthropologie she chose to pair with the top!

GURU Style Star, Towson Town Center

Bailey Susic

Bailey’s flowy top, from a boutique, features a surprise detail on the back!

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Her Coach wedges, accented in lime, are a Nordstrom find.  Bailey’s decision to wear the wedges on this day wasn’t just about her outfit. Since she was out shopping with her mom, who is on the shorter side, she purposely went for a smaller heel.


Bailey’s cuff from Ann Taylor was a Christmas gift from her mom.

A Gift from Mom

A Gift from Mom

Read on for our Q&A…

Describe your style: 

I would say it is fairly eclectic. I like classic with a combination of sharp and interesting. I don’t like to be too trendy. I just like things that are a little more classic and timeless.

What trends are you most excited about for the season?

I like all the bright colors. I like the flowy tops. I’m just excited not to wear winter clothes — I’m done!

What is your favorite store at Towson Town Center and why?

Nordstrom —  the variety of clothing that they have and the customer service and I get good points! (She is referring to the Nordstrom credit card.)

If you could go back in time to any decade to experience the fashion of the time, which one would you choose and why?

The ’20s. This is when women were first starting to show their knees and not be as modest. They really used their styes to embrace their creativity and personality more than they had in the past. The haircuts are phenomenal. Love the dresses.

Here are links to other recent GURU Style Stars features. You can see the complete Style Star gallery here in the GURU Style Star archive.

APRIL 2013: 4/4 Kristen Luther


MARCH 2013:  3/28 Oral.   3/21 Brutina.   3/14   Regina and Christina.  3/7  Caroline Tracy

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FEBRUARY 2013:  2/28 Gary Davis.  2/21 Alli Province.  2/14 Danielle & Dave Epstein.  2/7 Beverly Alexander

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Do you think you should be a Style Star? Leave me a note in the comment section and tell me a little bit about your style! 

Sparkling Prom Accessories at TEMPTATION!

10 Apr

There’s always SPARKLE when you walk into Temptation (Level 3), but come prom season, it’s amped up to a whole new high!  You’ll find major bling that won’t break the bank.

Many of the necklaces are under $20!

Statement Sparkle!

Statement Sparkle!

You’ll also find statement necklaces featuring colored stones.  A standout piece like this one would pair well with a simple, elegant prom gown in silver, cobalt, or even a contrasting color.

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Necklaces can really offset a dress but can also be overpowering at times. For prom dresses that may not pair well with a necklace, you can add on some sparkle with a bracelet or a grouping of them. At Temptation, you’ll find both bold and more delicate styles.

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You can tie in your bracelet with a pair of statement earrings. Check out this wall of choices!Screen Shot 2013-04-05 at 10.00.02 AM

And, don’t forget a clutch. Temptation has you covered in that department too.

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Complete your look with a clutch!

Coming up this afternoon, I’ll be back with more accessory ideas from BCBGMAXAZRIA! Here are two links to posts on prom dresses: 12 Sizzling Styles and Sparkle at the Prom. Looking for a prom makeup look?  Get ideas here.

Game Night at Marbles: The Brain Store TOMORROW (3/21) and more special events!

20 Mar

How about a family evening out? And, a free one at that!

Marbles: The Brain Store (Level 2) invites you to Game Night tomorrow (3/21) from 5:30  to 7:30 pm.

Located on Level 2

Located on Level 2

Game Nights run the third Thursday of every month from January through October.

If you can’t make it tomorrow, add it to the calendar for next month. Game Nights feature fun, brain-boosting games for everyone in the family!

Here are just a few of the hit games you’ll find in store. Every item at Marbles has brain boosting powers!

An 84-year-old man is the brains behind this beauty of a game! The idea for the game Dabble dawned on him while he was cutting up plastic tiles. In this word game, each player gets 20 letters and has five minutes to come up with words that are between two to six letters long.


Rock Me Archimedes is named for the Greek mathematician and scientist who discovered how the lever — think teeter-totter — works.  In this hands-on game of strategy, skill and luck, you want to be the first one to get four marbles on your end of the lever without causing it to hit the table. Rock Me Archimedes was created by the winner of the 2012 Marbles Game Design Contest.  The deadline for the 2013 contest is right around the corner. You can get  the details here.


Picture the popular game, Charades, only in reverse! In Reverse Charades,  the entire team works together to act out words for one person, who gets one minute to guess as many words as possible.

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Have you ever wondered what part of your brain is the strongest and which area may be benefited by some targeted game play?  You can have a free BrainSession in-store to get some tips. A neurologist teamed up with Marbles to create a special computerized digital tool. It’s housed in an in-store kiosk. A store associate, known at Marbles as a “BrainCoach,” can show you how it works and walk you through the printout detailing your results.

Marbles also offers other special events, including ones for teachers and to support fundraising efforts.

Teacher Tuesday events:  Teachers can attend a 90 minute play session, where they’ll receive a FREE product and lesson plan with suggestions on how to use the product in the classroom. Teacher Tuesdays are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 5 to 6:30 pm. The next Teacher Tuesday is April 16th.

If you are a teacher and want to sign up to be notified for April’s event as it approaches, please go to:  http://mrblesbra.in/teachertuesdays.   The first 30 to RSVP each month can come pick up the FREE Product and Lesson Plan.

Interested in raising money for a community group?  See store manager, Patty Soukop, to discuss setting up a dedicated shopping night.  A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the group. These events are often scheduled Sunday through Thursday evenings.

Have you been to Marbles yet? What is your favorite game or activity there?

GURU Style Star: Caroline Tracy

7 Mar

I stumbled upon this cutie in the mall, sitting with her mom at a table just outside Starbucks (Level 4) the other day, and couldn’t wait to introduce you to Caroline Tracy —  this week’s GURU Style Star!

Love her sweet bow and layered look!


Caroline Tracy

If only all the flowers already in bloom on 2-year-old Caroline’s outfit could bring us an early spring! Caroline is wearing a floral top from Naartjie Kids (Level 3) topped with a cardi and paired with coral corduroy jeggings. Her navy sneakers are from Stride Rite (Level 3) and feature subtle floral accents.


From Stride Rite

Caroline posed  for my camera with her stuffed friend at first and then soon opted not to share the spotlight!

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She was such a good sport about our shoot!


Here’s my Q&A with her mom, Michelle, who is a fan of the color yellow! 

Describe Caroline’s style.

I love cardigans.  I like the little layering on babies. I think it looks so cute.  (…and anything she is allowed to make a mess of…)

What is your favorite store at the mall when it comes to shopping for Caroline?

I probably have bought the most at Gap Kids. I always end up buying a dress for her there.  I have never left Naartjie Kids empty handed.

Michelle adds that she has been in Naartjie Kids a few times now and that the last time an associate made it possible for her to shop by coloring with Caroline!

What brought you to the mall today?

Caroline wanted to come get coffee for mommy. That’s the only reason we were here. I had to beg her to go into a store first… After music class, she said “Go get mommy coffee.” I must drink a lot of coffee.


Caroline’s mom picked out this top.  However, at just 2, this little fashionista has something most of us likely wish we had — a personal shopper!  Michelle says her sister buys Caroline many of her clothes.

Need to play catch up on recent GURU Style Star posts? Here are the links. You check out the full archive here.


2/28 Gary Davis

2/21 Alli Province

2/14 Danielle & Dave Epstein

2/7 Beverly Alexander


1/31 Style Stars in Purple

1/24  Lana Kopman

1/17 Elizabeth Ford

1/10 Lauren Reichhart

1/3 Brittany Donald


12/27 Rose Chastain

12/20  Cheryl

12/13 Santa Claus!

12/6  Temi and Sydney Alo



7 Aug

Lilly Pulitzer opens tomorrow (8/8) , and I have a behind-the-scenes peek for you!

Level 2, Crate & Barrel Wing

Trust me, you’ll find no shortage of signature pretty prints, happy hues and eye-candy detail.   The Lilly team has been working around the clock to get the store ready for tomorrow’s big day!  I popped in to snap some pictures as 11th hour preps were underway.

LOVE these shoes!

Eye Candy!

Something for everyone!

Lots of Color!

The Lilly Team

Here is a closer look at some of the  the latest styles and colors as we transition into fall!  You’ll find solids and punchy patterns in Passion Pink, Emerald Green and True Navy!

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Starting on opening day tomorrow and running through the 14th, take home this Lilly Pulitzer printed tote bag with a purchase of $250 or more, while supplies last.

Here’s a little Lilly Pulitzer trivia for you… Did you know that before Lilly Pulitzer took the leap into the fashion word with her Palm Beach inspired prints that she ran a juice stand in the area?  To hide the juice stains from her clothing, she had a multi-hued, patterned dress made. You can imagine where the story goes next. Lilly started selling dresses.  In 1962,  her “classic shift dress” became famous around the world after her former classmate, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, appeared in photographs wearing a “Lilly” made from kitchen curtain material…  Read more on the story here.

Before I sign off, mark your calendar for an event at Lilly Pulitzer that you won’t want to miss! You’re invited to a weekend-long Grand Opening party on Saturday, August 25th from 10am-9pm and on the 26th from 12-6pm.  The first 50 shoppers will receive a mystery gift with a specified purchase each day, including limited edition gifts such as a signed Lilly Pulitzer print. You can also enter-to-win a one of a kind Lilly painting and a Lilly Pulitizer printed beach cruiser!  For complete details or to RSVP:  call 410.821.1428 or email towson@lillypulitzer.com.

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