Tuesdays Top Ten: Week 30

tt 30This weeks top ten includes some great fall looks, some local event coverage and announcements, a thrift haul and more!! Check out the posts below:

Bailey Jo: Sheer Panel Dress

Chic Stripes: Monday Chic: Urban

Cobblestone Couture: Ledbury Pop-Up Coming to Stony Point

Glitter in my Latte: 2nd Hand First Project Outfit

Hole in Jean Pocket: Toro, Toro! BULLdozing All Doubt

Joanna Avant: INTERPRETING A TREND: WINTER WHITE

Lilly Rose: Thrift Haul from Diversity Thrift, Second Debut, and Ashby

River City Fashion Uprising: Steven Alan Debuts Fall 2013 Collection at Need Supply Co.

RVA Fashion Girl: New Do’

The Wanderful Life: Updating Your Wardrobe

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Tuesdays Top Ten: Week 29

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This weeks top 10 features some gorgeous outfit posts, a couple fall trend previews, some DIY nail design tips and more!!! Check out the line up below:

Barclay Inc: Von Vonni Transformer Dress

Classy Ladies: Back-To-School Cool : Kelly Weems

Emily Hudsepth: How to DIY Cool Nail Art

Fizz and Frosting: Three Ways to Wear a Maxi Dress

Joanna Avant: TRANSITION: 5 WAYS TO MAKE SUMMER ITEMS WORK FOR FALL

Kennedy Holmes: H&M and me

Lilly Rose: Celebrity Look for Less

Notorious Styles: Are you READY!!!!!!!……By Chynesha

Skirt Boutique: Take your maxi skirt to work day

Virtual Mutt: In the 212

Ledbury Sample Sale Today thru Sunday!!!

Starting today and through Saturday from 12p-5p, Ledbury will be hosting a sample sale featuring one-off shirts, the last of discontinued styles and other treasures.  Shoppers can expect to find a multitude of shirts, some accessories including ties and socks, as well as a limited number of blazers.  Prices will be low so make sure you get there early to have access to the best selection!!! Don’t miss this awesome sale event!!
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Saturday Spotlight: Courtney Skunda of Cobblestone Couture

Blog Name: Cobblestone Couture

Blog URLwww.cobblestonecouture.com

Your name: Courtney Skunda

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Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/cobblecouture/

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Where are you located?  Richmond, VA

Tell us a little about yourself: I have been in PR and Community Relations in RVA for over 10 years now.  I am currently the Director of Community Relations and Communications for the Virginia BioTechnology Research Park.  I also work for a company called The Nearby, based out of Charlotte and do freelance writing for various publications around town.

When did you start your blog? 2009

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Why did you decide to start blogging? My friends in PR urged me to start the blog back in 2009 because there wasn’t much in the way of a fashion blog community in RVA.  That has changed tremendously, especially because of the students coming out of the Fashion and Merchandising program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  I was also incredibly tired of writing science, health and biotech articles all day for work and needed a creative outlet.  So, Cobblestone Couture was born one weekend during a winter snow storm.

Where are your favorite places to shop in RVA? There are so many! I like Roan, The Shoebox, Pink, Wardrobe Richmond, Ruth and Ollie and Fraiche.

Top 3 favorite blogs to read? The Cut Blog, Capitol Store Blog and Atlantic Pacific.

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How would you describe your personal style? Big.  Everything is oversized.  The dresses, the bags, the accessories.  I am extremely petite and small and I feel like I try to compensate for that with my clothes.  I love a long dress or caftan.  The bigger the bag the better.  The larger the jewelry, I say go for it.  And I never wear a flat…ever.

Who is your style inspiration? Rachel Zoe, Lee Radziwill, Stevie Nicks, and the Olsen Twins.

What has been one of your favorite experiences blogging has lead to? My blog has actually lead me to a really cool part time job working for someone that I really admire.  I have been a huge fan for many years of Laura Vinroot Poole.  Laura has literally transformed the fashion scene in Charlotte, NC.  She owns two stores, Capitol and Poole Shop.  They are known all over the US and Laura is known all over the world for her fashion sense.  She and her team recently found me through my blog and references to work on a new cool ecommerce app called The Nearby.  It allows you to shop local boutiques all around the US from your iPhone.  It helps promote the entrepreneur or small business owner.  I’m really excited to be working with her and the Nearby team.

shoesIf you could give any advice to other bloggers what would it be? Write what you’re good at, not what you think people want to read.  I struggled with that at first.  Everyone wanted me to write “Look for Less” posts or “What to Wear to Work” articles.  But, that’s not me.  I write about my ridiculous obsessions with high fashion and couture.  I also write about my travels and what’s inspiring me, music or otherwise.  I try to stay true to who I am.

Pop Up Shop Featuring RVA Locals Ledbury and Shockoe Denim TONIGHT!!

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Today, Friday August 2nd, and tomorrow, Saturday August 3rd check out the “High Water Pop Up Shop” featuring goods from Shockoe Denim, The Odd Couple, Release the Hounds, and Steady Sounds hosted by Black Iris. The shop will feature Ledbury shirts and accessories, jeans from Shockoe Denim, vinyl from Steady Sounds, and furniture and other goods from The Odd Couple. Black Iris Gallery is located at 321 W. Broad St. and the shop will be open from 5-10pm on Friday and 12-5pm on Saturday. Stop by and support RVA fashion!!!