Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fabulous Find Friday

The PERFECT trench for Spring in a beautiful versatile navy and fun plaid lining. 

At $62, it's our fabulous find for this Friday. Come on in and pick yours up today!

Cute Printed Tops!

CUTE 3/4 sleeve printed tops - great transitional pieces for now to Spring. Super comfy and perfect for all ages. 


Available in S-XL

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fabulous new jewelry

Just a FEW of the fabulous new jewelry styles we have in store this week. Stop by soon and check out the rest!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Margaritas and Markdowns

Thursday, January 14th

If you were there, you know JUST how much FUN this event was. Lots of lovely ladies came out to enjoy yummy margaritas and were the first to score the most amazing markdowns of the season.
We heard your requests and would definitely going to try to have something like this at least once a season! As always, we appreciate your support!

Lunch with Lilly...

{with our amazing Lilly rep, Ashley, in front of the Lilly jeep!}

We just wanted to post a few photos of a recent trip this past December to West Palm Beach to order Lilly Pulitzer Summer collection. Sugar, Blossom, and The Frilly Frog traveled all the way to sunny Florida to pick out the top Lilly trends for all of you lovely ladies and to our surprise, we even ended up meeting the legend herself. 

We give you... Lilly Pulitzer. 
The woman is AMAZING - there really are no other words to describe this American icon.

Here's a sneak peek of a few lovely dresses coming soon in Summer 10' that you can drool over, we mean - look forward to. 

While in Palm Beach, we learned about a LOT of exciting changes/promotions/launches going on at Lilly Pulitzer. We are so excited to provide you with this incredible iconic brand and we look forward to the amazing styles during the year ahead. Be sure to stop by during the next few weeks at Sugar as Lilly Pulitzer's first SPRING collection will be arriving. It just keeps getting better and better...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Speaking of accessories...

We just got back from market in Atlanta, and the store is overflowing with fun new styles and accessories to complete your look. Some of the new arrivals we've gotten include...

  • NEW Britt Ryan {the *new* name for Molly B of Boston} Incredible new Spring styles - will post photos this week.
  • NEW cocktail dress by Fumblin Foe - it's to die for!
  • NEW Color Me Red cowl neck long sleeve dresses in teal, chocolate, black and wine. We also have charcoal left. These dresses look awesome with tights and boots, paired with long necklaces, scarves, jean jackets and more!
  • NEW fun dresses, vest, and tops that make great transition pieces for now to Spring
  • NEW Bib necklaces {HUGE trend for Spring}
  • NEW statement chain necklaces {another HUGE trend for Spring}
  • NEW necklace sets
  • NEW fun earrings
  • NEW scarves

PHOTOS coming soon! We are so excited about the year ahead and found so many new lines at market with fresh unique styles and prices that won't break your budget! Keep checking back for more fun Spring updates/photos/news this week and continuation of our Rachel Zoe series.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A to Zoe: "Excess-ories"

"Accessories are everything!"
-rachel zoe

"Slide on a blinding cocktail ring or hook a pair of oversized sparkling earrings, and the transformative powers are undeniable. You might be in your favorite jeans and flip flops but throw on a great belt, you're that much closer to fabulous. That's because even more than clothes, accessories allow you to nurture your inner fashion chameleon."

The "Wow" Factor

"There is nothing fun, interesting, or glamorous in playing it subtle. Don't be afraid of statement pieces. When it comes to styling my clients or myself, I always aim for something that elicits a "WOW!"

{Sugar is very excited to head to Atlanta market this weekend to pick up LOTS of great accessories to transition from winter to Spring. We are going to look into a new fabulous line of belts - we have had so many request from customers - as well as new jewelry and scarfs! Stop back in next week for lots of great new accessories and fashion pieces to brighten up your closet! }

Jewelry Box Basics
"Faux or real, these essentials can go from daylight to dark and can be mixed or layered, or worn once or two at a time depending on your mood and look:"

diamond studs, real or fake
hoop earrings
a statement-making cocktail ring
WOW earrings. Big pair of gold earrings can glam up any outfit
strand of pearls
a chunky watch
a simple chain for everyday
a bracelet, be a bangle or cuff
a dressy necklace or pair of earrings, something to instantly feel dazzling

"A shoe can completely change the look of an outfit" -rachel zoe

Tamara Mellon, founding president of Jimmy Choo, describes the four pairs of footwear every woman should have:
1. Ballerina Flats - forever kicky, they can work for eveing or day and always look chic
2. Metallic Strappy Sandals - gold or silver, the look great with most everything
3. Plain Knee High Boots - a winter must, and not just because they look hot.
4. Great black pumps - low-cut on the upper and as high as you can handle the heel. A great pair can take you from the boardroom to the bedroom!

Visit, Blossom, your local Greenwood hot spot for all things SHOES and HANDBAGS! They have a huge variety and lots of cute Spring styles arriving daily.

shoes available at Blossom Shoes & Such

The Fab Four

There are several classics out there, but there are four essential handbags no wardrobe should be without:

1. A medium-sized, simple-shaped leather style that marries fashion and function. Have one in black and another in chocolate or caramel.
2. A winter white bag.
3. An oversized tote. For work and travel, it should be large enough to hold personal stuff and go through airport checkpoints.
4. Black patent clutch. Patent never dates.

"Collect pieces that excite you, even if it's just because of the dreamy way they make you feel at the moment that you slip them on. It's good to have a few things in our lives that are slightly lavish, even decadent. An excessorized life is a glamorous one."

credit : Style A to Zoe by Rachel Zoe

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A to Zoe: Dream On

Introduction, from Rachel Zoe's "Style: A to Zoe"

" A life of glamour and style makes everything that much

more electrifying, that much more engaging" - rachel zoe

Coco Chanel

a fashion icon, full of glamour and style

A little background on Rachel:

After four year of college with a major in sociology and psychology, she went right into fashion working in Manhattan as fashion editor for YM magazine. After lots of hard work, she soon realized that she would become a stylist on her own, making in a week what she made at the magazine in a year. She already knew all of the teen celebs {thanks to YM magazine} , so she soon began styling the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and Jessica Simpson.

Four years into it, ready for the next challenge, Rachel headed west to LA, where it was a whole different game in the "marvelously manic world of Hollywood". She began styling such fabulous women as Cameron Diaz, Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, and Demi Moore just to name a few. She continues to style all of the hottest A-list celebs and her style has become iconic. She is the epitome of glam-our' and throughout her book will help others learn how you can incorporate easy, glamorous additions to not only your wardrobe, but your lifestyle.
"Success and happiness don't come through shortcuts.
I wanted to work hard and achieve my dreams myself"
-rachel zoe

Where to start:

Know thyself. honestly.

"It's best to focus on what you like about yourself and what's working for you. Remember, a good stylist is a master of illusion. If you've got great decolletage and arms, play those up. If it's your legs you love, then give those a showing instead. Color, proportion, and even your attitude can make a difference."

Create your own LOOK.

"The best part of creating style? Whether it comes to your personal look or the look of your home or a tabletop for a party, it's not permanent. It can be changed. Tweaked. Re-created"

"It's great to be inspired by others, but trying to be a replica of someone else never works. Be yourself. Don't copy, but do draw inspiration. Interpret it. Otherwise you risk being a fashion victim instead of someone with great personal style. And that's no way to make your mark."

"Some of the most stylish glamazons are living it up on a dime. They just know how to reinvent a look with a belt or by wearing their hair another way"

Five glamour essentials UNDER $50

red lipstick

black eyeliner {always with mascara}

great heels - the higher the better

faux fur shrug - even second hand

metallic clutch

Glamour is in the details.
"Another detail never to be overlooked is comfort. If I'm dressed in clothes that allow me to navigate my wild world without a thought of being uneasy or constrained - or downright unpresentable - I feel like me. Comfort nurtures confidence. Glamour should be effortless...or at least look it"
"Regardless of what the latest fashion trend is, if it doesn't look good on you - and empower you in a way that makes you feel great - then take a pass. Style is not a fashion. Style, on the other hand, is what defines you - the best of you, from your shoes to your sheets. It's there in the choices you make, in the quality of the things in your closet or home, and in the way you entertain or jet set on holiday. Whether it's something your glamorous neighbor told you or you read in a magazine over a dozen times over, deep down you know this. Now put it to practice...
and dream on."
all quotes are from "Style A to Zoe" by Rachel Zoe

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A to Zoe.

Let's face it. We all lust over having a closet like celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe. It's completely "OOC" {Out Of Control} as she says...
with vintage Chanel jewelry, Vuitton & Loubitons, flowing Valentino gowns that just screams GLAM-OUR......Rachel is the QUEEN of style, and we've finally got
our hands on her best selling book "Style A to Zoe". For the next few months, Sugar will blog about the "art of fashion, beauty, and everything glamour" and show you how to always look fabulous and glamorous even on a tight budget. We will highlight Rachel's quintessential fashion tips
and tricks to keep you oh-so-fashionable throughout 2010!

Bookmark our blog, check back daily, and let the girls at Sugar {along with a little help from Rachel Zoe} style you for every occasion...

Structured Strapless Dress Trend

It all started with designers like, Marchesa, who gave a "futuristic" twist to the basic strapless dress.
Structured strapless dresses are now showing up all over the runway and red carpet, especially in shades of grey and black...


Strapless Structured Dress by Fumblin Foe
available now at sugar

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Boho Chic

These great new styles just arrived. Look great with tights and boots, then wedges in the Spring!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Fabulous Find Friday...

"I say, find a little romance in fashion. An affair with a soft-bodied silk, laid back lace, or fine-cut tulle always does a body good. Your state of mind is often linked to the hand-feel of the fabric you're in. So stop staring in the mirror - it's time to reach out and touch all that's divine!"

- Nina Garcia, Marie Claire Jan 2010

Fumblin Foe

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mac in Lillyland.

While in Palm Beach recently to order tLilly Pulitzer's fabulous Summer collection, we learned about an exciting collaboration between two of my all time favorite brands - MAC cosmetics and Lilly Pulitzer. Seriously, why didn't they think of this before now? The collection just hit stores and you better believe these items will cram their way into my overflowing makeup bag...

This is one of my and green: Lilly's signature!
Lilly Pulitzer will also re-launch their home goods line with the super posh company, Garnet Hill, and I must say it's looking better than ever...
Another popular brand Lilly will associate herself with in 2010 is Le Sportsac and you may even see her fun prints popping up on Animal Cracker really! Lilly will also launch her new stationary collection for 2010 that's printed by Lifeguard Press and you should definitely check that out too. There will even be a Lilly bicycle! Well, that's what's new in Lillyland. We will let you know as SOON as the beautiful new women's apparel Spring collection arrives here at Sugar!

Have a Lilly-filled year!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Oooh la la...


What's not to love?

Great for date night, girls night out, parties, concerts, and so much more. Looks great with denim and/or dress pants! Throw a black blazer or denim jacket over it for now then wear alone in warmer months. Definitely a fun party top all year long. $69.99

Other celebrities that are having an oooh la la "white moment"...

Ashlee Tisdale
Jessica Alba
Ashley Olsen

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, New Tulle!

Hope everyone had a sweet New Years Eve and enjoyed the Holiday season to the fullest. We are very excited about the new styles, lines, and price points we have coming up in 2010! To kick it off, check out this great new collection from Tulle that just arrived yesterday. Tulle is a great line that appeals to all ages and sizes run XS-XL. They pair phenomenal on-trend styles with exceptional price points making it a no-brainer - you must have these pieces in your closests! Hurry in, they are sure to fly out fast...

Ruffle Plaid Shirt Dress
Wear alone or with leggings or tights
Slouchy Pullover
available in Poppy orange, not green as shown
Heather Grey Belted Open Front Cardigan
amazing with leggings and/or skinny jeans
but goes great with pretty much everything!
Poppy/Cobalt Polka Dot Jacket
perfect for work or play

Cobalt Belted Skirt with Zipper Detail
awesome look with tights and ankle booties

Chunky Knit Bolero
looks great over so many colors
A Line Fleece Shift Dress
Available in BLACK not green, as shown.
Great to pair with colorful tights and turtleneck!
If you are interested in any of these styles, please give us a call at 864.229.6322!