Wednesday, September 29, 2010

did we mention we love animal prints?

We know we just did a post on animal prints, but hey we figured these photos were just too gorgeous not to share.

Britt Ryan Silk Leopard Shift
with ruffle sleeve

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Animal Prints: the new neutral

Animal Prints
glamour, neutral, and brilliantly timeless!

Luii faux fur cheetah swing coat with black faceted buttons
available now at Sugar for $120

WHAT TO WEAR by Redbook

What to Wear column in this month's Redbook magazine featured this trend with benefits : the pencil skirt. (well hello again!)
Let us count the benefits of the longer, narrower skirt...

1. Finally, after seasons of up-to-there hemlines, the "Can I wear a mini?" debate is over. Really.

2. You'll find a perfect cut for your body. Want more curves? No prob. Want to look slimmer?

3. You'll get your money's worth. These are easy to dress up or down and go with everything from ballerina flats to stilettos.

4. There's no sexier skirt, period. Just think of Mad Men's Joan Holloway and you'll get the idea.

One of Sugar's top picks is Lilly Pulitzer's Tiana Skirt Refined Slub in Coral Boom Boom print. It's so flattering!
Plus, we have a great denim pencil skirt by Lilly Pulitzer and a super comfy ponte knit chocolate houndstooth. Come on in and try on this trend today!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Our trip to Lillyland and a sneak peek of Spring 2011

We are simply beaming after returning from West Palm Beach (the land of all things Lilly) this week. The Spring 2011 collection looks AMAZING. I know we say this every time, but this is definitely the best collection ever. It seriously keeps getting better and better.
During our trip, we had a long day of viewing the Spring collection and writing orders. We keep all of our sweet customers in mind and this time we made sure to stock up on requested sizes and even ordered MORE and MORE just to ensure we would always have enough! To break up our long day, Lilly Pulitzer herself surprised us and came to have lunch with us. We had the privilege to meet Lilly before in December and it was a treat to have lunch with her again. She laughed and carried on with us as if she'd known us her entire life. It was so neat to hear her fun stories and how it all began. She even mentioned spending time in Aiken, SC during her childhood and she knew exactly where Greenwood, SC was, so we like to believe Lilly has a little "Carolina Girl" in her =)
The inspiration behind Lilly's Spring 2011 collection is The Fine Arts with a focus on Impressionism. For instance, this gorgeous print here... Obsessed.
One shoulder style will continue to be a strong style in Spring
As Rachel Zoe says, these next two styles are OOC - "OUT OF CONTROL".
Amazing design and bold, colorful prints.
The Kiki Dress (on left) is a new style and so flattering once on. The Shauna dress (on right) is new for Fall 2010 and is already a sell out just in pre-orders. Definitely make room in your closet for these two beauties next Spring...
Lilly isn't just pink and green. How about pink and orange?
We love this unique dress and it looks DARLING on.
beautiful white dresses with a splash of artful color.
We're thinking Easter...
so many bright, fun prints! We stocked up on shorts - printed and solids.
Definitely a staple for Spring & Summer and great price points!
Here's Kimberly (of Blossom Shoes & Such) , Lisa (of The Frilly Frog), her employee Margaret, and myself out by the pool before dinner with our awesome Lilly team.
Can't wait for you to see the rest of the collection in just a few months.
Shipments will begin in January. Can you believe it?
Let us know if there is anything you've fallen in love with (we sure have) and we can call you as soon as it arrives!

*MORE* One Shoulder Dresses

Well since it's still 90 degrees around here (especially at a 12 noon football game on Saturday!) we decided we would get in a few more one shoulder dresses that everyone just LOVES! They are great to wear Spring, Summer, and even early Fall. We even like them with a fun pair of cowboy boots.

The new colors we have are PURPLE...
and a rust ORANGE that is also great for Clemson fans. (this photo doesn't do justice!)
and a rich chocolate brown...perfect with a fun belt and boots!
price is $68! Such a fun solid piece to accessorize... let us know if you'd like to hold your size. (s-l)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Stop by and see all the new amazing styles from Tru Colors Apparel...

Are you ready for GAMEDAY this week?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

you little STUD muffin, you.

Studs, studs, studs. Everywhere. We're talking about the ones that are embellishing tops, dresses, jeans, shoes, and purses [you guessed it, Blossom has motorcycle boots and purses that just arrived] for Fall 2010. It's a super hot trend that you don't have to own a Harley Davidson to try.

jessica biel
[oh and the sequin jacket on Cameron - that's coming soon too!]
blake lively
So c'mon, channel your inner rock star (or biker chick) and snatch up one of these fabulous new pieces that just arrived from Rain.
[studded back vest]
Studden hem tank/tunic . Available in cobalt blue AND purple.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

It's Gameday at CLEMSON!

It's Gameday for all of you Tiger fans! We have heard your request Clemson fans and this year Sugar is proud to announce that we have worked hard to provide you with PLENTY of orange and purple. Look no further, because the cutest Tiger styles in the Lakelands area are right here at Sugar...

Tru Colors Apparel will be shipped to us next week. Here's the Ashley style - we love this now with sandals then later throw on a jean jacket and boots!

Comfy cotton styles all priced less than $100

As you've seen, one shoulder dresses are quite the trend this year.

Here's the CMR One Shoulder ruffle dress in purple. Looks fabulous with orange jewelry and can be belted and paired with an awesome pair of boots!

LK Clothing Apron Style Rosettes Dress

Hands down, one of our best sellers. Perfect for the warmer games and definitely a unique style you won't find anywhere else!

LK Clothing Obi Skirt. Purple with orange detail on sash and orange exposed zipper. Paired with orange Dance in Paris seamless tank and purple strand of beads. We love this outfit and know you will too!
*we also have a solid purple skirt by LK Clothing that is high waisted with a bow at top. Also super cute and classy

LK Clothing's newest style. The Rosettes T Shirt Dress. Love this worn as a dress now with sandals or you can also wear as a tunic/dress over jeggings with boots later!

Tracy Negoshian has tons of great prints for Clemson fans! Here's the Mari dress in a great navy/orange print
and if you're in need of a cute jacket - check out this Ivy Jane orange damask jacket that we just adore. Great paired with denim in cooler months.
More awesome purple/orange styles on the way from Judith March.

Gameday styles will be arriving WEEKLY !

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's Gameday at CAROLINA!

In honor of the Gamecock's kicking off this evening, we'd like to post some of our favorite Sugar styles that would be perfect to wear to the games...

Tru Colors Apparel should be shipped to us within the next few days. Amy has worked hard at designing amazing styles in garnet/black and purple/orange colors for both Carolina & Clemson! We can't wait to get them in. Here's a great style, the Maggie, that's cute and comfy to wear to any game. Will be available in black with garnet ruffles (not red as shown)

LK Clothing Obi Skirt - Garnet with Black detail on sash and black

expozed zipper in back. Absolutely darling on.

Lk Clothing Apron Style Rosettes Dress

perfect for the first few games, since this is cool, cotton, and super chic!

LK Clothing's newest style. The Rosettes T Shirt Dress

Black with Garnet Rosettes accented with tulle and sequins

Looks great now with sandals and then wear later with tights and boots!

(also looks great belted!)

Color me Red One Shoulder Long Slv Black Dress

this is going to be a great trendy style for Fall 10'

Looks amazing belted and with fun jewelry. Such a versatile piece!

Here's the CMR One Shoulder Ruffle Dress in Gray

We love this color paired with garnet and it really stands out in a sea of black/garnet!

So unique and fun

One of the MANY dresses coming from Judith March next week.

This is one of our favorites - the black one shoulder with red/white seersucker bow

Works for both Carolina and Georgia. ADORABLE.

Mari Style by Tracy Negoshian

Great fit - super flattering. Perfect for anyone wanting a little arm coverage, but yet still a very cool and comfy cotton fabric!

We'll also be getting this in the black/white houndstooth in a few weeks...

How could would this be with a garnet belt?

and don't forget about Keyz Pleaz available in both team colors!
We'll post our favorite Clemson styles tomorrow - just in time for Tiger kickoff Saturday!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Judith March Gameday Dresses

Sugar is SO EXCITED to announce that we will be carrying Judith March gameday dresses. The first collection is on the way, just in time for next week's games and here's just a few of the amazing style we'll have... [for both clemson, carolina, and pc]

black one shoulder with red/black seersucker bow

The dresses are unique, comfy, casual and less than $100! Email us at or call at 864.229.6322 to pre-order yours today!

all images copyright judith march