Fashion-Forward Fall with Influencer and Fashionista Stacee Michelle

Style + Life + Fashion had the opportunity to interview Wardrobe Stylist, Stacee Michelle.  Cooler mornings and dropping daytime temperatures are a sure sign that brisk Fall weather is on its way, meaning it’s time to swap out lightweight summer clothes for the cozy textures of Fall.

For fashionistas, there’s no better way to start this fresh new season than with a Fall wardrobe refresh. And for those women who love to stay on-trend, knowing what’s hot as we swing into cooler weather is a must. Here’s a sneak peek into this Fall’s Fashion Forecast:

  • Go wild! Animal prints are this season’s neutral – you’re going to see them everywhere! From leopard print to smooth snakeskin, coordinate with new prints inspired by the jungle. A bold animal print can elevate a knee-high statement boot or the perfect belt bag. 
  • Go powerful! Take a break from relaxed athleisure and power up on all things tailored. From structured blazers to polished, tapered pants, these are classics that will be staples in your closet for years to come. Reimagine the classic button-down and add plaids or pinstripes to complete the look.
  • Go modern! Infuse every inch of your wardrobe with contemporary autumnal palettes led by colorful textures – think deep plums, golden yellows, burnt oranges and emerald greens in your favorite silhouettes.

Social media influencer and fashionista, Stacee Michelle, who’s got her finger firmly on the pulse of Fall fashion. She’ll help you shop for the latest trendy seasonal looks from your local department store, and explain how a few carefully selected pieces can refresh your entire wardrobe.

Interview courtesy: Belk

Looking Your Best: Quality Pieces and Seasonal Colors

The last few weeks have been extremely busy.  From moving into a new subdivision to developing my business structure.  Despite the busyness of life, I believe in looking your best.  This concept varies from day-to-day.

Featured Photo Pleated Shift Dress:  New York & Company

For example, crazy school mornings call for leggings and a pull-over.  While afternoon meetings include a blazer, jeans, and flats.  I dress according to the occasion; no heels at the grocery store.

Looking your best doesn’t have to cost a fortune.  Simple quality pieces can update any outfit.  For example, gold earrings, silk scarves, structured handbag, diamond studs, leather belt, and trench coat can pull together last-minute appearance.

Lately, I’m a huge believer in wearing seasonal colors.  Some of us love the classic tone of wearing black but why not try a Lavender t-shirt or Sky Blue earrings?  Fashion can be a fun experience when we coordinate and invest the time!

Leaving the news station with a client.

Belted Shirt Dress Comparison: Forever 21   | Sunglasses:  Target | Blanket Scarf Comparison:  Amazon | Handbag Comparison: Saks Fifth Avenue

Added Color Strip Extensions from Hairdo

Peplum Blazer:  Amazon | Denim Leggings:  Express | Handbag Comparison:  Belk


32nd Annual Southern Women’s Show Recap – Girls Day Out

Attending the 32nd Annual Southern Women’s Show is a local tradition in the Birmingham metro area. Participants have the opportunity to view exhibits and purchase a variety of products from aromatherapy to fashion accessories, and home decor.

It’s considered to be the official Girls’ Day Out with live entertainment and delicious treats.  This was my first year taking part in the event and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.

Vendors at The Southern Women’s Show were pleasant and very knowledgeable in terms of selling their products. For example, I received a presentation from the doTerra Representative describing the use of essential oils.  doTerra’s different from most essential oil companies because they provide the highest quality oils. Yes, I am a lover of fashion but also an advocate of health and wellness. doTerra’s wellness presentation (essential oils 101) was a treat!

In addition, the exhibit provided cooking demonstrations from Alabama Gulf Seafood and ProFashion offered professional hair styling tips.  Belk encouraged participants to stop by their booth for a makeover with the use of cosmetics from Bobbi Brown and Clinique.  I had a really good time testing the new fragrance gift sets.

The Spotlight Stage (on Thursday) included Step by Step Painting Old Furniture, Beige and Black with LANCOME, and the Unclaimed Baggage Experience.  In my opinion, I give The Southern Women’s Show a thumbs up and encourage anyone in the area to purchase a ticket next year.  You might see me there!

Exhibitor List:

Bohemian Bliss

Gigi Cupcakes

Scentsy Wickless Candles


Michael’s Steaks and Seafood and much more…