Event Recap: Fashion Awards MD 2013

Photos from this year’s Fashion Awards MD event are posted below.  I was super excited to be a nominee, especially since this blog has only been active for one year (hooray!)  In addition, every nominee in the media category was very talented, so for me (personally) it was truly about the experience and being amongst those who share the same “love” which is fashion, art, and style.

The event production was also nice from nominees standing on the red carpet, to guest enjoying refreshments, and the opportunity to network with industry professionals.  Lastly, to give this event the fashion flair that it deserved Lana Rae (the event founder and owner of the KIS Agency) was able to have Lianca and Johnny from Kimora: House of Fab serve as the awards show host.

I look forward to attending this event again next year.  For additional details click on the link: Fashion Awards MD.com  Photos below are taken from my Instagram account.




Photo of Fashion Blogger Teena Leone from Fashion for Breakfast



Dress: shop.stylelifefashion.com | Bracelet: Nordstrom | Platform Pumps: Bebe | Envelop Clutch: shop.stylelifefashion.com

Trend Alert: The Evolution of the Pencil Skirt Summer 2013 by Contributing Author Janita Smith

Many of us are excited about summer and can not wait to pull out our lace shorts and maxi dress!  But what I am seeing this season is the evolution of the pencil skirt; making its mark in the office but social scene as well.

There are several ways that fashion girls are wearing pencil skirts; making this trend “sassy” but yet classy.

As a freelance stylist, I love the fact that this look (below) has transformed the everyday woman (who’s on the go) to the lady who wants to “own her style” by adding a little edge. And personally, I like to wear my pencil skirt with a graphic tee and pumps!

Ultimately, there are several options for how women can wear a pencil skirt.  Tell me, how do you like to wear your pencil skirt?


Similar styles can be found at Nordstrom.com  

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Hat Inspiration and The Great Gatsby Movie

Hello Ladies,

I have been curious about the timeless women’s hat that is worn in The Great Gasby movie. In case you too were wondering, I wanted to let you know the one I favor is called a “Cloche Bucket Bell” hat.

This blog post features a picture of me wearing one a while back that I purchased at Nordstrom inside of The Mall in Columbia. I like these hats because they can be worn casually (as in my picture) or you can dress them up and wear out with evening attire!

Drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts on this hat, or even tag me on Instagram @kpearl2 with a pic of you wearing one of these type of hats for a chance to have your pic featured in a larger upcoming blog post!




Men’s Designer Socks and Shoe Game Spring 2013

A careful and creative selection of Men’s Socks and Shoes will be the leading Men’s fashion trends for Spring 2013.

Here (in this photo) is a stylish combination that I selected at Nordstrom Columbia Mall (Maryland). The shoes are designed by Ferragamo and the socks are from the Polo Ralph Lauren retailer.

Wearing creative and colorful socks along with colored shoe laces will be the biggest Men’s fashion trend for Spring and Summer 2013. We told you.


Judge Swagwire

About Judge Swagwire:

Judge Swagwire is the pen name of a Baltimore based Attorney and Serial Entrepreneur.  Because of reader demand, Kimberly has graciously invited him to post articles about Menswear, Men’s Style and other thought provoking topics from time to time. Follow him on Twitter @judgeswagwire

Nordstrom Iconic Beauty Runway Event

Join Westfield Annapolis on Saturday, October 13th to celebrate Iconic Beauty! This is the beauty event you and your friends won’t want to miss! See fall’s newest makeup, skincare and fragrance trends during a high-energy runway show, while you sit back and have breakfast treats. Afterwards, enjoy a free makeup or skincare consultation with an industry expert. PLUS, receive a gift for attending the show, while supplies last.  Tickets are $15 and redeemable towards your purchase of $15 or more at Nordstrom on the day of the event. To purchase a ticket visit or call your favorite Nordstrom Cosmetics counter today- (410)-573-1121.

Offer valid on event date for Nordstrom Annapolis Cosmetics department on purchases over $15 only.

PLUS, Happy Hour! Stay and play awhile! Starting at 3 p.m., receive a special gift with your purchase of $50 or more, while supplies last.