So, I thought it would be fun to hit some local favorites with personal stylist and TSG Richmond participant Joanna Avant to get her point of view when looking for a holiday outfit or a gift. We had an absolute ball on the corner of Libbie and Grove popping in on TSG participants Nellie George, CCH collection, Fraiche on the Avenues and Wardrobe! Let’s start with party outfits. Joanna really knows how to put an outfit together ! First stop, Wardrobe! At Wardrobe clothing is beautifully displayed and very easy to see. It is an impeccable store. After browsing around, Joanna ended up at the SALE rack and found this amazing skirt with beautiful detailing at the waistband. She wanted to show how to dress it up or down, both looks extremely sophisticated and elegant. Pair this skirt with a chunky sweater or a very tailored top and the look is just gorgeous and all on sale!!!!!
Next stop, Nellie George. Nellie George has EVERYTHING you need for one stop shopping. From sleepwear to shoes to jewelry to gifts. NG has it all. Here Joanna found a darling sparkly party dress and added a few gold jewelry pieces for a little punch. This Haute Hippe blazer would be so great in anyone’s closet and perfect to throw on over a little black dress during the holiday season. And then there is my favorite. I couldn’t take my eyes off this amazing Haute Hippie feather skirt, a NYE showstopper for sure! If you are traveling for the holidays. CCH Collection is showing this cute look to get us into the resort spirit. Joanna and I loved the Safari look! Joanna was a big fan of CCH Collection’s Twine and Twig necklaces. This one on Joanna just looked awesome. Now on to gifts for others or maybe yourself! At Wardrobe Joanna loved this necklace which has an aztec look and is very reasonably priced. At CCH Collection there aren’t just beautiful clothes to be had but Twine and Twig and Tocca perfumes too! Joanna loves these beautiful knits and pastels available and Nellie George. Plus furs and leather!!! I am a HUGE fan of these bib necklaces which could make any t-shirt look like a million bucks. This amazing clutch would make someone very very happy! Oh, and Joanna’s favorite candles are at Nellie George too! If your shopping for someone not inspired by fashion and clothing who might go gaga for tablescapes and home goods head to Fraiche on the Avenues where Joanna and I coveted everything inside! Look at these cute angels with crystal trees. And look at this table setting. We just adored the napkin, napkin ring and the placemat! These knives would make an extra special gift for someone who might love to set a christmas table with RED knives! Trim your Christmas table with Caspari crackers and napkins. Fraiche has a great display. Oh, and just look at this amazing mantlepiece. Not only is the mirror fabulous but the flat silver vessels are truly AMAZING! We couldn’t walk out of the store without noticing how different and wonderful they are! So whatever you are in need of this holiday season, Libbie and Grove shopping is bound to have it. Party outfits, jewelry, resort wear, gifts and baubles. Shopping with TSG participant Joanna Avant was an absolute blast. Joanna is stylish, practical and has extremely good taste. Call her and she will style you up and help you out! TELL HER SCOUT SENT YOU! —CHENEY