Sun Safety in Spring

With Spring around the corner, it’s never too early to think about UPF-protectant clothing for the season ahead.    UPF clothing (also referred to as “UV clothing”) is specially designed to screen out both UVA and UVB rays. UPF 50+ is considered excellent protection....

Be Well and Stay Well!

This blog is coming to you later than usual, because our house has been battling the most epic showdown of croup since Hatton entered this world. (Fun fact – croup shows up in adults as laryngitis. Be real glad I’m not hosting an Instagram live this week!) While...

Hydrate, Rinse, and Repeat

It may be winter for most of us (yes, still 70 degrees today in Wilmington), but hydration remains a key component of thriving during one of the worst cold and flu seasons I’ve seen in years. Recent health studies conducted at Harvard emphasize the importance of...

Meet Our February Fashion Influencer, Sylvie De Gil

Recently, I had the privilege of connecting with Sylvie of Sixty and Not a Granny. She has tremendous style and fantastic insight. Read more from our most recent influencer interview below! It’s a new year and a new decade! Do you see any styles from previous decades...

Smooth New Moves

Every morning, I craft the exact same thing for breakfast. One half of a banana A tablespoon of cashew butter A bunch of frozen spinach Coconut Milk One Blender Bomb (or two if I’m super hungry!) I rarely veer away from this recipe, but lately I find myself craving...

Q & A with Julie Harbour

Meet fashion icon, consultant, and blog influencer, Julie D. Harbour of Stylish Paradox!  We so enjoy seeing her unique, innovative sense of style (check out what she did with this Sleep Dress by Shadowline® 😱), and recently I was able to grab her perspective...

Here & Now with Eyes on the Prize

How are those new year’s resolutions coming along? Many of us want to shed a few pounds, eat better, live healthier…those are all great and well, but why not start feeling good about ourselves now? As you’re eagerly waiting for the pounds to slip off at the gym,...

Web-Only Essentials: Simply Noelle

Did you know National has its own Web-Exclusive products? Online, you can find an array of loungewear, accessories, and clothing not highlighted in the catalog. One brand showcased on our Web-Exclusive line is Simply Noelle, a company founded right here in Wilmington,...

Moving into Easier Exercise

When 2020 began, did you immediately feel the pressure to start “eating right and working out?” I find this is the most common goal at the top of many lists. And while it is wonderful to nourish our bodies, big time exercise goals can become more defeating than...

Falling in Love with Flats

I wish you could see my closet circa 2006. It was magical – beautiful red patent leather heels pushing me an extra 4-5 inches taller (ironic considering I am already 5’9”), brown suede stilettos with pink stitching, and a pair of gold high heels with rhinestones...