10 Things We’re Loving in February

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From the opening of Adorn Goods in Centreville to New York Fashion Week, here are 10 Things We’re Loving in February:

1. This Friday, February 3rd – Saturday, February 4th is the Guilty Girls Warehouse Sale at the University of Delaware. Shop up to 80% off styles from your favorite local boutiques like Houppette, Ellie Boutique, and more!

2. We may not be too excited about who’s playing in the Super Bowl this Sunday, February 5th, but we’re looking forward to commercials and of course the halftime show with Lady Gaga.

3. Treat your loved one this Valentine’s Day with a gorgeous flower arrangement and a complete chef-prepared meal from Janssen’s Market. Call (302) 654-9941to place your order.

4. New York Fashion Week starts Thursday, February 9th and we’re thrilled to attending  a few shows like Nicole Miller and Vivienne Hu. Be sure to follow us @socialstylate to see all the beautiful designs and street style!

5. On Friday, February 10th “find your perfect patch” at No. 109 Shop where you can elevate your denim with monogrammed or embroidered patches. Bring your own jeans or buy some for 25% off! (Shop fun and stylish patches in store.)

6. One of our newest clients, Adorn Goods officially opens it’s doors in Centerville on Monday, February 13th. The shop features beautiful tablewares, gifts, home accessories and more!

7. Spend the afternoon on Saturday, February 25th at the 5th Annual Kennett Winterfest featuring 50 unique craft breweries, live music, and a food truck!

8. Not sure what to get your guy for Valentine’s Day? Check out what’s new and what’s on sale at Wilmington Country Store. We love the belts and wallets that remind us summer!

9. Have you seen the new arrivals of beauty and fashion in-stores yet? At Houppette in Greenvile, we’re loving the new bright colors of Laura Mercier’s Joie De Vivre. The go perfectly with the freshness of Resort styles at Ellie Boutique.

10. Who do you think will sweep the Oscar’s this year? We can’t wait to find out on Sunday, February 26th when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the Academy Awards.


Mill Talk with Rich Roat

This past Thursday evening, we were fortunate enough to hear from the co-founder of House Industries, Rich Roat, at The Mill’s latest “Mill Talk” in Wilmington. House Industries is world renowned for their eclectic font collections and American graphic designs. Their work can be found in collaborations made for Jimmy Kimmel, John Mayer, Hermès, and The New Yorker, to name a few.

Mill Talk

Roat spoke so passionately about the history of design and left us with some food for thought. There are 7 basic principles that he likes to follow to do his best and long-lasting work.

First, The Process Is The Inspiration.

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He doesn’t like to get hung up, over-thinking about what to make for each client. He has a great team and together they get started on an idea and roll with it. They aren’t afraid to make changes and come up with crazy ideas in the middle of the process. Second, Bring Your Hobbies To Work. He is fortunate enough to be one of those people that LOVES what they do. Roat can be seen riding his custom bicycle engraved with the House Industries logo back and forth to the House studio in Yorklyn everyday. If that’s not bringing your hobbies to work, I don’t know what is.

Third, Sweat The Technique. You’re not crazy if you know how you want to do something and you won’t settle for anything less than just that. He stresses the techniques of his projects and ends up falling in love with each and every piece he makes. Fourth, Get Your Hands Dirty. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Don’t be afraid to use a material you have never used before. Jump in and give it your all, no matter how messy it might get. Fifth, Make New Friends. Roat probably mentioned 50 different names throughout his presentation, and you could tell they all meant a great deal to him. He even teared up talking about some members of his team that have been around since the company’s inception. He say’s that they’re so good at what they do, it makes him want to be better. And with each project he gets, he sees it as an opportunity to enrich his life with new ideas and new people.

Sixth, Tell It Like It Was. This one might sound like a bizarre sentiment, but is in fact very important. He was referring to the rich history of graphic design and even of the entire world. He uses not only new ideas, but old ideas and themes of the past to create his best work. Sure, the industry has grown and improved in many areas, but there’s something about simply picking up a paintbrush that no computer can ever truly mimic the control and beautiful texture of. Lastly, Embrace The Chaos. He says that life will come at you and certainly not in the order of his principles. It will be overwhelming at times and that’s when it’s most important to remember why you’re doing what you do. You love it. Work with the rushing water of the river you’re in; don’t try to fight it. In the end, you’ll have a piece of art so beautiful that it reflects every night’s sleep you lost over it, every drop of sweat and blood, and every tear. And that’s the kind of art that makes Roat say, “art can change the world”.


Fall Moodboard: Claret

New York Fashion Week just ended and we’re obsessing over some new colors for this season. Today, we’re shopping local fashions and accessories in Claret, a deep berry red.

Fall Colors Moodboard: Claret

  1. We picked out the Deborah Lippmann “since I fell for you” polish at Houppette.
  2. We love this Joy Susan wristlet from Christina’s. It comes in many different colors perfect for every season.
  3. This Gorjana Power Gemstone Bracelet from No.109 is made of Garnet and promotes energy. It’s the perfect accent to any outfit this fall.
  4. Cosabella undies are always a must have and Houppette has a variety of fall colors.
  5. We’re obsessing over this Lace top from Joie Clothing we found at Ellie. It’s the perfect top to layer under a leather jacket.
  6. The new 2017 Jaguar F Type from Union Park comes in a beautiful, eye catching red that’s perfect for turning heads this season. A girl can dream right?
  7. Cashmere is a fall/winter must have and this White+Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap from No.109 is the perfect way to keep warm as the temperature drops.
  8. Stay cozy all fall and winter with this White+Warren Cashmere V Neck sweater in our favorite fall color, also from No.109.
  9. This By Terry lip stick in Baby Brick from Houppette is the perfect color for the season.
  10. Fashionable workout wear? Yes, please! Can’t wait to wear this Beyond Yoga Mesh Tank from Houppette to the gym.

Bon anniversaire No. 109 Shop


Bon anniversarie to No 109 Shop in Kennett Square! Cheers to Heather Robitzer on an amazing first year and many more to come! We want one of everything.

Winter Wardrobe With the holiday madness behind us and the frigid weather ahead of us, we felt it was time for a “pick me up” shopping spree at No.109 Shop in Kennett Square. Whether you are searching for a great pair of jeans or a sparkly cocktail dress, this charming boutique is the answer.

The four of us had a divide and conquer approach as we entered the store. We were on a mission to select an outfit we felt was lacking from our current, winter wardrobe. Once we found what we were looking for, we compared notes.

While we all have a little black dress hanging in our closet, Sydney was drawn to this navy version. Perfect with heels for dress up or tights and a blazer for a more casual look, we couldn’t resist this beauty.

Carroll is headed to Costa Rica this month and selected a gorgeous, olive jumpsuit ideal for travel. The fluid fabric was so figure flattering and the fact that it was pants and not a dress had her name all over it.

Lauren was searching for pieces to elevate her casual, workday attire. A button down denim top with black skinny pants and a plaid blanket scarf fit the bill. Adding a clutch with a pop of color helped pull the ensemble together.

Kelly was obsessed with a fur jacket to wear all winter long. Paired with white, flared denim, the look had an unexpected twist that would stand out in a crowd.

What pieces do you feel you are missing in your wardrobe this season? Be sure to stop by No.109 Shop today or check out their Facebook page and Instagram for all the latest arrivals!