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Bailey is StyleBlueprint's Editorial & Marketing Assistant Manager. She is a lover of food, fashion & uncovering her city's hidden gems.
As we transition our wardrobe to include cool-weather essentials, here are five outerwear trends you’ll love this season.
It’s almost that time of year, and it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday gifts. Here is your sneak peek at the 2020 SB Shop Holiday Collection!
It is officially that time of year when jeans are an everyday essential. From cropped to bootleg, here are five denim trends we love for fall.
From seasonal scents and sweet treats to cool-weather styles and home decor must-haves, here is a look at SB Shop’s fall collection!
We’re sharing our favorite footwear trends for the cooler season, as well as 10 shoe options to add to your wardrobe.
Today, we’re showing you how to style three easy fall trends and offering shoppable items from some of our favorite Southern stores.
Yes, white after Labor Day can (and should!) be worn. Here are four easy looks showcasing how to wear white jeans after Labor Day — and you just might be able to pull these looks from your own closet!
We asked our staff members what SB Shop items are on their summer wishlist. Take a look at what we’re loving this season!
Looking for the perfect outfit for your July 4th festivities? Here are four head-to-toe looks inspired by items you may already have hanging in your closet.
Navy Hill’s soda + tonic mixer — the “sonic” — is a game-changer. Learn more about this Southern brand and the two women who created it.
Tie-dye is one of this summer’s biggest trends. Here’s how to easily incorporate it into your warm-weather wardrobe!
Wherever this summer takes you, here are the white shoes (sneakers, sandals and heels) you’ll wear everywhere … and most of them are on sale!
Sustainable staples naturally dyed to create a fashionable wardrobe foundation … Natalie Busby is the name you should know!
How are sports fans coping in a sports-less world? They’re making each other laugh. Take a look. Image: McSweeney’s
Support bricks and mortar businesses, purchase gift cards and send a long-distance hug … here’s how to shop local from home.
Graduation ceremonies may be canceled, but you can still give the graduate a personalized gift. Here are 10 great ideas you can purchase without leaving the house — and each one supports small businesses.
SB Shop underwent a makeover and we are here for it. From makeup to scar concealer, here are our top four beauty picks for the month.
Ladies, if you haven’t already purchased a pair of wide-leg pants, you need to. Stop fearing this look! This is how to wear it and wear it well.
The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is Classic Blue! Here are some tips on how to incorporate it into your wardrobe.
Get to know these three remarkable Southern artists — and then shop their work on SB Shop.
Suffering from dry, dull winter skin? Here are the six must-have drugstore products to ease your winter woes.
The day to celebrate your sweetheart is right around the corner! To spark some inspiration, here are seven Valentine’s Day gift ideas from our favorite Southern makers.
The start of the new year is the perfect time to breathe new life into your kitchen. Here are eight easy and affordable ways to do so, all available on SB Shop!
Welcome to 2020! Today, we’re covering a few of the hottest winter fashion trends for the new year.
The holiday gifting season is in full swing. Here are this year’s best-selling gifts from SB Shop to help you make the perfect selection.
Looking for an easy to way to cross multiple people off your holiday gifting list? We have you covered. Here’s what we’re gifting from SB Shop!
At last! Sweater weather is here! From cozy cardigans to on-trend options, here are the five sweaters we’re living in this season.
If you struggle with teeth grinding and jaw pain, there’s a proven solution that just may surprise you.
SB Shop’s holiday gift guides have arrived! Here’s your first look at this year’s selection.
Here are the season’s top color trends and easy ways to incorporate them into your wardrobe.
If you’re searching for a scare this Halloween, these 12 haunted places in Alabama will make your hair stand on end and fill you with terror!
Six minutes, six products and one brush … that’s all it takes to simplify your morning beauty routine. Here’s how.
Briarcrest Christian School instills in its students the pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics, fine arts and the growth of their relationship with Christ. Find out more about this Memphis private school.
Tired of waking up early to decide what to wear to the office? Here are five head-to-toe work outfits that are equal parts stylish and professional.
Move over Nashville, Birmingham is the next bachelorette destination in the South! Here’s why.
SB Shop is filling up with new products in anticipation of the holiday gifting season! Take a look at five of our most recent additions.
Let’s talk hair accessories. From big barrettes and decorated bobby pins to headbands and scrunchies, here are the season’s top trends. Images: Nordstrom/Anthropologie
Today, we’re sharing six Memphis makers we’ve recently fallen in love with. Get to know them and see which of their works you can find in SB Shop!
Sneakers may just be our favorite trend of the year. From athletic options to cool and casual styles and two designer buys in between, here are our current favorites!
Leopard print and snakeskin are the animal prints of the season. See how we’re rocking the trend through shoes, bags and small accessories.
One white t-shirt can go a long way. We’re sharing two of our go-to white tees and three different ways to wear them so you’ll be stylish in any setting. Image: Madewell
This JSU cheerleader and offensive lineman said “I Do” on the sprawling greens of tranquil Pursell Farms. See how expert, Kendal Perry, made their nuptials sheer perfection.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open to those with early access! Here are a few of our favorite pieces worth purchasing at a major discount.
Whether you’re in the mood to splurge or save, we’re sharing a few of our favorite options, from beauty to shoes, for this year’s hottest trends.
Always wanted to wear a bright, bold lip, but not sure how? We’re here to help. From pinks to blues, we’re sharing styling tips and our favorite products.
We’ve rounded up 12 affordable summer shoes, from flats to heels, that stylishly complete your warm-weather looks.
Summer is here and we’re celebrating in style! Here’s what to wear to three of June’s best Birmingham events with the gals from Koch Aesthetic Dentistry!
Looking for ways to enjoy local music, food and fun in the Magic City this month? These 19 events celebrate all things local. Welcome to June, Birmingham!
Prepare your strands for summer’s heat and outdoor activities. Here are the five products to add to your haircare routine right now!
Summer shorts are a seasonal wardrobe must! Here’s our guide to casual, denim and dressy outfits featuring shorts for any style preference. Take a look!
Today, we’re talking one of the biggest trends of the season: silk scarves! From how to wear them to where to buy them, here’s everything you should know.
Whether you’re in the market for Mom, the future grad, a spring bride, or your home, Birmingham is blooming with fresh flowers. Here’s where to find them!
In the mood to refresh your shoe wardrobe for spring and summer? Here are a few of our favorite Nordstrom shoes on sale right now!
May brings loads of fun Birmingham events. Check out the fundraisers, concerts, festivals, sporting events and culinary gatherings to enjoy this month!
We got wild with the animals at The Birmingham Zoo this month for a special What to Wear! Here are our style suggestions for three of May’s top events.
There is no better time to rock a colorful, flowing skirt than during spring and summer! Here are 12 of our favorite current styles that are ideal for work and play.
Clean beauty is the movement you should be joining. Here’s an explanation of what clean beauty is and a few of the best products on the market.
We asked via Instagram and the people have spoken! Here are 10 of your favorite local salads, just in time to eat green, clean and healthy for spring.
Bamboo is the material of the season. We’ve rounded up our favorite finds! From bags & jewelry to home decor, here’s how to rock the trend. Image: Le Catch
Wondering what local spots are serving up a delicious Easter brunch? Here are the best places to make a reservation to enjoy your Easter feast!
Today, we’re highlighting one of our favorite Spring 2019 trends. From beauty products to accessories to stylish ensembles, here’s how to wear pastels.
We’re switching things up a bit for this month’s What to Wear to bring you seven breezy, beautiful looks for all of your upcoming spring events — all from local boutiques.
It’s sundress season! From wrap dresses to this year’s most popular patterns and a few options for both work and play, here are our favorite styles.
This year’s spring makeup vibe is all about enhancing your natural beauty. From skin to eyes to lips, here are the products we’re buying for the season.
Are you gearing up for an upcoming beach getaway? From tunics to kimonos, pants and breezy dresses, here are the 10 cover ups we want right now.
On March 3, Highlands Bar & Grill took over Hattie B’s for an unforgettable evening benefitting the Jones Valley Teaching Farm. Here’s the inside scoop!
Slides, mules & espadrilles, oh my! We’re welcoming spring with these 15 fashion-forward and seasonally appropriate shoes. Did we mention each pair is less than $200?
Shake off those winter blues, and welcome spring with these local FINDS! They’re ideal for easily incorporating bold color into your space.
This month, we’re showing you how to rock the athleisure trend for Birmingham’s March events with our Club Pilates friends. Here’s our latest What to Wear!
Dreading the necessary bathing suit update for spring and summer? Don’t sweat it! We’ve found 12 bathing suits that flatter all body types.
We’ve recently tried out a slew of Burt’s Bees beauty products — both new and beloved. Here are 12 products we love and three we wouldn’t buy again.
Whether it’s for Valentine’s Day or not, we could all use an easy guide to dressing stylishly for date night. Here’s your lazy girl’s guide for wherever your date takes you!
Learn more about the Homewood Pink House, its storied past and the near-century of Birmingham history it contains. Then find out how you can play a part in stopping its demolition.
In the mood for love? Just in time to start making Valentine’s Day date plans, we’re sharing a special love-filled What to Wear. Happy February!
Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is “Living Coral.” Here is our guide on how to incorporate the shade into your home and wardrobe.
Have you ever wondered what your personal style can be described as? Take this quiz to find out.
Birmingham’s businesses are going mobile. From fashion to Fido to flowers, here are three local and creative shops on wheels. Image: Lauren Starnes
As a new year starts, we’re feeling inspired to reconnect and recharge. From invigorating products to inspiring services, here are our January FINDS!
Happy New Year! Kick off 2019 with some motivational and inspiring pieces of advice from our 2018 FACES of Birmingham and FACES of the South!
Stressing over what to wear this season? We’ve styled the perfect festive fashions for every type of soirée. Here is the lazy girl’s guide to holiday party style!
From casual celebrations to festive nights out and even elegant soirées, we’ve got the style suggestions you need to take on the holiday season!
Need to check that makeup lover off of your holiday gifting list? From skincare to cosmetics to hair care, here is your guide to the best of Sephora’s holiday gift sets!
Looking for some wedding inspo? From the dress and decor to the food and flowers, here are this year’s winter wedding trends. Prepare to swoon! Image: W&E Photographie
Wondering what hairstyle you should rock this season? Take this short quiz! Based on your features, style preferences and lifestyle needs, we’ll recommend the ideal cut and style for you.
Whether you’re dressing your door with something traditional, unique or luxurious, these wreaths will greet your guests in festive spirit. Here are the seasonal wreaths you need!
Sweater weather has arrived! Before you indulge in pieces to keep you warm this season, check out these under-$100 options. These are the sweaters you need this year!
Stop wasting money on expensive skincare that yields no results. K-Beauty, skincare from South Korea, is making quite a name for itself in the United States. Read on to see why!
Today, we have style suggestions from local boutiques for some of the month’s most exciting events. Here is our November What to Wear!
Love to look stylish, but have a hard time pulling together complete looks? We’ve got you covered. Here is the lazy girl’s guide to fall fashion! Images: Anthropologie
Today, we’re discussing all things facial rollers. From what they are to how to use them and if they actually work, we’re sharing all the insider information you need to know.
Meet Target’s newest line, Prologue, a collection of under-$50 basics and workwear essentials. These are the affordable, stylish pieces you’ve been looking for.
Ready for a seasonal swap for your cut and color? The experts at Element Salon share the hottest hair trends for winter and fall along with some insider tips on how to create a beautiful style at home.
Motivated by her belief in a just world and inspired by her deep desire to help others, this 19-year-old hopes to change the world. Meet activist Satura Dudley.
Welcome a new season with refreshing and glowing skin! Today, the experts at Skin Pharm tell us all about this year’s hottest medical-grade facials and how they can turn your complexion from drab to dreamy.
Today, Birmingham chefs share their favorite kitchen tools, all of which cost less than $20. From coffee grinders to wooden spoons to citrus reamers, here is our latest batch of Cheap Thrills!
Shopping for the kiddos can be tricky. Today, the experts from b kids talk trends and share adorable looks you and the little ones will love.
Today, the fabulous ladies of “Talk of Alabama” model local looks at The Elyton Hotel for September’s top events. Here is this month’s What to Wear!
Hit the streets in style this fall by adding a tasteful touch of leopard print to your neutral wardrobe arsenal. From head-to-toe, here are our favorite leopard print looks.
Calling all beauty product junkies! Here are the 10 new and noteworthy cosmetic products and beauty tools we’ll be testing out this season.
The importance of undergarments should not be overlooked. The experts at The Lingerie Shoppe show us the products they love and the simple solutions that make a world of difference.
Are you ready to swoon? Today, we’re featuring six different Birmingham kitchens that will inspire your inner designer and offer some sweet eye-candy appeal.
What is one style staple that is both timeless and trendy? Denim. From blue jeans to colorful denim, jackets, dresses and more, here are 20 of our current favorite denim looks.
Need some extra motivation to get off the couch and into the gym? These activewear pieces should do the trick! From tops and leggings to sneakers and accessories, here are our favorites.
Today we bring you another installment of “SB Local Art Gallery,” where we feature local artists’ works of art. This month’s theme: 3D Works of Art!
Does the arrival of summer signal frustrating, unruly hair? These smoothing treatments from Element Salon will turn your hair from frizz to fabulous!
Summer beauty is all about the skin. Here are 18 of our favorite products for protecting, hydrating and achieving that coveted naturally flawless finish!
Wherever this summer is taking you, you’ll need a few easy, breezy and comfortable dresses to get you through the season in style. This season, it’s all about the wrap dresses and jumpsuits — check out our current favorites!
To celebrate summer, we’re sharing inspiration for a fabulous and seasonal soirée, complete with local bloggers, bites and decor. Join us!
The summer action continues with fabulous July events. We selected three top outings, and we’re solving your “what to wear” quandary with some super-stylish looks.
Are you feeling the need to update your jewelry wardrobe this season? You’re in luck! From bright pops of color to layered necklaces, here are our favorite jewelry trends for this summer.
Whether you’re planning a close-to-home escape or looking to impress visiting company, these boutique hotels feature the best Birmingham has to offer! Image: Stan Roth
Traveling this summer? From haircare to makeup to skincare, here are our travel beauty essentials and a few of our favorite travel makeup bags.
Not sure how to add color to your wardrobe? Fear not! We’re took inspiration from the summer season and created this guide for adding color to an otherwise neutral closet.
To celebrate summer, we’ve got fabulous looks for June’s most exciting events, modeled by a couple of the U.S. Women’s Open team members at gorgeous Shoal Creek.
Flattering white jeans? No, we’re not kidding! Here are some great white jeans to carry you through the summer and beyond!
It is time to upgrade your accessory wardrobe! These on-trend handbags will amp up any look and ensure you’re ready to take on the season in style.
It can be difficult to look professional, pulled together and stylish during these hot and humid months. Here are 24 options to guide you through the season and help establish your warm-weather work wardrobe!
It’s May, which means it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy Birmingham in all its beauty! Today, we bring you a family-friendly edition of What to Wear, featuring locals wearing spring and summer looks for some of this month’s top events. Enjoy!
Here is our second installment of “SB Gallery,” featuring local artists’ work centered around a changing theme. This month’s theme: a preview of this year’s Magic City Art Connection!
Give your spring and summer beauty routine a boost with these top skincare, cosmetic and hair care essentials just in time for the season!
It’s that time of year, when friends are walking down the aisle and saying “I Do!” Take on wedding season in style with these 16 suggestions for every wedding dress code.
Whether you’re headed to the beach, the pool or are simply exploring the town, these 24 cover-ups offer the perfect breezy go-to style for the warm weather months ahead.
Do you dread wearing shorts? Us too. So, we’ve rounded up 18 flattering options that you’ll actually want to wear throughout the spring and summer seasons. Let’s talk shorts!
Happy April, Birmingham! Today, Birmingham’s brightest bloggers model looks from local boutiques for exciting events. Here is this month’s What to Wear …
James Spann is Alabama’s most trusted and beloved resource for weather & severe storm warnings, but you may not know these facts about the man himself!
Today we introduce our first installment of “SB Gallery,” where we will feature local artists’ work centered around a changing theme. This month’s theme: color!
Every woman deserves to feel comfortable in a bathing suit. Here are 25 flattering swimsuits ideal for any body type or style preference to ensure you feel your best.
Straw bags are the “it” accessory for this season. Here are the best options for each of your upcoming springtime adventures to ensure you are on-trend and stylish!
Refresh your makeup, skincare and hair care arsenal with this list of 23 affordable beauty alternatives to Sephora’s bestselling products!
Today, Birmingham businesswomen model looks from local boutiques for three of this month’s most exciting events. Here are the looks for March’s social calendar.
Planning a beach getaway this spring break? Take the stress out of packing and planning with this checklist for her.
Complete your wardrobe with our favorite items from this year’s Nordstrom Winter Sale. From tops, sweaters and coats, to pants, accessories and shoes, here are our SB Picks!
From on-trend fashions and cute accessories to a fun staff and hip in-store events, Gigi’s Teen has it all. Check out the goods at this girl-power paradise.
No closet is complete without the right basics. From blouses and coats to pants, skirts and your new everyday shoe, these pieces will make styling your wardrobe a breeze.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Give your sweetie or your gal pals something they’ll actually love this year. Here is our 2018 Valentine’s Day gift guide!
Today, the fabulous and talented women of Realty South model looks from local boutiques for some top February events. Here is this month’s What to Wear!
You don’t have to break the bank in order to primp and pamper luxuriously. Here are our favorite beauty and bath essentials all under $20.
Frustrated with your foundation? We’ve rounded up the best options for every skin type and coverage preference to ensure you find the perfect shade for a flawless face. Image: Manu Camargo
Make 2018 your year to get organized. From kitchen to closet to bathroom, here are our favorite storage solutions from The Container Store that you need for a neat and tidy home. Image: The Container Store
Is 2018 your year to get fit? From fitness fashion to tech tools, here’s what you need to accomplish your goals and lead your healthiest life. Image: Tumblr
Is the end of your year packed with soirées and celebrations? Arrive in flawless style with these three easy holiday hairstyles. Here we offer tutorials for each and the tools you need to achieve them at home.
From flawless foundation to stunning eyeshadow and lip lacquer that makes a statement, these 10 high-end makeup products are worth the investment. Stay beautiful!
Is your wardrobe ready for this month’s celebrations? From office parties to family festivities, here are nine stunning and stylish looks for all of this season’s fun.
Make your eye color POP with these eyeshadow palettes! Whether you’re a makeup lover or on-the-go lady, these products will make you want to get all dolled up.
Give the gift of something delicious and unique this season! Here are eight culinary hostess gifts from local chefs that will make your hostess happy!
Ready to toast the holiday season? From glassware to cocktail recipe books, here are the bar necessities for creating a fabulous at-home libation station!
Preparing for the holiday season? Take the stress out of home decor with these equally practical and beautiful home decor FINDS, all from local shops!
November’s calendar is hoppin’, and we’ve got the fashion solutions for your social agenda. Take a look and get inspired with these seven looks!
Upgrade your beauty routine with these 10 make up, hair and high tech cosmetic tools. From at-home facial devices to luxury towel wraps, these will change your life!
Step out of that lethargic haze and prepare for the holiday season — by getting fit and looking stylish with classes and fashion at P2 Platinum Pilates!
Searching for serenity? We’ve got answers! From plants to throws, we’re showing you how to create your own indoor zen zone — and telling you where to find the essentials. Image: @fleamarketfab
“Stranger Things” is back! Welcome the return of our favorite supernatural series with these themed cocktail recipes.
We hit up a few of the Magic City’s most Halloween-y boutiques and shops. Here are some easy and festive ways to decorate for this spookiest of seasons!
Everyone makes mistakes. Today, successful local business leaders share valuable insight gained from their own early career mistakes.
To mule or not to mule? Here are three of our favorite ways to rock the shoe of the season and where to find the perfect modern mule for you!
Ready to look fabulous for fall? From elegant evening gowns to festive and funky looks, here are nine “What to Wear?” solutions for this month’s events!
From tailgates to holiday parties to fundraisers and beyond, the whole family needs to be stylin’ this season. So get gussied up with these looks for all ages!
Dry, damaged hair affects us all. Luckily, the experts at The Collective show us how to replenish strands for a healthy shine and radiant overall look.
When this environmental specialist for Vulcan Materials Company suits up for work, she forgoes high heels for a hard hat. Meet Stacy Thompson, today’s FACE of Birmingham!
Dr. Stephanie McCain’s passion for wildlife and dedication to the health of the Birmingham Zoo’s species are inspiring. Meet today’s FACE of Birmingham.
These 11 stylish looks and easy hairstyles will have you transitioning from summer to fall like a pro. Here’s what to wear as the temperatures begin to dip.
From festival fashion to elegant evening wear, Miss Alabama USA and Mrs. Alabama America model 12 looks at Aldridge Gardens in this month’s What to Wear!
Impress guests with these bright, beautiful and simple flower arrangements. Floral designer and author Sybil Sylvester shares insider tips and tricks!
When this environmental specialist for Vulcan Materials Company suits up for work, she forgoes high heels for a hard hat. Meet Stacy Thompson, today’s FACE of Birmingham!
We’re celebrating all things local with this month’s What to Wear! Stop stressing over your summer wardrobe and look your best with these style suggestions.
Whether boosting her clients’ confidence, giving to local charities or preparing to adopt a child, this salon owner is a dynamic change-maker. Meet Beth Doyle, today’s FACE of Birmingham!
From the hippest hairstyles and top nail trends to makeup must-haves for any budget, here is your 2017 spring and summer beauty guide! Image: Paintbox Nails
With Mother’s Day, graduation ceremonies, Memorial Day gatherings and more, May is the season for dresses! Check out these 9 spring dresses +1 fab romper, and you’ll look stylish all month long!
This mother-daughter jewelry designing duo has followed their dreams through hard work and supportive love for one another. Meet Avani and Rupa Patel.
Escape the hustle and bustle of a busy day by exploring one of Birmingham’s natural beauties. These 12 parks and trails will calm and rejuvenate you!
We’ve got the What to Wear solutions for your social agenda this April, plus three suggestions for can’t-miss events so you can embrace the Magic City in style!
Coupling her design savvy with her entrepreneurial spirit, Mary Catherine Folmar has made Cotton + Quill thrive in Birmingham and beyond. Today we’re thrilled to feature her as our FACE of Birmingham.
Coupling her design savvy with her entrepreneurial spirit, Mary Catherine Folmar has made Cotton + Quill thrive in Birmingham and beyond. Today we’re thrilled to feature her as our FACE of the South.
Set against the dreamy backdrop of The Nest event space, this edition of “What to Wear” features gorgeous gowns to girls’ looks and everything in between!
Planning the perfect day, complete with that ideal dress? Birmingham’s bridal fashion gurus share the top six trends for 2017 for both wedding and bridesmaids dresses! Image: Monique Lhuillier
Find love in the Magic City! From painting and plays to dive bars and dancing, we’ve got some fab ideas for creative dates in Birmingham!
She’s inspired by the generation of women who mentored her, as well as the forward-thinking new wave of young women she leads as President and CEO of Girls Inc. of Central Alabama. Meet Connie Hill, today’s FACE of Birmingham.
It’s getting cold outside, but December events are heating up. And we’ve got the style solutions for your social calendar with Alabama Ballet’s dancers as our models!
The Virginia Samford Theatre lent us their space as a backdrop and two talented actresses to model this month’s What to Wear looks, and the result is stunning!
It’s time for awesome autumn events and fabulous fall fashion! Check out these three upcoming local happenings and stylish wardrobe suggestions to match!
Manhattan South brings a laid-back West Coast vibe to Birmingham with effortlessly chic clothing, including some new sophisticated, modern looks for fall!
Whether you need a simple spruce-up or a full-on renovation, our local design experts have ideas that will take your home from blah to breathtaking!
Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, made famous in Nashville, is now heating up the tastebuds of chicken fans in the Magic City.