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...

For the Love of Lounging

As we continue to thrive in all winter has to offer – hot coffee, flattering layering attire, boots and winter bargains – one thing remains a favorite for us women year after year: lounging! Whether it’s curling up in a blanket in front of the TV or delving into a...

A Sweet New Year

A New Year and a newly inspired set of recipes! In 2019, Thomas and I spent a lot of time researching more plant based recipes and understanding the overall benefits to our health. While we’ve learned a lot, one thing remains the same – I LOVE SWEETS. I have...

Selecting Staples for 2020

You know I love fashion…and also, I crave simplicity. As such, I’m prone to selecting quality staples for my closet and adding novelty items to create multiple outfits without a lot of leftover and unused apparel items. Below are six staple pieces I recommend adding...