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One Skirt, Four Colors, Five Ways!

One Skirt, Four Colors, Five Ways!

The most asked styling questions at FN almost always seem to revolve around skirts. Lots of women have questions about how to style skirts of all kinds so today’s blog is going to give you the 101 on the very versatile pleated midi skirt (well, on my 5’2” frame, this one is almost a maxi but you will see it still works!). This particular pleated skirt is our Pleated Chiffon Midi Skirt and it comes in four fabulous colorways. It is oh-so-comfy, can be dressed up or down, and is a true closet staple. The best part is its $48 price tag which makes it affordable enough to stock up on more than one color! Read on for style inspiration to create your own go-to pleated skirt look.

Holiday Nostalgia: Not Available Online

Holiday Nostalgia: Not Available Online

Last week, the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership announced plans for the upcoming downtown holiday festivities. And sure enough, Pittsburgh is doing it right again, bringing back many of the traditions that draw folks into downtown for that holiday nostalgia they remember as children. It got me thinking, you really can’t buy that online.

Vendor Spotlight - Featuring beanepôle BIJOUX

Vendor Spotlight - Featuring beanepôle BIJOUX

 It has always been a vision for FN to support local artisans while delivering unique items to our customers. We hope that you will take joy in not only supporting your local community, but also in feeling great knowing that you have a truly unique piece on your hands!

Enter our newest handmade vendor, beanepôle bijoux. Founded by a veteran in the fashion industry, Barbara Driscoll, beanepôle bijoux is a collection of handmade pieces shaped from hand-carved, burnished natural bone, horn, leather, and suede. Barbara intends for these pieces to be appreciated by fans of tasteful, but affordable, statement-type jewelry. We sat down with Barbara to get all the details, so read on to learn more about her fascinating journey from esteemed stylist to jewelry maker.

Creating Our Summer 21 Lookbook

Creating Our Summer 21 Lookbook

The team had so much fun creating this summer's lookbook, we had to share the experience with you! This season we highlighted four FN 'personas' .... No matter your alter ego, be it unabashed romantic, no-frills minimalist, artsy bohemian, adventurous nomad or all of the above, we get your style!

Choosing Your Travel Fashion Essentials

Choosing Your Travel Fashion Essentials

Read on for my best advice for packing essentials that will keep you looking and FEELING GREAT in your clothes while traveling using versatile pieces that can be used in multiple outfits!

Five Fascinating Facts About Fashion

Five Fascinating Facts About Fashion

Whether you are one who avoids all things fashion or one who follows all the latest trends, I think you'll find the following anecdotes interesting in some regard.

Downtown Pittsburgh Holiday Window Competition

Downtown Pittsburgh Holiday Window Competition

The people of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas have always cherished holiday traditions. One of the most near and dear to so many hearts are the magical holiday window displays.  This year, with the help of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP), thirteen businesses are participating in a holiday window display competition and Fresh Nostalgia is honored to be a part of this socially distanced holiday event!

Fall Essentials Capsule Wardrobe Checklist

Fall Essentials Capsule Wardrobe Checklist

There's been a lot of buzz in the last several years about a "Capsule Wardrobe".  This refers essentially to a small collection of useful clothing that fits your style and you love and can be yourself in, on purpose!  So let's dive in to what we consider a "Mini" Fall Capsule Collection and hopefully you can use our checklist as a starting point to create your own, making it personal to you!

Last Minute Halloween Costumes From Your Closet

Last Minute Halloween Costumes From Your Closet

Halloween is upon us and while you may not be gearing up for a big soiree filled with people due to this year's pandemic, you may still want to have a little dress up fun whether it be with your pod, closest friends or family.  Here are some perfect last minute ideas that you can put together in no time using fashion pieces right from your closet!

A FN-tastic Take On Fall Trends!

A FN-tastic Take On Fall Trends!

Fall is hands down my favorite time of year period but especially when it comes to fashion!  That's why this week I'm excited to write about some of favorite parts of this year's fall trends and how FN is stocking our shelves with nothing but the best in styles and of course our favorite cozy fabrics!

Creativity in a Pandemic: Featuring Cards by Zac

Creativity in a Pandemic: Featuring Cards by Zac

For many of us, the pandemic has been a tough time. It has left us exhausted and fearful, adding another wrench of obstacles for us to overcome. But for others, it has provided an opportunity to do something different and change the things were weren't loving about our life before we knew what COVID-19 even was. Today, we want to feature one of our newest vendors/local artisan, Cards by Zac. His story is inspiring and we are so thrilled to be able to share his story!

September 6th Is Read A Book Day!

September 6th Is Read A Book Day!

In today's blog we highlight local author and public speaker, Jordan Corcoran who is the founder of Listen, Lucy.  Jordan has just released her third book and first children's book, Little Lucy And The Little Butterflies.  Read on to learn more about the book and what else FN is reading.