Belk, Seriously Chic, Fall, Fashion, Preview, 2013, Media

Arlene Goldstein, VP Trend Merchandising and Fashion Direction for Belk. – Naturally Stellar – Shoes/Cato, Dress/EShakti, Nails/Pure Ice – Excuse Me, Lippy/Maybelline Ruby Star


I was fortunate enough to receive a media invite to attend the Belk Fall 2013 Seriously Chic Fashion Preview held July 16th, in Birmingham, Alabama at The Summit.

With my sister-in-law in tow, we burst through the doors excited to see what Belk has in store for us this coming Fall.

There was a special presentation given by fashion veteran Arlene Goldstein, VP of Trend Merchandising & Fashion Direction at Belk.  Arlene filled us in on some of the trends & styles coming to us for fall including must haves for men & women this upcoming season.

She touched on some of the fashion collections coming to Belk stores, what’s been trending on Paris runways and what we can expect to see this year, both old and new.

According to Ms. Goldstein expect to see more:

  • Bold Vintage jewelry & Gold jewelry. Expect more Rose Gold & Metallic accents & finishes (studs, buckles, buttons etc.).
  • Lots of Leather & Pleather
  • Graphic patterns are making a strong comeback
  • Ankle Boots with a bad girl edge or punk influence
  • Lace – less dainty, more heavy & lace paired with illusionary colored fabrics (skin tones)
  • Lots of “Glitz Before Six”, Subtle sexiness
  • Studded Motocross Jackets, Metallic Buttoned Military Jackets (Officer’s Coats).
  • Lots of mixed patterns on single garments
  • More “Close & Away from the Body” pairings. For example, leggings paired with over-sized jackets.
  • Single soled pumps, ankle strapped heels
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The following images are credited/courtesy of Belk and are included in Belk’s 2013 Fall Fashion Lookbook.  Here are a few of my favorites from their collections.


Trina Turk. I love this whole ensemble from Belk’s Just Dandy Collection.


Michael Kors. I’m loving this mixed pattern dress with the cascading color. It looks so hot paired with the boots. The textured jacket is gorgeous. These are a part of Belk’s Glam Globetrotter Collection.

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Check out this stunning colorblock dress! Part of Belk’s Fall Modern Mindset Collection. This one’s called Tahari.

According to Ms. Goldstein, “Belk is a destination for great shoes”.

So thanks to a great relationship formed between Belk & Cynthia Rowley, attendees also received a peek at the new Cynthia Rowley Fall shoe collection being sold exclusively at Belk Stores.

Expect to see more short boots this fall with a little rocker/punk flair and more textured & studded flats/casual shoes.

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Cynthia Rowley Tapestry textured flats. Black & Red. Exclusive at Belk


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Cynthia Rowley Casual Sneakers. Soft Faux Fur Textured Animal Print & Black Faux Fur. – These shoes looked so comfortable. They have a nice cushioney insole with a thick rubber sole. These are SO ME!

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Cynthia Rowley Suede/Silver Studded Pumps in Black & Red. Exclusive at Belk.

Each attendee of the fashion preview also received a NICE Belk goodie bag. Mine was filled with great beauty products. For more info on what was inside…read my next post.

EricaBI had such a great time at this event and got to meet some really creative people including the lovely DIY Queen, Miss Erica Bunker over at This lady is a super talented blogger out of Birmingham who makes her own clothes.  I love meeting people that are very down to earth, friendly and have a passion for what they do. Now when I say that Erica makes her own clothes, I literally mean it.  She makes her own freakin clothes!!  And they are TOO FLY! Have you seen her blog?! OMG…if you haven’t, you are really missing out.  Be sure to follow her on social media and tell her that Stellar sent ya!

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Be sure to check out the new Belk collections as well as their new beauty arrivals. I must say I was really impressed with their Fall pieces and will be making a point to start building my Fall wardrobe now!

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8 Responses

    • Naturally Stellar

      Thanks lady! I know, I think I liked the Michael Kors stuff the best. I can’t wait to get the official lookbook in the mail because there are some more nice pieces that aren’t shown in my post or via the links I provided.


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