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How We Could All Use a Little Molly Gilles in Our Lives

If you are a living, breathing human there is a good chance you have something to learn from Molly Gilles. Like how to laugh at yourself instead of being embarrassed, how to smile in the face of adversity, how to know when it’s time to be responsible and do the right thing or how to pour love and light over every person you meet. Anyone who knows Molly personally, knows she does all four of those things on a daily basis. Seriously.   Try having a conversation with that girl without laughing or smiling once – it’s simply impossible. “Every single time I come into work, we all have a big laugh about something,” Molly giggled as we relaxed on...

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Little ‘Hugs’ from Jeri Reid

I am going preface this week’s Following Flutter by informing you all that Jeri is indeed my aunt. When she married my uncle Rick on June 18, 1994, I was blessed with a constant supplier of warm hugs, fashion inspiration and the best damn Thanksgiving dinners this side of the Mississippi. So yes, I have nothing but wonderful things to say about her. But visit Flutter any given afternoon and spend some time chatting with her while she pieces together the perfect ensemble for your upcoming Christmas party and you’ll have nothing but wonderful things to say as well. Over lunch a few days ago, I learned so many interesting things about her that I had not previously realized. All...

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Kaylee Hollingsworth: How Four Years Found Her a Family

It never fails. Every single time I open Flutter’s black, wooden door – whether it be to shop, shadow a photoshoot or meet with one of the girls for a blog interview – the first bright and smiling face to greet me is the one that belongs to Kaylee Hollingsworth. If you’ve visited 100 State Street at any point within the past four years, I’d be willing to bet you’ve experienced that too. Last Saturday morning was no different as I arrived at Lucid Coffee Bar to hear “Hey, Bradie!” coming from none other than Kaylee’s smiling face as she reached for her freshly made latte. Her eyes were bright, her makeup rivaled that of a trained aesthetician and her...

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Maddie McWilliams’ Nomadic Upbringing and Ginuwine Jams

“How do you see yourself wearing this shirt?” Flutter owner Erin Morrison said to one of the more prominent faces of the boutique, Maddie McWilliams, as they prepared for a crisp Saturday afternoon photo shoot. “Definitely with food stains on it,” Maddie replied matter-of-factly.Maddie is the epitome of “girl next door” – laid back, down to earth, easy to talk to and effortlessly beautiful. Within seconds of arriving at Flutter last weekend to model the new fall and winter arrivals, she had everyone in the back office laughing as she told them of her Ginuwine obsession – a quality that made her all but giddy to try on the “Slow Jams” sweatshirt hanging with the rest of the outfits for...

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Alex Dickenson & Jumping From the Corporate Stairmaster

From a young age, we are constantly encouraged to follow our dreams and do what makes us happy. Everything from marketing campaigns to charities to trendy wall stickers hanging in freshman dorm rooms urge us to take that action. We hear the words “Follow your dreams” so much during our adolescent and young adult years that they often cause a small eye roll or dismissive scoff when brought up in conversation. It’s a seemingly simple piece of advice. Find something you love and spend the rest of your life doing it. Easy as the pie you think about every time someone brings up how close Thanksgiving is, right? Wrong. As the newest Flutter Girl Alex Dickenson learned over the past...

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