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Hildie Plumpepper Our New Fashion Blogger

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Darlings, I’m so excited to meet you all here. I’m now a fashion blogger on 1010ParkPlace with my own monthly column! I do hope you’ll stop by and say hello!

Well, my Fashionable Friends… It’s that time of year again. We all want to catch every bit of delightful weather we possibly can, so let’s get our picnic game on! Whether your basket is filled with a deelish assortment of delectables from Dean and Deluca, Whole Foods, or perhaps a basket full of Rosé, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio… like mine, it’s an outdoor celebration!

One must look effortless and fab when picnicking. I say, why not wear the gingham instead of just having it as your tablecloth?

This year there are so many options with gingham. We are never too old for a fabulous flounce or ruffle. I chose a Caroline Constas top to show off my gorgeous shoulders. It’s also available as a dress, which would look just as sensational over this pair of cropped jeans. Save the white jeans for another occasion, Darlings. Who wants unsightly grass stains? Practical, yet fashionable, always!

Take your picnic game to a whole other level with some head turning accessories! My Rebecca de Ravenel earrings fit the bill. They are large enough to make a statement, yet super light weight.

Rather than just your standard Converse All Stars—which I adore by the way—take it up a notch or two with some colorful espadrilles. Mine are suede with tassels from Castaner.

Versatile, fun and fab, my picnic basket and tote, both by Lindroth Design, double as a handbag and beach carryall. The striped monogram is available in many color combinations, too. As an added bonus, the tote has enough room to hold your egg salad sandwiches and lots of bottles of Rosé!

Well Darlings, I do hope I brought your picnic attire inspiration to new fashion heights. I’ll see you next month for another fabulous fashion adventure!

Cheers Loves!

XOXO, Hildie


  • Charlesñjoycee Silverman June 23, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Love checks from buffalo to gingham…blackn’white or blue n white…

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      I might not have known they were back in style if it weren’t for Hildie!

  • Anita Villar-Bell June 23, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Love it!!!! TheStylishCLT.com

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:35 pm

      I’m so glad you like it, Anita! Thank you! Brenda

  • CHERIE June 23, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Love Hildie!!! Welcome to 1010. You are such a talented illustrator and I look forward to reading your monthly column!!


    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Hi Cherie, Isn’t Hildie a great addition? Two unique, stylish women… You make a great team! xoxox, Brenda

  • Gigi Schilling June 23, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Welcome Hildie! and I so love your picnic story… now I am also following you on your fabulous Instagram!!! Cheers to great summer picnics… with style of course! xoxogg

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Fabulous, Gigi! Always love seeing you! xoxox, Brenda

  • Gigi Schilling June 23, 2017 at 8:28 am

    I posted this comment after reading — Welcome Hildie! and I so love your picnic story… now I am also following you on your fabulous Instagram!!! Cheers to great summer picnics… with style of course! xoxogg

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Absolutely! Always with style, Darling! xoxox, Brenda

  • Charlotte Alger June 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Oh this is going to be so much fun!
    My best to you, Hildie.


    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:40 pm

      Oh good! That’s the reaction we were hoping for! Fun, fun, fun! Thank you, Charlotte! Brenda

  • ROBIN LAMONTE June 23, 2017 at 9:22 am

    How wonderful! I love her first fashion blog and she is so talented with her illustrations!
    Welcome to the Fierce 50 Revolution!

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:41 pm

      So happy you like Hildie, Robin! She’s fierce, indeed! Brenda

  • Susie June 23, 2017 at 11:32 am

    The most talented illustrator out there and stylish! We love ❤️ Hildie!

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Yay!! Couldn’t agree more, Susie! Thanks so much, Brenda

  • Hilda Smith June 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Love it…I want to go on a picnic with you..

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:43 pm

      Great! I’ll bring the champaign! xoxox, Brenda

  • Sandra Sallin June 23, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    What a hoot! So nice to meet you. Just found you on Instagram. Now I’m sure a fun relationship has begun. Fab illustrations and great ideas.

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Love hearing that from you, Sandra! Don’t you just love her? xoxox, Brenda

  • Cindy Graf June 23, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Hildie is fabulous. I’ll be reading all of her blogs. Next , to follow her on instagram.

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Hi Cindy!! Thank you! We can’t wait to see you here again! xoxo, Brenda

  • Jill June 23, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you all so much! I’m thrilled that you are all enjoying my illustration of the fashionable Ms Plumpepper! I am so honored to be a part of this wonderful blog and I’ll be coming up with more delightful fashion fare for you all to enjoy!

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:47 pm

      I’d say you and Hildie are a hit, Jill!! So happy you’re part of 1010ParkPlace! Welcome, sweet ladies! xoxox, Brenda

  • Mamavalveeta03 June 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Great ideas, Hildie! Can’t wait to see more!

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Isn’t she the bomb, Val? xoxox, Brenda

  • Patti Quade June 23, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    This is just FABULOUS!!!

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:49 pm

      Fantastic!! We’re so thrilled you like it! Thanks, Brenda

  • Jon Ford June 24, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    Hildie is my idol!

    • 1010ParkPlace June 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Mine, too, Jon! I have a hunch we have to get in line! Thanks, Brenda

  • Chuky Reyna June 27, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Love it! I agree with all your selections, off-shoulder tops/dresses and espadrilles are A MUST! Congrats for your monthly column, and looking forward to read it next month.

  • Cynthia Treglia July 22, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Ooooohhhhh…… I am going to love reading this column!

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