Jan 2, 2023

Sparkle & Shine into 2023


ull out all the stops and channel your inner elegance when dressing for the New Year. Lush velvet, rich jewel tones, sparkles and flirty feathers are all ushering in 2023.“I’ve always loved velvet, but we are really seeing a lot of it right now,” said Jill Noble, owner of Drift Boutique on Nine Mile Road. Feathers are coming in hot, a whimsical touch Noble described as “a fun, flirty way to add some glam to your look. ”Now that Northwest Florida finally is wintering, you can’t go wrong with a blazer –maybe in plaid or maybe not. Take your pick to add the warmth and polish the season demands. “Blazers are classic to me and a favorite way I like to style them is with denim and heels or even sneakers,” said Noble. The denim cut of the hour features straight legs and high waists, a go-to look and feel for Noble. “I’ve been living in high-rise, straight-leg denim for a while now and could not love it more!”

Krystal Campbell loves new beginnings. In fact, she recently shifted from work in the event industry where she used her hospitality and nutrition degrees from the University of Alabama. Now she’s trying her hand at the film and television industry as well as continuing the modeling her grandmother encouraged her to pursue as a child. Like all holidays, Campbell embraces the New Year season and the clean slate if offers. “I love holidays, and for me the New Year is a chance to reflect upon and celebrate all the things that have happened in the previous year – both big and small. I don’t typically make resolutions, but instead I try to give myself a new set of goals at the beginning of each month – like reading a book or trying a new recipe,” Campbell said. “Growing up, my family spent a lot of time together in the kitchen as my grandparents cooked, and the kitchen has remained my happy place ever since. I like to recreate that time now by cooking with my friends. I also like camping and being outdoors any chance that I get,” said the Daphne resident, who spends a lot of time in Pensacola. “I enjoy going to the Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball games and Pensacola Ice Flyers hockey games,” she said. Campbell also enjoys a cultural fix and a shop full of history. “I really like music, dancing, ballet and going to concerts. When I’m not working, I like to spend my time at antique stores and flea markets, adding to my vinyl collection, or reading a good book.”