Variety of necklaces stacked on top of a leather bag during a lifestyle photoshoot.

Not Sure About Your Outfit? Put a Necklace on It!

By Meg Delagrange | April 5, 2018

Do you feel completely confident when you have a foreign object swinging from your neck? Do you worry about the way it’s hanging? Do you worry about whether it’s the right type of necklace with the outfit you’re wearing? If you answered yes to any of those questions, take a deep breath (and smile) because…

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Popcorn on a rainy day while shopping for fashionable basics.

Fashionable Basics (and Popcorn) for Easy Style on Rainy Days

By Meg Delagrange | March 19, 2018

It’s raining outside and I’m in the mood to eat popcorn as I type away on my laptop. Go get a bowl and join me while we talk about a couple easy ways to bring style to your outfit on a rainy day. Spring = the Season of Rain It doesn’t matter where you live here…

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Regina Bauman holds a piece of authentic leather that will be turned into a slow fashion handbag in the leather shop. Piles of leather are draped on the work bench behind her.

What is “slow fashion” and why should you care about it?

By Urban Southern | March 8, 2018

First of all, let’s familiarize ourselves with a few of the terms being thrown around the fashion world these last few years. Here are a few quick definitions, so that we’re all on the same page! Slow Fashion Slow fashion is about shopping intentionally and realizing that less is better. It is making the purposeful…

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A soothing image of someone who is mindfully pausing for a moment to reflect on what holistic self-care truly means.

How to Use Self-Care to Create a Life that You Don’t Need to Escape From

By Urban Southern | February 21, 2018

What is Self-care? Self-care is the act of managing your own physical, psychological, emotional, social and spiritual wellness. If you find yourself having to regularly indulge in consumer self-care, it’s because you are disconnected from actual self-care, which has little to do with “treating yourself” and more to do with parenting yourself and making choices…

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A collection of our authentic leather bags sit on the shelf in our leather shop in the heart of Tennessee.

3 Key Differences Between Authentic Leather and Vegan Leather

By Meg Delagrange | February 12, 2018

We get lots of questions about the leather we use. Where does your leather come from? Do you use ALL of your leather hides so none goes to waste? Will you ever make bags from vegan leather? Isn’t vegan leather better for the environment? We love that you ask questions about leather — it means…

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Founder and Designer, Regina Bauman, Urban Southern, with classy personal style. Her Winter Style is effortless and simple.

Look Cute During Winter with These 5 Classic Style Tips

By Urban Southern | January 29, 2018

1. Elongate your legs with pointy toes. In winter, with all the layers we have to wear it can be hard to feel like we still have a feminine shape! Pointy-toed boots or shoes can make your legs appear longer, and that may be helpful to some of us short girls. When I was in…

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A flat lay of materials as we get ready to create a bag from leather in the leather shop.

How to Create More and Fear Less

By Meg Delagrange | January 18, 2018

Creativity is the beginning of everything. Look at every single thing around you. At some point there was nothing there — nothing existed except for a thought. Every single thing you see around you was birthed in the moment of creative thought. “Creativity” is the word we chose for 2018. The process of creation can…

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Meg Delagrange and Regina Bauman behind the scenes. Feature image for the post, "When you don't have what it takes, do it anyway." Year end highlights.

When You Don’t Have What it Takes, Do It Anyway

By Meg Delagrange | December 22, 2017

Looking back at 2017 Last year, I was writing about Urban Southern’s 2016 highlight reel from my friend’s dining room table in Tokyo, Japan while Facetiming with Regina back in Tennessee. We were trying to figure out how we were going to accessorize two runway shows at New York fashion week. It was exciting and…

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Celebrating a Season of Wonder | How to Unlock the Wondrous Delight of this Season

How to Unlock the Wondrous Delight of this Season

By Meg Delagrange | December 7, 2017

Winter may not be everyone’s favorite season, but it’s full of wonder. Cooling temperatures put us in a hygge state of mind. A hearty warm bowl of soup in the dead of winter leaves us with full stomachs and a house that smells divine. Early sunsets create long evenings that are the perfect opportunity to…

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