13 Pairs of Stacked Heel Sandals You’ll Wear Every Day This Summer

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8b00a7137e87005c143e65bad351c7edThe fact that chunky, stacked heels are in style is a boon, and it’s one we should all be taking advantage of this summer. The wide heel makes it easy to balance in, harder to get stuck in between the bricks of Old Town and Georgetown’s sidewalks, and generally, more comfortable. With the right pair of stacked heels you can go from working at the office to sipping Moscow Mules at your friend’s rooftop party to every single wedding on your calendar this summer.

If you’re ready to get on board with stacked heels for the summer, here’s 13 pairs that fit the bill, all $100 or less.

Read more here Washingtonian Shopping article.

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So Much to Celebrate: The Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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We are super excited to showcase brands this May with gifts of love for mom – from fashion, beauty, decor, jewelry and accessories as we celebrate moms fiercely!

A Rare Jewel Apparel offers rhinestone and inspirational tshirts. We also provide custom tshirts, so we welcome your designs.  Learn more about the brand here.

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Hello Gorgeous says Mary Kay. Mary Kay is one of the largest direct sellers of skin care and color cosmetics in the world. Be sure to connect with Lynne here as she’s ready to serve you and she’s an ADVANCED Color Consultant – using MK products is best way to enhance your beauty! 

 

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Linell Ellis’ handbags and accessories for the woman who believes that true luxury is found in lifes experiences. “Theresa Tote in Red”- It’s finally the weekend and you have things to do and places to see. As you head out the door to meet your girlfriends, you grab your new Theresa Tote. The clean lines and buttery soft leather have become your go-to. Placing your keys in the zippered pocket and your phone in the slip pocket leaves plenty of room for a small clutch just in case happy hour is on the horizon. Check it out here.

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Tell your story with a meaningful, customizable Living Locket by Origami Owl® . Choose the Charms that represent your passions, memories, dreams and the things you love and capture them in your Living Locket. Let Robin pick out the perfect locket gift for your favorite lady in your life, learn more here.

 

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Strut_DC’s Mobile MoGals bring to you a Boutique On wheels. TheStrutTruck offers Stylish, Trendy, USA Made Fashion to you!  Shop the truck online today here.

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Be sure to follow these brands via their website and social media pages:

The Strut Truckwww.theStrutTruck.com / Twitter: @theStrutTruck, Facebook: @theStrutTruck, Instagram:@theStrutTruck

Robin Harris’ Origami Owlwww.robinharris.origamiowl.com / Facebook: Origami Owl-Robin Harris, Independent Designer, Instagram: @Lockets_By_Puddy

A Rare Jewel Apparel – www.etsy.com/shop/ARareJewelApparel / Twitter: @NOLAJewels, Facebook: A Rare Jewel Apparel, Instagram: @rarejewelapparel,

Linell Ellis  – www.linellellis.com / Twitter: @linellellis, Facebook: Linell Ellis, Instagram @linellellis

Lynne Peace by Mary Kay – www. marykay.com/lynn2army / Instagram: @lynnepeace_esq, Twitter @lynnepeace

 

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Where Are All the Chic Derby & Dress Hats?

It wouldn’t be a derby without the hats! Go big, bold and bright with these winning styles.

An extravagant sinamay bow trimmed with floaty feathers pretties up a headband fascinator in a vibrant hue.

Feathered Sinamay Fascinator Headband

A subtle touch of gold adds chic shimmer to a woven pillbox hat appointed with a feminine bow and polka dot veil for a touch of elegant mystery.

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Oversized floppy hat in mono color block offers a woven straw, color-block design, domed crown and oversized floppy brim or wide-cut floppy brim.

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A felt Rag & Bone fedora in a feminine hue. A wide grosgrain band lends a polished finish.

Floppy Brim Fedora

Handcrafted straw trilby in ‘natural’ beige. Pinch-front crease. Satin grosgrain ribbon in cream at shoulder. Logo plaque in silver-tone at face. Textile browband. Tonal stitching. Straw.

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The crowning glory of a Southern belle’s ensemble? A standout hat.

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Rock with the Top Seven Backpacks on your way to a Stylish Season

Of course there is a way to carry a backpack and still look like a grown-up – a stylish one at best!  Backpacks are the obvious go-to for toting heavy loads (or sometimes light loads for convenience) from place to place, and there are tons of cute options out there, if that’s your style.

Pick a solid color for utility, a fun pattern to brighten up your mornings, or a pack with fun features to make your trek more enjoyable.

Settlement Backpack by Aritzia: This streamlined, mid-volume backpack is made with durable nylon and lined on the inside with Herschel’s signature striped fabric. It has a 13″ laptop sleeve pocket, full-grain leather zipper pulls, and a single front pocket with a key clip. An internal media pocket lets you store your devices safely.

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MZ Wallace Green Backpack: It’s the little things that count—like six interior pockets (to keep small things from getting lost), magnetic closures and a drawstring top (to ensure your belongings stay secure), a Teflon-coated exterior (to prevent coffee spills from setting in) and easily accessible side pockets (to make getting to and turning off an accidentally ringing cell phone in the middle of class or a meeting a whole lot easier).

MZ Wallace BackpackMarc by Marc Jacobs: The traditional shape you loved in middle school looks all grown-up when it’s made of buttery-soft, cream-colored leather.

Marc by Marc Jacobsadidas Originals x Farm Floral Backpack: With a smooth pattern and floral fit, Adidas is one of the most iconic streetwear brands in the world. Its unparalleled ability to fuse fashion and function is evident in its sleek bag collection.

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Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Backpack in Leopard Print with Leather Trim: With her revolutionary thinking and rebellious, punk-inspired designs, the Vivienne Westwood label now features a highly covetable collection of signature tote bags and purses.

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Matt & Nat Backpack with Front Zip Fastening in Pastel Pink: With their “live beautifully” attitude, this season Mat(terial) & Nat(ure) bring forth a collection of recycled and upcycled totes, clutches and across-the-body bags, inspired by the textures and hues of nature.

Matt & Nat Backpack with Front Zip Fastening in Pastel Pink

JumpFromPaper Red and Blue Color Block Backpack: Taiwanese brand JumpFromPaper breathes life into a playful collection of illustrated 2D-style bags. Inspired by a love of cartoons and comic books, its bold backpacks, cross-body bags and satchels come in a range of color-pop designs.

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Below are a few stylish options to rock a backpack this season. Embrace these style cues and then shop for your favorite picks.

 

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Glam Up Your Old Sweaters with These 4 DIYs

Doing it yourself never looked so chic. We’re turning the DIY into a GIY, with life hacks, easy decorations, and pretty projects that will make any space look glam.

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Sweater Weather: Relaxing Through The Weekend in a Comfy, Yet Chic Sweater

Hello everyone,

From oversized and slouchy two-tone textures to pocketed cardigans – sweaters during weekend errands can carry you through! We all have weekend errands every season of our lives but when the weather breaks and the fall season and early winter is upon us, wearing a sweater can take us from comfort to chic in no time.  We’ve love to share a few of our favorites with you …

Our friends at Free People offer this slouchy textured pullover sweater with a dramatic neckline and ribbed dolman sleeves. And this knitted slouchy pullover with long raglan sleeves and an oversized turtleneck. Raw hems throughout. Super luxe oversized and soft cardigan sweater featuring leather straps with buckle detailing and hidden snap closures. Dolman style sleeves and oversized pockets with zipper accents complete the look.

Close To Me Pullover

Cocoon Pullover

Ribbed sleeves frame the gorgeously draped silhouette of a longline cardigan finished with a knee-grazing handkerchief hem. The cozy knit blend is infused with cotton and wool for a luxuriously soft feel.

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Twisted Muse Raine Front Pocket Sweater

A cotton-blend cardigan with swingy draping at the sides flaunts a Southwest-inspired pattern rendered in pretty pastels and soft neutrals. OR lightweight chunky knit sweater featuring high neckline and stitched pattern. And check out this simple, mid-weight textured chunky knit.

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By Twisted Muse, a soft touch chunky knit, crew neckline, front pocket and ribbed trim.

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A comfort chic sweater can be your new secret style weapon for the fall season!  Try it …

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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Autumn Hues: Blouses To Wear This Fall

Hello everyone,

The fall is my favorite time of the year – from leaves changes, crisp temperatures, drinks that keep you warm and football – what can be better?!/ Fall shopping you say?  I’ve recently discovered I like to pair fall “harvest hues” with pencil skirts, color jeans and the season’s hottest jeans.

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  • All over subtle graphic mesh like print blouse in Cotton Silk Voile with Lacoste.
  • Fashion’s most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season with the 70’s Skinny Tie Blouse in Ditsy Print.
  • Gathered from the front and back yoke this is the Ultimate 70’s Blouse.
  • Exuding understated cool, Y.A.S. is for the independent girl who sees what she wears as a personal expression.
  • Oversized fit – falls generously over the body with this Ultimate Drape Wrap Blouse in Stripe.
  • 70s Cropped Keyhole Blouse with this open back with top button fastening.
  • Vero Moda Crochet Trim Blouse brings a round neckline, semi-sheer top panel and crochet detail.

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70s Skinny Tie Blouse in Ditsy PrintWith emphasis on quality, affordable and inspiring color hues, we are geared and ready for the fall season with these blouses! Edgy, feminine aesthetic, with soft lace trims, ditsy florals and candy coloured prints adorning – it’s FALL!

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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Discover Freebird Boots this Fall

Hello everyone,

Having recently discovered this edgy yet vintage style of boots – as I step up my ‘boot’ game this season, FREEBIRD by Steven (Madden) boots are handcrafted from start to finish, using a traditional Goodyear construction, in which stacks of leather are hammered together and carefully stitched to create a virtually indestructible sole. This technique has been used to create the highest quality boots for centuries.

Each pair starts with carefully selected materials and is finished with extreme attention to detail, going through 5 or 6 final steps to ensure each pair is one of a kind.

FREEBIRD by Steven’s original designs inspired by vintage Americana and created using time-honored craftsmanship are a unique way to finish any look.

Let’s show you the options!

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(Discover more styles from FREEBIRD by Steven here)

 

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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Cooler Days Ahead! Moms Get Ready for a Wardrobe Boost from Target’s Fall Collection

Hello everyone!

Have you ‘peeped’ the latest from Target’s Fall Collection – the Look Book alone is worth a trip to the popular retailer. As a mom, we know how we like to stay on budget – and grabbing a few key pieces from the collection as you prepare for the season is a most. From sweaters, layering tops, easy pants, hip skirts, fabulous hats to ‘wrapping’ up apparel, I can’t wait to share what’s in store for you when you hit the latest Target location.

As you can see from a few of our selected pieces,

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Fashio Printed Aztec Poncho RedWomen's Jeggings Black EmbossedTarget shoes women's shoes boots ankle bootsBy now you already know that the combination of jeans and leggings is a magnificent idea. The most popular print trends, like plaid, come alive and give your wardrobe a boost. Mix and match patterns and colors add excitement and vibrant movement to old outfits and the right pairings with thoughtful pieces create more options than ever before.

Chic coats is perfect for cooler days with a cup of coffee in hand. You’ll be one fashionable mom on the go with any of these Fall Collection pieces from the Look Book! Surely to keep you warm and comfortable.

Thanks for reading (and viewing) and see you soon,

Monica

 

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