Snippets of the Best in Sneakers this Season

Dear Sneaker Lover,

Here goes …  sharing pictures and style of the best in sneakers this season.  What’s your favorite?

The sneaker look provides unique touches and individual twists. With inspiration taken from the front rows at fashion week and flea market rummages, pairing your outfit with the perfect pair of sneaker adds bold embellished to complete the look.

Until the next time,

Monica

 

 

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5 Transitional Sandals for the Summer

With the transition from spring to summer month in full swing, we suspect certain style items you’ve been holding onto are making their way to the streets. From the latest in slingbacks to the next “it” sandals, here are 5 pairs of shoes you’ll be spotting everywhere this spring.

 

New Look Metallic Frill Block Heeled Sandal

  • Metallic upper
  • Ankle-strap fastening
  • Frill detailing
  • Peep toe
  • Block heel
  • Do not wash

Steve Madden Inca Suede Embroidered Mid Heeled Sandals

  • Suede upper
  • Floral embroidery
  • Elasticated ankle strap
  • Pin-buckle fastening
  • Open toe
  • Mid block heel
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • 100% Real Leather Upper
  • Heel height: 5cm/2″

PINATA Platform Heels

  • Embroidered textile upper
  • Ankle-strap fastening
  • Round toe
  • High block heel
  • Wipe with a damp cloth
  • 100% Textile Upper

Call It Spring Pucallpa Blush Sliders With Suede Tassels

  • Textile upper
  • Slip-on style
  • Suede tassels
  • Open toe
  • Moulded footbed
  • Chunky sole
  • Wipe with a soft cloth

 

HAZARD Heeled Sandals

  • Faux-leather upper
  • Ankle-strap fastening
  • Textured metallic high heel
  • Wipe with a damp cloth

You are bound to score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code with any of these shoe options.

Until next time,

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

(via Washingtonian)

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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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.

Straw Floppy Hat In Color Block

 

Oversized Straw Floppy Hat In Mono Color Block

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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St. Patrick’s Day Fashion Feed

You can get away with wearing green today even if you’re not Irish!  Join us for our St. Patrick’s Day Fashion Feed for style inspiration and potential great additions to your wardrobe, whether it’s a St. Patrick’s day celebration or a lovely spring day.

Public Desire Vegas Khaki Caged Shoe Boots: Manchester footwear label Public Desire aims to tread (stylishly) where others don’t. Its ghillie sandals and gladiator heels help tie up your new-season fashion goals, while pom-pom trims and foil finishes create notice-me styles.

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LINGO Pointed Ballet Flats:  Inspired by fashion’s most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season.

LINGO Pointed Ballet Flats

Mini Cape With Holographic Sequins And Fringe: The ASOS Collection makes and breaks the fashion rules. Scouring the globe for inspiration,

Mini Cape With Holographic Sequins And Fringe

SALON Floral Embroidered Bandeau Midi Prom Dress: 

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  • Lined design
  • Bandeau neckline
  • Adjustable removable straps
  • Inner gripper tape for a secure fit
  • Boned bodice
  • Hook and eye zip back fastening

SALON Floral Embroidered Bandeau Midi Prom Dress

Self Portrait Azaelea Dress: New London label Self Portrait is as much crisp-cut androgyny as it is softy girliness. Wearing their street style influences on their sheer mesh sleeves, Self Portrait play with fabrics and textures across a cool collection of modern classic pieces, cocktail dresses and perfectly structured t-shirts.

Self Portrait Azaelea Dress

Vila Wrap Front Body-Conscious Dress:

  • Plunge neckline
  • Wrap front design
  • Close cut body-conscious fit

Vila Wrap Front Body-Conscious Dress

ASOS CURVE Blazer In Crepe With Slim Lapel:

  • Woven crepe
  • Lined sleeves
  • Slim, longline lapels
  • Tacked pockets
  • Regular fit – true to size

ASOS CURVE Blazer In Crepe With Slim Lapel

Fashion Union Boucle Top with Collar:

  • Woven textured fabric
  • Point collar
  • Cropped length
  • Zip back
  • Regular fit – true to size

Fashion Union Boucle Top with Collar

Yumi Kim Split Up Dress: Brushstroke florals accent this full-length Yumi Kim wrap dress. Self belt. Fitted long sleeves. Unlined.

Yumi Kim Split It Up Dress

Trousers: High-waisted, wide-leg Versace pants in a vivid print. Slant front pockets and welt back pockets. Hook-and-eye closure and zip fly.

Versace Trousers

Gotham Small Bauletto Satchel: A small Marc Jacobs satchel with a boxy look, rendered in pebbled leather. The wraparound zip opens to a lined, 3-pocket interior. Rolled handles and optional, adjustable shoulder strap. Dust bag included.

Gotham Small Bauletto Satchel

Alexis Bittar Elongated Double Band Ring Set: A pair of Alexis Bittar rings connected by a fine chain. A long lucite stone trims one ring.

Alexis Bittar Gold Mint GreenJonathan Adler Lacquer Jewelry Box: Lacquered wood lends a glossy finish to this Jonathan Adler jewelry box. A lock and key open to the microsuede interior, which has 2 large compartments, 8 small compartments, and a ring pillow at its base. 6 hooks and 2 pouches detail the lid.

Jonathan Adler Lacquer Jewelry Box

… with dresses, jewels, shoes and decor – whatever your green favorites tell you – you’ll be all sorts of fresh selecting from our Fashion Feed!

Offering irresistible fashion and fast off the runway styles, score a wardrobe win no matter the dress code.
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The Most Stylish Spring Gift Guide: Fashion, Lifestyle, Beauty, Decor

Now that the season to ‘spring forward’ is here, we are excited to share a our favorites in the Most Stylish Spring Gift Guide in fashion, lifestyle, beauty, decor and style.  (Learn more about these brands below and via Mode Media collaboration!)
When preparing for a romantic date or lavisViolet Boutique Dressh cocktail party, choosing an outfit becomes a key decision. Regardless of the event, Violet Boutique offers a wide array of stylish dresses to carry Washington women from day to night. The selection of colorful casual and cocktail dresses is updated with new merchandise every week, ensuring that each shopping excursion to Violet Boutique like visiting a completely new store!
Geometric patterns, bold colors and figure-flattering shapes define the look of spring 2016 and Handbags In The City doesn’t disappoint as they provide hand picked selections of designer handbags, clothing, jewelry, sunglasses and more!
Eight Royale is a unique brand of foldable ballet flats that is fast becoming a lifestyle, due to strict emphasis on comfort and style. Vibrant colors and comfortable designs ready to put a spring in your step. Be sure to check out our sizing chart to find your royale fit.
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Inspired by 1970s wall hangings, our Boho Textured Wool Pouf mixes multicolored wool, jute and cotton in varied textures. It’s is crafted in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility where artisans earn a premium for each pouf sold.
Boho Wool PoufLeopard fold over clutch are perfect addition of flair for those bright skirts!
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A luxe navy pencil that bosses Spring season when worn with a colored lace blouse. You elegant thing, you.
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Seeking inspiration from street and city style, Danish label Vila combine quality fabrics, textures and delicate cuts to create fashion-forward garments. Intricate feminine detailing and fine prints channel the brand’s signature elegant style; with party dresses and cool casuals featuring prominently.
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Overhaul your party girl wardrobe with Fashion Union Boucle Tailored Shorts is your new secret style weapon, whether you’re after that knockout summer soiree or an effortlessly cool ensemble.
Fashion Union Boucle Tailored Shorts
Scouring the globe for inspiration, Multi Chain Arm Cuff With Stone makes and breaks the fashion rules, inspired by fashion’s most covetable trends; providing you with a cutting edge wardrobe season upon season.
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Make your own school rules this season in statement stripes or be a party-prepped pro in sweet pastel separates.

 

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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.

Aritzia Settlement Backpack

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.

adidas Originals x Farm Floral Backpack

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.

JumpFromPaper Red and Blue Color Block Backpack

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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Styled for Winter in Relaxed Silhouettes

When it comes to those crisp walks to the train yet sunny during the day – in the heart of winter – the fashionista  in you still wants to feel relax, warm  – yet stylish.  Wearing a relaxed silhouette be it a blouse, jacket or skirt – you can pull this look off in the winter season through layering!

Some silhouettes offer tonal lining with an alluring peek-a-boo effect while others are modern formfitting options.  We’ve gathered a few of our favorite silhouettes for layering PLUS a few style shopping ideas and want to share them all with you …

  • An ankle-skimming maxi skirt features sharp knife pleating, metal snap embellishments and an ultra-smooth sateen finish, making it perfect for day or night.TKY3E507_001_a
  • A slim-fitting midi silhouette is elevated in striped, perforated faux suede that will take you effortlessly from workweek to weeken

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    ’70s faux suede for between-season dressing.

 

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  • Creating collections with focus on feminine tailoring, quality cuts and wearable designs, high street brand Oasis deliver every season. Flattering shapes are brought to life with cute detailing and vibrant prints, with key separates, on-trend footwear and statement accessories featuring prominently.

Religion Glare Caftan

 

  • A lightweight, semi-sheer chiffon with embellished yokes and sleeves plus button cuffs!

French Connection Arctic Spell Top

With an emphasis on quality, affordable and inspiring – silhouettes can range from statement pieces to embraced garments.

Oasis Photo Floral Viscose Shirt

Vero Moda Sleeve Top With Lace Detail

Ultimate 70s Blouse

Trend focused and led by runway styles, create your own collection of silhouettes that are distinctly feminine aesthetic, adorned with pretty trims, and more.

 

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Getting Around the Snow in the Most Stylish Duck Boots!

If you’re in the metro Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas, you’re surely prepared for the impending snow – though it will be beautiful as the snow comes down (its the after part that I don’t like). Nonetheless,  snow boots – duck style are an adorable update to the classic boot. This waterproof winter boot will keep you warm and cozy all season long!

Check out these – our most stylish duck boots ever!

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Sorel Joan of Arctic Snow Boot

 

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Mix No. 6 Tagish Snow Boot

 

We dig the patterns, prints and the fact that these super waterproof boots won’t let a drop of water in, even if you’re making it your business to hop in more than a few puddles or patches of snow en route to your ultimate destination.

 

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Step Into Winter with Cardigans for Every Woman

Cardigans are one of those things that every woman has in her closet. They come in all shapes and sizes, colors, and prints, but all cardigans are not created equally. Some cardigans are better for certain body types, and others are better for certain outfits. It can get a little confusing sometimes, but wearing the right cardigan for your body type and for your outfit is important.

Micha Lounge Oversized Bell Sleeve Cardigan

 

Vila Oversized Geo-Tribal Knit Cardigan

 

River Island Chunky Cardigan With Faux Fur Collar

 

Vila Color Block Long Line Cardi

 

Premium Kimono Cardigan In Abstract Animal

 

Monki Ribbed Cardigan

 

 

Free People Deck Chair Knitted Kimono Cardigan With Stripe Detail

 

Element Oversized Fair Isle Festival Cardigan

 

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Boohoo Chunky Knit Long Line Cardigan

 

CURVE Longline Maxi Cardigan

 

Chunky Cardi in Cutabout Rib

 

Comfort and style? That’s no sweat with loungewear-loving labels such as Micha Lounge, Vero Moda and Fashion Union – simply layer up on its knitted cardigans, blanket-cape cardigans and chunky geo ponchos.  Grab a couple of cardigans on your next shopping adventure!

 

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