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.

Public Desire Vegas Khaki Caged Shoe Boots

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: 

  • Mid-weight scuba
  • 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!
Leopard Clutch Handbag
A luxe navy pencil that bosses Spring season when worn with a colored lace blouse. You elegant thing, you.
Lace Pencil Skirt
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.
Vila Mixed Stripe Wrap Front Blouse
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.
Multi Chain Arm Cuff With Stone

Make your own school rules this season in statement stripes or be a party-prepped pro in sweet pastel separates.

 

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Fall Color Trends + Stylish Decor for the Season

Hello everyone!

Picking a classic like a sofa in one a fall-inspired color is a safe bet that works in most rooms. And in case you are not happy with the fall slate, add a peppy hue with pillows are more! There are also several multi-colored options that will steal the show and provide a balance between the traditional and the modern.

Check out more here.

Check out Fall Color Trends + Stylish Decor for the Season

by Monica Byrd at Mode

 

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

 

 

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Back to School Essentials in Style

Hello everyone!

This coming fall – which officially begins – September 23rd and the start of the season you know that feeling in the air when its back to school time. We all have certain essentials that we enjoy to get us through this time of the year and we’ve decided to share a few of our favorites with you.

Having a crossover body bag is still one of my all time favorite accessories – as it frees your hands. Creating collections with focus on feminine tailoring, quality cuts and wearable designs, high street brand Oasis deliver every season.

This pewter-inspired crossover features;

  • Metallic leather-look fabric
  • Shoulder chain
  • Front flap
  • Twin zip top compartments
  • Easy to care for – just wipe clean

Crossbody Bag in Pewter

When you’re in the mode of school and learning, you want to use tools that inspire you – and one of those tools is a stylish writing tool. After starting out more than 20 years ago with a line of handmade notebooks – hence the name –Undercover extends its obsession with leather accessories to pencil cases and tech covers.

Pencil and rubber set by Undercover

  • Chevron design encased rubber eraser
  • Set of five pencil
  • Comes in a pouch

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Undercover Chevron Pencil Pouch & Rubber Set

A trio of colorful tassels hangs from the top flap of this faux-leather Deux Lux backpack. A drawstring loosens to reveal a logo-lined, 3-pocket interior. Slim zip pocket in back. Locker loop and adjustable shoulder straps. Dust bag included.

Deux Lux backpack

Can’t go wrong with a 2016 calendar – that’s right you’ll definitely need one of these! A chic, organized Kate Spade New York planner with a print cover.

Kate Spade New York planner

 

You can never go wrong with stylish essentials for the back to school season as an entrepreneur or go-getter. Go out and shop for all the tools you’ve been longing for especially if its stylish – that is!

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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Daily Diaries, Journals and Datebooks from GiGi New York

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Hello everyone!

So OK – yes we are into the middle of the first month of the year and you still don’t have an actual (physical copy) of a 2015 desk journal, notebook or date planner?  Of course, having your smartphone is smart (smile) but sometimes (at least for me), its front and center for me to have a hard copy of a journal and date planner with me at all times.

You’re in luck!  Our friends at  have the best colored and practical date planners, notebooks, and journal options around.

Keep on schedule while on the go.

For those who desire a slightly smaller more compact diary featuring week-at-a-view pages. Includes national holidays for United States and Canada, all U.S. area codes and international dial codes, traditional gift ideas for anniversaries and birthdays, plus much more. This classic size fits conveniently into a shirt pocket or small purse.

Purchase your GiGi New York 2015 planner, notebook, diary or journal here.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

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2015 Leather Planners and Agendas

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Aussie Bound: Searching for the Best Vintage Shops in Melbourne & Sydney

Hello everyone!

Am I Aussie bound? I WISH … but my sister is headed to Australia as a birthday gift! From hitting up the best restaurants to attending the Australian Open – we are both lovers of vintage style and consignment love – have been since our grandmother and mom would take us to daily thrift and vintage stores since we were young.  It’s in our blood. Whenever we go to any other city, state or country – we love to search for the best vintage and thrift stores.

And nothing has changed.  We still love bargains, vintage finds and the true ‘treasure’ in thrift-ing – so much so that I’ve participated in local Lerkia Lee’s Modage Style Tours (see more 2015 dates and details here) and super excited about her New York vintage tour!  That’s another story.

Anywho, I’m searching for the best vintage shops in Melbourne and Sydney for my sister to visit.  If you know of any great brands of shops – from thrift and vintage in either of these cities – please share with me via monica@monicabyrd.com – we’d love to hear your suggestions!

Thank you for reading and see you soon!

Monica

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Designer Tech Accessories to Express your Free-Spirited Style

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Protect your cell phone, laptop or tablet with the bold fashion of Nanette Lepore, featuring styles found only at Best Buy. Offered in a variety of coordinating accessories, so you can change your look to suit your mood. Plus free shipping on orders $35 & up.

Here’s a select few of our favorites;

7207108, 7207117, 7208107, 7208125With a polycarbonate shell and TPU interior, this Nanette Lepore Porcelain Ditsy CO8412 case helps safeguard your Apple iPhone 6 against scuffs and bumps. The raised bezel helps protect your device’s screen from scratches.

Stylize your Apple iPhone 5 or 5s with this Nanette Lepore CO8176U case that features a feather design for a striking appearance. The combination of TPU and polycarbonate materials ensures your phone is protected and secure while on the go.

This Nanette Lepore CO8902U fashion case utilizes a combination of polycarbonate and TPU materials to protect your Samsung Galaxy S 5 cell phone. The raised bezel offers an additional line of defense for your phone’s display.

Defend your Apple iPhone 5 or 5s with this Nanette Lepore CO8429U case that features TPU inner construction and a polycarbonate shell for solid, reliable protection. The glittered floral design creates a dazzling, stylish appearance.

Protect your 13″ laptop with this Nanette Lepore CO7892U sleeve that features oil cloth material for durable protection against scuffs and marks. The contrasting plush lining provides a touch of style.

Known for her signature prints, bold colors and timeless fit, Nanette Lepore is one of the premier names in contemporary American fashion. Inspired by her worldwide travels and free spirit, Nanette’s designs are adored among style-makers and celebrities.

“I loved the idea of combining technology and fashion so the accessories felt like a natural transition.” — Nanette Lepore

7198012, 7198118, 7199011, 7199039, 7199117These designs are a reflection and are inspired Nanette Lepore’s current collection. These wonderful tech accessories are the perfect way for you to show off your style and express your mood. It’s an exciting way to accessorize your wardrobe!

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

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Globally Conscious with TOMS for Target ‘One For One’ Holiday Campaign

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I’m in! This holiday season, Target is launching a charitable campaign with Toms Shoes in order to reach these consumers searching for fashionable gifts but are also globally conscious and want to do some good at the same time.

The limited-edition collection – debuting November 16 – includes more than 50 items all priced under $50. Although the merchandise ranges from clothing to blankets, each follows Toms’ One for One giving model so Toms will gift either one week of meals, a blanket or pair of shoes to a person in need for every item purchased.

The TOMS for Target limited edition collection includes clothes, accessories, housewares, kids stuff, shoes, and more. You will want to buy things for your parents and your bestie, but you’ll probably ask them, in turn, to purchase a few of these items for you this holiday season. {smile}.

The TOMS x Target items are just as cute as they are affordable: nothing is over $50.

Remember, TOMS for Target hits the big red bullseye stores on November 16. Start planning your shopping list like right now — of course there are dozens of pieces to choose from, but I’ve picked out my favorite finds. (and thanks Target for the gifts!)

 

TOMS Bracelet Set

TOMS Bracelet Set

TOMS Blanket Collection

TOMS Blanket Collection

TOMS Candle

TOMS Candle

TOMS Fashion Tee

TOMS Fashion Tee

TOMS Mug Collection

TOMS Mug Collection

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

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Haute Halloween: Chic Masquerade – DIY Mask and Template

Hello everyone!

We love to connect and share awesome finds from fellow bloggers! Karen Endres’ Sprinkles in Springs is no exception. On the blog Sprinkles in Springs you’ll find a sprinkling of fashion, beauty & DIY posts.

One of our favorites from @sprinklesprings is the Chic Masquerade – DIY Mask and Template and here’s the repost of the blog post.

 

If you need a last minute Halloween costume, look no further. I found inspiration from various places like Free People and Screaming Mimi’s (of which this DIY is based) and figured out a way to get the chic look for less. I wanted to recreate this intricate mask with things you’d find at home in your craft cupboard. This way you can save major money and have fun at the same time. (A great thing about a mask is that it’s not just for Halloween— if you have any other holiday masquerades or costume parties in the next few months, you can use this mask!)

You’ll need tulle or sheer fabric (I used tulle), fabric scissors, ribbon, black fabric paint, saran wrap, tape and my mask template [below].

Print out the template and place on table. Then tape a piece of plastic wrap over it.

Cut out your tulle to at least 10″x5″ and tape on top of plastic wrap.

Make sure everything is taped down securely and start tracing the black part of the template with fabric paint.

Let it dry overnight.  Gently peel tulle away from saran wrap.

Cut out around the mask, including eyeholes.

Cut two pieces of ribbon 20″ each. Spread a little fabric glue on the tips and attach them to the mask. Let dry 1-2 hours. (You can trim the strands shorter if you like, just make sure it will tie around your head before cutting!)

Ready to download the DIY Mask and Template, find it here via Sprinkles in Springs.

Original post courtesy of Sprinkles in Springs.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!

Monica

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