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.

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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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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.
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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.

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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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3 DIYs for Dressing Up Mason Jars

Thanks to their Southern flair and casual charm, mason jars have become a mainstay in kitchens, on tablescapes, and at cocktail bars. And with a little DIY magic, you can make them your own. Tune in for three ways to customize mason jars. See more in the video!

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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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  • 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.

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

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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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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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Stay Styled On The Field As An AFC Divisional Football Fashion Maven

Yesterday we shared how to stay #NFLfanStyle on the NFC – if you’re headed to any football parties, game day gatherings or to the actual games, now its the AFC’s turn to shine.

Whether you’re a Broncos, Patriots, Steelers or Chiefs fan, we have you covered with style combinations that will surely exude confidence on and off the field.

 

AFC Divisional Round Playoffs

 

Our family is BIG on football, we love the coming together plus faith, food and fun – what could be better?  Whether it be the kids, friends, significant other, or any other family member for that matter- almost everyone agrees that spending time with the ones you love is a favorite game day tradition!

Missed how we styled NFC babes, here’s more from yesterday’s post!

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Blouses To Rock This Winter

When we think of winter, we think we can’t wear certain textures or fabrics, but we’ve discovered that you can rock a blouse any season as you as you pair with the appropriate layered piece.  Don’t let the winter season stop you from having fashion fun. Consider adding a jacket, fur vest, patterned infinity scarf or a charming sweater with your blouse.  The more layering effects – the better!

We’ve scored with some of our favorites here …

 

Geometric Contrast Collar Blouse

 

 

Y.A.S Past Shirt In Monochrome Stripe

 

Y.A.S Aida Long Sleeve Shirt

 

Vero Moda Tall Lace Sleeve Shell Top

 

Lipsy Open Wrap Back Blouse With Lace Applique Details

 

Glamorous Petite Blouse With Scarf Neck

 

Ted Baker Naylia Surreal Tapestry Long Sleeve Blouse

 

Sister Jane Camelia Ruffle Blouse

 

Semi sheer chiffon

 

Fashion Union Shirt with Tie Neck

 

Your ultimate Blouse Collection can go from renowned to fun vibe while delivering a fashion forward style.  Look out for structured cuts, bold prints and heavy embellishment when shopping for your next blouse purchase.

Connect with the ASOS women’s collection if you want to purchase, check out the details of these blouses or sift through some of their other haute items.

 

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Be Bold Football Style Colored in Gold, On The Road to NFC Divisional Round Playoffs

Now that the WildCard teams games are done and gone, its time to move onto the BIG games and why not be bold in your football style colored in gold, as we get on the road to the NFC Divisional Round Playoffs as we gear up for SuperBowl 50 NFL Fan Style! (Don’t worry, I’ll feature AFC Style game for you tomorrow!)

So we know who’s in, and it doesn’t matter what you’ve done to this point – of course experts and analysts can give their ‘two’ cents on who they think is going to win – but besides winning on the field – we want you to win – in #NFLfanSTYLE on the sidelines, in the stands, tailgating or at your own football throwdown!

 

NFC Divisional Round Playoffs

 

By the way, at the hype of the NFL season, on September 24, 2016 the NFL hosted an exclusive NFL Style Showdown in New York City and unveiled its Super Bowl 50 Women’s Apparel collection. The 2015 NFL season features a gold thematic (signifying the 50th) “golden” Super Bowl that will be visible on the field and in NFL apparel. Super Bowl 50 apparel incorporates golden elements in a diverse array of styles, such as a golden “50” logo that reflects the host region’s historic Gold Rush in the broader setting of the Golden State.

I’ve been loving the gold accents to this NFL season! How about you!?

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