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!
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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.
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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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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Get Wrapped in the Best Winter Hats for Any Budget

Accessories attitude is over the top this season. Of course you can wrap it up in oversized scarves and capes or turn up the texture with full-on faux fur and felted hats – and today we’re talking HATS for any and every budget (ranging from $17.50 to $48.00).

Exciting and diverse, the collection makes and breaks the fashion rules; providing you with a cutting edge accessories season upon season.

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Our favorite hat collections come from various brands – River Island, Esprit, ASOS, Catarzi – which brings us an eclectic collection of fashion forward styles. Look out for a balanced mix of tradition and modernity alongside contemporary fedoras and an exclusive edit of felt hats.

 

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Nine Ways to Nail NYE

{Original Article Credit @ASOS}

Hello everyone!

It’s time to bring out the big balloons and these styling tricks are gonna make it mega. From coordinates, tassels, gold to faux fur, earrings, brooches and skinny scarfs – we discovered it all with ASOS recently.

Go full throttle and pair mega sequin dresses or sparkling metallic co-ords with mirrored clutches and look-at-me jewelry. Who said disco was dead?

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Soft to the touch and instantly chic, faux fur is here to give your look major moves. Whether you’re giving your party piece a fierce but fuzzy feeling with a colorful scarf, ramping up your going-out gear with a cosy-cool patchwork coat, or bringing the fun vibes to bags and belts with a pompom keychain, the options are endless.

 River Island Oversized Patchwork

From can’t-stop-shimmying dresses and playsuits, to sassy fringe clutch bags and shoes, plus the dreamiest 80s heirloom earrings, take these to the dance floor, pronto.

 Sequin star cape

Don’t believe us, shop, create and scout out more here.

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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MODAGE Style Bus Heads to New York for the Best in Vintage Shopping

Hello and attention vintage lovers!

Are you longing for “new to you” fabulous finds in 2016?  If so, the MODAGEStyle bus is heading north again to the Big Apple for a day of exclusive vintage shopping. Join the tour on February 6, 2016 – scope out the details below and purchase your tickets here.

Enjoy a comfortable and relaxing chauffeured limousine bus ride to New York City!  Oh, and no worries about paying tolls, stopping for gas, and looking for ideal parking, we have everything covered.  We are turning heads and stepping off the luxe bus in style at each tour stop!

Our attendees will experience true vintage styles from the 1920’s-80’s by top designers.  A vast array of vintage clothing, accessories, home decor, collectables, retro items and more for both men and women.  As a bonus, you may even spot a celebrity or two.

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The MODAGE Style Tour admission includes:

  • An afternoon of exclusive vintage and resale shopping.
  • A visit to the Brooklyn Flea + Smorgasburg.
  • Admission to the Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is included in the price of your ticket.
  • Luxe roundtrip transportation to New York City.
  • Non-stop vintage mobile cinema.
  • Lunch at Dallas BBQ {lunch is not included in your admission}.
  • Breakfast bites, healthy snacks and beverages throughout the day.
  • Style tips from the MODAGE Style team.
  • Personalized attention from our MODAGE approved vintage vendors and professionals.

This tour is highly recommended for personal stylists, fashion bloggers, designers and Style Mavens with a passion for special pieces to compliment their preexisting wardrobes and lifestyle. Explore all things vintage on this customized tour with fellow Style Mavens!

Reserve your ticket today, space is limited.

Thanks for reading,

Monica

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Must-Have Gifts for the Fashionista Who Has Everything

Hello everyone!

It may seem there are fashionista friends out there that have it all – but I guarantee they don’t have these fab gifts! Here’s to our selection of style, fashion, decor and beauty items from our Most Fashionable Holiday Gift Guide.

Stop by the Inked Designs Etsy Shop for beautiful watercolor and digital illustrations.  Her art prints make perfect wall decorations for your home or office, or a great addition to your desk or bedroom side table.  Gift one to a friend! Use promo code: HOLIDAY15 for 20% off everything in the Shop.  Code expires December 14 – so hurry and shop Inked Designs Etsy here and don’t forget to visit her via social media to stay connected on Instagram @elayna_thejunoesque and Pinterest @thejunoesque.

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Tees, sweats and mugs for men, women and kids from the HUMAN collection from creator Isha Gaines – the HUMAN. exchange from one HUMAN to another.  Shop the collection here and follow her via Instagram @human.collection.

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SugarHustle was born when Rhawnie’s passion for everything food, and love for jewelry met … SugarHustle Apparel and Accessories designs driven by passion, inspired by Chefs, Bakers, and Foodies alike and shares “may your passion keep you full!” Visit the brand and learn more here and check them out on Instagram @sugarhustleapparel.

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Flow – A Dominican Blowdry Bar opened its doors in September 2008 as Sintia’s Dominican Salon – the first Dominican Hair Salon in Northern Prince George’s County. In November of 2015, the salon rebranded as Flow – A Dominican Blowdry Bar to better serve our clients, improve our systems, and meet the demand of current trends. Our mission is service-based, and we strive daily to exceed our customer’s expectations. This is no ordinary salon experience! Open six days a week with no appointments required and quick service times, we are the perfect solution for the modern-day girl – a girl who needs a salon with the flexibility to meet the demands of her busy schedule. Our services are affordable, with blowouts starting at $40, conditioners starting at $5, and chemicals starting at $65. Connect via Instagram @flowhairbar and surf their website here.

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Native Polish: Wear Local. Be Local. The Crescent City’s newest line of high quality nail polish made by and for women passionate about all things NOLA, including its glorious (revelry) and not so glorious (pothole after pothole) attributes. The initial Fall lineup includes a unique color palette: Gulf Oyster, Revelry, Pothole, Voodoo Vixen, Hot Sauce and Out on Frenchmen. Women who flaunt Native Polish can feel good about what they’re wearing because in addition to expressing their local passion, Native Polish is vegan, not tested on animals and most importantly is “5 free”. Native Polish retails for $11 and comes ready to gift in an adorable burlap bag – see more from the nail collection here.

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An accessories boutique specializing in chic, trendy, modern, unique, statement, one of a kind & affordable accessories to compliment the everyday woman – Modish Boutique is a haute way to go this holiday season! Stay up-to-date with their jewelry and accessories available at MODISH here and on Instagram @moddishboutique.

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The Strut Truck is a mobile retail boutique – on wheels – that curates USA trends and private brands! You can also request the brand to have a pop-up shop, style party or private shopping party at your house or event – yes, the Strut Truck will bring stylish, trendy, USA made fashion to you, learn how here and on Instagram @the_strut_truck.

So for the fashionista who has everything?

You can score these from Strut Truck – this styled full length slim fitted silhouette glitter pants has artful glamour with brilliant sequins that creates a distressed effect. Bring the trend to this years holiday party!!!

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Or any of the other must-have items mentioned above in this edition of the Most Fashionable Holiday Gift Guide.

Have a Haute Holiday!

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

 

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Get Wrapped Up! Get Listed in the Most Fashionable Holiday Gift Guide

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If you’ve got a product or service that is centered around – gifts for her (style, fashion, beauty), gifts for the home, gifts under $100) –  we’d love to have you featured in the MOST FASHIONABLE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE!
 
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You’re invited to #HouseCrush: A Home Decor Swap

Hello everyone,

Dewdrop, known as an organizer of clothing swaps in the Washington, DC area, is excited to announce their first-ever home décor swap. Please join Dewdrop on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. at the Keller Williams Arlington location by Courthouse Metro.

Dewdrop asks attendees to bring your pre-loved, stylish home décor items to swap with fellow design lovers. All items have to fit in a blue Ikea bag. All items remaining from the swap will be donated to Goodwill of Greater Washington.

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So…how does this work?

We’re glad you asked. First, go through your home and find home décor you no longer care for but would still give to your best friend. 

Bring as many items you can fit in one of those big blue IKEA bags. If it’s a magazine rack and it fits, bring it. Or it can be several smaller items, as long as they fit in the bag. Limit 1 bag per person.

When thinking about what to bring, think about items you see at Pottery Barn, not Williams Sonoma. We won’t accept any appliances, kitchenware, packaged goods, etc. Please be sure items that are current and/or unique. Stylish vintage items are accepted. Decorative pillows and throws are accepted. No bedding, draperies, towels or rugs. We will NOT take items that are not cleaned or damaged in any way. Please wrap up breakables/fragile items. Dewdrop is NOT responsible for broken items.

Drop off is from 1-2pm. Chill with us and enjoy a complimentary cocktail hour with Dewdrop’s signature drink and yummy appetizers!

You’ll hear the latest budget-friendly home decorating trends from DC-based interior decorator and stager, Dinna Eckstein of Audrey Kate Design. We’ll also give you un-scary tips on home buying 101! Come if you’re seriously thinking about buying or would just like to know more about it! We promise it won’t be boring.

We’ll also have fabulous vendors onsite such as Rodan + Fields, Stella & Dot, Jamberry, and more. Great way to get your holiday shopping done!

Swapping starts at 2:30pm. We won’t count items you brought in so please play fair and only take home the same number of items you came in with.

All unswapped items will be donated to our charity partner, Goodwill of Greater Washington. You cannot take back an item that was not swapped, so make sure you can part with your item. Goodwill works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. Rest assured all your items are going toward a good cause!

Tickets available at http://housecrush.eventbrite.com.

Don’t miss this great home decor swap! #HomeCrush

Thanks for reading,

Monica

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Fall Essential: Comfort and Style with Fashion Tights

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Hello everyone,

Just because it’s getting colder outside, doesn’t mean you can’t stay in style and get your comfort fix at the same time! Kushyfoot tights feature specially designed sole with a massaging sensation while the fleece-lined tight keeps you feeling warm and cozy.

Add a pop of pattern to any outfit with fashion tights.

 

It’s one of our favorite fall accessories, tights can increase the appeal of your outfit. From Kushyfoot’s ribbed tights, opaque tights to fleece-lined tights.

Rib tights are a classic fashion piece that can easily jazz up your outfit. Tights feature a:

  • Built-in control top;
  • Sole-massaging sensation for extra comfort;
  • Reinforced toe for added durability.

Super soft opaque tights cover your leg with comfort and style. Great for everyday wear. Tights feature a:

  • Built-in control top;
  • Sole-massaging sensation for extra comfort; ​
  • Reinforced toe for added durability;

 

 

Ultra soft, fleece-lined tights are a must have for breezy nights and cold winter months.

  • 120 Denier leg.

Browse the gallery below for some inspiration from fall 2015.

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When it’s sub-freezing temperatures, tights are just non-negotiable. When layered, they can even be warmer than pants.

Thanks for reading and see you soon,

Monica

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