I have joined the Moda Network!

Hi there,  I hope you are staying safe and enjoying the rest of summer. I am happy to be back here and to share some very exciting news:  I have joined Moda Operandi’s network of Style Ambassadors!

First off, here is a bit of background on Moda: Moda Operandi offers top women’s fashion, accessories, footwear, fine jewelry, and home decor.  Moda curates a beautiful selection of unique in-season pieces as well as offering a Trunkshow option.  Trunkshow shopping allows you to select designs straight off the runway that will be produced exclusively for the client (you!). Whether you prefer to shop for an unparalleled selection of in season collections or one-of-a-kind styles straight from the runway, they have you covered.

Moda is the ultimate style destination and I am thrilled to share this partnership with you! Get in touch with me to find out how we can work together to build your best wardrobe.

Below are a few looks that I put together looks from their latest collections:

FALL//CASUAL COOL

Sweatshirt & Pants: Les Tien Tote: Bottega Veneta Sneakers: Ganni

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FALL//POLISHED

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SUMMER//SOCIALLY DISTANCED EVENT

Dress & Bag: The Attico (Sale!)  Earrings: Jennifer Behr Shoes: Alexandre Vauthier

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SEASONLESS//CASUAL COOL

Top & Bike Shorts: Cotton Citizen  Shoes: Neous

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Sales Happening Now!

What: STAUD online sample sale via 260 Sample Sale

When: Mon 4/27 9am – Thurs 4/30 9pm

Details: 10% of all proceeds will be donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank.

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What: PIXIE MARKET 20% off site wide promotion

When: NOW!

Details: NYC based brand that focuses on modern, well priced pieces.

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What: GANNI Postmodern Archive Sale

When: TBA… Email Sign up for drop notification

Details: Good Ganni. Who doesn’t love a discounted piece from responsible Danish brand who’s archived styles reign relevant today.

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What: Moda Operandi – 30% Off Best Selling Items

When: NOW!

Details: MO is offering 30% off of a wide curated assortment of their best selling pieces. A full 135 pages worth! Happy shopping!

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What: NEED SUPPLY – 25% off entire site

When: NOW!

Details: A harmonious mix of high, low and lesser known brands living under the same roof. It’s a good time to pick up a comfy lounge dress, or two, or a Margiela bag for a quarter off retail.

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What: FRAME online sample sale via 260 Sample Sale 

When: Mon 4/27 7am – Sun 5/3 11pm

Details: Frame denim + ready to wear up to 80% off!

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What: Nasty Gal 60% off site wide sale

When: NOW!

Details: It’s easy to stock up on lounge sets and leisure pieces when they’re 60% off retail.  And if you are feeling a little wild check out this fringe jacket.

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Home & Hangout Finds

Life is a lot different in the days of Coronavirus.

I don’t know about you but I have experienced a full spectrum of emotions since we really started our quarantine about four weeks ago… worried, sad, nervous eventually turned into more positive feelings of gratitude, for the time spent with Scarlett & Josh. A re-focus on providing for my family by cooking meals and just doing my best to be present in order to keep all of our sanity levels low while sharing a NYC apartment between a working hubby and an active toddler.

I have been browsing home & lounge pieces more than ever online. Wanting to tackle home projects and feeling a bit stir crazy while also wanting to contribute to offsetting what may be the worst retail apocalypse in history.  Only time will tell but it is not looking good out there for many industries, not just retail. In the meantime, take advantage of discounts being offered and support your local and larger stores. Below are a handful of curated items/pieces that stood out to me. I even went and ordered the very last pair of jeans for when I do leave the apt ( Moda is offering 25% off right now with code 25OFF).

Thank you for taking the time to visit. I hope you stay safe, healthy, sane, and know that this too shall pass.

All of the below item descriptions are linked.

Home

H&M Home Ceramic Figurine

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Chennille Throw

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Palm Tree Jewelry Stand

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Soap Dispenser 

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Square Tray

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Sip Straws @ Coming Soon

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Heller Dinnerware

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Magic Carpet

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Ikea Vanligen Vase

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Alexandra Von Furstenberg Tray in Slate Grey

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(available in all colors + neons)

Container Store Clear Tissue Holder

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Lounge Wear 

Sleeper Linen Lounge Suit

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Cotton Citizen Cashmere Sweats & Crew

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Zara PJ Top & Bottoms

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Alex Mill Jumpsuit

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H&M Wide V Neck

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Cropped Hoodie & Joggers
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Colsie Lounge Playsuit

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^ I have been living in this & took a size small ^

SALE: Sleeper Party PJ Set

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A Gold E 90s Paperbag Jean

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(for those weekly outings and or grocery runs)

Weekly Round Up: NYFW FW 2020

NYFW Fall 2020 was an exciting and fast week thanks to CFDA head chairman Tom Ford keeping a tight seven day schedule unlike past years which ran longer. Ford showed in LA just two nights before the Oscars so naturally his star studded audience and clientele could attend both events.

A few themes circulated throughout fall 2020 fashion week, a major one being the dark times we live in (climate change, politics) and what we can do to offset it through sustainability. These unpretty, inevitable issues were addressed by many designers, specifically Gabriela Hearst and Collina Strada who produced in revolutionary and sustainable ways to make for a smarter, cleaner and hopefully brighter future.

There was the resurgence of sexy dressing on the runway and on the street, suiting and tailored details, pleating, waist definition, the continuation of new (and old) sleeve shapes, and the influence of simple and elegant Madam Gres design and styling.

Below are my favorite looks from the week.

London fw up next….

Oscar de la Renta – Gold Pleated Gown

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Michael Kors Collection – Criss Cross Lapel & Equestrian Suiting

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Nili Lotan – Classic cool with a tinge of prep school

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Zimmermann – Ladylike details

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Khaite – a 70’s Homage

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Proenza – Sexy off the shoulder suiting

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Markarian – Chain Belt Detail & Crystal Dress

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Gabriela Hearst – Tailoring & Repurposed Knits

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Rodarte – Sleeve Detail and Layering

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Marc Jacobs – 3 Major Moments here: Suiting & Belting

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Cardigans, Gloves, & Sexy Layers

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Sexy Suiting

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Weekly Roundup

Welcome to the Weekly Roundup! Sharing the important pieces from this weeks new arrivals across the internet. All owns are linked. Click through for designers and details.

Floral Embroidered Knit Vest

For spring. To be worn with white paper-bag waist/wide leg or straight leg denim.

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Yuuto Croco Knee Boots

For Now. Wear in, out, over, under denim, a skirt… with anything really!

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Printed Lantern Sleeve Top & 60’s Snap Suede Skirt

Now with tights and boots. Spring with above boots.

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Denim Bow Blouse & Boyish Dempsey Straight Leg Jeans

Denim on denim or wear as separates.

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60’s Peacoat

To top off the above two looks, and really most things in your closet.

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Woven Patent Leather Tote

Big boxy and beautiful.

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Lounge Set

An essential for running around or lounging. Layer with cashmere and oversized denim jacket.

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Weekly Roundup: Embossed Accessories!

Animal print accessories are major right now. I splurged on these python boots that seem to be, in some variation, everywhere…  Initially I wanted them in black embossed croc and since I didn’t scratch that itch, I just can’t go on living without acquiring something of the sort.

Ok, let’s just take a moment here to talk about embossed crocodile.

It is versatile! It goes from day to night effortlessly, especially something small.

It is timeless and classic. Have you seen vintage croc clutches from the 50’s and 60’s? They are completely relevant today, so much so that designers are designing them to look vintage. Oh and how about a crocodile Kelly bag? Beyond.

Incorporating a croc piece into your wardrobe adds instant dimension and a lady-like element to most any outfit. Picture this, a monochromatic grey knit look: a sweater, belted over knit pants or straight leg denim, topped with this brown embossed belt bag and you’ve just added instant sophistication to an otherwise everyday outfit.

Here are just a few of the amazing options I found on my search. All titles are linked below!

 

Hermès Kelly Crocodile Alligator Skin Shoulder Bag

This gorgeous pre-owned Kelly bag is combination crocodile and alligator. It is real and it is an investment. This vintage beauty deserves a moment.

 

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Frankie Shop Mini Shoulder Purse in Embossed Croc

It doesn’t hold much but it sure is cute and has a long strap for wearing as a crossbody or knotted and tied over your shoulder. Bonus: its on sale for $49!

 

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Women’s Cabria Ankle Boots

These are a staple in solid and even better in croc. They are on sale and almost sold out.

 

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ASOS DESIGN 2 pack croc and tan waist and hip belt

A big belt does wonders for jeans, a knit dress or layering over a knit cardigan and silk cami. These two come as a set and I especially like the narrow buckle on the black one and that the set is only $23 on Asos.

 

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I would wear this all the time as a belt bag across the chest. It looks more expensive than its $350 price point and can be worn as a crossbody, shoulder bag or without the strap as a clutch.
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Maison Boinet Croc-Effect Leather Belt

Chic with its circular gold hardware and rich brown tone. Also an amazing price on sale!

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You may already know I am obsessed with a rich marigold hue. Now give it to me in an off the shoulder, wide belted, jacquard croc pattern and I am done. Sign me up Sally LaPointe.

 

Wear em with gold (above, ahem),  light blue denim or white when its warm out. These are hot.

 

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An affordable version of the Celine Vertical Cabas tote.

 

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STAUD Billie croc-effect wedge mules

Headed to a warm weather destination? These babies are right for lunch or dinner with straight leg denim. Perhaps even by the pool if you’re feeling fancy.

 

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Ampersand As Apostrophe Sideways tote in Croc Noir Matte

The tote I have been coveting since first stumbling upon it! The perfect size, shape and comes with a detachable inner pouch that doubles as a clutch.

 

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Golden Globes 2020 Red Carpet Recap

You’ve seen it on tv, insta and twitter, but if you happened to miss it, the red carpet rolled out for the Golden Globes last night. Ricky Gervais hosted in his usual derisive manner that seemed to upset all of the attendees throughout his comedic charade.  On a personal note, I appreciated a few of his fatalistic quips but was more thrilled when Kate McKinnon spoke on Ellen Degeneres paving the way for LGBTQ movement, Michelle Williams used the stage to eloquently speak on women’s rights, and when Bong Joon Ho declared that a one inch tall barrier of subtitles shouldn’t hold anyone back from broadening their film consumption. There were more pivotal moments but I am going to circle back to the fashion now….

Zoey Deutsch in custom Fendi.

Deutsch’s stylist Elizabeth Stewart pulled the right move here with this custom Fendi pantsuit and its plunging neck, billowing bishop sleeve and wide in the most beautiful golden hue. Complimentary sapphire jewelry and a clean chop completed the look.

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Scarlett Johansson in custom Vera Wang.

This look is stunning and suits her. I love the classic column shape contrasted by the massive back bow detail. Her hair simple hair and makeup and classic diamond jewels allow the crimson colored gown to be the star of the show!

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Jody Comer in Mary Katranzou.

Chic and bold in an emerald A-line puff sleeve gown. Side swiped hair and elegant diamond clusters keep this dress as the standout which not just anyone could pull off as elegantly as she does.

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Kerry Washington in Altuzarra.

This look is completely opposite of Altuzarra’s generally conservative french style. Super chic and sexy. I love it.

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J.Lo in Valentino.

She likes to make a statement and half of the time it works but not this time. I think Valentino has been off beat for a few seasons but this is flat out terrifying. Too much volume and the wrong color combination. The jewelry would have looked better with a classic black gown, and the hair is so overdone. Braids are for daytime, not the red carpet, and multiple rows of tightly braided extensions just shouldn’t be done. Ever.

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Ellen DeGeneres in Celine.

Hedi is pushing Celines’ understand classicism to new heights but Ellen looked ready for the night in this shimmering pantsuit and oxfords.

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Tom Hanks in Tom Ford…

Is totally deserving of the Cecil B. Demille award and this classic velvet tux.

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Sienna Miller in Gucci.

This silhouette is a tough one to pull off but when you look like SM, you can do it. The pastel, retro color story in gorgeous silk draping feels cool but formal.

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Bel Powley in Miu Miu.

I like how she chose this lady like periwinkle statement on the red carpet.

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Gwyneth in custom Fendi.

Did I save the best for last? Depends on who you ask. To me, Gwyneth looks like perfection in this tucked, tiered and layered Fendi gown. The heavy diamonds layered under delicate tulle, the sheer sienna color and her straight hair slicked back certainly stands out- and I don’t care that her backside was out for the world to see. This entire look knocked it our of the park for me, although I think Gwyneth would look chic in a paper bag….

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The Blues

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These photos are from last month when it was sunny, humid and hot af. This dress got me through many summer days and was the perfect piece to fit a growing belly. I bought it in my usual size and since it is an umpire waist with ruching, it grew with me until I grew out of it at the very end of summer, at about five and a half months. Finding a great chinoiserie inspired or other type of beautiful print elevates and completes an outfit. Rounding it out I added a tied bandana worn as a head band and mustard slides. It’s time to pack this away and revisit next summer. Hope ya’ll had the perfect warm weather season. x

dress H&M | vintage handkerchief |shoes