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BTS Fall 2020 Market

March 11, 2020

A little less than a month ago I was in NYC scouting out all of the beautiful pieces for Fall 2020! Now that I have completed and written all of my orders, I wanted to share with you all a little behind the scenes look of everything I saw and did while in NYC for market. I was only there for 3 days so there wasn’t much time for play and my schedule mainly consisted of appointments, appointments, and more appointments. 🙂 Which honestly I love. Buying is one of my most favorite things about my job! It is so rewarding to see a whole season come together and to pre-buy amazing pieces with my wonderful customers in mind. Below are some of my favorite appointments and pieces that I saw. Enjoy and let the countdown begin!

Allude cashmere is always a highlight but always my toughest appointment. Take one look at the below color card and you will quickly realize why it is hard to make decisions at this appointment. There are so many amazing color options and silhouettes. I always have a hard time narrowing down my Allude order because I LOVE it all and I know how wearable their pieces are.

Below are a few on my favorites from Allude for Fall 2020. I love a great turtleneck and the one below was such a great weight. I ordered it in this pretty green color but also ordered it in hot pink! How fun will that be? The other two sweaters I kept neutral and I loved them because of their detailing. These are the types of sweaters you reach for over and over again and will live in all Fall/Winter!

 

Another favorite appointment is Red Valentino. They never disappoint and for Fall 2020 they took their outerwear game to a whole new level. I ordered a good bit of coats/jackets with them because they were all so beautiful and classic. How gorgeous are the below pieces? I am a sucker for a gorgeous red jacket. I have one by Red Valentino that I have had for over a decade and still love it. I thought the middle coat and the pink/purple colorway would be such a pretty pop of color during the cold weather months. Annnddd can we have a moment of silence for this tan leather trench? It is a little pricey and definitely an investment piece but it was too killer not to order.

 

The below lavendar lace trench coat was another jaw dropper. This piece might be one of my favorites from this market.

 

Red Valentino always does great capes and I love that this season they incorporated a fun pleating on the entire backside of the cape! So interesting and dramatic!

 

Ulla Johnson is always at the top of the list market after market and Fall 2020 was no exception. Animal print is going to remain big for the Fall which you all know I am thrilled about. Ulla always has the most gorgeous fabrics. The middle dress is actually a super soft knit and I ordered it in 3 colors. The green dress is made from an Italian fabric that is out of this world.

 

Ulla also did this purple colorway in the Italian fabric and I literally died over every piece in this group. I ordered both colors and various silhouettes for the store so be prepared to be wowed when these pieces arrive later this year!

 

I always love Saloni and their prints. Below were just a few of my favorite dresses by them for Fall 2020.

 

Zimmermann is one of my favorite designers that I carry at Mosaic because of its romantic and feminine aesthetic. It was so pretty for Fall and the jumpsuit below was so amazing. It is a deep purple velvet, double breasted, and has a flare leg. What more could a girl want? They always have the most flattering jumpsuits and I know this one is going to be stunning on whoever the lucky girl is who snags it when it comes in.

 

Zimmermann had A LOT of animal/exotic prints and I was literally like a kid in a candy shop viewing this collection. Below are two amazing and versatile dresses and a matching blouse and pants set.

 

L’Agence is a new line at Mosaic but has quickly become one of my favorites. The fit of their pieces is like no other and that is such a hard thing to do! I especially love their blazers and I clearly loved all the variations they had for Fall. All of the styles below will be arriving later this year.

 

Their Kenzie double breasted blazer is my favorite cut and they offered it in LEATHER (gasp)! I loved it in the black but opted to get it in the softer cognac color. How gorgeous is this going to be? I may or may not have ordered one of these for myself:)

 

I saw a good bit of new potential lines and am excited to introduce you all to the 3 new additions we will have at Mosaic this Fall. The first is Ba&sh. They had so many amazing dress (Y’all know I love a good easy dress) and some of the cutest knits.

 

I have been on the search for a great special occasion line that was well made but at reasonable price point and I found it. We will be welcoming ML Monique Lhuillier this Fall and I couldn’t be more excited. They had some truly stunning pieces for evening wear and the prices were amazing!

 

The last new addition is Farm Rio. I am very very excited about this line. I looked at it last market but just couldn’t pull the trigger. Well after viewing Fall, I knew it was time to bring this line to Mosaic. Their pieces are very colorful, fun, and whimsical and are also an extremely great price point!

 

I am a creature of habit when it comes to the restaurants I like to frequent when I am in town but this trip I did try a new spot. I have been wanting to eat at Restoration Hardware’s rooftop restaurant strictly for the views and how beautiful it looked in person. This trip I was able to meet a great friend there for dinner one night and it was awesome! I have been to several Restoration Hardware locations and they are all stunning. I could move right in. This meatpacking location has an amazing glass elevator that scales the height of the entire building…. GOALS!

 

You take the elevator all the way up and you walk out and are greeted with the below view. It definitely speaks my language and has such a cool vibe.

 

Aside from the decor, the food was really good. We sipped on bellini’s and started with the burrata appetizer. We couldn’t decide on entree’s so we decided to split the burger and the lobster roll which was perfect and so tasty. The truffle fries obviously weren’t too shabby either. I will leave you with these mouth watering pictures and hope you enjoyed seeing a sneak peek into all the goodness that is to come for Fall 2020! Until next market!

 

 

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

May 8, 2019

We know that sometimes it can be hard finding the perfect gift for the special moms in your life. My rule of thumb is you can never go wrong with an amazing accessory! Sometimes clothing can be tricky in regards to sizing and fit but an accessory is always a safe good bet in the gift department. Below are some of my favorite gift options for Mother’s Day!

  1. Red Valentino Romantic Punk Sandals in Pink – Perfect for the girl who loves shoes. These strappy versatile flats feature a cool stud detailing and are the perfect shade of pink and will go with everything.
  2. Lizzie Fortunato Laguna Necklace – It is no secret that we love all things Lizzie and this necklace is no exception. The color is gorgeous and this particular style is not heavy and extremely wearable. It is also a great price point for the quality!
  3. See by Chloe Hana Medium Shoulder Bag – These bags are such a nice gift and I can’t think of aby reason why every woman wouldn’t love to get this. It is the perfect size and this motty gray color is the neutral of all neutrals.
  4. Lizzie Fortunato Botticelli Earrings – This is a great option for the girl who loves a statement earring. The neutral palette of these will allow her to wear them with so many outfits.
  5. Megan Park Short Tassel Bead Earring – These earrings would be a fun addition to any woman’s collection. The bright colors and fun tassels scream Summer!
  6. See by Chloe Kriss Mini Hobo Crossbody – This bag is great for the girl who doesn’t like a big bag and wants something lightweight that will go with everything. We love the added gold grommet detailing on this purse.
  7. Lizzie Fortunato Prism Earrings – Another great neutral option that would go with everything but will add a little something special to any ensemble.
  8. Lizzie Fortunato Florent Bag – Is there anything better than combining a great bucket bag with great jewels as the handle? I think not!!
  9. Kendra Scott Didi Earrings – Another great earring that features a pretty peach mother-of-pearl and will be a staple for Summer!
  10. Kaanas Yassica Frayed Sandal – Comfortable, cute and a great price point!

 

Give us a call at 843-799-1454 if you need any help with a gift for Mother’s Day! We are happy to wrap and deliver any gift and can ship thru tomorrow to have gifts at your door step for the weekend!

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Red Valentino Love Celebration Embroidered Dress

March 31, 2019

Not all dresses deserve their own blog post but this dress by Red Valentino most certainly does. The embroidery, the colors, the tulle….. there isn’t a single aspect of this dress that isn’t to die for! Scroll through to see this gorgeous work of art from all angles!

All photos by Angela Cox Zion.

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Best of Sale

January 29, 2019

Our 60% off sale is well underway and we have some amazing pieces left in stock at awesome prices. I wanted to take a minute and highlight a few of the great pieces that are still up for grabs.

The Alice and Olivia Imani Lace Dress features a beautiful blue lace and would be perfect for a dressy dinner or cocktail party. With wedding season fastly approaching, this would be a great piece to have in your wardrobe for an upcoming Spring wedding. It was $440 and is marked down to $176.

I have no idea why someone has not snagged this GORG Saloni dress. The colors and fabric are beautiful and it can be worn so many different ways. It would be great paired with a flat pair of sandals for day and can really be dressed up with a metallic heel. It does have a deep v-neckline but could easily be worn with a cami or bandeau. It was $650 and is now $260.

If you want a great fitting blazer then Smythe needs to be your go to. This navy and cream checked blazer is double breasted and features awesome big gold buttons. What I love most about this blazer is it can be worn in a professional setting but is plenty hip to wear with a great pair of jeans for a night out! Its original price was $895 and is now $358.

This Mara Hoffman dress is such a unique piece and is a great piece to grab on sale. It is another sale piece that can easily be transitioned into warmer weather. The color palette is on point too! Get it now for $180. It was originally $450.

We almost never have any Allude sweaters go on sale but this pretty pink number has stuck around and would be a great buy for anyone who loves a more feminine knit. It is great front tucked into your favorite pair of jeans. It was originally $275 and is now right over a hundred at $110.

This Alice and Olivia leopard wrap dress is a classic piece that could be worn for years to come. In my opinion, nothing is more classic than a wrap dress style and anything leopard. The sale price is pretty amazing too! It started off at $350 and is now $140.

This Megan Park Midi dress would be perfect for the Boho girl who loves an effortless and easy style. It can also be dressed up or down and looks great with a variety of different shoes. It is now marked down to $212 from $529.

These are some of my favorite sale items that are left but check out our sale to see the other great items that are still up for grabs as well!

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How We Style-Mara Hoffman Wrap Dress

January 15, 2019

Often times, we have customers ask us how they should style certain items…. or we hear them say, “if I had others ways I could wear that piece I would love it but I am just not sure what to do with it.” Since we hear this so often, we have decided to do a blog series once a month where we will pick an item we have in-store and show you all various ways to style/wear it. It is always great when you can invest in a piece that is extremely versatile and can be worn a plethora of different ways. We are going to start the series off with this awesome Mara Hoffman wrap dress. It is currently part of our 50% off sale (such a steal) and I am honestly shocked someone hasn’t snatched this piece up already. It is easily one of the most versatile pieces I have in the store right now.

This dress is gorgeous worn by itself with a statement heel and killer Lizzie Fortunato necklace. Styled this way it is more of a dressy look. I think the length of this dress is one reason it hasn’t sold already. People tend to associate a longer length (midi/maxi) with a dressy feel and that isn’t the case. I wear midi dresses on almost a daily basis with a great flat or bootie. It is all about knowing how to style the piece and dressing it down with the right accessories. One way to dress this Mara Hoffman dress down is to layer it over a casual fitted turtleneck. The one below is by Sita Murt. This instantly gives a more laid back feel and it looks great paired with a pair of Rag and Bone booties.

 

Just because this dress is sleeveless doesn’t mean that you can’t wear it during colder weather. Layer it over a light weight turtleneck and then throw a fun cardigan over it and you are good to go in the Winter months. Perfect for the office or a business lunch.

 

For a great date night look during the Winter, we loved it paired with this burnt orange Sita Murt sweater and lace up oxford heel. Add a pop of leopard with the handbag, and this feels much more like a going out ensemble but with the practicality of a work outfit. It is all about the accessories. This look could go from day to evening with ease.

 

Now that you have seen our favorite ways to style this dress, head on over to the sale section of our website and scoop it up for yourself at an amazing price!

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California Dreaming

August 2, 2018

It has just been a little over a week since I returned from my amazing trip to California wine country. To say it was amazing would be an understatement! I have never been to California and was blown away at how beautiful it was and the weather is all it is cracked up to be. I could get use to the no humidity thing! Our trip was full of gorgeous views and amazing wine and food! I was thrilled to get to wear some of the great pieces we have in the store and they fit in perfectly amongst the beautiful backdrop.

DAY 1

Our first day was predominantly a travel day but because of the time difference it was only around noon when we arrived in Los Olivos. Los Olivos is about 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara. My in-laws, who were so sweet to bring us on this trip, said that the Central Coast region (where we were) is what Napa was 30 years ago. It is much less developed and a lot less people (just my speed) but has amazing vineyards. The house where we stayed was to die for and had an infinity pool/hot tub overlooking the most gorgeous scenery. My husband and I had our coffee every morning in the hot tub while taking in the views (something else I could get use to)! The first night we went to an amazing italian restaurant called S.Y. Kitchen. This was probably my favorite meal and I had the most delicious fresh pineapple and basil mojito ( ok….I actually had 2, they were that good). I wore one of my favorite pieces in the store right now, Zimmermann’s Laelia High Neck Floral Dress. It is a lightweight linen fabric and features the most beautiful color palette. It is my favorite length – a midi – and has such a romantic feel that only seemed appropriate given the setting! I paired it with some fun Sachin and Babi earrings, a Jerome Dreyfuss Remi bag and a pair of Rachel Zoe heels I have had for a couple years that are comfortable and look great with everything!

DAY 2

We started day 2 at Firestone Vineyard (remember Andrew Firestone from the Bachelor?…his family started the vineyard). This tasting was a great way to start out the trip. We toured the facility and vineyard and they walked us thru the process of how wine is made and everything that goes into it! I learned a lot from this tasting and the wines weren’t so bad either! I wore an Ulla Johnson dress with a Rag and Bone hat and casual black strappy Aquzzura sandals. I wanted to dress up but also wanted to be comfortable and this was the perfect dress to achieve both. I knew this dress would transition perfectly later in the day when it was time to get dinner. I paired it with another Jerome Bag (I can’t get enough of his bags) and my trusty Lizzie Fortunato Modern Craft Earrings that I wear with everything and some Le Specs sunglasses.

Next we headed to my favorite tasting of the trip at Gainey Vineyard. There we did a blindfold challenge where we had to rely solely on taste and smell to identify white wines from red and then more specifically what types of each. We all had such a great time with this one and my husband was the only one who got all of the wines right (we are a wee bit competitive with each other so this pains me to even type that statement haha).

 

Day 3

On our third day we went to Rusack Vineyard and this was by far my favorite vineyard we visited on the trip. They had the most gorgeous sitting area with the most phenomenal views. We were able to sit and relax and take it all in while we did the tasting. This is a spot that locals love to come to and on Saturdays you can bring your own lunch and sit for hours sipping on vino and taking in the scenery. If I lived in this area I would definitely be a regular! I wore another super romantic Zimmermann dress and instead of wearing the matching tie belt I added some contrast with one of Lizzie Fortunato’s fabulous belts. I opted for my Modern Craft earrings again (they go with EVERYTHING and don’t hurt my ears even after wearing them all day) and slipped on some Free People sandals that have the perfect height heel. And shocker….I carried another Jerome bag. This one is a pretty pink hue.

DAY 4

On our last day we decided to head farther North to Paso Robles, a place that is special to my husband and I. This is the place where our 5 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Deacon, was born. Several years ago we took a weekend trip to Asheville to celebrate my birthday. We were at a neat wine bar and my husband saw they had a Brochelle red zinfandel on the menu from Paso Robles. Because we had gotten Deacon there he decided to order a glass. We both took a taste and instantly it became one of our favorite wines and still is to this day. We figured since we were going to be so close to the area we had to make a day trip to their tasting room. It was great and we got to try some of their other wines which were also very good. On our way back to the house we stopped in Pismo Beach to eat lunch. I have never seen the Pacific Ocean in person so I had to document! Since I knew we would be in the car a good bit I decided to wear this super comfortable Zimmermann jumpsuit. It comes with a self tie but I wore it flowy with no tie which added to the comfortability. I paired it with the same Lizzie earrings I wore almost everyday, my Aquazzura flats, Rag and Bone hat and the green leopard Remi bag by Jerome Dreyfuss.

It was such an amazing time with family in this beautiful place and I will cherish the memories made forever! Now, excuse me while I go daydream about that pool and those views!

 

 

 

 

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Mosaic Florence

March 2, 2018

Welcome to Mosaic Florence! It was such an amazing (and lets be honest…a little stressful at times) journey designing this space from scratch but we are thrilled with the results and can’t wait to share them with you!

I wanted everything to be very white, bright and clean so the clothes could do the talking. It is amazing to see how much color pops against a white back drop. I have always wanted to use our look book photos in another way besides just on social media and the website. I picked several of my favorite shots from past shoots with Angela Zion and framed them above each rack in the store.

 

The building is over 100 years old and I wanted to keep some old aspects intact. There was a fire in the building many years ago and most of the exposed brick was not in great shape but we were able to keep 2 sections of it showing and framed them off with racks.

 

One of my favorite parts of the store are the dressing rooms. I wanted them to be large and spacious and a space that really feels comfortable for customers. I chose a geometric wallpapers in two different colors and I was ecstatic with how they turned out. They definitely scream, “sit and stay a while.”

 

Behind the checkout counter we have two commissioned art pieces done by one of my best friends Morgan Elvington Walker (Melvin G). We picked the color palette to compliment the store and she even designed the accessories on these girls after designs we have had in the store.

 

We just launched Mini Mosaic and have a small adorable section dedicated just to children’s clothing featuring designs by Zimmermann, Stella McCartney and Rylee and Cru.

 

All of my fabulous light fixtures came from Saleeby Jean Interiors in Greenville which is owned by one of my great college friends Dixie Dulin. I also got my wallpaper from her! I have some pretty talented friends 🙂

 

Next is the dramatic before and after pictures. It is hard to believe that the space ever looked like the top picture but it really was exhilarating getting to design my dream store from scratch.  I couldn’t have done it without the help of many many people! M3 Renovations handled all of my contractor needs and were fabulous.

 

If you are ever in town please stop by and see us!! We are located at 178 West Evans Street in Florence and also have another location at 113 West Main Street in Lake City.

Photos courtesy of Angela Zion Photography

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Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide

December 20, 2017

  1. Mara Hoffman Janet Sweater
  2. Megan Park Tie on Necklace in Jet/Lapis
  3. Kendra Scott Lyn Drop Earrings
  4. Lizzie Fortunato Crater Earrings
  5. Ulla Johnson Rhita Bag
  6. Kendra Scott Annora Lariat
  7. Megan Park Lulu Duo Earrings
  8. Kendra Scott Frank Earclimbers
  9. Saloni Tilly Dress
  10. By Malene Birger Stripette Scarf
  11. Lizzie Fortunato Cove Earrings
  12. Kendra Scott Tessa Earrings
  13. Lizzie Fortunato Hulla II Earrings
  14. Current Elliott Stiletto Jean
  15. Lizzie Fortunato Purple Parrot Earrings

If gifts are ordered by tomorrow 12/21 we can overnight them and have them anywhere in the US by Friday 12/22 (Buyer is responsible for shipping cost) Call 843-374-0377 for overnight inquires. For local customers we are glad to deliver to your door step!

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True Blue

June 8, 2017

  1. Tibi Savanna Crepe Sleeveless Top
  2. Mignonne Gavigan Mandarin Fish Necklace and Taylor Earrings
  3. Mara Hoffman Lace Up Mini Dress in Cobalt
  4. Rag and Bone Adira Sweater in Ultramarine
  5. Alexis Lucia Dress in Floral Embroidery
  6. Kendra Scott Tatiana Necklace in Turquoise
  7. BCBG Kaley Bell Sleeve Top
  8. Alexis Minika Dress in Blue Embroidery
  9. Tibi Off the Shoulder Top in Morning Blue
  10. Alexis Briley Dress
  11. Mara Hoffman Lace Up Mini Dress in Blue Multi
  12. Sachin and Babi Coconut Earrings in Light Blue