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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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What We Wore, Day 2 NYFW

September 11, 2015

Day 2 was full of fashion shows, outfit changes and lots of running around in between! Below are a few of our looks from the day! Shop all of these looks now at www.lovemosaic.com!

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Erin is wearing an A.L.C Top, Jerome Dreyfuss bag, Rebecca Minkoff heels and Megan Park jewelry

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Leah is wearing a Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit and Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings

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Ashleigh is wearing an Alice + Olivia dress, Taxidermy clutch and Eddie Borgo bracelets

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Angela is wearing a Hunter Bell dress and Dannijo necklace

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NYC Full Recap!

February 24, 2015

I have to admit to you all that I had all intentions of writing a recap each night we were in NYC to feature the great things we did and saw each day. However, between the weather and our non-stop schedule, by the time we got back to the room the only thing we did was pass out! With that said, this post features everything we did after day 1 in New York and has lots and lots of pictures! Hope you all enjoy!

We started day 2 in the BCBG showroom! We were greeted by these 4 lovely ladies and I am still dreaming of this colorful patchwork coat.

bcbg1In the middle of the showroom was every look that went down the runway the day before. This picture doesn’t do these garments justice. The amount of detail on each of these outfits was breathtaking! See the full BCBG runway show here!

bcbg2Next stop was Trina Turk. Her showroom is one of my favorites. It is bright, warm and cozy! The same goes for her Fall 2015 collection!

trinaAfter Trina Turk we got to hang out with one of our favorites and friend, Hunter Bell. I had never been to her showroom so this was a treat! They do everything from design the line, create the samples, ship the line and show the line all under one roof! As always, it is great catching up with Hunter and her Fall line looks amazing!! It is my favorite collection by her to date!

hunterI have never experienced weather as cold as it was on this trip. At one point I checked the weather and it said it felt like -15 outside! Yep…you read that right…-15!! We bundled up the best we could but I have to say I would be fine never experiencing temps that low again! After seeing BCBG, Trina and Hunter Bell we decided to duck into the place that always makes me feel warm inside….Bergdorf’s! When you step off of the elevator onto the 7th floor the smell is out of this world! We opted for the lobster mac and cheese(duh) and a lobster and avocado salad. For desert we had a chocolate molten cake and salted caramel gelato!

bergdorfAfter that wonderful mid afternoon meal we headed over to the Lincoln Center for the Nicole Miller runway show! The Dark Forest collection was mythical and made us feel like we were in some sort of fantasy land. There were digitized forest and crystal prints and multi color fur detailing through out. The overall vibe for this show was very different from Nicole Miller’s past collections but we loved it!

nicolerunwayDay 3 was full of amazing runway shows from Tibi, Mara Hoffman and Herve Leger. Tibi held their runway show at the Waterfront Building and the venue had so much character. The collection was full of minimalist knits in calm, cool colors and many of the pieces included fur touches and fuzzy detailing. We are thrilled to welcome Tibi to Mosaic for Fall 2015.

tibiMara Hoffman is always one of my favorite shows to attend! This show was no exception!  She played with textures, embroidery, and gold beading to add just a hint of  ’70s vibe to the collection.

mara1runwayHerve Leger’s show featured jacquard dresses peeking out under matching oversize bombers and was inspired by a recent trip made by designer, Lubov Azria, to Barcelona. This was the first time attending their show and the designs were simply breathtaking in person!

herveAfter a wonderful day spent viewing Fall 2015 collections on the runway we headed to the Elizabeth and James showroom! All we can say is fur, fur and more fur….and gorgeous fur at that!!

eandjDay 4 started off with a bang at Tibi. After seeing the amazing runway show, I was very eager to view the full collection! They had the most cozy chunky knit sweaters that we wish we could have walked out of the showroom with. They also had one of the most gorgeous leather dresses I have ever seen! Expect to see this beauty at Mosaic this Fall.

tibishowNext was Giles and Brother and simply put we will be ordering 1 of everything! Their jewelry is so wearable but super unqiue at the same time!

gilesSeveral blocks from Giles was Jerome Dreyfuss and their amazing wall of stunning shoes and bags! Pops of burnt orange and wine hues were scattered among the beautiful collection.

jeromeOur last stop was at one of our favorites, Megan Park. The Ready-to-Wear collection was obviously on point but she is now featuring home items and we couldn’t stop drooling!

meganhomeDay 5 was designated for seeing lots of awesome jewels. We started off the day at Lionette! This line is a favorite of Hunter Bell and we are so glad she told us about them! There designs also make regular appearances on the CW’s Hart of Dixie!

lionetteDannijo was next and they mixed up the collection for Fall by offering only all silver and gold pieces. We are use to a lot of color from Dannijo but we loved the more neutral collection. Don’t worry!! The pieces were still as amazing as ever!

We had to give y’all a peek of a cool section of their new showroom that is full of mannequins dressed in all of the jewels from past seasons!

dannijoDay 6 was our last day in the city and at this point we were dreaming of Carolina and warmer temps but still saw some amazing collections including A.L.C, Current Elliott, Equipment, Alice + Olivia and Rachel Zoe!

A.L.C featured a rad tie-dyed print and some gorgeous metallic lace! What a combo?!?

alclooksAlice and Olivia is always fun, flirty and unpredictable! The award for the most stunning coats definitely goes to Stacey Bendet and her Fall 2015 Collection!

aoWhew!! Our heads are still spinning and now we are off to the drawing board to put together an amazing assortment for you all for Fall 2015!! Stay tuned!

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Grecian Goddess Bun

October 11, 2014

 

I want to take a moment to introduce you to the newest member of our team and our Beauty Editor, Erin McEachin.  She is a hair stylist and colorist at Panache Creative Hair Salon in Florence, SC.  She currently lives in Florence with her husband, FitzLee and her dog Pax.  Erin received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Clemson University and then went on to the Betty Stevens Cosmetology School to continue her education in a creative field.  She has been with Panache for almost 5 years now and really enjoys that she can make people feel their best with the right hairstyle and color.  Her love of fashion and design make her an asset to our team because no outfit is complete without fabulous hair!


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For her first styling post Erin has decided to show us some of her favorite products to help you achieve this amazing Grecian Goddess updo that we showed on Instagram yesterday.  She is a big fan of big sexy hair products and these three that she has picked to share with you today are simply amazing!  Spray & Stay by big sexy hair is a great hairspray for updos that you want to stay in place all night long.  Spray & Play by big sexy hair is a more workable hairspray that doesn’t leave your strands hard and crunchy.  Its a great product for styling where you need more movement.  The light scent of these hairsprays won’t leave you dizzy afterward.  H2NO, a new product by big sexy hair, is a dry shampoo that smells great and gives a lot of added volume and texture to anyones hair.   The tools you will need for this updo are bobby pins, hair clips, nylon bristle brush, 1 inch curling iron, and a tail comb.  You will want a brush that is specifically made for smoothing for this updo.
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Start with a center part and grab hair for the braid section by zig zagging approximately 2 inches of hair all the way to the nape of the neck.  Pin the remaining hair back while you braid each side.  Erin chose to do an inverted braid following the hairline closely to keep it tight.  An inverted braid is similar to a French Braid, only you pass the strands under each other as opposed to over.


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After you’ve finished braiding, secure both braids with a hair tie at the nape of the neck, creating a tiny pony tail.


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Pull at the strands of the braid to give it a more full look and thicker braid.  (This is a great tip for ladies with fine hair and tiny braids!)  Unclip the rest of the hair and spray with a flexible hold hairspray before you begin curling.  This is also a great time to spray your locks with a heat protectant to keep them healthy!


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Section the unbraided hair and curl to give some bend and body.


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Lightly spray sections of the curled hair with dry shampoo as you tease them.  Teasing this part of the updo will give you the volume needed to add a little or a lot of poof.  Take the tail comb and start half way up the section of hair and then backcomb.  It will look like a tangled mess, but trust me that means you’re doing it right.

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Continue teasing in half inch sections until you have reached the top.  Don’t be afraid to over tease, you can always smooth it down to the desired volume.  After its teased you can begin pinning the bottom sections with bobby pins close to the rubber band at the nape of your neck.


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Continue to pin and smooth the hair section by section until it is all pinned at the nape of your neck.  You can change the volume of your bump by smoothing the hair more or less.


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Spray the hair generously for extra hold with hairspray.  Use the tail comb to shape the updo.


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Pin the end of the hair up in a bun at the base of your neck to finish the look.  If you have short hair, you might want to add extra hair pieces.  Even if your hair is long, the teasing can take up a lot of the length and fullness so you may need to add hair pieces depending on the size of the bun you desire.
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Spray the entire updo with extra hold hairspray so your hair will stay in place all night long!
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Please contact Erin at Panache Creative Hair Salon for any of your styling needs or questions.  (843) 664-0555  Stay tuned for more great hair tricks and tips from Erin!

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Maxi Monday

September 22, 2014

 

Its finally the first day of Fall!!! I have been counting down the days until it officially arrived and I can begin wearing all of my boots, scarves, and jackets.  Here in South Carolina, we still have very warm weather right now so I will be adding Fall pieces where I can each day.  Most of you would think its time to start packing up your summer clothes and maxis along with them, but don’t just yet!  I am putting a Fall twist on some maxi dresses today that will be great for this unpredictable weather.

This colorful geometric print maxi by Nell is a knock out on its own and easy to take from day to night.  I decided to pair it with a white oversized blazer by BCBGMaxazria that makes this dress work appropriate as well as keeping you warm.  This edgy blazer has a zipper detail on the front that you can unzip to change up the look.  This is a very sleek and clean look that you could wear at the office and then with an awesome pair of heels for a night out with friends.


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This Alice and Olivia Marianna Maxi is simply marvelous!  The Crown Jewel print in beautiful blues, red, and mustard is just perfect for Fall.  I love the sleeveless style and front slit that make this maxi very easy to wear.  You could wear this dress alone on a warmer day with a cute pair of booties for a fabulous casual look.  For a more glam look I paired this maxi with an amazing fur vest by Elizabeth and James that just screams luxurious.  This cropped rabbit and coyote fur vest features angled stripes and a shaggy trim.  It is a piece that you will treasure for years to come.


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Mara Hoffman knows how to make an amazing maxi and this racer-back Snake print one is no exception.  Loose and flowy, you could wear this dress all day long and throughout the year.  It is a great dress for the office when paired with a sleek black BCBGMaxazria blazer.    This blazer is a wardrobe staple with sass!  It has faux leather sleeves and a draped open front that is so chic.  Both of these pieces are very versatile and can be mixed into your wardrobe to create some magnificent outfits.

 

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I don’t know about you, but I am loving the fact that I can carry my maxi dresses from Summer into Fall.  Theses dresses are so comfortable and look so polished at the same time.  I can’t wait to show you more ways to style your maxi dresses! Stay tuned!

 

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Not Your Average LBD

September 11, 2014

 

A little black dress is a must have in everyone’s closet! A great black dress can easily transition from one season to the next and from day to night.  You need a dress that fits great and makes you feel beautiful.  So my number one rule when searching for that perfect LBD is the right tailoring.  Make sure this dress fits you well and accentuates your assets and hides any spots you may not love.  Don’t be afraid to invest in this dress because this is one you will want to wear again and again.

A simple black dress is great, but I love black dresses that have embellishments, cut outs, or unique detailing that gives them a special charm.  Below are my top three picks for unique black dresses.

This floral printed Tilly dress by Elizabeth and James with mesh cut outs is a perfect day to night piece. The playful silhouette goes great with boots or flats for the day and then strappy heels for night. A great neutral bag like this one by Raoul is a timeless bag you’ll carry forever!

 

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The lace detailing on this Alice and Olivia black dress amps up the relaxed silhouette.  I can see myself throwing this on with a great pair of heels and a dazzling Dannijo necklace for a date night.

 

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Elizabeth and James has outdone themselves with the Valencia dress.  The intricate embroidering and mesh detailing makes this one stunning piece! This is another fabulous option for a date night or party.  You will surely turn heads in this outfit!  A beaded clutch like this one by Nanette Lepore is the perfect accessory for this dress.

 

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Office Overhaul

July 12, 2014

Tired of your boring, old gray pant suit that you’ve worn for years now?  Trousers in bold colors and striking prints are the perfect way to spice up your office wardrobe this summer.  You can breathe life back in to your work wardrobe with the simple addition of a new pair of pants.  Lightweight fabrics like silk are great for the office because they transition well from one temperature to the next.  I love how comfortable and flattering these trousers are that are pictured.

These Trina Turk palazzo pants are a fabulous twist on the basic black pant!  The side zip and flared leg make the silhouette super flattering.  You can keep the look simple with a black t-shirt or dress it up with a blouse in a coordinating color.  Striped trousers are a must have this summer and these 10 Crosby Wide Leg trousers are amazing! Styled with a great pair of heels they will give anyone the illusion of having legs for days! The Alice and Olivia Super Wide Flared leg pant are a bold choice that will definitely make a statement when you walk in the office.  No more Monday blues when you put these on!  Finally, I have saved the best for last…these by Malene Birger Pantas Pants are to die for!  The color, the print, and the sihlouette are so major!  I can’t get over how much I love these pants.  If you love skinny jeans then you will adore these pants.  You could wear these to the office and then swap out the shoes and top for something edgier for an ultra chic night look.

 

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Mini, Midi, Maxi

May 31, 2014

A skirt is a beautiful thing.  Summer is practically synonymous with them and this summer you have multiple lengths to choose from – not just mini-skirts.  So how do you beat the heat without showing off too much skin? Maxi and midi skirts are your answer.  Choose one with a slit and lightweight fabric to help keep you cool.

Maxis strike the perfect balance between casual and glamorous and are so versatile.  They are naturally chic when worn with a t-shirt or tank and your favorite sandals.  Rachel Pally knows her way around a fabulous maxi and her skirts are no exception.  They pair perfectly with a simple t-shirt or tank for the day and can be dressed up for a night out.

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