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Travel Essentials

July 19, 2018

I am currently en route to California with only one flight standing between me and a much-needed fun family vacation! Normally, when I travel it’s for work. It is nice to be switching it up and going somewhere solely for fun. I wanted to share some of my travel essentials and things I do/wear/use the day I am traveling anywhere.

The first thing I always do is prep my skin before getting on a plane. My face gets very dry when I travel so I try to keep it as hydrated as possible. I use all the same products I normally do, I just add a couple extra steps of moisturization to ensure my face stays hydrated for the duration of the travel day. I start by cleansing my face with Elemis’ Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (1). I have recently started using cleansing balms and I don’t think I will ever go back to a normal cleanser. Balms don’t seem to strip my face of moisture or dry it out like some normal cleansers do. Next, I neutralize my skin by using Kopari’s Coconut Rose Toner (2). This instantly puts some moisture back into my skin after cleansing, and it smells divine! Then I apply an eye serum (3) (I am very generous with this step because my eyes seems to soak it right up) and a Vitamin C Serum (4).  Both by Dr. Dennis Gross. Next I apply Rose Hip oil by Naturopathica (5) to my entire face and neck. This is my favorite step. The oil feels so good on my skin and I feel this step is essential to keeping my face moisturized all day. I then follow that up with an Elemis Superfood Day Cream (6). I don’t like to wear a lot of makeup the day I am traveling so I opt for Nars’ Tinted Moisturizer. It gives the perfect amount of coverage and has SPF. I am a nut about sunscreen, so I double up on the SPF by using Supergoop’s Setting Mist with Rosemary (8). I keep my skin hydrated thru out my flight with Dermalogica’s Hydramist (9). This stuff is so refreshing and instantly makes my skin feel hydrated. Kopari’s Coconut Melt (10) is my go to body moisturizer the night before I travel, and pretty much every night while I am on a trip. It can be a little greasy, which is why I don’t use it during the day. At night though, it transforms my skin while I sleep. It is a game changer! Kopari also makes a coconut oil spray that is lighter and is perfect to use for the day.

Aside from prepping my skin, there are some other items that I keep handy while traveling. My husband recently bought me a three meter iphone charging cord. We always wish our charging cords were longer and this takes care of that problem.  It is especially great for the airport when outlets can be long distances away. He bought the pretty rose gold color (he knows me well), which is a bonus!

I also recently just got the Wireless Apple Earbuds and I am obsessed. They sync with my iPhone and Apple Watch, and come with a case that charges them in 15 minutes flat. I wasn’t sure how much I would actually use them, but I use them all of the time!

I follow the Skinny Confidential and love everything she posts about and recommends. She recently posted about Liquid IV and how she adds it to her water for optimum hydration. One bottle of water with Liquid IV equals the same hydration as 3 bottles of water. I am terrible about drinking enough water so I had to give it a try. So far it seems to help, and they offer some great flavors.

Comfort is the key when it comes to what I wear when I am traveling. In the warmer months, I love to wear a dress and no one makes a more comfortable dress than Rachel Pally! Not only does this one shoulder dress feel like a pair of pajamas, but it doesn’t wrinkle or have to be dry cleaned. Win – Win! I get cold easily so I always have a scarf with me. By Malene Birger does the perfect size scarf in my opinion. They are a great weight and she always offers beautiful prints. Both scarves below are available on our website and are on SALE! Lastly, I almost always travel in sneakers and we all know that Golden Goose is the sneaker king. My sweet hubby got me this leopard pair (you can never have enough leopard) for Christmas this past year and I wear them with everything!

These are just a few of the things I can’t live without when it comes to traveling! Next up, sipping yummy vino in California wine country!

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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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NYC Day 3 & 4

September 28, 2016

Day 3 & 4 of market were full of awesome showroom appointments. We saw so many great things the first two days it was hard to think it could get any better….but it did! See some of our favorite appointments below!

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We were so excited when we found out that Tucker was re-launching! Tucker always was a great seller and they had such amazing prints. This holds true for their Spring 2017 collection as well!

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Next we headed to Self Portrait. This will be a new line for Mosaic and the pieces are like works of art. The detailing is unreal!

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Self Portrait offered this cool off the shoulder neckline on many of their silhouettes.

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Megan Park is always a delight to see and their Spring ’17 collection offers some great prints and beautiful embroidery!

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A great caftan and jewelry at Megan Park!

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Another new line coming to Mosaic is Saloni. Five words to remember about this line….Out of this world prints!

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Fun iphone cases at By Malene Birger.

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By Malene Birger offered many great pieces featuring this beautiful burnt orange color.

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The last line we saw on Day 3 was another new line…Hemant & Nandita. More awesome prints and super wearable styles.

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More Hemant & Nandita!

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Day 4 started at Rag & Bone! It is always a pleasure being in their showroom!

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Great bags at Rag and Bone and an awesome floral print in their Ready-to-wear.

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Easy Rag & Bone Slide!

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DVF no longer is showing at the Coterie so we saw the line in their amazing showroom in the meatpacking district.

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Our last market appointment was at Dannijo!

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It is always hard narrowing down our selection at Dannijo!

That’s a wrap on market and now we are off to write orders! We can’t wait for you all to see all of the amazing things coming to Mosaic for Spring 2017!!

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Shop our Charleston Fashion Week 2016 Looks!

April 22, 2016

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Look 1 (Left) – Zimmermann Halter Top and Floral Skirt, Mignonne Gavigan Watercolor Stripes Necklace

Look 2 (Center) – By Malene Birger Embellished Dress

Look 3 (Right) – Sea NY Snowflake Lace Top, Sea NY Linen Culottes

 

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Look 4 (Left) – Zimmermann Mischief Stud Smock Dress

Look 5 (Center) – ALC Ombre Midi Dress

Look 6 (Right) – By Malene Birger Textured Top and Skirt, Mignonne Gavigan Georgeanna Necklace

 

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Look 7 (Left) – Zimmermann Belle Top

Look 8 (Center) – By Malene Birger Sweater Dress, Mignonne Gavigan Necklace

Look 9 (Right) – By Malene Birger Dress and Jacket

 

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Look 10 (Left) – Sachin and Babi Caftan

Look 11 (Center) – Zimmermann Belle Tank, Matison Stone Stone Vest, Zimmermann Lotte Pleated Skirt

Look 12 (Right) – ALC Mara Maxi, Mignonne Gavigan Le Charlot Pearl Necklace

 

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Look 13 (Left) – Tibi Tie Jumpsuit

Look 14 (Center) – Tibi Eyelet Maxi and Bomber Jacket

Look 15 (Right) – Sea NY Embroidered Dress

 

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Look 16 (Left) – Megan Park Floral Dress, Mignonne Gavigan Bow Necklace

Look 17 (Center) – Isabel Marant Etoile Saphir Dress

Look 18 (Right) – Zimmermann Halter Dress

 

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Look 19 (Left) – Zimmermann Pleated Dress, Mignonne Gavigan Necklace

Look 20 (Right) – Sachin and Babi Tiered Gown

 

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Fall Friendly

July 30, 2015

 

What you may not know when looking at the three outfits above is that each one features an item from Spring. With the end of each season we are always looking forward to what new items we can buy and sometimes neglect great items from past season that can transition seamlessly into the next. I was looking through out Spring Sale racks last week and realized there were some amazing pieces left at great prices that could easily be worn this Fall. We have styled three different outfits in this post to show you how easy it is to incorporate some of your favorite Spring pieces into Fall ensembles.

The first item is the by Malene Birger Latsy printed maxi dress. Who doesn’t love a sleeveless maxi dress in the Spring and Summer? However, sometimes we put these away once the season ends and don’t pull them out again until the next year. This maxi dress features a neutral palette and therefore doesn’t limit itself to one season. We paired it with a cozy new Allude Chunky sweater. This is one of our favorite pieces for Fall and we cinched it in with a by Malene Birger wrap around belt. The Jerome Dreyfuss booties we paired it with are also a Spring item but would be a great neutral heel to take into Fall. Did we mention our Sale items are 60% off?!?!

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The next outfit actually features two Spring items. We took an easy Elliott Lauren button down and paired it over a causal Rachel Pally maxi dress. I love the look of taking a loose fitting button down and tying it in the front with a short or long dress. It is casual and easy but looks put together and stylish at the same time!

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For the final look we combined this great IRO sweatshirt from Spring with a new printed Equipment blouse and a great pair of Current Elliott skinnies. This is a great way to incorporate your favorite sleeveless blouses into Fall outfits. Layer them with your favorite sweater or jacket so can continue to enjoy wearing them.

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These items and many other great finds are available in our 60% off Sale going on now!!

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Mixing it up with Milly!

July 12, 2015

This week we welcomed designer Milly to the Mosaic family! We were excited to receive our first shipment and it didn’t disappoint. I have always liked Milly’s designs but in the past several years Michelle Smith, founder and designer, has totally stepped up her game. She has added a bold flare to her classic designs. Whether you love a sophisticated sheath dress in a bold print or a young and fun midi skirt with a crop top, Milly has something for every age or style. Her pieces are very versatile and can be worn so many different ways. The Tess blouse, seen below styled 3 different ways, is a prime example of that. It can be paired with a leather skirt, casual black shorts or layered under a dress. This is a blouse that will become your go-to!

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The Butterfly dress is a style that Milly does in many colors but we opted for a beautiful cobalt blue color way (this is one of the colors for Fall 2015). Most people would buy this dress to wear to a dressy event but we also love this dress paired with a funky pair of booties and some wood and tassel necklaces to dress it down.

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I can’t finish this post with out spotlighting the amazing Tweed Day coat. It is everything you would want in a coat – versatile, fun and classic all in one! Shop these styles and others online now and stay tuned for more new arrivals from Milly coming soon!!

 

 

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Staff Sale Picks!!

June 18, 2015

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Spring 2015 Lookbook

May 6, 2015

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NYFW Fall 2015 Day 1 Recap

February 12, 2015

This morning, bright and early, we headed to the big apple to kick off fashion week!! Over the next week we will be seeing some amazing runway presenations and will be headed to showrooms to view Fall 2015 collections. Our schedule is slammed, but lets be honest, we wouldn’t have it any other way! We are viewing some lines that will be new to Mosaic and we are excited to share every detail of this trip with you all!!

We went straight from the airport to our first appointment….Vince shoes. We have been fans of their shoes for a while now and can’t be more thrilled that we will be carrying them at Mosaic. Their Fall 2015 collection didn’t disappoint and it is going to be a chore narrowing down our choices. While we were browsing the collection, we were pleasantly surprised to run into the fabulous Diane von Furstenberg! What a way to start the trip?!?

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photo 2-25After Vince, we hurried over to the Lincoln Center for the BCBG Max Azria runway show! The show included rich colors, a plethora of embroidery and shearling touches through out. Our favorites included several statement jackets and oversized neutral turtlenecks!

bcbgspr15The show itself wasn’t the only highlight! We ended up running into some of our favorite bloggers including Arielle of Something Navy, Jacey of Damsel in Dior, Aimee of Song of Style and Rachel of Pink Peonies!! They were all so nice and it was neat to be able to meet them in person!

bloggersNext was our appointment with Fashionhaus to view by Malene Birger and Allude. This is one appointment I always looks forward to and am never let down. By Malene Birger’s collection included pops of burnt orange, marsala and more neutral camel hues. Her oversized knits make us swoon!

photo 3-21Her scarves for Fall 2015 were on point. We are suckers for anything leopard print and she had some amazing color options available. How are we to choose?

photo 4-19Next came Allude! Their luxurious knits are like no other. Our favorites from the collection included, surprise surprise, these sweaters that feature a large graphic leopard print! Are y’all seeing a pattern here?

photo 5-18One of the coolest yet daunting things about Allude is you can pretty much pick any style sweater and get it in about 100 different color options. Narrowing down the colors is torture. Below is just a small fraction of the colors they offer!!

photo 1-27We finished off the day at Rebecca Minkoff! Her collection included bright pops of magenta, green and more fringe, which we aren’t complaining about!! We hope the fringe trend sticks around for a while!

photo 2-27After a day of running from one appointment to the next, we worked up quite the appetite! We headed to our trusty favorite Koi to load up on fresh and out of this world sushi! We started with the lobster tacos and proceeded to order quite the variety of rolls. You can’t really go wrong there!!

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photo 4-21Tomorrow we will view full Fall collections for BCBG, Trina Turk, M. Missoni, Hunter Bell and will finish off the day at Nicole Miller’s Runway Show! Stay tuned!!