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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
This month for our How We Style series we are going to show you 3 ways to style this gorgeous Ulla Johnson Abelia Dress. What’s not to love about this dress? Great color…check…..easy silhouette….check……versatile….check! We could go on and on. With this being a longer style, a lot of people are unsure of how to style it. Check out the pictures below to see 3 unique looks that can be achieved with the Abelia dress.
The first way we styled it was with a pair of white booties (all the rage right now), a cool belt, and some fun earrings. Because this style is very flowy it completely changes the look when you belt it to a more curve showing silhouette. This could be worn during the day and most definitely transition into evening.
Second, because the fabric tends to read dressy, we wanted to show you how to make it more casual for day. We paired it with casual accessories and with a fun high pony tail which instantly makes it look more laid back but clearly still fabulous.
Lastly, we went for a strictly evening look. This dress has a gold thread running through out and I think with the right accessories could even be worn for a cocktail party. We paired it with a glitzy heel, fun small bag and some dressy earrings. A low sleek pony tail adds a touch of sophistication to this look.
We will leave you with a picture of Molly Sims spotted in this dress and she paired it with a Gucci fanny pack. See, the options are endless! 🙂
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!
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.
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!
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).
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.
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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Day 2 was full of exciting showroom appointments! It included some of our favorites…Sea, Zimmermann and Ulla Johnson to name a few! See some of our favorites below!
We started our day at Oscar de la Renta, which is always a treat!
(left) Oscar’s tassel earring drawer is what dreams are made of! (right) We loved this gold and gunmetal group. Especially the microphone hand gloves…something very different for Oscar!
Next we headed to Sea NY and we are so excited at all of the easy and versatile pieces they had to offer in their Spring collection!
A couple of our favorites at Sea!
Zimmermann is always a highlight of every buying trip. They recently moved to a new showroom space and it was beautiful!
The showroom wasn’t the only beautiful thing at Zimmermann. The collection was romantic, feminine and refined.
Ulla Johnson has become one of our favorite designers across the board! We could dedicate a whole post to just her Spring collection but we narrowed it down to some of the highlights! These are some of the amazing looks from her runway presentation.
Ashleigh perusing Ulla’s collection!
Expect to see these beautiful Ulla bags at Mosaic in the Spring!
Some of our favorite shoes at Ulla….so wearable!
More Ulla shoes!
Amazing details at Jerome Dreyfuss!
We viewed Cynthia Rowley’s (a possible new designer coming to Mosaic) Spring collection and it featured some intricate fabrications and a lot of interesting texture through out!
The amazing color palette at Tibi!
Some of our favorite runway looks from Tibi!
Mara Hoffman’s new studio space!
A few of our favorite pieces from Mara’s Spring collection!
We finished the day off at Lizzie Fortunato which never disappoints!
Lizzie Fortunato offered some amazing clutches for Spring! We loved the vivid color palette!
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