My Mod Wall

You all saw Julia’s mod inspiration yesterday, and now here’s a peak into what mod means to me. I chose the image above because I love the outfit’s chic ladylike look. She’s sophisticated, but creative, and everyone wants a look into her world.

Boucle Textured Jacket, Polka Dot Blouse, Thermal Shortie, and Leigh Platform Ankle Boot

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Housewares: Clock. This clock is so modern with its clean lines and stark contrasts. I can’t help but think back to the days of mod. Its roundness also mirrors the polka dots in her blouse.

Hobbie: Painting. When I think of the mod days Andy Warhol pops into my head. I think this was an extremely creative time, and I picture our girl in a studio apartment, inspired by Warhol and painting away.

The muse: My grandmother. This is a photo that I stole from one of my grandparents many photo albums. The pages are packed with my grandma in retro clothing, always maintaining herself in a feminine and proper way. The highly styled hair, the blouses, and especially the coats all remind me of the mod image.

Animal: Zebra. Wild souls that have never been tamed…they run free as a bold contrast throughout their environment. The mod woman is attracted to their vivacity, and can’t help but love that pattern…

The Scent: Miss Dior Cherie. The bottle is so prim and proper, but the scent inside is kind of funky. I picture this girl having the bottle sitting on her vanity as she gets ready each morning.

DIY: Fancy Collars

Shirts seem to be a trend everyone is diving into right now, including me.  That preppy school girl is becoming cool again but there seems to be a twist. I’m seeing people buttoning their shirts right up to the top so the collar becomes a feature (see blog post here) and they’re not scared to get adventurous with it either. So here we’ve made our very own DIY where we’ve made the collar a little more decorative!

What you will need;

Measure the length of the collar and cut trim to size

Sew the trim around the collar


 Then style as you wish, we love it under cropped sweaters


And here’s a little idea to jazz a shirt up a little for holiday season; buy some iron diamond, decorate the edges and shine on!


Rings worn in photos are the asymmetric stone ring and the crystal wave ring

A Dress For Each Girl

Its that time of year… for holiday parties, get-togethers, festive events, and you know what that means: time to find the perfect dress. What I love about our dress selection this season is the range – we have dresses for every type of girl, so whether you want to be sparkly, sexy, sweet, bohemian or comfy, we’ve got you covered.

I put together these little vignettes to show you the range of styles – be sure to check out our dress shop online!

Sequin Sway Dress, Rizzo Spike Heel, Helix Ring, Silver Warrior Ring, clutch coming soon.

New Romantics Ruby Shift Dress, Leather Wingtip, Floral Tights, Sparrow Convertible Necklace, Triple Stack Ring.


Belmont Backpack, La Bourse Plaid Button Down, Retro Classic Sneaker (more colors coming soon!), Tribal Pendant, dress coming soon.


Dancing in India Maxi Dress, Lou Ankle Boot, Dripped Chains Headpiece, Tonya Saddle Bag.

Shop all dresses.

A diary of a fashion blogger….

I love weekends, don’t you? Come Wednesday I’m lusting for Saturday morning to come. I wake up to the smell of French roast coffee and snooze until I’m ready to step foot outside of the cozy blankets. No alarm, no rushing just a peaceful mind looking forward to two days that you can dedicate to yourself. My mindset right now is all about HALLOWEEN. I decorated my house a little, placed a pumpkin amongst my flea market finds and a little Halloween man on top of my crate box.

I’m leaning towards an autumn leaf vibe; my aesthetic seems to be turning all rustic and autumnal from wearing dark floral prints to gathering earthly things for my home.

It’s that time of year again and I love it!

my mantel inspired by mrs havishman aesthetic

mid afternoon, I search for inspiration


rearranged my wardrobe



Style File: Sample Coordinator-Accessories

Fierce jewelry, tights, and boots are all staples in our accessory sample coordinator’s fall wardrobe. Hailing from Florida her wardrobe is warm weather heavy, but she’s pulled in the power of layering to update it for our cooler Philadelphia climate. Instead of ditching the shorts she pulls in the accessories – tights, socks, and boots – to keep them wearing into fall.

The end effect of many of her outfits is an interesting mix between naughty and nice. Sweet elements like a romantic blouse or cozy girl-next-door socks are paired in the same look with sexy lace or edgy snakeskin. It keeps you guessing, and pulls you into the details.

My personal favorite accessory a girl can have – Abigail!

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I love the coordination between her boots and the bag she was carrying – very well thought out.

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How sweet are her shades?

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This layered look with the Boucle Textured Jacket hits the nail on the head.

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Her desk space is absolutely inspirational.

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I don’t know about you, but this makes me want snakeskin loafers.

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Trend Spotting: MOD

If you’ve seen our website this week you’re probably aware – we’ve gone mad for MOD! This week on the blog we’ll be exploring this hot trend and why we love it. To kick it off, here’s a little “modboard” ;)

Free People Bamboo Stripes Crop Top
Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick
Free People Encrusted Beret
Elle France “Swinging Classiques” by David Burton
Free People Miles of Lace Dress
Free People Textured Turtleneck
Free People Mohair Plaid Mini Skirt
Jules Platform Boot
MOD icon Twiggy

Visit the Mod shop. Are you into this trend?

Miso Glazed Tofu with Spice Roasted Vegetables

This weekend’s recipe is a two-parter. You can prepare the two dishes to go together or make them separately. I personally love them together for dinner, but I’ll often save the leftover tofu to throw on a salad for the next day’s lunch. There’s a great candied flavor to the tofu while the veggies inject a bit of spice into the meal. I like to think of this meal as the healthy version of potato chips and honey baked ham. It feels like an indulgence, but in reality you’re really being quite healthy.

Ingredients for Miso-Glazed Tofu:

14-16oz Lite Firm Tofu

¼ Cup White Miso Paste

1 Tbsp Sesame Oil

2 Tbsp Mirin

Ingredients for Spice Roasted Vegetables:

1 Lb. of whatever vegetables you chose (I used yellow squash and zucchini)

1 Tsp. Coriander

½ Tsp. Fennel Seeds

½ Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

½ Tsp. Italian Seasoning

3 Tbsp. Macadamia Nut Oil

Salt & Pepper to Taste

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Slice your tofu block into three layers and place in a towel to soak up moisture.

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Cover a small baking dish with tin foil

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Slice veggies. You can choose the size; just make sure they’re all more or less uniform.

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Mix oil and spices together with in a ramekin with a basting brush

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Paint over veggies and mix up so each piece is well coated

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Place veggies in oven, and then begin mixing together the miso glaze for your tofu.

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Liberally paint the glaze onto either side of each tofu slice with your basting brush.

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Place pieces into a larger baking dish

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Place into the oven along with your veggies. You can stir up the veggies at this point.

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After about 10 minutes flip tofu over and finish baking until glaze looks candied. You’ll want to take the veggies out once they just begin to brown.

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Serve it up!

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