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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.

fp naomi -Oct 28, 2011, 9:39AM
aria - it doesn't look like we're getting it back :(
aria -Oct 27, 2011, 4:45PM
i was reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally hoping you guys would get the "directions in lace maxi skirt" back in stock... in the lighter color (and xs). i really wanted to buy it and have been looking all the time to see if its back , but its not :( ... will it ever be ???? please!

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LOVE this fringe bib!







left – luke ankle boot; right – northern lights ankle boot.




Little things that caught my eye around the office today :)

Megan -Oct 27, 2011, 10:54AM
Love the bow!
Tiffany -Oct 26, 2011, 10:32AM
Love the boots XOXO,

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To further explore the Mod Trend and why we love it, Jemma, Naomi and I decided to each pick a look from this trend and put together a vignette incorporating personal items that show what Mod means to us. The look above got my attention immediately and conjured up thoughts about music, books and people that I associate with it.Read More

serena -Oct 31, 2011, 10:26AM
i love this look, this music, edie, and "just kids", but none of this is mod at all! who cares, beautiful clothes all the same.
Jasmine -Oct 26, 2011, 8:25PM
or did rather...

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Our office coordinator is always amazingly put together. It’s hard not to notice her glowing skin, colored lips, and bold brows. Everyone knows these kind of results don’t come without knowing a thing or two, so I caught up with her to get an insider’s peak. She shares on all of her favorite products and has some great tips to give. I learned a lot and will definitely be trying out a thing or two.Read More

Elliott -Oct 09, 2014, 4:04AM
Hmm it looks like your website ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I guess I'll just sum it up what I had written and say, I'm thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I'm still new to everything. Do you have any tips for first-time blog writers? I'd certainly appreciate it.
Steffy -Oct 29, 2011, 11:07PM
I bought the tinted moisturizer today. I hate foundation and I have been using different tinted moisturizers and have been unsuccessful in finding one I love... There's some likes but not a love yet. Haha! I hope it works! :)

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Karolina is wearing: Boxy Crochet Sweater, Zigzag Turban, Spec Rib Tight, Locked in Knots Pendant.

View our Model Q&A series here!

! -Oct 25, 2011, 11:36AM
She is absolutely irresistible!

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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



viviane / hippiebohoreloaded -Oct 25, 2011, 3:12PM
nothing's better than a good vintage gem! love pieces with a lot of history that nobody else wears :) xx viviane hippiebohoreloaded.
Elsa @ Styleabaad -Oct 25, 2011, 10:23AM
I love these photos, and I also love do decorate my place with flea market finds!

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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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Erica -Oct 25, 2011, 2:13PM
It's comforting to see that she's terrified of escalators, because I am too. It's great to know I'm not alone in this world.
-Oct 25, 2011, 1:27PM
love the feather/fur vest...!! nice boots too.

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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?

Lydia Cotton -Oct 24, 2011, 11:39PM
Stephani -Oct 24, 2011, 6:14PM
I am in LOVE with your reading glasses with the black frame at top and clar bottoms. Where did you get them?!! I need to get me a pair!

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“In periods of rapid personal change, we pass through life as though we are spell-cast. We speak in sentences that end before finishing. We sleep heavily because we need to ask so many questions as we dream alone. We bump into others and feel bashful at recognizing souls so similar to ourselves.”

– Douglas Coupland


KERIKROW -Oct 24, 2011, 3:37PM
Nicole -Oct 24, 2011, 10:10AM
As always I love this! For more quotes and creativity, check my daily quote blog:

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Still so good… Maru, the strangest cat on the planet.

joy -Oct 25, 2011, 3:16AM
definitely just broke into tears that was so great.
annie -Oct 24, 2011, 11:02AM
can't breathe. laughing too hard. i heart Maru. xoxo

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Post image for 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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fp naomi -Oct 24, 2011, 9:35AM
melissa - Sorry about that - 375F.
melissa -Oct 23, 2011, 1:14PM
what do you preheat the oven to?

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I’ve posted some of Beth Hoeckel’s work before; she’s one of those artists I always keep an eye out for new work from.  I love her collages and that they’re made of found paper and archival paste, not digitally. One of my favorite hobbies is making collages, it’s something I like to do in my down time while listening to music.  It’s incredibly relaxing and also a great way to express your feelings – I actually rarely show mine to people because I think of them as little visual diaries full of mixed emotions, but the cool part is that their meaning is unique to the eye of the beholder.  Someone else could look at them and have no idea what the real meaning is behind them.

But I guess that’s true for most art, huh? :)


Samantha Cruz Fraticelli -Feb 03, 2012, 3:31PM
Just inspiring!!
Taylor -Oct 22, 2011, 10:38PM
This is too funny, because I am about to go to sleep, and hopefully these images will bring me good dreams. :) I love to make collages also. And yes, I ALWAYS have music on. It makes me stop thinking, and allows me to create. Beth Hoekel's work really is lovely!

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