Month: January, 2012

DIY: Beaded Collar Blouse

Adding some bling to anything can easily bring something drab to life. This especially applies to clothing. I think it’s so much fun to add some spice to shirts whether it’s the collar, or changing out the buttons. Check out the DIY instructions below!

Now it’s your turn! Ready, set, DIY!

xo, Moda.Mode


Valentine’s Day Dress Guide: Girls

Ladies, we didn’t forget about you. Here are a few things to help put you in a trendy & romantic mood – and spice up your Valentine’s Day look.

Woven envelope clutch, $30

UO denim leggings in rose, $39

Essie nail polish in Russian Roulette, $8

Old Navy chiffon maxi skirt, $30

F21 spring knuckle ring, $4.80

MAC lipstick in Russian Red, $14.50

2020Ave extended tail chiffon top, $22

Hope you spend your Valentine’s Day in style!

xo, Moda.Mode

Valentine’s Day Dress Guide: Guys

Pinks and reds are awesome. Even for the fellas. And with Valentine’s Day around the corner, which guy doesn’t want to look spiffy & dapper on his hot date? Here are a few pieces to help every guy look romantic, yet stylish.

ASOS chino pant in rose, $45

J.Crew sunwashed sweatshirt, $65

J.Crew floating hearts boxers, $18.50

Old Navy broken-in slim khakis, $25

GAP knit ribbed cardigan, $80

Urban Renewel checkered shirt, $34

xo, Moda.Mode

Feature Friday: Sunni

Meet Sunni. She is currently a radio host at one of DC’s most popular radio stations, WPGC 95.5. This self-proclaimed bargain-ista mixes designer items with bargain items for a chic yet comfortable style. We give her two-thumbs up!

Peep Sunni’s fit and key pieces:

Shirt, H&M-$17

Shorts, H&M-$20

Faux Fur Vest, T.J. Maxx- $40 (on sale)

Shoes, Christian Louboutin Studded Cork Platform Pumps-Gifted

Make sure you check out Sunni’s website and follow her on Twitter!

xo, Moda.Mode

Sheer Obsession

I don’t know what my latest obsession with chiffon & sheer is all about, but I find it very chic and modern. I came across a website called 2020Ave that sells so many cute sheer tops and skirts. Of course I had to share it on here.

Peep some of my favorite pieces:

Double Slit Maxi Skirt, $37

Tan blouse w/ back out, $35

Sheer Leotard in light plum, $25

Panel Shoulder Knotted Blouse, $35

Sheer Racer Back Blouse, $42

See-through Maxi Skirt, $37

Has anyone ordered with 2020Ave before? I might have to give it a try. These pieces are fantastic and inexpensive.

xo, Tea

Feature Friday: Jasmina

Meet Jasmina Lucanin. This lovely lady is from Serbia. She loves fashion and mixing feminine items with edge. Most of her clothing is dark, but Jasmina adds life to her look with pops of color on her lips and nails. She also never leaves her house without a watch and bracelets! We love it!

Peep Jasmina’s fit and some of her key pieces:

(Jasmina is also rocking our featured Cinnabon hairdo!)

Dress: grey sweater dress with back zipper-H&M

Tights: basic black-Target

Shoes: dark blue wooden pump-Jessica Simpson

Watch: all-white Michael Kors

Accessories: black/gold chain bracelet; leather studded cuff

Clutch: DIY Moda.Mode envelope clutch

xo, Moda.Mode

Winter Brights

For some reason this Winter season seems longer than any other one I can remember, and it has really just begun. So instead of going into a deep depression counting down the days until Spring, I have decided to incorporate some brighter pieces into my wardrobe lately (it will do for now). Check out a few affordable pieces I recommend, they are sure to spice up any outfit!

Beaded Necklace-Old Navy, $15

Belt-J.Crew, $30

Neon Messenger Bag-Old Navy, $20


Color Block Wedges-Topshop, $140


Chiffon Skirt-Old Navy, $10

I’m obsessed with all of these! Hope one of these lovely finds are able to brighten up your Winter. Happy Shopping!

xo, Marcella

Feature Friday: Taylor

Meet Taylor Freeman. This 17-year-old hot mama resides in North Carolina with big dreams of styling the stars one day. She is currently finishing up her senior year in high school. Taylor says she is inspired by the 80s, and believes that women do not have to dress glam all the time. She is a thrift queen and bargain shopper, just like us. We love her!

Peep Taylor’s usual fit & key pieces:

Jason Wu for Target

The Jason Wu/Target collabo is almost here and ummm its perfect! The collection is sophisticated and fun. The textures, floral prints and colors are amazing and any piece would be a great addition to your wardrobe. But the best part about the collection may be that it doesn’t look cheap….even though the prices are [nothing is over $59.99]. Score. Check out our favorite looks!

You can check out the entire collection at Let us know which ones are your fav!

xo, Moda.Mode


Tribal Ruana

[top: tribal ruana-UO; tights: F21; shoes: olive military style lace-up

wedge- Macy’s by Rachel Roy; shirt: basic nude tee-GAP]

xo, Tea