Month: February, 2012

Feature Friday: Sarah

Meet Sarah DiPeppe. This VCU Grad Student doesn’t let her busy life stop her from expressing her ‘ever-changing’ style. “I’ll rock a pump and a mini one day, and be in jeans and vans the next.” A sucker for comfort, accessories are the key to each of her looks. “A watch, scarf or even a pop of lip color can add just enough interest to an outfit without going over the top.” Sarah loves to shop and is always looking for deals at TJ Maxx, local Richmond boutiques and thrift stores. Isn’t she fabulous?

Top- TJ Maxx

Bottoms- Corduroy jeggings by H.U.E. – Nordstrom

Watch- vintage oversized watch in brown leather and rose gold –

Bangles – H & M

Shoes – Pura by Dolce Vida- Shop Sosie

Clutch- Shop Sosie

Follow Sarah on Twitter!

xo, Moda. Mode


Matte About You

Matte is too popular this season. I finally got the chance to play around with some matte finisher nail polish. Peep the matte finisher with Sinful Colors Black on Black (#2):

I purchased the finisher (Essie Matte About You, $5) from Amazon’s Nail Boutique. It’s awesome! I can’t wait to try different colors, like pinks and purples and neon for the summer.

xo, Tea

Marni for H&M

Hope you aren’t tired of all the collaborations yet because this one is definitely one worth reading about. After having just launched the Versace collaboration line not too long ago, H&M is at it again. Marni at H&M launched its collection last Friday at a star-studded Hollywood event and it looks like another win for the popular clothing store.

Fashionistas everywhere are anticipating the March 8th debut including us! We are OBSESSED. Honestly don’t think it could get better than this. The mix of prints and textures are breathtaking and the accessories add the perfect touch to any outfit. We’re not huge fans of fighting off the crowds, but this one may be worth it!

Check out the collection and a few of our favorite picks! Let us know what you think, do you love it, hate it? What are your favorite pieces?

Our Top Picks

(That last bib necklace is just begging for a DIY, right?)

Photos from
(Check out the entire collection, including the men’s here)

xo, Moda.Mode

Keri Levitt Communications

During our NYC visit last weekend we also had a chance to check out Ann’s (our lovely host) workplace. She is a PR Assistant for Keri Levitt Communications. Pretty impressive right? Learning about what she does on a daily basis and seeing all of the things in the showroom was an amazing experience. We of course wanted to share the pics with our darling readers! Enjoy!

The Keri Levitt Communications showroom.

Ann showing us some dresses from the Ali Ro collection. Loving this lime green one! You can buy your own right here!

Checking out the amazing Ali Ro jackets. I’ll take one in each color please!

Beautiful cashmere collection by White + Warren. Wish you could feel how soft all the pieces were!

How awesome are these pants?

Amazing pieces from the Carol Marie jewelry line.

Peep these sexy luxury slippers by Jacques Levine. Get your own pair here.

Loving each and every one of these Hat Attack hats. They need to find their way into our closets, don’t you agree?

The board of places they have been featured in. Pretty cool right?

Checking out all of the magazines that their clients have been featured in. There are tons!

She only has the view of the Empire State Building from her office, no biggie! Thanks so much Ann for showing us around!

P.S. Make sure you ‘Like’ Keri Levitt Communications on Facebook!

xo, Moda. Mode

Sunglasses & Pumps

[top: gold sprinkled black sweater-One 7 Six, bottom: grey sweatpant-GAP, shoes: nude pumps-Zara, sunglasses: RayBan Wayfarer, cuff: gold-RJ Graziano; lips: MAC Satin red A81]

Feature Friday: Tiffany J

Meet Tiffany J. This young lady is currently a working grad student. Although she stands at 5’8″ tall, Tiffany rocks high heels anytime she can. This fashionista is into splashes of color and a huge lover of leggings. And just like us, she’s into snooping through clearance racks and shopping at random stores to find nice, yet inexpensive fashion items. You go girl!

Peep Tiffany’s usual fit & key pieces:

Top: hi-lo blue button down, Cotton On

Bottom: leggings with faux leather patches, H&M

Shoes: orange suede pumps, Bakers

Earrings & Bracelets: DIY

Watch: Nooka, gifted

xo, Moda.Mode

Psst.. Follow Tiffany J on Twitter!

Bloggers Night Out NYC Recap

This weekend we traveled to NYC to attend our very first blogger event! The Bloggers Night Out event was at the Caulfield and it was sooo much fun!

Never seen so many fashionable people in one room! Everyone was so nice & friendly, and we left truly inspired and motivated.

Marshalls and TJ Maxx set up an entire boutique in the back with new fashion items for spring. The team from Plastics Make it Possible also put together a few amazing looks that everyone had a chance to win.

Thanks to Yazi Vodka for giving out yummy complimentary drinks!

The lovely ladies from Daily Buzz were there to give some great advice on how to improve your blog.Very helpful. P.S. Check out her fab DIY nails!

[on Tea: black/white stripped blouse, skinny gold medallion belt, leggings, black leather platforms, woven clutch; on Marcella: sheer Express burgundy blouse, Trouve shorts, Bauble Bar necklace, French Connection necklace, DIY clutch, Michael Kors watch]

 xo, Moda.Mode

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We hope you have a wonderful day filled with LOVE whether it’s from your hunni, friends, family or all of the above!

Photo via Tumblr

P.S. Thank you for your support thus far! We appreciate you!

Gold & Stuff

Gold accessories are a huge trend. They can really make a difference in your outfit. Peep some of our favorite gold items:

RJ Graziano Polished Gold Cuff, $65

Pyramid Stud Earrings, Charlotte Russe, $7.50

Gold Bullet two finger ring, ETSY, $10

Gold Leaf ear cuff, TOPSHOP

Look around locally, in thrift shops as well, for gold accessories like belts and headpieces. The exact RJ Graziano gold cuff was on sale at TJMaxx for $20.

xo, Moda.Mode

Purple Fur

I bought this fur vest at Nordstrom the other day for $13! I just love it and wanted to share with you all in a quick post!

[Top: Leotard-American Apparel; Bottoms-Tan shorts; Shoes-Steve Madden Booties (scored them for $17 bucks at Marshalls!) Watch-Michael Kors; Bracelets-DIY, Target; Tights-HUE; Necklace-Vintage]