Emerald Green: Do’s and Don’ts

How to wear: Emerald Green













Do pair with neutral or black shoes









Don’t be afraid to pair with fun prints such as pants/blazers etc.










Michael StarsDo dress down with a pair of boyfriend jeans and tee shirt



















Don’t forget how glamorous a shiny metallic emerald green can be







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Spotlight on Store Owner: Theresa Johnson

“Owning and buying for a fashion boutique in Newport Beach, California is a dream come true,” says buyer and owner Theresa Johnson, and this fall season’s trends feel as if they were planned with Newport in mind.  Every start to a new season reminds her of what she loves to do. Here are a few of her favorite trends.

#1- Green; From emerald green to army green there is a whole movement going on and we love it in every shade. Try a simple addition to your wardrobe by picking up a tee in Cortez from Michael Stars, army colored jeans from AG, or simply a great accessory like a classic pattered scarf! Don’t forget how elegant emerald can look when paired with other jewel tones, such as sapphire, amethyst and garnet!




#2- Back to nature; Strong focus on cozy knits, fur trimmed jackets and boots. This year it’s all about layering hues of color, for example, from java to cobblestone to sand all in one look,  and then add the perfect beanie to tie it all together!

Cozy cable knit sweater




#3- The new neutral gray; This color has become an irresistible neutral to pair with different tones, such as, slate, charcoal, and platinum gray. This is a strong color to experiment with color blocking, another fall trend this season. The best thing to remember is to have fun with it, make it your own!

Gray Gray Gray!

#4- Outerwear; Statement making manifests itself with faux fur jackets, coats, and knit bombers. They’re not only there to keep you warm but also serve as the main focus of your look. Faux fur coats are an ultimate winter staple this season, remember to consider the rest of your outfit when rocking these coats. Keep everything else simple.

Guilt Joy Jacket

#5- Street Wise; Clean with a touch of leather. Nobody does it better than Bailey44, from chic dresses with leather bodices to fitted vests with leather fronts and knit backs. The most important part of your street wise look is to keep it simple and sophisticated with an edgy touch.

Street Wise

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LA Fashion Week S/S 2014

Every March (for Fall collections) and October (for Spring collections), Los Angeles Fashion Week is held as a way to showcase up-and-coming Los Angeles designers. LA Fashion Council kick starts fashion week on October 9, 2013 with their opening presentations at Los Angeles’ premier retail and lifestyle destination, The Grove. The 9 day event is broken up into separate days, each showcasing a unique concept. For more info on Los Angeles Fashion Week 2013, visit FashionWeekLA.com.


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Designer Spotlight: Ella Moss

Pamella Protzel Scott always loved getting dressed up and was cultivating her own unique sense of style from a young age. The Los Angeles native is the designer and creative director behind Ella Moss. It began with her friends constantly “shopping” her closet of vintage, handmade and contemporary clothes. Pamella studied graphic design after high school, recognized her true calling and quickly enrolled at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown LA. In 2001 she co-founded Ella Moss with Moise Emquies of Splendid. The name comes from a combination of their nicknames, Ella for Pamella and Moss for Moise. So who is the Ella Moss girl? “She’s a modern bohemian. She travels the world and falls in love easily. She listens to feel-good music and drives with the windows down. She shops at flea markets and thinks a beach vacation is the best kind of vacation. She smiles easily and laughs a lot – often at herself.”

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Style Tips for the Modernshopgirl: White Trousers

We are back and tackling the white trouser! A lot of women have reservations about white pants and with good reason, but release the fear with Hudson‘s white cotton trouser. This fabric is cool, comfy and flattering. We decided to go for three completely different looks to get those creative juices flowing, check it out!

#1 – White pants can look a little preppy sometimes so we toughened this look up with Chaser’s Iron Maiden tee. It gives a relaxed look and the muscle tee style balances out the fullness of the pant. Add tough accessories like a tribal print messenger bag, woven belt and Chan Luu‘s wrap bracelets. We completed the look with Michael Stars amazing new aviator, the Flyer.

#2 – Add a pop of color! This is kind of a no brainer, but don’t be afraid of bright colors and white. The white adds a crisp clean anchor to Bailey 44‘s orange zig zag tank. We added Nakamol‘s beautiful turquoise necklace and neutral cuff. Grab a straw tote and Michael Stars Eclipse sunglasses and you are ready for brunch by the beach.

#3 – Black and white will never go out of style, but instead of basic black try a fun print! We are all drooling over Free People‘s polka dot blouse. The basic black and white give you freedom with your accessories. We snagged a turquoise necklace and bag to balance out the black and white. Michael Stars new cat-eye, the Glam adds glamour to any outfit!

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Happy MLK Day

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“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Happy Friday the 13th!

Happy Friday Modernshopgirls! Sorry ModBlog has been a little neglected, we have been recovering from a fabulous holiday season! Now that the new year is here, we are ready for spring and all the color that comes with it. So enjoy your Friday and check back with us for the latest spring trends, merchandise, & colors!
Graphic from HERE

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here at Modern Romance/Modernshopgirl we are especially thankful for our amazing customers and family that have supported us through the years. Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving 
and happy shopping tomorrow on Black Friday!

*Be sure to stop by one of locations for complimentary gift wrapping and deep discounts!*

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