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First Trimester Pregnancy Style Insights Blog Post

First Trimester Style Update

Now that the cat is out of the bag, I can finally start sharing some style insights I’ve gleaned during my First Trimester, that I hope can be useful to those of you who might be going through it (or planning to in the near...

Ultra Feminine Style Outfit Inspiration

Ultra Feminine Outfit for Summer Occasions

I consider my own personal style fairly eclectic - with various dominant style personalities that I like to combine into style formulas that allow me to express myself through my outfits. Some days I feel more elegant-creative, while other days I like to dress more...

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Markdown Mondays: MDW Sale Roundup

Happy Best Monday of the Summer - Memorial Day Monday!My inbox has been filling up this weekend with amazing deals, as today officially marks the beginning of the Summer, and some of the best sales are happening right now, right in time to get your...

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Markdown Mondays: Spring Prints & Solids

Happy Monday!Even though it's raining today in NYC, the rest of the week is looking pretty good according to the forecast, so to keep the Spring and Summer feeling going, today's MarkdownMondays style collage has tons of colors and prints for your stylish enjoyment. ...

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Markdown Mondays: Spring with J.Crew

Happy day-after-Mother's Day Monday - hope everyone's Mother's Day was beautiful & full of love!After being away from NYC for 3 weeks, in destinations with a more moderate Mediterranean climate (like Barcelona, Rome and Cique Terre, to name a few), I'm surprised to find New...

Yellow Power for Spring and Summer Blog Post by Modnitsa Styling

Yellow Power For Spring & Summer

Yellow is one of my favorite colors & for a good reason. Its a color of optimism & brings that energy forward whenever you wear it - inspiring others to feel more positive. Unfortunately, it can sometimes be a color many people shy away from -...

Colorful Elegance Blog Post Modnitsa Styling

Colorful Spring Elegance

I'm a huge fan of color, and consider myself a color enthusiast when it comes to my Wardrobe Styling work - encouraging my clients to add colors within their unique color palettes into their wardrobes, replacing black whenever possible....

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Markdown Mondays: Spring Silhouette

Happy Monday - hope your Holiday Weekend was spectacular!With yesterday's weather being up in the 70s in NYC, I definitely felt like Spring had turned into Summer. It happens so quickly this time of year, that its imperative to have your wardrobe ready to transition....

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Markdown Mondays: Stepping into a Spring Look

Happy Monday - hope your weekend was fabulous! I actually ended up having one of those super-busy-running-around-with-clients weekends, working on helping them get their wardrobes ready for Spring.With yesterday's warm weather, I felt the mood instantly lifting - and making me more drawn to Spring...

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Markdown Mondays: Welcome Spring!

Happy {Official} First Day of Spring!While the weather may not be there just yet, my mood is definitely filled with images of blooming trees, about to start budding and flowering to bring forward the energy of rebirth and optimism.Today's #MarkdownMondays style collage is also here...

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Markdown Mondays: Winter Stripes and Neutrals

Happy Lunar New Year! May it bring us all prosperity, luck, love & lots of style! Today's #MarkdownMondays is all about adding some fun to your Winter wardrobe - by mixing stripes and neutrals. Stripes have always been one of my favorite patterns, they're very versatile...

Winter Weather Essentials Guide by Modnitsa Styling

Snow Day Stylish Outfit Essentials

Winter definitely graced us with its presence this weekend, bringing our first official NYC snowstorm. It's very tempting to stay inside all day when it's snowing on the weekend, but I'm glad we decided to bundle up and go out to explore. I feel extremely...

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Markdown Mondays: Winter Blues and Browns

Happy #MarkdownMondays!Today's style inspiration comes from one of my favorite color combos that can work equally well in the Summer and the Winter - Blue and Brown. Check out the 5 pieces I picked that work together stunningly, and will add some pop to your...

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Markdown Mondays: Cyber Monday Deals

Happy best Markdown Monday of all #MarkdownMondays -- Cyber Monday!I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend filled with family, good food and relaxation. I know I did! And woke up today to an inbox full of good deals too - which always makes a girl...

Fall 2016 Beauty Must-Haves

Fall Beauty & Skincare Must-Haves

My makeup and beauty philosophy has always been "less is more". I like to find products that do the best job at the task so as not to have 12 different items that all do about the same thing crowding my shelves. I also prefer...

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Markdown Mondays: The Golden Hour

As we're getting deeper into Fall and early Winter, and especially with the days getting shorter (Hello, Daylight Savings!), it's becoming harder and harder to find vitamin D between our early morning commutes in the dark and getting out of the office after the sun...

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Markdown Mondays: Halloween Edition

I really can't believe it's Halloween already (and the 31st of October!) With the weather messing around from hot to cold, it's difficult to settle on the ideal wardrobe picks - as most of us have probably already rotated our closets (especially those of us...

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Markdown Mondays: The Perfect Fall Outfit

Whenever I go through someone's wardrobe as part of my Wardrobe/Closet Edit Service, we're always looking to construct a few outfits for various occasions that can become the "outfit formula" & serve as inspiration for creating more looks of a similar kind....

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Markdown Mondays: Columbus Day Sales

And just like that, we're in the middle of Fall, with leaves changing colors, days getting shorter and the chill setting in. There are so many things I love about Fall - like the pumpkin-spiced candles, mulled wine & apple cider and the feel of...

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Markdown Mondays: Swimsuit Edit

Even though it's August, I feel that it's still too early to throw in the proverbial (beach) towel - and there is still more beach and pool time to be had. Even though most stores are selling Pre-Fall in full swing, with Fall pieces coming...

Mothers Day 2016 Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Guide 2016

My gift-giving philosophy as a Wardrobe Stylist & Personal Shopper has always been to go the "custom-tailored" route. Everyone appreciates a thoughtful gift, and knowing your gift recipient is key of course. While it can be a bit challenging to find exact wardrobe pieces for...

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Markdown Mondays: Color-Coordinated

For this week's #MarkdownMondays, I decided to play around with some bold color combinations to create a look that had elements of both monochromatic and contrasting colors in various shades. I also mixed in other elements like pattern and texture to take the look to...

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Markdown Mondays: Work-Ready Outfit for Spring

This week's #MarkdownMondays is all about that go-to Spring "office-ready outfit", with just enough feminine polish to look both clean and fun!The players are this frilly blouse from Banana Republic that I've had a number of clients purchase over the past few months (and is...

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Markdown Mondays: The Blazer

This week's #MarkdownMondays brings you the key item of the season that will help you pull your look together - the Blazer! A Blazer is an important player in your wardrobe as it has the power to polish off an otherwise rather simple outfit, bring...

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Markdown Mondays: Spring Dresses

This week's #MarkdownMondays is all about getting "dress"ed up for the season.We have options ranging from a casual denim dress by Club Monaco, to a fit & flare style by DVF, a flirty silky one from Banana Republic, a maxi from Anthropologie and a chiffon...

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Markdown Mondays: Spring Wear

It's officially Spring, YAY!Despite yesterday's snow, the weather is back in the 50's and the feeling of freshness is in the air, along with the blooming trees and rising spirits.This week's #MarkdownMondays brings you some light and airy pieces in a mini-capsule wardrobe of sorts,...

Spring 2016 Trend Forecast

Spring Trends: All Color, All the Time

As the official beginning of Spring nears (despite the threat of heavy snow on literally the first day of Spring next week), stores are starting to unveil their new merchandise - which, like most years, is full of color and vibrancy.I wanted to share my...

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Markdown Mondays: Spring Edit, Part 4

One more week till Spring Equinox, otherwise known as the official first day of Spring!The weather in the North-East has been really temperamental lately - with 70 degrees one day, and dropping back to 30's and rain the next - but that elusive feeling of...

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Markdown Mondays: Spring Edit, Part 3

2 more weeks till it's (officially) Spring!This week's countdown #MarkdownMondays is all about those shoes! Do you ever find a great pair of heels and create an entire outfit (or even series of outfits) around it? That's exactly what happened with these Manolo Blahnik...

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Markdown Mondays: Spring Edit, Part 2

The countdown to Spring continues with only 3 weeks left to go!This week's #MarkdownMondays is centered around this gorgeous DVF Layne dress in a stunning emerald sea green. The dress a has a simple yet super flattering sheath silhouette, that works for most body types...

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Markdown Mondays: Spring Edit, Part 1

Only 4 more Mondays and it's officially Spring!To celebrate and get yourself and your closet ready, the next 4 #MarkdownMondays will be dedicated to inspiring warm-weather outfits, perfect to be worn from day to night.The leading role in today's style digest is played by...

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Markdown Mondays: The Blazer Edit

Happy Presidents Day Monday!As we come out from a polar freeze Valentine's weekend, images of warm sun and ocean fill my head to counteract the biting cold.Today's #MarkdownMondays brings you a colorful Blazer Edit, in preparation for warmer weather. You can pair these pieces with...

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Markdown Mondays: A Coat for Every Occasion

The past few weeks' weather in NYC has been on a complete fritz with the snowstorm followed by 50 degree thaw-out, so I've been going between my super warm down coat and my lightweight leather jacket - switching them out almost every day.Today's #MarkdownMondays has...

Brows Confidential Anastasia Tutorial

Stylist Tip of the Week: Groomed Eyebrows

Even if you normally choose to wear minimal makeup like myself, one beauty trick that I find essential to looking polished is having groomed eyebrows. We're talking neatly plucked, with a decent arch to open up your eyes, and brushed so that all the eyebrow...

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Markdown Mondays: Elegant in Gray

Hope everyone had a safe and warm weekend in the North-East! We had a ton of snow in Brooklyn, but the wonderland seemed to only last one day, as Sunday everyone was busy shoveling and the pure white snow turned into gray slush in a...

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Markdown Mondays: January Pretty

Welcome to the 2nd week of January - when the glitz of the holidays gets replaced with the pressure of New Year's resolutions ;-)Today's #MarkdownMondays will get you through the week with some fun & festive options that can create a variety of glamorous...

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Markdown Mondays: Pretty Every Day

It's 17 days till Christmas, everyone! With the busy season of holiday parties, gift-shopping (and giving), it's easy to forget what it's like to just get dressed for a regular "every day".Today's #MarkdownMondays brings you some fun pieces perfect for regular, every day, looking-pretty...

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Markdown Mondays: Cyber Monday

I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving and holiday weekend! And happy most wonderful (shopping) day of the year :-)This makes today's post the ultimate #MarkdownMondays!With my inbox full of exciting sale notifications, I decided to focus today's style digest on party attire -...

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Markdown Mondays: The Sweater Dress

Dresses are some of my favorite clothing pieces to wear - year-long. Each dress presents an outfit opportunity in itself - all you need are some accessories, and maybe a blazer or jacket for added warmth. Most dresses are tailored to be perfectly proportioned -...

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Markdown Mondays: Comfort is King

I know it's only Monday, but I'm already thinking of next weekend and doing more pre-holiday exciting New York Stuff (this weekend, I shot my Modnitsa Styling Promo Video Series and checked out the Brooklyn Flea in Industry City with my hubby).I'm really not a...

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Markdown Mondays: Mad for Plaid

I never used to like plaid and actually used to find it a bit sloppy and lazy.Until last month, when I picked up my first ever oversized plaid shirt at Anthropologie. I wore it every single day for 3 days straight (of course I did...

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Markdown Mondays: The Jewelry Edit

Today's #MarkdownMondays is all about jewelry. With this transitional weather and wearing lots of layers, I find it more and more important to bring cohesiveness to my outfits through accessories (a concept we wardrobe stylists call "linking"). Jewelry is an affordable and smart way to...

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Markdown Mondays: The Coat Edit

Today's #MarkdownMondays is all about coats. If you're a true New Yorker, you know that your coat is your car for the winter. It has to answer to a few different criteria - and these 4 coats (and 1 vest) in today's style edit all...

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Markdown Mondays: Columbus Day Edition

#MarkdownMondays Columbus Day Edition brings you some amazingly-priced items that come together to create a fun fall outfit. You have your staples - a printed skirt, a pair of tall boots, a fashionably-warm coat, the perfect embellished sweater and a fun clutch.Enjoy - and happy...

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Markdown Mondays: September Chill

Can you believe we're halfway done with September already? Today you can definitely feel an Autumn chill in the air, which calls for some cozier fabrics and long sleeves.In today's #MarkdownMondays edition, I chose some in-between-season items that all complement each other through color, fit,...

DIY Manicure Give Yourself A Perfect Mani At Home Tutorial

HOW-TO SERIES: DIY Perfect Manicure Tutorial

With New York Fashion Week upon us, whether you're attending the shows, or just watching them online to keep up with all the exciting new collections, there is little to no time for salon anything (manicures included). Check out my quick tutorial for a perfect...

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Markdown Mondays: Pre-Labor Day Mix

As we're nearing the end of summer, and most stores start bringing in their Fall collections, it's now an amazing opportunity to stock up on some key items for next year.I've searched the pre-labor day sales on some of my favorite retailers' sites, and bring...

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Markdown Mondays: Ethnic, Printed & Bold

One more Monday till Labor Day, yikes!At least the weather outside couldn't be nicer, and it makes me think of exotic locales, pretty beaches and vibrant sunsets - all stuff great Summers are made of ;-)In today's ‪#‎MarkdownMondays‬ style digest, I've scoured my favorite retailers...

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Markdown Mondays: Light and Airy

As we enter the last two weeks of August, and the air outside is thick with humidity, summer memories and the weight of still-to-do plans for the remaining summer weekends, it's only right to rely on light and airy clothes with prints and pastels to...

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Markdown Mondays: Beach-y Accessories

Summer is almost synonymous with beach and if you're lucky, and live near the coast like I do, you would take any chance possible to get away and spend some time by the water.In today's ‪#‎MarkdownMondays‬ style digest, I selected 5 summer accessories that will...

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Markdown Mondays: Summer Dresses

Dresses are the easiest summer outfit option - they create an instant "look", and can be taken from day to evening with just some shoes and accessories (and makeup!)Today's ‪#‎MarkdownMondays‬ style digest presents two of my favorite dresses, currently on sale, with two pairs of...

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Markdown Mondays: All About Your Capsule Wardrobe

Summer capsule wardrobing is a very useful styling concept. It allows you to have a few pieces (think: lightweight summer travel bag) that all work together to create a multitude of outfits when shoes and accessories are added. Today's ‪#‎MarkdownMondays‬ style digest focuses on 5...

Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit at Brooklyn Museum

Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum

He has long been known as the enfant terrible of French fashion. His collections have been based on street wear, focusing on popular culture. He pushes the boundaries of fashion, creating a new androgyny. In 1985 he introduced man-skirts, and produced sculptured costumes for Madonna...

Washington DC Shopping in Georgetown

DC Shopping Scene

My boyfriend was going on a business trip to DC this week, and I decided to tag along to "stretch my aura" and enjoy some time off from NYC. As usual, I dedicated a good portion of the trip to exploring the DC fashion and...

The Secrets of my jewelry box

The Secrets of My Jewelry Box

Being a fashion stylist, it’s difficult for me to stay loyal to a single piece of jewelry – I always have a new piece that I incorporate into my look. Of course, I have my “go to” pieces that I wear with certain outfits,...

Cruise Wear in The Carribean Colorful Outifts

Fun Fashion on the High Seas

A week or so ago, my boyfriend and I came back from a 12 night Celebrity Cruise to the Caribbean Islands. We sailed aboard the über modern “Silhouette” which is a Solstice-class luxury ocean liner, the newest in the fleet. Everything from the amazing ship...