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Silk-Cotton Statement Jacket

We all know how important it is to have all the basic wardrobe staples right? A crisp white shirt, perfect fitting jeans, and a pair of nude pumps to name a few. So how do you keep these items rotating seamlessly season to season? By mixing in a great statement …

All About Dress Silhouettes


Hello, and welcome to another All About article from Mood! This time we’re talking about dress silhouettes and shapes!
There are so many kinds of dresses out there that it can be a little daunting trying to wrap our heads around their little differences, and so we wanted to collect …

Mood DIY: Hooded Bell Sleeve Fur Jacket w/ Free Sewing Template


The fur jacket trend doesn’t seem to be fading as autumn slowly turns to winter, and honestly I can’t complain. With all of Mood’s new faux furs hitting the site, I’ve been dying to work with more of them.
My first venture into faux fur sewing was just …

Mood DIY: Patched Denim Moto Jacket


Patches, denim, and moto jackets – all three hit runways this past Fashion Week, and all three have made their way into today’s project! Moto jackets are a great project since there are so many styles and directions you can go in. Make it in a classic leather for …

Mood DIY: Leather Card Holder

I’m currently making my website for my leather goods brand, Brandhyze + Co, and thought….”hey, I’m gonna need a trusty new card case holder for my cards once they come in” (hope she doesn’t mind, used my hairstylist‘s cards here to demo). :) So, I made a template, …

Leather Belt DIY


Belts are an essential part of any wardrobe, but they’re often a rather pricey detail for such a small accessory, don’t you think? Especially in the men’s department; even though belts sold at stores boast high prices and quality, sometimes they don’t even last a whole year! That’s why …

Mood DIY: African Print Peplum Shirt


The weather in NYC is impossible to predict, it seems. The sunny, 70 degree Friday afternoon when I made this shirt has since given way to ice rain as I write this. Boo!
Luckily, peplums never seem to go out of season! Layering is key in the fall and winter, …

Zodiac Gift Guide

Zodiac sign readings and horoscopes might not always be completely accurate, but they can be fun to look up and share with others! They give little insights to the type of person you might feel you are, or they might just give you another perspective to see things from that …

Mood Style: Sewing a Fit & Flare Velvet Dress

In the spirit of Fall, I decided I wanted to work with some velvet. It’s rich, warm, and always looks lovely; plus Mood had just gotten some new luxury Lyons velvet in. All was perfect!

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Mood DIY: Wine Cozy


A gift that’s always well-received during the holidays is a nice, expensive wine, but it’s always important to add a personal touch to any gift, especially if it’s store-bought! Why not try sending your gift off to its new home in a personalized wine cozy? Wine cozies make it …