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mothermaria2011pics.pngAustralian designer Katie Gannon of Mother Maria is inspired by her love of vintage clothing, which she has shopped for since she was a teenager. In 2002, Gannon launched her own collection, featuring vintage fabrics, retro prints, and bold colors that make Mother Maria distinctive. Gannon also ensures that all of her garments are produced under ethical working conditions using environmentally sustainable fabrics, such as organic cotton. Now in its 10th season, Mother Maria has established itself as a premiere eco-friendly fashion label sold throughout Australia, but we think it’s time for it to come to the US! To shop online for now, visit

Buckled straps, utiliarian canvas, and cracked metallic leather give these otherwise sexy sandals by Matt Bernson some edge. Based in NYC, Bernson designs luxurious footwear for women inspired by travel, the ocean, and his wife’s personal style. His latest collection is definitely on our shopping list for spring!
Delphine Wedge Sandal in Bronze Metallic - $165
The Sidecar Wedge Sandal in Olive Canvas - $165
The Sidecar Flat Sandal in Black Canvas - $165
The Sidecar Flat Sandal in Brown Canvas - $165

All available at moxsie.comMattBernson_Sidecar_Wedge_Olive_1.jpg

il_570xN.217284072.jpgAdd a pop of color to your look for just $8 with these bright blue earrings from Etsy. Their eye-catching color makes them perfect for pairing with neutrals or other brights. For days you’re feeling conservative, pair them with jeans and a stylish black top. If you’re feeling a little wilder, try a bright yellow shift dress!

Arizona Sky Earrings, $8 at Etsy blueetsyearringsthumb.png
This airy shirt dress has us dreaming of a beach somewhere tropical. If you’re headed on a vacation soon (or getting a jump start on your summer shopping), this piece is perfect for a casual day. Pair with denim shorts and gladiator sandals, or simply throw it on over your swimsuit!

Shakuhachi Embroidered Lace Shirt Dress, $295 at Blue & Creamshakudressthumb.png
20362885_001_a.jpegThink backpacks are for middle schoolers? Think again. This chic backpack by 7 Chi is perfect for the grown-up traveller, especially since it also converts into a tote. Wear it on your back while walking around, then switch it to your shoulder on a shopping break - you won’t remember how you ever lived without it!

7 Chi Alex Convertible Backpack Tote, $248 at Free Peoplealexbackpackthubm.png

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