Benita: 1 Poncho, 3 Ways

Ever tired of the same look? Want to put a twist on some of your favorite Moche pieces? We are here to show you! We took a customer favorite, The Benita Poncho, and styled it 3 different ways for you. In each look, we showed it worn in the classical, A-symmetrical style, as well as a caplet that works really well with high-waisted bottoms. So cheers to old staples and new ideas! Tag us on Instagram and Facebook to show us how you wear your Benita.

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Light Grey is probably my current favorite color (maybe because I wear so much black!) but the beauty of this staple neutral is it can be paired with so many other colors. Here the Benita is styled with Moss colored cargo skinny pants, a black tee and grey wool slip-on sneakers. This is my go to ensemble for any errand-running, grocery-shopping, routine day. And even though it’s such a simple outfit, I always get compliments on it, even when I pair it with a black ball cap for those messy hair days.

 

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Our second look is brought to you by that-darn-AC-vent-right-above-your-desk-that-seems-to-hit-you-no-mater-how-many-times-you-swivel-your-chair. Well shiver no more because we’ve brought you a shield against even the draftiest office. Grab your warmest black turtleneck, tuck it right into a maroon leather skirt and top it off with our Benita Poncho in Cream. You are sure to beat the cold even as you email Debbie from down the hall for not labeling her food…again. And as an added bonus, it can easily be rolled up and put in your purse for when the heater finally decides to kick in (much lighter than a bulky coat). Lastly, be sure to add a cute pair of leopard print flats for a bit of fun!

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I’m heading off to a wine tasting party tonight and I’m actually going in this outfit! It’s such a classic. Here, our most vibrant color of the season, Red Medley, adds a pop of festive cheer to a classic black wool dress. Paired with strappy velvet heels, and you’ve got 3 textures harmoniously working together to create one showstopping outfit. Added plus: if I spill wine on it, it will blend right in!aw16display_6

Bonus idea! The Benita is plenty warm enough to get you through scraping the ice off your car before work, or keeping that windchill at bay during dinner on the patio of your mansion overlooking the ocean, however, we do not recommend wearing it in the rain. But what to do when you want to put a raincoat on over? It’s a cinch! Just turn your Benita so it sits “capelet” style, then gather it toward the front and wear it as a scarf. No more need to sacrifice warmth and style for convince.

We hope you like these looks, and we cant wait to see how you wear them!

Cheers!

The team at Moche Lifestyle

We’re Falling for Autumn Displays

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A great display gives your customer an opportunity to visualize an item on themselves. So here are a few merchandising ideas for your winter knits.
1.      Create interesting “lifts and levels” for visual interest.
2.     Keep your display hardware neutral so not to compete with your items for sale.
3.     Choose a coordinating color pallet.
4.     Use flocked hangers rather than wooden or plastic to prevent snagging.
5.     Knits ideally should be folded flat but they are difficult to merchandise that way. Here at Moche Lifestyle we have found if you create a small display it helps your customer visualize how beautiful they look on.
So have fun styling by putting different pieces and colors together for an eye catching display.
Featured Items: The Multi-Knit Poncho, The “Tina” Shrug, The “Camilla” Cardigan, The “Zoe” Hat, The Shaker Stitch Tie, The “Marcia” Headband, The Fingerless Gloves, and The “Benita” Poncho

 

DIY: Autumn Floral Arrangements

Beautiful floral arrangements with herbs and berries! Max Gill and Silvana di Franco:
Max Gill and Silvana di Franco: SnippetandInk.com

This the season to fill your home with fresh fall colors and textures.

Here are some arrangements that helped inspire the Moche Lifestyle Autumn/Winter color pallet.

Red, berry and pantone vivacious inspiration shoot http://peachesandmint.com/:
Photography: Peaches & Mint // Styling & Design: Lovely Weddings // Floral Design: Flowerup by Fiona Seidl // submitted via Two Bright Lights. burnettsboards.com

Ready to get started?

This is a time of bounty, so you’ll have a vast variety of colors to choose from. Search out the deep, rich color tones of berries, grapes, plums, pomegranates, apples, pears and artichokes to use in your bouquet.

Compliment your fruits with flowers and leaves in multiple textures.

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Selecting flowers that are in a variety of shapes and sizes will make for a more appealing visual display.
Seeded Eucalyptus | Eucalyptus comes in different looks and adds a touch of sage/gray-green to designs.:
Seeded Eucalyptus photography by Joel Sartore

Grab some greenery too.  You can go fragrant with some seeded eucalyptus or some herbs. Olive branches are great for a dusty green touch and can add height.

Dried hydrangeas to fill in bare spots and add fullness.

Italy Inspired Rustic Wedding via once wed. Arrangement by cloth of gold flowers. Rylee Hitchner Photography:
Arrangement by cloth of gold flowers. Rylee Hitchner Photography:

All that’s left is picking out an understated and classic lined: pot, vase, urn, or bowl.

Have on hand floral foam, floral picks, tape and wire.

If you’re looking for more beautiful floral inspiration take a look at Flirty Fleurs. This blog has page after page of beautiful arrangements.

Now get to creating. Company is coming!
Carolyne-RoehmTIPS & TRICKS: When creating a centerpiece arrangement for a dining table keep in mind not to block the view of the person sitting across the table.  Table arrangements should be below eye level so they can be enjoyed as much as the company of your guests.
Happy creating!

Moche’s Got You Wrapped Up

The Elsa Hoodie Scarf is perfect for when you are on the go!

Shop the look here to see this great design.

Hand-created from cozy, soft alpaca by women artisans in Peru

#LeatherNeverLookedSoGood   #MocheHasMeWrappedUp   #LOVEMeSomeAlpaca

Always creative, always ethical and always honestly sourced.

Moche, it’s a Lifestyle!

Instagram: Paper Fashion by Katie Rogers

Katie Rogers of “Paper Fashion” in her studio in New York

Every so often we find amazing art and artists hanging out in social media.

Here’s another of our favorites, Katie Rogers.

At the age of 7, Katie received her first watercolor set from her aunt and soon found herself in love with the medium. And like most girls, she loved fashion.  It was only a matter of time before the two merged into one of the greatest love affairs of her life.

Ellie Saab Couture illustrated by Katie Rogers at PaperFashion.net

With a loose hand and a keen eye, she has captures the romance in fashion as every designer hopes their styles will portray.

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Dolce & Gabbana Gown Illustrated by Katie Rodgers

Her illustrations are sometimes simple and dreamy.

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Natori Fashion Illustrated by Katie Rogers

Other times her illustrations are bold and clean.

If your love fashion and art like we do, her illustrations are sure to entertain you.

You can follow Katie Rogers blog at PaperFashion.net to see what she is up to and what she is sketching today! Or check her out on Instagram at PaperFashion.

While you’re in Instagram check out Moche Lifestyle and hit the follow button too!

Decorating with Pumpkins

October isn’t just the changing of one season to another, but the beginning of festive decorating. Whether it’s a table center-piece or decorating the entry of your home,  pumpkins are a fun way to celebrate the season.

#DIY: Pumpkin Succulent Harvest Decoration {simplyhappenstance.com}:
DIY:Succulent Harvest Decoration by SimplyHappenstance.com

There are so many ways to use a pumpkin for inspiration.

For succulent lovers this easy DIY is a charming way to decorate and the little pumpkins make excellent harvest decor for small spaces.

Autumn vignette Pumpkins from French Country Cottage:
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For a soft, french country, cottage feel try mixing hydrangeas, berries and cooler colored pumpkins around your home.

Quick and simple rustic glam fall decor - a Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin! Plus a tutorial on using Silhouette double-sided adhesive.:
Meredith at UnoriginalMom.com

I love this one!

Decorate your front steps or table setting with a personalized pumpkin by adding a monogram.

White Pumpkin Centerpiece:
The Decorated House with Donna Courtney

And if color and creativity are more your style, get out those sharpies and paint.

Alisa Burke each year, posts great creative pumpkin craft ideas.

Turn on the music, pull out a pumpkin and get to work!

I just know I'll need to make a few of these this year!:
Frida Inspired pumpkins by Alisa Burke
alisaburke: the art of painting pumpkins; tutorials on her website. How cute are these!!:
DIY Pumpkins by Alisa Burke
No Carve Melted Crayon Pumpkin Craft for Kids to make! #Halloween #Fall art project | CraftyMorning.com:
Michelle at CraftyMorning.com

20 DIY Thanksgiving crafts to decorate your table - fall harvest arrangement in a white pumpkin as a table centerpiece:

Happy Decorating!