She’s Denim, She’s Acid Wash, She’s Perfect.

I’m officially having a love affair with a denim jacket. It sat in a Saks box for at least a week before I made the commitment. It wasn’t cheap, and if I see this Alice + Olivia Chloe jacket on sale, I will retaliate :).

I researched, I looked around, I scoured vintage stores for specific acid wash jackets – but I had to go fancy, and I had to pay retail. I even tried on a Marc Jacobs black worn-in denim jacket, and like all things Marc Jacobs – it looked terrible on my body type.  And I wanted to support my fellow Jewish brother, but it wasn’t made to fit the short, but curvy. Marc – -come on, remember your Jewish sisters and their body types!

And so, a brand I never was really into – seemed to get my attention,  – the jacket, named “the Chloe embellished jacket” is now part of the Mara Menachem ridiculous jean jacket collection or coalition. I hear the 1960’s studded jacket is leading a revolt, apparently, I am not an equal opportunity wearer (not funny?).

That Stacey Bendet of Alice + Olivia is in a real creative flow – she has been making some seriously cool threads, and I’m watching.  Check out her bell bottoms, don’t know how they fit in the booty – but they look slamming on the mannequin.

The Chloe jacket (wish it had a different name, Chloe is just so obvious) has beaded pins in various places of things like lady bugs and butterflies. My issue: I’m such a repeater, so don’t make me feel bad for wearing it every day – because I will. And I will document it, so please be understanding.

Weird face here.. but Dries Van Noten made these John Lennon glasses. I love them, picked them up in LA at the Off Fifth outlet – always the best place to get designer glasses. Oh and I did just get my nails done – – a little black in Spring.

I wear my Ash moccasins unzipped  -it’s a new thing. Okay, fine – it’s not new, it’s because I get blisters – so I go unzipped. Calves made by genetics and Cycle Bar – they keep getting bigger.

This bag is one of a kind. I bought it at the Oakland vintage fair, it makes me look cooler, and I like to mix this 70’s bag with other decades, like the 80’s and 90’s. To me, when you dress in one period, it comes off as “I’m going to a costume party”.

I agree the dress is too short – that was more of a hemming mistake (i.e. scissors)..

Well, I was just having a good hair day – can’t a woman be proud of her locks?


Washing Away Past Fashion Sins. Haute New Year!!


Mara. Miami. January. 2015. Turning my Back on Past Fashion Faux Pas.

In my Brother and Sister-in-Law’s gorgeous shower…Chloe wedge Clogs, Vintage Gucci Bag, Zara Shorts/Tank, Anthroplogie Sweater

I’ve made plenty of bold fashion mistakes–but they aren’t really mistakes..usually it’s more about wearing something that looks bad on me, and thinking I look great.  I Then see a photo, and bow my head in “fashion” shame.

It’s all fun..and I Wish everyone a Happy-Fun-Sweet-Healthy 2015….and make sure you take a few bold fashion risks.

xx Mara

How to Accessorize a “cheap” Sundress..


How to make a cheap sundress look mix it up, that’s how…

Fashion Notes: Oversized clutch: 1980’s Vintage, Wedges: no704b, Necklace: handmade in Paris, Gold Chain: Neiman Marcus, Earrings: Target, Sunglasses: Polaroid

I call this my “Miami Bohemian get up”