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Think Pink

This month we’re obsessing over one color. It’s not off the runways, or super seasonal, but it’s relevant, and when done well, can be whimsical or sophisticated. We’re thinking Pink.

When working with pink, it’s all about the hue you choose, and how you apply it. Here are some examples of pink interiors – perfect sources of inspiration when designing for your littles.

Styling Tips:

Opt for a pure, soft shade when using as a primary color. 

If using as an accent, ramp up the intensity. Bright bubble gum colors are perfect for decals, cutouts or special motifs. 

Don’t be afraid to layer multiple hues of one color, in one space. It’s actually an easy way to make impact, and pull together a space. 

Keep it simple. Bring in accessories that are easily replaceable should you want to change throughout the years.  

- Denell


Big & Little {Hey Chambray}


big & little {hey chambray} 


chambray has made a big seasonal comeback, and we’re in love.


as big fans of denim, we’re happy to see it converted into an easy summer staple. 


 instantly make everything in your closet on-trend by adding a dose a chambray.




mom chambray dress via mango

perfect with chambray clutch via roger vivier

baby chambray via toms

Modern Mom {the lovely Linda DeFranco}

Linda DeFranco is one busy mom. During the work week she’s leading a team of globe-trotting trend forecasters in NYC, while choreographing a family of four at home. Punctuate that with Holidays in Italy or an extended research trip to Barcelona and it’s easy to see that she’s the quintessential modern parent. 

On most days you’ll find her effortlessly dressed, breezing through her morning commute to Madison Avenue with coffee in hand, but that’s only after lunches are packed and her two beautiful children are off to school. 

Meet Linda DeFranco. 

What does a typical day in the life of Linda consist of? Well, if I am being good I’m up at at 4:30 in the morning for a good run at the gym or outside if the weather permits. Then it’s a shower, a cup of coffee, and if I’m lucky a few precious moments with my kids before I’m out the door and on the train to work. Work sandwiches a busy lunch-break where I run around like crazy to complete the myriad of errands I seem to always need to do. When I come home it’s an artful act of getting dinner ready, homework done, and various activities with the kids. By 9:30, I am dozing. I know at some point in my life I was sort of cool, but now if it’s 9:45 and I’m not in bed I start freaking out. At this point, beauty sleep is not optional. 


Being a mother of two must be a tough job in itself, how do you find the balance between your home life and your career? Do you have advice for other moms? I pride myself on being a really good planner.  My husband tabbed me as the “Entertainment Coordinator” of the family because I plan all of our vacations, outings, etc.  It’s really important for us to spend quality time together as family. Luckily, I am blessed to have a tight-knight family that  delightfully share responsibilities with me. Whether it’s my mom, dad, aunts, uncles, or friends – there is always someone to pitch in and help out. 

My advice for others moms is to avoid being caught up in the flurry of the day. Time passes quickly, take a moment, even if it’s for a few seconds, to measure, pause, breath, and be thankful. 



Color Crush {White & White}



color crush {white on white}


Once upon a time, white was considered strictly seasonal… meaning we didn’t indulge until summer.


 Now, there are few rules in fashion allowing us to fancy white year round.






milk glass via  high street market 

 toddler rocker via vita interiors

clutch via ASOS

nesting dolls via modcloth

nursery via sissy and marley

Alex and Ani Giveaway



We’ve partnered with Hannoush Jewelers for this amazing Alex and Ani Arm Party GIVEAWAY!


Add to your collection with this MoPa inspired set of {Mom & Daughter} bangles.  


 It’s an easy win-win… but first, a little love for Alex and Ani: 


The beauty of a bangle is in it’s simplicity. One of our favorite ways to dress a wrist? Alex and Ani’s charm bangles. Stacked up or solo, Alex and Ani bracelets also find beauty in bigger ideas. Their jewelry is eco-friendly, and each piece is meant to enlighten the mind and empower the spirit. 


All the Alex and Ani charms express a unique message. There’s a charm to celebrate any reason or memory, and each wire bangle graciously expands or retracts so the fit is best for any and all. 
Rock your MoPa pride with the beautiful simplicity of an Alex and Ani Mother inspired bangles. 
If you’re new to the Alex and Ani brand, enjoy browsing their collections at Hannoush Jewelers in Dartmouth
and stock up your stack with a few more these lovely bangles. They’re one of our favorites for a reason – their pieces are a fashionable way to influence mind, body, and spirit. 
To win a Mother + Daughter bangle from Alex and Ani:
1} Fan MoPa on Facebook 
2} Comment on this blog post
{we moderate our blog posts, so your comment will not appear right away}. 
Winner announced June 9th.
Good Luck lovelies!
{xo} MoPa