Designer Spotlight // Mestiza New York

Melrose Place
March 8, 2017

Well Hello, March! Is it just me or does this year seem to be flying by even faster than last? Suddenly I find myself packing away my heavy coats, eyeing those mini skirts I’ve been dying to wear and I’m on the hunt for my favorite thing (no, not pizza): Spring dresses! After a frigid winter, I’m longing for breezy chiffon caftans, off the shoulder anything and slinky little dresses to wear on those warm, breezy Spring nights.

With just a few weeks until my trip to Italy, I’m already thinking about what I will be packing. Last year, Spring started out with our trip to Hawaii, so I can’t help but reflect on some of the dresses I packed. One of my favorite pieces from that vacation was this gorgeous Mestiza New York tassel dress from BHLDN that I lived in on our tropical trip. So when I started thinking about what to pack for Italy, I knew I’d be revisiting their luxurious collection.

If you’re new to Margo & Me or just visiting for the first time, my love for feminine frocks is painfully obvious. I find it enchanting that one single garment can tell a story simply through its silhouette, fabrication, and details. It’s probably why I’ve gravitated to Mestiza New York so strongly. Each dress is undeniably characterized with unexpected ornate textures, bold necklines and even a nod to vintage wanderlusts. Cue the grand bell sleeves of the Libby Ruffle Dress and the intricate embroidery of the paisley print Laura Bell dress I’m wearing today. The collection feels bold, elevated and elegant – the definition of designer. But what I love most is that it comes in at a contemporary price point and the versatility of the pieces are endless.

The dress I’m wearing today for example, yes I know, she was intended for Italy and will be worn when I arrive – elegantly paired with a gold sandal and oversized sunnies.  However what matters most about the pieces we invest in is versatility. Paired with a blazer, the dress goes from martinis in Mykonos to meeting hopping in Melrose place. I can even envision putting a turtleneck under it, paired with sheer black tights for a cooler afternoon out in New York.

If co-founders Alessandra Perez-Rubio and Louisa Rechter keep going in the direction they are headed, they have the makings of Marchesa written all over them!

This dress and more of Mestiza New York’s Spring collection has just arrived on NeimanMarcus.com and at select Neiman Marcus stores.  To shop additional pieces from the collection, visit www.mestizanewyork.com

Photos by Fred Cipoletti.

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| Elliatt Blazer | Mestiza Dress | Gucci Bag | Tory Burch Earrings | RAYE Heels |

Thanks to Mestiza for sponsoring this post.

Hi Jenny!

Great post and you have inspired me in so many ways after about a year in a complete rut. I have seen your gorgeous Gucci bags and am looking for a new Black bag for work. Do you think the GG Marmont you show above in the large format would be better for work or the mid sized one (you show above). Any advice would be appreciated as I love the bags from Gucci’s collection this year! I already have two totes (LV Neverfull and a black Chanel) For work but I thought to change it up a bit. Thanks if you can answer and if not, have a great time in Italy!! I appreciate what you do and wish you offered styling services in the NY metro area!


Hi Felicia!

I would definitely air on the side of something a little bit bigger and more structured like the GG Marmont in the larger shape. I think that would be absolutely perfect!


Looking so chic, I love your accessories !


lovely! this bag <3

Love this dress! And the oversized blazer is a nice touch!

xo, Carey

Super pretty! The details are so beautifully done & I love those pearl earrings you’ve been wearing!

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I love the pattern and fun combination of colors! The silhouette is so classic and versatile too. I love your idea of pairing it with a turtleneck! I can definitely see the comparison to a Marchesa in the making. So feminine and pretty!

xo Bryn

That’s a beautiful dress Jenny! Can’t wait for the pictures from Italy!
P.S I’ve subscribed to the newsletter but for some reason I do not get a notification when a new post is up! Could you help me with that?

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Thank you for introducing me to this new brand! Their dresses are so beautiful and feminine and I love that you could wear them on the Amalfi coast or on the streets of London or New York! So versatile yet so beautiful! All over this and adore the way you’ve styled it!


Ooo this dress is so cute yet so chic with the blazer
I love it!
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Yes! You must! It’s the perfect cocktail dress and you can wear it for so many different occassions!


LOVE this outfit Jenny. The shoes are so darling. Eagerly waiting Spring over here xo

I’m right there with you!


Hi Jenny,

You are my woman crush <3 Love love love your style. I want those earrings so bad….Can't find in ToryBurch! Where do i get them?
Oh, And please check out my Instagram account kavs_arena 🙂


They haven’t even come out yet! As soon as they’re live, I’ll be sure to share the link!


Please do so Jenny! They are so beautiful!

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I love how short dresses look with long blazers, so stylish!


Couldn’t agree more!


You’re so sweet!


Wow, such a chic look. I love Melrose Place 🙂

xx, Hannah


Thanks so much Hannah!


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