Thursday, November 03, 2011

I recently had the privilege of meeting Michal Weinstein, an absolute powerhouse of a woman. She's a graphic and web designer, volunteer event planner, and all around creative, talented, energetic and sincerely nice person. One of the clients she works for is 100% Kids and they're running an amazing contest to win $1000 shopping spree at their store! Michal was kind enough to guest post and write about why everyone needs to check out their site and fan their facebook page and she even styled and modeled the four different looks shown here. Michal, you're a true inspiration!

Modest meets Chic for women at 100% Kids

Avenue Montaigne, located between the Champs Elysees Avenue and the Seine river banks, is the most upscale shopping avenue of Paris. Avenue Montaigne is also the name of an incredible brand I just discovered at 100% Kids, a popular children’s clothing store that has been around over 20 years in Cedarhurst and has in the past few years started carrying women’s clothes. (website:

Since a large percentage of 100% Kids fashion forward clientele in the orthodox neighborhood of the Five Towns wear more modest styles, walking in there is an orthodox women’s dream. There are so many great brands to choose from such as Hard Tail, Joe’s Jeans, Ella Moss but my all time favorite is the huge selection of Avenue Montaigne skirts that hit just at the right place by the knee where modest meets chic.

So today I decided to put together a few looks keeping modest in mind based on my three absolute favorite Avenue Montaigne skirts (The Pleather, Light Wool Camel and Blue Denim). First I want to say that these skirts use the most exquisite fabrics. You can tell the tailoring is impeccable. When you put on an Avenue Montaigne skirt you know it will wash well and maintain it’s shape. The denim and pleather also have a “spanx” like quality that seems to hold you in in all the right places.

Look One: Boho Chic
I love this look because it’s fun, funky and doesn’t scream modest. I can see myself strolling down a village street and fitting right in. I am wearing the Avenue Montaigne blue denim skirt ($158) that has no bulk, no pockets, no seams and fits like a glove. Hits me right by the knee too. (pictured with: Ella Moss Fur Vest $260, 3/4 Sleeve Splendid Navy Shirt $58, Cheveux Fedora $48 and Linea Pelle Leather bag $400)

Look Two: Comfortably and Classy
The Camel Avenue Montaigne light wool skirt is a wardrobe staple. It can be worn in so many ways and with so many different colors. Gray, red, black, brown…I love how it hugs your curves without revealing too much.  (pictured with: Ella Moss striped sweater $118, Cheveux Fedora $48, and Linea Pelle Leather bag $400)

Look Three: Daring but Darling
Again I’m wearing the Camel Avenue Montaigne light wool skirt and am pairing it with a fun leopard sweater and belt. The Snug Tank is a great piece because it also holds everything in. This is a fun casual look that is great for running about town without looking too overdressed. (pictured with: Acrobat leopard cardigan $128, Snug Tank Top $40, Cheveux Fedora $48, and Linea Pelle Belt $198)
Look Four: Sleek & Chic
My favorite piece in the collection is this Avenue Montaigne Pleather skirt. It fits beautifully, looks like the real deal and is an absolute wardrobe essential. Oh the things you can do with a pleather skirt! Here is a more dressy look where I pare it with a sparkly black sweater. (pictured with: T Los Angelos Sweater $188, Snug Tank Top $40, Cheveux Fedora $48)

Rumor has it that 100% Kids is looking to continue to grow their modest and chic collections of clothes which is great news for all of us who love fashion but have a hard time finding the right choices.
To see the entire collection of Avenue Montaigne skirts sold exclusively at click here. Make sure to click “view all” so you don’t miss a single one.

Also, if you fan 100% Kids you will be entered to win $1,000 shopping spree! That’s a lot of Avenue Montaigne’s or anything else you would want!

Thank you Michal!

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  1. wow sounds like a wonderful brand, what a great collection ;-)

  2. What great looks...absolutely adore the first image!!

  3. 100% Kids sounds totally awesome. Thanks for sharing about it. Heading over to the FB page to "like" it. BTW... I need to have that fur vest in my life.

  4. Fabulous looks! Love the first with the vest and the hat!

  5. Love these looks.

    what an amazing collection

    so comfy and chic.

    And I'm totally loving the hat.

  6. This is such a great company. And love the looks! So chic!

    xo Mary Jo

  7. You look gorgeous. I love all your looks but especially one and three! Have a great weekend! xo

  8. Not such an important point, but the woman in the pics is the owner of the store, not Sharon....

  9. woman in pix is not owner...but is a web designer/marketer helping store spread word about the cool brands they carry. :) Oh and woman is me. :)