Momma Told Me: @MonroeandMain Fall Fashion Spotlight + 10 Winner $100 Fashionista Giveaway 9/16

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

@MonroeandMain Fall Fashion Spotlight + 10 Winner $100 Fashionista Giveaway 9/16

****This  Monroe and Main Review/Giveaway is part of a Fashionista Events opportunity.  Clothing/accessories were provided by Monroe and Main as noted below.
Monroe And Main
Momma Told Me: The clothes don't make the outfit, you do!

You have likely picked up, by now, that I am part of an amazing blogger group, known as Fashionista Events. You've also likely noticed that I often focus my posts, of this category on handbags, shoes, and beauty. That's because I am a confident and notorious 'selfie' taker- I feel I know my angles and can rock a stunning close up of any nail lacquer or eyeshadow thrown at me. Maybe it comes from living in a generation where my first 'boyfriend' lived over 3k miles away, and MySpace chat was about the only visual connection we had. But I digress- I love fashion. I may not be an 'expert,' but Momma Told Me the most important aspect of fashion is the person wearing the clothes, not what they're wearing. That is to say the attitude of the model is more important than whether plaid plays well with orange ruffles, or snakeskin belongs on flats. That's precisely why Monroe And Main instantly appealed to my inner Fashionista.
Monroe and Main Fashionista
Monroe And Main is a catalog based fashion business featuring a variety of sister and in house brands, as well as some well known label designers. What really sets them apart, for me, is the wide range of clothing and accessories a shopper can find, from misses to plus sizes, and bold to demure. The prints, colors, cuts, and styles seem never-ending, the perfect inspiration to jump start a new wardrobe on the back of my recent weight loss. The company even has a Fit For You Guide, which helps pair shoppers with flattering apparel for their shape and size, including an especially useful 'how to take measurements' aide! In addition, Monroe And Main has an in house credit plan to help build credit, and your wardrobe by consolidating your purchases into monthly payments. And, if that isn't enough, they donate countless outfits to Dress For Success, providing women nationwide with interview suits and career counseling.
Monroe and Main Animal Print Patchwork Hobo
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But you're here to hear about the fashion, right? Well Monroe And Main just released their Fall Collection, and my wish list has grown to over 20 favorite items for the upcoming season. I simply couldn't resist picking out three favorite highlights from the new designs to share with you here on Momma Told Me; Seamless Top in Royal, Animal Patch Hobo, and Oval Statement Necklace. Not only were my items on my doorstep, with complete tracking, within days of my initial order, but I received a complimentary accessory (their choice) of blue hoop earrings which matched the Royal blue top I had ordered!
Monroe and Main Necklace
Monroe And Main Necklace
Typically when I order costume jewelry (jewelry often under $50, and made with stainless or alternative metals), I don't have high expectations for their quality. Most costume jewelry, in one way or the other, looks or feels cheap. The necklace I received from Monroe And Main not only has a substantial weight to it, which makes it feel 'real' to wear, but has a beautiful antiquing detail that has garnered multiple compliments. The unique multi-strand chain, and opaque center pendant is a new favorites of mine (and I rarely wear jewelry!) Of the three items, I do have to say the Seamless Top was the biggest highlight for me. With a fitted design that is similar to a second skin, the full sleeves and plunging neck offer a playful look among the gentle textured snakeskin pattern. The skirt wears breathable, for an all day fit, but is warm enough to move into the cool Fall months ahead.
Monroe And Main Fall Fashion
The third item I received was the Animal Patch Hobo, which proved to be quite roomy in size, and very versatile, with two hidden compartments that snap to the main central storage chamber. Entirely synthetic (animal friendly) the material is easy to clean, with some textured pleather-like animal print patches, and two soft and furry accents on the front. I am a big animal print fan, but prefer to use pops of prints when styling (or one bolder statement piece); this handbag allows me to express my wild-side without being too bold. Together the three Monroe And Main pieces play well, but are equally easy to style into my everyday wardrobe. Best of all, Monroe And Main constantly had new inventory coming in- so I'm always sure to discover something new!

What Daughter Says: Monroe And Main inspires me to feel confident and stylish, at a great price.





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32 comments:

  1. Love the bag you picked out. I'm such a sucker for bags!

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  2. I like the Wine-Stain Necklace and matching earrings they have. Would go very nicely with a dress I already have.

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  3. Had no idea you had gotten so thin until I saw you in this gorgeous top! You are really rocking that bag, but the necklace is absolutely my favorite and I agree the quality of their jewelry is TOP notch.

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  4. Look at you! I love your fashion choices and I have to agree with you that I am impressed with their jewelry as well. I was surprised at the quality and craftsmanship or their costume jewelry. I love your purse selection and just another example of the variety you can find on the site.

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  5. I really like the Joliet Skimmer by Dr. Scholl's in grey! These would go with everything! I wear a lot of black & this is just a tad different!

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  6. Sweater, Katia is stunning. I am not sure my waist line is lone enough for it though. Pretty!
    Wrap Strap Boot by Midnight Velvet
    $119.95 would look good with the sweater. And, finally... Rockin Skinny Jean with rose pattern to match the sweater. Interesting. lol

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  7. I love the Shirttail Blouse because it looks like and breezy enough where I can wear it for the remainder of summer, with a light jacket over it for fall and then a cardi for the winter. Love super versatile pieces for multiple seasons!

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  8. Love the bag. Very stylish. I could see it easily being dressed up or down.

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  9. I love the ballet flats and loafers as well as the jewelry, especially the Wine Stain collection. The handbags are really cool, especially that yellow quilted satchel. I love the embroidered jeans and I would love to add several of the tops - the Jennifer knit and the zigzag tunic - to my wardrobe.

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  10. I think I would like the gold foil feather tea for fall. I am not much of a dress person but I love tees, and gold looks good with red hair.

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  11. I love the Rolling Carry On. I've been doing a lot of traveling, and this looks so stunning!

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  12. I love the City Chic Duster Sweater. It's long and you can throw it over dressy or casual.

    jandplee at att dot net

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  13. For fall I like the Chapperal Boot From Dolce by Mojo Moxy. I like the look of boots with fall skirts with thick nights. Along with a cute sweater top!

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  14. I am loving the reversible skirt and the crossing diamond sweater tights! They would look so cute with any skirt or dress and some boots!

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  15. You are a knockout! I really love that color blue on you.

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  16. wow, you did great with your choices, your red hair really makes those colors pop!

    I love these shoes!
    http://www.monroeandmain.com/turn-key-slingback-by-monroe-and-main.pro?omSource=SLI&

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  17. I like the look of the Print Dress because of the beautiful purple colors.

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  18. love your outfit! that color blue looks fab on you and the shoes and bag are awesome

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  19. love the 4 way stretch Bengaline pants - they look like they'd be as comfy as yoga pants but look nicer :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. The fan colorblock dress looks really pretty and flattering.

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  21. I like the Leather Dr. Bag in black or brown, I could plan an outfit around that. I love handbags!!!

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  22. See, I would have never picked out that bag for myself, but now that I see it in your post I think I must have it. Great choices!! You look fabulous!!

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  23. I like the fall skinny jeans because these days I am pretty much dressing casual since I got out of the hospital and they look very comfortable

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  24. WOW, seriously that seamless top looks fantastic on you! And I simply adore that necklace. That is so going on my wishlist! I love Monroe and Main. I have a big wishlist piling up. And their fit guide is awesome.

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  25. Love that outfit on you! That necklace is gorgeous. You really are rockin' that outfit! Love the leopard pattern.
    On the M&M site, I like the ZigZap Tunic. I love how tunics are longer and mask the mid-section!

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  26. I love the Sweaters...the street chic one is super cute! Bring on the fall layers, warm earthy colors & sweaters!

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  27. Under "staff picks", I really love the outfit shelly put together. The "golden" trend is just fabulous!

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  28. I love the Soft Crepe Jacket and Skirt because the waist darts on the jacket accent your curves. I love the paprika color also.

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  29. I love the Navado Tunic Dress w/ the tights & boots! It's a perfect outfit that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion!

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  30. Oh I love the Embroidered Pant! They're flattering and sexy and comfy all at the same time! Love em!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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