The Family That Shops Together…

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

Superbowl Sunday doesn’t have to be about football – for The Husband and I, it was about spending time away from the television to hang out with each other. 🙂

As you can see, we have different ideas of where to shop, but we both agree that browsing through weekend clearance sale racks is super fun, even if we don’t buy anything! 🙂 Of course, we like to “dress up” when we go out and about, so we threw on some basic black pieces, including a fabulous I.N.C. cropped jacket I found at ReThreads in Dallas and my favorite layered palazzo pants.  And I’m loving this $5.00 purse I picked up at Hope’s Door Resale – ooh, shiny!  Husband’s striped button down from Target is one of those cool colors that change based upon the lighting.  Is it purple, burgundy, brown?  Whatever color it is, he looks GOOD wearing it!

By the way, SO HAPPY the Giants won!  Go Eli! 🙂

MsMona

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Putting The “Guy” in Argyle

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

The Husband is a former military man – government issued uniform, cap and boots = wardrobe complete.  So today, he is content with a few pairs of nice jeans and some collared shirts for work.  I, however, prefer to have a variety of items on hand for him to choose from, especially during these upcoming winter months of layering for the office. 🙂

He first approved the classic argyle pattern in his socks – a subtle touch of style, visible only while sitting down.  The Wife knew he would look awesome in the more gentlemanly argyle patterns, avoiding a too preppy or trendy look.  New objective: find $3.00-$10.00 sweaters and vests to add to his closet.  Soon, this “Guy’s Guy” was hearing compliments from his co-workers about his rather dapper appearance. 🙂

The Husband is happy when he looks in the mirror AND his wallet.

The Wife SMILES…mission accomplished. 🙂

MsMona

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Fall Style Makes Us Smile!

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

What a great way to spend an afternoon:  networking with my colorful new friend, Julie Blair, image consultant.  How beautiful is she?! 🙂

Since the weather has turned a little cooler, I was happy to throw on this embroidered stretch corduroy duster, a special 50% off buy at Hope’s Door Resale for only $12.00!  With all of my favorite fall colors, including a very yummy orange and brilliant turquoise blue, this was a FAB find I paired with clearance blue jeans from Target for a casually sassy luncheon ensemble.

Chocolate brown is one of my absolute staples from September through November. 🙂  What other months do you enjoy wearing shades from this color palette?

MsMona

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Great Mindz

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

I promise:  we didn’t call each other! 🙂  But instead of catching more Z’s, looks like we were all up choosing our favorite zebra-print fashions for the day!

The great thing about black & white is that this duo is a classic – pair it with ANY color and you’ve got yourself a fabulous outfit any time!  Since it was cold enough to wear my (new with tags) $16.00 fuzzy resale find, I went with simple black pieces underneath and a splash of fuchsia.  For a safari-themed luncheon, I added faux fur slingbacks and a printed purse to this patent-trimmed trenchcoat, a crazy $15.00 Macy’s clearance buy!

When was the last time you and your palz had a matching mind moment? 🙂

MsMona

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Fashion with a Rockin’ Flair

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

Spring fashion shows have arrived!  My friend, Kelly, put together a mahvelous Girls Night at her bank in Richardson, featuring some cute clothes and accessories from Get Noticed Boutique.  The appetizers, champagne, and relaxed atmosphere made for a wonderful event.  Fabulous job, Kelly – loved it! 🙂

“I thought you were one of the models!”

I was pleasantly surprised by the comment, then realized it must have been my favorite red patent bag ($36.00) and shoe ($20.99) combo they noticed. 🙂  I am most attracted to the shade of red that is made with more blue than orange, so to find an exact match in the clearance sections of two different Dillard’s locations?  I’m telling you, it was nothing but divine intervention.  The detail on my “Sgt. Pepper” jacket (1/2 of 1/2, Richardson) was what I first noticed on this $9.00 bargain – purchasing the trim in a fabric store would cost me just as much!  Add a starred leather bracelet, satin pants and a few bits of $1 bling…I’m ready for the bright lights of the corporate catwalk!  Or, maybe I’ll become a really stylish roadie… 🙂

What rock ‘n roll artist or band do you remember as a fixture on the fashion scene?

MsMona

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