Happy Valentine’s Day!

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

LOVE was definitely in the air at this month’s Bunco Night!ย  Our hostess, Karen, made the food and friendship tons of fun!

My heart was aflutter with all the compliments about my costume. ๐Ÿ™‚ A simple $2.00 red T-shirt from Walmart and little black lace skirt were the base for themed accessories.ย  Wanna know a secret about these super cute thigh-hi’s?ย  Just snipped off the legs of a pair of tights and…Voilร !ย  I added several yards of tulle to my $4.00 Buffalo Exchange velvet top hat, and the red feather wings made this Cupid feel like flying!

Thanks Karen, and to my sweet friend, Lynn, for inviting me to sub at Bunco Night! ๐Ÿ™‚

MsMona

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.ย  And I’m loving this $5.00 purse I picked up at Hope’s Door Resale – ooh, shiny!ย  Husband’s striped button down from Target is one of those cool colors that change based upon the lighting.ย  Is it purple, burgundy, brown?ย  Whatever color it is, he looks GOOD wearing it!

By the way, SO HAPPY the Giants won!ย  Go Eli! ๐Ÿ™‚

MsMona

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Es Sobre El Mo (It’s About The Mo)

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

Sometimes it has to be all about you!ย  Confidence is key, especially when I’m out marketing our photography business around town.ย  Photography is fun, colorful and creative, so I often try toย reveal my passion for this art form through wardrobe style. ๐Ÿ™‚

Completely enthralled with this red furry Macy’s jacket (only $31.70 with a coupon and huge discount) and my very fav ripped jeans from Target!ย  Did you notice the crazy cute $5.00 clearance T from Walmart?ย  “SELF LOVE” is imperative for a happy and successful life.ย  I admit it – I do love Me, but I absolutely adore each of these amazing ladies! ๐Ÿ™‚ Being around them is so uplifting and such a blessing!

First it was Cookie Monster, and now ELMO! ๐Ÿ™‚ Are there any other fuzzy Sesame Street characters I should take my fashion cues from?! ย  He he he!

MsMona

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Family Time in Texas

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

Aah, starting out the year right hanging with my sweet niece, Brianna!ย  Isn’t she so gorgeous? ๐Ÿ™‚ And look at the cutest gift she brought me from Disneyland: PINK MINNIE MOUSE EARS!ย  Oh my gosh, I’m in LOVE!

Bri stays cool in this casual knit top and leggings from Nordstrom while we visited The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Downtown Dallas.ย  MsMona’s sequined t-shirt ($5.00 at Macy’s), liquid leggings and $15.00 pleather vest (JC Penney) were just enough during an unseasonably warm winter evening.ย  We also enjoyed walking (Bri in her Steve Madden’s and me in my $5.99 Old Navy boots) over to dine at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, Five Sixty, atop Reunion Tower – its rotating sphere makes the view even more spectacular! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you haven’t experienced either of these places, I highly recommend them during your next stop in North Texas.

Family time always seems to fly by too fast.ย  It’s like Bri was just arriving when the hour came to take her back to the airport.ย  Ugh, I miss her so much already, but we’re looking forward to our next visit in her hood – shopping, Mexican food, and more tattoos! ๐Ÿ™‚ XOXO, my beautiful Baby Girl!

MsMona

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Happy 2012!

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

Welcome to a brand new year!ย  Time to leave behind the worries and fears that weighed you down – life is too precious and has so much to offer! ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of lightening up…our current weather feels more like autumn with sunshine and blue skies accompanying crisp morning and evening temperatures.ย  The Husband and I dressed accordingly in neutral tones (and layers) to stay comfortable all day. ๐Ÿ™‚ He looks great in his $2.99 ultrasuede vest from Goodwill, doesn’t he?ย  Jeans and a polo were all he needed to keep it simple.

OMG, have you taken advantage of Old Navy’s huge sale?ย  Everything I’m wearing (except for my old comfy Target scarf) is from their clearance racks at 50-93% off!ย  Unbelievable! ๐Ÿ™‚

What wonderful adventures do you have planned for 2012? ๐Ÿ™‚

MsMona

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