Comfort and Joy with SWWLS!

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

“We all know that when a woman feels like a woman, there is POWER!”
-Dianne Samoff, Founder SWWLS (click above to see her gorgeous sequin dress)

The rain didn’t stop volunteers and guests from coming out to support non-profit organization, Society of Women Who LOVE Shoes…and Fashion.  Not only did we collect shoes, but this month we are excited to accept toys for many deserving boys and girls around Dallas/Ft. Worth!

In wet weather, comfort is key. 🙂 This $10.00 Apt. 9 knit dress from Kohls has a tiered crinoline skirt attached, making it an easy choice for our evening event.  And these crazy clearance sequin slingback heels by Tahari – let’s just say Marshalls made them even cozier by way of my pocketbook.

Oh, and how handsome is The Husband?!  His celery green Banana Republic shirt and Stafford black vest (OMG, JC Penney tag still attached) were both an extra 50% off at the Samaritan Inn’s Thrift Store 2 in McKinney.  This $6.00 combo makes both of us smile. 🙂

Bringing JOY to families around the Metroplex this Christmas.  What better way is there to enjoy the holiday season? 🙂

MsMona

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Farewell to Fall…

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

For me, the end of November marks the end of the autumn season.  Time to put away a few lighter weight pieces and replenish with those cozier textiles…to accompany my hot chocolate and candy canes, of course. 🙂

But before I bundle up, I enjoyed wearing this flirty little resale find from Clothes Mentor in McKinney!  The skirt started out with four ruffles – that is, until I asked my tailor to remove the bottom layer and add it to a $.50 headband. 🙂  Topped off with a denim jacket and cowboy boots, I was ready for my final day of fall!

The holidays have begun!  What are you wearing to celebrate?

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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2nd Annual Survivor Sisters Fashion Show

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

The last month has been a whirlwind of meetings, phone calls and fittings to prepare for our Survivor Sisters Fashion Show at Dillard’s in Fairview, TX! 🙂  We are so incredibly thankful for these businesses and individuals who stepped forward with their time and services to create another successful show:

– Our hosts and make-up artists at Dillard’s Fairview
– Hair artistry by Jade – and thank you’s to Stacey, Dawniella, and especially Rene at Rene’s Lagniappe Hair Design
– Lunch donation by Patrizio
– DJ Maco Amoyo
– Model gift bags & goodies from Susan G. Komen’s Nicole Vazquez, model and Survivor Gals’ Kathy Johnson, and model, Faye Mackmiller.
– Reception donation by Becky Thompson at Tastefully Yours Bakery and Catering
– Massages by Susan L. Johnson
– Ribbon maker and model, Janette Moline
– Flower donation by model, Melanie Anderson
– Water donations by models, Carla Whitlock and Jeanette Atkins Carter

Whenever CL & I volunteer together, I try to keep both of us in themed outfits.  CL’s pink Wrangler breast cancer shirt came from our friend Angel’s closet. 🙂  What’s great is CL and Angel’s Daddy both wore the same shirt at the fashion show!  I just know Angel got a kick out of that!  In honor of my girl, I wore these hot pink patent kids’ construction boots with a tailor-made satin skirt and tulle petticoat.  Orange accessories, and these gorgeous beaded “Flings” by my sweet friend Ruby Teets at Gifts4TheGoddess, completed my colorful tribute to our cancer survivor sisters.

And I can’t forget to thank my amazing husband, CL Stegall, for all of his work as the photographer and videographer for the day!  Without you, I couldn’t do any of this, Honey – I Love You!

MsMona

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