Playful in Purple

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

I love that The Husband isn’t afraid of color!  He looks so handsome in his purple Van Heusen dress shirt (only $14.99 at Ross) and Macy’s suit.  My damask patterned dress was a fabulous clearance bargain at TJ Maxx for only $16.00…came with pockets, and I didn’t have to hem it! 🙂  This simple 3/4 sleeve cropped black jacket from 1/2 of 1/2 was the cover I needed to create a vintage look on a somewhat warm autumn evening downtown.

What do you like to wear out on Date Nights?

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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Boho Baby

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

In honor of the vintage fashion show I’ll be attending this weekend, I’m posting my new favorite 70’s style Boho outfit, along with the coolest statement I found online (click on the image above to read it)!

I picked up this gorgeous paisley-patterned gem at Clothes Mentor in Plano.  The embroidered bib is just what it needed to pull all of the colors together on this $8.00 masterpiece.  Yep, you read it correctly, only 8 buckaroos! 🙂  Couldn’t pass on these cute faux lace up shoes at Target (hello, $7.48) and a fun pink bow beanie at Kohls ($4.80).  Can you say, “Super Shopping”?!

OK, so I had to splurge a little for my tailor to create some elastic cuffs, but now they won’t get caught in the dirt when I’m planting my herb garden…yeah, or in my hair while working up some sweet dreadlocks…he he! 🙂

In business and at home, what styles do you lean toward on a regular basis?

MsMona

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Prairie Girl

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

Yep, that’s what The Husband called me. 🙂  I’ve always loved long, flowing dresses (sans bonnet), but I never wanted to pay a huge amount of money, then have to shell out more to have it tailored.  So when I spotted this Fabulous Find at Ross, the size and the price made me want to run through an open field, jumping for joy!

Originally closer to the color of my shoes, I decided to dye it black.  Two dips later, this dress turned a deep chocolate brown while the embroidered accents remained – LOVE it!  My DSW clearance booties, along with a few spiritual theme bracelets, were the exact accessories needed to pull everything together.

Although I usually don’t wear brown until the fall season, God is full of surprises. 🙂

MsMona

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Two Women Gone WILD!

Author: msmona  //  Category: Tips

Having lunch with my sweet friend, Erin, was certainly a highlight this week. 🙂  I just loved catching up between 20 questions and several hundred giggles!  And wasn’t I surprised to see her walk in with the cutest zebra-print top?  Adorable, as always. 🙂  Yes, we totally shopped on the same safari!

This cheetah blouse, an amazing deal for only $9.00 at 1/2 of 1/2, is one of my favorites.  Accompanied by flowing $10.00 shorts from Marshalls and these patent Mary Jane spectator pumps, I was able to keep comfortable and cool as our Tanzanian-type temperatures continue to soar!

With all of the different prints in the stores this coming season, which ones drive you wild? 🙂

MsMona

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