Finding the perfect outfit for every holiday event or occasion can add another layer of stress to your holiday preparations and planning. As a self proclaimed fashionista, I want to look my best all the time whether I am trimming the tree during a casual family get together or sipping champagne at a holiday party. I am so excited to share my holiday fashion find with you! This comfortable and stunning outfit from Monroe and Main can go from an activity with the FAMily to any GLAMourous event this holiday season.
What if I told you you could rock holiday fashion at almost any event this year wearing comfortable jeans? I am serious! Jeans! But not just any pair of jeans, oh no. GOLD JEANS! I have to admit I was a little hesitant to get gold jeans. I have seen them on other fashionistas and loved the look but never thought I could pull it off. Well guess what I did and they look fabulous and you can do gold jeans too!
These glamorous gold jeans are very comfortable and the relaxed fit is flattering for curvier figures. They can be worn with some sparkly black heels for a glamorous evening or black boots for a day of busy family activities. Shorter gals ( I consider myself in that category) will definitely want to add some height with their heels as these jeans wear long. It is nice to find a longer fitting pant that looks great with a heel.
I decided to wear the gold jeans with the crossover rib sweater in black. This cut of this sweater is so beautiful on every body type. The empire waist cut shows off all the right curves in all the right places. It accentuates your assets while slimming through the waist and flowing over the hips. I love this sweater. I love the flowing sleeves that are gathered at the cuffs. So pretty and the perfect piece to pair with bolder bottoms to complete your holiday fashion.
I love the versatility of metallic jeans. Gold jeans look great with black, blue, green, and navy. They can be dressed up or down. I just can’t rave enough about how happy am I am with this look from Monroe and Main.
We are giving away this tres chic Wide Striped Hand Bag. It’s classic design and clean lines make it the perfect bag for every holiday fashion. (Note: prize substitutions are possible.)
25 confident bloggers are all sharing their ideas on how to dress for a variety of holiday occasions. Each blogger is also hosting a giveaway with their review and Monroe and Main will send all the winners a bag valued $50! You can enter every contest so click on the links below to go to each bloggers site and enter to win on all of them! Also be sure to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway for a chance to win a $250 Monroe and Main Shopping Spree!
Still Blonde after all these Years, Modly Chic, and Fashionista Events bloggers are not responsible if prize is not delivered. We will make every attempt to help you claim your prize.
Giveaway is US Only, 18 years and older
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Crinkle, crackle, crinkle, squeal! The familiar sounds of trick or treat night when all the candy is dumped on the floor and all the kids (ahem and parents too) fish through the loot to find their favorites. Chocolate, taffy, lollipops….SUGAR! We all love Halloween as evidenced by the bazillion Halloween themed posts on Pinterest and I am no different. I love Halloween and trick or treating with my little ghosts and ghoblins as much as the next person. What I do NOT love is ALL that candy. What do you do to rein in the sugar monsters? How do you remove the temptation to indulge in mini chocolate bar after mini chocolate bar. In our house it is the Candy Fairy to the Rescue.
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Do you feel the impulse to clean dinner plates before your friends have even left the table? Or are you the roommate that leaves dishes in the sink until it’s overflowing and you can’t even use the faucet? We all have a cleaning personality, whether we know it or not, and it can affect our relationships with spouses, partners, roommates, and even friends. Get to know yourself a little bit better and find out your Cleaning Personality by taking CLR®’s Cleaning Personalities Quiz. Continue reading
Are you ready for fall fashion? Ready or not fall is fast approaching and this fall bold colors are going to be one of the hottest trends. I have to admit I am a stay safe with neutrals and muted shades kinda girl but I just love love love one of the hot colors this fall – aubergine – and I really want to include it in my fall wardrobe. So to get comfortable and confident with color I am adding it to my wardrobe a splash at a time.
Fall Fashion Trends – The spotlight is on aubergine!
Aubergine is a easy color to work into your wardrobe for us gals who like the neutrals especially gray. To show you how I am going to update my fall wardrobe with aubergine I did a little shopping at Monroe and Main. I picked out and ordered this fabulous Street Chic Sweater because comfortable chunky sweaters will also be trendy this fall. Fashion Tip: Don’t feel like you need to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe every season. You can add one or two trendy pieces and reuse them in different outfits to create several different looks without breaking the bank. So yes, the sweater is mostly grey however it has several splashes of aubergine. Remember, I am color shy and need to take baby steps.
First look: Comfy Casual
This look is inspired by the cooler temperatures of fall and getting cozy and comfortable. It is totally casual and totally comfortable while giving me the boost of confidence from my favorite fall color aubergine. To get this look I put the sweater on over a pair of grey leggings and an aubergine t-shirt, added some ballet flats, and some chunky earrings. Remember ladies- leggings are not pants! So make sure you keep your sweater buttoned when wearing it over your leggings.
Second look – Date night or girl’s night out
My new sweater also goes nicely with jeans and boots and lord knows we love our boots, right? So same Street Chic sweater, same -t shirt now add some jeans and your favorite boots. That’s it so easy to totally switch up your look. With this option you can wear the sweater open or closed since you have jeans on and not leggings. Perfect for day into evening because you can button up when it starts to get chilly. Wearing the sweater open adds more of the great aubergine color to the look and I think it is just the right amount of color for me. I love this outfit and feel great in it. I think aubergine is a great color for fall.
We want to help you add some color confidence to your fall wardrobe and enjoy this year’s fall fashion trends. Enter to win a Fall Color Bundle with a scarf, earrings, bracelet, & bag valued over $125 from Monroe and Main! Giveaway is US Only, 18 years and older. Not only can you enter to win the giveaway hosted by Real Advice Gal but you can also enter all the other 24 giveaways. There are 25 giveaways in all so be sure to visit all of the other blogs (linked below) to learn even more tips for incorporating fall’s hottest colors into your wardrobe and enter all the giveaways.
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Disclosure: This opportunity to give back to my community was made possible by our sponsors Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds and Fiji Water.
As part of our third annual Giving Back Packs Campaign I am fortunate enough to participate along with fellow bloggers to donate a back pack full of schools supplies to help one child in need. Why school suppplies? Why do we organize this project? Read more about our project here —–> Giving Back Packs
I decided that not only was this a great way for me to give back but also an opportunity to teach my children about others who have less than we do and how important it is to share our blessing to help one child get the essential tools they need to succeed in school.
So I explained how we asked our sponsors to help us and with our $25 gift card from the folks at Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Almonds and Fiji Water we headed to the store to buy school supplies. I turned this into a math refresher and had my son to keep track of how much we were spending by adding up the cost of the items they picked out.
Our sponsors donated a back pack, a box of Wonderful Almonds, a box of Wonderful Pistachios, two bottles of water, and a $25 gift card to be used to purchase school supplies. We took advantage of a buy one get half off sale at our local store to buy as many school supplies as possible with our $25.
I was thrilled that our sponsors also wanted to send us some of their products to include in the back packs. They generously embraced our project and have overwhelmed me with their support. Full bellies also help children succeed in school. Wonderful Pistachios are the perfect snack for kids heading back to school. They are both nutritious and delicious. Even better they are fun to eat, I know my own children LOVE cracking open pistachios. Wonderful Pistachios come in a variety of flavors including Roasted & Salted, Sweet Chili and Salt & Pepper. Both Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Almonds come in handy tubes that are easy to pack in lunchboxes and also great for after school snacks. Staying hydrated is also so very important for our kids as they exercise their bodies and minds everyday. Fiji Water comes in a convenient 330mL which is a perfect size for lunch boxes and taking to school sports events.
I am so inspired by the generosity of our sponsors and the impact that I believe our project will have as so many bloggers participate to help one child in their communities. If each of us jest help one child think of the impact that it will have. If many people each throw just one small pebble in the same pond a huge ripple is created and that ripple reaches farther than we can imagine. I am donating our back pack to an incredible ministry called Hands Up Ministries. In a nutshell Hands Up Ministries is all about giving a hand up not a hand out. They preserve the dignity of the folks they serve and teach them how to help themselves by not giving anything away for free but by charging minimally (very minimally for the products they provide). The folks they serve take ownership and and pride in being able to get what they need for themselves. The ministry also focuses on the very true concept that every human being deserves to be loved. The most important thing they give is hugs (no charge for those) and love and acceptance. They acknowledge and openly share with all they serve that we are all more alike then we are different and that none is less deserving of love than any one of us. I hope you will go read about this ministry and if moved to do so will help them continue to serve the Highland Parks Community in Richmond VA. What this ministry needs the most is monetary donations so they can continue to buy homes, fix them up, then rent them to folks who are homeless. The rent is low and an amount that the family can afford. This follows the principal that people need a hand up not a hand out.
Will you join us in our mission to help children succeed in school by providing them with the tools they need? Will you help one child? We would love to hear about it! Let’s share so we can hopefully inspire others to give a helping hand up to others!