Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Styling: Monograms

I think it goes without saying that monograms are my favorite - whether it be on an accessory, a home item or even clothes.  I can't keep track of all the monograms but currently my favorites are some workout shorts, a crew neck sweatshirt and now this vest.  I'm all for the brights and a loud monogram but I'm actually loving that this is a subtle addition to an outfit.  I went with an all black pairing (so I could stay in "comfy" clothes" but this could be paired with just about any solid top.

With the way the weather has been lately, I love adding a scarf or poncho or vest to a simple outfit for both style and staying warm so this one has been the perfect touch.  Plus, it's a great way to spice up a very casual & comfy outfit.


Aren't things just better when they are personalized??  I have a few boutique shops, Instagram accounts and Etsy pages that I love but as far as a big site my favorite pick is always Marleylilly.

Other favorites include… 

 vest: here (60% off right now) | pants: here (my favorite ever) | 
earrings: here | lipstick: here &  here 


Linking up with Jenn & Jessi for "What's Hap-pinning Wednesday"

42 comments:

  1. Super cute vest!! Fun fact - I didn't have a monogram until I got married - my initials were BS so that was not cute on anything LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. Love that monogrammed vest! My favorite monogram piece is my tote bag with my intials on it. I've had it forever!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  3. I love monograms! That vest is super cute...love how you kept it classic with the black. I have a clutch (I think from MarlyLilly) with my initials and it is definitely a favorite!

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  4. We love Handpicked! They are a southern based company so they are local to us with a brick and mortar store but you can order anything online at behandpicked.com! Check them out!

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  5. Monograms are so fun! I'll admit I don't think I have anything with a monogram though. I need to fix that.

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  6. I love monogramming everything! It's such a southern thing and I don't really think I realized that until people told me!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  7. Yes! I love monograms, too! My Mom has a little business and always has things monogrammed for us and I would seriously monogram my underwear if I could! ;) But I LOVE Marley Lilly and can always find something on there I "need." I love Reese Witherspoon's quote, "If it's not moving, monogram it!" Ha!

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  8. That vest is so pretty! I like the monogram is subtle, like you said, and it's the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe!

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  9. I seriously don't have a single thing that's monogrammed! So crazy! Love this vest though, the herringbone is so fun and it goes with everything! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. that vest is so you! i love a herringbone vest i'm not gonna lie. and black really sells me :) i think i love putting my monogram on stuff 90% because my initials are KAT :) makes it even more fun!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. I love that vest on you! Super cute!! :)

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  12. What a cute vest, and that pooch is precious!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  13. Love that vest it is SO cute! I have to share this post with my older sister too who also loves everything monogrammed. Here is the best part.. her name is Christina too! Maybe you two need to meet some day haha. :-)

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  14. Love your monogram and the vest! The only thing that I have that's "monogrammed" is the keychain on my keys. It has my initials and Kyle's on his. I'll have to check into this!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  15. I love your vest and I love it even more that you got it monogrammed. If it's moving, monogram it!

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  16. Such a cute vest, it looks great on you! I don't think I own anything monogrammed - tragic, right? :)

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  17. I love that vest! It looks great with the all black.

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  18. Can you believe I don't have ANYTHING monogrammed? I think I need to change that!

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  19. You are so so stinkin cute!!! I'm a sucker for monograms too and this vest is beyond fantastic!!

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  20. The vest looks great on you! My monogram game has definitely stepped up after having a daughter - monogram everything! Ha!

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  21. That monogrammed vest is amazing!! Love it!! I am so terrible about monogramming things, but now that Little Bean is here, I think I will monogram all of HER things, lol! xo

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  22. Cute vest! Your kitchen is beautiful!

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  23. I love anything with my initial or monogram! It's so fun to have a personalized piece

    http://michellespaige.com

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  24. Monograms are the best! I have a monogrammed vest like yours and love it!

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  25. I'm a southern girl and you know that we love a good monogram! We put monograms on everything down here - towels, clothes, hair bows, handbags, bookbags, and even our cars! I think that half of Olivia's closet is monogrammed! Haha.

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  26. LOVE that vest! You are the cutest! Monograms alway just add that perfect touch to make you feel pulled together. I have a dark gray long sleeve comfort colors tee with my monogram in giant white on the from that I love pairing with my black vest, leggings, and sneaks for running errands lately!

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  27. My friends always call me a monogram whore. They tease me about it relentlessly. I feel like a monogram makes everything better!

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  28. Your dog is so fluffy! What a cutie!

    I really like the way your monogram looks with the vest! :) My sister is SUPER into monogramming so she is always gifting me with things that have my initials on them. I like them, I just don't think to do it for myself.

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  29. Love me some monograms! That vest is darling and looks great on you!

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  30. Monograms are the best by far! I love the black and white pattern of the vest paired nicely with the simple black top! I'd sport this around town!
    Kate :: A Little NW Charm

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  31. I love monograms, so cute on the vest!

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  32. And I thought monograms were for Southern Belles! LOL! So glad you're one of us (even if you live North)!

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  33. Your vest is adorable! I'm glad you recommended your favorite online boutiques. I got burned by one last year, so I'm a little cautious now to order unless I know someone has had a good experience there.

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  34. I ALWAYS look at that vest on their site but haven't pulled the plug yet, it is so cute!

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  35. I really want a cute monogram necklace or bracelet! I'll check out those shops you listed :)

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  36. I adore this! (and all things monogrammed!!)

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  37. I love a good monogram, too! Your vest is so pretty and timeless. Great find :)

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  38. Such a cute vest! And you know how much I love monogrammed everything <3
    Green Fashionista

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  39. Such a cute vest! I own zero monogrammed things so that has to change! lol

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  40. I'm from the South, so if it's not moving, MONOGRAM IT! XO, Champagne&Suburbs

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