Monday, October 6, 2014

It's FALL, y'all!


With the temperates in Tallahassee dropping this past game day weekend, we not only gave our wardrobes an update, but our nails too! However, no one knows better than us Florida girls that fall takes it time getting here. So while we’re not quite ready to put on our oversized sweaters and Bean boots, we have to bid farewell to cut offs and flip flops. Enter the perfect fall transition outfit. It maintains summer’s bright, bold looks, while not seeming out of place in October. As for our nails, we’re keeping them neutral, but anything but dull. Here are the M&M Girls’ tips and tricks for creating a fresh new look that welcomes fall while still embracing that summer sparkle.

Seminole fans rejoice! Garnet just happens to be the “it” color this season! Universally flattering on all skin tones, it comes as no surprise we chose garnet as the main color for this outfit. A sleeveless dress in this gorgeous fall-friendly shade keeps us looking cool and feeling cool while the weather is still warm.

While you may think bright and bold are reserved for the summer months, dare to play up an outfit with a pop of color. And what better way to do so than with our favorite accessory: the scarf! It makes a great replacement for a statement necklace and the possibilities for styling are endless. For this look, we chose a brilliant blue pattern to really amp up the dress’s hue. Tip: tie knots at the ends of the scarf to polish up the look!

Truth be told: we rock cowboy boots all year long, but we love ‘em this season the best! You already know boots with a sundress is a winning combination, but pairing them with an outfit on the dressier side is a balance of country and chic that we just can’t resist!

You can’t have garnet without gold, so we opted for a thick stack of bangles to adorn this look. We’re not afraid of a little glitter here at M&M and for us, gold is as good of a neutral as black or tan. To complete our perfect fall transition outfit, we went with our favorite nail polish, Julep, in the color “Mahima.” Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this. An amber gold creme, it’s the quintessential autumn nail color for the girl who wants to stand out in a sea of dark manicures. We love Julep because not only do their polishes make our nails beautiful on the outside, their formulas are made to keep nails healthy too! Check out their wide range of colors and products on their website, http://julep.com


As for the outfit, we have all the pieces you need to recreate this look and many more at our Mahan location.  See you soon for this look and many more!

Q,

The girls @M&M

Saturday, September 27, 2014

How do you PIKO?


With the temperatures dropping, the leaves changing color, and college football Saturdays, what could be better than Tallahassee in the fall? Here at M&M Monogramming, dressing for the season is our favorite part! Fall fashion is all about being cute and comfortable, which is why Piko tops and dresses are an absolute staple in our wardrobe this time of year. With a wide variety of colors and material as soft as you can imagine, Piko tops are loose and tight in all the right places, making them incredibly versatile and universally flattering. To put it simply, you’ll want to wear yours everyday!

Piko tops and dresses can be dressed up or down, so whether you’re running errands, brunching with friends, or cheering on our Noles at a tailgate, all you need is the right accessories and you’re ready to go.


Check out how the girls at M&M styled our favorite Piko (and Piko-inspired) fall looks!


1. It wouldn’t be a fall blog post without a tailgating outfit and this Piko dress ($29) in “wine” is the perfect color to root for our Seminole boys in. Cooler weather means new accessories, so opt for a gold infinity scarf ($16) instead of a necklace on a chillier game day. Psst... you can even have it monogrammed!

2. Go green this season! Like Lilly Pulitzer, we love to embrace bright colors all year round in Florida, but this dark green is the ideal way to welcome autumn into your wardrobe. Our Piko top in olive green looks gorgeous with any skin tone and hair color. Give it a feminine touch with some statement jewelry, like this bold white necklace ($40).

3. Can you tell we love scarves? Tassels are all the rage right now and they make this beautiful blue scarf ($24) hard to resist. The pop of color brings a little bit of summer into fall and contrasted with a simple striped Piko-inspired top ($24), makes for the perfect balance of casual and trendy.

4. Didn’t know you could be comfy and chic? Then you’ve never tried on a black Piko dress ($29)! It goes with everything and the fit and color look stunning on. Style it with an ornate statement necklace for a dressier, but weather-appropriate look. This beaded garnet and gold one ($24) is one of our bestsellers this year and looks fabulous whether you’re in the stadium or out on the town.

Do we have you convinced? Come visit us at our Mahan location for these looks and more!

XOXO,
The girls @ M&M

Friday, September 5, 2014

Monogram inspired style

College football season is back and whether you’re a longtime fan or just there for the cocktails, we’re here to make sure you’re the best dressed at the tailgate! Our Monogram Queens all have different styles, so we’ve got a little something for everyone. And what better way to figure out your ideal game day outfit than looking for inspiration for your favorite monogram?





1. Master Circle ladies are the perfect mix of classy and sassy, just like this outfit! Comfy and versatile, Piko dresses ($29) are a must-have for fall. Dress one up with a fierce faux fur vest ($49) and a pop of color, like this monogrammed cuff ($32), for style that says you can drink beer with the boys and look fabulous doing it.

2. Vine is girly and charming, just like the women who love it. If that sounds like you, we’ve got the outfit to match! These garnet shorts ($54) have a super flattering fit and can be dressed up or down. Pair them with our lace floral top ($32) for a sweet and feminine look. Don’t forget the jewelry! A layered arrow necklace and gold earrings add the perfect dainty touch.

3. Natural Circle may be simple, but it’s just as bold as it is timeless. If you embrace tradition, but aren’t afraid to stand out, try an outfit that’s classic with a twist. Our favorite shorts in black ($54) are perfect with this garnet tank, but for a look that says “WOW,” play it up with a chunky gold necklace ($24).

4. Octagonal is sleek and stylish, so if you’re a fashionista always on the look out for the latest trends, this is the outfit for you. Graphic tees are all the rage right now; the key is just knowing how to style them. This darling Y’ALL tee paired with denim cut-offs ($36) is both trendy and fun. Accessorize with a garnet and gold statement necklace and monogrammed clutch ($29 incl. personalization) to dress it up and get this look game day ready! 



For these outfits and many more, come visit us at our Mahan location!

XOXO,
The Girls @M&M Monogramming

Monday, May 5, 2014

Introducing Amy Butler...and a little monogram Monday!

Last Friday we got the BEST box from the cute guy in the brown suit....a box full of goodies by the uber talented Amy Butler! 

 If you sew or are just a fabric junkie like I am, you are probably familiar with Amy and her gorgeous fabrics.  Here are some of my favorites:





Amy's story is a simple one.  She grew up in the midwest where got her love of design from her mother and grandmother.  She went to art school, fell in love, married and moved back to the midwest and started a business.  She has been wildly successful and she and her husband advocate living simply and giving back as part of their business philosophy...we love that!

Here are a few of the fantastic pieces we have in stock:

Doesn't this make you want to pack a bag??


This Sara tote would make a great Mother's day gift!


Love the wallet!


We have lots more and our stock will rotate as pieces are sold.  This gorgeus line makes a great graduation gift (the traveler and cosmetic bags) that is very special.  It would also be lovely as bridesmaids gifts or a special birthday gift.  Special orders are welcome, too, if you see a piece that we don't have in stock.

On another note, I have to share a quick monogram Monday goodie.  Isn't this just the cutest???



Hope to see you in the store soon!
XO,


Monday, April 28, 2014

Monogram Monday...so much customer cuteness

So it's Monday...Monogram Monday!  Today I am going to share some of my favorite customer cuteness of the week.  We would love for you to share yours too!  This week or any week, share your monogram cuteness on Monogram Monday and be sure to tag us on facebook or instagram.  Each week we will give away a gift certificate to one lucky winner!

So on to the cuteness....we monogram your items or ours and this week's cuteness is a combination of both.  We love taking your fun ideas and bringing them to life!  Here is my first favorite:

I am pretty sure Park will be voted "best dressed" at preschool!

Next up...stylin at the beach.  

There are just no words for the amount of cute this bathing suit is!
We love a pretty beach towel, too.....
Our Caroline 3 letter applique really dresses up a white beach towel.  This one was the perfect birthday gift for a special 13 year old!

On a more serious note, we had some great custom stuff going for an anniversary surprise and some school spirit items....I really liked how both of these turned out.  The feather was actually digitized from some original art.


And to wrap it up...somebody is going to be a big sister!  Isn't this a cute way to announce a new arrival?  Pinterest project come to life! (which reminds me, don't forget to follow us on pinterest.  We pin some cool stuff!)

Don't forget, post and tag us to win!




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You gotta wear (monogrammed) shades....enter to win!


So...one of our favorite new arrivals for summer is our monogrammed sunglasses!  
Wayfarer style in either black or tortoise, they are so retro 80's and yet so now!  Wouldn't you like to sport a pair at the beach?

You can find em on our website here, but better yet, how about a FREE pair?  Yep, I said FREE.  Enter the giveaway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (yes, entering more places gives you more chances to win!)...don't tell anyone...but signing up for our weekly newsletter will give you an extra chance to win, plus you get to know about weekly specials and good stuff like free shipping!

What are you waiting for?  Enter today!!!

XO, 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

For Easter we love....

Some of our faves for Easter:




Monogrammed Baskets
(yes, we have some and they can be ready by easter!)



cute babies!....Henry and Banks are our favorite, couldn't you just eat them up!?



Adorable shirts


Easter candy!!! Snickers eggs are my favorite...what is yours?

Happy Easter!





 
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