I am super excited to finally share my personal style with you folks – and also very nervous. I have been reluctant to post style photos, but I finally caved. For years I have received compliments on my pairings, from friends and strangers alike, urging me to show it off in photographic form. However, a part of me has always felt like being your “own model”, so to speak, is a bit self-important, narcissistic, and not me at all. Do not misunderstand, I love style bloggers and follow a few I really like and find inspiring. It just was never ME.
But I recently changed my tune, and decided to get out of my comfort zone and have a little fun here at MONARCH. My goal for showcasing my personal style is to inspire and help my readers create their own simple, beautiful and chic looks. read more
Happy Friday, folks! I hope everyone has been enjoying the cooler temperatures here in Los Angeles. It is finally starting to feel a little bit like fall. And I’m getting really really excited. Here are links to some of the things I’m digging this week. The usual suspects – travel, food, fashion, fitness, and of course, some Halloween fun! read more
First, I apologize for going over a week without posting. If you follow me on Instagram, you will know I recently adopted my first dog–the cutest little Pug mix named Patty Mayonnaise. And of course, that means I have had very little free time due to me spoiling her rotten, and making sure she is comfortable at all times. I am however super excited to talk about SHOES!read more
Yay! My first natural hair blog post. I get so many people asking me about my hair, products I use and techniques; so I thought this would be a great place to share photos, my faves and fails.
I finally figured out the best way for me to get the perfect twist-out that lasts five days or more! I am THRILLED. Typically, I am a wash and go girl, but I like different looks and decided to take on the task. Prior to doing a bit of research, it never looked that great. I wanted my curls to look like my favorite blogger’s perfect and luscious twist-out that, of course, looks freaking effortless.read more
Do I need more jewelry? Yes, even though my drawers, trays and boxes are overflowing. This week in Accessorize, it is all about Vrai & Oro. I am a huge fan girl and have a couple of items gifted by the BF that I wear religiously. And now, I’m dying to add a couple of the new V&O x FIGTNY pieces to the collection. read more
You want to feel strong and powerful? Sort of like Superwoman? With a cape and all? Okay, let’s start with fashion first. Enter the long vest. You have probably seen this beautifully structured and capable piece on many a fashionista, and I will show you how to style it to wear from the office to off-duty. read more