Category Archives: Fashion


My Style: I Stay Laced And Strapped, Bro

November 12, 2015


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

Fashion - Food - Travel

Links I Love: Halloween Tutorials, Blistered Tomatos, And A Quicky Workout

October 23, 2015

Links I Love: Bg Sur on TheDailyMonarch.comHappy 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


Accessorize: The Fall Pump + A New Pug!

September 22, 2015

Accessorize: The Power of The Fall Pump on #shoes

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


Hair: How To Achieve The Perfect Twist-Out

August 16, 2015

Hair: How To Achieve The Perfect Twist-out

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


Accessorize: V&O x FIGTNY Limited Edition Minimalist Collection

August 2, 2015

Vrai & Oro x FIGTNY

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