Spring Fling with Monkee’s of Madeira: Look #1

Last week, I had the pleasure modeling at the Kenwood Country Club’s Ladies Spring Fling with Annie of Success on Stilettos and Kayla of The Professional Prep. Together, we wandered the luncheon wearing fabulous looks fashioned by Monkee’s of Madeira.

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

Monkee’s is a franchise of clothing boutiques, each carrying a collection of upscale designers and brands, like Draper James, Lilly Pulitzer, Jude Connally and Jack Rogers.

It was love at first sight when I stumbled upon a Monkee’s on Davidson College’s campus, so when I found out there was one in Cincinnati, I had to check it out!

For my first of two fashion show looks – #2 coming soon – I styled these uber comfortable white skinnies with an adorable OTS blouse. Finished off the look with my favorite summer wedges and some subtle jewelry, and voila!

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

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Cincinnati Premium Outlet Finds + Giveaway!

Last weekend, the ladies of Thread Cincinnati and I were invited to hit up the Cincinnati Premium Outlets for a fun-filled (albeit rainy) day of shopping. We did this last year too (see my previous finds here and here) so we couldn’t wait to go back and score some more awesome deals. I bought this entire outfit – plus another pair of earrings and a tank – for under $150. You’re welcome, wallet!

Cincinnati Premium Outlets: Spring '17 | Closet Full of Cocktails

**Want to have your own CPO shopping spree? Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a $125, $75 or $50 gift card to the Cincinnati Premium Outlets!**

Also, I can’t forget to mention this important note! Now through the end of May, the Cincinnati Premium Outlets is hosting the More Than Pink movement in support of Susan G. Komen. In exchange for a donation of just $10, shoppers will receive a discount card offering 25% off one item at each of the 50 participating retailers, including J. Crew, Michael Kors, Under Armour and more! Susan G. Komen representatives will also be on hand throughout the initiative, as well as a mobile cancer screening unit, educational information and more. Stop in today before it’s too late!

Cincinnati Premium Outlets: Spring '17 | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Premium Outlets: Spring '17 | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Premium Outlets: Spring '17 | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Premium Outlets: Spring '17 | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Premium Outlets: Spring '17 | Closet Full of Cocktails

Cincinnati Premium Outlets: Spring '17 | Closet Full of Cocktails

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Time for the giveaway! As I mentioned above, Cincinnati Premium Outlets is giving away three different gift cards to three Thread Cincinnati followers: one for $125, one for $75, and one for $50. Simply enter below for your chance to win. Good luck!

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Gift Guide: L.L. Bean Fisherman’s Sweater

Christmas is less than three weeks away! And if you’re like me, you’re frantically scrambling to find and order gifts online before it’s too late. So take a few moments to assess your list – Is there someone leaving you completely stumped?

Look no further than L.L. Bean‘s Signature Fisherman’s Sweater.

L.L. Bean Signature Fisherman's Sweater | Closet Full of Cocktails

L.L. Bean Signature Fisherman's Sweater | Closet Full of Cocktails

With both men’s and women’s styles, the Fisherman’s Sweater is the ultimate staple for any wardrobe. And for that person who’s always cold, you can wave goodbye to overlayering – the densely knit cotton will keep you incredibly warm without a bunch of layers. (Though it looks super cute with a flannel underneath or vest over top.) It can also easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

And good news for all you Cincinnatians – L.L. Bean just opened their very first Cincinnati store at Kenwood Towne Centre last month. So go out and grab this sweater for everyone on your list… and don’t forget one for yourself. And while you’re at it, grab some signature Bean Boots, too! #TreatYoSelf2016 🙂

L.L. Bean Signature Fisherman's Sweater | Closet Full of Cocktails

L.L. Bean Signature Fisherman's Sweater | Closet Full of Cocktails

L.L. Bean Signature Fisherman's Sweater | Closet Full of Cocktails

L.L. Bean Signature Fisherman's Sweater | Closet Full of Cocktails

L.L. Bean Signature Fisherman's Sweater | Closet Full of Cocktails

Vest: Patagonia || Sweater: L.L. Bean (c/o) || Jeans: American Eagle || Boots: American Eagle || Earrings: J. Crew Factory (similar) || Necklace: Kendra Scott

Thanks to L.L. Bean for sponsoring today’s look! As always, all opinions are my own.

Holiday Glam with JORD Wood Watches + GIVEAWAY!

Welp, it’s officially December. The cold is in the air, and snow is in the forecast. But don’t get me wrong… I love the winter. You know why? For the holiday outfits!

I’m all about the statement jewelry – especially necklaces – but this year I’m incorporating a new statement into my festive looks: my JORD Wooden Watch.

Frankie 35 Series Zebrawood & Navy JORD Wooden Watch

Frankie 35 Series Zebrawood & Navy JORD Wooden Watch

You heard that right. This unique watch is handcrafted from grained zebrawood, accented by a beautiful navy face – it’s sure to get the conversation going at any holiday gathering.

And it doesn’t end there. JORD offers an array of men’s and women’s watches with different woods, face sizes, shapes and colors. And a lot of their designs – like my Frankie Series in Zebrawood & Navy – are unisex! So Jacko took a stab at modeling it, too 🙂

Frankie Series Zebrawood & Navy JORD Wooden Watch

Frankie Series Zebrawood & Navy JORD Wooden Watch

Frankie Series Zebrawood & Navy JORD Wooden Watch

With 12 original designs, you’re sure to find a watch for everyone on your list. And to make your gift extra special, you can personalize it with custom engraving on the watch or box!

Frankie Series Zebrawood & Navy JORD Wooden Watch

Frankie Series Zebrawood & Navy JORD Wooden Watch

Frankie Series Zebrawood & Navy JORD Wooden Watch

Vest: Old Navy || Dress: Old Navy || Boots: American Eagle || Earrings: J. Crew Factory (similar) || Watch: JORD Wood Watches

And though it’s the season of giving, why not treat yourself? By entering the giveaway below, you have the chance to win your own JORD watch! And even if you’re not selected as the winner, you’ll still receive a $25 e-gift code to use towards your watch purchase. Follow the link below to enter! (Giveaway ends 12/16)

Frankie Series Zebrawood & Navy JORD Wooden Watch

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Thank you to JORD Wood Watches for sponsoring this post and giveaway! As always, all opinions are my own.

Happy Birthday, CFOC!

Today is not just the first of November, it’s my first ever blogiversary! I can’t believe it’s already been one whole year since I took that leap of faith and created Closet Full of Cocktails.

What started as an outlet of creative necessity has become a personal passion of mine. I’m proud to be a blogger, an entrepreneur, a self-starter. Proud of how far my content has come. And most of all, proud of how much confidence I’ve gained along the way.

But enough of the sappiness, and onto the fun! And what better way to celebrate than to throw it back to my first CFOC post: 3 Flannels, 3 Ways. Without even realizing it, I bought three more flannels this season… because you can never have too many. Subconsciously, I must’ve had the idea to recreate my first post all along 🙂

So with my favorite celebratory accessories in tow, here are 3 more flannels, 3 more ways:

1. THE BOYFRIEND LOOK

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

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2. ALL LEATHER EVERYTHING

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

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3. FEMININE DETAILS

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

3 More Flannels, 3 More Ways | Closet Full of Cocktails

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It’s been such a fun year, so thank you for being a part of it! I can’t wait to see what this next year has in store 🙂

Falling for Fall at Simon Premium Outlets + Giveaway!

Want to win a $250 gift card to the Simon Premium Outlets near you? Check the details at the bottom of this post for info on how to enter 🙂

Finally – it feels like fall here in Cincy! I’ve happily stored away my summer tanks to make room for my fall sweaters and scarves. And with my seasonal cleanout came a closet assessment: Which of my favorite fall staples are missing?

  1. A chunky knit turtleneck
  2. Open-toed booties, preferably in black
  3. Another vest (I may have an addiction…)

So off to the Cincinnati Premium Outlets I went, along with some of my fellow Thread ladies, in search of these fall pieces!

Falling for Fall at Simon Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

Falling for Fall at Simon Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

First stop: Nine West. I always find the best shoes at the CPO location in Monroe, and this trip was no exception. It was a tough decision between these beautiful OTK suede boots or these black open-toed booties, but I opted to stick to the “list” and go with the booties.

My second (and last) stop was J. Crew Factory. It’s never hard for me to find something there, and I usually end up leaving with multiple purchases in tow. Oops!

And luckily enough, I found the other two things on my list: a chunky knit turtleneck and puffer vest. I’ve been lusting over this herringbone vest for the past few years, so it was about time to add it to my closet. And my latest obsession with camel-colored everything drew me to this turtleneck. Top it off with tortoise shell earrings and my look was complete!

Falling for Fall at Simon Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

Falling for Fall at Simon Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

In addition to these fabulous finds, I bought:

Falling for Fall at Simon Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

Falling for Fall at Simon Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

Falling for Fall at Simon Premium Outlets | Closet Full of Cocktails

Vest: J. Crew Factory || Turtleneck: J. Crew Factory || Jeans: American Eagle || Booties: Nine West || Earrings: J. Crew Factory (N/A online: similar)

Now it’s time to talk giveaway!

One lucky Thread Cincinnati follower will win a $250 gift card to the Simon Premium Outlets near them! To enter:

  1. Follow both @threadcincinnati and @cincinnati_po on Instagram (We’ll be checking to make sure!)
  2. Post your favorite outlet or bargain find to Instagram using the hashtag #cincysimonspree and tagging @threadcincinnati and @cincinnati_po
  3. Submit your photo by next Wednesday, November 2 at 11:59 PM EST to be considered

It can be a flat lay (like this) of your favorite piece(s) or a picture of you modeling it!

Special thanks to Simon Premium Outlets for providing me with a $100 gift card to shop for my outfit as well as a $250 gift card to give away to our Thread Cincinnati followers. As always, all opinions are my own.