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

SHOP THE LOOK:

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

SHOP THE LOOK:

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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Confetti Skirt

There’s nothing like a great sale, especially when everything hasn’t been picked over yet! When spring inventory hit the shelves at GAP, I scored three amazing pieces, including this adorable confetti skirt.

Since then, I’ve dressed it up and down for many occasions, making it one of the most versatile skirts in my closet. I’ll definitely be styling it more this spring/summer. What’s your favorite clothing steal? Share yours with me in the comments below!

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

GAP Confetti Skirt | Closet Full of Cocktails

Jacket: Old Navy (similar) || Tank: Anthropologie || Skirt: GAP (similar) || Shoes: Old Navy || Necklace: Charming Charlie (similar or similar)

SHOP THE LOOK:

Shades of Blue + Best Friend

Nothing is better than time spent at home, especially when the majority is spent alongside family and friends. Every time I’m back in Buffalo, I make it a point to spend quality time with my bestie, Lucy. We typically find a hip spot downtown or in Elmwood Village to eat, drink and catch up as girlfriends do. This time, we added one more activity to our ritual: blog pictures.

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Yes, that’s right, my best friend is also a fabulous blogger! Lucy blogs at Write. Style. Travel. and has already been recognized as one of the top bloggers in Buffalo! So with my camera in tow, we headed to Canalside (after a delicious rooftop dinner at Tappo) and went on our blogging mission.

And don’t forget to check out Lucy’s “Style Spotlight” here!

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

Shades of Blue + Best Friend | Closet Full of Cocktails

What I Wore:

Romper: LOFT || Vest: American Eagle || Earrings: Nordstrom || Shoes: Target

Shop My Favorite Rompers:

What Lucy Wore:

Dress: Lulu’s (similar) || Shoes: Target || Sunglasses: ASOS (similar) || Watch: Fossil || Bracelets: Alex and Ani (#1 and #2)

Shop Her Favorite Shift Dresses:

Festival Fashion

With summer quickly approaching, music festival season is officially underway! Though I’m not attending any myself this year, I’m inspired by the eccentric yet fashionable looks that frequent them. For today’s post, I’m featuring one of my favorite American Eagle finds from last summer paired with a few festival essentials. This look is simple, cute and easy breezy — perfect for enjoying the sounds of summer.

Festival Fashion | Closet Full of Cocktails

Festival Fashion | Closet Full of Cocktails

Festival Fashion | Closet Full of Cocktails

Festival Fashion | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress: American Eagle (old – similar or great alternative) || Vest: American Eagle || Shoes: Old Navy || Hat: Urban Outfitters (on SALE!) || Lipstick: Urban Decay in “1993”

What’s your favorite festival-inspired look? Share yours with me on Instagram at @ClosetFullOfCocktails!

LuLaRoe Amelia Dress

Lately, I’ve been invited to so many virtual shopping parties, I can’t even keep track of them. It seems like every day a new consultant-based retailer pops up, and many that I’d never even heard of before. Now, don’t take this as me complaining… I’m not, but my wallet is!

Because of my dwindling bank account, I’ve been very picky about purchasing from these online parties, but one that caught my eye was LuLaRoe. Known for their comfort and unique patterns, LuLaRoe specializes in women’s skirts, dresses and leggings. Naturally, I gravitated towards the dress collections (#DressObsessed) and spotted the Amelia. Let’s just say it was love at first sight.

LuLaRoe Amelia Dress | Closet Full of Cocktails

LuLaRoe Amelia Dress | Closet Full of Cocktails

LuLaRoe Amelia Dress | Closet Full of Cocktails

LuLaRoe Amelia Dress | Closet Full of Cocktails

Dress: LuLaRoe || Jacket: Express (old – similar) || Shoes: Nine West Outlet (N/A online – similar or similar) || Necklace: Francesca’s (old – similar or similar) || Lipstick: Urban Decay in “1993”

At first, I was a bit hesitant about the length of this dress with my petite 5’3″ figure, but decided to try it out anyways. And I’m so glad I did… it’s super comfortable, flattering and did I mention it has pockets? That’s what I call a win-win-win.

The fit-and-flare style along with LuLaRoe’s signature stretch fabric make the Amelia the perfect dress for any body type. At $65, it was a bit more than I typically spend on dresses, but I’ve already gotten tons of wear out of it. No buyer’s remorse here! So if you’re in the market for a fabulous dress that can be dressed up or down, I highly recommend checking out LuLaRoe.

Thanks to Annie from Success on Stilettos for the pictures!