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Gown|| La Femme ||Earrings|| Isharya

Feeling like Royalty.

Gigi by La Femme gown, courtesy of edressme.
Edressme is one of my Top 10 favorite online boutiques that sell stunning designer gowns- or should I say Specialize? This amazing site is perfect for any of you ladies hoping to go to prom, a formal, wedding, pageant or any other special occasion to be the look of the night.
Edressme  doesn’t just have their monumentally large range of premium looking gown choices, but also have a broad range of prices. Some of us need to look for something beautiful on a small budget, and some of us are looking to go all out and break the budget, and I promise you that you will find the dress of your dreams at edressme that fits that exact budget!
Lol, alright, I’m not going to lie, but I  did sort of refer to myself as princess and/ or goddess a couple times whilst wearing this baby. I’ve always been one to admire Roman Culture or Greek Mythology and this dress reminds me so much of them both! As I wore the dress I felt like I was a jewel among stones… LITERALLY. Haha, the labyrinth I visited here in my home town of Tallahassee, Florida to take the pictures didn’t help much with making me change my mind on it either! The dress does look beautiful in pictures, yes, but trust me when I say they do not do it justice! In person it’s even more jaw-dropping. Every girl MUST have this for when those extra special occasions happen.
 The enchanting dress has a plunging V-neckline and it will completely compliment your collarbones while the bodice stays open to tease your back. It is completely adorned with a legion of jewels. The colors of the gown go perfectly together and the sequins definitely put this beauty on a entirely different plane of existence. Simply marvelous, as would Audrey Hepburn say.
Comfort is nothing to worry about with the soft padding in the cups.
For accessories, I kept it simple like usual. Since the the top of the gown is the main showstopper, I just wore Ishyara earrings.
For shoes, I wore Nude peep toe heels.
xoxo,
Mona Cristo
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Le Salty Label

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Top||Le Salty Label ||Jeans|| Rich & Skinny||Booties|| Marc Fischer Footwear

Let’s talk shoulders.

I absolutely LOVE showing off my shoulders. I work them out so why not let people know, right? But, I can’t just walk around in a tank top all day, that’s too homely and unkempt. To show off our shoulders us girls need off the shoulder tops and shirts and dresses and whatever the heck else we can get our hands on to look cute and flirty in!

In my wardrobe I have a section just for my coy shoulder-less wears, and among the many have this springtime and summer ready, long sleeve top that you see me wearing above😍  Le Salty Label, is hands down, one of the cutest Australian online clothing stores I’ve had the pleasure of working with. You’ve probably seen their pieces being sold on Revole and Taylor Ashley. So, yes, they’re,a pretty big deal.  Le Salty Label has me going absolutely crazy with their designs! Freaking BOHEMIAN chic! Legit my favorite approach to fashion! The design is where the focus is, so for this look, I simply styled with a pair of Rich & Skinny dark wash jeans and brown leather booties from Marc Fischer.

 

XOXO

Mona Cristo

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NADINE MERABI

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Nadine Merabi Gown || Daniel Wellington

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”-Coco Chanel

Classy and fabulous is exactly how I felt in my floor length red gown from Nadine Merabi. In case you haven’t heard of Miss Merabi, she’s a renowned British luxury dress designer who is one of the fastest growing names in the fashion industry. Celebrities like Michelle Keegan and the beautiful Sammy Winward have been seen on on the red carpet showing off her work.

I had the honor of being adorned in a Nadine Merabi gown and it brought on this feeling of astonishment, as if I were the most important woman there could ever be. It felt breathtaking. The gown I had the pleasure of wearing was the Dina Red Statement dress-and the name fits, ladies… I’m not sure if it was the Red dress effect or how the dress looked as if it could have been candle wax dripping down my body’s curves, but I DEFINITELY noticed this gown had turned some heads as my boyfriend and I took a walk on the beach. The Boat neck is so modish it kills me. Because the dress is so elegantly complimenting, it seemed as if it were fitted specifically for me. The plunging cut-out back drew attention to the beautiful skirt melting off the dress. Since this dress is so perfectly fitted, it also adds a nice stretch for comfort.

I kept the outfit simple by styling it with my Daniel Wellington Classy York watch in color Rose Gold size 26 mm.

xoxo

Mona Cristo

 

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My Guilty Pleasure

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Living in Florida summertime doesn’t come seasonally… We practically have it 10 out of the 12 months in the whole year. There’s mostly a need to want to find a way to refresh yourself in the humidity and heat. Especially with cold treats because they’ll feel like a piece of heaven. Not all cold treats are that good for you though which is totally a let down because it’s hard to find tasty, lower carbs, lower fats, and chilled delights in the freezer. Being someone who advocates a healthier lifestyle, I always look for tasty food that can replace the unhealthier foods.

Budget Saver. ever heard of ’em? They’re one of the country’s top distributors for delicious ice pops. While their Popsicle’s are pretty dang delectable, they also make a healthy treat- And it’s one that I approve of!

Drum roll please… FruGals. By far the best (and personal favorite) Strawberry fruit bar frozen treat. The first time I purchased the pops i had no trouble finding them in the store because of their bright, dark pink color that just completely mimicked an actually strawberry. I tasted the pop and again- STRAWBERRY! Not just a strawberry though, its like a strawberry smoothie to me! I’m astonished at how “real” the strawberry taste was. I had never tasted a Popsicle so spot-on delicious and fruity. I’m still snacking away at that big bag of em for such a great price. Needless to say, the FruGals pops became my new favorite treat and I hope everyone goes out to try them.

xoxo

Mona Cristo 

 

Betsy & Adam Lace Gown

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Betsy & Adam Gown || Guess Earrings

There’s something about gowns which automatically make a girl feel like princess in a magical fairy-tale. To be quite frank with you, if you happen to look in my closet you’ll see tons of gowns just showing how obsessed I am with that feeling. I have a wide array of gowns in numerous different colors and adding this beauty to the collection helps to set my future standards. Everyone’s addicted to something, but at least my addiction can’t kill me;)

Recently, I partnered up with Macy’s for a prom collaboration. While I’m a bit too old for prom, I was more than honored to model the gown for my younger followers who will be in dyer need of something complimenting on the body while still showing how classy us girls can be. The dress Macy’s gave to me was a floor length Betsy & Adam Lace Mesh Gown. The material was very form fitting and complemented my petite figure nicely. One thing I loved about the lace outlining on the sides was how sexier it made the dress feel while wearing it. The V-Neckline is moderate and appropriate for any occasion. For accessories, I kept it simple with black and gold tear drop Guess earrings. I didn’t want to over accessorize because the white lace is the main attraction of the dress.

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xoxo,

 

Mona Cristo

The Game Changer…AskWhich1

It’s time to introduce the new game changing app which transforms the entire world of social polling.  You’re probably wondering in what category is this app in that causes the entire game to shift, and the answer is it’s in any and every category you want. Ever head of social polling? It’s where you simply ask a network of people what they’re ideas and opinions are on a specific thing. Now what’s the big deal with asking people what they’re opinions are on something? Well, sorry to break it to you, but not only is having others opinions on your ideas and style a desire for practically anyone, but it’s also pretty addicting. Thanks to a new team of entrepreneurs, there’s finally a surveying site which can be accessible anywhere right at your finger tips. Plus, there’s no glitches or fees. Goodbye SurveyMonkey, your unattractive website is no longer needed. Hello easy polls.

Drum roll ladies and gentlemen… the app is called AskWhich1. The most innovative social polling app that allows you to know exactly what people are thinking. Any question you’ve ever needed honestly answered is given honest votes from friends or users from all around the world. This app is the solution to daily problems and dilemmas such as what outfit should I wear, where should I go on holidays, where should I eat, what movie should I watch, and any other question that you may ask yourself and where you’d need advice for.

Being a blogger isn’t always so simple. There’s always an inner battle telling me what I should discuss on my next post. I care about my followers’ opinions so much, and giving you guys what you want is something I want to do, and I definitely know I’m not the only one.

Thanks to AskWhich1, my long nights of post perfecting will come near to an end! As a new user on this app, I suggest to all my readers that you go and download this free social app and follow me on there! You guys can finally be apart of the process and give me feedback on what my future posts should be about, what cute outfits I where when I go out on the town, where I should go for brunch, and maybe where my next big adventure should be! I finally can use something that connects me even more to my social network of fans even more. Not only will my postings be more reader friendly, but it will help me to define what type of following I have that I should focus on when I write. Happy Polls!

Until next time.

xoxo,

Mona Cristo

Maroon & Black

 

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Dress || Tobi || Shoes|| Steve Madden || Purse || Kenneth Cole || Watch || Michael Kors

Maroon and black

The two colors I adore to look at.

Together, they make a delightful combination that’s easy on the eyes. During this last winter season, I purchased these  Steve Madden boots because they make your legs look longer, and they’re just gorgeous on anyone. Living in Florida is great, i love the weather year round, but it rarely gets cold enough to wear these beautiful boots. As any fashionista would, I have to compromise and figure out a way to wear it’s worth!

That adorable maroon dress I’m wearing is from the famous tobi.com. In case you dont know, this is every college girls favorite site. This Shirt dress is one of the most comfy dresses I own. It was love at first wear. Being 5’4 I have to usually search really hard to find shirt dresses which don’t go down to my knees. It almost feels like dresses nowadays are made for runway models 5’9 and taller, leaving us short girls stuck on hemming them up! When I saw how this dress came mid-thigh, I was ecstatic. Like i said before, its hard for me to find these types of dresses! Don’t get me wrong, I love longer dresses, but since I’m trying to style my thigh-highs in Florida’s warmth, I can’t wear a dress that’s covering my cute knees. I threw on a black jacket I purchased from a local Tallahassee boutique and I kept the accessories simple by wearing a classic gold Michael Kors runway watch and carrying a black and white Kenneth Cole bag. Take that you sunny and 75 spring days😉

xoxo

Mona Cristo

Something about Spring

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Above it All Playsuit || Classic St. Mawes Wrist Watch || Ankle Strap Heels

My favorite season, spring, is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited. Nothing’s better than beach weather (if you live in the south) and blooming flowers. I’m tired of boots and sweaters and ready for dresses and sandals. Spring weather calls for a new spring wardrobe. Currently, I have a romper obsession and have been trying to get my hands on a set whenever possible. The romper pictured above is from Popcherry Clothing, an Australian online clothing site. My favorite part of the romper was the cute crotchet which clenched around my waist and created a flattering hourglass effect. It added a nice flirty effect to my outfit. The romper was paired with beige Gianni Bini ankle strap heels which were purchased from Dillards. The shoes are the perfect combination of comfy and cute. My wrists seemed naked but I wanted to keep it simple so I strapped on a simple, leather Daniel Wellington wrist watch.

More spring looks coming soon, stay tuned.

 

xoxo,

 

Mona Cristo

 

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Popcherry Workout Set

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Sports Bra || Workout Leggings || Birksun Backpack

Anyone who knows me, knows about my addiction to Popcherry clothing. They are an online Australian clothing line which ship worldwide. They sell everything from casual rompers to gown dresses. Recently, they added a new line to their brand. Popcherry now sells active wear clothing. I definitely worked out in the set before I took pictures and I have to admit the comfort level is a 10/10. The sports bra has a double supportive layer to keep your girls in place  but also is made out of a high performance fabric which is breathable and keeps you cool through your workouts. The workout leggings are superb and amazingly comfortable, to the point I didn’t want to take them off the whole day.

The backpack I’m wearing is a Birksun. The suspicious grey square on it is actually a solar panel. These unique backpacks have usb ports in the bottom zipper to where you can plug in your phone and charge it where ever the sun is present. Now I’m not saying I cannot live without my phone, but when I’m on an adventure sometimes I’ll need it and its reassuring to know my backpack can charge it up.

 

Until next time

xoxo,

Mona Cristo

 

 

Beach Organics Skin Care

I think it’s safe to say I’m America’s biggest organic skin care fan. Currently, 90% of the skin care products, scrubs, soaps, and exfoliators I use are organic. The reason I stick to natural products is because I have super sensitive skin which tends to react to most products. The newest Organic Skin Care line I tried out is Beach Organics Skin Care. They specialize in selling organic bath and body products which have no parabens, sulfates or phthalates. The products are also USDA certified Organic and guaranteed Non-GMO.

Organic Soap

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I have been using their Organic Soap for over a month now and I absolutely love it. The reason I choose Organic soaps over normal ones is because brand name soaps clog your pores which cause ingrown hairs and bumps. You can ask any waxer and they will scold you for using anything other than a natural based soap. The “Coastal Breeze” soap contains geranium which is known for healing scars and blemishes while disinfecting your skin.

Deep Conditioner and Shampoo

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Beach Organics Shampoos are enriched with botanical and herbal extracts to give you shiny, fuller and healthier hair. My main concern with shampoos is they leave my hair frizzy and dull which I hate. I used the Beach Organics shampoo, then allowed the moisturizing conditioner to sit on my hair for a couple minutes before I rinsed off with cold water. Once my hair dried it had a nice, healthy shine to it and I added some coconut based hair products before I styled it. If you have colored or damaged hair I suggest letting the conditioner sit on your hair for a longer period of time and also using a sit in conditioner on your hair.

Deodorants

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We have all heard about the dangers of regular deodorant and their link to breast cancer. I have incredibly sweaty armpits, where I need a good working deodorant to keep me from embarrassing myself with pit stains. I have been using the Beach Organics Deodorants for over a month now and I can say they work great. I apply it once and it will last me the whole day, my favorite scent is the Rose Geranium.

Make up Remover

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Any girl who wears makeup has endured the burning eyes due to the makeup remover getting into their eyes. The pain feels like you’re going blind. The wonderful thing about the Organic Angel Girl makeup remover is because it’s organic there will be no burning eyes. It is made from Organic Coconut Oil which is an antibacterial agent and leaves your skin moisturized but not oily.

 

I highly recommend you to try out the Beach Organics skin care and bath line. They’re products are vegan and have no animal testing. Invest in yourself and give them a try.

 

xoxo,

 

Mona Cristo