15 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Don’t panic guys! You still have time to buy the favorite mom in your life a gift for Mother’s Day. Although, we know that they should be honored every day. Excuse me while I try to win some bonus points with my mama (hi ma!). I put together a little Mother’s Day gift guide featuring 15 things I think would make great gifts (besides a spa day or vacation obviously). When you head out shopping, remember to always think of her first. What would fit her lifestyle, personality, needs, and style? Consider all of these things when buying her gift. And…

Festival Season Inspiration

Festival season is here guys! And it all starts here in Southern California with Coachella. I know that’s all you’ve been hearing about right? I’m not going to lie, I’ve only been to Coachella once. But, when I lived in Germany I made it to a few music festivals. So, what do you wear during festival season? Whatever you want of course! If it was me, I’d definitely get my boho on in the most comfortable way possible. But, that’s just me. If you’re not sure what to rock, I pulled some looks from some of my favorite retailers and posted them…

Marina Rinaldi Spring/Summer 2016 Preview

When it comes to plus size fashion, I think a lot of people tend to forget that luxury designers are part of the industry. A brand like Marina Rinaldi, which has been around since 1980, is designing sophisticated yet modern designs for the curvy woman. I was invited to a special spring/summer preview at their Beverly Hills boutique and I was in love with so many pieces. As you’ll see below, this italian brand is all about colors and prints for the upcoming seasons. My favorite part of the collection is the collaboration with Japanese Fashion Designer Tsumori Chisato. It’s…

Get Your Penney’s Worth with JCPenney

Sponsored by JCPenney. I am one of those people who knows the worth of every single penny. I can thank my mom and dad for that. There’s no way around it either. The hubby and I work really hard for every cent, so we make it count. I think that’s why I’m so impressed with JCPenney’s new promotional offer—”Penney Days.” They are offering select items available for just a penny. Yes, you read that right…a penny. From now until March 5, 2016 JCPenney customers will be able to purchase an apparel item from The Original Arizona Jean Co.® brand and…

My Fitness Accessories Favorites

Working out on a daily basis isn’t the easiest thing to do. We all know it’s hard. Getting my butt to the gym would be a lot easier if I had a little help in the accessories department. That might sound a little weird to some of you, but if I love my workout gear then there’s no stopping me. I’ll take the motivation where I can get it guys. And as a Shopbop partner, I know they have some of the hottest designer fitness accessories out there, which I need in my life. Whether you do yoga, go running, play…

10 Accessories I Need This Winter

I know what you’re thinking…”You live in L.A. Monique! Do you really need winter accessories?” The answer is Yes. Normally, I don’t. But, El Nino is supposed to visit us this winter and I want to be prepared. Besides, I travel a lot and having these on hand makes sense. Oh…and I found all of these over on where you can take up to 25% your entire order with code GOBIG15 (ends 11/30/15). So…yeah…I need these 10 winter accessories.

Guess What? Kmart’s Bluelight Specials are Back!

Sponsored by Kmart.

When I was a kid, my mom was an avid Kmart shopper. We would go there for pretty much everything. Yes, that even included a stop at their snack bar for popcorn and a slushy drink, if we were good. And no matter what, we always waited for one thing. Yes, you know what I’m talking about. We always had our ears open for the next Bluelight Special! Well, guess what guys? “Attention Kmart Shoppers!” Bluelight Specials are back!