Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall is Oh, So Colorful at Monroe and Main #Review + #Giveaway #MMFallFashion

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.


Hey there, fashionistas! As we wind down these last few weeks of summer, I can't help but get my mind off of fall. Fall just happens to be my favorite season of the year, and with cozy knits, scarves, cute boots, the changing leaves, and pumpkin spice flavored and scented everything, what's not to love? I definitely have the fall bug, and I have even started thinking ahead to what I might want to wear this fall season. Last time I checked my wardrobe, a lot of my fall apparel consists of dark, muted colors... and the color so to speak, is lacking. 


Color never goes out of style, and at Monroe and Main, you’ll find the latest pops of rich, saturated shades, tones, and moods showing up as chic accents and making bold statements. Fall is just as good a time as any other time of year to play up color big time! I was lucky enough to have been chosen to select a colorful dress from our friends at Monroe and Main, who have so many beautiful, colorful options this fall season. Everything I saw from Monroe and Main was so gorgeous, but one dress in particular caught my eye, and was absolutely something I could see myself wearing.

Introducing the beautiful Slimming Sassy Dress in Emerald by Monroe and Main.

I fell in love with the Slimming Sassy Dress as soon as I laid eyes on it, for several reasons. The name of the dress highlights some of its best features... it is both slimming and incredibly sassy! I loved not only the color of the dress, but the beautiful design, which is pretty and flirty, but is also extremely practical for a mom who is constantly chasing after her precious little one.

Slimming features, and striking color.

The Monroe and Main Slimming Sassy Dress is what I would consider a fall wardrobe staple. The dress has such an effortless, yet chic look to it. The three quarter length sleeve is absolutely perfect for the changing season. I'm not opposed to layering, but it's so nice to now have a beautiful dress in my collection, that I don't have to hide with a sweater, because my arms are too chilly in the early morning or in the evening.

Shall I practice my curtsy? I feel pretty enough to take tea with Queen Elizabeth!

I might have uttered a little 'hallelujah,' when I realized how seamlessly I was able to move in this dress. It's a nice blend of rayon and spandex, so it's nice and flowy at the bottom, fitted at the top, and it moves with me, instead of against me. There is nothing worse or more uncomfortable that wearing a dress that you wind up having to fight with. 

The Slimming Sassy Dress hits in all the right places.

It's so nice to find a dress that flatters your entire body. I am a bit disproportioned, as I have a short middle, small bust, and long legs. I often have a problem with dressed fitting me well enough across the chest, and leaving enough room to wear comfortably in the hips. Monroe and Main's Slimming Sassy Dress features a surplice neckline, and an empire waistband. The combination of these two elements make me look like I actually have a fuller bust, and I love that! It's a great feeling to be able to confidently wear a dress like this, which is modest, yet alluring at the same time.

Style it up with shoes and accessories to play up the color!

I could think of countless ways to style this lovely dress. I am a pretty traditional girl when it comes to my personal style- think pearls and pumps, so I wanted to stay true to that, while having a bit of fun with some items I already owned. For a shoe choice, I feel that a black pump, slingback or mule never goes out of style. Some may see wearing a shoe of this nature as a play of the safe card, but it all comes down to what makes you feel comfortable, and for me, it comes down to what I feel comfortable wearing around my energetic son.

Pumps, necklace and earrings just boost the classy look of the Slimming Sassy Dress.

I chose to add a chunky garnet colored necklace and pair of earrings to this ensemble. Garnet is my birthstone, and I never even appreciated the beauty of its color until I became an adult. I now look for ways to wear my garnet jewelry pieces, as many of them were given to me as special gifts by my parents, grandmother, husband and son. The garnet and emerald jewel tones look so striking against one another- a beautiful out of the box fall color combination that will definitely turn a few heads.

Hey sassy, don't forget the shades!

I am one of those women who loves to accessories with sunglasses, too! I never leave the house without them, and those I have several pairs of sunglasses, I pretty much stick to one pair of designer shades that I just love, because they go with everything- including my new Slimming Sassy Dress!

The temperatures will still be warm well into October here in North Carolina, but I plan on wearing this beauty of a dress through the winter. Right now, I can enjoy wearing pumps or sandals with the Slimming Sassy Dress, but I know that I will want a little something on my legs as the cooler temperatures begin to set in this fall. I wanted to quickly show you that you can change the look of this dress right up, with a simple shoe and accessories swap.

From office or Sunday chic to a casual weekend in the country... this dress is the ultimate go to dress for every occasion!

I pulled on my favorite brown riding boots with the Slimming Sassy Dress, for a bit of casual coverage. I also added a long green and gold toned necklace, a two toned metal watch, and a mixed leather and metal wrap bracelet, stacked with the watch for a bit of contrast. See how easy it was to change up the look? I am now on the hunt for some purple accessories, as I think this emerald green color would look gorgeous with a bit of purple and blue thrown into the mix!

Monroe and Main makes it so easy to be stylish, comfortable, and to be bold by wearing color this season, when everyone else is dressed in drab, boring muted tones. Don't be a wallflower! Take a risk with a bit of color, and be confident in a beautiful Monroe and Main dress, pair of shoes or accessory piece! Oh, that's right- Monroe and Main has got you covered from head to toe with stylish options for every fashionista!

Take a look at a few of my favorite selections from the Monroe and Main Colors of the Season Collection, which I'd love to try with the Slimming Sassy Dress...

Monroe & Main Flower Puff Ballerina from Monroe and Main. Enter like a true princess, roses tossed right at your pretty peep-toes. Padded footbed; grooved outsole. Synthetic.
Flower Puff Ballerina


Cool Croc Organizer Tote from Monroe and Main. Three roomy, zippered compartments with labeled pockets hold all your essentials; cell phone, make up, laptop, files and more. Outer back zip pocket. Protective metal feet. Padlock with key. Synthetic. Approx. 17" l x 4" w x 12" h.
Cool Croc Organizer Tote


Monroe and Main Studded Cuff Shootie from Monroe and Main. Gleaming ankle cuffs catch the eye, which sweep down the curvy lines of these shooties to an attractively trim finish. Lightly padded footbed. 2 3/4" heel. Faux suede.
Studded Calf Shootie


Padlock Handbag from Monroe and Main. A classic style, like Grace Kelly or Jackie O. would have carried, this bag features a decorative goldtone padlock. Double rolled handles, zip top and multiple organizing areas in the fabric-lined interior. Synthetic. Approx. 14 1/4" l x 4 1/4" w x 10 3/4" h.
Padlock Handbag

I can't wait to wow friends and family by wearing the beautiful, versatile Slimming Sassy Dress this fall! My husband is already in love with me in this dress, by the way. Since I can wear it so many different ways, I know that it's the perfect pick for Preschool orientation and open house, celebrations, Thanksgiving dinner, and perhaps even Christmas Eve! The Slimming Sassy Dress is also available in black and berry, and is machine washable.

Want It? Buy It!

You can find the Slimming Sassy Dress, and so many more fabulous pieces for Fall at Monroe and Main! Monroe and Main is social and would love to connect with you through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.


Want It? Win It!
Monroe and Main Tote Giveaway

Thanks to the generosity of our friends at Monroe and Main, MBP readers have the chance to win a gorgeous Monroe and Main Studded Tote 3 - in - 1! 
Generous tote, bag and coin purse combine in this luxe-looking trio, each ready to work together on busy days or be a stylish, standalone favorite. Synthetic. Tote approx. 13 3/4" l x 6 3/4" w x 12" h; bag has 3 inside pockets and adjustable strap; approx. 12 1/4" l x 5" w 8 1/2" d; purse has zip top and loop strap; approx. 5 3/4" l x 4" d. Retail value $99.95!

This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Please use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Contest ends on 9/8.

Good luck!


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Don't go away! Please visit our other Fashionista's posts, who also received beautiful pieces from Monroe and Main! See what they picked and how they wore it!

135 comments:

  1. I also like the Korks Essie Leather Boot.

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  2. I really love the Bejeweled Sheath Dress because of the high waist line.

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  3. I like this New Free Spirit Sweater
    why because it looks warm

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  4. I like the new free spirit sweater... Looks super coZy

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  5. I like wearing Cardigans in the Fall because they really class up an outfit and are not bulky and this piece from the Fall collection is very pretty-The Renaissance Cardigan is what I like.

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  6. I like the Cable Car chick sweater!

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  7. I love the Rockin Tunic. It's the perfect color for me, great length and i could dress it up or down.

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  8. The other piece I would love is the Cable Car Chic Sweater.

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  10. I love the signals sheath dress. I love the colors and the length!

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  11. I love the Free Spirit Sweater, I think it would be perfect to throw over a tank to dress it up!

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  12. My favorite from the Spring Collection is the Drop of a Hat Dress. I love the pattern/design, the fit and the colors. Perfect for fall!

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  13. I would love to get the Coral Monroe & Main Tropical Sandals!

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    I like Lacey Lisa Dress because it is flattering.

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  15. I like Lacey Lisa Dress because it is flattering.

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  16. I like the Cable Car Chic Sweater.

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  17. Just love this dress Pocket Surplice Dress love the style

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  18. I love the Status Print Mock Wrap because of it's vivid colors!

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  19. I love the Monroe & Main Studs and Zipper Booties

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  20. I really like the free spirit sweater. It looks comfortable and warm.

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  21. I like the Side Sweeping Top! It’s very cute and bright!

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  22. I'd also love the Long Multichain Necklace.

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  23. I really love that Cable Car Chic Sweater. The color is divine and all of the little details really makes it special.

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  24. I am in love with the Vanessa Surplice Top. I love the color, that it comes in plus sizes, and that it is perfect for chilly NY fall and winters.

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  25. I am in love with the Cable Car Chic Sweater because I love the color and the detailing by the neck line.

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  26. I like the Perfect Fall Knit Dress because it comes in two of my favorite colors and looks very comfy!

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  27. I love the Free Spirit Sweater. I like the colors and the versatility. Could be dressed up or down.

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  28. I also like the Slice and Dice Dress

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  29. I like the Free Spirit Sweater because it can be dressed up or down and can be worn with many things.

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  30. I like the Rockin tunic. it looks comfy and i could wear it with leggings!

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  31. My fave is the Vanessa Surplice Top. It would flatter my figure and I like the style of it at the bottom. Thanks.
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  32. I love the studded ankle boots in Black!

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  33. I love the Side Sweeping Top in yellow,,love the bright color and the way it is made is flattering.

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  34. I love the Dolce Commander Boot by Mojo Moxy. They look so sexy!

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  35. I really like the Mock Belt Sweater Dress!

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  36. I love the free spirit sweater because it really can dress up any outfit

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  37. I love the Free Spirit Sweater because of the length, not to mention that it's gorgeous! You look awesome too! Love that dress!

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  38. I'd also love to have the Leather Turnlock Tote! Gorgeous!

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  39. I would love to have the black studded ankle boots!

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  40. I love the color and design of the New Side Sweeping Top

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  41. I like the New Free Spirit Sweater!

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  42. Another item from Monroe and Main that I would love to own is the Lace Trim Cascade Twin Set!

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  43. I really like the Perfect Fall Knit Dress in Navy.

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  44. Love the Stand By Me Sweater and the Taj Paisley Tunic. The length of the sweater is awesome and the tunic's pattern/colors is fantastic!

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  45. The blue ankle boots are really cute!

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  46. I like the front pleated dress because of the rich red color.

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  47. I like the Mojo Moxy Davidson Bootie!

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  48. The Padlock Handbag is another stunner!

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  50. I love the Black Leather Jacket on their site!

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  51. I like this New Free Spirit Sweater!

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  52. My favorite piece of the fall collection is the Stand by Me Sweater. I love the style and the red it comes in.

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  53. Monroe fora studded boot,natbelinsky@verizon.net

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  54. I love the Straight Signals Sheath! The design on the front of the dress is beautiful!

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  55. I also like the Paisley Border Sheath

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  56. I really liike the slice and dice dresss it's classy and classic and can be worn for almost anything by adding a pop of color.

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  57. Rockin Tunic !!!!! it rocks when you move,,,, like the length in the back and it has room to move not tight looking...

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  58. slimming sassy dress which i love the flowiness!

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  59. I love the vivid colors of the Status Print Mock Wrap

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  60. I love the Side Sweeping Top because of the color!

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  61. The Stand By Me Sweater is a really nice one.

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  62. I like the Hobo Handbag in maroon. It is so pretty!

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  63. I like Monroe and Main's Slice and Dice Dress. I look better in v neck tops and dresses.

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  64. Curved Top Leather Bag by Salsa in black.

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  65. I like 3-Section Leather Handbag.

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  66. I really like the Status Print Mock Wrap

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  67. The Studded Calf Shootie that you have here is so stinkin cute! I wish I could still wear heels!

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  68. The flower puff ballerina flats are really cute.

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  69. I like the Checked neck scarf for Fall.

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  70. I really like the Andiamo Colorado Bootie

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  71. My favorite item from the collection would have to be the Mini Ottoman Peplum Dress. I've fallen in love with the retro/pin-up inspired fashions recently and I have always found these dressed to be flattering on just about everyone!

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  72. I like the Amabelle Grommet Sweater! It is so pretty.

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  73. My favorite piece of the Fall Collection is the Slice and Dice Dress. I am always looking for items that will make me feel slimmer and I think the Slim colorblock panels would work wonders to trim my silhouette into lean proportions.

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  74. my favorite item is the Mini Ottoman Peplum Dress because it is my style of dress and it is really cute i love it

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  75. I love the look of the Mock Belt Sweater Dress!

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  76. I love the Cable Car Chic Sweater because of its beautiful color and unique style.

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  77. I love the Straight Signals Sheath, because the pattern is absolutely gorgeous.

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  78. I want to get the Coral Monroe & Main Tropical Sandals!

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  79. I would love to have the Fleece Cape!

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  80. I adore the Free Spirit Sweater. I love the colors.

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  81. I really like the Wild Berry Multi-Stud Dress. Perfect fall color!!

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  82. I love the colors for fall and the style of that Slice and Dice dress!

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  83. Love the super light bright down vest in blue

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  84. I like the Slimming Sassy Dress!

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  85. Their Pleated Hoodie is really cute!

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  86. I like the New Two-Tone Cross Pendant

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  87. The Taj Paisley Tunic is absolutely lovely and so flattering.

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  88. I'd love the Slimming Sassy Dress!

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  89. My favorite is the Love Knot Top. I love the unique design!

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  90. I like the Vanessa Surplice Top in black. I love tunic tops and the asymmetrical hem on this one caught my eye. It looks like it would go perfectly with jeans for a casual day, or dressed up with a skirt or pants for church or work.

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  91. I like the Cable Car Chic Sweater!

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  92. I love the Mini Ottoman Jacket! It is great for any occasion!

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  93. I like the look of the Roxie Boot by Bare Traps.

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  94. I really like the Free Spirit Sweater

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  95. I like their Gathering Compliments Sweater because it looks so comfortable and flattering.

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  96. I like the cable car chic sweater - perfect for our upcoming fall vacation

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  97. One of my favorite pieces is the Release Pleat Cardigan. I love how it flows and feminine it looks.

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  98. I adore the Vanessa Surplice Top!

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  99. I like the Vanessa Surplice Top, because the color is my favorite and it looks like it will hide my trouble spots.

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  100. I really love the Gathering Compliments Sweater.

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  101. I also like their Block Party Sheath Dress because it has a timeless and classic elegance.

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  102. I really like their Control Lola jeans!

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  103. I love the Status Print Mock Wrap because of it's beautiful colors.

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  104. The Free Spirit Sweater is my favorite because it is very versatile and the fit looks flattering.

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  105. I love the studded black ankle boots!

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  106. I like the yellow Side Sweeping Top because it is vibrant.

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  107. I like the Sporty Hooded Jacket, looks comfy!

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  108. I like the yellow New Side Sweeping Top because I like the color and it stands out well.

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  109. I'd love a new pair of Skechers Women's Go Walk2 Flash

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  110. The cut of that dress is so flattering on you Ondria. I'd like to get the Straight Signals Sheath because I think the colors would be a nice update to my closet for the fall/winter season. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  111. I'd also like to get the Tracy Dress, not just because we share the same name either. lol I think the ruching is an attractive feature that would draw attention to my waist and hide flaws at the same time. It looks so soft and cozy for winter.

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  112. My favorite fall piece is the cable car sweater!

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  113. I loovvvee the Side Sweeping Top because it would look very well on my sister!

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  114. I like the Marilyn Peplum Dress because it is beautiful. I really love the color.

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  115. I love the Free Spirit Sweater because I am a big fan of flowy tops and this is perfect for the Fall.

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  116. i love the Mock Belt Sweater Dress because it is cute and looks comfy!

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  117. I wish I could wear those studded calf shorties! I just love them!

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  118. The Love Knot top has caught my eye for it's design and pretty color

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  119. I like the Status Print Mock Wrap because it looks comfortable while still being nice enough for work.

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  120. Love the free spirit sweater

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  121. with a cold winter predicted I like the gold chain sweater because it looks warm and is colorful enough to wear with many things I own.

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  122. I like the Gathering Compliments Sweater – looks comfy and a pretty color.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  123. The boots because I need a new pair
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  124. I love the Tracy dress. It has such a great fit and awesome side gathers.

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  125. Although I can't wear the color pictured I LOVE the Flutter Cuff Top from Monroe and Main's Fall collection. I love the feminine lines and the flutter cuffs! :)

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  126. I love the New Mini Ottoman Peplum Dress because it's perfect for work!

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  127. I'd also love to own the Free Spirit Sweater if it looked good on a short person...lol

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  128. My favorite is the Stripe Stitch Cardigan, it would look great with a skirt, slacks or jeans!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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