Monday, February 23, 2015

Monograms for Everyone at MARLEYLILLY! Review + Giveaway!


I can't remember the last time I felt more ready for spring than I do right now. We've had a chilly, yet mild winter season in the south up until last week, when we were blasted with a winter storm which dumped ice and snow in our area, and then the temperatures dropped into the single digits! This week, it's warming back up, and spring is all I can think about! As much as I love my boots and heavy winter fashion accessories, I am definitely ready for a lighter look, and looking forward to having some bright and bold colors coming back into play.



One of my favorite ways to show off my personal style, is to wear personalized items, like clothing, accessories, even handbags and outerwear. Monogramming is a cute, fun and trendy way to show your style, and here in the south, monogramming is everywhere! One of my top picks for adorable monogrammed style items is MarleyLilly, offering beautiful monogrammed clothing, jewelry, shoes, gifts, home decor, and more!

I was fortunate enough to be able to connect with the fabulous team over at MarleyLilly, who offered me the opportunity to select a couple of items from their Monogram Shop. It's no lie when I say that I loved everything I laid eyes on. I mean, I love monogrammed everything, so making a decision wasn't easy. I did, however fall in love with a couple of things in particular, and was so excited for the opportunity to try them out, and show them off! I got my selections submitted to the gals at MarleyLilly, and within just a few days, my monogrammed goodies were at my doorstep!

When I opened up my package from MarleyLilly, this is what I found... two beautifully packaged gifts!

I love the way MarleyLilly packaged and presented my items. I felt like I was opening birthday presents- it was such a special treat! I loved every detail, from the cute chevron wrapping paper and box, to the cute pink ribbons!

My first task was to unwrap the larger box. I tried desperately not to tear the paper!

Underneath the wrapping paper, I found a shoebox, which contained a pair of Bamboo brand shoes.

The shoes were all wrapped up in tissue paper, and had a MarleyLilly card inside.

A couple of things about the shoes- these are Monogrammed Ballet Flats. The idea of having my monogram on a pair of flats was very exciting to me. I have seen a handful of ladies in my town with monogrammed boots, which I also think are totally adorable. I had not yet seen anyone with a pair of monogrammed flats, and when I saw these, I knew I had had to have them! The monogrammed ballet flats from MarleyLilly are available in various sizes, and colors, and can pretty much be customized to your liking by font style, colors, etc- so no two pairs will wind up looking the same!

I chose the royal blue color for the shoes... they are stunning!

I went with blue for the shoes, because blue is not normally a color I would think to purchase in a shoe. I have the typical colored flats- black, tan, nude, red, and even olive green, but nothing as bold as the royal blue! I already knew that I had lots of neutrals and jewel tones that these would look gorgeous with!

The flats feature a silver circle, with the monogram added in the middle.

The monogram is the Circle Block in Black.

I was so, so excited about these cute flats! I couldn't wait to wear them! I ordered the 7.5, which is the size I normally wear, and they fit beautifully! It's always sort of scary to order shoes online, especially personalized shoes, but these fit like a dream. If you're going to order these, I'd say go with the size you normally wear in a flat.

The flats are so comfy, I don't even take them off at home (and I don't usually wear shoes in the house!).


Here's what these lovelies look like on! A great fit, cute with pants, a dress, etc.

I love my new Monogrammed Ballet Flats from MarleyLilly so much that I never want to take them off! I've seriously been wearing them every chance I get! I wear them when I teach music to the little ones (because they're so comfy), when I'm out running errands, to church, to meetings, out shopping- and everywhere I go, someone is asking about these shoes and where they came from. The first time I wore these was to church on a volunteer day for an after school program we offer, and all of the moms were commenting about these flats and how adorable they were!

How I wore them:
Jeans- Forever 21
Blue Tee- H&M
Open Cardi- Forever 21
Necklace- Just Jewelry
Shoes- MarleyLilly

I've worn these shoes in a dressy-casual way, and I've gone totally casual and worn them with jeans, a plain t-shirt, and lightweight vest. No matter how you style these, they'll add instant pop and style to your outfit! I love them- I want them in every color, and want to do different color on the monograms so I have lots of different looks!

Monogrammed Ballet Flats
Features of the Monogrammed Ballet Flats from MarleyLilly

Introducing our Monogrammed Ballet Flats! Perfect for every occasion, these personalized flats are available in a wide variety of adorable colors! The flats fit true to size. The custom flats are personalized with durable vinyl material. Would make a great gift for yourself or someone you love!

Regular Price- $34.99 Sale Price- $19.99


But that's not all! Remember this little box?


I also received a second special gift from MarleyLilly! I love the nice note they sent, as well!

MarleyLilly has a wonderful selection of Monogrammed Jewelry, and they sent me this beautiful Monogrammed Long Preppy Necklace!

This necklace is available in a couple of different styles- one being pearl, and the other being tortoise. I selected the pearl, because it just seemed more 'me.' I am definitely a pearl girl, and I knew this would go with a lot of items that I own, and would normally wear. I don't own a lot of gold jewelry, though. I tend to lean more toward silver, but within the past couple of years, I have really been wanting to wear more gold in the spring and summer, especially!

Here's an idea of how long the chain on this necklace is. It's adjustable, so you make the length whatever you like. Personally, I am loving the long length on it.

The necklace is monogrammed with a gold font, which matches the necklace, and the background is a pretty pearl-esque color, which I love- so classic and girly.

I paired the necklace with a rose colored burnout tee, and loved the color contrast!


Here's another look at the necklace. I really love the longer length, because it allows me to wear it with a deeper cut top or v-neck style, such as the one I have on, here.

I have received a lot of compliments on this cute necklace, and as we move toward the spring season, I know I'll be wearing it a lot! I can't wait to pair it with a cute gingham button-down shirt or blouse! Bring on spring style!

Monogrammed Long Preppy Necklace
Features of the Monogrammed Long Preppy Necklaces from MarleyLilly

This Monogrammed Long Preppy Necklace is a must have addition to your jewelry box! Featuring a one inch circle pendant, this necklace features an enamel disc, available in tortoise or pearl finish, set in a beautiful gold tone. Each necklace is monogrammed with a vinyl decal. The chain measures 24 inches in length with a 3 inch extender. 

MarleyLilly has so many adorable items for monogramming! From decor and gifts to clothing and accessories, they have it all! Seriously- there are almost 500 jewelry options, alone! Wow! Check out a few other items that caught my eye...

Monogrammed Leather Cuff Bracelet
Monogrammed Leather Cuff


Monogrammed Bathing Suit Bandeau Tube Top
Monogrammed Bathing Suit


Monogrammed Hairbow
Monogrammed Hair Bow


Monogrammed Gingham Quilted Vest
Monogrammed Gingham Quilted Vests



Monogrammed New England Rain Jacket
Monogrammed Rain Jackets


Whether you're looking to prep your spring wardrobe, or you're looking for a special gift, MarleyLilly has lots of beautiful, monogrammed products to choose from! With Easter fast approaching, you'll definitely want to browse their product categories for Easter basket goodies, Easter accessories, items for spring break, and more! And don't forget- graduation, Mother's Day, etc- are all coming up! Bookmark MarleyLilly as your go-to gift shop!

Want It? Get It!

Head on over to MarleyLilly to browse their huge selection of monogrammed gifts and more! MarleyLilly's turnaround is between approximately 5-7 business days, which is pretty speedy, if you ask me! MarleyLilly offers a monogram preview, so you'll have an idea of what your monogram will look like. Be sure to connect with MarleyLilly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram so you never miss out on updates, sales, special offers, and more!



Want It? Win It!

One lucky reader will win their very own pair of Monogrammed Ballet Flats from Marley Lilly! What a great giveaway to kick off the spring fashion season! Giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. One entry per household, no PO boxes, please. Just use the handy RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win!

Special thanks to the wonderful team at MarleyLilly for allowing me to review and share about their beautiful monogrammed products, and for offering this special giveaway for our readers!

Good luck, and stay stylish!





16 comments:

  1. I think I'd get the winter white flats with the glitter gold monogram.

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  2. I also really like the Monogrammed Polarized Sunglasses. They look like a great, classic shape.

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  3. black shoes, black monogram on gold disc

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  4. I would do pink color and gold disc.

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  5. I like the Holiday Red flats with a Glitter Gold monogram.

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  6. It's so hard to choose, but I like the black flats with gold disc and black monogram or the winter white with gold disc and black monogram.

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  7. I'm also loving the Monogrammed Scalloped Luxe Cross Body Clutch. It's so cute!

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  8. I would choose the Holiday red with my initials on the gold

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  9. I also really like the Monogrammed Fleece Jacket

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  10. Just a note: Pinterest keeps telling me the board for current giveaways doesn't exist, so I can't pin anything from it. (Though I do follow you on Pinterest.) This is an entry option on most of your giveaways, so I thought you might want to look into it. Thanks!

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  11. I think I'd go for a classic look - black flats & black monogram.

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  12. I also like the Monogrammed Ladies Long Sleeve V-Neck Sweater.

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  13. I would get black flats with a black monogram.

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  14. I also like the Monogrammed Teardrop Stone Bracelet!

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