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Review: More Haley & The Hound

Last month, I told you about my new favorite shirt I got (by Haley & The Hound, which here in Cincinnati you can get at Monkees of Madeira). Well, I guess I’m officially addicted because I got three more Haley & The Hound tops. They are seriously the BEST. Made really well, fit perfectly, trendy but also classic because I can see me wearing these pieces years from now. The fabrics are comfortable, easy to wash and travel well (especially nice when I’ve been living out of luggage the past couple weeks visiting family for the holidays). They’re also the pieces in my closet that I don’t have to think about — just throw them on with some cute accessories and you know they’ll look great. No dryer shrinking (because Lord knows I don’t need the dryer shrinking my clothes after I already “shrunk” them with all those holiday snacks and sweets!) haha!

Below are my new Haley & The Hound tops! Click here to check out their site to see what else they have!

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My New Favorite Brand: Haley and the Hound

It’s safe to say I’m obsessed with my new Haley and the Hound shirt {worn it approximately 1,789,276 times in the month I’ve had it}. It’s just so cute and fits so well!  Oh and yes mom, I was outside without a coat on in December! FYI, you can get this top at Monkees of Madeira in case you’re wondering. But be careful, this shirt will now be known as the “gateway shirt” in my book, because I now own four Haley and the Hound tops and I love love love them all. As in, I’ve been doing laundry a lot more often because I can’t wait to wear them again! Haha! I love the fit, colors, fabrics, just everything about them. They are a little on the pricy end (this top is $76) but I’ll be the first to say it’s so worth it based solely on how much I’ve worn them already, let alone how great I feel in them! Ow ow! Over the next week or so I’ll post pics of my other Haley and the Hound tops I got so you can see what I’m talking about!

Tent Sale in Madeira

Cincy savvy shoppers, get ready for a big sale weekend!! Monkee’s of Madeira and The Pink Box are hosting a HUGE tent sale Aug. 9-11! The tent will be right on Miami Ave., right across the street from Monkee’s of Madeira.

Liz, the owner of Monkee’s of Madeira, tells me this will be the biggest sale weekend of the year for her! You can get 75% off past seasons’ merchandise and 50% off all this year’s spring and summer merchandise! There will be clothes, handbags, jewelry and shoes – all at great prices! Happy shopping!

Celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas With Monkee’s of Madeira!

Join Monkee’s of Madeira to celebrate the holidays with their 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Event! Each day, Monkee’s is doing a “on the _ day of Christmas” campaign!

Now through December 23 Monkee’s is offering amazing one day super saving deals on different pieces of merchandise! And since the deal changes everyday, it gives you a reason to go shopping everyday until December 23! The BEST excuse to go shopping ever!

Sign up for their newsletter to find out what their other sales will be and we will see you there!

Shop Madeira, Shop Monkee’s

Looking for something fun and exciting to do while getting some of that stressful Christmas shopping done? I’ve got the perfect idea! Monkee’s of Madeira is participating in Shop Madeira on December 3 from 10-6.  Not only are you helping a local business, but Monkee’s is offering a free gift for ANY purchase!

Light Up Madeira begins at 6pm


Free Carriage Rides from 10am-6pm

Like we’ve said on Cincy Chic, Monkee’s knows what’s trendy and are guaranteed to leave you and your wardrobe happy!

Be sure to stop at Monkee’s and Madeira this weekend for some fabulous fashions and holiday fun! See you there!

Thanks to my intern Sara Elliott for helping to put this blog post together!

Mercury Wilde The Little Black Dress Company

Kimberly Hess, owner of Mercury Wilde The Little Black Dress Company, and me at my fitting!

The little black dress. There’s one in every woman’s wardrobe, and it’s our go-to dress for any special occasion – personal or professional.

Fun history lesson: Did you know that the LBD originated with the 1920s designs of Coco Chanel? She wanted a design that would be long-lasting, versatile, affordable, accessible to the widest market possible and in a neutral color. Prior to Chanel, black was reserved for periods of mourning and considered indecent when worn outside such circumstances.

Well, I guess that’s why they say “well-behaved women rarely make history” … Coco Chanel pushed the envelope and transformed the indecent to indispensable.

So indispensable in fact that I decided I need another one.  The one I have is short and strapless. I wore it for our Bras with Flair on the Square event in early October. It was mid-70s, so I got lucky and could comfortably wear it. But I really need and LBD for the winter months.

I did a little research and found a new fashion designer in town who specializes in LBDs! The business is called Mercury Wilde, the Little Black Dress Company. She’s based on the West-Side, and will meet you to get your measurements, but she has a site where you can order too.

My "summertime" short, strapless LBD from Monkees of Madeira

Owner Kimberly Hess came to my office on Wednesday to do my measurements. She’s super sweet, with a Joey Lauren Adams vibe. I could tell she was very passionate about what she does. She came in wearing one of her own LBD designs and she brought swatches of materials for me to choose from. She took a laundry list of measurements and interviewed me about what I’d like it to look like and where I invision myself wearing it.

Next step is that she’ll email sketches of the designs she comes up with. I’ll tweak and/or choose what I want and then she’ll go to town on making the sketch into a dress pattern and then the final dress.  Once that’s done, Hess will meet me for a final fitting and make any necessary alterations.

I’m very excited to have a custom LBD made, because I know I’ll wear it more often if it fits me perfectly. Plus LBDs are so classic, I’ll be wearing this for years – if not decades – to come. So, my cost-per-wear will be ridiculously  low on this purchase… but it’s really not even that expensive to begin with. The designs start at about $150 for custom or in American dress sizes up XXL, That’s what I spent on my other LBD at Monkees of Madeira!

So, for the price of a store-bought LBD, you could have a custom-made dress! Impressive! I can’t wait to get back my sketches, make a selection and get my LBD! I will keep you posted on the progress and when it arrives!

Tent Sale Today through Sunday in Madeira

End of the summer sales are popping up everywhere lately. But, don’t miss out on what Madeira is promising to be the biggest Tent Sale of the season. The event starts today, August 11 through the 14th, located on Miami Avenue in Madeira.

The stores participating in this event include: Monkee’s of Madeira, The Wardrobe, The Pink Box, La Silhouette, Silly Bean, Ted’s Toy Store, Little Treasures Jewelry, The Bookshelf, Designs by Dawson, among others!

Go out to Madeira today through the weekend to get huge bargains on everything from clothes, jewelry, books and toys while enjoying what is left of summer.

Sunshine, Shopping and Saving at Monkee’s!

This holiday weekend was definitely full of family, fun, friends and food, which so happens to be four of my favorite things. As if this holiday week wasn’t as good as it gets, there’s a huge sale that started today at Monkee’s of Madeira (click here to learn more about this boutique along with some others on Cincy Chic), which means I can add another one of my favorite things to the list of things I have gotten to do in the past few days: Shopping!

The “Red Hot Sale” is marking the magnificent Monkee’s merchandise (say that 10x fast!) 25-50% off (their spring and summer stuff FYI). I know I just blogged about Monkees, but I couldn’t help but write about them again when I found out about this sale! Happy shopping!