Sunday, August 24, 2014

Add Some Color This Fall: Monroe and Main Review & Giveaway #MMFallFashion


Disclaimer: This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic. I was provided product courtesy of Monroe and Main in order to facilitate this honest review on The Eclectic Element. All opinions expressed below are 100% mine and mine alone unless otherwise stated. Please do your own research on a product or service before purchase as your results may vary. Giveaway details are located at the bottom of this post.






We're at the end of August, nearly into the first of September which will quickly be preceded by the coming of the Fall season and all I can think to myself is HOW?!

How did it go from the beginning of Spring to the beginning of Fall almost instantaneously? While I'm not thrilled about what comes after, Fall is by far my favorite season so while I'm still stunned it's nearly upon us, I'm thrilled at the same time.

Monroe and Main wants to welcome the upcoming Fall season in style (pun definitely intended) by embracing and celebrating color. In their own words, "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.

Adding a little splash (or a lot) of color to any wardrobe adds depth, style, and sometimes a little silliness to any outfit; it just depends on what look you want to achieve. With the Fall season fast approaching, I can't think of any better time to add some color to my own wardrobe!

Thanks to Monroe and Main, I was able to do just that! I was sent one of their newest Fall catalog additions-the Studded 3-in-1 Tote in what else but my absolute favorite color: Purple!







As soon as I saw this purse on their Pinterest board, I knew. I knew this beautiful perfectly-studded purple-colored 3-in-one tote bag/cross body purse would be mine. When that box came to the door and when I saw that the little return address label in the upper left-hand corner of the box said 'Monroe and Main', I carefully opened the package. 

And fell in love.

You know this purse was meant for me when the first thing that my boyfriend said when he initially laid eyes on the tote was, "That purse was made for you."

I feel bad because as soon as I got the tote in the mail I had a health setback and was bedbound for about a week, so unfortunately I wasn't able to use the 3-in-1 bag as much as I would have liked before this review went live and the pictures could have been better but you work with what you're given!

Initially when I received the bag, or bags in this case, I was truly amazed. Amazed that not only is this 3-in-one tote so versatile, but it's extremely well thought out! Both the tote and the bag have rings to attach a cross body strap (adjustable cross body strap included of course) which is very important to me as I can't stand shoulder bags. Not only that, but inside the larger tote there are snaps (yes snaps) on each side that secure the smaller bag into place so you can easily store without worrying about losing one or the other.

Genius!




The bags themselves, including the large tote, the smaller cross body purse, and a small attached coin purse, are all very luxurious and chic looking with their leather-like appearance and perfect amount of bordering metal studs to make it look classy as opposed to gaudy.

The purple hue the bags come in is beyond gorgeous and perfect for the upcoming Fall season! I can see this going with many different things in my wardrobe so again, I appreciate this product's  versatility.

And I'm not just saying that because purple is my favorite color. Promise.

The only qualm I have about this bag is the material is a little bit thin and I'm one of those people who like to pile stuff into her purse until I'm hunched over so I'm not quite sure how this purse will fair with the 'Kayla Treatment'.  That being said only time will tell!











As always, Monroe and Main's customer service is unparalleled! Even though I didn't order the bag through the website personally, my order arrived safely packaged and extremely fast. Plus, not only was I able to receive the 3-in-1 studded tote, but upon further inspection inside the smaller purse I found yet another bag, this time a little extra gift in the form of a reusable cloth bag. 

This is my second experience with Monroe and Main and I have no problem saying I'd keep going back again and again!


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{The Giveaway}

 

Win a studded 3-in-1 tote in your choice of black or purple!! ARV $99.95






{The Rules}


1. You MUST use the name and email you want to be contacted with in the Rafflecopter.

2. Contest will run from Monday, August 25, 2014 through to Monday, September 8, 2014.

3. Open to individuals 18 years or older.

4. Open to US residents only--Sorry everyone else!




a Rafflecopter giveaway




That's 2 mandatory entries + 77 possible extra entries which = 79 entries total!

 
Good Luck!


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Don't forget to check out the 25 other Monroe and Main bloggers and enter their giveaways-the more you enter the better your chances of winning ;)













Giveaway Disclaimer: This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years or older and will run from Monday, August 24, 2014 11:01pm CST until Wednesday, September 8, 2014 10:59 pm central standard time. The winner will be chosen through Rafflecopter.com and be contacted within 24 hours of the drawing. You'll then have 24 hours (1 day) to claim your prize and send me all applicable information-If I haven't heard from you within that time frame, I will be forced to choose another winner. The Eclectic Element and all related parties are in no way liable or responsible for unfulfilled or damaged prizes.

151 comments:

Mare P. said...

Leather Dr.'s bag in black - never goes out of style.

Cheryl R said...

I have decided I would really like the Flutter cuff shirt. In addition to the color, I also like the versatility of the piece so that I can add my own kind of style with it too.

Tracy Cotton Pickin Cute said...

I like the Mock Belt Sweater Dress. I think it would be flattering on every shape. The 3-in-1 tote looks like it's big enough to carry your laptop and everything else you normally carry in your purse. I love the purple for fall. You look great Kayla! Thank you for the chance to win. :)

Gail Williams said...

I like the flattering coverage of the Stand By Me Sweater and it even comes in Black which I wear so often.

Velder Dixon said...

love the black dr bag-very stylish

618mom said...

I love the Free Spirit Sweater.

Rebecca Xavier said...

The One of the Boys skirt is cute because of the peplum ruffle.

kellyr78 said...

I like the Cable Car Chic Sweater because it looks so warm.
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Lois Jones said...

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

Samantha Plotkin said...

Love the Free Spirit Sweater!

lynz said...

I love the signals sheath dress. Love the colors & the length!

Monica Platz said...

I love the block color sheath! It's hot!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the Slimming Sassy Dress. It's a pretty dress and would be great to wear in the fall.

Jeanine B said...

I really love the Status Print Mock Wrap because of its vibrant colors.

imahappymess said...

Block party sheath dress! I love color blocking!

Katy said...

I love the perfect Fall Knit Dress! It looks comfy, cozy, modest and stylish all at the same time!

mita said...

I like the Free Spirit Sweater.

sohamolina said...

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

Courtney G said...

I love the stripe stitch cardigan.I love the colors they are perfect for fall and It also looks really warm and cozy but still dressy enough to wear to some where nice.

chris z said...

i like the Free Spirit Sweater it looks comfy and casual

Natalie said...

My favorite piece is the Cable Car Chic Sweater because I love the detailing at the collar!

Christina Swenson said...

I love the Vanessa Surplice Top. It is perfect for me because I am pregnant, and with this piece I could wear it during and after!

helen may said...

I really like the free spirit sweater. It looks comfortable and warm, especially with fall coming up!

Kitty Iecvan said...

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

jdine said...

I like the Block Party Sheath.

ShellChelle said...

I love the Vanessa surplice top. It looks very comfortable and flow-y. I love the colors, too.

KrisJ said...

I love the grommet bag. It just looks like me.

hbbs55 said...

love the Free spirit sweater it looks great with jeans which is what a usually wear :)

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like the Gathering Compliments sweater, as it would be perfect for me for work.

Christina G. said...

My favorite is the Cable Car Chic Sweater because I like the color and the shape. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim Keithline said...

I love the Slice and Dice Dress it is cute, looks comfortable and it looks like it would be very flattering to almost any figure

Andrea said...

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

Terra Heck said...

My fave is the Vanessa Surplice Top. It would flatter my figure and I like the way it's styled at the bottom. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kajal Suriya said...

I love the restricted california booties in blue! Great pop of color

Vera Khule said...

i like the fit of the Gathering Compliments Sweater.

Peggy Johnson said...

I love the Lacey Lisa dress. It is so stylish and a woman of any age could wear this

Kathy Detweiler said...

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

hhkaufman78 said...

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

Mickie said...

I like the Print O Print Tunic because it is pretty & unique.

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I love the rockin tunic it has a new look I have not seen yet.
vmkids3 at msn dot com

ReneeLaChappelle said...

Fall Knit Dress! It looks comfy, cozy, modest all at the same time!

E Gould said...

That bejeweled sheath is my favorite. It's pretty and could work for so many occasions!

Michelle Klingen said...

I like the side sweeping top

Robin Wilson said...

I like the Free Spirit Sweater. It's gorgeous and the longer length will be so much warmer than regular cardigans.

cosmic_cat84 said...

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

Kelly H. said...

I love the Good as Gold jacket because I just love the color.

Karen said...

I love the cool croc organizing tote - so many pockets along with gorgeous styling!

Anonymous said...

Like the Cable CarChic sweater because its my kind of style I'd wear

Mikayla Waters said...

I love you're red sweater! I'm also 20 years old. I'm glad you are doing okay and just keep taking things one beautiful day at a time!

Tonya said...

My fave is the New Mock Belt Sweater Dress because it fits my style!

Victoria Lynch said...

I really adore the Street Chic Sweater! It is beyond cute and reminds me of my daughters style.

rowena hubble said...

I just love this bag and my fav.color purple

Gabe and Libby said...

Oh, the Stand By Be Sweater is awesome! Love the length and the cut. I also really really like the Taj Paisley Tunic. Great Pattern and Colors.

Colette S said...

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

Tracey said...

I like the unique styling of the Love Knot Top.
traymona[at]aol.com

Amanda Cox said...

The Taj Paisley Tunic is really cute and really sexy! My husband would love it!

Anonymous said...

The Free Spirit Sweater is really attractive. To me it seems versatile and classic

Dericka B said...

I love the large clam shell hoops in gold. They remind me of the beach. They are very beautiful.

Sharon Kaminski said...

I like the love me do sweater in black because it is simple and would go with a lot of things.

HarleyC said...

I like the Free Spirit Sweater because it looks really good!

Anonymous said...

I love the Stand by Me Sweater, Its cute and would go great with jeans!

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Bob Tschinkel said...

I like the men's snowscape argyle swaeyer

Connie said...

Hi! I like the Center Studded Hobo bag in the unique teal color. Thank you for a excellent giveaway! :)

Heidi V said...

The Electric Slide Robe & Gown looks so comfortable.

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amberlavine said...

I like the striped stitch cardigan, it's cute and I have a sweater obsession!

Karen Gray said...

This tote bag is so awesome! It's very cute and would hold so much stuff. My favorite thing on the site is definitely the Houndstooth 3-Piece Luggage Set. I'm a huge Alabama fan, so that would be the ideal luggage for me. Roll tide!

Cristy Ridey said...

The Mini Ottoman Dress because it is is versatile.

Priscilla S. said...

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

Melanie Johnson said...

I like the look of the You Baroque My Heart Tunic

freddie said...

I absolutely love the Free Spirit Sweater. I love long sweaters and have a hard time finding any that I really like and this one is perfect and it comes in plus sizes too.

TMichelle said...

I love the Free Spirit sweater because it's just the thing I look forward to wearing in the Fall!

kmcgrew213 said...

the gathering compliments sweater because i love the purple hue and also that its a little flowy!

Sheila Owen said...

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

annabee818 said...

I like the Cable Car Chic Sweater!

crystAL leon said...

monroe and main multi wrap ankle boot

Natalie Yeoman said...

my favorite piece is the Mini Ottoman Peplum Dress

Candie L said...

I like the side sweeping top. Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

benz1171 said...

I like Monroe and Main's Slice and Dice Dress. I look better in v neck tops and dresses. benz1171(at)hotmail(dot)com

wigget said...

I love the Vanessa Surplice Top because I like the flow and cut

Anonymous said...

I love the black dr.bag! why? because it is just what i like. Thanks for this chance to win! connie danielson

Marie Moody said...

New Release Pleat Cardigan
I've been wanting to get one of these for such a long time, but they're always so expensive. Oh well I can dream can't I? what a wonderful give-away

Denise S. said...

I think the Eyes of Life Sweater looks pretty and comfortable.

MissieFaye said...

I like the Good As Gold Jacket because depending on what you wear with it, it can look professional or casual. Also, a great color for fall.

Nicole C. said...

My favorite is the Gold Chain Sweater because I love all of the colors in it.

slogan1990 said...

My favorite Fall piece is the Free Spirit Sweater! I love longer sweaters and it looks very comfortable.

Mary Songer said...

I love the Mini Sac leather bag. Perfect for those times I just want to carry my cards, some cash, and my phone.

Anonymous said...

My favorite item is the Quilted leather jacket because it is slimming and accentuates the waist. Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

olivia hamilton said...

Free Spirit Sweater is my favorite!! It looks so comfy!

rochelle said...

I like this one New Free Spirit Sweater

Ashley Smith said...

I love the "Good As Gold Jacket". I love jacket and blazers and it looks like a combination. Also the color is amazing. Great for the fall!

Teresa Thompson said...

I like the Free Spirit Sweater. I love the length and colors.

Debra Guillen said...

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.

Sweetprincess said...

I really like the Super Light Super Bright Down Vest.

Growl Tiger said...

I really like the You Com Pleat Me Top because it looks very flattering and comes in lovely rich fall colors

Erica C. said...

I think the Cable Car Chic Sweater would look great.

Linda Kish said...

I like the Gold Chain Sweater. It looks comfortable and stylish, too.

Mihaela Day said...

I love the Cable Car Chic Sweater because it looks so cute :)

Elaine said...

i like the mini ottoman peplum dress. it would be great for a wedding!

alona y said...

My favorite is the Love Knot Top.
I love the unique design and that shade of purple!

Linda Meyers-Gabbard said...

I love the New Free Spirit Sweater because it is fashionable and functional and it reminds me of a sweater coat I had back in the 70?s.

Karen Drake said...

I like the Teal Vanessa Surplice Top because it would look great with my skinny jeans for fall.

Little Assembly Required said...

I love the free spirit sweater, it looks comfy yet stylish

Brittany K

Robyn Donnelly said...

I like the stand by me sweater because it looks comfortable. I like the fall colors in the clothing this year.

Linda Bradshaw said...

I love the Stand by Me Sweater. It goes with a few things I already own.

Elizabeth said...

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.

Janice Crespo said...

I love their Gathering Compliments Sweater because it looks so comfortable and flattering

scottsgal said...

I like the slimming sassy dress - perfect for our fall vacation

Katherine Donovan said...

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

Birdie Bee said...

My favorite piece is the Free Spirit Sweater as I love long sweaters heading into Fall and wear them all of the way into Spring. This is a beautiful piece.

Nancy said...

I like their Slimming Sassy Dress. I love the color and think it could be worn for many different occasions.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

blew415 said...

Perfect Fall Knit Dress- hubby would love how it hugs me

Maria Bouchard said...

I like Slimming Sassy Dress it looks quite slimming and very pretty.

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My favorite is the Free Spirit Sweater because it would be perfect to wear with jeans, leggings and dresses in the fall and spring months.

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REBECCA PIERSON said...

i like the cool croc organizer tote!

elfqueen98 said...

I love the free spirit sweater. I love this becauase of the length that it covers for warmth, looks very warm.

Danielle said...

I like the Justine knit dress because it looks Sooooooo comfy.

The Happy Wife/Danielle Garcia

Angela Cisco said...

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

imaclutz89 said...

I love the Mock Belt Sweater Dress because the longer sleeves will really work as the weather gets cooler here!

imaclutz89 said...

I love the Mock Belt Sweater Dress because the longer sleeves will really work as the weather gets cooler here!

heymissvirginia said...

I love the free spirit sweater. I would wear that in the fall and winter, in the house and outside the house.
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kathy dalton said...

id love the Lola Stretch Slim Jeans because im losing weight and want to look thin

kathy dalton said...

id love the Lola Stretch Slim Jeans because im losing weight and want to look thin

arress said...

I like the Free Spirit Sweater.

tina reynolds said...

I love the color length and over all design pattern of the Straight Signals Sheath dress.

AngelWinner said...

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

Carolyn Daley said...

The Vanessa Surplice Top in teal is my favorite because it is stylish, it has three quarter sleeves perfect for the fall, and I like that the top is long.

laurasloves said...

I love the Cool Croc Organizer Tote. I love the deep cranberry color as not only is the tote the perfect size but will go perfect with all of my Fall clothes.
Laurie Emerson
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

Debbie Bray said...

I love the Free spirited Sweater because it will be perfect for cool Fall days.

Shea123 said...

I love the Vanessa Surplice Top ..It has a lovely fall look to it and looks super comfortable!

brandon cerny said...

I love the leather handbags!

Samii Meyer said...

I would love to have the cable car sweater - because it is really cute and looks comfy

Amanda Price said...

I really like the Stand By Me Sweater. I love how it looks and think it would be flattering.

cynthia painter said...

I would love the textured plaid cap. Would be a great way to hide a bad hair day!

amanda whitley said...

i like the Mock Belt Sweater Dress because it is cute and looks warm and comfy. totally my style

Kassie Brown said...

I love the Slice and Dice dress. The lines are great on it.

Nichole Sylka said...

I love the slimming sassy dress

vanessa e said...

Rocking Tunic looks cute and comfy!

Patty Woodland said...

I like the Love Knot Top

Sara Sharp said...

Definitely need the Yellow Side Sweep Top to give as a gift to my sister.

Bunniker said...

I like the Gathering Compliments Sweater.

slehan said...

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

slehan at juno dot com

Cheryl Reinhardt said...

I love the Mock Belt Sweater Dress, I love the color and the way it fits looks really comfortable.
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Kim Reid said...

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

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

Trisha McKee said...

I love the Side Sweeping Top- it is bright enough to still have the lingering memory of summer and yet have the full fall style.

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Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Tracy dress. It has such a great fit and awesome side gathers.

Jinxy and Me said...

I love the Tracy dress. It has such a great fit and awesome side gathers.

Nicole Millheim said...

I love the Lacey Lisa dress, it is so cute!

Michele P. said...

I like the gold chain sweater, it is colorful and would go with quite a few things I own.

Christian Alejandro said...

I thinkk the Stand by Me Sweater would make a great gift. alexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

Jay said...

I love the New Mini Ottoman Peplum Dress because its perfect for work!

S Carter said...

I like the Marilyn Peplum Dress.