Southern Mom Loves: Casual Holiday Style With Monroe and Main

Casual Holiday Style With Monroe and Main

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic. I received clothing from Monroe and Main in order to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are my own.

When it's time to decorate for the holidays, it's an all-day event at our house. From trimming the tree and filling the advent calendar to baking delicious goodies, we go all out. For our holiday prep marathon I always go with casual and comfy, and the styles at Monroe and Main fit the bill.

For our decorating day, I chose the cashmere-blend Casmalia Sweater in Ivory (also available in black and red) from Monroe and Main's Holiday Occasions apparel.

Besides being gorgeously soft, the relaxed fit, dropped shoulders and high-low hem are in this season. I recently picked up a very similar sweater at a huge fashion retailer in pink, but it doesn't come close to the soft warmth of cashmere.

With a relaxed-fit sweater (also referred to as a "boyfriend" sweater), it's best to go with a slim-fitting bottom layer. I went with a dark-wash skinny jean and a pair of neutral sueded boots to keep it casual. You could also pair it with slim-fit trousers and heels for an office look.

Casual daytime hair and makeup for my big deco day include an updo for convenience and a cat's eye liner with a bold lip. This updo is so easy to do and ends up looking like you really spent time on it. You just need an elastic headband and some bobby pins.

1. Put the headband over the crown of your head, and starting at your temples thread chunks up over the headband, and back under it, making sure all of your hair gets pulled back, until you reach the nape of your neck on either side. 
2. Pin the sides in place with bobby pins. All of your hair will now be at the nape of your neck, underneath the headband. 
3. Gather it all up and flip it up, over the headband and tuck it underneath the elastic, so that your hair is rolled in on itself and is being held in place by the elastic band. Pin in place. You're done!

I'm a jewelry minimalist, so with such a casual look I opted for just my favorite gold sparrow studs and a chunky "boyfriend" watch. You could dress this up substantially for a holiday party by adding a long statement necklace.

This holiday season be dressed for anything & everything with Monroe and Main’s versatile & stylish fashions. From a casual day of decorating the tree or wrapping gifts to the holiday parties or out and about around town, get ready to turn heads in timelessly elegant style. Monroe and Main is the industry leader in clothing that fits various body types in size 6-24 or S-3X, so you can find something gorgeous no matter what size you need!

You can visit Monroe and Main on their website, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest.

(CLOSED) And now for the giveaway! Don't forget to scroll to the bottom of the post to visit the other bloggers to enter their giveaways too! One winner will also receive a $250 Monroe and Main Shopping Spree; You can find that giveaway at #1 in the linky! Good luck!

One lucky reader will receive this Wide Stripe Bag from Monroe and Main! (ARV $49.95)

Prize substitution possible if handbag is out of stock. US only, 18 years and older. Giveaway begins 11/25/15 at 10:00 am EST and ends 12/9/15 at 11:59 pm EST. Once confirmed, my winner will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner's List.

Disclaimer: No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add to your whitelist. Monroe and Main will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform. Contact Holly at if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.


25 confident bloggers share 25 ideas on how to dress for a variety of holiday occasions PLUS 25 prizes & 25 chances to win! All bloggers will host a giveaway with their review blog post and Monroe and Main will send all the winners a bag valued $50! Visit each of the blogs in the linky below to enter each of their giveaways!

Prize delivery by Monroe and Main. Still Blonde after all these Years, Modly Chic, and Fashionista Events bloggers are not responsible if prize is not delivered. We will make every attempt to help you claim your prize.

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