Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Fashion Favorites...Graphic Tees

Thank goodness it's finally spring and time to freshen up your wardrobe!  
A graphic tee is a quick and easy addition and SO versatile!

We are loving graphic tees at M&M Monogramming.  Here is one of our favorites:

Graphic in the front, party in the back!  
A great way to show off another of this season's trends, a lacy bralette or bandeau!

This colorful aztec tank is fun, too.  Here it is shown with denim shorts for a very casual look, but can't you see it with a skinny belt paired with a maxi?  Love.

And of course, we are in Seminole country (Go Noles!).  
Wear this one on game day or just to get in on the arrow trend.  Love it either way.  So cute paired  with white jeans and a denim jacket.  What about under a pair of shortalls for many ways to wear graphic tees!

Here is a great article from StyleCaster with some other super creative ideas. 
 Under a suit for work?  With a formal skirt?  
We love such unconventional combinations! 
 Be daring and share your style with us on Instagram and Facebook!  Watch for new arrivals, too!
What do you think about the graphic tee trend?  Are you in or out?

RThe Girls@ M&M

Friday, October 31, 2014

Mummy Pumpkin Cheesecake Poppers

October is in full swing and the opportunities to get crafty this month are endless. One of our favorite festive treats is dipped in chocolate and filled with pumpkin cheesecake... need we say more? These mummy pops are so cute, it’s scary! And the best part? No baking required. We’ll show you how you can make your own and be the hit of any Halloween party dessert table.

You can find the original recipe (that we tweaked a little!) here.

Shopping List

  • 1¾ cup cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 bags white chocolate chips
  • red food coloring or icing
  • toothpicks
  • baking sheet
  • foil
  • paper straws
1. Let’s get started! In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, canned pumpkin, powdered sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cream cheese. Mix together. Melt in ½ cup white chocolate chips.

          2. Cover and chill the mixture for about an hour, or until it is solid enough to begin rolling into balls. When it has a cookie dough-like consistency, roll into 12 to 14 balls and place a toothpick in each one. (We used these sandwich toothpicks because we had them on hand. And yes, Montana calls them party picks).

3. Melt the remaining chocolate in a small bowl and begin to dip each cheesecake ball in the chocolate. Make sure you thoroughly coat them and shake off excess. Place each ball on a foil covered baking sheet, stick half a paper straw in the top of each, and chill for 5 minutes, allowing chocolate to harden.

4. Drizzle melted chocolate over cheesecake balls and add dots of red icing (or food coloring!) for eyes. Store chilled!

Voila! These delicious little mummies are ready to be enjoyed by all!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Nifty gifty....some of our favorite finds for your Christmas list!

Yes,  it's not even Halloween, but we are just two short months from Christmas...time to start making your list and checking it twice!

Our list is sure to be long, but here are some of our faves:

1.  Oatmeal heathered pullover...monogrammed, of course!

2.  Coton Colors Neutral Happy Everything platter....we love our friends over at coton colors and can't resist this fun platter. Perfect for celebrating every occasion or no occasion at all!

Go big or go home.

4.  Tassel Bracelet
Silver or gold??  Decisions.....

5.  Nail polish wardrobe from Julep.  I love their unique colors! (kiki, mahima and marla, left to right)

What's not to love?  Now to decide on the color....tortoise and pearl are great neutrals, but maybe a pop of color would be fun?
7. Simply Southern Tees
Short or long sleeve, I love wearing these all year.  The designs are adorable.  I need to add a few more to my collection!

8.  Someone to pay for my Stitch Fix addiction!

Have you heard of Stitch Fix?  It's like Christmas every month (or how ever aften you schedule a "fix".  Here's how it works:  You sign up and fill out a detailed style profile.  You link your account to you style Pinterest board if you have one so that your stylist gets to know your style up close and in person. schedule a fix!  A fix is 5 clothing and/or accessory items tailored to your personal style preferences.  When your fix is styled, you are charged a $20 styling fee, but then that $20 is applied to anything you keep from your box.  It is so much fun and my stylist has done a great job so far...and who doesn't love to say they have a stylist, oh la la! Check it out, but it's addicting, don't say I didn't warn you!

9. Anything Amy Butler

...especially luggage for #10 on my list!....

10.  A trip to Bora Bora...a girl can dream, right?

So, that's my "early" Christmas list.  What's on yours?

Merry Christmas!

XO, The girls @ M&M

Monday, October 6, 2014

It's FALL, y'all!

With the temperates in Tallahassee dropping this past game day weekend, we not only gave our wardrobes an update, but our nails too! However, no one knows better than us Florida girls that fall takes it time getting here. So while we’re not quite ready to put on our oversized sweaters and Bean boots, we have to bid farewell to cut offs and flip flops. Enter the perfect fall transition outfit. It maintains summer’s bright, bold looks, while not seeming out of place in October. As for our nails, we’re keeping them neutral, but anything but dull. Here are the M&M Girls’ tips and tricks for creating a fresh new look that welcomes fall while still embracing that summer sparkle.

Seminole fans rejoice! Garnet just happens to be the “it” color this season! Universally flattering on all skin tones, it comes as no surprise we chose garnet as the main color for this outfit. A sleeveless dress in this gorgeous fall-friendly shade keeps us looking cool and feeling cool while the weather is still warm.

While you may think bright and bold are reserved for the summer months, dare to play up an outfit with a pop of color. And what better way to do so than with our favorite accessory: the scarf! It makes a great replacement for a statement necklace and the possibilities for styling are endless. For this look, we chose a brilliant blue pattern to really amp up the dress’s hue. Tip: tie knots at the ends of the scarf to polish up the look!

Truth be told: we rock cowboy boots all year long, but we love ‘em this season the best! You already know boots with a sundress is a winning combination, but pairing them with an outfit on the dressier side is a balance of country and chic that we just can’t resist!

You can’t have garnet without gold, so we opted for a thick stack of bangles to adorn this look. We’re not afraid of a little glitter here at M&M and for us, gold is as good of a neutral as black or tan. To complete our perfect fall transition outfit, we went with our favorite nail polish, Julep, in the color “Mahima.” Gorgeous doesn’t even begin to describe this. An amber gold creme, it’s the quintessential autumn nail color for the girl who wants to stand out in a sea of dark manicures. We love Julep because not only do their polishes make our nails beautiful on the outside, their formulas are made to keep nails healthy too! Check out their wide range of colors and products on their website,

As for the outfit, we have all the pieces you need to recreate this look and many more at our Mahan location.  See you soon for this look and many more!


The girls @M&M

Saturday, September 27, 2014

How do you PIKO?

With the temperatures dropping, the leaves changing color, and college football Saturdays, what could be better than Tallahassee in the fall? Here at M&M Monogramming, dressing for the season is our favorite part! Fall fashion is all about being cute and comfortable, which is why Piko tops and dresses are an absolute staple in our wardrobe this time of year. With a wide variety of colors and material as soft as you can imagine, Piko tops are loose and tight in all the right places, making them incredibly versatile and universally flattering. To put it simply, you’ll want to wear yours everyday!

Piko tops and dresses can be dressed up or down, so whether you’re running errands, brunching with friends, or cheering on our Noles at a tailgate, all you need is the right accessories and you’re ready to go.

Check out how the girls at M&M styled our favorite Piko (and Piko-inspired) fall looks!

1. It wouldn’t be a fall blog post without a tailgating outfit and this Piko dress ($29) in “wine” is the perfect color to root for our Seminole boys in. Cooler weather means new accessories, so opt for a gold infinity scarf ($16) instead of a necklace on a chillier game day. Psst... you can even have it monogrammed!

2. Go green this season! Like Lilly Pulitzer, we love to embrace bright colors all year round in Florida, but this dark green is the ideal way to welcome autumn into your wardrobe. Our Piko top in olive green looks gorgeous with any skin tone and hair color. Give it a feminine touch with some statement jewelry, like this bold white necklace ($40).

3. Can you tell we love scarves? Tassels are all the rage right now and they make this beautiful blue scarf ($24) hard to resist. The pop of color brings a little bit of summer into fall and contrasted with a simple striped Piko-inspired top ($24), makes for the perfect balance of casual and trendy.

4. Didn’t know you could be comfy and chic? Then you’ve never tried on a black Piko dress ($29)! It goes with everything and the fit and color look stunning on. Style it with an ornate statement necklace for a dressier, but weather-appropriate look. This beaded garnet and gold one ($24) is one of our bestsellers this year and looks fabulous whether you’re in the stadium or out on the town.

Do we have you convinced? Come visit us at our Mahan location for these looks and more!

The girls @ M&M

Friday, September 5, 2014

Monogram inspired style

College football season is back and whether you’re a longtime fan or just there for the cocktails, we’re here to make sure you’re the best dressed at the tailgate! Our Monogram Queens all have different styles, so we’ve got a little something for everyone. And what better way to figure out your ideal game day outfit than looking for inspiration for your favorite monogram?

1. Master Circle ladies are the perfect mix of classy and sassy, just like this outfit! Comfy and versatile, Piko dresses ($29) are a must-have for fall. Dress one up with a fierce faux fur vest ($49) and a pop of color, like this monogrammed cuff ($32), for style that says you can drink beer with the boys and look fabulous doing it.

2. Vine is girly and charming, just like the women who love it. If that sounds like you, we’ve got the outfit to match! These garnet shorts ($54) have a super flattering fit and can be dressed up or down. Pair them with our lace floral top ($32) for a sweet and feminine look. Don’t forget the jewelry! A layered arrow necklace and gold earrings add the perfect dainty touch.

3. Natural Circle may be simple, but it’s just as bold as it is timeless. If you embrace tradition, but aren’t afraid to stand out, try an outfit that’s classic with a twist. Our favorite shorts in black ($54) are perfect with this garnet tank, but for a look that says “WOW,” play it up with a chunky gold necklace ($24).

4. Octagonal is sleek and stylish, so if you’re a fashionista always on the look out for the latest trends, this is the outfit for you. Graphic tees are all the rage right now; the key is just knowing how to style them. This darling Y’ALL tee paired with denim cut-offs ($36) is both trendy and fun. Accessorize with a garnet and gold statement necklace and monogrammed clutch ($29 incl. personalization) to dress it up and get this look game day ready! 

For these outfits and many more, come visit us at our Mahan location!

The Girls @M&M Monogramming

Monday, May 5, 2014

Introducing Amy Butler...and a little monogram Monday!

Last Friday we got the BEST box from the cute guy in the brown suit....a box full of goodies by the uber talented Amy Butler! 

 If you sew or are just a fabric junkie like I am, you are probably familiar with Amy and her gorgeous fabrics.  Here are some of my favorites:

Amy's story is a simple one.  She grew up in the midwest where got her love of design from her mother and grandmother.  She went to art school, fell in love, married and moved back to the midwest and started a business.  She has been wildly successful and she and her husband advocate living simply and giving back as part of their business philosophy...we love that!

Here are a few of the fantastic pieces we have in stock:

Doesn't this make you want to pack a bag??

This Sara tote would make a great Mother's day gift!

Love the wallet!

We have lots more and our stock will rotate as pieces are sold.  This gorgeus line makes a great graduation gift (the traveler and cosmetic bags) that is very special.  It would also be lovely as bridesmaids gifts or a special birthday gift.  Special orders are welcome, too, if you see a piece that we don't have in stock.

On another note, I have to share a quick monogram Monday goodie.  Isn't this just the cutest???

Hope to see you in the store soon!