|Hat: Marley Lilly|
Top: Lauren Ralph Lauren (Macy's)
Capris: Counterparts (Steinmart)
Bag: Dooney & Bourke
Flipflops: Lindsay Phillips
Custom Shoe Clips: Initial Perfection (Etsy)
I also like to give monogrammed items to loved ones to celebrate special occasions - it's the ultimate personalization that says "this is for you and only you." Giving someone a monogrammed gift shows that you've planned ahead and put thought into the purchase. Of course, it's important to get the monogram right - I once gave my childhood best friend a monogrammed silver candle holder beautifully engraved with the initials MAD, only to be gently reminded later that her monogram had changed to MAL when she got married...4 years earlier! I may never live that one down.
My latest monogrammed acquisition is this embroidered straw hat with navy and white polka dot sash from Marley Lilly. It's a classic preppy look when paired with capris in emerald green (the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year) and a navy and emerald striped boat neck top. I generally recommend wearing only one monogrammed piece at a time, but I couldn't resist the addition of navy and green monogrammed shoe clips to this casual weekend outfit, resulting in a literal head to toe monogrammed look.