Category Archives: Wardrobe and Styling

Monica’s Modern Lifestyle- The Market!

Time Market is four things in one. It's a top-notch deli; it's a popular woodfire pizza joint; it's a coffee bar; it's a quirky market full of hard-to-find foods. With a friendly staff and reasonable prices too! ( Tucson Weekly) I like the vibe here, fun and artisanal. I like to dress the part,  casual but chic when…
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Monica’s Modern Life Style – Sunday Opera Matinee

Opera Attire?  Attending the Opera "Candide" in Tucson on a Sunday afternoon, I chose to wear a fitted green dress by Zara, vintage multiple strand of pearls and Ann Taylor animal print pumps. The dress has "stretch" in it for comfort and I know I will be sitting and not standing therefore the pumps will…
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Master Class: Fall Layering Techniques

  Tips on Master Layering 1.  Limit your Layers, 3 is best J Crew Sleeveless Ruffle Top, J Crew Leopard Cardigan, Antonio Melani Gray Cashmere Cardigan Sweater, Zara Cigarette Jeans, Stuart Weitzman Black Pumps 2.  Know your Body Type:  Are you an Apple, Pear, Ruler, Inverted Triangle or Hourglass.  Understanding your body type helps with…
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Palm Springs: The Inside Scoop on a great boutique hotel, Shops, and Sites

The Avalon Hotel:  Two Thumbs Up!! Formerly the Viceroy,  a  gem conveniently  nestled in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, the historic Avalon Hotel Palm Springs rests at the foot of the rugged San Jacinto Mountains on four acres of fragrant, beautifully manicured gardens. Its Spanish architecture punctuated by a series of secluded, private villas, calls…
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Behind the Scenes of a Tucson Lifestyle Photo Shoot

Being part of a Photo shoot is very exciting!   And being the Stylist for a Tucson Lifestyle Photo shoot is even more exhilarating!!  March 2016 Issue was just that.  There is so much prep work that is involved prior to the big day I thought I would fill you in on a little of the…
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White Out

Wearing white is so sexy, fresh, and fashionable.  It is timeless. Helmut Lang  Knit Sleeveless Tank, Daniel Cremieux  Shorts, Vince Camuto Gunmetal Caged Booties  I remember watching Love Story at least 30 years ago and seeing Ali Macgraw wearing a white tee and white shorts.  That visual never left me.  And to this day everytime…
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Where is Jodi today? The Makeover of the Year Winner 2015

It has been 6 months since the MakeOver of the Year Winner Jodi Netzer and I were together. Before After To recap Jodi entered a Ten Outfits raffle in January and  won a $2500.00 Makeover which went like this: It was an amazing transformation, and I wanted to see how she was doing currently.  We…
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Chic Style with Slides

Slides can look Chic and Stylish!!  I just proved it to myself with my wardrobe and I had my doubts.  It is all about balance and proportion.   After selecting the clothes for these slides my conclusion was slides dictate a Sporty, Classical and Simple look. Below are a few examples from the slides I…
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Slide in and Get Comfortable Part 1

Slides are a huge trend this Spring/Summer. Marc Jacobs.   Looking very Dr. Scholls Sporty, Comfortable and Stylish??? That is the question.  When paired with the right clothes you can pull these shoes off without looking frumpy, but I admit it is tricky fashion.  Ultimately the taller you are the easier this shoe is to…
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Fringe Attack for Spring

The Fringe Trend started in the Fall 2014, and continues to dominate the runway for Spring 2015 and I forecast it will stay for Fall 2015. Lanvin I  give  the Fringe Trend two thumbs up as long as it still holds a Sophisticated look and remains Stylish, not country, cowgirl or costumy. Sonya Rykiel Fringe adds…
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Part 7 Make Over of the Year: Dillard's Shopping Spree

The fun continues as I take Jodi to Dillard's Tucson Mall for the remainder of her $250.00 Shopping Spree provided by Dillard's.  Cheryl Prendergast is awaiting our arrival as we need to fill in the holes of Jodis wardrobe and make sure she goes home with a Black Jacket. Cheryl is the wonderful, talented, professional…
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