Swimming in H&M

Happy Tuesday!
 ''Tis the season for sandy bums, beach selfies, cute beachwear, fun times, and creating tons of memories.... oh and plenty of summer drinks & toasts. I've selected my favorite swimwear pieces from H&M that won't hurt your pockets this summer. Cheers to looking amazing at the beach and having the time of your life this summer. Enjoy!

xo CCMonai
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Taco Tuesday Anyone?

Happy Tuesday blogger x readers!

Today I'll review a new and hot Mexican place in Cleveland by the name of "Bakersfield". They have recently placed their 7th location in one of Cleveland's thriving, up and coming areas: "Ohio City. I was able to go to their soft opening and pretty much tried a variety of options. I will say my opinion when they first opened was about 6/10 because of course they had to iron out the kinks and details. Since the soft opening, I have been back and this place is growing on me so I'm currently at about an 8.5/10

Price: The price isn't too bad, like most typical taco places. However, I do feel when you pay $4 per taco it's a bit more filling (Barrio) vs. Bakersfield, they are pretty small.

My Favorite: 
-Chips and Guacamole, the Guac was super fresh and amazing! 
-The Johnny Salad is a must try because it's filling, light, tons of great flavors. 
-Fish Taco & Short Rib Taco: both were filled with multiple textures, soft flour tortillas, and the presentation was great.

Least Favorite: 
The Queso: the taste was actually pretty good however; the texture of the cheeses weren't consistent. Once the queso cooled down it wasn't really edible (to me).  I would be willing to try again! 

Atmosphere: Fun, casual, small but great patio seating. The staff was knowledgeable, well dressed, and most importantly seemed to enjoy their job. 

*Overall: I do recommend this place! Let me know what you think :)

Enjoy! xo CCMonai

How To Create A "Great Gatsby" Look

Hi bloggers x readers!

On Sunday I attended my sister 30th birthday with style and grace by partaking in a Great Gatsby theme. The dinner and party was filled with tons of fun, fashion, cocktails, and love. I wanted to recreate something chic but sexy for the 1920's themed party. I actually lucked up on my dress on the SALE rack at H&M! It was originally $60 and I snatched it for only $20, in perfect condition. The goal is to always find the one “it” statement piece and mine so happened to be my sequins dress. I added a gold headpiece, thigh high tights, pearls and fun rhinestones pieces to complete the look I was going for. I also, added a cute feather boa, black heels, satin gloves, and a cigarette holder to accomplish a stunning 1920's look! I decided to do a sleek low bun to allow the focus to be on my makeup and outfit. Enjoy!

xo CCMonai
Dress: H&M
Shoes: Steve Madden **not that comfy :(
Necklace: Windsor
Head Piece & Bracelet: Icing 
Feather Boa, Ring, Cigarette holder: Party City


Hi bloggers x readers! 
 I am a huge fan of the Adidas NMD sneaker for many reasons besides the "hype"... First, the comfort from the boost sole is really unexplainable and will work magic to your feet. Second, I enjoy the different prints and patterns that allow you to express your personal style. All NMD's are comfortable but if you luck up on the Primeknit ones, consider your little toes extra lucky! Adidas originals will be releasing the "Ronin" City Sock pack (men's & women's) today at 10:00am. I'm not a huge fan of the city socks silhouette, however I am a major fan of both prints. Adidas will also be releasing 10 different colorways for the NMD R2, now those are my favorite! Enjoy :)

xo CCMonai
Retail: $180 

Where to buy: Adidas, selected retailers, or Xhibition (use the code "Ciara" for free shipping!)

Top Things to do in Cleveland

Hi bloggers x readers!

New year, new opportunities, new things to talk about:
I know a huge percentage of my readers are from my hometown, Cleveland! With that being said I'll be posing everything from amazing restaurants, fun things to do, cool places to stay, and anything interesting about Cleveland. These posts can also be helpful for visitors looking for things to do. You can find anything pertaining to Cleveland under the "Travel" section by clicking: "Cleveland"! I hope you enjoy and feel free to send me new fun places to explore or review.

xo CCMonai

Are Fishnets Back?

Hi bloggers x readers!
I wanted to showcase how I wore those cute fishnet stockings to create a fun and flirty look. I simply paired them with some H&M denim and a cropped Forever 21 sweater. I add a pair of suede booties to complete this look. Have fun with fishnets this spring! Enjoy :)

xo CCMonai
Denim: H&M 
Top: Forever 21  
Tights: Boutique

Spring Forward in Floral

Hi bloggers x readers!

Floral is definitely a trendy print for this spring/summer seasons. Pair this print with pretty much any color to create a fashion forward look. Below I've selected my top 9 jackets to add to any stylish man's wardrobe.  Enjoy :)

xo CCMonai
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Hi bloggers x readers!

Open Ceremony is currently having a sale on their men's shoes (women can wear them also). 
Enjoy and happy shopping :)

xo CCMonai