Piece it Together

Hi bloggers x readers!

There are two kinds of people: one that pieces their outfits together and one that buys it off the rack. I am definitely someone who will piece together a whole outfit! Now don’t get me wrong, I will purchase things off the rack and just toss on some shoes and go! However, I prefer to put my looks together because I have a very creative eye and enjoy mixing and matching colors, price points, patterns, and fabrics. 

 I purchased these wide leg pants and initially I wanted a cream top. But then I thought cream is too easy since the detailing in the pants have cream. I picked a pink/rose color top, which offset the rust orange pants perfectly! I did this because they are two completely different colors but still within the same color family and it was more daring and risky if that makes any sense! Enjoy :)

xo CCMonai
*Sorry the photos aren't super clear!

Pants: Windsor $19.99
Top: Dillard's: $10
Shoes: BCBGeneration
Handbag: BCBGMAXAZRIA
Hair: by me!

Print it Out!

Hi bloggers x readers!

I've clearly been slacking, I know! Any who I went to Atlanta a few weeks ago and received many compliments on my rose kimono robe so why not post about it! You’ll see this satin flirty piece many more times so brace yourself lol....

For this look: I wanted to create a more reserved look since I was going to dinner at a nice restaurant. I wore a plain black bodysuit and added the robe and chocker for a more sexier sophisticated vibe. Make sure you are having fun with prints this fall/winter! Enjoy :)

xo CCMonai
Kimono Robe & Necklace: Windsor
Jumpsuit: Boutique in Atlanta
Shoes: Steve Madden
Handbag: BCBGMAXAZRIA

Dinner Plans?


Looking for a new restaurant in Cleveland? You must try Fahrenheit located in Tremont. By far my favorite restaurant in the city! I really enjoy this place solely because of the customer service and the outstanding food. If you love “Short Ribs”, I can guarantee you’ll love this dish. Whenever someone inquires about a dinner place, I always recommend this place. Make sure you check it out, Enjoy!

 xo CCMonai

Price: The price is moderate, depending on entrée. 

They also have a really good happy hour!

My Favorite: 
-Kobe Beef Short Ribs is a MUST! The soy-apple glaze pairs perfectly with the teriyaki noodles
 *(add a side of Garlic Broccolini-not pictured)
-Salmon, only if you like a little wasabi
-Hennessey Lemon Drop with sugar rim
-Unfortunately the bread.....

Least Favorite: 
-Cleveland Nachos, it's super heavy because of the cheeses.
-I prefer the Garlic Broccolini over the Green Beans

Atmosphere: Definitely a cute date night place and slightly on the dressier side. You could also plan a celebration dinner or night out at Fahrenheit. 


A Work In Progress

Hi bloggers x readers!
This post is a little late but.... it's History lesson time lol:

Many of you may be familiar with the iconic brand Carhartt, which was founded in 1889. They are mostly known for the work wear pieces and durable fabrics in overalls and denim. Let's fast-forward to the early 1990's where Carhartt WIP (work in progress) was born and heavily produced in the European markets. Carhartt WIP is essentially created for the cool trendsetters within the street wear culture while maintaining the authentic craftsmanship. Enjoy!

xo CCMonai

My Look For Less

Hi bloggers x readers! 

Today I wanted to showcase my personal look for less. Literally my outfit was less than $25! The only item over $100 was my handbag. The white ripped denim and shoes are from Express and the sweater is from H&M. Little do people know some of your best pieces can be found in the back of your favorite store on the sale rack. I decided to wear white after Labor Day because who follows rules anymore? Seriously....not I lol! This look was perfect for a sunny 70 degree "fall" day. 
It was fashion forward, cute, quick, fun, and dainty! Enjoy :)

xo CCMonai
⇝H&M Sweater: $7

⇝Rebecca Minkoff Handbag
⇝Express Denim: $10 
⇝Express Shoes: $5

Kith x Vogue's 125th Anniversary

Hi bloggers x readers! 

 Can you believe Vogue, has been in business for 125 years? Yes, the historic fashion publication we've all picked up at least once. To celebrate their 125th anniversary they have teamed up with the popular street wear boutique KITH. They will release several exclusive, colorful, unisex hoodies and crewnecks in two installments. I am so here for this unique collection which showcases the diversity over 125 years! Five crewnecks released today (9/4) priced at $145 and sold out within seconds online. You may be lucky enough to catch one of the five hoodies releasing September 11th. Enjoy!

xo CCMonai

How to wear one sneaker, 3 ways

Hi bloggers x readers!

Yesterday I posted the NikeLab Pocketknife sneakers and today I would love to showcase some looks I created with the sneaker! The versatility of both color ways is seriously endless and can be paired with many outfits. I’ve decided to create some casual effortless looks for the relax John Elliott shoppers as well as the bold OFF-White lovers. All of the looks have that one statement piece without saying too much but just enough. Regardless if you’re heading back to school, a casual movie date with bae, or just out with the guys: I have you covered! My favorite is look #2, Enjoy!

xo CCMonai

NikeLab Pocketknife DM


Hi bloggers x readers!
NikeLab has recently released a 1998 ACG (All Conditions Gear) inspired sneaker called the “Pocketknife DM”. I’ve seen pictures of this shoes floating around the Internet but I wasn’t truly sold until I got a chance to physically try it on. Now, as many of you know… NMD’s are my favorite sneakers because of the quality, style, and comfort. When I got the opportunity to try on the “Pocketknife” I instantly fell in love and had to purchase! Can we just agree NikeLab didn’t come to play any games with this sneaker. 

Where to buy:

Style: 10! The color ways released are phenomenal case closed
Comfort: 10, It has an adjustable drawstring for everyday comfort
Quality: The durable leather, breathable mesh, and rubber pods for maximum traction = 10

xo CCMonai