A Visit to Club Monaco

A few weeks ago the folks over at Club Monaco invited me to stop by the newly renovated store at Lenox Mall and check out the fall collection. A chance to play dress-up? Uh, yes please – I would enjoy that very much!

Everyone on the Club Monaco staff was so sweet: letting me in the backroom for a sneak preview of October line, bringing me larger different sizes when I needed it, and allowing me to play around with the store props (see trunk, croquet mallet and manikins in the photos below).

Ready for some epic goofiness?!

Here I am laughing it up with my new best friend:

I’m wearing the Carla Sweater Jacket (one of my favorites from the October line) with the Ella Silk Printed Shirt underneath (not shown), Justine Skirt and the gorgeous Schutz Eunice T-Strap Heels.

Next up, my House of Elliot inspired outfit. This cream-colored silk blouse was so elegant and 1920s-inspired that I almost slapped down my credit card right then and there. Instead I stuck my tongue out and grabbed a display trunk at the front of the store.

Kyle Silk Shirt with a white cami underneath and Charlotte Lace Pencil Skirt.

Here’s a better view of the bottom of the blouse and and skirt with the Natalie Two-Tone Cross Body bag.

Troy, who so graciously came along with me to take the photos, said “Pretend like you’re flirting with the manikin!” Why not? I’ll tell you why not. The store was still open and there were customers trying to shop in the men’s department, but Troy was determined. You can’t see my cheeks in the photo below, but let me assure you they were bright red! Right before Troy snapped this photo, a gentleman was trying to get around me to check out the jackets in the back. Didn’t he know an all important blogging photoshoot was going on? Nope. Probably thought I was just crazy.

Cassie Silk & Lace Top and Patricia Silk Pull-On Pant.

The best thing about these pants is the elastic waistband – hence the “Pull-On” part of the name. I love a good elastic waist band – perfect for the upcoming holidays when there’s lots of eating to be had.

Lauren Merkin Glitter Clutch, Erickson Beamon Ring and the Crystal Thread Bracelet (the black ring is my college ring – Go Scotties!).

Nothing like a little game of croquet in the middle of the store. . . with out a ball:

Isadore Fedora, Janice Tweed Scarf, Sarah Cardigan, and Tasha Leggings (and my own shoes). What’s with the serious face? I’m trying to look casual, folks. That’s my hey-I’m-just-hanging-out-with-a-croquet-mallet-in-Club-Monaco look.

And last, but definitely not least, the Sybil Dress – in a kind of creepy animated gif. I love the leather sleeves and exposed zipper. It’s perfect for work. In the winter I’d wear it with black tights, my new Target booties and fitted black blazer with leather sleeves (something I don’t own. . . yet).

The icing on the cake of the whole evening was being able to keep two pieces from the store. It was a tough decision, but I ultimately ended up deciding on the Ella blouse and Charlotte lace skirt. Keep an eye out for them in upcoming posts.

But wait! There’s a cherry on the icing of the cake! I know that makes no sense, but hear me out. The first five readers (not including Lar) who leave a comment on this post will get a 20% off Club Monaco coupon! Just leave a quick comment with your email address and I’ll pop one of the coupons in the mail to you asap.

Happy Club Monaco Shopping!

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Dearest Lar,

I wish I could send you one of the coupons, but there aren’t any Club Monacos in Scotland. Boo hiss!

It was so wonderful getting to “see” you on Skype today! I’m so glad you have good internet connection at your new apartment and even if that fails, there’s always the pub downstairs. Hurrah for pubs with wifi!

Love, Cath


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34 Responses to “A Visit to Club Monaco”

  1. Joy Says:

    Would love a coupon!

    Looks like you had fun!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    You got it! I’ll send you an email to get your mailing address :) – Cath

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  2. Dianne Says:

    I adore that Kyle Silk Shirt!! I’m in love.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Isn’t it gorgeous? I’ll be sending you a coupon as well! Keep an eye out for an email from me ;) – cath

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  3. Betsy Says:

    Club Monaco is probably my favorite store (and I often have to size up there too- ha!). Cute photos- I’m jealous :)

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Yes, I was a little ashamed that I kept having to ask for larger sizes. At least now I know what sizes to get if I order online.

    You get a coupon too! – cath

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  4. Sarah Says:

    So jealous. all of my Club Monaco shopping has to be online. I’ve only ever been able to touch the goods in real stoes on vacation. But vacation shopping is more fun right because then you’re not spending cash so much as making memories. That’s what I tell myself at least. I really love that dress and the pull on pants, but not together, of course.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Hahaha. Given then mood I was in, I would have totally paired the pants with the dress if I had thought about it.

    The coupons I have can only be used in stores, but you’re one of the first five to respond. Would you still like one?

    Let me know! – cath

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  5. Erin Says:

    Way. Too. Cute. Wow! Love Club Monaco. I posted a photo of their shop display a couple months ago when they had books strewn over the shop floor and mannequins (mine is a book blog). Next time you’re at Lenox, come to LUSH and say hello! Thanks for sharing!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    I love Lush! I used to shop there all the time when I studied in Edinburgh and was so excited when Atlanta finally got one.

    I most definitely will stop by next time I’m in Lenox. You get a coupon too! Woohoo! I’ll send you an email later today about the details.

    – Cath

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  6. laura Says:

    Cath, i LOVE your spirit! That gif is so super fun, and the looks you put together and the poses are worthy of a magazine spread of their own! PS. Those heels are TO DIE FOR. I mean, really!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    I KNOW!!! I really wanted to buy them, but they’re a bit pricey. Maybe they’ll go on sale at the end of the season? Does Club Monaco have sales?! Here’s hoping!

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  7. Karen Says:

    I’m postively in love with those shoes! must go to CM and pick them up tonight!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Oooohhh, I’ll be forever jealous of you if you get them!

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  8. Snapshot Fashion Says:

    this post was great! i LOVE that last dress you have on! so pretty!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Thanks Lady!

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  9. June Says:

    I love Club Monaco! You have to let me know next time you do something like this. Troy can take pics of the 2 of us flirting with the mannequins. :D And those shoes are awesome! I definitely want to see the new shop now.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Yes! A flirting-with-mannequins buddy! That would have totally helped me feel so much less embarrassed. If two gals are goofing off at a store, it’s no longer weird – just hilarious!

    Let me know if you get the shoes!

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  10. olivia Says:

    Looks like you had so much fun there! I loooove the two pieces you picked out! I don’t even know if we have a Club Monaco here, I’ll have to look!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Luckily now they have online shopping. I think that’s only happened within the year. So no need to go to the mall!

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  11. Kaolee Says:

    Oh darn! Missed it by 3.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Shoot! Maybe there will be a next time ;)

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  12. Ro Says:

    I think it’s been a minute since I’ve been in Club Monaco, but those t-strap heels are enough to make me go back. Did you end up getting the Sybil dress after all or just the top and skirt (all equally gorgeous pieces)?

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    I actually was there the last week of September and the dress is from the October line. So I technically couldn’t purchase it yet. Very, very tempted to go back and get it. I’ve already pinned it a million times on Pinterest.

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  13. carlynn thornton melvin Says:

    I love club Monaco and their new collection is the perfect pick for this season.

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Yes it is! They always have the best looks. If I could just dress in nothing but Club Monaco I would!

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  14. AsianCajuns Says:

    Cath you look so beeyooootiful, and Troy did a stellar photography job! You guys are an unstoppable team! I love love love all the smiley Cath photos. Oh yes, and the clothes — tres jealous and lots of drool. That skirt is beautiful and I love your House of Elliot shirt — it so is!
    I hereforth crown you the fashionable AsianCajun Twinie!
    xoxoxox,
    Lar

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Ha! That’ll be the day. you do so much more with your limited wardrobe than I do with ten times as much!

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  15. anh Says:

    too cute! love the photos and all the cute outfits!

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    AsianCajuns Reply:

    Thanks Anh!

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  16. Rosa Says:

    I just gotta say…I love the Scottie swag!

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  17. Lesley Says:

    I love love love your outfit!!!

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  18. kindredly Says:

    THOSE SHOES!!! I’m dying! And the Sybil dress. Love it all so much.

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  19. Kimberly Says:

    What a great post! Such fun outfits and pictures. And I have to thank you for turning me on to House of Elliott; I am on episode 11 of season 1 and loving it!!

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