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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!