Thursday, March 31, 2016

RVA To-Do

Woohoo! New things on Monogram Meredith!

Yesterday, I wrote about my love for the Continental and mentioned I'd figure out a way to share some of my favorite places in Richmond.

*drumroll*


Scroll down to the edge of my blog, find this photo, and find your way to some of the best things in RVA. This list will constantly be changing and updating, so stay updated!


You'll be just as excited as I was in this photo.


Cheers!

xoxo,
Meredith

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter Recap

Unpopular opinion-- I love Easter way more than I love Christmas. I know, I know, everyone gets so excited about the festivity surrounding Christmas and doing all the cutesy fun things. But for me, it's cold, stressful, and hard to get excited about because it surrounds finals. Easter is full of pastels, spring weather, and far from finals. And besides, the nature of the holiday is a lot more positive. I've always loved the spirit of knowing why we celebrate the day and how great our God is!

Easter's also a lot bigger in our family because all of our extended family comes up. Last year was a weird year in that I was out of town at an event and unable to celebrate Easter, so this was the first year where it really felt like I was away from home. I wanted to make it feel like I wasn't missing out on much (though my heart hurt and I missed my fam!), so a few friends and I tried to make it a fun Easter away from home.


We went to Hope church, which normally isn't in this location, but their Easter service was at the Altria Theater in downtown Richmond and was incredibly cool! The inside was so beautiful and it was amazing to be surrounded by so many happy people!

Then we went to the Continental for brunch: easily one of my favorite places in Richmond. There aren't many places I've been more than once, but the Continental is one of those places! Great location and great food/portions for not too bad of a price. 




I had never been there for brunch so I was even more pumped. And when all of our food came out, we all just about screamed. It was so beautiful and even more tasty. Shouts to my foodie friend Kristina for these photos below!




This was my meal.




Does this not have you salivating?! Absolutely all so good! I'm trying to put together an interactive list of restaurants and shops in Richmond to go to because I get so many questions about the city of Richmond-- so keep your eye out for that! 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter!

Isaiah 26:19 -- "But your dead will live, LORD; their bodies will rise-- let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy-- your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead."

xoxo,
Meredith

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Tobi Bra Sale

Hi friends! Y'all know I'm all about a good deal. And I'm really trying to refrain from pretending like I'm a girl with tons of money and sharing things that are WAY too out of price range. Tobi is one of those stores that can be expensive at times (expensive in my terms), but other times, they have some great deals, so I have to share.

I've gotten a lot of fun compliments about my bralette, which was purchased for $7 at a Rue 21 -- yep, that slightly too tweeny store that I've avoided for years but somehow found some great deals -- so it's hard to give help about where to find them where they aren't $35. BUT HEY HEY, Tobi has a great sale on intimates today.


Oh.... and this top is from Tobi too. I bought it in November, but here's a similar one.

Here's an article I wrote in the fall about why the bralette is a gamechanger. I totally still live by it. Actually, I'm wearing it as we speak.

Tobi has a sale of intimates less than $10, similar to the one I have, so check it out!

Go buy one and rock your showing bra straps.


xoxo,
Meredith

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Leather Skirt

Today may be the second day of spring, but it is still cold. This past weekend, we had temperatures around 75-80, but now, it's chilly.

But who says you can't still be chic?! This is one of my favorite outfits because it is comfy, warm, and a little edgy. Or rather, a little edgy for someone like me.


But I guess I'll go ahead and write about my good friend, Jessica. Jessica writes her own blog, Belle Adore, which is wonderful and ADOREable (heh heh) and someone connected us over the summer because she's now a freshman at Richmond. It's always funny meeting other bloggers/social media mavens because you think you have a lot in common and sometimes when you meet you realize you actually don't. But what's so fun about Jessica is that she and I have become *real life* friends and often run into each other in the business school, gym, and dining hall. So it makes blogging with her even more fun!


She and I went out with Dalila, who runs Shop Konfetti, which you've most likely definitely seen, and took photos in Churchill. Absolutely one of the cutest and most underrated places in Richmond! We were obsessed. These with the railing are at Libby Hill Park-- probably my new favorite spot in Richmond.





I love this outfit because it features a leather skirt, which was found at TJ Maxx for a whopping $7 (similar). This sweater is from Forever 21 and easily one of my favorite items. I wear it wayyy too much (similar). The shirt is a great find from Old Navy a few years ago that reminds me of that jeweled shirt from J. Crew everyone wore. This necklace was a gift I received from BaubleBar (similar). And the boots are here on eBay. As you can see, this was a relatively inexpensive outfit. It's all about bits and pieces here and there!


Like Jessica's outfit? Shop it here!


Also had to show the inside of a cute cafe we changed at and took a few photos in! The Dog and Pig Show had the cutest moss wall.






Is this not the cutest section of town?! Will definitely be going back for a real meal!

Happy Monday, folks!

xoxo,
Meredith

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