Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Secret Santa Gift
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Secret Santa Gift

4:00 AM

Poncho:  Ralph Lauren (Ewa Bazaar) // Pants:  Ralph Lauren (mom's closet) // Hat:  Ralph Lauren (gifted) // Booties:  Kensie (Lord & Taylor) // Bag:  Louis Vuitton

I know I’m super late with this post but a little over a month ago I organized a blogger Secret Santa with a few blogger friends of mine.  It was so much fun to see who picked who’s name out of a hat and what everyone got.  Most of us know each other because we’ve been meeting up in NYC, and the rest of us who are new to it had a bigger challenge because they had to judge by our blogs.  I got Diane from Style Context so I sent her some wire bangles (I used my mom as a model wrist since her wrists are so tiny) and a small dish mason jar with a little kitty cat on it because a little birdy told me she liked cats.  I received an awesome Ralph Lauren hat from Mel who blogs over at Style is Her.  She knows how much I absolutely obsess over Ralph Lauren and probably ¾ of my wardrobe is Ralph Lauren.  Once I got this in the mail I was so extremely excited over it because I mean, it’s Ralph Lauren, it’s a hat (I love the way hats look on me but I just don’t wear them enough), and it can go with anything.

I paired this hat with almost a full Ralph Lauren outfit (except the shoes and bag).  This poncho has a hood but it’s ok because the hat looks perfect with this outfit.  I love these riding pants that I actually took from my mom for this outfit.  We tend to borrow clothes A LOT.  Then these booties are just amazing.  They’re slightly too small but I love them anyway.  I love how they bunch up around the ankle and then flare out.  My one coworker who lived back in the day said that her and her friends used to wear shoes like this and they used to call them polio shoes.  Why they were called polio shoes is beyond me because they just look like regular booties, but I still like to learn about the old terms they used.  

Now, if you didn’t read my post from Monday (here) I have a giveaway going on right now and a 20% off coupon code in my Etsy Shop for my 1 Year Anniversary!!

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  1. Such a great secret santa gift! How fun that you organized that :)

    pumps and push-ups

  2. You look great. I love how you always incorporate a hat... takes the outfit to an entirely new level!

  3. I adore Ralph Lauren, love that sweater!

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

  4. Of course I lvoe your bag, but the whole outfit is lovely ! Your hat is great and the sweater looks so cozy with those boots
    from the link up, '

    please stop by, jess xx

  5. So fun, I hope she liked the bangles. Yes the hat looks neat on you and I love your bag. Polio boots, very interesting. I wonder why too, lol. You look great Monica.

  6. The blogger secret santa sounds like so much fun!
    Love your hat and the poncho looks great with this outfit.
    Chic on the Cheap

  7. Oh girl...I am loving those boots & that bag! SWOON!!! Thanks for linking up! XOXO

    Morgan @ Pampers & Pearls

  8. I love your Ralph Lauren hat! It's so cute! Thank you for sharing this with Celebrate Southern last week. I am planning this look onto the celebrate southern Pinterest board right now so others can see it too! XOXO


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