Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Norma Jean and Some Wind
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Norma Jean and Some Wind

4:30 AM

The wind started blowing so hard that I was trying not to lose my scarf.  At one point I was holding on to it for dear life haha!  I thought it would make a fun little blooper.

Glasses:  Armani // Scarf:  Born Pretty Store // Pants:  Ralph Lauren // Sandals:  Sam Edelman (Marshalls, last summer) // Bag:  Burberry // Bangles:  Lilly In Pink

All of my close friends know that Marilyn Monroe is my favorite actress and celebrity of all time.  Today is Miss Monroe’s birthday.  She would have been 89 today.  As most of you know there was controversy over her death, and still is to this day.  Some think she commit suicide, other’s think it was staged to look like a suicide.  However, most leaned more toward suicide because she did have a history of being unstable at times.  In my opinion (and this may be a bias opinion because I love her as an actress) I don’t believe she took her own life.  It is very possible that she did though judging by all of the events leading up to that night.  I’ve seen every movie and documentary about Marilyn Monroe, and have read more books and articles about her than most people.  I just find her very fascinating.

Which brings me to the next part of my post for today.  I’ve worked with Born Pretty Store a few times already and this is my SECOND Marilyn Monroe scarf from them.  The first one I received a few months ago (here) and actually just wore it again on the blog last week (here).  I also received quite a few more things from Born Pretty Store, so stay tuned for Wednesday’s post because there’s another OOTD post with the rest of their items.  If I had to rate Born Pretty Store on a scale from 1-10 it would be a 10.  Their service is great, the people I’ve been working with are some of the nicest people and it really is a pleasure working with them.  The only thing I will say is it does take about 2-3 weeks to get something, but if you aren’t in a hurry to find something I highly recommend Born Pretty Store.  I’ve ordered things separate from my items for review and have loved every piece.  Their prices are extremely inexpensive and they have a lot of cute things.  I still have to post about the makeup sponge that they sent me but I am going to try and do an updated YouTube daily makeup tutorial soon.  Don’t forget to check out my Marilyn Monroe Mani Monday from today!

Also, this was one of the outfits that I wore during Memorial Day Weekend (that’s why I took a picture with the American Flag).  Just because you are vacationing in the middle of nowhere doesn’t mean you can’t get a little “dressed up.”  I chose some casual looks while I was in upstate because there really isn’t that much that goes on in the town, plus we really didn’t leave the house because it was just so beautiful out and I love sitting outside on the rocking chairs and being a lump.  Where I was staying it was your typical small town with the cute stores and the awesome nature.  It definitely was a nice and relaxing weekend!

**Please note I was given this scarf to review however all opinions are my own.

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  1. I watched the first part of The Story of Marilyn Monroe when it aired Saturday night and since I have to go to bed early on nights that I have work the next morning, I was just going to wait until today to see if they put the 2nd part on demand but I couldn't risk it. So I stayed up and watched the 2nd part last night. It's hard to say if she committed suicide or not. She did have Schizophrenia and the "voices" could have told her to do so but who knows.

  2. Love the color of your pants here!

  3. Aw these pictures are so pretty! The wind blowing makes them even prettier!

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  4. Pretty, Monica! You look great! I love the scarf!! It looks amazing with the hot pink pants.

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  5. Such a cute outfit! Love the Marilyn scarf!


  6. I find her life fascinating as well (Marilyn Monroe), I read several books, seen every movie and collected collectibles through out my high school and early years of college so I know the rage and love fans like yourself have for her. Lovely scarf Monica, I will check this store out.
    Rachel xo
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  7. That scarf is gorgeous and love those fun bracelets.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  8. Love the bright color on you, and the scarf is so pretty too!

    Thanks for linking up to Turning Heads Tuesday!
    jess xx


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