My Best Self and a Tailor and Stylist {Giveaway}

I’m turning what feels like a lot older frightfully soon and am determined to step out of this dichotomous style conundrum that’s seemed to rule my stay-at-home-mama years.   I usually feel sloppy or glamified and I’d like there to be a bit more variation. 

I love getting dressed up and feeling like my best self, but it actually only happens when the occasion calls for it.  I’m vowing to try a bit harder to venture outside the black yoga pants and grey hoodie daily ensemble.  I’m trying to avoid looking like the crazy-train for a quick jaunt to the market, and I’m thinking about daily alternatives to the ponytail/folded over ponytail/side braid, hair-do options.

Tailor and Stylist an online boutique, is graciously helping me with these efforts with a few of their lovely pieces, including this timeless Allessandra Wool Coat.  Even if I do have a bit of slop going on underneath, this coat’s ultra feminine Bateau neckline and whimsical large buttons instantly add a touch of old school glamor to my life.  

I also really love their take on an invaluable wardrobe staple – the classic riding boot.  Their equestrian-esque Audra Riding Boot offers an effortless and comfortable way to dress up many outfits.

Want in on the goods?  Tailor and Stylist is giving away a $75 credit (which goes a long way with their modest pricing!) to one lucky reader.  Enter to win in the Rafflecopter below and a winner (US only) will be selected next week.

Want to shop now with a 10% discount?  Just enter code:  marinobambinos10 at checkout

a Rafflecopter giveaway 
Tailor and Stylist provided me with clothing and accessories to help facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.   



  1. love the coats!

  2. Love the clothes and the price! A fellow mom who needs to get out of a slump.

  3. love this! I'm trying to look less frumpy too and if nothing else, a good pair boots and a cute coat can dress up anything! 🙂

  4. These clothes are gorg! Would be nice to spruce up my wardrobe!

  5. They have some really cute shoes. And their coats are actually reasonably priced!

  6. Clothes look amazing!

  7. Clothes look amazing! Everything is reasonably priced!

  8. Former NY'er here… Great style!

    Thanks for having this giveaway!

  9. Love the boots really cute…

    also I am a new follower & would love for you to follow me back, thanks


  10. clothes r so amazing!for very good price

  11. I'm loving all these pieces!

  12. It would be nice to win this. I am now following you on GFC as kosherpickle

  13. I could use some nice clothes like this, I have nothing to go out in. Thanks for the chance to win. Pick me, Pick me, Please Pick Me.

  14. Thank you so more for this great giveaway

  15. Thanks! Everything looks great. Nice giveaway!

  16. Just my style, new shopping site. 🙂

  17. Mary Mirvis says

    Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to win this prize!

  18. I'm all about the boots

    jkebeans at live dot com

  19. rebeka deleon says

    i need new clothes. thanks for the great giveaway! 🙂

  20. WOW what a beautiful boutique and the prices are fabulous!! Love the earrings!!

  21. I love the coats!! Great giveaway 😀

  22. Superb giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.

  23. superb giveaway, thanks for the opportunity

  24. Oh my that coat and those boots are TO DIE FOR.

  25. Beautiful clothes !!!!

    Mommyofone Shanna

  26. Wow! What a wonderful giveaway!

    Hope you're having a great weekend and 2013! ;D


  27. Great giveaway! I would love to win!

  28. Oh my goodness! There are a ton of cute things! I really like the Contrast Colorblock Trench Jacket – Black. It's really nice.

  29. Oh, my gosh! Lovin these threads! You're gorgeous, girl!

  30. OH, I love those boots too!!

  31. I absolutely LOVE that riding boot!! It's incredible! *Drooling* I want, I want, I want! 😀

  32. That coat is fabulous!

  33. thanks for the chance love everything especially the coat

  34. You look gorgeous Monica!! I'm in love with everything you're modeling here…especially that coat and those boots. Great giveaway 🙂

  35. I;d love to check out this place and see what they offer.

  36. the best boyfriend sweater is sooooo cute. I also love some of the dresses

  37. thanks for the giveaway. I love the clothes that i seen

  38. pick me

  39. You are right about the prices! It's nice to see more online retailers with affordable, stylish goods.

  40. Great pics! I completely agree with you…I make such an effort when I go out BUT if anyone were to stop by and see me in my scrubs then I'd be so embarrassed!!! lol!

  41. Riding boots are such a great staple. Wearing a pair today!

  42. Nice stylish clothes

  43. Just say love clothes indeed thanks for this great giveaway

  44. The products are nice love them!!

  45. i adore these classy looking clothes just have to have

  46. this looks amazing ty for the chance to win

  47. All the clothes are so cute!

  48. Great Giveaway

  49. Great Giveaway

  50. The boots are beautiful, so is the coat!

  51. I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway =D

  52. Great product! Thanks for the giveaway!! 🙂

  53. Awesome clothing

  54. I am in love with the polka dot delight dress!

  55. I'm in love with those boots. I would love to win!

  56. You look fabulous sweetie!! Thanks for this very generous opportunity!


  57. Such cute clothes! Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. I love that coat! It's so gorgeous:)

    Shandi Naugle

  59. I love this giveaway !

  60. Thanks for the giveaway! That wool coat is so pretty!

  61. You are gorgeous! You know that right? I am in LOVE with the hat/hairband your wearing in the first photo. I am a lover of all things hair accessories! I'm hosting a style link-up too if you'd like to join in on the fun!

    WIth Love,


  62. Oh I am SO glad to be introduced to Taylor & Stylist! Gorgeous clothes & accessories and very much my style. (when I get dressed up) This is going to become a favorite shopping stop for sure.

  63. I'd love to win this Giveaway!

  64. love the coats and hat

  65. You look so great! I just found your blog and I can't believe I've never been here before. I'm a new follower and I hope you come say hi!

  66. they have some really cute clothes and really great prices

    sandradavis07 at comcast dot net

  67. You look stunning!

  68. Thank you!

  69. I love the classic style! Great giveaway!

    Take Care,
    Mandy Jean

  70. Those boots were made for walking! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  71. Love the styles and the prices!

  72. Amy Walker says

    Thanks for the chance!

  73. Those boots are just beyond! Love riding boots too! Thank you for another great giveaway!

  74. they have some great purses!@

  75. I am in love!!! And YAY! it's affordable!

  76. Love that coat and the head wrap looks great on you.
    Exactly the reason I started my blog almost 3.5 years ago!

    Visiting from Monday Mingle.

  77. I need some new spring accessories!

  78. Love the coat–all there stuff is so darling!

  79. I love the shoes!!!!

  80. Such a cute outfit!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    khbride at yahoo dot com

  81. that coat is really cute..

  82. i love their clothes thanks for the giveaway

  83. I love the character all of their pieces have. Thanks for the giveaway.

  84. Love the coats!! You look fabulous as usual! xoxo, Jessica at Boys Oh Boys

  85. thanks for introducing me to this brand. I like them!

  86. I'd actually never heard of this brand until now, but I think that I'll totally keep them in mind for my future shopping. Thanks for this rad giveaway and awesome opportunity!

  87. You look so adorable!! Love the boots…

  88. Love those boots! Love their clothing they have such great stuff!

  89. Looking great Monica, just love the big buttoned coat! Hope I win this one, could use some stylish clothes 🙂

  90. You look great and I love the boots!!
    Bjs, Ana

  91. Cute!! Thrown on with some jeans and sunglasses and I could've just rolled out of bed with no one noticing 🙂

  92. I've been looking for a new coat – these are perfect!

  93. kim ostellino says

    great giveaway!

  94. I love the coat! Thanks for the giveaway!

  95. love everything! thanks for the chance! wadenshell at gmail dot com

  96. You look great!

  97. Thanks for the chance to WIN!

  98. Love their clothes!

  99. Very nice coats! Would love to win.

  100. I love the coat with the big wooden buttons!

    michellehaskell at gmail dot com
    michelle riebeek

  101. Beautiful!!

  102. I think the ear Your Heart on Your Dress is really cute and affordable at $34.99!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  103. deanna needs a new pair of boots!

  104. wow I love the clothing. Thank you for the opportunity

  105. These are beautiful!

  106. Those boots are killer! Every woman should have a great pair of riding boots.

  107. Love the Street Style Slouchy Purse

  108. Amazing giveway! Thank you 🙂

  109. 🙂 beautiful

  110. beautiful 🙂

  111. Love their shoe selection….especially the audra riding boot

  112. Beautiful clothing! Thanks for the giveaway!

  113. Such cute stuff!

  114. Cool Giveaway. My son is engaged and I think I would give this to his fiance' to have a little fun with should I win, LOL

  115. Probably my new favorite online shop! I love everything!

  116. love it!!! :}

  117. I live in the midwest. Don't think I couldn't use this!

  118. Lisa Sicora - says

    ADORE the coat & have been looking to get a pair of boots like this! You're stylin' sista'!! Thanks!

  119. absolutely love the outfit in the picture.

  120. I love the coat, I am in need of a new one desperately!

  121. I would love to give this to my daughter. She just left for college and needs nice clothes. Thanks for the opportunity.

  122. Its impossible to pick a favorite.

  123. Wow the cream jacket pictured above with the bow near the neck is just DARLING! You have a new GFC follower 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!! Have a stylish weekend!

  124. I love their look and their prices!! Thanks for the chance:)

  125. Kristie Dinh says

    Muy bonita~

  126. Thanks for offering a great giveaway! Have a great day!

  127. They have some many cute items!

  128. I looking for a happy shopping day! Woot! Woot!

  129. Love the boots!

  130. I like this: Luxe Edge Circle Stud Bracelet. 🙂

  131. I like the silky glitter dress!

  132. Love the wool broach hat 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway


    Gorgeous and feminine for my wife

  134. clothes look amazing

  135. love to win this for my wife. Thankyou, ken

  136. i love the coats and the Boots – The Audra Riding Boot for sure and i like the square ring they have

  137. I need equestrian boots!

  138. I like their selection of dresses!

    rawrms at gmail dot com

  139. Wow, you weren't kidding about the prices. Nice !

  140. I just love the Audra Riding Boots.

  141. love it

  142. Great giveaway.

  143. would love to win this

  144. What a fun giveaway! Also, you look so pretty in the pictures!

  145. J'adore those gorgeous boots of yours!

  146. Great prices, Great Clothes. Thanks for the giveaway.

  147. Beautiful fashions, would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

  148. Great clothes!

  149. What great accessories. I will be shopping there!

  150. I think this is beautiful:
    Mermaid Maxi Skirt

  151. heather says: love the coats
    hg temp addy at hot mail dot com

  152. This is a great giveaway. I would enjoy winning it.

  153. I agree the coat is good – but the hat is fabulous!

  154. Awesome giveaway, beautiful items

  155. thanks for the giveaway!

  156. I would love one of their coats! Mines a bit dowdy right now…

  157. Lauren Rochon says

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!! I love gift cards 🙂

  158. Thank you for the giveaway:)

  159. gorgeous pics! Love your style!

  160. Debbie Lewis says

    Beautiful things on your site!!!

  161. thanks for the giveaway

  162. You look really cute! My “mom uniform” is waaay less flattering!
    Fantasticafternoon at yahoo dot com

  163. Thanks for the chance. That first coat you have on is just gorgeous!

  164. You look great awesome style, thanks for the chance!

  165. This is a great giveaway!

  166. thanks for such an awesome giveaway!! 🙂

  167. This is my style! I'm obsessed!!

  168. Love their amazing stuff! Especially the Bootie- Color Block Appeal!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey

  169. The clothes are adorable and reasonably priced.

  170. The clothes are adorable and reasonably priced.

  171. The Wear Your Heart on Your Dress is soo cute.

  172. Great contest. Thank you.

  173. I really want some riding boot, very cute.

  174. they have some pretty stuff and nice prices, I'd love to have some new clothes

    alterna7 at hotmail dot com

  175. Thank you so much!!

  176. Wow. Very stylish and Beautiful clothes. I visited the site and loved their Mermaid Maxi Skirt

  177. I LOVE these clothes! Thank you for this opportunity.

  178. Such great clothing, and AWESOME prices!!! Fingers crossed! Thanks for the chance!

  179. Their stuff looks awesome!

    babychooch at gmail dot com
    Acire A

  180. You look smashing – from head to toe! Thanks for the great giveaway – if I am lucky enough to win – I know I would buy (among other things) the delightful Charlotte Scarves in both Red and Olive.

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

  181. Love the boots!

    mundaneminnie at gmail dot com

  182. Love the coats and the boots!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  183. The coat looks very warm , my wife would love to wear something so nice .

  184. You are a model too!!!!

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