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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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Well hey there! Want to know something about me? I find something I like and then stick to it. I have only ever ordered one meal at The Olive Garden for about 14 years straight (Chicken con Broccoli and FYI they took it off the menu, so I don’t go there anymore! Ha!) I wish jeans, sneaks, and a sweater with an oxford underneath was still as cool now, as it was when I was in high school.  So basically, I don’t do much in the way of mixing things up (except for in my decor and design, which is weird, but who knows…).
This month some of that changed!
Hello Bangs and Glasses!

A few things happened to bring about these changes…
#1 I spent 8 days in London and Paris surrounded by people that had more style in their pinky finger than I will in my entire lifetime.
#2. I was given an opportunity from Firmoo Glasses to try a pair of glasses for free
#3. I got a zit on my forehead (I’ll explain later)
So, here’s what we ended up with…  Awesomely geeky glasses that I completely adore (plus, I can see better!) and blunt bangs! I know I’m completely wild and crazy aren’t I?
Let me tell you a little about Firmoo and the glasses first, then we’ll get onto the bangs.  Firmoo is the largest online retailer of glasses (who knew right?!).  For years I’d been going to my eye doctor and ordering the uber expensive glasses they had. None of them were super cool, so I only wore them when I really needed to.  Well now, I know that there is a HUGE world of glasses out there at like 80% less!  And guess what peeps??  They give you your first pair FREE!  Seriously doesn’t get much better than that! (If you’re the type that hears FREE and now is all distracted, here’s the link to get your own free pair right away Firmoo Free Glasses)

**Oh, and lots of people asked which style I got, they’re #ZS8024**
I knew I needed to post pics of myself (not my fav thing to do), so I added fun quotes I like to distract you! Is it working?
Okay, back to Firmoo… Check out their website and make sure you try out their cool virtual try-on system. You can upload a picture of yourself and try glasses on. It’s like paper dolls of the future.  I made a quick call to my eye doctor and got my prescription info and just typed it in when ordering.  If you don’t have vision issues, that’s okay- they make clear lenses too!  Jess’ hubs Kev, calls them his placebos and I LOVE that name!  Glasses are definitely an accessory, not just a necessity anymore.
A few day later, I got my glasses in the mail and it was love at first sight (Get it? Sight? Sorry, I can’t resist a cheesy joke).  They were step one in my mini Monica makeover.  Then, I started toying with the idea of bangs… I love the look on other people, but I was a little worried because of my curly, unruly mop. Then, last week I was at the salon getting Kaden a hair cut and noticed this annoying zit on my forehead- suddenly I had my solution…bangs! If you can’t beat em, hide em! Kaden gave me the go-ahead and I had one of my favorite hair stylists cut them for me!  I couldn’t be happier!! (If you’re local, Rachel is awesome! Here’s their FB page call her if you need a new do!)
I have to tell you, I am amazed that it took me so long to try something a little more daring with my “style”… I think it’s a lot more “me” even.  And just in case you’re wondering, I’ll still be ordering all the same foods at restaurants-I’m not that changed!!
Here are all the details you need to get your first pair free from Firmoo…
Firmoo Website
Firmoo on Facebook (head over and let them know EC2 sent ya!)
Just check out their site, choose a pair you love, and have them in about a week! (There are a few designer pairs that are excluded, but I found tons that I liked that were included)
So are you going to get a free pair?
Any other “stuck-in-a-rut” readers out there?


** A huge shout out to our favorite photographer Stacy Salvatori for taking these pictures of me.  She is a Bucks County local and does amazing family, portrait, and wedding pics.  Check out her site and let her know EC2 sent you!! 

**I wasn’t compensated for writing this post.  I got a free pair of glasses from Firmoo (like you can) and was thrilled to review them for you guys. All opinions are 100% mine**

The comments +

  1. Renae says:

    LOVE THIS!! I have 20/20 but would love some readers!! Thanks so much! Love the bangs and the glasses…amazing what it does to change your look. Really adorable!

  2. Which frames (#) did you get?

  3. Philothea says:

    WOW WOW WOW!!!! I did not recognize you at all! I love those bangs and wish I could pull them off.

  4. Sorry for forgetting to include my style number! It’s #ZS8024


  5. kadenmangin says:

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