If you’re a long time reader, you’ll know that I am a monogram-aholic. If you are new you’ll soon discover I always wear a monogram at least somewhere in my outfit. My outlook on monograms is, if it isn’t monogramed is it really yours?
Since getting married I have been slowly transitioning all of my pieces to my new monogram. However, I had this dilemma when I started ordering new pieces whether to have the last initial be my maiden name or my middle name. I think married women can really go either way and I just didn’t know what I wanted to do. Example: first, last, middle or first, last, maiden.
At the wedding I had a plethora of monograms (shocker!) and because that day I was leaving my old last name and gaining a new one, I went with the last inital being my maiden name and I’ve kind of stuck to it. It’s kind of a subtle way to hold on to my family roots.
As much as I love monograms, they can be a little pricy. Sometimes you can find good deals on Etsy, but the quality just isn’t the same. This monogram from Brook & York is under $50 and very good quality which is an amazing price compared to some brands charging close to double that.
A tortoise acrylic monogram has been on my closet bucket list for a while and I am so glad I could finally check it off. I love the way it pairs with a summer outfit for a more casual look.
The acrylic is very sturdy and doesn’t feel fragile at all. I’m pretty rough on jewelry and I foresee this piece lasting me awhile. Another amazing thing about Brook & York is all of their pieces are Made in America, so they are giving so many people the opportunity to work while still providing an affordable product.
I ended up going with the large monogram option because go big or go home right?
What do you look for when buying a monogram and what order do you use? Let me know in the comments below!
This post was sponsored by Brook & York but all opinions are my own.