Trendspotting: Monograms

I have been asked by a few companies recently to identify the latest trends, and thought I should share my favorite one with you! Monograms are everywhere: from iPhone covers to beach bags, you can’t sip a martini at your favorite rooftop bar and not spot one.

Here are three of my favorite companies that feature amazing monogram products. These are all mom-owned companies that have taken entrepreneurship to a whole new level. Take a look at their products and STAY TUNED for an interview with one of the inspirational “mompreneurs!”

The Ivy Trellis

I adore these items! Although I bought one as a gift, I have a feeling (already have items picked out) I will be re-visiting the site to shop for myself. I first spotted the Navy Chevron Cooler Tote on Pinterest and it was love at first sight/site! Rosa, owner of The Ivy Trellis, has an amazing collection of monogrammed gifts and accessories, including the latest Lilly Pulitzer prints. Want to know how and why she started her thriving business? Her interview will be featured here soon! She generously shared her tips for a successful business with me; an interview you will NOT want to miss!

Lilly Pulitzer LUSCIOUS Acrylic Monogrammed Tumbler (Set of 2- $19.99) and Pitcher ($24.99)
Monogrammed Navy Chevron Cooler Tote ($27.99)

Chic Couture Boutique

This adorable Etsy boutique caught my eye while I was shopping for a unique baby item for one of our best friends. They are a highly fashionable and modern couple, so I wanted to select an item I thought matched their style. I definitely landed at the right place! Chic Couture Boutique is owned by a wonderfully responsive and helpful woman- Christina was lightning quick with my messaged requests. Although she offers ruffles and rosettes for girls, I am ecstatic that there is FINALLY a product line for boys that is just as cute! 

Monogrammed Plaid Tie Baby Boy Romper ($25.50)
Baby Boy Blue Plaid Monogrammed Tie Onesie & Legwarmers Set ($31.95)

 Preppy Plates

I first found out about this company though my friend Lindsay, who entered their giveaway contest on Facebook. I thought I would help her out and enter as well so she could win…turns out, I won a platter! Tammy at Preppy Plates worked with me while I tried to configure every possible combination of our last names so Lindsay & I could retain joint custody of the platter and bring hors d’oeuvres over each time we get together. I am in love with every aspect of this company- they put the fun in functional. Check out their site to capture some amazing ideas for tablescapes- Nautical Brunch and Preppy Bridal Shower are my favorites!

Preppy Plates featuring the Nantucket Collection