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One Trend, Two Generations: French-themed T-Shirts

Tori and I are back with another One Trend, Two Generations post. This time the trend we are featuring is French-themed T-shirts and it’s sponsored by Mad Monkey Clothing.

I met Grace, owner of Mad Monkey Clothing in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada through our mutual friend, Avril of Royal Ribbons.

Grace is a 31-year-old business woman who bought Mad Monkey Clothing six years ago when she was just 25. Grace asked her then boyfriend, now husband for a loan to buy the existing shop and paid it off within the first year of business.

Grace’s success with the boutique has grown significantly since then. Mad Monkey Clothing carries over 20 brands such as Free People, Kensie and Roxy. Grace has something to catch the eye of every generation.

I admire Grace’s go-getter attitude and her commitment to making her customers look and feel their best in fashion forward clothing. And she is a generous, kind and smart woman, too.

Grace sent me this limited edition Billabong Catching Up Muscle Tank, a design collaboration by the well-known blogger and model, Alexandra Spencer of 4th and Bleeker and Billabong.

I love almost anything French and this deep blue color is beautiful. I glammed it up a little and made it more mature with a beaded collar necklace and vintage Dior cropped jacket (thrifted).

Red nails and lips seemed like the appropriate choice for this top.

Grace sent Tori this T-shirt from CHRLDR, pronounced “Cheerleader”, a Canadian company out of Montreal.

Tori wore red lipstick and a Zara faux fur collared jacket with her top that reads “Bonjour Garçons”.

I think her T-shirt is darling on her and she’s the ideal age for a fun top like this one.

Here we are hamming it up in our French T-shirts at the local car mechanic’s shop. You know, just a regular day in the wine country.

Tori and I both adore our tops from Mad Monkey Clothing. I will not hesitate to shop Grace’s newly redesigned website even if she is in Canada. Small women-owned businesses are my favorite businesses to support no matter where they are.

Thank you, Grace for sponsoring our latest One Trend, Two Generations!
If you aren’t already aware, How I Wear My: Red has been postponed until next Monday, December 9th due to some scheduling conflicts.

Please send in a photo of you wearing red to by December 8th to be featured.

Jill of Everything Just So and I can’t wait to see how you wear your RED!

Today I am off to visit a couple of inns, a few wineries and an olive farm on the central coast of California. Follow me on Instagram for lots of photos of my trip. I’ll be back in a couple days!

I hope you all….
xo, Adrienne
* All photos of Tori and me were taken by my friend, professional photographer and extraordinary tote bag designer, Sylvia Steininger.
Disclosure: Both T-shirts were given to me and Tori by Mad Monkey Clothing to review and keep. All opinions about Mad Monkey Clothing and the garments are my own. 

18 thoughts on “One Trend, Two Generations: French-themed T-Shirts

  1. Kathy

    Just looked at their website and I liked many things, but virtually all sold out! So great for them and such a wonderful story about how the business started and grew. I too like to support small local businesses owned and started (or taken over) by women. The photo shoot is beyond adorable, you both look fantastic. I also love Tori’s jacket from Zara, so beautiful.

  2. Jill

    You and Tori look so good. Oui oui! And I know I will drive you crazy by saying this again but that close-up shot of you only convinces me even more that you need to be a model. Totally gorgeous. Kudos to Sylvia too for wonderful pictures!

  3. Renae of Simple Sequins

    Great ensembles and post and styling. I always know I will get wonderful inspiration from you and your daughter as well. I should do some styling with my fam members, too. They are all so pretty, I should. I mean I do have photos of them but not in a styling post. (thanks for the idea ~ ) ♥

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