Style Setter: Monica Abney

We’re so excited to introduce a new series to you today! We are going to be featuring some of the most fashionable style setters in Houston via fun little interviews. The first gal we interviewed is Monica Abney, who is the blogger behind Classy & Fabulous and an extremely talented Fashion Illustrator. Monica has lived in Houston most of her life, and she and her husband have an almost two year old boy. She’s stylish, she’s busy, and she’s one of the coolest mamas we know. Keep on reading!

How would you describe your personal style?

Classic and effortless.

What’s your favorite piece of jewelry you own?

My husband got me a necklace with our son’s birthstone for my first Mother’s Day. We tried to have a baby for so many years that it is something so incredibly special.

What’s one thing every girl should have in her closet?

A good LBD (little black dress)!

What’s one thing every girl should have in her jewelry drawer?

Diamond studs! They are simple and perfect for every age.

Who do you look to for style inspiration?

Right now, Lauren Santo Domingo, the ultimate chic mom.

Favorite restaurant in Houston?


Favorite thing to do in the summer in Houston?

Because I have a toddler I basically live in Levy Park.

Favorite store in Houston?

We have so many good stores from the classic Neiman Marcus to cool Saint Cloud and trendy Atrium RTW. I can’t choose just one!

What are your three favorite pieces from the Deville Fine Jewelry & Diamonds website?
  1. The 18k yellow gold tanzanite, emerald, and diamond ring because I love the color contrast.
  2. The platinum diamond aquamarine earrings because they are the perfect statement piece for the season.
  3. The 18k yellow gold diamond bangle because it’s chic and timeless; it’s a piece for everyone.

Thanks, Monica!


Photo of Monica by Christine Lee