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Monday, September 26, 2016

Sunday Evening Adventures.

This Sunday Kyle and I were doing our usual "Sunday"...
Ya know, sitting on the couch watching tv, 
then eating, then sitting on the couch watching tv, then more eating.

It was about 4:30 and I leaned over and said, 
"Lets drive to San Antonio & take Charley on a hike"
I was 100% dead serious, and he was actually considering it for a second.
But then - he had a better idea.

I've been begging Kyle to just take Charley & I out on the boat since he got the boat back in July.
I remember years ago, when we hadn't been dating long, he took me out on his grandpas boat,
just the two of us - and it was one of the best days of my life.

Wellp, this Sunday definitely topped it. 
We grabbed the girl and a bottle of wine & headed out to the river about 5pm, 
It was raining, but we didn't care. 

We drove around for a bit and then Charley and I jumped in and swam for a little while.

There are these little beaches of sand along the side of the river so we decided to park,
andddddddddd we discovered my new most favorite place EVER.


It was unbelievably peaceful, and beautiful, and JUST the escape we needed.





We walked around & drank some wine,
Then sat down for a bit and talked...

It was just the random adventure that we needed.


xoxo, Monica Lee

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Fall Y'all.




How cute is this aztec vest? 
I sold it in my shop last year and I'm REALLY hoping I can get more.
Also, these shoes are my all time Fall favs. 
I scored them a couple years ago at DSW...
Searched everywhere for this same pair but couldn't find them.
Here are some cute options though.

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Well, it's officially Fall, and i'm over here sweating my ass off in a tank top.
That's what I get for living in Houston though right?
I've never been more ready for the cooler weather y'all.
I'm not going to lie - i'll admit i've been working a little too hard on my winter bod lately.
I MUST start working out again.
My 2 hour commute to work every day has really put a damper on my work out schedule.
And by that I mean - I have no work out schedule.
But hey, i'm still alive and healthy and all is good in my little world.
However, I do hope to bring some more fitness posts to y'all in the near future!

It's officially Friday and it's officially raining cats & dogs here.
Which i'm totally loving.
I've got a little day date with one of my besties after work tomorrow -
we are LONG overdue.
I'll be sure to fill y'all in on Monday about how exciting or not exciting my weekend was.
Ha!
Fingers crossed that it's at least a tad exciting.

Happy Friday! 

xoxo, Monica Lee 
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Three Years...





Top: WindsorStore | Jeans: LuLus | Booties: ShopMCE | Choker: LuLus


It's the little things in life and marriage that really make it worth while. 
Today marks three years since Kyle asked me to be his wife, 
and although there have been many rough patches along the way...
I have never been more proud to call him my husband.

Marriage is no joke y'all,
and there is NO such thing as a perfect couple.
Kyle and I may have 100 different struggles and stresses and things on our minds right now-
but it's the little things that get us through each day.
He walked in this morning as I was getting ready for work-
looking a hot mess and blasting Texas county music. 
Half my hair was on top of my head, half my makeup was applied,
and I was wearing my grungy "get ready" clothes.
He picked me up and held me for a minute - 
and then started dancing around our dirty bathroom, with me wrapped around him. 
That. 
That's what matters. That's what makes all the hard times worth while. 
the little moments that don't necessarily come often, but mean everything. 

I love you because you make me laugh, 
but I love you more because you love me like Jesus does. 
Thanks for asking me to spend forever with you Kyle Reagan. 
xoxo, Monica Lee 
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Shmuesday






Top: LuLus | Jeggings: Forever21 | Booties: ShopMCE

This was one of my casual looks from last week, 
I wore pajamas all day yesterday so unfortunately my outfit was totally not post worthy.
How was everyones Monday?!
Gosh, I LOVE my Mondays off.
Even though it's my day to do laundry, clean & grocery shop--
it's still nice to have a day to myself.

Charley and I had a nice little 30 minute sun bathing sesh.

Then it was time for all my wifely duties.
On a positive note I cooked some damn good lasagna last night
AND made some homemade chicken salad that Kyle & I both loved.
Both are pretty simple recipes...let me know if you'd like me to share!! 

Have a good Tuesday babes!

xoxo, Monica Lee


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Monday, September 19, 2016

Braided.









Top: LuLus | Jacket: JCrew [similar] | Jeans: Free People | Booties: Zara

I'm all about braids lately y'all.
Casual, fancy, basic, fishtail, loose, classic...you name it - I love them all. 
Unfortunately for me, I can never seem to do cool braided looks on myself...
But luckily my boutique is located inside of a hair salon and well..need I say more?!

After work Saturday I headed straight to a girlfriends baby shower across town
then got ready for a girls night out on the town. 
I had a girlfriend at work do a boho braid for the baby shower.
I had a semi faux hawk going on in the front and here's the back, 


Then for girls night out my friend Rachel did this little number...

I really wish I could show y'all exactly how these 2 braids were done,
but I have no earthly idea so...
sowwy.

However I'm on a mission to start doing more videos for y'all.
What do y'all think? What would you be interested in seeing?
Make Up Reviews? Get Ready With Me Videos? Fashion Videos? Hair Videos?
You name it and i'll work on it! 

Happy Monday Ladies!

xoxo, Monica Lee




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Friday, September 16, 2016

Little Dress and a Movie Date





Dress: LuLus | Chambray Top: Forever21 | Converse: NordstromChoker: LuLus

Have I mentioned i'm obsessed with wrapping tops around my waist?
A dress and converse may be my most favorite look, it's simple and casual -- 
but the dress adds a "cute" aspect.

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After work last night Kyle Reagan treated me to a little date night.
We headed to the movies to see Sully, and it was SO good.
I don't know what's up with me lately but I've become a pickle maniac.
--no i'm not pregnant--
I've always loved pickles but lately my love has turned into a scary obsession.
I literally brought my own jar of pickles to the movies with me last night y'all...
That can't be normal.
But hey, at least i'm not addicted to cocaine -- could always be worse right?

Hope everyone has a GRRRReat weekend! 

xoxo, Monica Lee





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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Trendy and Body Friendly? Yes please.





Dress: LuLus | Flannel: LuLus | Booties: LuLus | Necklace: LuLus

Okay, whatever call me an addict. I'm not ashamed.

This outfit is one of my all time favorites. 
I'm not one to repeat outfits much, but this one is an exception.

I've never really been one to wear super fitted clothing,
Mainly because I have a very straight figure and fitted clothes just don't do my body justice.
But thank God for the "wrap around ya waist" trend, because it changed my life.
Not only does it add a little flare to your outfit but it also creates the illusion that I've got some hips.
This trend can also be used to disguise any parts of your body 
that you don't necessarily want to show off. 
Got a little extra pudge on that tummy? Covered. Got a saggy butt? Covered.
Trendy & body friendly? yes please.

I can't believe it's already Thursday, this week kind of flew by.
I've got a sweet friends baby shower to attend this Saturday 
& then some family is in town so i'm sure we'll be on the boat Sunday!

Don't worry i'm gonna hit y'all with another outfit post tomorrow.
A new post 5 days in a row?!
Holy Crap y'all, things are getting serious. 

xoxo, Monica Lee


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cutie Booties & A Blog Makeover





Top: La Chic Boutique | Jeans: LuLus | Booties: ShopMCE  | Necklace: TerrieWardJewelry | Choker: LuLus


Y'all these booties JUST arrived in my shop and holy crap they are adorbs.
Of course I had to keep a pair for myself, per usual. 
The heel is the perfect height and I can wear them all day long and be comfortable. 
I'm totally loving the color as well, 
I'm thinking my next outfit with them will be an all black number paired with a vest. 
Can't wait to show y'all! 

SOOOO in other news,
My blog is currently under construction.
My little girl is getting a makeover and I couldn't be more excited about it!
I'll be getting a new domain and everything so y'all get readyyyyyyy!
You're going to be seeing me in blogland a lot more often.
The update won't be complete until late October, 
but i'll still be blogging in the meantime!

Where are some of your favorite places to buy booties?!
Leave a comment letting me know!! 

xoxo, Monica Lee


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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Labor Day Weekend Recap

Happy Tuesday!


Obviously I couldn't rock a pair of overalls without doing a heel kick photo.
I've had these overalls for a few years now and only worn them a handful of times,
BUT they are too cute to ever get rid of. 
I've linked a few super cute overall options below for you babes 

Our labor day weekend was supposed to consist of lots of dove hunting,
but the weather was no bueno so instead it consisted of lots of drinking.
However I did manage to get a couple cute photos before the rain came.
[are you surprised?]



About the time the girls loaded up all the beer for the boys and got out there it started pouring.
Needless to say there was very little hunting.
We all headed back to the house and hung out for the day.
That evening the family went to our all time fav restaurant in the valley for dinner, Arturos!



I scored this cute little romper online at ShopHopes and 
these wedges pretty much never leave my body. 
I got mine on sale for $75 but unfortunately that sale is over.
However, here is a similar option at a more affordable price!

Hope your Tuesday is better than your Monday was!
xoxo, Monica Lee 

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Early bird gets the worm

Labor Day Weekend is always something I look forward too.
For the past few years Kyle and I (and his entire family) always go down to the Valley 
for opening weekend.
This year we left on Thursday so we could get some fishing in Friday morning!
It's not often that i'm up to watch the sunrise, but when I am -
I make sure to soak in every minute.


I'd like to say that I'm a badass fisher[wo]man BUT I always like to keep it real with y'all...
I pretty much only go in hopes to see some dolphins, and of course for a good selfie. 
Y'all would be so proud though...I totally caught 2 fish all on my own, 
reeled those suckers in and everything.

Oh and here's a rare and adorable photo of Kyle,
Yes, he's posing to make fun of me.
There may or may not have been a photo shoot prior to this picture 
where I did the exact same pose...Unfortunately, he nailed it much better than I did. 

We ended up reaching our limit before noon and thank God we did because,
Holy crap it was H O T.


And after the fishing was done we got back to the house and took a 4 hour nap...
#OldPeopleNeedNapsToo

On Saturday and Sunday we attempted to go dove hunting...
More Labor Day weekend details will be up tomorrow!!

xoxo, Monica Lee




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