For fancy night on the cruise I decided to wear this little yellow number from LuLus!

The necklace is from Pree Brûlée (really old) and it’s kind of perfect.

(most awkward tan line ever)

Buy this Dress !

 I’m really wishing we were back on the ship…

Of course I love being home but I LOVED dressing up every night 

and soaking up the sun with no cares during the day.

Could that top be any more adorable?!

Both top and bottoms are from Victorias Secret.

The bottoms are super old, and they don’t have the top available in blue anymore,

but you can purchase it in this precious leopard print here .

So obviously I still have more pictures to share from the cruise,
but on another topic….
Kyle and I joined a kickball league!
Haha, our first game is Thursday and I’m really hoping and praying I don’t embarrass myself.
I mean I played sports in high school…and I like to think I’m pretty athletic.
Buttttttt It’s been a while since I’ve played kickball…
Fingers crossed I don’t break an ankle.

xoxo, Monica

Things have been quiet over here, 

and that’s because this girl went on a much needed CRUISE to Mexico!

We got on the ship about 2pm on Monday and I didnt waste any time putting on my bikini.

I knew that it would probably rain the majority of the cruise so I took advantage of 

all of the sunshine I could get!

Top: Windsor Store (similar)

Maxi Skirt:

It was my parents, my sister and brother in law, and Kyle and I that went!

We’ve been going on a “family vacation” the past few years now,

last year we went on this same exact cruise and had so much fun that we booked it again!

It was a 5 day cruise that goes to Progresso and Cozumel, 

I know Progresso isn’t known for being the greatest place but hey it’s still a vacation!!

Getting off the boat to head to an all inclusive beach in Progresso!

I was much happier on the way back…thanks to unlimited chips and drinks.

I’ll be sharing more of our cruise tomorrow!! 

Happy Monday y’all!

xoxo, Monica

Tribal Tank:

Chambray Top: JcPenny [old]



It has been one heck of a week!

On Monday morning my laptop just completely shut down, wouldn’t turn on, wouldn’t do anything.

Which made Monday very difficult.

Tuesday was spent driving all over town trying to get it fixed.

And yesterday Charley was throwing up ALL day long, it broke my heart.

She was feeling absolutely terrible, 

I took her to the vet but they couldn’t figure out what was wrong.

They took x rays but couldn’t see anything weird in her tummy, 

gave her 2 injections, some meds for me to give her daily, and some special food.

I finally got her home and she was still throwing up, she looked so sad and miserable

all day and night, and it kills me to see her like that.

She’s got a little more energy today and finally drank some water, 

I still can’t get her to eat though.

So keep this sweet pup in your prayers!

I am beyond thankful they didn’t find anything crazy in her tummy,

and I am really grateful she doesn’t have some awful disease or sickness.

She must be allergic to something she ate.

Really hoping she starts feeling better soon!

Who’s excited that it’s Thursday?!

The weekend is upon usssssssssssss!!!!

xoxo, Monica

Blouse: [old]


Jeans: Paige Denim via Nordstrom


Monday night Kyle brought me to one of my VERY first “family work events”
I’m not going to lie I was a little nervous to meet his boss, why you ask?! No clue.
I’m always nervous.

Another company invited Kyle’s boss (& family) and Kyle (& family) to an astros game!
So Kyle and his boss were the only ones from Kyle’s company,
everyone else was from the company hosting it.
I think I get nervous because I still feel like I’m 18…
And I don’t work in the business world…I work in the fashion world…
Which is SO completely different than the business world.

I told myself not to worry, I’m sure I’m going to be the “cool wife” that owns a business…
First wife I meet… “Hi! I’m a foot & ankle surgeon”

Needless to say I had the nervous sweats for the first hour…
But after that it was pretty fun!
I realized that everyone was super normal and cool,
even the surgeon wife that intimidated the crap out of me.
I had about 4 plates of nachos, and 2 jack & cokes and I was feeling like myself in no time!

We stayed for a few hours and talked and talked and talked…
and I ate…A LOT.
We finally left close to 10pm and Kyle said he was really proud of me.
Haha! He knows I get nervous in those situations.

I’m so glad I got to meet his boss though!
It was nice to finally put a face to a name and his wife and kids are just too adorable.

Maybe one day I’ll introduce Kyle to my boss….
Just kidding, that’s me. I’m the boss.
Thank God, I do NOT miss having someone tell me what to do.

Happy Hump Day y’all!!!
I think I’ll do a butt work out in honor of hump day.

I can finally walk after 3 days of misery,
it does feel good to have sore muscles though!

xoxo, Monica


Skirt: [sold out]



I got this sweater in on Friday (also comes in black) and I just couldn’t wait to wear it!

It is the softest material EVER, and super cute!

This is the one bad thing about being a Boutique Owner…

You literally want to keep EVERY thing that comes in!

Saturday, after spending the entire day on the couch watching a new show on netflix

I decided Kyle should take me to dinner, I was nice and paid.

We went to one of Kyles all time favorites, ShoGun.

It’s one of those Japanese places where they cook in front of you!

The food was incredible, as always,

and even though we’ve been there a hundred times it’s always just as entertaining.

On a different note…

I’ve worked out consistently for 4 days straight!!

I can barely walk y’all….

I found the lovely Sophie, from Way of Gray a while back,

 and actually used to do some of her work outs before the wedding!

Well, I have no idea why I stopped.

I bought another one of her Ebooks and have been doing it for 4 days

and holy crap.

My triceps, calves, quads, and chest are DYING, and I love it.

She is such an amazing girl, and super motivating!

I’m sure I’ll end up buying ALL of her Ebooks just because I love the work outs so much,

and they are SUPER effective.

Oh and they are only $10…you really can’t beat that.

Hope all of you have a good Monday!

xoxo, Monica

(This was not a sponsored post, I’m just sharing my personal opinion of Way of Gray’s work outs!)