Last weekend I shared some of my favorite Valentines Day looks,

Then I realized they were ALL dresses!

And not all of us are “dress girls”

So today I figured I would share some blouses that are drool worthy also!

Sweet Annie Lace Blouse


Bel Air Baby Berry Tank

[I totally bought this]

on sale for $25!

It looks red here but it’s definitely more of a fuscia/pink in person!

Brianna Bow Back Top


Sleeveless Lace Peplum Top


Front to Back Lightning Tank


Coral Lace Slit Back Top


I’m loving alllllll of these tops!! 

Which one is your favorite?

Well, I’m off to go do a full body work out!

Hope everyone has an awesome weekend.

xoxo, Monica

I am so so excited y’all!

I’m going on a cruise with just my girlfriends in February!!!

I’m going with 2 of my best friends (Liz and Jenn) that i’ve pretty much known my whole life, 

and then a girl named Jamie, who I’ve never really met, but i’m sure she’s just the greatest.

I’m so pumped. I haven’t been on a girls trip since college,

and even then it was more like a weekend trip to another place in Texas, not a trip to Mexico!

We are leaving in about 3 weeks, which means I have 3 weeks to kick my butt in shape!

I’m currently eating a cookies & cream quest bar while I type this.

[so good]

I’m planning on working my butt and legs REAL good today, 

oh and some cardio of course!

Luckily, I’ve already been eating better and working out.

So I’m not like panicked thinking I have to cleanse and do crazy amounts of cardio every day.

Here is what a typical work out week looks like for me!

Obviously some weeks I end up skipping days or doing something completely different,

but this will give you a good idea of what I TRY to do every week.

Now I am obviously no fitness expert, and I have nothing close to a “dream body”

BUT I know what works for me, and maybe it’ll work for you too!

I also suggest going to random fitness classes, and switching things up every now and then!

Monday: Legs & Butt

[Monday & Thursday are my leg & butt days, on Mondays I stick with machines at the gym, and Thursdays are when I use free weights/body weight]

I also switch out with either doing as much weight as I can with less reps,

or a less amount of weight with a lot of reps.

30-45 minutes of any type of cardio (elliptical is my favorite)

Inner & Outer Thigh Machine 

Leg Extension Machine 

Seated Hamstring Curls

Leg Press Machine 

I use the Leg Press Machine to work out my calves also, 

I learned the hard way that you should do one leg at a time when doing calves, 

because I’ve had only 1 calf sore for 3 days now. whoops!

10 minutes Stair Master 


Tuesday: Arms/Upper Back

I typically do 1 or 2 arm work out videos at home (will link my favs below)

ToneItUp Bikini Arms

10 Minutes to Tone: Arm Work Out

After doing these at home I head to the gym to do cardio.

30-45 minutes of any kind

Then will do some free weights/machines

Bicep Curls 

Tricep Extensions

Shoulder Press

Alternating Front & Side Raises

Lat Pull Down Machine

End with 10 minutes on the Rowing Machine

Wednesday: Abs/Lower Back

I’ve noticed that on Wednesdays I tend to get really lazy,

I do my cardio then I’m pretty much done for the day, 

but I REALLY want to find an ab/lower back routine that I love so that I actually do it.

So if you have any good ab/lower back work outs TELL ME.

30-45 minutes any type of cardio

To be completely honest I haven’t worked out my abs/lower back in forever,

which is probably why I hate both of those parts of my body right now.

BUT if you haven’t ever heard of Blogilates she has some awesome videos!!

So I will probably start doing those on Wednesdays.

Thursday: Legs & Butt

(I will go into more detail of these exercises soon)

30-45 minutes of any type of cardio




Side Lunges

Squat with alternating leg raises 

Donkey Kicks

Fire Hydrants

Friday: Full Body or Arms

Sometimes I work out on Fridays and sometimes I don’t.

If I do, I will do like 20 minutes of Cardio followed with a Full Body Work Out Video or a
simple arm work out!

If you have any questions don’t be afraid to ask!! 

Hopefully I really stick with this schedule for the next few weeks.

If you have an awesome work out that you love PLEASE share it with me!

Here I am today…
Not loving it…actually can’t believe I’m posting this.

Hopefully in a few weeks my butt & legs will be bigger 

and stomach & waist will be tighter with more definition!

Happy Thursday!

xoxo, Monica

Saturday was an interesting one.

Piko Top: ShopMCE

Necklace: ShopMCE

Jeans: LuLus

Booties: Madden girl via ShopTheRage (similar)

Bag: LuLus

Kyle’s dad was in town again this weekend, so early Saturday morning

Kyle left to go play golf with him, his brother,  and (our) brother in law!

While he did that I was a good wife and cleaned up the house!

(Go me!)

Then I decided to be a good mother and take Charley to the dog park.

I was really only planning on being there for about an hour….

Until this guy started talking to me, and never stopped.

Don’t get me wrong he was really nice and we had a good convo!

He wasn’t creepy or flirting with me, just loved to talk…

Y’all…I was there for almost FIVE hours.

yes, 5.

Charley of course had the time of her life, 

but sheesh I was so ready to go home and get out of the freezing wind and sit on my butt.

We finally left then I had to hurry and get ready to go to dinner with Kyle’s

dad and everyone else that was in town!

We were planning on going to dinner and all hanging out and doing something afterwards.

Well that didnt exactly happen.

After dinner everyone was SO tired.

All of us had been in the sun all day and I guess that just wore us out!

So we all went our separate ways and headed home.

Kyle and I spent the rest of the evening watching netflix,

We’re on season 4 of Homeland right now! Anyone else watching that?!

My first day of Nannying/Dog Walking went well yesterday!

The boy and pup are both sweethearts.

If you followed me on snapchat there’s a picture and video of Bentley the golden doodle!

He is too too cute!

I’m not going to lie though I was WORN OUT once I got home!

Adding something new to your schedule sure does take its toll on a girl.

Well I’m off to drink some coffee and get ready for the day,

Happy Tuesday Ladies!

xoxo, Monica

Thursday night was much needed.

It had been a while since I’ve been out with just my girls!

Sweater: ShopMCE [sold out] (similar)

Jeans: Cotton On (similar)

Booties: Zara  (cute option) 

Bag: LuLus

We started at a little spanish restaurant downtown called Mi Lunas

Had the best girl talk and shared a couple [pitchers] of margaritas.

After that we decided to go to Pete’s Piano Bar!

Which was the best decision we could’ve made.

There was barely anyone there but omg y’all…it was SO much fun.

I may or may not have been in a dance competition.

And taken wayyyyy too many [tipsy] snapchat videos and posted them to my story [embarrassing]

You can follow me on snapchat here: MonicaLeeee

Unfortunately this blurry photo is the only one we managed to get of all of us.

but goodness that night was a good one!

I can’t believe it’s Monday already,
I feel like I’m always saying this…but this weekend FLEW by.

I officially start my nannying/dog walking job today!
Wish me luckkk!
Hopefully both the dog and little boy are angels! haha

Happy Monday y’all!
Who’s watching The Bachelor tonight?!?!? weeeee I AM!!

xoxo, Monica

Today I’m sharing some of my absolute favorite looks for Valentines Day!

Whether you’re going on a hott date with your significant other, 

drinks with a girlfriend, or just a casual movie night…

Here are a few ideas that you may fall in love with!

ALSO take 10% off all dresses on

code: ValentinesBabe

Date Night Looks

LULUS Exclusive Shifting Dears Magenta Long Sleeve Dress


Scalloped Solid A Line Dress


Leighton Sequin Dress


JingleBell Dress


All Good Things Strapless Dress


Casual Looks

Beyond The Sea Maxi


Georgia Peach Dress


Mallory Patterned Dress


Rose to the Occasion Dress


I’m not positive what I’m wearing for Valentines Day yet but I’m pretty sure 

there will be some bright red heels involved!

Can’t wait to see everyones Vday looks!

Happy Weekend!!

xoxo, Monica