Cute Sweater + Skirt Combos PLUS the last day to shop my fav OTK boots for 40% off

A cold front FINALLY came through Houston and I’m so excited to finally be able to wear all of my cozy sweaters! Kyle and I had a couples shower to attend this Saturday and unfortunately it was still super hot out, BUT it’s October…so I still wanted to wear something more “Fall” but I didn’t want to sweat my butt off. I’ve actually had this little floral dress in my closet for 4 years now and I just can’t seem to get rid of it! It’s this flowy long sleeve floral shift dress that has the cutest fit ever. I ended up throwing a belt on to cinch the waist a bit and so I could do a “faux front tuck” with this sweater!
I LOVE the high waisted skirt with a tucked in sweater trend but I didn’t have a skirt to wear so I made this dress work as a skirt! Unfortunately both the dress and my sweater are no longer available BUT I’m going to link some similar items as well as a few different dress/skirt/sweater outfit options for y’all! My booties ARE available and my absolute favs so I’ll link them below this pic!

Sweater: (Similar)// Dress: (Similar) // Booties: (Exact) /(Cheaper option)




Even though the exact items I’m wearing aren’t available I wanted to give y’all some super cute similar looks to shop!!
I put a few different looks together that I think y’all will love! Just click the arrow to see the full look, I’ve linked the Top/Sweater first and then the Skirt/Dress and then some shoes that I think will complete the look perfectly! Let me know which one is your fav!!

Look #1
I would do a front tuck with this sweater so you can see the cute button details on the skirt! Seriously so in love with that camel color!

Look #2
I LOVE this look so much! You could tie the sweater in a knot in the front, leave the sweater loose for a comfy & more casual look, or throw a belt on the dress and do the faux front tuck like I did with my original outfit!

Look #3
Another front tuck look! Love the ruffle layer on this sweater & the bare shoulders, would be SUCH a cute date night look! PS these are my FAV over the knee boots and this is the last day to get them on sale for only $88!!!

Look #4
This look speaks for itself, it’s a little edgier than the others and I love that about it!

Look#5
I would throw a belt on this little dress and do the faux front tuck! HOW COMFY does this Free People sweater look?! I need it in every color!!

If you’ve been on the hunt for some OTK boots for this Fall & Winter I URGE you to run and order THESE while they’re on sale!! The sale ends tonight and I pinky promise you will not regret this purchase! I own the cognac and the grey and I cannot say enough good things about them! SO comfy, perfect heel height, stretchy but DO NOT fall down at all.
and on M A J O R   S A L E today only!!!
(code is COZY40)

Okay that’s all for today, hope you babes are having an awesome Monday!!

The baby book of my dreams

Happy Friday Friends,
I’ve been a little quieter on Instagram stories this week because Hayes and I had our first {bad} cold and
BOY was it rough…
Not only did I feel like absolute crap but seeing Hayes be so uncomfortable was freaking heartbreaking.
BUT we are almost back to feeling ourselves and I can’t thank all of you enough for your prayers and sweet messages!!

I’m talking all about Hayes’s new baby book today and I’ve got a DISCOUNT CODE for y’all!!
Use code “MONICA99” to get this baby book for $99 (originally $120), code is valid through October 12th!
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I remember before Hayes was born, finding “the perfect” baby book was extremely important to me. I absolutely love going through my old baby book and old photos anytime I’m back home at my parents house, and I wanted to make sure Hayes’s baby book was something I was proud of, something that he’d love to look through one day, and something that was unique. I purchased a baby book before Hayes was born but for some reason I just wasn’t in love with it like I was hoping to be. When I’d go to fill in the blanks or add photos I kept finding myself stressed or disappointed because it just wasn’t looking how I wanted it too.

 Well, Recently I came across this baby book called “The Story of You” by Artifact Uprising and I pretty much fell in love as soon as I saw the name of it. It was a more modern take on a baby book and the more I researched it the more I knew I NEEDED it.

As soon as the book arrived in the mail I was SO excited, it even comes with a rose gold pen and some adhesives for your prints!
OH, and the best part?! You can order print sets straight from the Artifact uprising site and they come in a variety of different sizes. You can also choose to have a border (like mine) or no border. I wasn’t aware of this before I ordered my prints but they’re actually not regular prints, they’re this awesome textured card stock paper and the pictures are such good quality!!
Kyle was SO impressed when he saw them and loved the uniqueness and quality of the pictures.

This baby book is typically $120 (worth every penny) but they’re offering all of my followers a special discount code through October 12th and you seriously DO NOT want to miss this deal! I wish I could go through and show you every page BUT I didn’t have time to take that many photos haha BUT I just might hop on instagram stories today and do a little flip through so y’all can see the book in more detail!

Some of the pages have the sweetest quotes that literally bring tears to my eyes, this book is so incredibly well made and is definitely not your “average baby book”. But it still has all the best things that a baby book should have!
Each month has the same three prompts + two unique prompts or questions!
Each month you’ll get to write about the following
“You spent most of this month…”,
“You surprised us when you…”,
“This month we learned…”

I LOVE that this book gives you prompts and it’s not just a list of things you check off.
You can write as much or as little as you want and make it as personal and detailed as you want it to be!


I can’t wait to fill these pages with the sweetest memories – thank you Artifact Uprising for creating just what this mama had always pictured but couldn’t find.

Make sure y’all head over to my Instagram to see a more in depth look at the book!
And if you decide to order don’t forget to use my code.
Love y’all, hope you have the best weekend ever!!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is HERE

It’s THAT TIME of the year!!

I know you’ve been seeing people talk about this sale ALL OVER the interwebs…I’m also sure some of you are sick of hearing about it, so I promise I’m going to try not to be TOO annoying about it but y’all…
it really is the best sale EVER.

The sale is currently only open to those who have a Nordstrom Card, I actually applied and got one this morning so that the items I wanted didn’t sell out. That’s one thing about this sale, if you love something you’ve GOT TO jump on it quick because these items seriously sell so fast!

Here are the 4 items that I purchased this morning!!

Their sweater/outerwear selection is seriously to die for, there are SO many great pieces for Fall & Winter.
I actually have the black leather jacket pictured and It’s AMAZING.
Some of these sweaters are UNDER $20 y’all, such a steal!!

They have a ton of great denim options as well, I don’t want to overwhelm y’all by linking a ridiculous amount of jeans so here are my top 3 favs!! I purchased the Free People jeans yesterday and about to grab a pair of those Topshop jeans before they’re gone!!

Here are my shoe picks!! I ordered those black Adidas and CAN’T FREAKING WAIT for them to come in!
If you’re a new mom, comfy sneaks are a must have.

I always use this sale to get some “staple” pieces! I love a good loose v neck tee.
Solid color & striped tees are ESSENTIAL for Fall!
All of these tops are on major sale and SO easy to layer/create multiple looks!

And LAST BUT NOT LEAST, my top picks for baby!!

Happy shopping and happy Friday babes!!!

Top 10 most popular/purchased items in June!

I seriously LOVE sharing my favorite things with y’all, whether it’s an adorable new top or something that has been a lifesaver when it comes to Hayes! There’s nothing that makes me happier than receiving messages and emails from y’all thanking me for recommending items and sending me photos of you wearing clothing I shared or using a product that I suggested…basically, y’all rock and bring so much joy to my life every single day!

The #1 most purchased item were THESE baby high tops…& I’m honestly not surprised.
There’s nothing better than a pair of chunky baby legs in some adorable high tops!

The 2nd most purchased item was this ASOS Cami and I’m literally about to purchase it in every color!
It is the perfect light weight Summer top and also great for nursing!
They are selling out fast so if you love it, DO NOT wait to grab one!

On to #3, Y’all went crazy over this top when I shared it on insta stories with my Trunk Club!!
I’ve already worn it about 10 times and I’ve had it less than 2 weeks…so, needless to say I’m not surprised at all that y’all loved this one! If I were to suggest one item to purchase from this entire list it would DEFINITELY be this top!

#4 Is this one piece swimmy from Target!
This was the first swimsuit I wore postpartum and I honestly felt SO comfortable in it and couldn’t recommend it more! The scallops are so incredibly flattering and the floral print hides that postpartum bump that no one really wants to show off!

#5 is probably my favorite purchase of the Summer…I’ve been wearing these slides with EVERYTHING.
Shorts, jeans, yoga pants, skirts…you name it!
They are, hands down, my new FAV slides.

#6 is this adorable bralette! (pictured above) I had been eyeing this one for months and didn’t end up purchasing it until it arrived in one of my Trunks and I was able to actually try it on…It was a no brainer once I saw how adorable it was in person!

#7 is this Boppy Baby Carrier. Anytime I share a story wearing Hayes in this I get at least 15 DMs asking about it!
So to answer some of your questions…YES we absolutely love it, YES it’s so easy to use (literally takes a few seconds to put on) YES Kyle can wear it! and YES I 100% highly recommend it. I’ve received a ton of messages from you thanking me for recommending this carrier! So GRAB ONE, you won’t regret it!

#8 is this $12 long sleeve tee! It’s super comfy & comes in a few different colors…

#9 is this Free People tank! It’s crazy comfy, great for nursing & comes in 5 different colors!

and last but not least #10, Hayes’s alphabet onesie! This was such a huge hit when we shared it. Anytime Hayes wears it when we go out we’re constantly getting compliments & asked where it’s from!
(It would also make such a cute gift!!)

I’ve decided that I’m going to start doing a post like this at the end of every month for y’all,
so you can see what items I am loving & what my readers have purchased & are loving as well!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Have a great Tuesday babes!!

Feeling like a new woman thanks to Waxing The City!!

Thank you Waxing The City for sponsoring this post. Unwanted hair is part of life…and so is getting rid of it. From brows – to backscaping – to bare it all Brazilians –we’ve seen it all. With 100 locations open –you’ll be sure to find a Waxing The City studio near you. First time customers get 50% off their first service!

Guess who FINALLY got their brows waxed/shaped after basically 2 years?!
THIS girl!!


Y’all, I had THE best waxing experience ever at Waxing The City last Wednesday and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
As a new mama, taking care of myself has definitely not been easy or at the top of my priority list.
But Summer is officially here which means…get togethers and swimsuits and outdoor play dates.
And if i’m being totally honest, A LOT has changed since having Hayes.
Hormones are crazy…and well, hair seems to grow a heck of a lot faster these days.
Which is why it’s super important for me to make time to take care of myself so I can feel human again!


Like I said, it’s been years since I got an eyebrow wax, so this was totally a treat for me.
As all of you are aware, eyebrows are EVERYTHING these days. They can really “make or break” your face…
that sounds weird, but it’s totally true….
I mean, how many of you have looked back at old photos and died a little inside at your overly plucked or misshapen brows?! Lord knows I have!

Since I don’t have time to throw make up on or curl my hair everyday having freshly waxed brows definitely help make this mama feel more put together!

My appointment was at 6pm and I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in and saw how clean and cute everything was!

I loved that they had a large selection of really great products available.
The display was so cute and I loved how neat everything was displayed!


I actually left with that exfoliating lemon cream scrub on the top left corner!
It smells heavenly and seriously leaves my skin feeling SO soft and smooth!

Caitlynn, my waxing expert, was SO sweet and welcoming.
We were chatting away as if we’d been friends for years and once I mentioned that I was a new mom she seriously went above and beyond to make it a super relaxing experience for me.
We talked about my brows and the shape and what I like and don’t like,
I loved that she actually listened to me and wasn’t just trying to tell me what I should do or what she thought would look good on me. Caitlynn definitely values her clients and their wants and needs, and that’s SO important to me when finding a good waxing place.

I walked in Waxing The City with a full face of makeup and untrimmed brows and I walked out with absolutely 0 makeup except for on my brows and I honestly felt SO confident. A good brow shaping does more than just groom stray hairs—it can really brighten up your whole face.
Waxing The City Cerologists are eyebrow experts, so rest assured they’ll make your brow goals a reality. Plus, they offer a full line of brow products to enhance your existing beautiful brows.

Here’s a little before & after…The lighting is way better in the before because the sun was still out but focus on the brows not the lighting haha

If you’re anything like me, it can be a little scary trying out a new waxing place, Waxing The City knows that and they offer first time guests 50% off their service. Which is seriously AMAZING!!
Just visit waxingthecity.com to schedule your service.
You won’t regret it, I’ll be going back regularly this Summer!!

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