Top: Topshop [similar]

Vest: ShopConversationPieces (similar vest coming soon to my store)

Jeans: LuLus

Booties: Zara [similar]

Life is good y’all.

Owning an actual store has helped me grow as a person in SO many ways,

and i’ve been learning soooo much!

Gaining knowledge about being a business owner as well as learning [a hell of a lot] about myself. 

Opening my store has made me a happier person because i’m actually getting to live out what I love.

Getting up every morning and putting together a cute outfit to wear for work 

is literally what I live for.

That probably sounds insane to most of you, but that’s how MCE came to life.
Because of this little blog…
because I was SO passionate about putting outfits together
and sharing them with people and inspiring people.
Because of YOU, reading this and supporting me.
That passion and inspiration and support created MCE.

 …and although working from home and just being online was pretty cool,
I kind of lost myself and wasn’t getting to use my creativity like I am now.

SO here’s to MANY MORE outfit posts on this here little blog.
I’ve been a little MIA since opening my store but I’m back in action y’all.
Hope my #ootd has inspired you in one way or another.

Dress: LuLus

Sandals:  LuLus

Bag: Tobi  similar

Well, this past week was definitely an interesting one.
Tuesday I got into a minor wreck…
It was my first real wreck so I was absolutely hysterical, of course.
Thank goodness no one was hurt and the damage to both cars wasn’t too bad!

Meanwhile I’ve been driving around this big black truck while my car gets fixed,
I went ahead and named her Black Swan, it fits her well.

I’m currently sitting on the couch on my day off attempting to blog/relax
while Charley is clawing through the backdoor, barking like a maniac,
trying to get inside to the ATT people who are installing our new cable.
Good Lord almighty, dogs can be the worst sometimes.
I know she means well of course, just trying to protect her mama,
but if i’m honest I would be willing to give her to a homeless person in this exact moment…

In other news, my birthday is coming up!
And I’ve requested nothing more than a day with the giraffes.
If you’re new here you’ll learn pretty quickly that i’m an animal lover…
Of course if this is the first post you’re reading you may also think i’m a bit bi polar
seeing as a paragraph ago I was just talking about handing my dog off to a homeless person.

Okay but on a serious note let’s talk about this outfit I’m wearing…
LuLu’s has never failed me.
This dress is SO cute and casual but the straps on the back make it super unique and a tad fancy.
I wore this last Thursday when me and a few of my girlfriends celebrated Cinco de mayo.
We first went to a little place called Julep which was totally adorable.

after a few drinks we hit up another place and then decided to part ways.
My girlfriend Maggie and I decided to head to Kirby Ice House to meet up with our baes.
and well, the rest is history.

Top: TopShop [similar]

Jeans: LuLus

Jacket: Nordstrom

Heels: LuLus [similar]

Totally loving this outfit y’all.

I scored this top from TopShop in the Galleria and i’m in love.

The color is gorg and the fit is pretty great also.

If you’ve never been to TopShop you’re totally missing out.

The quality of clothing is awesome and their pricing is totally affordable for us girls on a budget.

FYI this is my personal opinion, not getting paid/bribed to say these things.

Now let’s talk about these jeans…

they are everything.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while i’m sure you are well aware that 

I am a HUGE LuLus fan…

These jeans are super comfy and i’m obsessed with the zipper details.

They’re currently sold out but you can still sign up to be added onto their wait list!

The week is halfway over!!

Happy Hump Day 

Dress: LuLus

Bag: Forever21

Heels: LuLus 

[not the most comfortable, but unbelievably fabulous]

Necklace: LuLus


Since our anniversary fell on a Monday we decided to celebrate on Sunday.
Kyle took me to a Brazilian Steak house, where they serve you unlimited amounts of different meat.
[Holy cow y’all, talk about a food coma.]

Since we’re poor newlyweds we kind of just both silently agreed that we wouldn’t
really do any gifts.
After I finished getting ready I was shamelessly taking a snapchat selfie
when Kyle walked up behind me and said
“So, I did end up getting you a little something…”
I turn around and he’s holding a little box with this stunning diamond necklace in it.
“1 diamond for 1 year of marriage” he said.
I totally cried.

So after hugging him 100 times we finally left to head to the restaurant. 

It was so nice! Neither of us have ever been to a place like this,

so it was cool to experience it together.

They had a huge salad bar that included all kinds of different veggies.

This is what my first plate looked like.

and then we had about 5 plates full of different meats…

I mean, I love my meat..but woah…it was A LOT…
like they just keep bringing out more and more meat the whole time,
the shrimp [not pictured] and the steak were definitely both of our favorites.
Oh and there were also 3 different sides….

Pretty positive I left at least 5 pounds heavier.
But it was absolutely perfect, I am one lucky girl!

Cannot wait to see what this next year has in store for us!

xoxo, Monica