Thursday, January 14, 2016

Are Leggings Pants?

Sweater: ShopMCE [similar]
Leggings: ShopMCE [similar]
Booties: Zara
Necklace:  Kate Spade

"Anyone that doesn't agree with leggings as pants can physically fight me. 
And i'm going to win because I have a full range of motion,
due to the fact that i'm wearing leggings as pants."

Okay, but really. 
I know this is a super sensitive topic and everyone has a right to their own opinion.
Although I completely see why some people say NO to leggings as pants,
I always find that there's an exception.

I mean, 
if there is any sort of camel toe whatsoever in the leggings you are choosing to wear as pants,
then you are wrong.

However, if you are comfortable with the camel showing then you werk it girl.
I'm not here to put shame on anyones game.

To me, I feel like if leggings are a certain thickness then they are socially acceptable.
Let me re-phrase that...Leggings as pants are ALWAYS acceptable, 
However, in some cases it is essential to wear a longer top...
Like if the leggings are see through when you bend over or if you've got a visible CT...
Or if the leggings are so thin that you can see every lump and bump the good Lord blessed you with.
Those are typically called tights...Tights & leggings are NOT the same.
Feel free to learn all about the differences at this link here.

The leggings i'm wearing above are pretty thick,
the inside is kind of like a furry fleece material.
I felt pretty comfortable wearing these as pants with a shorter top...
Maybe not 100% comfortable,
 Like I probably wouldn't have met up with a big group of friends in a social setting,
but comfortable enough to run a few errands during the day.

One thing i've learned is that there's always a time and a place for leggings as pants...
If you're new to the leggings as pants world and are wanting to try it out,
Head over to walmart and strut your stuff girlfriend,
no judgement can come from the people of walmart, 
and I can guarantee you, you won't be the only one in there wearing leggings as pants.

To those of you who are against leggings as pants, I forgive you.
And to those who are wearing leggings as pants while reading this, Godspeed little soldier.

xoxo, Monica Lee

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Charley's 2nd Birthday

Sweatshirt: Windsor Store
Jeans: LuLus

This past Saturday Charley turned 2!

It feels like yesterday that Kyle brought her home and surprised me with her...
But then again I can't even remember what I ever did without her.

We didn't do anything too extravagant...because, well, she's a dog.

Started the morning with a healthy breakfast because she's been getting extra fluffy lately.

Then took her to her all time favorite place - The Dog Park of course.

After that we headed to Kyle's cousins to watch the game...
Where Charley of course tagged along, she was MORE than thrilled because 
there were lots of new toys to sniff and destroy.

I think it's safe to say she had a wonderful birthday...
She ended the day by getting into the fireplace, which then led to a coal mustache.

So thankful for this pup <3 

xoxo, Monica Lee

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Stitch Fix For the Win

Dress: PaperMoon via StitchFix
Sandals: LuLus
Clutch: Windsor Store

I am totally not the girl that can rock body con dresses,
I have a very straight body and hey that's totally okay, 
but body con dresses really just look silly on me.
However, I think i've finally found an exception!

This little number came in my very first StitchFix box!
I was pleasantly surprised that I actually liked such a form fitting dress,
the fit and the stripes really work in a way to give even the straightest figure a little shape.

So I was planning on wearing this dress Friday to a surprise birthday dinner,
butttttt I ended up going with a little suede number instead...
Which I will share with y'all tomorrow ;) 

Happy Monday!

xoxo, Monica Lee

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NYE 2015

NYE started out at my best friend Claire's house, per usual.
I REALLY need to learn how to do my own eye makeup y'all,
the struggle is SO real...
like someone please teach me how to apply eyeshadow and false lashes.

 we all got ready and had a few drinks before heading to our destination for the evening,
The JW Marriott Downtown.

It was definitely an interesting and eventful night.
Overall we all had an awesome time. 

Can't imagine ringing in the new year with anyone else. 

xoxo, Monica Lee

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Blessings on Blessins Blessins

Holy crap, what better way to start the new year than with a HUGE announcement?!?!

I will be opening sometime in mid February and I am E.C.S.T.A.T.I.C.

If there's one thing i've learned the past 2-3 years it's that running your own business is TOUGH.
But you know what's even more tough? 
Working from your home, with no kids, and being at home all day every day, by yourself.
Yes, to some that sounds like a dream job.
Heck, it was MY dream job!

But I've come to realize that I am human and desperately need human interaction
throughout the day, and no social media DOES not count as human interaction.

This was NOT an easy decision by any means...
and I would say it didn't happen overnight..but it actually kind of did. 

Ever since bringing a few racks to this salon one weekend for a little pop up shop
i've been dying to have my own little space in there.
I talked to the manager that weekend and she mentioned that there MAY potentially be a space open
come April of 2016. 

Which was perfect because that gave me plenty of time to think and save
and weigh out the pros and cons.

I was SO excited but after a while it was really starting to look like it was going to be impossible.

And then God showed up the morning of NYE, slapped me in the face, 
and gave me a deal that I could NOT turn down.

So, I cried with joy, and I praised Him and I ran with it...
I signed a lease the very next day.

I am unbelievably grateful for this opportunity, Good Lord Almighty am I grateful.

Here's to a year full of new adventures!

xoxo, Monica Lee 

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Day Trip to Austin

I'm actually kind of upset about these pictures...
and REALLY debated on whether I was going to share this outfit with y'all or not.

I'm obsessed with the outfit, loved it, Kyle loved it, I mean it was great.
HOWEVER, do you ever just have one of those days where you can't seem to take a decent picture?
Like no matter how hard you try, how many different poses you try...
Nothing seems to be working for you.
Well I was VERY MUCH having one of those days.
The outfit was so much cuter in person, and I hate my face in every photo.
But hey, such is life.

Jeans: ShopMCE
Booties: LuLus 

On Sunday we made a little day trip to Austin to spend time with Kyles dads side of the family!
We got there and his Aunt Sue had THE most delicious lunch waiting for us. 
She had this amazinggggg fruit salad that I'm definitely going to need to make soon,
Don't worry, I'll get the recipe and be sure to share it with y'all ;) 

After lunch we did everything we could to get the boys eyes off the football games.
And we were quite successful. 
Kyle's family is all about games and I kind of love it,
We played Taboo, some card games, and some quarters games!
and yours truly won herself $15 LOL Couldn't take too much of the fams money ;)

I kind of don't believe that tomorrow is already New Years Eve,
Like where the heck has the time gone?!
We don't have any set plans yet but i'm sure we'll be going downtown somewhere.
I got myself a sparkly little number from LuLus this year 
and I'm really hoping it's as cute as I think it's going to be.

Guess we'll find out tomorrow! 
Happy Hump Day y'all.

xoxo, Monica Lee
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Monday, December 28, 2015

Christmas Eve 2015

The weather has been pretty much awful lately, 
However a cold front FINALLY came through yesterday.
Over Christmas it was around 80 degrees, cloudy, and super humid...
Unfortunately that weather leads to crappy outfit pictures because lighting is kind of everything.
But hey, it's better than nothin'!

Top: ShopMCE
Leggings: ChicWish
Booties: ShopMCE
Necklace: PreeBrulee

I die over these leggings.
 They are THE softest material, and THE perfect amount of sparkle.
The photos above don't really do them justice because of the lighting, 
but this one does a pretty good job.

My sister, brother in law, Kyle and I hopped in the car on the morning of Christmas Eve 
and all headed over to my parents house!

We got there around noon and snacked on all of moms delicious brunch foods,
got caught up in each others lives and then it was time for... 

I have to say, my sister won the award for most creative/accurate gift.
HA, definitely wasn't expecting to unwrap the "shitfaced/poop swirl/shithead" emoji.
Does anyone know what this emoji really means anyways? or is it just all of the above?

My parents definitely outdid themselves this Christmas [as they always do]
But forget about the gifts, I'm most grateful for family and the time we get to spend together.
After gifts, we had some delicious lunch and then headed to church together.

It was a perfect day spent celebrating Jesus' birthday. 

xoxo, Monica Lee
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