Pleated Maxi & Crop Top ‘Love’

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Hello Lovelies! I feel like Monday and Tuesday have been so action packed at work that it should be Friday already! When I have really long {stressful} days, I make an extra effort to do something relaxing when I get home. Whether it be a bubble bath, enjoying a great glass of wine, reading a book … or all three! This way when I wake up the next day, I am not stressed … because chances are I will be by the end of the work day! You will see above I have a few shots holding what I am currently reading {click the link below to find out or maybe you can guess}.

Love, Crop Top, H&M Crop Top

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pleated maxi skirt

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 vs pleated maxi skirt {<<shop my closet} seafoam sold out online more color options here | h&m love crop top {<<shop my closet} sold out online | gold braided beltexpress denim jacket old  jcrew vintage jean jacket | coach purse old ugg hazelnut shimmer tote | swarovski antique tempo earrings | book currently reading {and pictured above}

I will write a more in depth post when I am finished reading, but so far this book has made me laugh, realize there is no perfect path to achieve your dreams, life isn’t as cookie cutter as it may appear, challenge myself everyday and live my life with the future in mind but to never overlook the present day. All of this has come from a courageous, driven, not so cookie cutter empress, who I would love to meet one day. Not because she runs a crazy successful business, but because she isn’t afraid to be different and challenge society. She is truly an inspiration.

Have you been reading any great books lately that I should check out?

As always, thank you so much for reading!

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    • August 20, 2014 / 8:17 am

      Thank you Donna!

    • August 20, 2014 / 10:33 am

      Thanks Heidi! Isn’t it great?!

  1. August 20, 2014 / 9:55 am

    This look is so feminine and beautifully chic! Your fishtail braid is super pretty! Seems like everyone is loving this book. I may have to add it to my “to-read” list! Can’t wait to read your review!

    • August 20, 2014 / 10:34 am

      Thank you Marianne! Yes … add it! You won’t be sorry.

    • August 20, 2014 / 10:34 am

      Thank you so much Alecia! You are so sweet!

  2. August 20, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    The pleated skirt is lovely! I love it combined with the graphic tank!


    • August 20, 2014 / 12:10 pm

      Thank you so much Anna!

  3. August 20, 2014 / 2:57 pm

    That skirt is so pretty! I love the color.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

    • August 20, 2014 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you Ellen!

  4. August 21, 2014 / 7:48 am

    What a chic and lovely look Monique. Love both the skirt and the graphic tank. Hopefully by next Spring I would have found my own long pleated maxi skirt. A pink, aqua, coral or teal one is what I’d love …or two. LOL

    Welcome by to see my latest. Have a Fantastic weekend ahead. Ada. =)

    • August 21, 2014 / 8:02 am

      Thank you Ada! I was so glad when I found this maxi! Good luck on your hunt!

  5. August 21, 2014 / 11:27 am

    This pleated maxi is so pretty! I LOVE the mint color! I feel like that same skirt in navy would be flawless for fall!
    I love how you styled it.. and I love your hair! Too cute

    xo ClassToCloset

    • August 21, 2014 / 11:55 am

      Thank you! I totally agree with a navy skirt being perfect for fall! I’ll keep my eye out for one!

    • August 21, 2014 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you Michelle! I am obsessed with it too!

  6. August 24, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    Love love love this skirt! The color is fabulous and those pleats!! Love how you paired this with the jean jacket!
    Brittney Marie
    Pretty Little Pursuits

    • August 24, 2014 / 7:10 pm

      Thank you so much Brittney!

  7. Marissa
    September 16, 2014 / 2:39 am

    I love the way you styled your crop top! I feel that I look too young when I wear crop tops, so I gave up and sold most of them :/

    • Monique
      September 16, 2014 / 8:24 am

      Thank you Marissa! I know the feeling! Some trends I have to get creative with so that I feel age appropriate!

  8. Kate F.
    September 20, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    I love that skirt! The color is so pretty.

    • Monique
      September 22, 2014 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you Kate!