Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Boots, Class, and a little Sass and Happy Memorial Day
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Boots, Class, and a little Sass and Happy Memorial Day

4:00 AM

^I just really love how funny this picture is.  The wind game was STRONG when I was trying to take these pictures haha!

Boots: Cavender's // Top:  Von Vonni // Scarf:  Ralph Lauren

For today’s post I wanted to wear the most Patriotic cowgirl boots I have in my closet in honor of Memorial Day.  I usually write a thought out post for each Memorial Day because it is a day where I not only remember those who have perished in our military, but also those who have passed away in my own life.  I have two very important people that I think about the most today.  Especially my Grandpa because even though the actual anniversary of his death changes every year, it was Memorial Day that year and he just slipped away from this earth.  I was younger but I still remember every moment until this day.  I remember not only the day he passed, but all of the amazing times I shared with him.  He helped me write my book about my family at the age of I think 5 haha.  It wasn’t a real book, we took paper and stapled it together.  He helped me with the drawings because I didn’t know how to draw my dog.  I remember how he gave me my first stick of gum.  It was a strange experience for me, but I remember it being Doublemint gum.  It had a different taste back then, because it doesn’t taste the same nowadays, but maybe that’s because it’s not from him.  I remember how he gave me a huge National Geographic collection of videos (on VHS, that’s how old this stuff is), magazines, and so much more.  I still have all of that.  Since he passed on Memorial Day, every year I go visit him and say a few words.  I know he’s watching over me, and has been for all of these years.

The second person I remember is my friend Dan.  The person this blog is dedicated to.  He changed my life completely a few years ago.  He came back into my life at perfect timing.  I remember one day we drove all the way to PA to go to Mt. Airy, but not to go inside, just drive on the outside.  We almost ran out of gas (well, diesel) and it was so hard trying to find a gas station that had diesel for cars, not big 18 wheelers haha!  It was kind of scary because when we did find a gas station it was in the middle of nowhere and it just looked really sketchy.  Dan passed away from cancer a few months later.  That’s why on Memorial Day, I always remember and take a moment of silence for these two important people in my life.

I also wanted to take a minute here on the blog to ask y’all, who do you remember on Memorial Day.  Do you have family who served in the military?  Do you have someone close to you that has passed away?  I think a lot of us take every day life for granted.  Whether you complain about having to wake up for work in the morning (which I’m also guilty of) there is someone out there who is begging to have to wake up early because they would have a job to put money on the table.  When you complain about how boring work is, there may be a soldier out there who is in the line of fire and he/she won’t be returning home.  Thank you to all of the men and women who served this country and to their families who keep their memories alive.  Thank you for your sacrifice.


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  1. Nice look!

  2. Happy Memorial Day beautiful!I don't have anyone that served but I remain thankful to those who did sacrificed their lives. Great look Monica!

  3. Love your outfit! You look amazing :) Hope you've had a great weekend!
    Blessed Messes


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