What I Was Loving in August

What I Was Loving in August
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What I Was Loving in August

I’m just over here sipping my coffee and feeling thankful that we’re moving into the month of FALL! Buh-bye, August.

It was a month, ya’ll! I mentioned earlier on in August how busy the month would be, but I didn’t even have a clue how nutty it would get! I felt like a chicken running around with no head almost every week in August, so even though it was a lot of fun, I won’t be sad to see it go. I’m also beyond thrilled that the first day of fall is just a few weeks away! Sure, it’s still in the 90’s outside, but I’m shopping for all the plaid, sweaters, and pumpkin-scented things! 😂

Let’s chat about everything I loved in the last month. There were so many good ones!

Outfit Details // top | bigger version of bag | earrings c/o Sugarfix | similar booties | similar skort

Photos by Olivia of Olive Barrett

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Favorite Clothing Items

Blue is one of my go-to colors to wear all year long, but moving out of summer and into fall has made me want to wear it even more! This dress is less than $13, and I’ve worn it a crazy amount recently. So comfy and flattering!

These pants were my BFF all last year, and I’ve been reaching for them over and over again lately. They’re incredibly flattering, don’t stretch, and they’re worth every penny.

If you’re interested in wearing pants that feel like pajamas, you’ll want to check out this pair that I’ve basically been living in. I can’t get enough!

Favorite Accessories

You’d never know it was faux. This Gucci belt dupe is so cute and looks so real – oh, and it’s only $14. I’ve been wearing it nonstop.

I basically turned these shoes brown from stepping in a muddy puddle, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing them all the time. They’re super comfy and casual!

You know a bag is good when you almost cry because they brought it back in stock nearly 2 years later and in more colors (I just purchased it in black).

Favorite Skincare & Makeup Items

I’ve had the immense pleasure of partnering with Neutrogena yet again – this time to debut the these palettes – which I genuinely love and utilize almost daily!

This lipgloss is bringing shine that I never knew I needed. It’s not sticky and it’s long-lasting!

Mascara was never something I’ve been picky about, but lately I can’t stop reaching for this one. It really lengthens my lashes!

Favorite Books

I had been not-so-patiently waiting for the final installation of the “Red Queen” series, and was not disappointed in the slightest by War Storm.

Mulan has always been my favorite Disney animated film, so when I discovered this book, which takes her story to a much darker place (namely, the underworld), I was intrigued. I’m not finished with it yet, but I’m already entranced!

Favorite TV Shows & Movies

Alright, alright, so maybe I jumped on the Peter Kavinsky bandwagon, but To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was just too dang cute for words. It reminded me of the rom coms I grew up with. Innocent, fun, and feel-good.

I introduced my mom to Mamma Mia earlier on in the month, so it was great fun to see Mammia Mia: Here We Go Again in theaters with her. We laughed, we cried (a lot), and we’ve been binging the soundtrack ever since.

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee has been a show my fiancé and I really enjoy watching together. He’s always loved comedy, but it’s something I’ve only recently gotten into. It’s fun to learn a little more about the person behind the jokes with this show.

I finally got a chance to see Oceans 8 and it did not disappoint! The Oceans franchise has been a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. They were always the “action” movies my dad and I would watch together. Combine that classic Oceans plot-line with a whole heap of fashion, and throw in my two favorite actresses, and you’ve got quite a banger, if you ask me!

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Favorite Food & Drinks

The last couple of weeks have been kind of tricky. If you follow my Instagram stories, you’ll know that I recently began my Invisalign journey – and it’s pretty painful. Think of it as eating with an entire mouthful of loose teeth (ouch). So soups and pastas have been my best friend. Anything soft.

As far as drinks go, I’ve been gulping down mug after mug of Bright Spot Coffee. They were kind enough to send over a whole bag of their “Her House Blend” and I’m in love. There are notes of almond and chocolate – so in essence, sign me up!

Favorite Music

I mentioned above that I’ve been listening to Mamma Mia on repeat!

More often than not, I listen to jazz. The “Coffee Table Jazz” playlist on Spotify is my go-to, especially when I’m working. It’s soothing and sweet and I love it to death.

Jason Mraz finally released his new album, Know. and I’m totally into the upbeat vibes he always brings to the table. My dad asked me to describe what genre he would fall into, and I replied, “Dad, Jason Mraz is his own genre.”

Favorite Blog Posts

It was so much fun to share our summer engagement photos in this post.

My photographer friend got to shoot with an incredible camera for this post and I absolutely love how the photos turned out!

This post had me beyond excited for autumn’s official arrival (September 23rd – mark your calendars)!

Your Favorite Blog Posts

I think you all appreciated my dose of reality in this post, and I’m really happy about that!

Guess you loved those pajama-esque pants as much as I did because this post did phenomenally.

My first post of the month was also a winner, which is always a great feeling. Way to kick off the new month!

Favorite Spots

It’s no secret that Ironclad Coffee Roasters has become like my second home. I think there’s been a couple weeks this month that I’ve been there at least 3-4 times in a row. The atmosphere is fantastic, they play the best music, and the drinks (and treats) are divine! Richmonders, don’t sleep on this spot!

I’ve been spending more time than usual at Short Pump Town Center, but outdoor malls can just be so nice to walk around at, even if you don’t plan to shop! I love that there’s a spot to just sit and enjoy coffee. And Brandon and I are kind of hooked on playing Pokémon Go again, so it’s nice to have a dozen Pokéstops in one spot! 😂

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Tell me what you loved most about August!

Photos by Olivia of Olive Barrett

Outfit Details // top | bigger version of bag | earrings c/o Sugarfix | similar booties | similar skort

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Carolyn
    August 31, 2018 at 11:55 AM

    First off, this tee is adorable! I’ve been on the hunt for some good graphic tees. But I loved Oceans 8 too! I think the gala scene was one of my favorites. Who doesn’t want to see some beautiful gowns and women kick butt? 😉 With their minds of course haha

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    Lee
    August 31, 2018 at 12:47 PM

    Great round up of favorites! Sounds like august was a great month. I watched to all the boys ive loved before last weekend and i loved it as well – so cute! Also, im obsessed with your outfit in these photos. I so want that tee!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

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    Nicole Booz
    August 31, 2018 at 2:30 PM

    I’m going to have to try out that lipgloss. I hate sticky glosses but love the way gloss looks! I’m still trying to find my ideal formula. I can’t wait for fall either!

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    Summer
    August 31, 2018 at 3:56 PM

    Love this shoot, girl! So cute. 🙂 I loved To All The Boys I’ve Loved – seriously, such a cute film! In love!

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    Monica
    August 31, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Girl- I’m right there with you! First of all, bring on fall. Second, I’m addicted to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, it’s just so adorable all the way through. Andddd I’ve been jamming to the new Mamma Mia soundtrack! It really is a pickme up when I’m having a bad day! Nothing a little ABBA can’t cure. 🙂

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    Beth
    August 31, 2018 at 9:28 PM

    I love these photos so much, what a great place to have a photoshoot! It sounds like August was super busy and fun for you. I enjoy watching Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, it is so low key and like you said, it is fun to get to know the comedians a little more.

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    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    August 31, 2018 at 10:09 PM

    I am dying to see Mamma Mia 2 and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, but I really want to read the book first so I’m trying to avoid any spoilers – with great difficulty!

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    Helena Marz
    September 1, 2018 at 9:39 AM

    Sounds like August was a great month for you! It flew by for me! That tee looks super cute on you and yellow is your colour! ❤️

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    Helena Marz
    September 1, 2018 at 9:40 AM

    Sounds like August was a great month for you! It flew by for me! You are rocking in this entire outfit and that tee is so fun! ❤️

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    Danielle
    September 1, 2018 at 10:22 AM

    These photos are so cute babe! August flew for me. Oceans8 has been on my list to see!!

    xx, Danielle | http://www.pineappleandprosecco.com

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    Kileen
    September 1, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Loving your outfit girl! I’ve been loving the color yellow lately too, and this skirt is so cute on you! Glad you had a great August!

    Kileen
    cute & little

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    Bernice
    September 2, 2018 at 12:35 AM

    Omg yes! I can’t stop listening to Mamma Mia since the sequel!

    https://www.bunnybernice.com/single-post/2018/09/02/breaking-the-instagram-shadow-ban-myth

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    Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    September 2, 2018 at 12:45 AM

    I loved To All the Boys I Loved Before! Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was also fantastic and I’ve been listening to the soundtrack nonstop, too!

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    Candace
    September 2, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    That skirt is my favorite fall item. I have it in leather and is a dream!! <3 I loved the booties too!

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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    adriana
    September 2, 2018 at 9:57 PM

    That bag is SO CUTE! I love and need it for sure! I wish I could pull this outfit off as well as you do! Love, love, love it!

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    Nicole Flint
    September 3, 2018 at 8:23 AM

    August felt like the longest month! I’m so ready Fall is around the corner. I’m loving your outfit, super cute! The Perversion mascara is my FAVE!

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    Erica @ Coming Up Roses
    September 3, 2018 at 9:32 AM

    To All the Boys I Loved before was SO SO GOOD – I totally get the hype!!!!

  • Reply
    Lauryn Hock
    September 3, 2018 at 12:19 PM

    Your photos are always so dang cute! I also love reading posts like this– keep doing them.

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    September 3, 2018 at 6:09 PM

    I love these photos that you took! I’m glad that August is gone too, the humidity is just a killer!

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    Amanda
    September 3, 2018 at 11:24 PM

    SO loving this photos and this outfit! Definitely sounds like you had a busy month, I’m looking forward to September!

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    Em
    September 4, 2018 at 12:57 PM

    Great post! I love watching Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee too! Always so funny and interesting to hear from each person!

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    Maggie
    September 4, 2018 at 2:31 PM

    I am OBSESSED with To All The Boys!! I have watched the movie more than I want to admit and read all 3 books in two weeks hahah

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    Kasey | Running in Heels
    September 4, 2018 at 3:38 PM

    So many good favorites! To all the boys I’ve loved was so funny and cute! I need to see those other movies you suggested!

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    Julia Comil
    September 4, 2018 at 11:56 PM

    Love Mamamia round up!! Great summary!!!!

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    kathryn
    September 8, 2018 at 1:14 PM

    I’m sooo ready to say goodbye to August! I’m loving your skirt!

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