What I Was Loving in July

What I Was Loving in July
Reading Time: 6 minutes

What I Was Loving in July

Where oh where has this year gone?

We’re moving into one of my favorite months of the year – August! Why is it one of my favorite months, you might ask? Well, on August 1st of 2015, I launched my blog (under a completely different name – but that’s a whole other story). That means I’ll be celebrating three years of blogging, which just seems unreal to me! On August 8th, it’s my fiancé’s birthday! I think a few days after, we’ll be going to a baseball game and a barcade to celebrate – so it’ll be quite a weekend! August 16th of last year was the date that Brandon proposed to me … one day before our actual dating anniversary, August 17th! This year we’ll be celebrating three years together and the fact that it’s just three months from our wedding! My goodness, August is going to be busy! I sure am looking forward to it, though! What about you?

Of course, July wasn’t all that spectacular for me. I had a major gastroparesis flare-up in the middle of the month, and then came down with the flu shortly after, which definitely kept me from enjoying the peak of summer! I hate to admit the fact that I’ve yet to go to the pool or beach even once this season! It’s pretty tragic, if you ask me. However, I was able to scrounge up my favorites for this “boring” month, so keep reading to find out what I was loving!

Outfit Details // jumpsuit c/o Chicwish | tee | earrings | heels | similar bag

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

What I Was Loving in July What I Was Loving in July What I Was Loving in July What I Was Loving in July

Favorite Clothing Items

I’ll be honest, my Adore Me pajamas got me through this month. In fact, I raved about them so often on Instagram, that someone asked me to put together an entire post showing my pajama closet. 😂 Maybe I’ll do a mini lookbook on IGTV instead!

It seems as though cropped camis are a go-to of mine when it’s a trillion degrees outside. Shocker, right? This one in particular is super flattering, lightweight, and matches with everything!

The jumpsuit I’m wearing in this post! Sadly, the evening after I wore it, my fiancé accidentally pulled on it and the strap broke – but my mom is literally the best, and she stitched it back together so I can keep wearing it! It’s immensely comfortable and it has pockets! What more can a girl need?

Favorite Accessories

I’ve mentioned them before, but I’ll mention them again: dainty gold necklaces. Layered, charmed, whatever you please, but let it be dainty and gold. I’ve been wearing them so often I think they’re becoming attached to me.

Fun iPhone cases. This brand has some excellent choices, and they’re great quality too. I already own five from them that I rotate through depending on my outfit!

Favorite Skincare and Makeup Items

Several months ago, I watched a video by Thataylaa, where she raved about this BB Cream. Now, I’ve never been one for light coverage products because of my problematic skin – but let me tell you, this stuff is golden. It’s higher coverage than most BB creams, but doesn’t feel heavy at all. It’s pretty matte, but paired with a glowing primer it looks dewy – not oily – and stays in place all day! I’m obsessed.

I finally caved and purchased this concealer everyone has been raving about. I sure am glad I did! It hides my not-so-designer undereye bags and any redness the BB cream doesn’t cover up. It also doesn’t crease!

This serum was sent my way for a campaign, but I’ll definitely be purchasing it again. It’s made a noticeable difference in the coloring of my skin, and kept the hyperpigmentation to a minimum!

Favorite Books

I’ve been plowing through an old series that I loved back in high school. I just finished book four out of five in the Wicked Lovely collection. I’ll never get over how fantastic these novels are. So dark and gripping.

Favorite TV Shows and Movies

Queer Eye. Hands down one of the most mood-boosting shows I’ve ever watched. The Fab 5 are just my favorite humans ever.

I find unique homes utterly fascinating, so when Netflix released Amazing Interiors, I was immediately hooked. An entirely pink house? A 19th century cottage inside an airplane hangar? So intriguing.

Before getting sick as can be, Brandon and I got the chance to see both Incredibles 2 and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. I’m not picking favorites here though. 😉

What I Was Loving in July What I Was Loving in July What I Was Loving in July What I Was Loving in July

Favorite Food and Drinks

Waffles. I’ve just been craving waffles nonstop this past month, and I’ve satisfied that craving on numerous occasions.  Waffles are just so good.

Dragonfruit-flavored vitaminwater is an old favorite of mine. I was reminded how much I love it the other day, and now it’s all I want to drink. That and…

TEA. I mean, tea is great when you’re sick, but it’s also great when you’re not sick. I’ve been chugging peppermint tea, chamomile tea with honey and lemon, and calming tea by Yogi on a regular basis.

Favorite Music

Lauren Daigle is one of my favorite female artists (fun fact: she follows me on Twitter)! When she released her single, “You Say,” I knew I would love it – and she did not disappoint! It’s a phenomenal song.

I absolutely adore Alessia Cara’s voice. Her two newest songs, “Growing Pains” and “A Little More” are both breathtaking.

Favorite Blog Posts

This post was so much fun because I got to take the photos with my blogger bestie – who is just days away from bringing baby number three into the world! Eek!

I loved writing this post because I’m really passionate about my hair. I know that sounds a little funny, but it’s true. My hair salon is one of my favorite places in the entire city – it’s like an escape for me. The team there is on another level, and it was so fun to rave about them and the job they’ve done on my locks!

I’ve shot at this location a handful of times, but none of the posts turned out quite as special as this one.

Your Favorite Blog Posts

Apparently you all agreed, because the aforementioned post was the most-read on my blog in the month of July!

You also loved this round-up post. Oh, and this post that makes me crave donuts all over again.

Favorite Spots (making this for anywhere, not just RVA)

Speaking of donuts, Hot Diggity Donuts just opened up and they’re serving up some divine sourdough donuts and cocktails – along with lots of other treats. Super yummy and totally Instagrammable!

I’ve made a couple of trips up to Fredericksburg recently. Some for my bridal gown alterations, and some just to meet up with my friend, Lindsey! She’s taken me to a handful of coffee shops, but I think out of all of them, Agora Downtown has been my favorite (these photos were taken right across the street)!

What I Was Loving in July

What was your favorite part of July?

Photos by Lindsey of Seamless Sea

Outfit Details // jumpsuit c/o Chicwish | tee | earrings | heels | similar bag



  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 9:18 AM

    That jumpsuit is too cute on you! I’m loving the purple!


  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    I just adore this color on you! And O-M-G I just started Queer Eye the other day while randomly browsing through Netflix and I am so hooked beyond belief. Best feel-good show ever!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    You are just too darling, Stephanie!! LOVE this purple jumpsuit on you. Chicwish is so great but I’m still trying to figure out their sizing for me because I’m so short. It’s been a struggle!

  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    So sorry to hear about July Hopefully, all those exciting things in August will make up for it! I love that you shared your favorites. That donut shop has a cute name haha!


  • Reply
    Shira Rosenbluth
    July 30, 2018 at 9:58 AM

    This jumpsuit is EVERYTHINGGGG! I’m obsessed!

  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 10:28 AM

    Your jumpsuit is everything!!!! You look adorable- I love it!!


  • Reply
    Tanvi Rastogi
    July 30, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    I was just thinking the same thing this morning – time is flying. Love the color of your jumpsuit.

    ❥ tanvii.com

  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 2:01 PM

    Love the jumpsuit! And how cool is it that Lauren Daigle follows you?? I love her! Totally going to check out her song.

  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 2:03 PM

    Love seeing what you’re loving. I love a lot of these things too! Like Lauren Daigle. I also love this jumpsuit on you and how you layered it. And don’t worry…I haven’t been to the pool or beach either! Whoops! So you’re not alone 😉

  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    This jumpsuit is so darling!! I love the color and the bow tie details!!

    cute & little

  • Reply
    Gentry Adams
    July 30, 2018 at 3:33 PM

    I am obsessed with all things Lauren Daigle and “You Say” is my jam of the moment!

  • Reply
    Lisa | amerytina
    July 30, 2018 at 4:07 PM

    I absolutely love your jumpsuit, it is so flattering on you! I just noticed that Amazing Interiors show last night, I’m gonna have to check that out!

  • Reply
    Helena Marz
    July 30, 2018 at 4:59 PM

    Sorry to hear that you were not feeling well and that July wasn’t the greates for you. I hope things will be better for you in August! This purple jumpsuit looks super cute on you and love the colour❤️

  • Reply
    July 30, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    Girl, you’re rocking the jumpsuit! I love the look. AND I’m dying that you’re reading Wicked Lovely again! I totally read those back in the day — and now I want to re-read them! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lauryn Hock
    July 30, 2018 at 10:57 PM

    I am telling you, I am going to buy that jumpsuit! SO CUTE

  • Reply
    Laura Leigh
    July 31, 2018 at 8:04 AM

    I am with you on where oh where has this year gone? I cannot believe tomorrow is the start of August. Absolutely crazy! Also with you on the tea drinking. I’m a huge fan of starting the day with two cups of tea and then maybe another in the afternoon. It’s just so good and great for your body!

    xo Laura Leigh
    Louella Reese

  • Reply
    Taylor Mobley
    July 31, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Can you even believe it’s almost august?!?! This year is FLYING by.

  • Reply
    Ruth Ridley
    July 31, 2018 at 9:15 AM

    I love everything you are digging!! This color on you is amazing! I absolutely love the jumpsuit!!

  • Reply
    July 31, 2018 at 9:48 AM

    Sounds like you’re in for a busy (but fun) August! So many anniversaries coming up for you! I am loving your jumpsuit in the photos – so cute, and I love that you wore it with a tee underneath!
    Also, I really love AdoreMe pajamas too! They’re so comfy and perfect to just lounge in after a long day!

  • Reply
    Tara Fuller
    July 31, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    i was just saying the same thing yesterday on my stories – how is it almost august?! i hope you’re feeling better – sending my love!

  • Reply
    Tonya Tardiff
    July 31, 2018 at 9:59 AM

    I LOVE my AdoreMe pajamas too! They’re just the best. Also loving Queer Eye this month!

  • Reply
    July 31, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    This jumpsuit is the cutest on you! I LOVE how you styled it with the tee too – so cute!

  • Reply
    Erica @ Coming Up Roses
    July 31, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    I love how you set up this post format-wise! And I’m LOVING those new Alessia cara songs…so good!

  • Reply
    Nicole Flint
    July 31, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    Wow August is going to be a fun filled month for you!! Congrats on your blogging anniversary!! I’m loving how you styled this jumpsuit!

  • Reply
    July 31, 2018 at 4:23 PM

    I want that Tarte concealer so bad!! Everyone is raving about it right now and I still have yet to try it! haha

  • Reply
    Mary Powers
    August 1, 2018 at 8:41 AM

    Sounds like August is going to be the best month ever!!! Seriously DYING over this jumpsuit girl!! Love this post so much. Going to bookmark it so I can go more in depth!

    – Mary

  • Reply
    sharon wu
    August 2, 2018 at 1:51 AM

    oh my god i need that jumpsuit in my LIFE!!! the color, fit, style, and print is totally perfect. you are rocking it babe. my dark circles have been pretty bad lately because i haven’t been able to sleep as well; need to try that tarte concealer and see if that’ll help! most concealers don’t do a whole lot for me so usually i just skip it hahaha. in the desert it’s such a pain to wear a ton of makeup because it’s so freaking hot! anyways, cheers to august and hopefully this month will be amazing for ya 😉 xo, sharon

  • Reply
    ashley hargrove
    August 5, 2018 at 11:53 AM

    This jumpsuit is absolutely gorgeous on you! I wish I could pull off purple like you can! So stunning my friend!

  • Reply
    August 6, 2018 at 8:24 AM

    I cannot believe it’s already August!! Insane!!! Anddd I am obsessed with that jumpsuit lol

  • Leave a Reply

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.