Happy Labor Day y’all! Hope you have the day off and are doing something super fun and relaxing. I’m excited to be spending one final day at the beach, but can’t believe it’s already Labor Day. Seriously, it seems like Memorial Day was just a few weeks ago. The summer has flown by. Anyways, today I am continuing the monthly tradition of sharing a handful of things from the past month that I have been loving. So without further ado, here are my August 2018 favorites!
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Kendra Scott Danielle Earrings
After buying and loving a couple pairs of the Kendra Scott Elle earrings (which was definitely branching out from my typical studs and Sheila Fajl hoops), I decided to go even bigger and add a pair of her Danielle earrings to my collection. The Kendra Scott Danielle earrings are basically a bigger version of the Elle earrings. I chose the magenta ones, and they are perfect for making a statement and adding a pop of pink to any outfit. I have a feeling I will definitely be adding more colors to my collection in the future.
Vineyard Vines Plush Whale
So I couldn’t resist buying this adorable plush version of the Vineyard Vines whale logo. After admiring it online, I decided to see if the Vineyard Vines store at Southpoint Mall had it in stock when I was over there for something else. It’s such a fun, playful accent to any preppy girl’s home. Vineyard Vines also gave me a really cute reusable shopping bag when I bought it.
Kate Spade Lemon Kitchen Towel
A few weeks ago I was in Bed, Bath, & Beyond buying a present for a bridal shower, and I couldn’t help picking up a little something for myself. I absolutely love Kate Spade kitchen linens, and had been admiring this lemon print dish towel that matches my potholder. So when I saw it while running my bridal shower gift errand, I decided to bite the bullet and get it. Bonus-I used one of my 20% off coupons.
Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil Wheat Thins
I bought this flavor of Wheat Thins on a whim in Target one day, and I’m so glad I did. They are delicious! You honestly need to buy them for yourself to see how great they are.
Lauren James Printed Flip Flops
I snagged these fun Lauren James flip flops during a recent sale. They feature the same “Main Squeeze” citrus print of the Emmie tank top you may remember from this post. It’s been fun to get to wear them during these last two beach trips of the year.
Rewarding Blog Posts
August also brought the publication of two of my favorite blog posts I’ve ever written. As much as I love talking about fashion and sharing outfit inspiration, it is most rewarding for me to share posts that go a bit deeper. In case you missed them, here are two deeper blog posts I wrote in August:
8 Things College Freshmen Should Know
Your Voice Matters (This one is about my thoughts on the USA Gymnastics Larry Nassar scandal.)
I definitely have mixed feelings about summer ending. As always, I will miss beach trips, pool time, and wearing my favorite summer clothes. But on the other hand, I am excited for all my favorite fall things, like college football and pumpkin spice lattes. Also, this summer has been one of my more difficult seasons, as I have struggled a lot with my clinical anxiety. So I am more ready than in the past for the new beginnings and new opportunities that come with fall. I have joined a new bible study that I’m super excited about, and also looking forward to joining a new small group through my church.
So bring on “pumpkin everything!” What will y’all miss most about summer, and what are you looking forward to the most about fall?
PS. I’ve added a new “Sale Alert” page to the blog, which I will update periodically with my favorite sale picks from some of my favorite brands. Check it out here if you want to enjoy some Labor Day shopping.