October Recap

Sharing an October Recap! Including a final review of Parenthood, the television series {I finally finished}. 

October Recap | The Paris Market Savannah Georgia | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

The Paris Market // Savannah, GA

Clothing Purchased:

Floral Maxi Dress 
Blonde Sweatshirt 
Navy Pajama Set 
Olive Sneakers {under $30
Olive Sweater {under $25}
Dusty Rose Sweater {under $25}
Olive Pants {under $20

Home Items Purchased:

We purchased a painting while in Savannah but that was all. Fun fact: Joshua and I collect artwork from our travels. A special way to always remember our trips together. 

Where I Went:

This month was a pretty busy one with travels. Joshua and I made our way to Savannah to celebrate our one year anniversary. We had the absolute best time exploring {we walked 4-6 miles every day} and eating our way through the charming southern town. Some of our favorites include The Collins Quarter, The Olde Pink House, Tequila Town {$2 margaritas during happy hour}, and Leopold’s for ice cream. 

The next weekend I headed to St. Simons Island with Morgan for a media trip with The King and Prince. We stayed there for three nights and had the opportunity to really explore the island. More to come on that trip later this week! 

Movies Watched: 

Megan Leavey  – I think I’ve mentioned this before but I love military movies. Not sure why but I am always drawn to them. Therefore, this one was my pick. I thought the movie was wonderful and that Kate Mara did an amazing job {she is so beautiful}. However, it did move a little slow. There were times I was ready for it to speed up and move to what was next. Overall though, I would recommend the movie. 
Baby Driver – This was Joshua’s pick. I had been interested in watching it too though, mainly for Ansel Elgort haha. Ansel was seriously incredible! He rocked this role, truly believe it was made for him. The movie had a lot of unexpected turns and was pretty different. Highly recommend this one for a fun, exciting, and different movie. 

Recipes Tried:

Chocolate Chip Scones with Pumpkin Granola – this was my first try at scones and I have to say, I am a big fan now. This recipe is incredibly easy and very fall! 
Clean Eating Chili – as soon as cooler temps arrive, Joshua and I are all about chili. This is a great cleaner option. Very delicious too! 

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month on Louella Reese:

Readers Favorite –  Glitter Guide x Louella Reese Home Reveal 
My Favorite – Louella Reese Fall Capsule Wardrobe: How to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month:

A Week in the Life of a Fashion Merchandiser: Part 5 – Pink Champagne Problems
Cozy Neutrals for Fall – Sequins & Stripes
Best Jackets for Fall – Glitter & Gingham
5 Reasons You Should Take the Time to Decorate Your Rental – Glitter Guide

Favorite Song of the Month:

You Broke Up With Me – Walker Hayes


With this month being so busy, I have not picked up a book once. Joshua and I did have a date at Barnes and Noble this weekend though and I scooped up a new one. So hopefully I’ll start and finish that one in November. I’ll keep you posted! 

TV Shows Watched/Watching:

I just finished watching Parenthood via Netflix. I surprisingly happy with how everything ended and the way they shared a peek into each main characters life in the future. Definitely one of my favorite series to date! For current shows, I’m all about Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. I have to say, don’t hate me for this, I am not loving Scandal AT ALL this season. I’ll obviously watch as I want to know how it ends but I haven’t really liked a single episode. Anyone with me on that? 

Take a look back at my recaps from SeptemberAugustJulyJune, May, and April


  1. sarah lindner
    October 30, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Baby driver was such a good movie! love the october recap! can’t wait for xmas soon!

    sarah lindner

  2. October 30, 2017 / 8:55 am

    We always try to collect art work from our travels, too! It is such a great way to remember where you’ve been!

  3. October 30, 2017 / 9:07 am

    Your savannah trip sounds so fun! I’m dying to go! And I enjoyed Megan Leavey too, i have a german shepherd so i knew i would love it!

    xo Bryn

    • October 30, 2017 / 9:32 am

      It was really wonderful! So blessed we were able to go. You definitely need to make a trip there happen. It’s a special little place!
      Aw that is so sweet! I bet it was extra special for you.

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. October 30, 2017 / 9:47 am

    A full recap! Busy october! I am collecting recipes! Thanks for the chocolate chips.

    • October 30, 2017 / 10:24 am

      For sure! But a great one!! Of course gal, I hope you enjoy trying the recipes out.

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. October 30, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Parenthood is my absolute favorite! I totally agree about scandal too. Shonda is letting me down this season!

    • October 30, 2017 / 11:35 am

      I am heartbroken that I am finished with the series. But I really am so happy they gave you a peek into the future. So happy for Joel and Julia!!! Oh gosh, YAY! Happy I am not alone in feeling that way.

      xo Laura Leigh

    • October 30, 2017 / 12:29 pm

      Thanks so much gal! I’ve already worn both a ton. The dress is a must have for fall weddings!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. Danielle
    October 30, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    what a fun idea for a post! loved parenthood too!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • October 30, 2017 / 12:49 pm

      Aw thank you gal! Don’t you wish it would come back? Or a show very similar?

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. October 30, 2017 / 5:36 pm

    i used to love the show parenthood! I need to finish it as well. The clean eating chili recipe is something i need to try!

    • October 30, 2017 / 8:06 pm

      Yes you definitely should!! The end is worth it. If you try out the recipe, let me know what you think.

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. October 30, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    What a fun post – love reading about your month. My husband and I love to collect small paintings when we travel too – can’t believe it’s almost november!

  9. October 31, 2017 / 4:50 am

    I love these round-up girls! Love that you collect artwork from your travels, that is so awesome!!!

    cute & little

    • October 31, 2017 / 6:42 am

      Thanks Kileen! So happy to hear that as I really love putting them together. Collecting art has become so much fun. Just another reason to look forward to traveling.

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. Ruth Ridley
    October 31, 2017 / 8:00 am

    Love your recaps!! SO fun! You have been busy!! That glitter guide feature is just AMAZING!!!

    • October 31, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      YAY! I am thrilled that you love them. These are some of my favorite posts to put together. Thank you so much Ruthie!

      xo Laura Leigh

  11. October 31, 2017 / 10:39 am

    ok so i am TOTALLY loving this style of monthly recap!!!

  12. Ashley
    October 31, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I feel the same way about Scandal this season! I hope it picks up!!

    • November 1, 2017 / 11:08 am

      Thank you!!! I am so happy to hear you agree. I really hope it picks up as well. More excitement and drama is needed.

      xo Laura Leigh

    • November 1, 2017 / 11:11 am

      Ah love that someone else was watching it. It was such a great series! I really need to get into This Is Us. Agree, Fall TV is the best.

      xo Laura Leigh

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