November Recap

A couple days late but a November recap! From travels to Pinterest recipes tried to purchases + more. 

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coat {only a few left} | denim | c/o handbag | c/o earrings | similar loafers 

Clothing Purchased:
Floral Ruffle Hem Dress {styled here and here}
Olive Wrap Coat {styled here and here}
Chenille Sweater 
Navy Silk Blouse 
Feather Fringe Pencil Skirt 
Pink Sunglasses {on sale, under $40}
Cashmere Colorblock Scarf 
Leopard Coat {under $50}

Home Items Purchased:
Blue and White Umbrella Holder 
Magazine Basket 
Rosé Book
White Shirt Book 

Where I Went:
Asheville, NC was my big trip for the month. Lacey of The Glitter Gospel and I took a long weekend there, the first week of November. We lucked out and hit peak leaf season. It was truly breathtaking! If you haven’t experienced Asheville during the leaf season, you need to make it happen! Read more about my trip here. 
We were also suppose to have a fun staycation with a place here in charlotte but unfortunately I was too sick. We rescheduled for late December and now I am just itching to go and share with y’all! Stay tuned! 

Movies Watched: 
Beauty and the Beast – Beauty and the Beast was my favorite movie as a child. Like many of y’all, I cannot tell you how many times I watched it between the ages of five and ten. I was nervous to watch the remake, I won’t lie. I didn’t want it to ruin my childhood memory of the movie. Finally I caved though. Phewwww! The childhood memory was not ruined and now I just want to watch the remake over and over again! Emma Watson was absolutely amazing and they did such an incredible job on the beast. I just loved it! 
Our Souls at Night – so I really liked this movie. Joshua, not so much. It was a very old soul kind of romantic movie. Slow moving but oh so sweet. I would recommend watching with your girl friends or if your guy has a real sappy side, he may enjoy as well. 

Recipes Tried:
Easy Turkey Broccoli Pasta Dinner – incredibly easy and such a fun twist on traditional pasta. Joshua and I were both big fans. 
Sweet Potato, Beef, & Egg Skillet – upgraded breakfast for dinner. Really tasty! The recipe is super easy and looks incredibly impressive once completed. I did nix the bacon, I’m not a fan. Then added avocado and salsa on top. 
Cranberry Winter Cookies – sweet, light, and packed with flavor! 

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month on Louella Reese:
Reader Favorite: 72 Hours with The King and Prince
My Favorite: Olive Wrap Coat in Asheville, NC 

Favorite Blog Posts of the Month:
Work to Holiday Party – Covering the Bases
Is Blogging Dead? & The Future of Blogging – Pink Champagne Problems
Faux Fur Jacket I Can’t Get Enough Of – Gal Meets Glam
Making Caramel Apples – Sequins & Stripes

Favorite Song of the Month:
Perfect – Ed Sheeran 

If you’ve been reading these monthly recaps for awhile now you may remember me mentioning a morning devotional/prayer book. Well I finished that one about two months ago and picked up another one by the same author the first week of November. I’m a huge fan and love starting my mornings with this book. Find them both below! 
5 Minutes with Jesus: A Fresh Infusion of Joy
5 Minutes with Jesus: Peace for Today

TV Shows Watched/Watching:
I just wrapped up season one of This Is Us and am starting season two now. I am hooked! I love it! Still trying to decide who my favorite character is. Seriously just love them all! 
For current shows, I’m still all about Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. Still not really into Scandal this season but trying to hang on till the finale. 
Joshua and I are also finishing up the Netflix series Longmire. It’s SO good and suspenseful. We have just one episode left! Eek!

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  1. Courtney wrote:

    Sounds good. I’ll have to check out the blog posts.

    Posted 12.4.17 Reply
  2. Dana wrote:

    Love love love this recap! Also, I’m dying over your hair in that bun — it looks flawless on you!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 12.4.17 Reply
    • Thanks gal! You’re so sweet!! I am never quite sure if I love the look but definitely love the hair out of my face haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 12.4.17 Reply
  3. Morgan wrote:

    Your purchases this month ALL have me swooning!!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Posted 12.4.17 Reply
  4. Anastasia wrote:

    Love earrings and look!!


    Posted 12.4.17 Reply
  5. Rachel wrote:

    Such a lovely recap! THanks for sharing!


    Posted 12.5.17 Reply