June Recap

Sharing a June 2018 recap of all things – items bought, places visited, movies watched, and more!

Louella Reese June 2018 Recap

p.s. find this photo on my instagram to enter to win a $250 gift card to Draper James!

WHAT I BOUGHT 

The Perfect Neutral/Pink Lipstick 
Blue and White Striped Midi Dress 
Denim Jumper Dress {midi version}
Floral Gal Meets Glam Collection Maxi Dress – I ended up returning this dress. It just seemed to overwhelm me and be too much fabric for someone as short as myself {for reference I am 5’4”}. 
Pink Floral Gal Meets Glam Collection Fit & Flare Dress 
Leather Luggage Tagfor my dad 

FOR THE HOME

Again, lots of flowers. I mean, LOTS this month! Trader Joe’s was absolutely killing the game this month and I could not get enough of what they were supplying! Joshua also scooped up a desk since he now partially works from home. However, it was one we found on Facebook Marketplace so not linkable. 

WHERE I WENT 

Asheville, NC – Joshua and I took a day trip here one Saturday this month. We had a wedding shower/engagement party to attend for one of Joshua’s college buddies and decided to make a full day of it. We spent hours walking around downtown hopping in and out of shops and visiting local breweries. It was a great way to spend a Saturday! We of course popped into Wicked Weed, one of my favorite Asheville Breweries. 

Athens, GA – This trip was for the blog and I am SO excited to share more about it soon. We stayed at The Graduate Athens, listened to live local country music, and ate our way through the town. 

Lake Norman, NC – this is currently where I am. We are spending the weekend at the in laws lake house and I am SO excited to soak up some rays. With having shingles the last two weeks I have barely been outside and I am in serious need of some vitamin D. Although this girl will most likely be wearing a one piece the rest of summer. Due to needing to protect my shingles scars from the sun. 

MOVIES WATCHED

Set It UpOBSESSED. This was one of those movies that had me smiling the whole time. I literally clapped at the end I was just so happy. It’s been awhile since I watched a good rom-com and y’all this one did not disappoint. Plus the two main characters have unbelievable chemistry you cannot help but smile when they share the screen. Seriously, highly recommend!

RECIPES TRIED 

Blueberry Banana Bread
Peach Banana Bread – just made yesterday and may be sharing the recipe for that soon, if y’all are interested!

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS ON LOUELLA REESE

My Favorite: Why I Took a Social Media Detox and My Thoughts After
Readers Favorite: 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale FAQ + Top Picks

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS 

Why I Had to Get Out of My Toxic Job – Hillheady 
Charleston, SC Travel Diary – Hunter Premo 
Things You May Not Know About Me as a Blogger – The Champagne Edit 
The Store You Can Always Count on for a Good Deal – My Style Vita

FAVORITE SONG

I Can’t Tell You No – Musadine Bloodline

WHAT I WATCHED 

So Joshua and I decided to call with quits with Bloodline. We are back to watching Nashville and thus far I’m loving the season. I do however want to punch Gunner and tell him to get over it and grow up! What about you? Are you liking the story lines?

I’ve finished all of The Crown and OMG I do not want to wait until 2019 for new episodes. Beyond obsessed with the show and the actress that plays Queen Elizabeth. She is amazing! However, since I wrapped that up, I have picked up The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce. Now completely hooked on that. With shingles keeping me on the couch for a couple of days I really soared through season one. So happy there are SO many seasons of this series! Love when that happens!

Current Sales

River Island – get up to 70% off 
Levi’s – get an extra 30% off sale items with the code SALE30
Loft – get 40% off dresses, skirts, and shorts  
ASOS et $50 off $200 with the code SPARK50, $70 off $250 with the code SPARK70, and $100 off $350 with the code SPARK100

P.S. have you read my post on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet? You’ll find all the FAQs plus my top picks from the catalog. 

Take a look back a previous monthly recaps here

26 Comments

  1. June 29, 2018 / 11:40 am

    Perfect round up! I wanted that maxi dress, but I’m glad I didn’t purchase! Also NEED to watch Set It Up, been hearing so many people loved it. I also know you can ROCK a one piece (for an unfortunate reason, but whatever).

    Thanks for sharing my post, lady! Happy Friday!

    The Champagne Edit

    • July 2, 2018 / 8:00 am

      Thank you Dana! Yeah, it really wasn’t my favorite of hers that I’ve tried. Oh it is SO good, legit was smiling and all giddy at the end haha. Thank you gal! Wore one all weekend and loved the comfort of them. Of course, keep killing it lady! Hope you had a great weekend!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. June 29, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    I started watching The Crown and then for some reason stopped for a while but you’re making me want to pick it back up!

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  3. June 29, 2018 / 2:10 pm

    Good to know about the Gal Meets Glam maxi dress! I was thinking about it and I’m also 5’4″. So thank you so much for sharing it! And you got me wanting to go see Set It Up!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • July 2, 2018 / 8:02 am

      Of course gal! Just trying to save others some time and the hassle of returning. Yes, you need to watch it. So good!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. June 29, 2018 / 2:47 pm

    Sounds like such a great month! I love your outfit by the way!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  5. Anna English
    June 29, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    That skirt is the cutest! Love the embroidery detail.

  6. June 29, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    After going to Asheville in November, I’m so jealous that you are close enough to drive down for a day trip! I binge watched Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce and it is too cute. Hope you are feeling better from your shingles!

    xoxo,
    Kim

    • July 2, 2018 / 8:03 am

      It is such a great little town, hope you get to visit again soon! Isn’t it such a fun show, seriously hooked! Thank you gal!

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. June 29, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    GAHH! Love that first pic of you doll! We started watching the crown and then stopped! Now I want to pick it back up!!!

    • July 2, 2018 / 8:04 am

      Aw thank you Ruthie! Yes you should! It picks up a bit and becomes rather juicy!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. Liz
    June 30, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    I love these round up posts! Sounds like you had a great month!

    • July 2, 2018 / 8:05 am

      Thank you! They’re my favorite to write so happy to hear they are well liked 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. Mollie
    July 1, 2018 / 10:38 am

    YESSS Set it Up was SO GOOD. I watched a preview a few days before it came out and I was literally counting down the hours until I could watch it because I knew it was going to be right up alley. So sorry to hear about the shingles!! Wishing you a speedy recovery!!

    xx Mollie

    • July 2, 2018 / 8:09 am

      Yesss! So glad you enjoyed as much as I did. Honestly, I will be watching again soon haha. Thank you gal, appreciate it!

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. Kelsey
    July 1, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    Ah okay so The Crown was good?! I tried to watch the first episode last year and I couldn’t get into it! I think I’ll have to give in another chance!

  11. Emily
    July 2, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Sounds like you had the BEST June! Love all the places you traveled!

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