July Recap

Sharing a July 2018 recap of all things – what I bought, favorite blog posts, and more!

July 2018 Recap featured on Louella Reese | Blue Striped One Piece, Straw Tote for Summer Days

one piece swimsuit {under $40} | straw tote {available in black only, similar in natural} | beach towel | c/o pink water bottle | c/o sunglasses | similar headband 


Très Chic Graphic Tee 
FRAME Straight Leg Jeans
Free People Powder Blue Cropped Sweater
Barbour Quilted Jacket 
Free People Crochet Cardigan Sweater
Leith Sweater Tank


My mom bought me the prettiest blue and white floral pitcher from HomeGoods. Truly obsessed with it! 


Raleigh, NC – we went for a very short weekend trip {Saturday-Sunday} to visit family. We lucked out with beautiful weather and spent a lot of the time outdoors which was SO nice! We also dined at a new spot in the Cary area, First Watch. We LOVED it! Definitely recommend. 

Lake Norman, NC – we spent this past weekend here soaking up lots of sunshine and relaxing on the water. Days on the water make me want summer to last forever! We also finished my book for July YAY! I’m on goal for finishing one book a month! Last month I read What Alice Forgot and this month I read Love Warrior


My Forever Girl: the movie received terrible reviews by rotten tomatoes however 85% of viewers liked it and I have to agree with the viewers. I loved it! It is a total chick flick and one of those where you know what is going to happen from the beginning however it’s a total feel good movie. 


Sweet Potato, Zucchinini, and Chicken Breastit calls for parmesan cheese, however I used vegan mozzarella and it was delicious!


My Favorite: Traveling with Your Significant Other
Readers Favorite: 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fitting Room Session 


Influencer Tips | The Importance of Branding – Hunter Premo
Three Summer Looks with Rebecca Taylor – Gal Meets Glam
Our Engagement Story – Covering the Bases
The Moment I Realized I Was Worth It As A Blogger – The Champagne Edit


Pick You Up – LANCO


We are one episode from finishing Nashville, I’m pretty sure we’ll be watching it tonight. This was probably my favorite season, so I’m pretty sad the season and series are ending! What did you think of this season?

We just started watching Yellowstone and are completely hooked. Joshua is itching to watch it basically every day! 

I’m still watching The Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce. I’m actually all caught up now and watching as the new episodes come out. Absolutely love the series!

Take a look back a previous monthly recaps here

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  1. Danielle wrote:

    Ah, that blue Free People sweater has been on my list!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  2. I just bookmarked that recipe – yum! Love the swimsuit too.

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  3. Rach wrote:

    Oo I want to try to make the Sweet Potato, zucchini, and chicken breast recipe. It sounds delicious! I want to watch The Forever Girl – sounds like a perfect movie for my self-care day!


    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • You definitely should! It’s very good! Oh you have to watch the movie, it really is the sweetest.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  4. Brittany wrote:

    Looks like you had an amazing July!! 🙂


    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  5. I’ve been so envious of your lake trips!! Looks like so much fun! (Also need to watch this movie, I love a good cheesy chick flick!)

    xo, Hillary

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  6. I love these re-cap posts girl. Will have to checkout these links.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  7. Kileen wrote:

    I am loving that bathing suit!! The back details are so cute!

    cute & little

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
  8. I’m about half-way through Nashville and kind of “stuck.” I think I need to pick it back up again because it is a great show!

    Posted 7.30.18 Reply
    • I totally get that! I think part of the series was a little slow. Totally worth finishing though!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  9. LOVE this mama! That suit is my FAVORITE on you!! XO

    Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  10. Stephanie wrote:

    This was one of my favorite recaps! I loved those blog posts you mentioned, and now I have some new shows to start watching! 😉 Also, your new clothing buys are ahhhhdorable! I can’t wait to see them all on you!

    Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  11. Noelle wrote:

    Omg! The zucchini, sweet potato, and cheese recipe sounds like a must try!


    Posted 7.31.18 Reply
  12. Kelsey wrote:

    I LOVED My Forever Girl!! Highly recommend to everyone haha!! I also think I need to get back into Nashville! I watched the first season- don’t know why I stopped!

    Posted 8.6.18 Reply
    • So good, right?! Making my life with this comment that you loved it as well. Good to know someone is as obsessed with it as I am. Yes, you absolutely should. It definitely drags for a season but picks back up and is so good.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.6.18 Reply
  13. Eva wrote:

    I feel like I’ve been glued to Home Goods for this month! Definitely looking into that movie, I need something to new to watch!

    Posted 8.6.18 Reply