September Recap

A September 2018 recap, a little late but better late than never right? 

September 2018 Recap featured on Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

WHAT I BOUGHT 

Frye Western Inspired White Booties 
Blush BlankNYC Suede Moto Jacket 
Azalea Ribbed Collar Striped Tee 
Azalea Cecile Midi Dress 
Anthropologie Knotted Chiffon Headband

FOR THE HOME

Pumpkin candles, that is about it! But let’s be honest, when October is right around the corner pumpkin candles are the most important item you can buy for your home! 

WHERE I WENT 

Wisconsin – I shared this trip is last month’s round up but we were technically there in September too. So adding it here as well! Joshua and I trailed to Wisconsin with Joshua’s parents {sister, her fiancé, and about 20 family members from my mother-in-law’s family}. We spent five days at a lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin. This was only my second time in Wisconsin and first time visiting a lake there. It was beautiful and a perfect escape to relax and recharge! Also, Joshua’s cousins couldn’t be more fun! Absolutely love hanging out with them and the whole family. 

New Jersey – We visited the Cape May area of New Jersey for the wedding of one of Joshua’s high school buddies – he was also a groomsmen in our wedding. We flew into Philadelphia and spent the day exploring the city. To be honest, I wasn’t a big fan. Maybe we didn’t go to the right spots or walk around the right part of town but I found it to be very dingy and dirty (if you live there or love it, I’m sorry, I’ll have to try again). We had a great time in NJ though and enjoyed the little beach town. 

Charleston – The most epic trip of the month aka as I write this post it’s three days since I returned and I am still recovering. I was in Charleston for one of my best friend’s bachelorette parties. We absolutely lived it up all weekend – spending time at the beach, eating lots of delicious food, laughing until 4am, and celebrating my girl’s last big hoorah BIG before her big day! While I’ve been to Charleston a million times, I’ve never taken a sunset cruise around the battery, which we did this time and y’all, it was amazing! Now on my list of must do’s when someone asks for ideas when visiting the charming southern town. 

MOVIES WATCHED

Slow West – Just as the title, this movie is slooooooow moving in my opinion. Joshua was definitely way more into than I was. Not a lot happened honestly until the very end and then EVERYTHING happened. One good thing, the movie did not end as I had expected which was a nice little surprise. 

To All the Boys I’ve Loved – Favorite movie of the month! I watched this after hearing about it from so many friends and seeing it every where on social media. Yes, it is a cheesy teen love story and yes I absolutely ate it up! So stinking cute and the main actor, Noah Centineo is an absolute cutie. New celeb crush for sure. 

Adrift – Amazing! This movie is based off a true story which blew me away as I watch the characters of this movie go through what they did. The acting was amazing. As was the directing and producing. Highly recommend renting this one from Redbox. 

RECIPES TRIED 

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats – Joshua is absolutely obsessed with this recipe and LOVES having these overnight oats for breakfast! They’re honestly the best overnight oats I’ve ever made and super simple. 

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FAVORITE SONG

Prayed For You – Matt Stell

WHAT I WATCHED 

Thank goodness This Is Us and Grey’s Anatomy are back! I’m caught up on both and loving both thus far! I’ve also started watching The Foster’s from season one. I’ve heard great things about it forever and when I found out Noah Centineo was in it, I was sold. I’m about 9 episodes in and loving it thus far. The acting is a little rough the first few episodes but the cast makes strides pretty quickly. What are y’all watching this fall?

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28 Comments

  1. Annaliese
    October 5, 2018 / 6:26 am

    I’ve only been to Philly once a few years ago and I wasn’t a fan either. I also don’t like the airport at all! King of Prussia mall (like 30 mins away) is amazing though. 🙂

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

    • October 5, 2018 / 12:10 pm

      Okay so glad I am not alone in my feelings! Would have definitely loved to go to King of Prussia!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. October 5, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    Omg Love what you bought this past month! Can’t wait to see how you style them! And I’m so glad This Is Us is back! So so good!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    • October 5, 2018 / 12:13 pm

      Aw thanks Rach! I’m honestly so excited about everything! Right there with you, so happy it is back.

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. October 5, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    You got some good traveling done in September! Is fall going to be just as busy in terms of travel for you? I love your travel guides so hoping there’s more coming!

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

    • October 8, 2018 / 9:38 am

      We really did! We have three more trips on the books and honestly hoping that is it haha. Ready to be home for a bit! Thanks so much gal!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. October 5, 2018 / 4:29 pm

    I also loved To All The Boys I’ve Loved….too cute! I’m watching This is Us and Grey’s also along with The Good Place and started You on Lifetime! The Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats sound delish and I am going to have to try them out!

    xoxo,
    Kim

  5. October 5, 2018 / 11:53 pm

    Im with ya girl – SO excited that grey’s and this is us are back! I watched the first two new episodes of this is us back to back last night and cried like baby haha.

  6. October 6, 2018 / 1:28 am

    I love that Blank NYC Suede jacket and those white booties are so cute and chic!! Love these for Fall!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  7. miriam
    October 7, 2018 / 2:37 pm

    i love ‘to all the boys i loved before’ but i definitely recommend reading the book b/c the book is so much better =)

    • October 8, 2018 / 9:50 am

      Haven’t heard of that one, I’ll have to check it out! Love re-watching shows as well – just re-watched Gossip Girl and it made my life haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. Kelsey
    October 7, 2018 / 6:49 pm

    I think you coming down to Charleston should be a monthly thing! 🙂

  9. Stephanie
    October 8, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Sure sounds like a good month to me. Especially the traveling part! I’m pretty jealous of all the fun places you get to visit!

    • October 8, 2018 / 9:57 am

      Absolutely! Looking forward to another travel month this month before laying low for the remainder of the year!

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. Liz
    October 8, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    What a great recap! You went on some amazing travels last month!

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