November Recap

Truly can’t believe I’m sharing my november 2018 recap. Or that December kicks off tomorrow!  

Louella Reese November 2018 Recap


Anthropologie Corduroys 
Pommed Heart Sweater 
Madewell Suede Transport Tote
Madewell Fair Isle Sweater
Jade Roller 
American Eagle Fair Isle Sweater
American Eagle Corduroy Hat


Annie Sloan chalk paint and wax to FINALLY finish the dresser from our wedding. We will be using it as storage in our kitchen and as a mini bar top. I’ll be sure to share soon! 


Bentonville, Arkansas – One of my favorite, most unexpected trips thus far! I’m not going to spill too many details right now as I will be sharing a full travel diary Wednesday. So stay tuned! 

Lake Norman – We spent four days at the lake over Thanksgiving break. Which was absolutely beautiful as fall was in full affect – check out this snap to see what I mean. Where did you spend Thanksgiving?


Lean on Pete – A little rougher than the description on Rotten Tomatoes or the one you’ll find at RedBox but overall, it’s a pretty good movie. Joshua and I both enjoyed and would recommend it. A great option when you aren’t interested in watching a rom-com, scary movie, or comedy. 


Cinnamon Rice Pudding – this was my first time making rice pudding and it is surprisingly delicious! I’ll be sharing more on this soon! 


My Favorite: The Dwell Hotel & Chattanooga Travel Guide
Readers Favorite: Four Casual Thanksgiving Day Outfit Ideas


Ads vs. Organic Content…and the Fine Line that Separates Them – The Champagne Edit
Three Pieces I Wear Each Fall – Chronicles of Frivolity 
Adding a Touch of Cozy at Home – Gal Meets Glam
Holiday Hair Inspiration: Simple and Elegant Chignon – The Blondie Locks


Try Again – Kip Moore 


All of the same shows from last month, again– This Is Us, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Foster’s (currently on season three). Noah Centineo has finally made his appearance AND now I don’t know how I feel about him. Go figure haha. What are y’all watching?

Take a look back a previous monthly recaps here


  1. November 30, 2018 / 10:33 am

    Love all the things you bought! I can’t wait to see how you styled them! And good to know about Lean on Pete. I’ll suggest that movie to my husband for when we have our next movie night!

    • November 30, 2018 / 11:04 am

      Thank you Rach! Definitely let me know what you think of it, if y’all end up watching it!

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. Anna English
    November 30, 2018 / 11:10 am

    I’ve been living in Madewell this fall! Their new arrivals are SO good!

  3. November 30, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Well, cinnamon rice pudding sounds AMAZING! Perfect for the holidays!!

    xo, Hillary |

  4. November 30, 2018 / 4:10 pm

    Annie Sloan chalk paint is the best! It can make any piece of furniture look SO much better!


    • December 1, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      Completely agree! I am so glad I finally bought it – learned my lesson, will never buy any other brand of chalk paint!

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. November 30, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Love the tv show picks (I was so into the Foster’s – jealous you have episodes ahead of you!) and I want to try that rice pudding recipe.
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • December 1, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      So hooked – can’t wait to see what the last two seasons hold! You should definitely give the rice pudding a try – it’s a fun change!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. November 30, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    Oh that cinnamon rice pudding sounds so good! I’ll have to try it out. Can’t believe November is over too!


    • December 1, 2018 / 9:12 pm

      It really is! It is blowing my mind that today is the first day of December – CRAZY!

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. Mollie
    December 2, 2018 / 8:50 am

    I’ve been wanting to watch The Fosters, but I don’t want to not love Noah Centineo lol!! Also, trying that cinnamon rice pudding ASAP.

    xx Mollie

    • December 3, 2018 / 11:03 am

      Well I’m a few episodes in with him joining and I’m liking him a little better now haha. Definitely let me know what you think of the cinnamon rice pudding!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. December 2, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    Lake Norman looks like the best place to getaway for the weekend!
    Happy December!

    • December 3, 2018 / 11:04 am

      Oh it definitely was! Glad December will be a little calmer haha. Oh he is the best, isn’t he? You will love it!

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. Kelsey
    December 2, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    I cannot believe it’s already December!! We’re rewatching LOST!!

  10. December 3, 2018 / 2:46 am

    This is such a great recap.. it was like a shopping month for us!!

    • December 3, 2018 / 11:05 am

      Ah so fun!! I haven’t watched Friends in a long time, might have to get on that too. Thanks love!

      xo Laura Leigh

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