March Recap

A March 2019 recap including items purchases, favorite finds, a fitness update, recipes you have to try, and more! 

Louella Reese March 2019 Recap | Pink Floral Midi Dress, Beck Bags Medium Classic Tote, Marc Fisher White Booties

c/o dainty jewels midi dress | c/o lisi lerch white ginger earrings | c/o beck bags medium classic tote (Carlyle) | c/o marc fisher bellen pointy toe bootie 

WHAT I BOUGHT 

English Factory Yellow Striped Dress – weirdly, I cannot find this dress anywhere. I purchased it at a local boutique and apparently it is not online yet. I will be on the lookout though and share when it is!
Veja Sneakers 
Everlane Boyfriend Jeans 
Everlane Pocket Tee
Anthropologie Tiered Maxi Skirt
Gal Meets Glam MaKenna Maxi Dressreturned, honestly not nearly as pretty in person as it is online or on Julia. It very much looks like your grandma’s curtains in person. Which trust me, it pains me to say as I absolutely adore Julia and her line. 

FOR THE HOME

Not a thing! 

WHERE I WENT 

Greensboro, NC – We made a mini weekend trip to Greensboro, NC for an Eric Church concert. Per usual, Eric was incredible! If you haven’t attended one of his concerts and are a fan of his, you need to go! While in Greensboro we dined at a couple local spots – Crafted for dinner,  Jake’s diner for late night eats (chocolate chip pancakes at 2am are pretty great!), and then Clean Juice  for breakfast. 

MOVIES WATCHED

A Star is Born – Okay I think I might be the only person (other than Joshua) when I say I really wasn’t all that impressed. Well actually, I was incredibly impressed with Bradley Cooper, I thought he was beyond amazing. But otherwise, I was not. The movie was slow moving but then SUPER fast moving when it came to Ally’s career. And I’m sorry, I know a lot of people may dislike me for saying this but I felt it was obvious that Lady Gaga was nervous the whole time. 

The Kissing Booth – Probably the cheesiest of cheesy teen rom-coms but y’all I absolutely loved it! I was cheesing the whole time and rooting for Noah and Lee from the start. If you love uber cheesy movies, this is definitely for you. Also, there is apparently a sequel coming out and teen Laura Leigh can’t wait haha

RECIPES TRIED 

Ground Beef & Cauliflower Bowlthis is great low carb recipe for those on FWTFL. It is perfect for Monday and Tuesday low carb days! High in fat and low in carbs. Also, high in flavor! Super yummy! I did switch up the cheese a bit – I only used 3/4 cup of cheddar cheese and then used 3/4 cup of feta cheese. Joshua loved this so definitely guy approved!

Homemade Granola – obsessed! Will be making this again. I switched a couple things up and will share my recipe soon. I want to perfect it! 

Mediterranean Butternut Squash –  oh my yum you HAVE to make this! It is so delicious and such a great way to spice up your go to side dish game! Even Joshua approved of this one.

Where We Ate

Sukoshi – Joshua and I were invited to try out the Omakase experience and y’all, it did not disappoint! The Omakase experience is 30 minutes and you are served a five-course, chef’s choice meal. It truly is an experience – so unique, fun, and delicious. 

Three Amigos – FAVORITE Mexican restaurant in Charlotte! It is authentic, cheap, and so good! Also, you cannot beat their margaritas and surprisingly the cheapest ones are the best! If you go, order guac and try the carne asada tacos. 

Suarez Bakery – FAVORITE bakery in Charlotte! We went here after church one Sunday and picked up all of the goodies to indulge in. Kitchen sink cookie for me, cherry danish for Joshua, and a icing covered sugar cookie for us! 

Legion Brewing Southpark – I dined here for the third or fourth time this week for a PR event and seriously every time I go Legion’s chef blows me away! It is incredibly apparent that so much thought has gone into every dish on their menu. No detail has been forgotten. My favorite from this past week’s dining experience was the Roasted Chicken Pizza with pistachio pesto and house made mozzarella. It was amazing y’all! I was also ALL about their cornbread which was served with fresh butter and spicy local honey. So unique and so delicious! 

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS ON LOUELLA REESE

Readers Favorite: FWTFL Low Carb Day Meal Plan Ideas

My Favorite: Stepping into Spring in Green

FAVORITE BLOG POSTS 

March Finds under $50 – Hillheady – this look is the absolute cutest, you have to check it out!
Stripes You’ll Love for Spring – Hello Adams Family – I literally want everything!
The Best Spring Bags under $100 – My Style Vita – straw and wicker heaven! Would be happy with every single one of these bags.
Our Screened in Porch in the Spring – Gal Meets Glam – so much home inspo! 

FAVORITE SONG

Morgan Wallen – Whiskey Glasses

WHAT I WATCHED 

We are watching Lethal Weapon and This is Us – currently one episode and dying to watch as I’ve heard this past weeks episode was a pretty great one! We also started watching Designated Survivor. I 100% thought I wouldn’t like it but am totally hooked. We watch an episode almost every evening! Aside from those, I wrapped The Carrie Diaries. Really didn’t love the ending. From one teen drama to the next, I started watching Riverdale and LOVE it! Oh my heart Jughead – I adore him. 

FAVORITE FINDS 

The cutest daisy print dress
Only the sweetest gingham dress you’ve ever seen 
My favorite maxi dress in yellow and white 
Another yellow skirt I’d like to add to my collection 

FITNESS UPDATE

I am still doing FASTer Way to Fat Loss and still dealing with my knee injury. So still no cardio or leg workouts for me. However, I am still down three denim sizes and am keeping the weight off without those additional workouts. So I would say FWTFL is definitely still doing it’s thing! Hoping to get back to my regular workouts in April! Fingers crossed, lots of prayers, and lots of stretching! If you’re interested in finding out. more about FWTFL you can read about my FWTFL experience, FWTFL vs. BBG, and low carb day tips/recommendations  – all on my health & fitness page

Take a look back a previous monthly recaps here

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30 Comments

  1. Anna English wrote:

    I can’t believe you’re just watching the Kissing Booth! Its such a cute little movie.

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  2. Can you believe I still have not watched A Star Is Born. I don’t know what I am waiting for.

    Love your dress. Pray spring comes heres soon too.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
    • Girl we just did a couple weeks ago so totally understand haha.

      Thank you! Hope it arrives for you soon as well!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  3. Megan wrote:

    I thought that both Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga had great acting in A Star is Born, but there just wasn’t much plot to the movie. I didn’t like that Ally became a sellout within 10 minutes of film time. Also, the ending was so anticlimactic for such a sad thing to happen.

    I watch Riverdale pretty much just for Jughead. The third season is over the top ridiculous, but Cole Sprouse is so great.

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
    • Yes I am so glad you agree! I absolutely hated that she was immediately someone totally different. Just didn’t really seem natural to who she was – she seemed tougher than that to me. Also, agree with you about the ending.

      I’ve heard that about season three but glad you’re still into it – even if just for Jughead – I’m into that haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.1.19 Reply
  4. Emily | Life with Emily wrote:

    Ok I LOVED Designated Survivor and was sad to hear it got cancelled but it reminded me a lot of Scandal — the constant over the top-ness and everything is SUDDEN DEATH EMERGENCY hahaha! But again, I did love it! We are really missing A Million Little Things – I like it wayyyy better than This is Us! Far more relatable and less dramatic!

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
    • Oh no! I didn’t know it was cancelled. We are still wrapping season one – definitely don’t want it to end. Also, I need to know they get it figured out haha. We will have to check out A Million Little Things. Thanks for the recommendation!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.1.19 Reply
  5. Kim wrote:

    That cauliflower and ground beef bowl looks delish! I will have to try it out soon. Sounds like another fabulous month! Hard to believe April is on Monday!

    xoxo,
    Kim

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
    • It was so yummy! Will probably be making again this week. It definitely was! Excited for a little calmer April!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.1.19 Reply
  6. Liz wrote:

    I still want the entire outfit – so cute! And I really need to check out that fitness program! It’s sounds incredible!! Sounds like you had a pretty good month 🙂

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  7. Mollie wrote:

    Yesss the Kissing Booth is absolutely adorable – I had no idea a sequel was coming!! SO EXCITED!

    xx Mollie
    http://www.molliemooreblog.com

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  8. Morgan wrote:

    Your March was jam packed with so much good stuff!! Let’s go to a concert together soon! I need some country music nights in my life!

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

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
    • It really was! Hoping April is a little more laid back. And yes LET’S! I have been wanting to go to Coyote Joes!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.1.19 Reply
  9. Lydia wrote:

    The anthro maxi skirt you got is stunning! I can’t wait to see you style it!
    Chic on the Cheap

    Posted 3.29.19 Reply
  10. Megan wrote:

    It seems like you had a really good March. I LOVED A Star Is Born it was sooo good.

    Posted 3.30.19 Reply
  11. Lisa Autumn wrote:

    Such a beaut dress!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    Posted 3.30.19 Reply
  12. Stephanie wrote:

    OMG The Kissing Booth is so cute, right? I loved it too. Not quite as much as I loved To All The Boys I Loved Before, but it was definitely adorable. I can’t wait for the sequel. I gotta try that Mediterranean squash too. It sounds delish!

    Posted 3.31.19 Reply
    • Definitely agree, To All the Boys I Loved Before was definitely my favorite of the two. Can’t wait for that sequel as well! Yes, you should – it was so yummy!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 4.1.19 Reply
  13. Jamaria Johnson wrote:

    Great post! I enjoyed The Kissing Booth too, haha! I’ve actually watched it twice. I thought it was a super cute movie. xo

    Posted 4.1.19 Reply
  14. Eric Church is such a great musician! So glad you saw him in concert.
    Hope you have a fab start to April, girl!

    XO Amanda || Affordable by Amanda

    Posted 4.1.19 Reply
  15. Anabelle wrote:

    Your dress is so beautiful – I love it!

    Posted 4.3.19 Reply