May 2020 Recap

Sharing my May 2020 recap – including a few new purchases, a new favorite restaurant, a can’t miss movie, and more!

Recent Looks May 2020 | Summer Style | Casual His and Her Summer Style | Louella Reese


May 2020 RECAP


white leather platform sneakers
high-rise denim shorts
striped high-waisted bikini tie front on piece – returned, didn’t fit me right
white eyelet midi skirt
nude ribbed midi dress
floral a-line dress
neutral button front maxi dress
white eyelet maxi dress


down to earth book


Winston Salem – Joshua and I took a little day trip to Winston-Salem last week. We needed to get out a bit and wanted to have a little day date. We explored Reynolda Village, Reynolda Gardens, Reynolda House (the grounds), downtown, had takeout from the Village Tavern, and grabbed kombucha from Village Juice Co. – it was the perfect mini getaway. Check out my full travel guide for Winston-Salem for more ideas. 


Bombshell – we watched this after watching The Morning Show and wow – just wow! I feel they are both must watches – really opens your eyes. Bombshell gives you a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.


Homemade Granola – will share a recipe soon 
Feta Turkey Meatballs 
Strawberry Pie, Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies, and Bulgur Salad – all from Magnolia Table Vol. II 


The String Bean – I have mentioned this place every month of quarantine and that’s because we are truly obsessed. We have gone for takeout at least once every month. I’ve also mentioned this before but…. you haven’t had good fries until you’ve tried duck fat fries from String Bean!

Simonetti’s Italian – NEW LOCAL FAVORITE! This will forever be out pizza place now. Their servings are huge and the quality is amazing. Joshua and I picked up takeout and had a little backyard date a few weekends ago. Our conversation basically only consisted of us saying how big everything was and how amazing it tasted. 


Readers Favorite: Budget Friendly Front Porch Decor with Tuesday Morning

My Favorite: Honest Equilibria CBD Experience


Ten Ways to Make Someone Feel Loved from Far Away – Hello Adams Family
Top 6 Best Self Tanners on Amazon – Navy Grace
2020 Denim Shorts Guide – It’s Casual Blog
5 Easy Paint Projects to do During Quarantine – My Style Vita


Southpaw – Kip Moore – yep, again this month. I love him. 


Still watching Riverdale and Dynasty. Riverdale has become A LOT more interesting lately and I am so thankful. Pretty sad Cole and Lilli broke up in real life but hopefully that isn’t the end game for Jug and Betty. Dynasty is continuing to kill it! Completely hooked! We started watching Entourage together. There are A LOT of seasons! We’re currently on season four. Both loving it. Eric is my favorite and we both cannot stop laughing at/with Drama and Turtle. 


the cutest striped tee for summer
a straw fanny pack that screams summer
sunscreen that protects you against sun, pollution, and blue light – use code LOUELLA15 for 15% off your order
the prettiest straw backpack


Same, same on the FWTFL front – very strict on the low carb days and now a little more strict on other days as well. Have continued to change up my workouts basically every day. I’ve repeated a couple of my favorites I’ve tried since the quarantine started. Otherwise finding new ones is keeping things exciting and definitely keeping my body in shape. Continuing one to two walks a day. 

Thanks for reading my May 2020 Recap. Take a look back a previous monthly recaps here


  1. I love a good roundup post. Definitely thinking about doing a weekend trip in June. It’s much needed.

    Posted 5.29.20
    • Glad to hear that! Definitely so nice to get out and have a little different scenery!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.30.20
  2. Lizzie wrote:

    Loved seeing your May recap! We just started watching Riverdale again and my hubby just finished watching Entourage. He loves that show haha!


    Posted 5.29.20
  3. Lee wrote:

    I love your recaps! Your workout stories on IG keep me so motivated. Also I’m watching Dynasty too and it’s SO cheesy but SO good. I’m obsessed with the fashion.

    Posted 5.29.20
    • Aw thank you lady! Love hearing that 🙂 haha so glad you agree about Dynasty – definitely a guilty pleasure.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.30.20
  4. I love this roundup!!!

    Posted 5.29.20
  5. Morgan wrote:

    Seems like this month was getting back to normal! What a relief right?!

    the HER chronicles []

    Posted 5.29.20
  6. I love round-up blogs!! I love that straw fanny pack!

    Posted 5.31.20
  7. Stephanie wrote:

    Sounds like May became a much more interesting and fun month for you, with opportunities to actually travel and visit more restaurants. I bet it’s nice to have things opening back up again. VA is just now beginning phase one of reopening. Hoping and praying everyone stays safe! Here’s to June!

    Posted 5.31.20
    • Yes for sure! Definitely have enjoyed the opportunity to sit on restaurant patios. With you on hoping and praying that every stays safe and healthy!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.8.20
  8. This sounds like a great month! I’m going to try out these TV shows, I’ve been wanting to watch Dynasty for a while now. I was actually named after the family in that show “The Carrington’s” but it was the 1980s version of the show! So I feel like I need to watch it lollll. Xx.

    Posted 5.31.20
    • Absolutely! Oh my gosh you absolutely have to. It is such an amazing show – I love that you were named after them. I actually just connected with someone else that was named after Fallon from the show. So fun!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 6.8.20
  9. Sounds like things are getting back to a little sense of pre-covid normalcy! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 6.1.20
  10. Jamaria Johnson wrote:

    This is an awesome post! My husband and I were debating taking a quick trip somewhere soon. We definitely could use the distraction! Xo

    Posted 6.1.20
  11. Loving this concept of a monthly favorites across so many different topics. It’s been QUITE a month!

    Posted 6.1.20
  12. Amanda wrote:

    I haven’t watched the Morning Show because we sadly don’t have Apple TV, but I’m dying to watch because I used to be a reporter.

    Posted 6.1.20
  13. vera wrote:

    Super cute photo!

    Posted 6.7.20

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