June 2020 Recap

Sharing my June 2020 recap – including a few new purchases, first trip in a long time, a couple can’t miss movies plus lots more!

June 2020 Recap | Lifestyle | Louella Reese

OUTFIT DETAILS: similar tank belted linen shorts (similar style with more sizes available) | frayed straw boater hatlarge woven straw tote | neutral espadrille loafers

June 2020 RECAP


Side Slit Linen Midi Skirt
Smocked Waist Tiered Midi Skirt
Belted Linen Pleat Shorts
Large Woven Straw Tote
Ultra High-Rise Denim Shorts (also available here
Fray Boater Hat
Blue Tie Dye Swimsuit


Acacia Serving Tray
Medium Rope Baskets (3)
Woven Rop Console Table
Linen Light Filtering Curtains – returned. Really wanted to love these but felt they looked thin and cheap. 
Moss Green Washed Linen Pillow Covers – returned. Liked the lighter version below better. 
Light Khaki Green Washed Linen Pillow Covers


Beaufort, SC – Joshua and I visited the charming riverside town for a media trip. We stayed at the incredible 607 Bay Inn that hasn’t yet opened but will be soon! It is the perfect spot for walking to restaurants, shops, and activities. Which are all things we did! I will be putting together a travel guide to share with y’all later this week that will include everything! So stay tuned for that. 

Hilton Head, SC – Joshua and I were suppose to spend last week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for six days. It was to be our big trip for 2020 and longest trip since our honeymoon. To say I was looking forward to it would be the largest understatement ever. Jackson Hole has been at the top of my travel bucket list for quite some time. However, due to Covid-19 we thought it was best to cancel the trip. We were majorly bummed and decided we needed to plan something else – on a much smaller scale and much closer to home. So we settled on Hilton Head, SC – a place I had never been and Joshua hadn’t visited since middle school. We had so much fun exploring the island via foot and bike and soaking up all of the rays on the beach. It is the perfect spot for a low-key, relaxing beach trip. 


The Gentleman – so quirky, so unique, so good! Joshua and I both loved this movie! It reminded us both of Knives Out which we also really loved. Matthew McConaughey is of course amazing – no surprise there. I also loved the character played by Charlie Hunnam and thought he was incredible. 
Just Mercy – Oh my goodness is Jamie Foxx amazing! He always blows me away but in this movie he took it to a whole different level for me. This is a must watch movie for so many different reasons. Definitely add it to your watch list if you haven’t already. You’ll be left thinking what can you do to help – very inspiring, motivating, and also heartbreaking. 
Entourage – I HAD to watch this after we finished the series! The movie didn’t receive great reviews (okay, really horrible ones) but I still wanted to watch. And honestly I am so glad we did. In my opinion, if you loved the series you should love the movie. Just seems like an extended episode and really pulls everything together at the end. 


Bulgur Salad from Magnolia Table Vol. II 


SOO many spots in Beaufort & Hilton Head – will share them all in a travel guide soon! 


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We finished watching Entourage somehow made it through all of seasons! Both loved it. Joshua was kind of over it towards the final season but I was very committed. Needed to know what happened with the guys! I have also been watching Council of Dads – so good! A really great wholesome show. Reminds me a lot of Parenthood and Brothers & Sisters. Would definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a new show to watch!


Concealer that actually treats your pimples
Super cute, super soft night shirt
Mosquito repellent bracelets that actually work!
Fun straw visor for summer


Still doing  FWTFL but definitely took all of vacation off! No fat/protein days or intermittent fasting. Excited to get back to it this week though! Workouts also took a pause during vacation although we did kayak for two hours one day, biked 2 hours one day, and an hour another day. Plus lots of walking! But again, looking forward to getting back to it this week. I have really enjoyed working out at home and am actually contemplating cancelling my gym membership for later in the year. 

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  1. Rachel wrote:

    So many good purchases in June! Your trip looked amazing too, it was so fun following along on Instagram!


    Posted 6.29.20
  2. Morgan wrote:

    Y’all should try the series ‘Snowpiercer’ on TNT .. I love it! And Cooper has started watching it too!

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    Posted 6.30.20
  3. I’m so jealous of your Beaufort trip!! It seriously looked like so much fun!!

    We watched Just Mercy too and it was incredible! Definitely need to watch it again!

    Posted 7.1.20
    • It was so wonderful! We truly enjoyed every second of it!

      Ah such a good movie!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.2.20
  4. Lizzie wrote:

    You bought so many good things in June! I need to check out those movies. We’ve run out things to watch lol!


    Posted 7.1.20
  5. Rach wrote:

    You bought so many cute pieces in June!! I can’t wait to see you style them. And your trip to Hilton Head looked amazing!


    Posted 7.1.20
    • Thanks lady! Excited to share them all – had lots of fun styling them on our trip!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.2.20
  6. Kim wrote:

    Such a bummer about your Jackson Hole trip. Covid is ruining so many vacations! Love that rope console…what a fun piece!


    Posted 7.1.20
    • It really was! I couldn’t agree more. Thankful we were able to go somewhere else though and get away a bit. Thank you – we are OBSESSED with it!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.2.20
  7. Stephanie wrote:

    I’m going crazy with all the fabulous & Other Stories items you purchased. The olive shorts are by far my favorite. And the cute baskets for your house – love those too! My husband and I watched Knives Out the other night after I remembered your recommendation. So now that I know you enjoyed The Gentleman, I’m gonna have to check that one out as well! Hope you have a fabulous July!

    Posted 7.1.20
    • Oh my goodness thank you gal! The shorts are my favorite thing – so glad I scooped them up in two colors. Have already been wearing them lots! Oh yay – thrilled y’all enjoyed the movie – you’ll love The Gentlemen then!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.2.20
  8. Alex wrote:

    I need to add Just Mercy to the top of my must-see list. Loving that tray you picked up for home, too! Happy July, girl.

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    Posted 7.1.20
  9. Anna English wrote:

    That console table you got last month is STUNNING! I can’t wait to see how you style it.

    Posted 7.1.20
    • Thank you! It is honestly even more beautiful in person – madly in love with it!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.2.20
  10. Lee wrote:

    Love that you got to do a mini trip! And Im in the same boat as you – im doing FWTFL right now but taking a week off starting today for Canada Day / a trip to Banff!

    Posted 7.1.20
    • Thank you – we definitely are as well 🙂 hope you enjoy your trip!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.2.20
  11. Looks like you scored some good finds last month! I def have to look into getting some mosquito bracelets…any help I can get! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 7.2.20
  12. Even though you didn’t get to go to Jackson Hole (you will have a chance in the future) I am glad you made it to a few different cities in SC! Still a little bit of a trip and getting outside x

    Posted 7.2.20
    • Definitely looking forward to it even more so now – hoping we can go the same time next year. And thank you gal 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.2.20
  13. rebecca wrote:

    what a month! so jealous of your hilton head and beaufort trips! can’t wait to see more photos. I’ve been dying to get back down there. Can’t believe it is already July!

    Posted 7.2.20
    • it was quite the month for sure! aww hope you’re able to go to HHI soon!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.2.20
  14. Jessica Camerata wrote:

    Entourage was a favorite show of mine! I need to rewatch it from the beginning. And I LOVED the movie. I think it really wrapped it all up. And thanks for including my post!

    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

    Posted 7.2.20
    • Ah love that!!! Totally agree with you – wrapped it up well. Of course – loved your post!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 7.2.20

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