September 2020 Recap

Sharing my September 2020 recap – including lots of new clothing purchases & finds, yummy fall recipe, favorite blog posts and lots more!

September 2020 Recap | Lifestyle | Louella Reese

September 2020 RECAP


Floral Midi Skirt
Freestyle Sweatershirt – in a second color – forest
Relaxed Floral Midi Skirt
Relaxed Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Belted Button Up Shirt
Cardigan Sweater
Tie-Neck Ruffle Pullover Sweater
Stetson Panama Hat – Vintage


Milk Jug Table Lamps (2) for bedroom
Brass Duck – vintagesimilar, similar, similar


Wake Forest, NC – We went to visit family the first weekend of September and enjoyed lots of great quality time!

Lake Norman – We headed to the lake mid-September for a fun weekend with Joshua’s parents, two college buddies – their wives and kids. It was truly a fun-filled weekend and so great to catch up with friends + play with their little ones.


We actually didn’t watch a single movie this month.  


Vanilla Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze


Shake Shack – I LOVE SHACK SHAKE. END OF STORY. No really – it is sooo good and definitely one of my top indulgent picks! Joshua and I went here for a quick bite before bible study one week and it was perfect!
Village Juice Co.Optimist Hall – from indulgent to one of my favorite healthy spots in Charlotte. Met a girl friend at Optimist Hall for a working lunch and went for an açaí bowl & kombucha – honestly my ideal lunch.


Readers Favorite: Late Summer Soiree with a Farmer’s Market Menu

My Favorite: Five Reasons Every Rug Needs a Rug Pad


Date Night Ideas During Quarantine – My Style Vita
Our Southern Traditional Kitchen Reveal – Glitter & Gingham
Second Trimester Update + Q&A – Southern Curls & Pearls
Sponsorships Turned Brand Favorites – Hello Adams Family


What I See – LANCO


We have officinally finished season one and two of L.A.’s Finest with Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. We were honestly hooked – watching a few episodes each week. I have also been watching Siesta Key lots as my guilty pleasure. Love it when I want something mindless. It’s so dramatic and over the top.


perfect green tote for fall
cozy green cowl neck sweater
the best razors for dermaplaning at home
perfect long sleeve t-shirt for the transition between summer to fall 


Still doing  FWTFL for the most part – sticking to low carb days and the intermittent fasting. Working out regularly and sharing those every Sunday now to plan out for the week. Shared a full post on workouts as well as what keeps me motivated to work out last week.

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


  1. Lizzie wrote:

    I loved this update! You bought so many cute things this month!! I love shake shack too!! I wish we had one where I live!


    Posted 9.29.20
    • yay! so happy to hear that! isn’t it the best? wayyyy too obsessed with it haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 9.29.20
  2. Love this monthly recap, so good to see people getting out a little bit more!

    Posted 9.29.20
  3. Kileen wrote:

    What an awesome September recap! I love reading these monthly recaps because they always give me ideas on what to read, watch and wear!


    Posted 9.29.20
  4. Anna English wrote:

    I’m definitely checking out the Vanilla Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze recipe, that sounds delish!

    Posted 9.30.20
  5. Caitlin wrote:

    Looks like you had such a fun September. Loving those lamps you purchased!

    Posted 9.30.20
    • definitely was a good one! and thanks gal – so excited about them #adultlife

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 9.30.20
  6. Looks like you scored some great finds. Nice to get out a bit as well…hoping to do that more myself this season! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 9.30.20
  7. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    love this update, friend! You bought so many cute things this month – I love that midi skirt! xo

    Posted 9.30.20
    • thank you GF! so in love with all of the pieces and excited to have more opportunities to get dressed!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.10.20
  8. Stephanie wrote:

    I love that you’ve been antiquing lately. It’s so fun to see all of the unique items you find when you’re out and about. It makes me want to do the same for my own home! Sounds like September was great. Here’s to an even better October!

    Posted 9.30.20
    • thanks girl friend! I have truly had so much fun doing so. thrilled to hear you’ve been enjoying it and you’re feeling the itch to do so as well!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.10.20
  9. rebecca wrote:

    i love so many of the pieces you purchased this month (got my eye on a few) and loved reading all of your blog posts, as always!

    xx reb //

    Posted 9.30.20
    • yayyy! so many goodies – excited to have the opportunity to wear them! and thank you lady 🙂

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.10.20
  10. Morgan wrote:

    Love all the purchases this month! Including the cute antique home finds!

    the HER chronicles []

    Posted 9.30.20
  11. Greta wrote:

    I LOVE SHAKE SHACK TOO! I have to go out of my way not to eat it all the time. It’s too good!

    Posted 9.30.20
  12. Darleen wrote:

    That Vanilla bundt cake looks soooo yummy! I need to make it! Also–ya girl! Shake Shack is a win win over here too!!

    Posted 10.6.20
    • oh my gosh girl it was AMAZING! highly recommend whipping it up! and yes – praise Shake Shack 🙂 haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 10.10.20

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