My June & July Favorites

My June & July Favorites

The last two months have been so weird and random, so this blog will be weird and random. I have found myself in a different stage of life than I was expecting to be at this point, and it has taken some getting used to. I decided to combine these two because a) they’re kind of running together in my head, and b) I did not have the motivation to post one in time for June. So you get two for one! I hope this is still fun and interesting for you guys, so please enjoy this chaos.


I got to spend a lovely week with miss Josie on Washington Island in Wisconsin at the beginning of June. Her family has been on this island for years, and it is just the greatest small-town experience. I loved meeting her friends and having no cares for the week. We drank many a coffee, and enjoyed many a morning at the adorable coffee shop she works at. The entire trip partially fulfilled my desire for an east coast beach trip, albeit in the Midwest. The nostalgia in this place was palpable and made me emotional. I am very grateful for this trip, and all of the people that made it possible. I had a wonderful time.

Also bought my new favorite hat while I was there!


I have been on a huge thrift to upcycle kick. I found a girl on tiktok who posted a tutorial on how to make those cube quilted makeup bags that everyone is obsessed with. I made one and now I, too, am also obsessed. I the square one every week when I travel to the cities for work and it hold SO MUCH. This first one was made out of thrifted placemats and a little fabric with fish on it for the lining.They’re just so fun and I love making things that are actually functional.


Those who know me, know that it is very unlike me to go more than a few days without wearing a green and yellow pair of thrifted Nike blazers. They have been with me through so much, but alas, they have a hole in the sole. I will wear them until I can no longer step in puddles safely. But never fear, I have found some shiny new babies. Burlap tongue, burlap laces, suede swooshes. They’re beautiful. Thank you, Nike sale.

Some recent outfits. Wearing lots of dresses lately because it has been so hot:

Also honorable mention: this taylor swift merch we thrifted


My current obsession is cobalt blue nail polish. My sister recently bought it, and I’ve been wearing it ever since. It is the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel (the best polish ever) in the shade Tidal Wave. Paired with the Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Top Coat, it is the best manicure I’ve ever given myself. I’ve been really into this shade of blue a lot, and it makes me feel very cool. Check out some of the outfit pictures later to see it on me.

I recently purchased some vitamin C oil. I have incorporated it into my skincare routine and I am loving it. It’s very moisturizing, and y skin feels brighter and more even. I think it has also been keeping acne at bay, which I am appreciative of. I found it at TJ Maxx, so I was a little wary at first because the brand was unfamiliar, but a kind stranger recommended it to me. But I am a fan!



Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse is one of the best things I have watched in my entire life. I am not joking. I think it will be in my top 5 for a very long time. I had no idea what to expect and I was not disappointed. As an art and design lover, I was enthralled by the animation. The combination of the different styles for the different characters was so amazing. It was so emotional and so funny and so exciting. I already need to watch it again. I honestly don’t have words to describe it.

I also went to see Barbie! And it was so wonderful! The most giggly movie, I was entertained the entire time. Greta Gerwig is so creative, and I could see how much thought and care went into this project. I love being a girl. Also one of my favorite songs (Closer to Fine by the Indigo Girls) is in the soundtrack????


June & July’s tops:

  • Born to Fly – Sara Evans
  • United In Grief – Kendrick Lamar
  • Tornado Warnings – Katie Lynn Sharbaugh
  • Starting Over – Chris Stapleton
  • When Emma Falls In Love – Taylor Swift
  • Street You Live On – Remi Wolf
  • There’s Your Trouble – The Chicks

also the entirety of Noah Kahan’s new additions to the Northern Attitude album.


WE GOT A PUPPY!! Her name is Charlotte and she is the cutest little thing. She’s about 7 months old now, and she is a hoot. She does this silly howl growl in the morning to say hi to everyone, and she loves to nap. She has such a big personality, and it has definitely been a fun change for all of us.


I am moving into an apartment for my junior year of college and I could not be more excited. I have been having so much fun compiling my collection of kitchen goods and new decor. I have been able to reuse a lot of my things from years prior, and a lot of things from my kitchen. I think it will be super fun to actually have a functional home, with my own kitchen and bathroom, compared to a dorm. I will definitely be giving you guys updates on here, but I just wanted to share a few things I’ve gathered so far for the place!

I have been thrifting for this SO much. I was able to find:

  • an adorable light blue quilt for my bed
  • a baby blanket that I turned into a pillowcase
  • a ton of kitchen utensils (measuring cup, cutting board, a few spatulas)
  • 2 candle holders
  • a seashell cup for my makeup brushes
  • 2 metal mixing bowls

Other things:


I have found myself with a bit more time to read lately. I still have to find a really good book to feel excited about it. Currently reading one that is kind of boring, and I’m not the biggest fan of the writing style, but we’re trying. Here are my two favorites from the last two months.

Happy Place by Emily Henry: yes I get the hype now. She does such a good job at writing plot twists and destruction, while at the same time making it the cutest, homiest and most romantic story ever. The nostalgia is just so good. I was immediately sucked in, and found myself relating to a lot of it. I am so excited to read more of what she’s done.

The Regrets by Amy Bonnaffons: this is one of the best books I have ever read. I have never had such a visceral reaction to how someone has written about love. It tore me apart but also helped me heal. It is definitely a kooky little book, but it probably changed my life.

Thank you for sticking with it for this one. These are kind of therapeutic to write, and it is a fun way to reflect. Hoping to be in a better headspace for next month. Love you guys. Let me know your thoughts!

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