My Favorite Things for August

I cannot believe we're entering yet another new month! Where has 2015 gone?! The year has really flown by, and before we know it we'll be making plans to ring in 2016. Crazy. BUT before we get too ahead of ourselves, we must first celebrate my favorite month.

August is amazing for many reasons, but most notably it's my birth month. I've got several fun posts (and giveaways) planned over the next few weeks to celebrate. Before we get into those, let's talk about some of my favorite things for this month. All of these items are great for the final full month of summer + those of you gearing up for heading back-to-school. To shop, you can simply click on the item in the picture below or one of the purple links.

For many of you, August means back to school, the start of a new job or venture. It also means transitioning into a new planner. I've tried many over the years, but recently stumbled upon a new fave. This ban.do planner is perfect for the twenty-something. It has plenty of space to write your daily tasks + events. I also like this option, because overall it has a more professional/adult feel to it than some of those planners we used in college. Yet I like how it still has a fun and colorful aspect to it as well.

To make sure I tackle all of my to-dos in my planner, I found the perfect notepad to organize all of my weekly tasks. The GSD (Get S*** Done) Master List by Meg Biram is an organizer's dream. You can breakdown the various tasks by categorizing them. Mine is broken up by work, blog, photos for posts, social media scheduling, personal and Taste of the South. That way you can focus on smaller, more individual lists, rather than three pages of gibberish. This is the perfect list organizer for your classes as well. Just assign one "to-do" box for each of your classes!

Some of my other favorite things for August are: Physicians Formula Argan Wear Bronzer, COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lip Gloss and Essie Peach Daiquiri. The bronzer is wonderful for finishing off your base makeup and smells incredible too. The CG lip gloss looks a lot darker than it actually is. I'd say it's a darker pink, but not as dark as the picture makes it seem. It's the perfect natural lip color enhancer. And y'all know how much I love this Essie polish. It's my summer go-to. I'll be enjoying this shade for the final few weeks before heading to my other go-to, hunter green!

You can keep all of these beauty products organized in my favorite makeup pouch. This pouch can hold all of my makeup and easily slips into my purse for after work touch-ups.

Too hold all of these items + more, I have really loved carrying this Vera Bradley tote. Y'all have seen it on my Instagram before, but I can't share enough how useful it is. I carry my planner, GSD master list, makeup pouch, portable charger + my lunch, in it every day. The tote is very durable and the lining inside is really easy to clean. This tote is great for work use or as your book bag for school.

I'm also really loving the new J.Crew arrivals. I've shared a few of my favorite pieces below! Most of these items will transition well into fall too.

That's it for August!! Happy shopping and have a wonderful start to the week! Xo

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Alicia said...

Omg that J.Crew skirt though...I saw it a few months ago and now that I see it again, I definitely need it!

xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

Primp & Proper said...

Ditto Alicia!! Reminds me of the LOFT one that I bought in every color, ha!