July. Boy what a month it was.
I wanted to do a shorter recap post this month, mainly because July wasn't that busy. There's lots to look forward to in August, so I'd rather focus on the "looking ahead" portion of this month's post. So to quickly recap July, I'm going to steal a portion of The Weekender and share the highlights and lowlights of the past month. I also mixed in a brand new outfit this time around. So hope y'all enjoy that as well!! Happy reading :)
Maxi Dress: via Le Tote | Block Heels: Michael Kors (old, similar) | Tote: Urban Expressions (c/o) | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Lips: Nars Golshan
Photos by Nicole of A Dash of Gold
July Highlights: July started out very busy with wrapping things up at work to prepare for the slow election season here in DC. The first few weeks I could barely keep my head on straight. That's the main reason I decided to slow things down on here, so I could focus on my day job and weekend activities. Throughout July I went to a few National's baseball games, celebrated several friend's birthdays, went to another Blogger Scene event with some of my best friends, and enjoyed the weekends by the pool. I didn't travel anywhere this past month, so it was really nice to spend the few weeks at home.
July Lowlights: there wasn't really a lowlight per say, but it was definitely a slower month activity wise. I was focusing on things offline, including a guy who I thought was genuine. But surprise surprise, he wasn't. I guess that was the icing to my cake of the past year, ha! BUT, with any negative I like to turn it into a positive. So I chose to take this time to focus on me, my blog and getting back into Church. Definitely not a lowlight!
Now, onto more important things... August!!
My favorite month of the year! Not just because work is slower. Not just because it's Restaurant Week. Not just because I have a lot of fun travel ahead. But because it's my BIRTH MONTH!!
If you know me, you know I love my birthday. And honestly, it's not for the reason you're thinking. Yes I love celebrating, going to dinner with friends and popping countless bottles of champs. I love my birthday for the sole fact that it's a re-do. A fresh new start if you will. A new year, new age and new me. And after this up and down year of 25, I've never needed a new year like I need 26.
So here's what I have to look forward to in August:
Like I mentioned above, August is going to be a special month. I'm saying sayonara to 25 and a big hello to 26! I've never been more excited and ready for a birthday. There will be lots of fun content coming up next month in conjunction with that. So far I have two dinners planned with all of my friends, but excited to just go with the flow this year. No big planning!
There will also be lots of travel coming up next month. Starting with my trip to Charleston next week, and then rounding out the month with a visit to Nashville, TN, my home state. I'll be heading down to visit my sorority little sister, my good friend's The Kennedy's, and my family. I'll get to see lots of family and friends in just a few days, and FINALLY visit the Draper James store. Cannot wait!
I'm also looking forward to DC's Restaurant Week, a few happy hours and other friend's birthdays, and a couple of blog events that are already on the calendar.
I think I've taken a nice little blogging break and slowdown, don't y'all?! It's time to get back into the swing of things and bring you a higher volume of posts, new content and more outfit inspo. I'm sure to find all the motivation to do that at this year's The Blog Societies Conference, which kicks off next week in Charleston. I'm really excited to head back for my second time, and to catch up with some of my blogger faves + meet some new faces. You can follow along on social media! I'll be sharing a little more info about my trip on here next week.
Next month there will be some birthday related content, new outfit posts + we'll be gearing up for football season.
Since next week kicks off a new month, my blog vacation mode will be over. It's time to bring y'all some new content!! I'll be sharing more details about my trip to Charleston + finally posting my Key West travel guide, as well as a fun collaboration with Minted! Here's a sneak peek. So stay tuned and have a great last weekend of July loves!!