July Favorites 2020

Greetings, friends, it’s time for my July Favorites! I didn’t realize how many neutrals and “one and done” pieces I chose until I saw this graphic come together.

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I guess I’ve hit that point in the season. It’s hot, there’s not much going on, and I just need simple and easy for long days at home or outdoor get togethers.

At any rate, this is a roundup of new finds and old favorites I’m particularly loving right now.

July Favorites

one // I’ve shared these camo floral shorts a few times lately, and I’m really enjoying them. They’re lightweight and comfortable, and the pattern is a nice mix of feminine and edgy. They also come in a more classic blue gingham, if you prefer.

These shorts have recently been restocked, and they’re on sale for $20 + 20% off today! They run TTS; I’m in the 6.

two // Even though I’m pretty well-educated on matters of intermittent fasting by now, I’m enjoyed Gin’s latest book, Fast. Feast. Repeat. It really pulls everything altogether that I’ve been learning over the past six months in a clear and concise way.

She explains the science behind IF and related food and health topics, she debunks common of myths about IF, and she explains how to get the most out of the IF lifestyle along with the various IF protocols.

If you’ve tried IF and felt like it didn’t work for you, I highly recommend giving Fast. Feast. Repeat. a read. And if you’ve been curious about intermittent fasting and haven’t read up on it yet, this is where you should start.

Even if you’re already practicing intermittent fasting, you still might find some helpful new tidbits in here, as I did. It’s also full of solid research to help you educate dubious friends and family… cuz I’m sure we all know some of those. 😉

three  // This little guy cracks me up. If you’ve followed my blog for many years, you know we’re serious about our butter in this family. We use A LOT of butter… and always the real deal. #margarineisnotfood

We’ve all been annoyed with our current butter dish because the lid isn’t easy to grasp, and it often slips out of our hands when we pick it up. So I went onto Amazon to find a better one, and I thought this cow was adorable. He’s easy to pick up, too!

four // These Gucci sunglasses came from Trunk Club, and I didn’t think I needed new sunnies, but they’ve quickly become my favorite pair. They’re simple, but so glam. I feel like they elevate any outfit to a chic fashion statement. (I also managed to snag them when they were on sale.)

Granted, the price tag is up there, so I found this pair that’s under $100 for anyone interested in the look at a more budget-friendly price point. They’re a little more square-shaped, and I like the matte finish.

five // I’ve shared these slides a few times, and I’m wearing them any chance I get. They’re very comfortable, if you don’t need a supportive shoe, and I think the caged styling and studded detail are such a great pairing.

I sized down half, but I think they’re probably true to size if you have average feet. Mine are flat and narrow, so I often size down half in slides.

six // This easy dress is super soft and cozy and comfortable against the skin, and I really like the dolman sleeves and curved hemline. Both features elevate it above a typical t-shirt dress. For the price, you can’t beat it! It comes in a bunch of nice neutrals colors, and it’s TTS; I’m in the small.

seven // Another dress that’s easy to throw on and go, this seamed tank dress from Everlane is a little dressier than the t-shirt dress, although it can be dressed down as well. It’s very lightweight and breezy for hot summer temps. It comes in several colors, and it runs TTS; I’m in the small.

eight // This picture is supposed to be of my nail polish. I couldn’t find a better one, and now they’re all chipped.

When I had my nails done last week, I decided to take a break from my typical light neutrals. This is an OPI polish, and as usual, their names are half the fun. This one is called We Sea Food and Eat It.

nine // This is another Amazon fashion find. It’s not a dress, but it’s still one and done.

I don’t know about you, but I always feel like I’m all hanging out there when I wear a dress. I like having a waistband and something between my legs, so a jumpsuit is the perfect solution. You don’t have the modesty issues that come with dresses either.

Plus, a jumpsuit is TRULY one and done because there’s no need for boyshorts or shapewear or anything other than a good pair of smoothing underwear. (I recommend Soma Vanishing 360 briefs.)

This jumpsuit comes in several colors, and it runs TTS; I have the small.

ten // I’m a huge fan of P448 sneakers, and I think this pair with the python print and black heel tab is so fun. (You know I haven’t met a snake print I don’t like!)

These are more of a fall/winter shoe than a summer shoe, but in my experience, P448 moves their styles regularly, and I didn’t want to miss out on these, so I mentioned them to my mom when she asked me for birthday gift ideas. Lo and behold, they wound up on my doorstep just a few days later!

Unfortunately these run bigger than my other pair, so I had to exchange them for a smaller size, but Zappo’s makes returns and re-ordering super easy and a new pair in the right size was delivered the very next day!

eleven // Perhaps the best thing to come out of quarantine, I discovered a great wine club!

When our state went into lockdown due to Covid-19 back in March, I decided to try a wine club so I could get my favorite personal indulgence delivered right to our door, plus it was just something fun to do while we were stuck at home.

I looked into a few different option, but I didn’t care for most of the questionnaires. They seemed to be more geared to people who didn’t know wine or what varieties they like, but then I came across Firstleaf. I liked how they had you pick your actual favorite wines — right down to brand and variety. It seemed like a much better way for them to gauge which wines we would enjoy.

Long story short, we’ve been very happy with them. You can choose how often you receive shipments, and you rate each bottle you get so their selections improve over time. You can also go in and swap out bottles for upcoming shipments if you see a variety you don’t care for. For example, I love a dry white wine, but I detest Chardonnay, so I always swap those for something that looks better to me.

Overall they’ve been a great match to our palates, and it’s been nice to expand our horizons. I highly recommend Firstleaf if you enjoy wine and want to try some new ones.

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