Wow, June flew by! I’m getting settled in a “new normal,” which is a good thing. I still don’t feel like I was quite on my best blogging game this month, but…I think I’m feeling ready to start stepping it up again. Is there anything in particular y’all would like to see? More of, less of?
Anyway, let’s get into June’s Month in Review:
My Top Three Blog Posts in June:
Favorite Blogger Looks
My three favorite blogger looks this month truly epitomize the me I wish I could be – and they’re all completely different, so…good luck with that, Bettye!
Okay, come on – this first look is sheer perfection to me. Minimal, classic, chic, modern, but so…effortless. It’s The Cool Girl look, but…like she doesn’t even know she’s a cool girl. Which is the best kind of cool girl! That simple white shift dress + black biker and black bag – love.
I’ve been following Anna for awhile now, mostly her YouTube vlogs but I catch up on her blog posts when I can, too…she’s very down to earth and personable. I think she’s the first person I ever saw (a few years back) do a clothing haul video and I Was Hooked!!! Definitely visit her blog and Youtube for real talk about fashion, hair, beauty…and general life and work things.
Debbie is the QUEEN of Layering. And All Things Boho. Boho is my Cool Girl Wannabe alter ego. This kimono. I DIE. I told her that if it goes missing someday…it wasn’t me.
But as much as I dream of being all flowy and colorful like she is, the most important part of her blogs is the stories. They’re often like parables…starting out in a “well, THIS happened” kind of way, but ending up with some sort of message about how we can all be better people – not in a judgy way, but in a “living by example” way. At least that’s how I see it 🙂
And when my Cool Girl self and my Boho self get tired and I just want to be me, this is who I want to be. Relaxed, quiet, but not predictable. Caroline of Un-Fancy has such a gentle vibe and this outfit exemplifies that. Loose-fitting, but not baggy pieces…in muted tones. Nothing looks complicated and yet…it’s all seamlessly perfect together. Her wardobe has the Palette of My Dreams. Low contrast, hushed tones, very soothing.
She and Style Bee co-host a 10×10 Challenge a couple times a year, where you select 10 items from your wardrobe and create a different outfit every day for 10 days…and you share your daily outfits on social. Every time I want to do it but then…life, ha. Maybe next time. Maybe you’ll do it with me?
I saw two movies (at the movies) this month and highly recommend them both. First is Book Club and I highly recommend it. I laughed out loud and shed a couple tears. A nice story with well-acted, appealing characters (and the male leads were not hard on the eyes At All).
The other was Won’t You Be My Neighbor, the documentary about Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. What a lovely, gentle, brave man. I had tears running down my face the entire time. We need more good people like him today.
I only read two books but would recommend them both:
Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I’ve read several by this author now and I’ve liked them all. They’re all stories about relationships though I wouldn’t call them romances. They’re very quick reads but all have had an interesting plot or story-telling twist. They’re not great literature but they’re great when you just something quick but that’s not sappy or ridiculous.
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn. This is a more serious topic, historical fiction, with one of those back-and-forth story-telling methods that so much fiction seems to employ these days. One chapter would be set in the early 1900s during World War 1, and the next in the late 1940s just after the end of World War II…and eventually you learn the common thread between the two. A well-told interesting story...although (if I may make make one criticism) I found some of the dialogue (more so in the more recent era) sort of…unnatural. Like, no one really talks that you, ykwim? It didn’t spoil the story for me but I noticed it.
You know what, I didn’t try anything new this month. I had to go back and check my Amazon order history to be sure! My Amazon impulse purchases are way down now that I’m not buying dog food on there weekly. I was always like, “well, as long as I’m already placing an order I may as well…” Amazon probably wonders where I’ve gone to. So I have nothing to report here for June…except some savings! Not a bad thing.
That’s it for June. I can’t believe it’s almost July! Next week I’ll be back with Week in Review…I’m hoping it’ll be a good one since as of today I’m On Vacation!!!
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