Month in Review: August 2018

I have felt very disorganized ever since vacation, I can’t quite get my ducks together, so, yes, I realize it’s the middle of September and I’m just now posting my August in Review, but…LIFE.

Top 3 Blog Posts

#1 I Was Ghosted Ooh, that’s a little sad. There’s not even a picture. I will say now, just about a month later…of course I am surviving. But I am sad. And what I just have to keep repeating to myself is “my feelings don’t matter…what I want doesn’t matter.” I mean, sure, they MATTER, but not in this situation. Am I sad? Sure. But it doesn’t matter. Are there things I wish I could tell him? Sure, but why? They don’t matter. Are there still things I wish I could do with him/talk to him about, etc? Yes, but it doesn’t matter. That’s the sucky part about break ups. One person says “it no longer matters what you feel or what you say or what you want…because *I* no longer feel that or want it.” The End.

#2 Some Thoughts on Accessorizing Oh my gosh, this feels like a year ago!

Old Navy striped dress, old, similar here and here in plus size and here and here in straight size  /  Old Navy beige duster length cardigan, old, similar here and here in plus size and here and here in straight size  /  Kate Spade heart tote, old, comparable here and here  /  Keds Champions sneakers with Vionic arch support inserts / Hat was a gift

#3 Time Flies, But Does it Have To?

fashion schlub bettye rainwater long island plus size fashion blogger 7.1.18 3 resized
Sleeveless top by Andree by Unit, old, similar here and here in plus size and here and here in straight size  /  Gloria Vanderbilt Amanda jeans, size 22W Short.

Favorite Blogger Outfits

August was an odd month. Vacation, break-up, I wasn’t online as much as usual and very little was interesting me. So there is only one favorite blogger outfit and it really interested me! I saw it right at the start of the month and it set the bar for everything I saw after it, and just nothing lived up to it. So for August, only one Favorite Blogger Outfit.

Melanie from Bag and a Beret in this inexplicably amazing outfit. I want to wear this tomorrow. And the day after that. And the day after that. I want to wear it every day. That question I always ask myself when I’m on the fence about an outfit or buying a new item – “Is this the person I want to be??” THIS is the person I want to be. Bold. Not precious. A rule breaker. Easy. As in “with ease,” not like “simple.” Thank you, Melanie, for setting the bar high. I hope I can live up to your role model-ness someday. Even just ONE day!

web mel kobayashi bag and a beret watercolour skirt july 2018

Favorite Product

I got this teeny tiny little hair straightener…for my teeny tiny hair. It’s finally just long enough that I can get a straightener through the top part and make a smoother look. Cuz while I’m enjoying the ease of super short hair, I am not a fan of the tight waves I get at this length. So at least I have another option now. I like it cuz it heats up super fast and does what it’s supposed it. Two thumbs up.

AMOVEE Mini Flat Iron Smart Ceramic Tourmaline Hair Straightener Negative Ionic Technology for Travel

Favorite Movie

Remember my sadface when I cancelled my MoviePass app? No movies for me this month.

Favorite Book

Wow, August – not such a great month for “favorites”! I only read one book and it was…okay. I liked his other book better, The House on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and maybe in comparison this one just didn’t…you know. Knock my socks off. But it was definitely an interesting story, a page turner, he tells a story well. I just didn’t LOVE it. But we can’t love everything. That doesn’t mean they’re worthless. Did you read anything you liked in August??

Favorite Video

Totally random and unrelated to the blog, but so so lovely.

3 Biggest Accomplishments

  • Only drinking TWO McDonalds Sweet Teas all month. And surviving.
  • Getting every last box out of my kitchen.
  • Survived a break-up.

Things I Learned this Month

  • That Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri are the same place! 

I can’t say I was sorry to see August go. I think of it fondly, cuz vacation. But there was just a cloud over everything for me. Now we’re flying through September and I feel like I’m just finally getting myself straightened out and settled in after vacay.

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8 thoughts on “Month in Review: August 2018

    1. Fat (no pun intended) lot of good it did me! I gave up the McD’s sweet tea AND big bags of chips…and GAINED (are you ready for this??) ELEVEN POUNDS. WTF?? SOMETHING is going on. And no, I did not replace the chips with cookies or anything like that, ha. I ate normally, just omitted those two things. One of my friends said yeah “post cancer weight.” Really? I’d never heard of that. But I have a plan. You’ll hear it soon.


  1. I am THRILLED to see August GTFO!!!!!!
    The last two weeks of August were over 90 degrees every single day, with 75 percent humidity, EVERY single day.
    I say, get out now!
    It’s still summer here, but after a week of rain, the humidity has finally stopped. My poor doggie can now go out again–it was so awful outside, he got a hot spot and could not breathe in the humidity. I was having a hard time, myself.
    Now about that weight gain…I wouldn’t be surprised if it was water weight. When the humidity is high, my ankles swell right up and I gain weight. From water retention. As if summer doesn’t make me look and feel bad enough, now I am fatter. Frizzy hair, fat ankles and sweaty head, that is me in August. I am waiting to get my hairs cut, until the frizziness abates, which it does in the fall.
    And believe me, I can’t wait.

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    1. Yeah, I hate to think of August badly, cuz, as I said, VACATION 🙂 But yeah, it did get just unbearably hot and I didn’t get out and do as much as I’d hoped, cuz who wants to leave the aircon??

      That’s an awful lot of water weight, no? And it’s dropped back down a little since the beginning of September, but cuz I’ve been more mindful of it. I do retain water when it’s hot, my poor feet and ankles bear the brunt of it. Shoes are such a struggle at that time. Ugh. I haven’t been outside yet today but it LOOKS very clear and crisp out…got my fingers crossed!

      Ha ha, I schedule my haircuts around the weather, too.

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  2. Well, I just have to say you are a pretty awesome person already. You deal with life, dodging right and left – which is what secret agents and superheros do all the time. And you do it looking good and with a great ‘tude. Thanks for the feature, though. We’ll have to take the best of both of us. You accomplishments are excellent too, survival with no boxes, ghostbusting, and tea avoidance.

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