Hello September

I'm in total disbelief that we have officially entered September. This has been a strange year to say the least, and with that time has been something hard to grasp. It feels like it's taking forever yet also flying by. August was also birthday month, so a little extra shopping was in order with gift cards and simply treating myself.

I cashed in some rewards at Express, and took advantage of their sale items. This linen top is SO soft, and I scooped it up for 60% off. I'm thinking I need it in more colors now too! As I'm sure I'll be rocking tank tops for a few more months.

Linen Tank Top - 60% off

This peplum top is also 60% off, and will be pair perfectly with a pencil skirt or dress pants whenever we make our way back into the office. I'm not in a rush for that, but when the day comes I am ready!

Peplum Top - 60% off

When I shared the yummy smoothies from Revive Superfoods, I tried on this flutter sleeve tee which will also be great for the office or play. It comes in 5 fun colors, and is... you guessed it - 60% off

Flutter Sleeve Top - 60% off

One of many great Amazon finds in August was this loose v-neck top which can be worn off the shoulder if you choose to. I went with a soft blue color, and know it'll be on repeat when the temps drop.... in November or December - ha! 

Loose Fit Top - only $19 and available in 8 colors

The only item... I repeat the ONLY item that was left on my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale wish list when I was eligible to shop (even with early access as a debit card holder) were the infamous Spanx Leggings. So, I cashed in a $20 Nordstrom Note towards a pair and I get it now guys. For years, I didn't understand the hype and was happy with my cheap pair of faux leather leggings. I am here to tell you they are worth the extra money. I will be LIVING in them later this fall and winter. Please don't judge me if they are in 9 out 10 OOTD posts - ha! I'm also happy to report that they are true to size. WIN! 

Speaking of the Nordstrom Sale, and the epic fail that it was this year - I ended up cashing in my Nordstrom birthday gift cards at Nordstrom Rack instead. I'm glad that I did, because I scored these wedges for half of what they are on the Nordstrom site. I also picked up this Free People tank for less than $20.
Espadrilles - 65% off

Did you know that if you sign up for emails on Kendra Scott's website, you'll receive a 50% off coupon valid during your birthday month? It used to be in store only, and until recently there wasn't a store in Central Florida so I never took advantage of it. This year I decided to AND was happy that I could use it on an online order especially since they offer free shipping (ALWAYS a plus)! I decided on this gorgeous ring which adds a statement to any outfit. 
Drusy Ring in Rose Gold

I was influenced by Biana and Danielle a while back on this primer which is available on Prime. I don't know why it took me so long to finally try it out, but am SO glad I finally did. I feel it's a great dupe for Benefit's POREfessional, and it glides right on to minimize pores and help your makeup stay put. Even in the Florida heat! 

In the spirit of working on house projects, we are also tackling some things in our master bedroom. I'm no longer feeling the gray paint, and want to go for a soft color that will accent the furniture and also replace the curtain rods and curtains. 

Curtain Rods in Pewter - Only $24 each

Now that the new pup has joined our family, she needed some doggy bowls and a non-skid mat. I almost went with pink, but decided on the mint green instead and it was perfect! I promise I'll share some photos of her soon, it's hard to capture an energetic puppy without it being blurry. Her name is Luna (as in Lovegood), and I can't get over how teeny tiny she is!

Lil' Miss broke her headphones for her Kindle, and with us working from home and her hanging with us most of the day a new pair was a must! She chose these unicorn headphones and they arrived in less than 2 days. Thank you Prime! 

I love having flowers around the house, but fresh ones all the time are not realistic. These peonies and pearl vase filler are now in the perfect spot above the fireplace for some extra cheer inside. 

I've been rifling through Jessica Simpson's book and can't recommend it enough. I loved her when Sweet Kisses came out, during Newlyweds, and beyond! Such a great read! 

Next up on my reading list is Finding Freedom with my favorite royals that I got for my birthday. Super excited to dive into this!

What were some of your favorite finds in August?


  1. What a fun month of shopping for you! Yay for great Express finds and for scoring the faux leather leggings!!

  2. I can't believe it's September either!! Aren't the Spanx leggings pretty amazing? I really do wear mine a TON!

    Rosy Outlook 

  3. Sooo much cuteness! Can’t wait to see what you think about Finding Freedom. Have a wonderful Wednesday beautiful!!

  4. So many great buys!! I have those spanx leggings, got them last year and I'm excited to wear them again this fall / winter!! So many cute tanks too! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  5. I just love that linen top and the peplum top, I never shop at express but I need to!

  6. I have those peonies on my nightstand and I LOVE them. They look so real!!

  7. I LOVE Jessica Simpson's book. I read it quickly. I love those leggings so much. This year's sale was a fail for sure. You got a lot of great things. I love that peplum top!

  8. I need that ring. You are beautiful.

  9. I loved the shopping tips, your style is incredible, and your blog is very good that I'm already following. Have a great month.
    Kisses https://beperes.blogspot.com/

  10. I really want to try that no Pore Blem now! My birthday is in August, too and I get what you mean... I felt like August was such a long month this year... but, now I"m wondering how it is September! I need to try those smoothies!


  11. Aren't those Spanx leggings the best! I don't know what took me so long to pull the trigger on them! Definitely worth every penny! I just finished the Jessica Simpson book and really enjoyed it!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  12. You look smokin’ in the tank top and shorts! Get it! You got a new dog?! I haven’t read your posts from earlier in the week yet. So exciting! Does that primer really work as well as the photos on Amazon show?

  13. Oh, also... can’t wait to read Finding Freedom!

  14. Love those peonies! I may need to buy some!


  15. Loved the Jessica Simpson book! I consumed it on audiobook because she read it herself! Those peonies are gorgeous!! I am decorating my home office right now, and might need them. I just ordered a picture from Nordstrom Rack today for it, along with a pair of mermaid crocs for Zoe that she is way too excited about. I definitely treated myself to quite a lot in August. Yay birthday month! Hope you have a great weekend!

  16. Those leggings are SO cute. I've been on a Nordstrom Rack kick these past few weeks. I can't believe the sales I've found. Some really cute stuff, for really cheap! Happy weekend friend!



  17. Great haul and great bargains!
    I especially like the looks of the outfit you styled with the black peplum top from Express paired with the stressed white denim skinny jeans - it looks fabulous.

  18. I love that primer :)


  19. You got some cute pieces and made the most of the sales on your birthday month! :) I haven't really been shopping much lately but I did pick up a couple of cute pieces at the end of last month - I'll count them towards September's buys though as they arrived so late!

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From Blue

  20. I have Open Book on my reading list- I've heard amazing things!
    Also, you are def gonna wear those Spanx leggings over and over- they truly are amazing! Glad you were able to snag 'em on the cheap!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  21. Yes it is September, this summer was kind of long for obvious reasons. I usually look forward to fall but not as much this year. You really got some great things this summer. Love the peplum top and yes peonies are so pretty. They always make me think of the first job I had in magazines when I worked for a bridal magazine (but was laid off in the other bad economy) seems like ages ago...

    Lets hope 2020 ends soon and 2021 is better for us all. And thanks for the heads up on the faux leather leggings I need a new pair.

    Allie of