Monthly Musings: August

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September is here! You know what that means, right? FALL!

Just kidding, fall doesn’t start for a few weeks yet. September being here means that August is finished. Gone. Done-zo. And honestly, I’m glad. To be as transparent as possible, August was kind of an emotionally tolling month. I had a lot of stressors on my plate and I have been struggling to keep my mind at bay. Luckily, I was able to spend Labor Day weekend with my parents and that helped me to get grounded again.

On the bright side, August brought the start of my very last semester of school! I’m finishing my college career with 12 credits (one of those classes happening to be all about wine tasting!), and I’m starting to get back into the gym a few times a week. I started a cycling class that I’ve been all about!

Other notable events: dyeing my hair back to brown, redecorating my apartment bedroom, and quitting my part time job to focus on school!


Still reading Second Life! It’s a good book, and I would’ve finished it by now, but I don’t have a whole lot of extra time now that school started!


I’ve still been trying to get into a good podcast, but I haven’t found any that I’ve really clicked with yet! I’m still a huge fan of Rosecast for all things Bachelor Nation, though! If you have any podcasts that you love to listen to, I’d love to get recommendations! I’m a big fan of comedy in relation to pop culture, current events/politics, or crime!

My mom introduced me to this Irish folk band called The High Kings! They’re by no means a new band or anything, but they have amazing music! It’s very soothing and nice to listen to!

Of course, I have to mention Look What You Made Me Do by T-Swizzle. I’m honestly not a huge fan of her or her new song, but her marketing and video were admittedly very good. I find myself singing along to the song sometimes, though!


I hopped on the Bachelor In Paradise bandwagon, and I’m kind of loving it! It’s messy, dysfunctional, and wonderful! Although I do have to say, Dean is no longer my favorite person! He’s being a huge jerk to Kristina, and I can’t believe D-Lo is going along with it. I was a bit surprised to see Tickle Monster back, but I’m honestly not mad at it.

Recent Purchases

Sam Edelman booties

Ciate glitter flip liquid lipstick (in the color Fortune)

Embroidered dress from Versona

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How were your months of August? Let me know in the comments!

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53 Replies to “Monthly Musings: August”

  1. This season of BIP has been so boring! Usually I love it because of how messy it is but I haven’t been able to get into this season.


    1. I haven’t really been crazy about any of the couples this season!

  2. Maybe it helps you if you try reading before bed. For me it does, because when everything else is done there is more time to read afterwards (;

    1. True! Thanks for the advice!

  3. Yay for your last semester! I hope it’s amazing for ya. 🙂 I completely forgot about BIP! I have been so side-tracked with live tv. I blame it on netflix.

    1. Haha Netflix is definitely distracting!

  4. Oh I love bachelor in paradise and yes! I could’t believe Dean either!

    1. He’s just been such a jerk!

  5. Agreed on Swifty! I used to love her and lately I was like blah. But lately her marketing and branding has been ON POINT! Can’t really ignore her. Haha

  6. This is my first time watching BIP and I’m totally into it too – despite how ridiculous it is, haha. I’m also no longer Team Dean. What happened?! Ugh!

    1. Ugh Dean! Why is he the worst?!

  7. So sorry that you had such an emotionally taxing month. I hope that September is better for you! I love podcasts. I tend to listen to true crime podcasts, though, so they definitely aren’t for everyone.

    1. I love True Crime too!

  8. I have never watched any of BIP. All of my friends do but I just can’t stomach it.

    1. It’s definitely a different breed than the other series!

  9. Sounds like you had a great August! I used to watch Bachelor in Paradise years ago when it first started but haven’t seen it since!

  10. I’m so glad August is OVER too! And I’m obsessed with TSwift’s new song(s)!

    1. LWYMMD is pretty good!

  11. I’m hoping September is better than August was for you! Your new embroidered dress is super cute and of course I love Taylor’s new songs (:

  12. I LOVE Taylor Swift’s new song, but I’ve always been a huge fan of hers so I may be a little biased.

    Even though we’re just going into Spring where I live, I still love reading about everyone’s love of fall! It’s nice that everyone seems to enjoy this time of year in the northern hemisphere, I just wish I could join in on the festivities!

    Indya ||

    1. I’m jealous of you, haha! I wish I was just going into Spring!

  13. nicoleflintkontrol says: Reply

    Yayyy for your last semester! Seems like your August went really well.

  14. UGH my August was not my favorite month, so I’m glad it’s September and fall is just around the corner. I was really encouraged by your blogging + numbers post! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading, Christina! Here’s to a much better September!

  15. I hopped on the Bachelor in Paradise bandwagon too. I can’t look away haha!

  16. A class all about wine tasting!? WHAT I need that class. My August has been crazy as well. We just moved to a new town and my husband just started his MBA program. It’s been a lot of running around and meeting new friends!

    1. Haha it’s fun! Sounds like you’ve had a great month though!

  17. I NEED to check out Rosecast! Huge fan of all things Bachelor/ette right here! 🙋🏻 I hope September is a better month for you.

    1. Hope you love Rosecast!

  18. I’m sorry that August was an emotionally tolling month for you, I hope September will be much better!! Also, I would really love to take up that wine tasting class hahaha!

    1. Ugh, it’s alright! September’s already better! And it’s a fun class, haha!

  19. I am going to have to check out second Life! I’ve been looking for a good book for a while now.

    1. Hope you like it!

  20. Love Sam Edelman shoes! Which pair did you get?

    1. Just a simple pair of black ankle boots! Nothing fancy!

  21. I’ve heard some good things about sam edleman shoes haha if they were more affordable I would totally be owning them xD but tswifts song is sooooo good xD

    1. Lol I got mine at TJ Maxx so they were a lot cheaper!

  22. I’m so late to the party but I finally heard T Swift’s song yesterday… not impressed, then again I’m not much of a fan of hers either. I haven’t watched the video yet 😛

    1. Haha the video was interesting! Thanks for reading, Amanda!

  23. I’m really glad that you had a great month of August! I also love new Taylor Swift’s new song, she deserve her success!

  24. I can not wait for Fall to hit here. Hopefully cooler weather will be here soon. I hope that this month is better for you! I’ve never watched BIP but I’ve heard it’s interesting.

    1. It is definitely interesting! Thanks for reading!

  25. First: I LOVE your fashionista at work desk sign! That’s awesome. I haven’t ever been able to get into the Bachelor or any of the accompanying shows… every time I think, “Oh, hey, I’m going to watch it this time,” I realize I missed when it started or something else!

    xoxo, Paige

    1. Lol The Bachelor is not for everyone! Thanks for reading!

  26. […] a Labor Day post because I just wasn’t feeling it, you know? As you may have read in my Monthly Musings for August, I had kind of an emotionally taxing month, and that extended a bit into Labor Day Weekend. […]

  27. Sam Edelman is always by go-to for booties!

    xo //

    1. They have great ones!

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