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It seems like August didn’t even exist to me. Between wrapping up one job, packing, closing on a house, shopping for furniture, shopping for cars wedding planning, and everything in between, the month just flew by! Even though we are so busy right now, it’s so exciting to be wrapping up one adventure and starting a new one. I hope you enjoy my August favorites!
Favorite Restaurant: Now that we are moving we have been trying to eat at all of our favorite restaurants and try the rest of the new ones we had on our list! Something I told Nathan I would never try but am so glad he forced me to is, ramen! I tend to be a picky eater in the sense that if a food looks unappetizing, i’m not trying it! However, Nathan had been dying to try ramen so I finally caved and I fell in love. We went to Furious Spoon for lunch one day and we got the Spicy Miso Ramen and it’s honestly one of the best things i’ve ever had. Spicy broth + noods, I mean what could be bad about it? I may have avoided some odd looking vegetables in it, but it’s definitely worth trying especially if you are a spicy food lover!
Favorite Beauty Purchase: I really wanted to try a new concealer so I grabbed the new Tarte Creaseless Under Eye Concealer. I have been loyal to the Tarte Shape Tape for over a year now, but I was getting a little bored! It truly is creaseless and if you have dark circles under your eyes it makes them disappear. I honestly have never found a concealer that got rid of my dark circles that well until I found this one. I will say it’s a little thick and you’ll definitely need to set it with a powder but it’s fairly easy to blend and doesn’t look cakey at all. The only con is that it’s not great to highlight your face with.
Favorite Home Purchase: I am slowly starting to order furniture and decoration for our new house and am really excited about the couch and leather chair we just ordered from Pottery Barn! It’s really important that I get furniture that blends Nathan’s masculine and my glam style, and honestly it has been tough! However, we went to Pottery Barn and the associate helped us find pieces that would work for both of our styles. We ended up going with the Buchanan Roll Arm Upholstered Sofa in the Brushed Crossweave, Natural fabric. It’s very comfortable, easy to clean, and plain which means I get to have fun with the pillows 😉 Nathan also has always wanted leather furniture so we got him the Irving Leather Recliner in Statesville Molasses. I’m happy because it doesn’t look like a recliner and he is happy he got “his” chair.
Favorite Clothing Purchase: I have completely fallen in love with Rent the Runway. Whoever came up with the idea is a genius because any time I go to an event I can afford to rent a designer gown that I never would have been able to purchase other wise. I was at Water Tower Place the other day and saw that Rent the Runway was having a pop up. They were selling a bunch of their rentals at 90% off retail price! I couldn’t get in there fast enough. I ended up finding the Parker Bo Jacket in my size for almost nothing. I snatched her up quick! I also found a cute Amanda Uprichard top for work. Guys I spent like $60 and got $500 worth of clothing! and yes everything was in good condition!
What are your August favorites?