August Must- Haves

Ughhhhhghghgh

Just had to get that out of the way.  August.  Honestly, that means my summer vacation is nearly half over.  (tear face emoticon) waaaaaa…. Okay, pity party ends here.

Another month means another edition of my Monthly Must-Haves.  The post where I dish out my latest favorite finds.

Let’s get started!

Kate Spade Day Planner: The teacher in me seriously dies over this little piece of heaven.  Gold foil polka dots, monthly and weekly spreads, laminated dividers, a contacts section and cute quotes… need I say more?! Any organize fanatic’s dream come true.

Free People Bralette: Having a small / flat / bee sting chest is something I used to hate but with age I have come to realize it’s actually the best.   Makes you look so thin, you can get away with wearing basically any top without it looking slutty, and the best part… bra’s are always optional.  For the times when I can’t stand the thought of putting on a bra but feel like I probably should, this bralette is perfect.  Cute and so comfortable.

White Denim: I have a few pairs and have come to realize that spending a lot of dough on a pair of white jeans is just not the smartest thing.  I bought a pair from Joe Fresh for $9.00 last month and have worn them easily 15 times.  They stain easy and need to be washed basically after each wear therefore spending a tonne of cash on an expensive pair is just not my idea of smart.  Anyways, what I’m trying to say is get a pair, cheap if you can find, and wear the s*it out of them because summer is coming to a close real quick!

Larsson & Jennings Watch: Okay, as of right now I do not own this watch but it may just be my back to school splurge treat.  I am due for a new watch.  I mean seriously due…. my old one is still engraved from an ex-boyfriend, eww tacky I know.  Actually,  the more I type the more I have convinced  myself I need this watch.  Keep your eyes peeled on my insta feed for this pretty little thang!

Phone Case: My girlfriend, Kim- check out her blog here, told me about Society 6 and their adorable phone cases a couple months ago and I am seriously obsessed.  Make sure you have some time though because the options are endless.  Grab a glass of wine and get scrolling… warning,  their e-mails do get annoying so make sure you give them your spam address but do give one as they have sales and promo codes…but ugh, nothing worse than spam e-mail.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream: Typically I’m not a huge lip gloss kinda gal.  My mom actually got this little ditty in a gift set and so when I saw her putting it on I had to try it, I ended up loving it.  It’s not your typical sparkly, shimmery lip gloss.  Just soft, subtle, and oh so creamy with a little bit of tingle for that pout we all dream about.  White Russian is my color of choice, it’s just so easy to throw on to finish off that dewy glow on a summer day.

The perfect denim shirt:  The possibilities with a GOOD denim shirt are really endless.  Notice how I caps locked good… that is key.  I have had denim shirts in the past and they have been okay, but there is nothing like a denim shirt that fits perfectly, is soft, and is just the right wash.  Mine happens to be a Rails one, which are quite pricey but so worth it, see why here.  When you find your perfect denim shirt you will understand what I mean.  They transition seamlessly through all seasons, are comfortable and as mentioned before are incredibly versatile.

L’OREAL True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Foundation (holy mouthful!!!): The story behind me discovering this foundation is actually quite hilarious.  Long story short, my boyfriend and I built our home nearly two years ago, we went traveling to Europe the first summer we were in it, and so the air conditioning wasn’t high on the priority list as we were gone.  This summer has been a whole different story, we have been home and melting!!!!  Saskatchewan summers are hot but this summer has been one of the hottest I can remember.  Anyways, on those hot summer days when I was melting I would find any excuse to escape the heat… shopping seemed to be the best option.  SO on a day that it was plus 37 degrees Celsius and I could no longer stand it I headed out to Shoppers to peruse the cosmetic section and found this foundation.  I have been a Make Up Forever HD girl forever but I haven’t had the desire to reach for it since.  The L’oreal foundation is light but has great coverage, gives that dewy glow, and lasts all day.  Having sensitive skin I was hesitant to try it but I have had zero issues.  The bottle was $12… and we now have A.C winner, winner, chicken dinner!

Well, there ya have it! Tell me about your fav little treats!

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20 Comments

  • Ooh, I love your monthly must-haves. It’s so funny because I actually *just* ordered (like, two days ago) a gorgeous marble slim case from Society 6 for my new iPod touch. Totally agree, there are so many great things to choose from from Society 6 and it’s great knowing you’re supporting talented artists!

    I’ve also recently made the switch to that L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation and have found the same thing you have with my sensitive skin — no problems with it at all and definitely keeps a nice, dewey glow all day.

    Also, sweet find with those white Joe Fresh jeans :O

    — Jesilou xo
    http://www.brashandbrilliant.com

    • 4 years ago

      I know right?! Isn’t the foundation just fabulous! I can’t see myself switching from it any time soon! Society 6…. the best! And Joe Fresh, need I say more!

  • I love that watch! I am a bit of an addict when it comes to watched. I walked away from one on the Gold Coast last month (good thing) but I haven’t stopped thinking about it since (bad thing).

    • 4 years ago

      Ugh… proud of you Karin for having self-control but I hate the feeling of not being able to let it go… I feel ya!

  • 4 years ago

    Don’t start getting sad when you have a month left of summer before school. Great picks, you are the most stylish teacher in town.

    http://www.racheldinh.com

  • 4 years ago

    Awe, thanks Rachel… and I know, it is seriously crazy how fast time flies by!

  • kim
    4 years ago

    You make me smile. And i agree that you are the most stylish teacher around. I am trying to learn a thing or two for next year!!!

    • 4 years ago

      Awe, I’m happy I made you smile!! Are you a teacher as well?! What grade?!

  • 4 years ago

    Great picks! Beautiful site! Can’t wait to read more!

    xxMegan

    http://www.mod-affair.com

  • 4 years ago

    Love this post! I have that Kate Spade planner.. It’s definitely the only thing that gets me excited to have TOO much to do. 🙂

    Ari

    http://theclassactblog.blogspot.com

    • 4 years ago

      Hahaha well put, Ari! I know right, something about stationary that makes lists and doing things so much better!!

  • 4 years ago

    I love your must have post! It covers a variety of different types of products, all of which are great suggestions! I totally agree with you on Society6 – I can be on there for HOURS. I’ve been loving their art prints and have been eyeing up a few of them! x – Victoria

    • 4 years ago

      Thanks Victoria! I know right, I seriously spend so much time on that site!

  • Melissa H.
    4 years ago

    Ohhh I love those Buxom glosses! My fave (other than White Russian) is Creamsicle!:) You should check out Buxoms new customizable palettes! They are beautiful!!:)

    • 4 years ago

      Ahh, I will have to try the creamsicle one next time!! And yes, I am glad you mentioned the customizable palette. I have heard lots of good things about them, perhaps I will give it a try soon!

  • vanessa
    4 years ago

    love the lace bra!

    TheVogueWord
    TheVogueWord

    • 4 years ago

      Yes, the bralette is life changing haha I rarely wear a real bra now!

  • 4 years ago

    I just came across your blog and I love the monthly favorites segment! I have to say the Kate Spade planners are so great, don’t know what I would do without it!
    I will definitely have to try the lip cream, looking forward to next months picks!

    • 4 years ago

      Thanks Kelsey! I actually quite enjoy putting these posts together as well! Glad you’re enjoying it!

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