I’m back sharing all my favorites from June – some things I bought, some things I read, some things I watched, and some things I did.
After feeling stuck in my house for much of 2022, it was so nice to travel again and be somewhere DIFFERENT. I especially loved staying at The Willard again in DC (I talked about it in this post) – they said welcome back when we checked in, and it really does feel like a comfortable home-away-from-home. I’m already trying to plan my next trip back.
Blue Mosaic Nap Dress
I actually have the shorter version of this Nap Dress (the Elizabeth), but it’s sold out in this print. I just am obsessed with how beautiful this blue mosaic pattern is – I love it so much. I think it’s my favorite of all the different Nap Dresses that I have.
The Summer I Turned Pretty on Amazon
I just really love this show – I’ve already watched three times. It’s the perfect summer show – it’s sweet, it brings back so much nostalgia for growing up and how every single thing that happened over the summer felt so pivotal. And the soundtrack is full of Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo, so obviously I am a fan.
JVN Air Dry Cream
I know that I already wrote a whole post about the JVN Air Dry Cream, but it is a huge favorite of mine right now. It has made my life so much easier when I’m traveling – I can revitalize waves for sooo many days – and even when my hair is straight, it makes it so much less frizzy. Love it.
Lily Rolling in the Grass
Lily is such a summer dog – she loves hanging out in the yard and running around, chasing the birds and the squirrels and the chipmunks. But my favorite thing that she does is when she rolls around in the grass – it’s just such a carefree, puppy-like moment and it’s the cutest.
Breathe and Count Back From Ten
I’m going to start to sound like a fangirl, but this book! It’s a YA novel about a Peruvian-American teen with hip dysplasia, written by a Peruvian-American woman with hip dysplasia. It’s the perfect book to read in July for Disability Pride Month, too. It handles the messiness of disability so well, too – of trying to not be ashamed of yourself and your body, but of being embarrassed by other people’s reactions to your body, and the confusion that comes along with it.
Seeing Mandy Moore in Concert
I have loved Mandy Moore ever since the first time I watched A Walk to Remember years and years ago. When I heard that she was coming to Pittsburgh, I knew that I needed to be there, too. I realized that it was actually be first concert since pre-COVID, and I can’t imagine a better artist to break the no-concert streak for me. She sang “Only Hope” from A Walk to Remember during the show and I still can’t believe that I got to hear her sing it live! It was so, so special.
Only Murders in the Building is Back
I’m SO happy that Only Murders in the Building is back! It was one of my favorite shows last year – Steve Martin and Martin Short are two perennial favorites, and the show is funny while also being a little bit deep, too. Last season they had a Deaf character and storyline that was handled very well. I’m really looking forward to seeing where they go in season two!
My Marie Claire Article
I couldn’t write a favorites post from the last month without mentioning my piece in Marie Claire! I just still can’t believe that I got something published it a national magazine – I don’t want to sound braggy, but I’m proud of myself! It was a huge moment for me.