July Favorites!

I’m in denial that July is over. It happens every single year though. May and June move nice and slow at a normal, relaxed pace and then you blink and July is over. So yep. Here we are on the final day of July. Luckily for me, I have some fun things lined up (a roadtrip, a quick trip to Cape May, and a visit to Charleston in October) so I guess it’s not too bad that summer is winding down.
I thought I’d share some of my July favorites. These are all things I either discovered this month or used too much to ignore!
Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector // This has been featured on my blog before, but now it’s stood about six weeks of serious testing. Verdict? Awesome. I can’t pinpoint if my skin is necessarily better because of the product… but my skin has improved and I can say that it serves as a great primer for my makeup application. (Garrett has been using it too and loves it… but you didn’t hear that from me.)
Gap Favorite V-Neck Tee // I’ve been keeping things super casual around here lately. If I’m not dressed up for a meeting or dinner, I’m wearing one of these v-necks. I have a bunch from Old Navy that are great, but the Gap ones are definitely way better quality. I’ve been wearing them with jeans, chino shorts, and running shorts. I think I need to really stock up on more though because I wear the ones I have so often!
Lemon & Line Navy Rope Bracelet // I’ve been wearing this like every single day! I either wear this one or this tan one. Such a fun addition to the stack, but I’ve also been wearing just the rope bracelets with nothing else. (As seen here in this Instagram and this Instagram!)
Krass & Co Running Shorts // My collection of these is big, but not big enough. I really have been rotating between my favorite prints and patterns. I wear them every morning when I’m out walking Teddy and I would be lying if I said I haven’t also been working while wearing them during the day. (With the Gap v-necks, of course.)
Water Bobble // I am in loveeeeee with this water bottle. It’s the perfect shape/size/weight/everything to carry around the city. It’s definitely also changing the way I drink water (aka drinking more)… which is amazing!
Paypal Mobile App // I don’t know why it took me so long to download this. I use Paypal a lot, both personally and with my blog so it’s been great to be able to access my accounts on the go. And a lot of stores in NYC are accepting Paypal now, which seriously makes it easy to pay.
Starbucks Iced Coffee // Yep, saying it again… I’m obsessed. I don’t think the taste is for everyone, but I definitely love it. It’s worth trying some of the bottled Starbucks drinks even if the coffee ones aren’t for you. It’s so easy and I like being able to twist a lid shut when I’m running from place to place.
Poppin Pens // I’m not picky about pens (if it writes, I’ll use it), but I definitely play favorites. These are THE best I’ve used in a long time. They write smoothly and look adorable. I have one currently in each handbag I’ve been using, one at my desk, one at my coffee table, and one that Garrett stole (and loves). They come in different colors, but the ink is either black or blue so be sure to read the description to know what you’re getting!
What would you add to your own July Favorites list?


PS The end of July also means that there’s only a few more days to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale…. Did we just discover the perfect sweater?! YES.

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Gigi @ Dolce and Gabriella

So story on Gap shirts: they used to make this PERFECT scoop neck t-shirt, just the right amount of cleavage, perfect sleeve length/width, everything. I found one at a thrift store in heather grey and have worn it to shreds. Alas-sob-they aren't making it anymore and despite my searching high and low (I've tried Ebay, for crying out loud) I've never found another. Just to add to the end-of-July melancholy…

Love, Gigi
Dolce and Gabriella


I really want to try those Poppin pens! I've been so picky about my pens lately and while I love my Le Pen's, I'm ready to try something new! Also yay for your trip to Charleston this fall! October is one of the best times of the year down here because it's still warm but much more peaceful than the crazy summertime tourist season. I'll be living downtown again by then so let me know if you need a tour guide around town! 🙂


Welcome to Charleston! October is the best time of year to visit – warm during the days & cooler at night.

Tori Scheller

OBSESSED with the Starbucks Iced Coffee…like it's bad. Love all of your picks except the water bottle- I found that it didn't keep my water as cold as some of my other ones :/

Xo, Tori @ Victoria Grace


I like the PayPal mobile app more than the actual website! It's so easy to use. That water bottle from Bobble is also really great. I need to get my hands on those Poppin pens; I have the gel ones and they're awesome. Great post 🙂



Cape May is my favorite summer spot! Hope you enjoy your trip down there! I'll be going at least one more time before the season ends— would be so cool if we bumped into each other. 🙂

Zoe Diaz-McLeese

I love Poppin! They just started selling some Poppin products at the Staples by my school, and I definitely am a fan of their ballpoint pens. The turquoise ones are pretty, but I'm partial to purple!

La Vie en Zoe


I have to buy some of those pens! I keep seeing people rave about them so I think they're going to need to be on my back to school shopping list


Georgia Nickels

Great list! I might try Kiehl's skin perfector, sounds intriguing 🙂 Could you also review Vain Pursuits? I'd love to hear what you have to say about them!

Kimberly Melanson

The skin perfector is awesome! It might even actually be one of my top 10 products. I've heard of Vain Pursuits before too. They do customized skincare right?

Hannah .

I would say my favorite of July is a food: Lobster Roll. My friend loves the water bottle I think I might buy that for this school year