Discussions September 3, 2018

Best Buys of August

August came and went in the blink of an eye, and now here we are soaking in and savoring the last bit of summer on Labor Day. I think back to this time last year and it doesn’t feel that long ago, although so much has happened and changed since then. I’m excited for the new season and ready for a new scenery (literally) and some cooler weather. Here’s a look back at what were my most-used items and best buys of August…

1. Cuyana Beauty Bag

I’ve had my Cuyana makeup bags for years and travel with them everywhere. I keep all of my beauty products in one, and all of my makeup in the other, that way I’m ready to grab them and go at any moment. I also use the smaller ones for things like lipsticks and hair accessories or jewelry. Last holiday season they were one of my go-to gifts, too. They just came out with a bunch of new colors for fall and I’m really loving the burgundy and soft rose.

2. Hair Bow

One of my go-to accessories for our September/October GMG Collection shoot was my favorite black hair bow from last year that’s still available here. It has a hair tie attached to it, making it easy to style and wear, as well as never having to worry about perfecting the bow.

3. Denim For Fall

Last month I bought these J.Crew jeans from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (they’re still 40% off!) and they’ve become my favorite pair since then. I recently styled them when we were in Lenox with one of our upcoming GMG Collection jackets.

4. Woven Bag

I recently discovered the adorable handbag brand Cesta and have quickly become obsessed with their woven bags. You probably saw me style this round camel one a few times while in Italy, along with this similar striped one. I know I’ll be using them both just as often as we transition into fall. Seen here with our GMG Collection Judith dress.

5. Gucci Loafers

I bought these brown Gucci loafers about two years ago and they’re still one of my most worn and most favorite pairs of flats for fall. I styled them with a few of the GMG August dresses and ended up wearing them with almost all of our day September dresses, too. You’ve also probably seen them on the blog in the past, like here, here and here. They’re definitely on the pricey side, and while there are many less expensive alternatives like this pair, I have to say that the quality really holds up and they wear really beautifully over time.

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