Wasn't July 4th just last week?! Holy moly how did we get to mid-August? I know I was traveling when the calendar switched over but still, where has summer gone? July was full of so many good things and August is shaping up to be right on par. Here's what I loved in July...
Three Identical Strangers
I am a documentary geek and when I first heard about Three Identical Strangers, I was like, "Can I Fandango my ticket now?!" I don't want to spoil anything but in sum, TIS is the story of triplets, separated as infants, who later find each other and uncover some rather insane things about their past and how they came to be living three separate lives until their reunion. If you like docs, this is a must. If you don't like docs, this is a must. If you are a person, this is a must. The story is truly unbelievable.
Steve Madden Kristen Cork Platforms
Being all of 5 feet tall, I am a huge fan of platforms being en vogue. That said, finding a good pair isn't always easy. Enter Steve Madden's Kristen sandal. I love this shoe so much that I just stopped writing this post to re-set my Zappo's password because I couldn't remember it/find it and did a massive internet search to find the natural leather pair in my size. Before hitting "checkout" I had a little chat with myself about how summer is ending and do I really need these. I'll hate myself next week, but my bank account will love me. The Kristen's are super comfy, easy to walk in, and give me all the inches I was not born with. There aren't many left out there but if you can find some in your size, I highly suggest you do the opposite of what I just did and hit "checkout."
Going to the Chapel
No, not me sillies, I am hitting the app circuit hard, by which I mean swiping at random hours and then forgetting these things even exist. What I'm talking about is being a bridesmaid in a lifelong friend's wedding. I have been a flower girl a few times and once was a junior bridesmaid, but this was my first bridesmaid experience. I have to shoutout my friend who will remain nameless for being the most chill bride ever. There was no drama, no million and one events, and no penis anything. Instead, the entire wedding, including the events in the months and day preceding, were full of love, warmth, and fun. It was such an honor to be a part of this special day. There is really nothing like sharing moments with friends who are more like family and that is what her family is to ours.
I wrote it before and I'll write it again, I did my first Barry's Bootcamp class! Will I go back? TBD. My hip was not too happy in the days that followed but I have since been taking CBD drops (more on that in another post) and they've been making a huge difference so maybe. Even if I never go back, taking class there was a massive step for me. I had built Barry's up to be this impossible workout and a place I would very likely need to be carried out of. Instead, I found a really supportive community and a killer class. Our thoughts are powerful and sometimes we let them get the better of us. Don't let them. Go outside your comfort zone; you'll probably find something awesome.
I am planning to do a whole post on my trip to Ireland so for now I'll say this: delicious food, kind people, stunning country. Also this: Brownies and broccoli were on nearly every menu, i.e. I must be part Irish.
What were your July favorites?