September 2020

Wednesday, October 7, 2020


I can't believe that it is October - where has the time gone!? This year is going by so fast!! But it's 2020, so I am not complaining!! Today I am writing September's recap, but before I begin, I just wanted to say that I got this idea from Styled By Mckenz blog!! Youtube channel, blogger, sorority member, and full-time student?! I don’t know how she does it!!

September was a very busy month. With school starting back, and tournaments every weekend, along with lots of babysitting and blogging, we were stacked!! While October is looking very busy too, I'm excited for this month!! October is one of my favorites!! Fall and Halloween, PLUS cooler weather, and football!! What more could you ask for!?

F A S H I O N

Fashion is tough in September. Some days it is 80 degrees and other days it is 60. Alabama weather is so unpredictable!! While I am super excited for sweater weather, I wanted to sport the shorts while I still could!! So in all honesty, I wore a t-shirt, and Nike shorts about every day, with the occasional appearance of a sweatshirt. Now for shoes, I'm back to obsessing over my Steve Madden flats!!

A C C E S S O R I E S 

Once again, not much accessorizing this month!! Of course, I had my Kendra Scott Elisa necklaces, but other than that nothing!! One of my goals for October is to put a little bit more effort into my appearance!! I feel like, with online school especially, looking nice really helps with productivity, so I'm going to try that out this month!! 

W O R K O U T

Honestly, not much working out this month. With school and babysitting, and Anna and Huddy's schedule, it was really hard to find the time!! One of my big goals for October is to get out (at least) three times a week, and get my body moving!! Not only is it good for my overall health, it motivates me!! I mean if you think about it, after working out, you feel like you can take on anything!! 

B E A U T Y 

I feel like this blog post is so boring!! I still have nothing!! I'm not big on makeup. I feel like it makes me break out, and honestly, I love the feel of being all-natural. However, I do have some skin and hair products for you!! If you missed my What's Up Wednesday, first of all, you should read it, and second of all, I talked about 2 products that I have been loving this month!! 


Mario Badescu Drying Lotion: This product is AMAZING!! Basically, you don't shake up the bottle, dip a Q-Tip in the bottle, and place it on any blemishes, go to sleep, and voila!! When you wake up it's hardly there!! It minimizes any of your blemishes, and takes away redness!!

Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum: I have really frizzy, and SUPER coarse hair. I have searched far and wide for a serum (to put on before blow-drying my hair) that makes my hair smooth, and anti-frizz, and I have finally found it.  This serum makes my hair SO smooth, and SO soft!! If you have frizzy, coarse hair like me, I definitely recommend this serum!!

E N T E R T A I N M E N T 

Books: I had the hardest time with books this month!! I didn't enjoy almost everything that I read!! I was in a big reading slump this month for many reasons: 1) I was busy with school and 2) Reading those books that I didn't enjoy gave me zero motivation to read any other books. But if you are interested, you can check out my September Book Review HERE.

TV/Movies: Gilmore Girls!! I'm on season 4!! I also have my September Movie Review coming out next week!!

Music/Podcasts: Music this month was so random!! I started with loving Little Mix, then moving to Beyonce, then Justin Timberlake, and now Morgan Wallen. See? Random. Now for podcasts, I don't really have anything. If you have any podcast recs, leave them in the comments!! I love podcasts on politics, pop culture, the enneagram, productivity ...anything like that!! I also like chatty girl podcasts like The Bestie Breakdown with Shay and Erika!! 

L O O K I N G  B A C K  A T  S E P T E M B E R

This was just a month of adjusting and balance. Trying to manage all my school, along with blogging, and busy tournament weekends. I feel like I still haven't found the perfect balance, but it is a lot better than it was at the beginning of September.

L O O K I N G  F O R W A R D  T O  O C T O B E R 

As for goals this month, I'm focusing on mindset and motivation. Motivation to blog and interact with others. Motivation to be productive. I want to focus on wellness, and choosing joy. I also just want to live in the moment, and stress less. I struggle with being a perfectionist, so this month I just want to relax, and not worry about what is to come. As for school goals, I want to try to get ahead as I can before the holidays hit, and everything gets hectic. 

T H I S  M O N T H  O N  T H E  B L O G:

Well, that about wraps up my September!! I have high hopes for October, and so far, it's looking pretty good!! Wishing y'all a great Wednesday, and October!! XO, Ella. 

2 comments

  1. I love this post Ella!! I need to do something like it to catch up on my blog!! Have a great day!!

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