august favorites

I have been on the hunt for two items for fall: the perfect bootie and the coziest cardigan. I’ve found a few cute booties but nothing that has been speaking to me. But, I’m just about to pull the lever on this cardigan from Free People. It’s a little more expensive but LOOK HOW COZY!? It’s really just a fitted blanket, let’s get real.

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Would it be a favorites post if I didn’t mention Starbucks? I’ve started getting a flat white with a few extra shots of espresso (anywhere from 2-7 extra shots, don’t judge, sometimes I’m tired, HA). A flat white is just espresso with less water + whole milk. It’s so good and not too sweet which is the best part! I think I’m becoming immune from caffeine, though, since the 8 shots of espresso doesn’t give me too much of a buzz, haha!

I’m re-designing my bedside table for my room and have been in love with pendant lamps. I just ordered this one from Target, these giant pillows, striped sheets (for a little extra pattern fun), and the cutest light box. Eek, can’t wait to see how it looks!

How cute is this bright pink dress from ASOS? Not very fall-friendly but it’s in my cart. In love!

This Spotify playlist has been on. repeat. lately. I love soft songs like this and all the songs are so pretty! Also. Frank Sinatra, oh my. I have always loved old jazz and this album from him is so gorgeous.

These black skinny jeans I got from the #nsale are my new favorite jeans. I can’t stop wearing them and they look SO cute with a denim jacket and white tee/grey sweater. I’m currently wearing them while writing this post, ha! I go up a size and the waist is a little big (what’s new) but everywhere else they fit perfectly. Plus, $50! Almost all of my jeans are by Topshop and they’re a great quality and you can’t beat that price 🙋🏻

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  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I am so ready for all the cozy stuff to be wearable! Living in Florida we don’t have very many times where we can break out all the cool weather favorites.

    • Lydia
      Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

      Yes! I’m so thankful living in the midwest gives me fall.

  • robin rue

    I feel like that about my Dunkin Donuts. I was in Disney for a week and all they have is Starbucks down there…I was dying LOL.

    • Lydia
      robin rue

      Haha! Starbucks was one of the best parts of Disney 🙂

  • Jalisa Harris

    Cardigans are my middle name. They remind me of the start of Fall and how much I’ve been longing for the season.

  • Lori geurin

    I’m a sucker for neutral cozy cardigans and that one looks like a keeper. I get what you’re saying about becoming immune to caffeine because I think it’s happened to me too. 🙂

  • Jeanine

    I love cute booties for fall and cozy sweaters. Fall always has cute comfy clothes that you can also rock in winter too!

  • Stephanie

    I love Spotifiy, I’ll check out your suggested playlist. I probably listen to the app at least 2-3 hours a day!

  • Erica

    Lol, it’s been more than 24 hours since I had coffee and I was feeling really good about my coffee abstinence. But now I’m totally obsessing about going to Starbucks tomorrow morning! I love the cardigan.

  • Terri Steffes

    That cardigan is super cute! I love the blush color, too, sweet but also fall.

  • AnnMarie John

    The cardigan looks super comfy! I can’t wait to wear boots. Fall will always be my favorite season. I think these are lovely picks.

  • Cat

    I have started cardigan shopping this week, too! Fall is almost here and my closet needs a revamp ASAP!

  • Krystle Cook

    That cardigan does look like it would be so comfortable! I am always looking for these as a staple too.

  • Heather

    I’ve been feeling the same about coffee lately too. I’m definitely needing more and more to get that same boost of energy!

  • HilLesha

    I usually don’t wear that pink, but I can easily see myself wearing that pink dress. It is absolutely beautiful – good choice!

  • Nadine Cathleen

    Your photos look stunning!! I love the shoes you are wearing 🙂 🙂

  • Brittany

    I absolutely love your top! It’s so cute and I love the shoes with it too. Such a cute combo with it! Looks great on you!

  • Toni

    Lydia my black skinny jeans are my favorite! I love all colors, but the black ones seem to just be more flattering to my figure. Great choice for your list!