June 2016 Favorites


Britt-Maries Was Here by Fredrik Backman

My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan by Set Rudetsky (Book Club)

Love & Gelato By Jenna Evans Welch

Sunshine Beach by Wendy Wax (Review)

The Memory of Lemon by Judith Fertig (Review)

The List by Siobhan Vivian

Since She Went Away by David J Bell (Review)

Persepolis by Marjan Satrapi (Review)

Without You by Anthony Rapp

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Barefoot Beach by Toby Devens

Semi-Sweet: A Novel of Love and Cupcakes by Roisin Meany

Favorite Book I read this Month: Persepolis, closely followed by The Unexpected Everything. I was truly shocked how much I loved Persepolis. It is definitely one of those books that I didn’t realize quite how much I loved it until days later when I was still thinking back to it. The Unexpected Everything is a close second because it was the book that really got me into the mood for my summer reading.


Bold Lip

I know this isn’t a specific beauty favorite, but now that it’s summer, I am loving wearing a bold lip again! I’ve been leaning towards the hot pinks and the reds, but pretty much whatever is bright is a love for me. I feel like in the summer it is the extra touch that just gives my whole outfit a boost.

Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum

I received a sample of this in my first Play! By Sephora beauty box. I used it for a while when I first got it, and then through it into a makeup bag and forgot that it was there. I recently spotted it and started using it again and really realized just how much my skin loves this product. Unfortunately, it’s super expensive ($105), so I most likely will never purchase the full size. However, the sample is lasting me quite a while, so that’s always a plus!


Soma Black Maxi

Back in March, I received a black maxi for my birthday. It has been my go-to dress this past month and I love it. I love that I can through it on by itself and it looks put together, or I can through something on top of it to change the look completely. I know that this is going to continue to get more use when I go on my big trip at the end of July. 



This past month the Copa America Centenario and the European Cup started. The Copa was hosted by the US, and a few games were even in Chicago! I have been loving being able to watch soccer all day every day and absolutely loved going to two live soccer games. Being a soccer fan in the US can be tricky since there aren’t a lot of big time games, so I absolutely loved the chance to see such amazing teams.This has been the summer of soccer and on days when there are no games I feel an emptiness in my life! I am also so excited to see Iceland doing so well in the tournament.