August Monthly Round-Up + OOTD


We are officially at the end of summer, and the start of fall can’t come soon enough! August was the start of new beginnings and the end of others. It’s finally getting cool enough to explore the beautiful state I live in, so I thought I would take you to one of my favorite locations for this outfit. So here is a round-up of everything in August, from college changes, my new favorite color love, to new photos and posts and a lovely red dress!

On The Blog

All of Augusts posts in one place!


My favorite photos from my Instagram this month.

What I’ve Been Loving

The Couple Next Door: I will be doing a book post in the next month or two, but I couldn’t help mentioning this one now. I heard about this book on social media and I was instantly intrigued. It is such an amazing read and I loved how it was written where you got different characters perspectives. If you like mystery drama books then I would highly recommend this one! I even picked up the authors next book.

Look What You Made Me Do: I’m not too much in love with most pop songs now a days. But I’ve been listening to Taylor Swift ever since I was a pre-teen and I love her music. So when this song came out on the first listen I wasn’t sold. But by the tenth time I was singing the lyrics word for words. I honestly have been listening to it on repeat since it came out. I know it’s either a love it or hate it song, but listen to it a few times first before deciding.

The Color Red:Β I’ve always been one to stick to more neutral colors, expect for the color blue since it’s my favorite. But recently I’ve been loving the color red for everything from clothing to home decor. I can already tell it will become a big part of my wardrobe for this fall and winter.


This month college started again and it has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride at the start of the semester. Although I believe school is extremely important, I also think still being able to live life is too. I made some semi scary decisions when it came to dropping some courses and changing part of the direction I’m going in. Although I’m still not 100% percent sure what direction I’m going to go in, I’ve realized that is okay. It’s perfectly normal to be unsure and that’s part of the beauty of life.


I recently discovered this dress in the pile of clothing I was going to sell on Depop and realized I wasn’t sure why I was getting rid of it. I decided to keep it and have been wearing it ever since. The shade of red is beautiful, and and I love how it can be worn during the day or for a more dressy occasion. It’s actually from Old Navy last year, but they sadly don’t sell it anymore so I linked a few similar ones below! And I have this love with pairing dresses with my old skool Vans that I don’t think will stop anytime soon.

And that is a look at August! Hope you enjoyed this monthly round-up + OOTD, and let me know what you’re looking most forward to for fall!

13 responses to “August Monthly Round-Up + OOTD”

  1. Kinga Kurek says:

    This is such a lovely idea of a round up! I will check out the links as well, some of them sound so interesting!
    Adore your outfit, red looks so beautiful on you and pairing it with vans, makes it such a perfect combo! ^_^
    Kinga xxx

  2. Angie says:

    Red is also my new favorite colour! I bought loads of new clothes in red! Loved reading all your posts this month! Got a lot of inspiration and knowledge! Looking forward to septembers posts! πŸ˜ƒ

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you so much Angie! I’m so glad you liked this months posts. I have bought so much clothes in red too! It’s the perfect color for fall x

  3. Pallavi says:

    I’m glad you decided to keep this dress. It looks really beautiful but also comfy which is a bonus πŸ™‚ Also, how beautiful is this location?! Love it x


  4. Areeba says:

    Loved this post! Thanks for sharing dear!!πŸ™ˆπŸ’•

  5. Stacey says:

    I love your dress love – the deep red is stunning on you <3 I was all about red in summer as well! As it's started to get cold I'm most likely going back to my ways of tans and olive greens again though lol. I love how you have everything laid out here and I also have been digging the Taylor Swift song…to be honest I'm really looking forward to her new album. I love her last one so much so I'm hoping it has similar vibes! Btw, I'm going to play major catch up on your blog so try not to be creeped out lol!

  6. Velvet Blush says:

    Good luck with college! It must have been a tough decision at first to change some courses, but I’m sure it’ll all work out for you πŸ™‚ I love the red dress, this is exactly the sort of thing I wish they would stock more of in stores. I’m looking forward to jumpers and getting some more Autumnal clothes haha x

    Velvet Blush

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you! It was tough, but so far it’s been the right choice. I am so excited for autumn clothing too! There’s just nothing like it x

  7. Kim says:

    I have been singing along to Taylor Swift’s new song too! She has strayed far from her country roots but her new music is still soo catchy haha. Definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. Glad you rediscovered some old clothes! The red dress looks great for fall. Also, it’s new to us, since we haven’t seen you wear it before πŸ˜‰

    • Kara Callahan says:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one singing along to it! It is so different but that’s what makes me love it. And that is such a good point! Something that I’ve worn before may be new to my blog x

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