July Monthly Round Up 2018 + OOTD


We are now over half way done with 2018! I say this all the time, but time really does fly by fast. July has been a wonderful summer month with finally finding the flower field of my dreams, to taking it a bit slower and enjoying each moment. As always here is a recap of the month, with everything from the movie and book I’ve loved to this pinafore dress outfit and more!


After traveling for a lot of June and not posting as much on the blog, I’m happy that in July I’ve created some of my favorite posts yet!

8 Best Simple Features To Have On Your Blog

Favorite Cruelty Free Beauty + Skincare Products That I Already Own

Positive Affirmations To Tell Yourself Every Day 

Favorite Ways To Easily Change Up Your Space

Why As Bloggers We Should Stop Apologizing All The Time

Tips For Making More Time For Reading 

Small Things To Do To Start Your Day Off Right

Behind The Instagram #2: What You Don’t See


Here is a look at some of my favorite photos I took and posted this month, as well as some of my favorite outfits!

This midi dress from Who What Wear is a new wardrobe favorite of mine. Their dresses always fit like a dream.

Reds and oranges have become a favorite of mine this summer, and I couldn’t help but add more of it to my wardrobe with this Zara top.


Until this month I hadn’t worn a denim jacket in years! This one is from Universal Thread and I love wearing it on cooler summer nights.

This is one of my favorite photos I’ve taken of myself. Every time I take photos of myself with a book I always end up putting in on my head by the end of taking the photos.


The travel bug has bitten me this month, and in result I’ve been looking back at photos from my trip in June. This one from Lake Louise is a favorite of mine, and I plan on getting it printed to hang on my wall.

This photo was actually taken by my lovely mother, and I just love everything from how candid it is to the colors of the trees.


Me Before You movie: I read this book almost 2 years ago and it became one of my favorites. It’s taken me all that time to finally watch the movie because I knew I would cry while watching it (and I did), but I was pleasantly surprised with how much I really liked the movie! I still think the book is better as it gives more details and emotion to the story, but if you haven’t seen this movie I would definitely recommend it! One of my favorite quotes from the movie is:

“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible”

Little Fires Everywhere: I will be including this book in my next book recommendations post, so I won’t talk too much about it. I thought I would mention it though because it was one of my favorite books I’ve read this month. If you’re look for a new fiction book to read, I suggest giving this one a chance!


July has been a month filled with just simply enjoying summer. I’ve enjoyed the sunshine and started making more plans for the future. It was nice to have a more relaxing month after traveling in June.

This month I’ve also been working towards worrying a bit less. I’ve talked about this in previous monthly round ups, but since I’m pretty much done with college, except for one more class, I’ve fallen down the path of being a bit more worried about the future. Now this is completely normal, but I always seem to forget that I know what I want to do, it’s just going to take time. I’ve been reminding myself that everything in the end will work out, and to just enjoy the now.

Also it may not seem like a big deal, but I cut off quite a few inches of my hair this month (these photos are from before I cut it), and love it! I’ve had longer hair for months now, but the change was much needed.


I have been on the hunt for a flower field near me for over a year, and I was so excited to finally find this sunflower one!

Dresses have been a go-to of mine this summer due to the heat. Although I love a good midi dress, pinafore dresses have always been a favorite of mine because of how easy they are to style. This navy blue one is from American Eagle, and on casual days I usually wear it with a t-shirt. This blue striped one is from Zara and it was under $10!

And that is a look at July! I’d love to know how July was for you, and I hope you have the best August!

44 responses to “July Monthly Round Up 2018 + OOTD”

  1. Dominique says:

    What a fab round up! So many gorgeous outfits and snaps of you hun. How is it August, I swear the year just flys by! xx

  2. Biana says:

    Love the sunflower field photos – we didn’t make it to one this year!

  3. Shauna says:

    These photos are so gorgeous!! I can’t believe those sunflowers – WOW. Nature is just so amazing sometimes!!


  4. alessa says:

    Looking good I love your outfit!

    Alessa Bernal

  5. Simone says:

    I’ve already been gazing at your sunflower pics on IG, they’re so gorgeous Kara! You are reading so many books, unbelievable and I do admire you.

    xx Simone

    Little Glittery Box

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Aw thank you so much Simone! You are always so sweet, and I hope you have a great weekend! x

  6. Layla says:

    Aww this is such a lovely post – loving the photos, they’re absolutely beautiful!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week lovely!

    Layla x

  7. samantha says:

    I absolutely love your outfit in the first photo, the sunflowers and everything! such a beautiful place to take the photos too, I love the country vibe!

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Aw thank you Samantha! When I found this place I was so thrilled because I knew it would be perfect for outfit photos x

  8. Kinga says:

    Fantastic post,cool ootd 💞💞

  9. Janet says:

    You look super adorable in your pinafore dress! Those sunflowers fields are so gorgeous. Congratulations on basically finishing college! Yes worry less and everything will fall into place for you. Gorgeous photos lovely!
    Janet xx

  10. The pictures look awesome darling and you look great.


  11. Kate says:

    Absolutely love these sunflower photos! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  12. Kelsey Bang says:

    how fun to take pictures with the sunflowers! fun post!

  13. Olga says:

    Such a lovely outfit!Wonderful pictures:-)

  14. That sunflower field is so amazing, I love it

  15. Lake Louise looks so beautiful! I want to go there! Amazing roundup of your posts! 😉


    • Kara Callahan says:

      Thank you Carina! Lake Louise is such an amazing place to visit. You should definitely go there if you can! x

  16. Kathrin says:

    This is a great recap. It looks like you’ve discovered and accomplished many wonderful things this month.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

  17. Radi says:

    Love this recap of your favorite outfit and photos!
    Keep up the awesome work!

  18. Gorgeous dress and it sounds like you had an amazing July – I really do love your recap posts!

    Heather xoxo

    • Kara Callahan says:

      Aw thank you Heather! I’m so happy to hear that you like these kind of posts. I hope you have a great August! x

  19. Kasie says:

    It sounds like you had such an eventful July! Your photography is gorgeous, especially that shot of the fog over the lake. Stunning!

  20. Jessica says:

    Loving this look on you dear, so simple, yet so cute and comfy!

    Jessica |

  21. Katya says:

    These are lovely outfits that you’ve posted, Quite simple yet very stylish. You look as beautiful as always.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

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