Amazon Basics + September Recap

Amazon Basics

Welcome back, friends! I cannot believe today is October 1st! I’m trying to keep up with my monthly recap blogs so here we are again. This month I got great use out of some of my favorite Amazon Basics. As you can tell they are all very versatile, and bonus they are all extremely comfy!

Versatile Amazon Basics

The off the shoulder dress

I’m putting my favorite here first! I think I have probably worn this dress at least 10 times in the 30 days I’ve owned it so far. I love the off the shoulder aspect of it and the length is actually great it’s not too short and not too long, somewhere between a mini and a midi. They make it in several colors and I know I need to bite the bullet and order at least one other color of this style. It’s the perfect dress for being stylish on the go!

The chic and comfy basic jumpsuit

Out of the three items I’m sharing today, I’ve owned this jumpsuit the longest. I’ve had it for about a year and it remains a wardrobe staple, as well as being one of those backup outfits you can wear almost anywhere when you decide “you have nothing to wear.” It’s simple and gives off that effortlessly chic vibe we all aspire to. This one never fails to bring in tons of compliments every time I wear it.

The Casual Maxi

I would say this is probably the most casual of the three amazon basics. I like this dress for lazy Sundays when I want to by cozy, casual and cute. It feels like pajamas and truth be told I may have slept in it a time or two LOL. I like the addition of a plaid shirt or camo sweatshirt over top for a 90’s grunge kind of vibe. It’s also nice that it can be knotted up in the front and back for easier walking or a warmer day.

September Recap

So I’m thinking most of you guys don’t care to read this part LOL, but I actually like filling these questions out for myself as a way to remember everything I accomplished in a month. So without further ado…

What I’m eating: In September, I had the pleasure of attending 3 media tasting events in Sarasota! Art Ovation hotel introduced a brunch buffet in their Overture restaurant. It’s held every Sunday from 11-2 and the price is $34.99 per person. There were so many delicious options, all I can say is definitely go check it out. You won’t need to eat for the rest of the day LOL

Brunch Buffet at Art Ovation Hotel

Next, I checked out a hole in the wall joint just up the road from my house. JR’s Old Packinghouse Cafe is a from-scratch Cuban restaurant with one of the best Cuban sandwiches I’ve ever had! I’ve already been back since the tasting for another one.

Cuban Sandwich from JR’s Old Packinghouse Cafe

Bravo Coastal Cuisine got a dining room and menu upgrade and is now Bravo Italian Mediterranean. They’re offering an array of fresh Italian favorites that are priced to please, along with some lighter Mediterranean style dishes for the health-conscious. Is it bad that my favorite part was this light and fluffy caramel cheesecake?

Caramel Cheesecake from Bravo Italian Mediterranean

What I’ve been up to: I’ve been working a lot at the golf course and staying busy with media events and my social life! I can’t think of anything super new and exciting that’s become a part of my everyday life.

What I’m working on: I recently found an online site called where you can make money by transcribing audio files. You take a grammar test, and then if you pass you’re approved to begin after 45 minutes of graded training. After that, you literally just listen to the audio and type it out. The higher quality monologues are quick and easy but those are few and far between. Most of the files have background noise, heavy accents, crosstalk or some other kind of challenge that makes it difficult to hear things clearly. If you’ve got great hearing, grammar and are a speedy typer, its a great way to earn some extra cash. You get paid per minute you transcribe and money is sent to your PayPal account every Monday for the previous week’s work.

What I’m excited about: I think this has been the same thing I’ve been excited about since I started doing my monthly recaps, but we leave for Savannah in 12 days! I’m super excited about this trip and to see the memorial tree PJ had planted in memorial of my mom. Last year he gifted it to me but it wasn’t planted until June of this year. I’m ready to see it in person now 🙂

What I’m reading: This month I finished The Good Daughter, and The Reckless Oath We Made.

The Amazon description for The Good Daughter states: Twenty-eight years ago, Charlotte and Samantha Quinn’s happy small-town family life was torn apart by a terrifying attack on their family home. It left their mother dead. It left their father—Pikeville’s notorious defense attorney—devastated. And it left the family fractured beyond repair, consumed by secrets from that terrible night.

My feelings: I liked this one. My favorite books start with something interesting to grab your attention and this one did just that. Overall it was entertaining although I feel like it could have moved along more quickly. Many secrets are uncovered throughout, and the ending definitely surprised me. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a thriller. I would say I’d give it 4.5 out of 5 stars!

The Amazon description for The Reckless Oath We Made states: Zee is nobody’s fairy tale princess. Almost six-foot, with a redhead’s temper and a shattered hip, she has a long list of worries: never-ending bills, her beautiful, gullible sister, her five-year-old nephew, her housebound mother, and her drug-dealing boss. Zee may not be a princess, but Gentry is an actual knight, complete with sword, armor, and a code of honor. Two years ago the voices he hears called him to be Zee’s champion. Both shy and autistic, he’s barely spoken to her since, but he has kept watch, ready to come to her aid. 

My feelings: This one is a little bit out of the ordinary but somehow it just works. The characters were from different worlds but they are written to be so human and relatable you can’t help but love them. My only issue with the book is one of the characters talks in a Shakespearean/Medieval language which was at times difficult for me personally to understand. I found myself going back and rereading certain parts to understand what was actually happening. Aside from that, I loved it. Thanks to my friend Gina for the recommendation on this book. 5 out of 5 stars!

What I’m listening to: My boyfriend PJ has been listening to the daily Gary Vee podcasts on Spotify and I find myself eavesdropping from time to time. He has a lot of knowledge about social media and I love his no BS approach to entrepreneurship and life in general.

What I’m looking forward to next month: Can we get a Florida temperature drop pretty please? I keep thinking my life will get less hectic and hoping for that, but it’s not likely seeing as we are going into snowbird season and I’m picking up shifts at the golf course. So I’m going to look forward to hopefully be making lots of money!

Alright! That was long-winded and if you made it this far, thanks for sticking around. For my next post, I really want to put together a list of my all-time Amazon favorites. I’m going to get to that as soon as I can.

As always if you order something, like on of the Amazon basics, through one of my links, I make a small commission! See you next time 🙂


1 comment / Add your comment below

  1. I love the part of the post you think nobody reads! LOL! Since I’m not active on social media this is the best way for me to keep up with what you’ve been up to! Rev sounds very interesting! And I’m glad you enjoyed Reckless! It was very unique, and that’s kind of why I liked it. I read so many books with a similar storyline and this was 100% different!

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