As every other month, August has flown by and I can’t believe how fast it has actually gone, the last time I looked it was only the start. In today’s post I’m going to be telling you my August Monthly Favourites, these are going to vary from my fashion, makeup and book favourites, I’ve been trying to read more books this month and I’ve enjoyed it so much so I’ll be letting you know my favourites. Let me know in the comments what your monthly favourite is because I’d love to know.
Black Frill sleeve dress from Boohoo
With clothing this month, I’ve been focusing on purchasing clothes for when I go to Rome in 4 days at the time your reading this and I’m so excited. I saw this dress everywhere in Instagram and it looked so good on so many people so I decided to purchase it and I’m so happy I did because I feel so nice in it and its so nice having a dress in which you feel sexy in and that’s this dress. If your looking for the perfect black dress then I’d definitely recommend this dress, here is the link, Boohoo dress, it also comes in white too which I’m really temped to get.
All the bright places, Jennifer Niven
Before reading this book, I featured it on my Instagram stories and so many people warned me that my heart would be broken at the end and I underestimated it but it was definitely true. You will experience a whirlwind of emotions when reading this book, I’d definitely recommend it, its such a motivational book and focuses widely on mental health. If you’ve read this book, let me know in the comments your thoughts, I’d love to know.
Now that it’s starting to get colder which I’m so happy about, I’ve been looking for the perfect scarf for the year and I’ve been loving the tweed pattern and I really wanted a scarf in this pattern and I found one for £4 in Primark which is such a steal. Its so in style this year and I’m so happy I got my hands on this scarf. I’ve only been able to wear it once because it hasn’t been as cold as I expected but I cant wait for the upcoming months to wear it.
Grey Blazer style coat
Now, this is probably the biggest steal of the month, I’ve been looking for a grey blazer style coat for a while now because I knew this was the coat I wanted for this Autumn and Winter. I was in my local charity shop which has half price on women items and I found the exact coat I wanted but the only problem was, it was a size 16 but at least it will be easier to wear jumpers underneath. okay, I’ve saved the best part till last, I got it for £1.98, what an absolute bargain, I’m so lucky because I was going to buy the same one from Primark for £20 so I’m so happy I didn’t.
Mamma Mia: Here we go again
My favourite film of the whole entire year has got to be Mamma Mia 2 and I don’t think anything else will top it. It makes me feel so happy and I feel I can relate to Donner quite a lot during the film as I really want to travel as soon as I finish university and I’d absolutely love to go to Greece, I had to try my hardest not to pack up my bags and go to Greece which I feel many people can agree with. It’s such a feel good film and I can’t wait for it to come out on CD so I can’t watch it 10 times a day.
This month, I finally booked up the courage to book to have my first tattoo, if you haven’t already seen, I’ve uploaded my tattoo experience on my blog, My experience of getting a tattoo. Now that I’ve had my first tattoo, I want so much more, they are quite painful to get put i’m absolutely in love with mine and the pain is 100% worth it. My advice to anyone who is planning or wants a tattoo, the pain isn’t as bad as you may think but it is totally different, the pain only lasts for as long as it takes for the tattoo to be done and I wish I’d had mine done sooner so just do it, thank me later.
My anxiety has been sky high this month and I’ve done so many things I’ve been scared to do like having my tattoo and I’ve been really anxious for my flight which I’ll be going on in 2 days when your reading this. One of the things which has helped me the most has got to be exercising, I probably mention exercising in all my favourites but it has definitely changed my life and I can’t wait to go to the gym. I do a 45 minute workout every two days and the other days I will do a short 20 minute workout and you may think exercising at home won’t make a difference but since being at home from university away from a gym, I’ve lost more weight over these past 2 months while being at home. Exercising isn’t always workouts, you could also go for a long walk which I find really enjoyable especially when I’m anxious.
Red Mini Shoulder bag
For £6 from Primark I purchased a red shoulder bag for when I go to Rome but it has soon become my favourite bag. I highly regret not getting more colours, they come in black, red, pink and navy and I wish I purchased them all because they are so handy for taking round the necessities, I also love having a shoulder bag because it is close to me and it minimises the risk of pick pocketing which is something I really don’t want. These bags also look so expensive so they really don’t look like they were £6.
These are all my August favourites, there aren’t many but September is the month where a lot is happening and I’m so excited for it, I’m going to Rome and I’ll be moving back to university which I’m really looking forward too, also, if you didn’t know, on the 17th of this month, I’ll be revamping my blog to personal so I will have my own domain and I’m hoping this will improve my blog and so I can put out better content for you. Let me know in the comments what your monthly favourite is, I’d love to know, thank you so much for reading, there will be a new post up on Wednesday where I’ll be talking about travel anxiety and what I will be doing to combat it. Also, I’ll be documenting my trip to Rome over on my Instagram so if your interested in seeing my trip, give me a follow on there. Until next time x
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