Sunday, 28 August 2016

Favourites // August 2016





Well, I can't believe that this is the last monthly favourites post of summer 2016! 

August was a pretty good month - work-wise it was pretty busy but I had a good variety of 'normal' work days and shift days (apart from swapping shifts to help other people at work that meant I ended up working for the first 3 weekends of the month!) so it was nice to get back into working with other people and seeing my work buddies again! Aside from work I finished watching the last season of The Musketeers (and oh my goodness it was amazing - I adore that show!) plus I definitely tried to make the most of the nice days we had in August (aka when it was crazy hot for a couple of days before it went all stormy and rainy for the next few days!) by reading in the garden. Also - I discovered a love for Monte Cristo sandwiches - oh so good!

Anyway, here are my faves from this past month!

WATERMELON T-SHIRT // I adore this shirt - it's so fun and different to all of the other plain t's that I own! I sometimes want to wear a shirt that's a little more interesting than a plain white t-shirt but is still an easy tee to throw on with jeans! I just love it!

ALWAYS WITH LOVE - GIOVANNA FLETCHER // Of all of Gi's character pairings, Sophie and Billy are my absolute favourites! I just think they're so cute and I can relate *so* much to Sophie! 

GOSSIP GIRL // I was obsessed with GG when I was in high school/college - I had the box sets and binge watched them every night! I worked my way through the seasons 1-5 but just never got round to watching season 6! I haven't watched GG for a good couple of years but I was completely uninterested in anything on my Netflix list so I thought I'd give season 6 a watch - finally! I'd forgotten how much I loved Gossip Girl - I think a re-watch of the whole show is overdue!

LONGCHAMP LE PLIAGE BACKPACK // I've been wanting this backpack for months now but just never got round to clicking purchase so my Nan and G decided to buy it for my birthday (I think they were sick of hearing my blather on about it!)! I've been using this bag every single day since my birthday - I love how perfect it is for both work and play. It fits everything I need in for work (and I carry a load of stuff in my work bag - just have a read of this post!), I don't feel too guilty about leaving it squished in my locker all day (I hated having to squash my Michael Kors Jet Set Tote into my locker every morning!) plus it looks so nice and polished with every outfit!

SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE CURE & OPI AVOPLEX CUTICLE OIL // my nails have been absolutely shocking this month for some reason - they were looking so lovely the past couple of months, so strong and long - but for some reason they've started to become all flaky and have all broken - it's so frustrating! Slathering on a combination of these two products have really helped fix my terrible nails I think!

URBAN OUTFITTERS MIRROR // I redecorated my room completely (new furniture and a new colour scheme!) over the past couple of years but there's one thing that I'd never got around to getting - a mirror to go on the wall above my bed. I didn't want to buy something on a whim that I wasn't completely in love with, I wanted to invest in something that I really loved - as soon as I saw this one on the UO website I fell in love! My room is grey and white with accents of copper and silver so it's the perfect fit! I hung it this past weekend and it's perfect! I'm so glad that I waited until I found something I really loved!

So that was everything I've been loving in June! If you want to see what I got up to during the month via the medium of instagram pics, then check out this post!

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Insta-Lately // August 2016


It's time to share my past month through the medium of my instagram feed - if you fancy following along then my insta is @belsmay13 :)


The weather at the start of the month was truly awful - so I spent my rest day after my night shifts in bed - and I’m not even sorry about it!



I found these anthropologie-esque cups in TK Maxx - they’re perfect for my morning caffeine fix!



After my next lot of nights I decided that I couldn’t spend my rest day netflix-ing! So I decided to be productive - apparently that meant just playing with all my pretty stationery - oops!



Our last hydrangea bloomed in the garden - we have a few of these plants dotted around our garden and they bloom consecutively over the spring/summer - it’s so sad to see the last one bloom because that means that it’s almost the end of the summer!


 I really loved how the photos for this postcame out - although I did commit and instagram aesthetic sin and put marble on marble for them!



The weather has been crazy this month - it has been horrible and rainy for a few days and then we get a couple of days of blazing hot sunshine! I definitely tried to make the most of it by sitting in the garden and reading in the sun as much as I could!


I was on core days at work for the last two weeks of the month (aka in the lab 9-5:30 every weekday) and it’s absolutely exhausting me - I couldn't wait to crawl into bed each evening! I’ve not been on core days since June so it has been a bit of a culture shock having to work 5 days in a row! (When I’m on nights I work 2 consecutive nights and then we get 3 days off!)



After working for the first 3 weekends of the month I made sure to enjoy a lazy Sunday last week! Breakfast in bed  - complete with a naughty chocolate cereal treat and some quality time catching up on my blog reads!


This one is actually me typing up this post! I blame the return of Great British Bake Off for the reason why this post is going up so late! I almost completely forgot that I needed to blog today!

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So that was August, I can’t believe that’s the last month of summer gone! Here’s hoping for an Indian Summer...

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