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In August I’ve Loved…

August 29th  •  Posted in Favourites

In August I've Loved...

In August I've Loved...

With the fact that we’ve a summer holiday planned for the last weeks of August (and by the time you’re reading this post I’ll most likely be sunbathing or dipping my toes in the sea for the first time this year, finally!) and that I felt the need of treating myself a tiny bit this month, August saw a good amount of favourites this time! And it’s quite surprising actually, if I think back at these last weeks, because all I can remember is me being stuck at my laptop trying to catch up with work to feel less guilty about taking a two-week break..!

But here are a few August favourites…

In August I've Loved...
In August I've Loved...

Up Move Fitness Tracker – Jawbone ; Performer ClimaLite Leggings – Adidas

. F I T N E S S .

I reckon it might all be down to the Olympics and the fact even eating *healthy* carbs in front of the television made me feel guilty this last month, but in August I decided to finally up my fitness game a bit. I was a bit sceptical about the Jawbone Up Move Fitness Tracker, but I was proven wrong because right now I’m completely obsessed! This little gadget keeps track of all your steps and also your sleep, and pair amazingly with an intuitive iPhone app, to give you suggestions for your lifestyle, help you reach your steps and sleep goals and also (what I like the most) gives you the capability of recording everything you eat and being able to compare it to what you truly consume during your days. I’ll surely talk a bit more about it in a separate post, so stay tuned for that!

I’m not one that will ever enjoy running, but with the fact I’m keeping track of my steps everyday, I’ve set myself a goal to go for a speedy walk everyday. And while the cheap H&M leggings are so comfortable and easy to wear for practicing yoga, I needed something a bit more appropriate for different workouts, and I happened to find the Adidas Performer ClimaLite Leggings in the sales this month! I’m in love! The ClimaLite technology transports your sweat out of the tissue to leave you feeling always fresh and dry, and I love the fact that they are nicely high-waisted but not too constricting on your stomach and that they really suck everything in (how attractive..!). Needless to say I’ve already bought two more since that first pair…

In August I've Loved...
In August I've Loved...
In August I've Loved...

Fleur Three Straps Flats – Topshop (Similar) ; Embroidered Trim Swimsuit – Ninety Nine Degrees

. S T Y L E .

As I was mentioning lately, I went a tiny bit crazy in the summer sales for beachwear especially, with the excuse I totally needed to invest in some good summer pieces, but in reality just because shopping for beachwear is so much fun, right? And I was on the hunt for the perfect swimsuit to fit my needs, and I happen to be very needy on the swimsuit & bikini front. I have browsed the ASOS sales from top to bottom at least 5 times per day, to the point I started being quite obsessed about finding the perfect one but nothing seemed right up my street, until I found that beauty of a Ninety Nine Degrees Swimsuit and, luckly for my wallet, it was also 50% off! What a lucky day: it was everything I wanted in a swimsuit, with some lovely details, and interesting plunge front but a tight back and it was in my favourite colour too! I can’t recommend it enough for how well it’s made and how nicely it fits!

And talking of summer sales, I finally caved and got the Topshop Fleur flats I’ve been after since such a long time! And this time the perfect excuse was a wedding I’m going to attend soon and the fact you won’t ever see me wearing heels anytime soon… And yes, I’m already obsessed because of their amount of prettiness!

In August I've Loved...
In August I've Loved...

Laurel Wreath Ring – Pandora

. J E W E L R Y .

The entire month of July I’ve been strangely obsessed with rings. I never really found them interesting until I saw someone wearing a few lovely dainty rings in a picture somewhere and there was no way I could get the idea of buying some rings for myself out of my head! And there it started my hunt for some good quality rings I could wear everyday, and there I started stressing everyone about it.

And then, I was lucky enough to receive the most beautiful leaves wreath ring as anniversay gift – you see, stressing others about your current obsessions always works! I’m in love with how beautiful and detailed and romantic it is, and you know me and how I love everything that is linked to nature and the plants world especially. It hasn’t left my finger ever since…

In August I've Loved...
In August I've Loved...
In August I've Loved...

Copper Pineapple ℅ Talking Tables ; Stationery – Oana Befort ; Phone Case Backplates – Casetify

. R A N D O M .

Last month I made a little order from the lovely Oana Befort taking advantage of some sales going on and deciding I need to treat myself to some of those beautiful cards and temporary tattoos again. As always, it was such a joy unpacking my order, she always puts so much attention into details and packaging and never fails to add an extra greeting card that is always as beautiful as all the rest!

I’ve also decided to stock up on phone cases backplates this month! You might know by now I design a few phone cases every now and then for Casetify, and I’m such a fan of the quality of their ‘New Standard’ cases that I felt so grateful they decided to sell backplates for them so that you don’t have to re-buy the whole case over and over again but can interchange them maintaing the main structure. The ones in the picture are three designs from my collection!

And last but not at least, this month Talking Tables has treated me to some amazing table accessories (you might have seen me unboxing the whole thing over on Instagram Stories) and that little decorative pineapple has already made on top of my favourites list! I’d say it’s more on the rose gold side of copper but that makes me love it even more: it has already found place on my dressing table and I can’t seem to stop staring at it!

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I told you it was going to be a long list, but that’s it, my August favourites all rounded up!
What’s made the top of your favourites list this month? x

The Hard Task of Wedding Guesting

August 23rd  •  Posted in Style

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2016 has been the very first year I started attending weddings as a guest. And apparently, as you keep venturing in your twenties, these are occasions that will keep happening quite often! But really, I never gave it a proper thought before about how hard dressing for wedding guesting can be. Because your dress can’t be anywhere close to white or you’d be confused with the bride, but it shouldn’t be too short either or you’ll look innapropriate during the rite, but you don’t want anything too constricting either because your food baby will appear by any minute…

What I’ve learnt about it so far is to go for a soft flowy tissue option and that maxi dresses would totally do the trick most of the times. Also pastels are a great solution, you’ll rarely go wrong with them at a wedding! I’ll be attending a very special wedding, the second this year, very soon and I won’t lie when saying I wish I was introduced to Sherry London and their evening dresses UK a bit sooner – because I may or may not have found the dress already, but the inspiration I was able to find over there is amazing!

At Sherry London they offer dresses of any kind but I was especially fascinated by their evening dresses collection between the others, with amazing options for maxi dresses in every shade of pastels and with the nicest details. And if you’re going to attend a wedding soon, I’d highly suggest to give their long evening dresses a proper look, as there’s something for literally anyone (they also have a petite range, which make them earn some extra brownie points)! The little selection in the image is of dresses I’d happily wear to attend any wedding really..!

. L I N K S .

01. Lace Long Chiffon Maxi Evening Dress ;
02. Halter Neck Backless Chiffon Evening Dress ;
03. Shoulder Straps A-Line Pleated Chiffon Long Evening Dress ;
04. Jewel Neck Pleated Chiffon Maxi Dress – Petite ;
05. Scoop Neck Chiffon Evening Maxi Dress With Knotted Waist .

Anyone else finding it quite hard to dress for a wedding? x

Post in collaboration with Sherry London but all opinions and love for maxi dresses and pastels are my own.

P.S. Posts might be a bit sporadic over here in the next couple of weeks, as we’re finally enjoying our holiday! I hope to share a few holiday themed posts in the meanwhile, if wi-fi is going to collaborate! 😉

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Casual Tops For A Summer Holiday { ft. FashionMia }

August 8th  •  Posted in Style

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Let’s talk Summer holiday plans, shall we?

Summer is just passing by way too quickly this year – it’s probably due to the fact we’ve seen more thunderstorms than sunny days up until one month ago, and that I haven’t found myself properly enjoying summertime as you’d be supposed to (with a few days off and, possibly, also sand between your toes), but I can’t seem to tune in on Summer properly!

And this makes me even more excited about a small vacation we’re going to be on in just a couple of weeks. I can’t wait, you can’t even imagine! We’re not going very far away this year, but instead we’ve decided to keep exploring the beautiful country we live in and have a tour of Tuscany beaches and coves: lots of road trips are in the plans, together with sand and sea salt and, possibily, the occasion of finally switching off. And you’ll see from my next posts, how crazy I went with shopping for this vacation – because, let’s face it, shopping for beachwear is just so much fun!

When I was introduced to FashionMia, and after being introduced to their amazing selection of women tops, I feel again the urge of buying new things I would totally get a lot of wear during my little Italian vacation (don’t you think?). I totally felt in love with that amazing lacey piece, so detailed and romantic! Mine is a little section of tops that would work wonderfully with the type of vacation I like, which usually includes lot of beach time and small exploring in-between, but at FashionMia they also have a big selection of cheap tops for any style and occasion really, you can’t totally go wrong with it!

. L I N K S .
01. Bohemian Printed Fancy Round Neck Blouse ;
02. Striped Off Shoulder Short-Sleeve-T-Shirt ;
03. Hollow Out Plain Beading Delightful Round Neck T-Shirt ;
04. Floral Printed Loose Fitting Mandarin Sleeve Blouse ;
05. Lace Patchwork Plain Charming Deep V Neck Blouse .

Related link: Fashion Tops from Fashionmia Selection.

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Have you already been on holiday this year or are you going somewhere exciting anytime soon? x

{ This post is in collaboration with FashionMia but all opinions and love for lacey, flowy tops and beachwear are my own, as always }

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