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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

August's Greatest Hits!

August favourites UK

Welcome to my second 'favourites' style post. There's been a lot to love this August, and as usual, I don't really think I came up for air at all this month, I've been so busy! I've made some new friends, been to some parties, and worked really bloody hard! That said, I am fully aware that this September is going to be the busiest month yet... But that's another post for another day.

August's most memorable moment

Portobello Road fun

This month we took advantage of the bright and sunny weather to have quite a few little outings. I want to write all about my wonderful trip to Brighton last weekend, but that only just happened, so I feel like it would be cheating a bit! A couple of weeks ago we went to Portobello Road and braved the crowds to have a truly life-changing burger and chips. I blogged about it here, so check it out if you missed it!

August's Instagram moments

gritty london kitten love
obligatory granola picture is this a lob


Despite all of the sunshine and lollipops of the first half of August, I've been much more interested in the cooler, more muted late-August vibe. I've eaten some sexy granola, changed my hairstyle for Autumn, and had lots of cosy cat cuddles as the rain beat against the window. I mean, let's face it, every month is going to involve cat cuddles, but I reckon you're all totally down for that, aren't you? Follow me on Instagram for more autumnal whimsy as the days grow shorter!

Songs on repeat in August (Click the links to listen!)

I've got a bit of an eclectic mix for you this August. My top pick for the month is a bit of a weird one, but I think it's spectacular. My stepdad has notoriously... interesting... tastes (think ten-hour-long documentaries about Belgian suspension bridges) but every now and then he recommends something to me that I end up absolutely loving.
This month, it is the song Get Amongst It by Fjokra. I can't put my finger on Fjokra's genre and I think that's why I love his music so much. Here's the "cooking video" version of Get Amongst It, cunningly titled Baguette Amongst It. Every single song by Fjokra is completely different and I find them all so compelling! Any band who makes a six foot long baguette whilst grooving out to their own music gets my vote. Still, I suspect this recommendation may be a bit of a "Marmite" one, so here's another of my favourite songs of the month: Houses by Great Northern. I found this band ages ago when searching for some Twin Peaks related stuff online, and I've been obsessed with this song ever since. It's such a great song with a really sweeping Autumnal mood to it. It's around this time of year that I start to get into 'heavier' music... I'm still a little goth at heart!

Blogs I've loved this month

I received three Liebster Award nominations this month, from three incredible bloggers: Jessica from Sweetness and Solitude, Arielle from A Simple Elegance, and George from Caramel Latte Kiss. They're all such lovely women and their blogs couldn't be more different. Arielle is, as her blog promises, SO elegant, Jessica is adorable and organized, and George is such a strong and individual person, and (fun fact!) we used to be pen pals! You should check out these blogs and let them know I told you to say hi! :)

What was your highlight, this August? And please recommend me your favourite song of the month!

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46 comments:

  1. My song of the month is To Build A Home by Cinematic Orchestra, it's just so beautiful :) I can't believe time has flown by so quickly!

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I LOVE that song so much! I listened to it on repeat when I was 18. Such a gorgeous one and so good for this Autumnal weather I think!

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  2. Really great stuff! I'm really into dance music and particularly 'Faded' by ZHU but I don't quite know if that's your thing or not haha. But yeah, glad to see you've had a great August! :D

    Jade x
    jadethejourno.blogspot.co.uk ♡

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation and for visiting this 'ere blog! :)

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  3. Hi sweetie,
    This is so cute, love your insta-pics
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage diary Fashion Blog

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  4. I've recently discovered the song "1,000 Ships" by Rachel Platten and have been listening to it on repeat. Love it!

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    1. I'm just off to listen to it now! Thanks for the recommendation! :)

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  5. You are so sweet! :D Thank you for your kind words, that means so much to me!

    -Jessica
    http://sweetnessandsolitude.blogspot.com

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    1. Any time my dear! Your blog really is lovely! :)

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  6. Who doesn't want cat cuddles? Your cat is adorable!
    I love your new hair too! I'd have been freaking out if I cut off my hair like that but it looks lovely! It makes me want to have the chop!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Got to admit, I did freak out a bit, and the hairdresser didn't cut it anything like how I wanted, but I don't mind! It looks okay, and it'll grow...! My cat says thanks by the way! :P

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  7. Your style is so adorable! And the colour of your hair is just perfect :)

    \ Indigo Lights

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    1. Thank you for your lovely kind words! <3

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  8. Can you look my blog? :) I love yours.

    http://mylipsarepoison.blogspot.com.es

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  9. I can't stop listening to Dorothy of the Island by Laura Veirs, so good!

    Lulu
    http://candyappledarling.blogspot.com

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  10. love your outfit! super cute. i am always down for cat cuddles, my 3 cats arent always about it though, lol!

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    1. I hate it when cats don't want to cuddle me. :(

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    1. That means such a lot coming from you! Your blog is absolutely packed with beautiful photos! <3

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  12. This was such a lovely post to read! You made me excited for fall ;)
    x Justina // abentpieceofwire.com

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    1. So much to be excited about! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. This is such a nice idea for a post each month xx

    Gemma | missmakeupmagpie.com

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    1. I really like reading other peoples' favourites posts, but I wanted to put my own little stamp on it! I'm glad you think it's a good idea! :)

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  14. My August has been pretty slow with the new academic year starting. Although music is there all the time and I have been listening to a lot of Twenty One Pilots as always :)

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    1. I wish I could have stopped to breathe a bit in August! And yes, music all the time forever, no matter what! <3

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  15. Hello lovely, I've just come across your blog and it's wonderful! :)

    Gorgeous outfit, I love the dress!

    Please check out my blog if you can,

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxoxoxox

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    1. I'm so glad you like it! Your blog is just great! :)

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  16. Based on the fact I've had 'Baby got back' by Sir Mixalot in my head everyday for about three weeks now, I should say that's been my song of the month, only it hasn't, it's annoying me and it will not get out of my head, I've tried all the tricks. Help me!!!!!

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    1. Haha! I've had that in my head a lot recently too - I blame Nicki Minaj's new song! Maybe just embrace it and listen to it on repeat for an hour, to kind of saturate your brain, so that it leaves?! The song I mean, not your brain! :D

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  17. Great post dear! Love the outfit!

    x

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog

    Check out my new post - Shades of Pink

    http://bffbestfootforward.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I absolutely love your hair colour! You have fantastic taste in clothes as well - the outfit in this is pretty, and the skirt in your Brighton post is absolutely amazing - definitely wish that style was something I could pull off!!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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    1. I bet you can pull it off! You can wear whatever you like! <3

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  19. I LOVED your Portobello Road outfit- that dress. Swoon. And you made it pop in such a fun way with the maroon tights. And aww you used to have a penpal? That always sounded like such a fun thing to do but, knowing me, I'd probably forget to write really quickly, haha! And thank you for your amazing comments on my blog lately- you're such a sweet, sweet girl :)


    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Haha, we were pretty bad at being pen pals, hence the "we USED to be penpals!" haha! You're always so kind on my blog and I am so touched when you're nice about my outfits since you are pretty much a fashion goddess as far as I'm concerned!

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  20. Omg your dress is so cute. I am in love :D

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  21. I like the way you write you blog I can read it through without that bored kind of feeling. And OMG your skirt that you wore to Brighton is amazing! I have never seen skirt like that before. Anyway, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog! it’s made my day *big smile* ! Would you like to follow each other to stay in touch? Let me know :) xx

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks so much for your lovely, kind words on my blog! I followed yours because you're just so darn stylish!

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  22. oh my god your dress is amazing, I love it! xx

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  23. Your dress looks so cute! And of course I really like your photos with your cat, cat cuddles are the best thing in the world :)

    Love,Sara Wallflower

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