August favourites

Well hello there September! There was a time when bloggers used to do ‘favourite’ posts monthly, myself included. While I haven’t done one in the some time, this month there were too many lovely things that I wanted to talk about to not do one. August, much like the majority of other months, has absolutely flown by. Living in the UK, it has only very briefly actually felt like Summer but nonetheless, it’s been a good month. I’ve decided to do things a little differently, take a look after the jump…

Favourite… Memory

So last weekend saw a very exciting time – my sister’s wedding! I’d been looking forward to this day for ages as I knew she’d planned some really exciting bits and pieces, plus the food was amazing! I was also asked to be a bridesmaid which was real honour and it was so lovely to have my hair and make-up done and feel, well, pretty. I love going to weddings but it’s even better when you know a lot of people there and are close to the bride and/or groom as it makes everything a whole lot more sentimental. It really was the perfect day with the sun shining, incredible food (look at that cake!) and a lot of love.

Favourite… TV Show

Last Sunday saw the final episode of Season 7 of Game of Thrones. And wasn’t it a good one! I came into GOT quite late but when I finally got started, I really got started and binge watched for days. Luckily there are a lot of people who watch the show so I’ve got plenty of people to discuss theories with. While I was disappointed with the first episode of Season 7, the rest of the season made up for it by being utterly compelling with lots of twists and turns, blood and battles. My only concern is with next year being the last season, just how are the producers are going to tie up all those lose ends and unanswered questions in just six episodes? Nonetheless, I’ll be waiting with bated breath.

Favourite…Wardrobe Piece

Ok even I’m surprised to see myself writing these words. This month, I’ve been obsessed with my walking boots. And not just any old walking boots, the Terradora Pulse Mid Waterproof boots* to be exact. I was sent the boots a month ago by KEEN and having been meaning to get myself a pair of walking boots, was excited to put them to the test immediately. So on our next particularly adventurous dog walk, I wriggled into them and quite frankly, didn’t want to take them off. While not the point, I find them really aesthetically pleasing and smart-looking. There are lots of really fantastic features to keep your comfy during your walk like a foam footbed for arch support and to take the pressure off your achilles. The rubber outsole gives you grip on literally all-terrains so you don’t need to change shoes depending on where you’re heading. Better yet, if the weather has been a bit rubbish, the boots are completely waterproof so you don’t beed to worry about getting wet feet, bleughh. They’re lightweight too so walking isn’t made even more tiring by having to stomp around with a pair of bricks on your feet as can so often be the case. Our travel plans next year require a lot of walking and I have never been more glad to have a great quality piece of kit ready to tackle what comes our way.

Favourite… Beauty

I wear lipstick every day so when I find a good’un, I do a little happy dance on the inside. This month I was luck to find not just one but two beautiful shades from MAC. They aren’t new by any means, simply ones I had my eye on and finally got round to buying. I’m sure you’ll know Velvet Teddy  from being the shade that was really difficult to get hold of last year when someone decided it was ‘the one Kylie Jenner wore.’ I’m not sure if that’s true or not but it’s definitely shot up to my top five. It’s a cool, matte brown that I wasn’t sure I could get away with but is actually incredibly wearable and better yet, it’s not drying either. Faux is another gorgeous colour I picked up, a muted mauve-pink with a satin finish. Semi-matte, Faux is one of those colours that would suit a lot of skin tones and I’m fairly certain is one of MACs most popular shades for that very reason. It is a definite must for your make-up bag.

L-R Faux and Velvet Teddy


Favourite Buy

Chances are, you’ll recognise the lovely necklace below already. This beauty from Missoma has been absolutely everywhere on YouTube and the blogosphere. I’m not normally a jewellery kind of girl generally but I lusted after it for months before one pay day deciding to treat myself and placing an order. Part of the Lucy Williams collection, the 18ct gold pendant sits on a long bobble chain which really adds to the elegance of it. While you can get a smaller version,  I much prefer the length of the large horn and where it sits on your chest. On the occasion I did wear jewellery, I would usually opt for silver as gold can bring me out out in a rash but with the pendant being such great quality, there have been no problems whatsoever. At £139, it’s by no means cheap but it’s a really lovely treat or even one to ask for as a present. I’ve also worn mine daily as it goes with literally everything. The only problem is that I now can’t stop myself purusing the website for more necklaces as they happen to look great layered… Uh oh!

While I don’t plan on doing a favourites post every month, I’ve really loved putting this one together for you. August has been a great month for me and I’d love to know what you’ve been loving too!

Emily x

  • Family weddings are always good, as it’s really special when you’re close to most of the people there and to be involved! The two MAC lipsticks are so pretty too xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  • Sonia Makosso

    great post, I love your fav beauty, those Mac lipstick shade are stunning, I will look for them 🙂

  • Diana Maria

    Velvet Teddy is such a gorgeous shade, I have it too! I also just got into GOT and am only on season one as I’ve finished the books. It may take me a while to read them all first but I have to read before I watch the show! The wedding sounds lovely, you must have felt so happy for your sister, and I love that feeling of being done up and feeling great in your skin! xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • Emily

      Credit to you for reading the GOT books! I picked one up and put it straight back down again – seriously intense!

      Musings & More

  • Nikki Living-Life

    Congrats to your sister. That wedding cake is so beautiful and I bet tasted even better. I am so curious to watch how GOT ends as well. My hubby and our friends have all kinds of theories, lol. I adore your favorite buy. Love dainty jewelry. Those walking boots are awesome. I think I need to get one. I love going for walks / hikes in the Fall. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.


  • I love the look of those walking boots. I’ve been doing a lot of walks lately and I definitely need to invest in some decent hiking shoes.

    • Emily

      Would definitely recommend checking out KEEN – they have a lot of really options, so comfy too! x

  • How amazing is that necklace?! I need to get into GoT and that wedding cake looks incredibly yummy!

    Have an awesome day!

    xx Kris

  • That cake looked gorgeous, wow!

  • Such a lovely month. Congratulations to your sister! Love your lipsticks and necklace too. Gemma x

  • there’s nothing better than watching someone nearest and dearest tying the knot! don’t get me wrong, i love weddings of ALL varieties (drinks, drinks and more drinks…hello???) but there’s something real special when it’s an old friend or family member. glad you had an amazing time! that cake is giving me ALL THE FEELS. ♥♥ **praise the lord**

    katie. xx

  • I’m not usually a big jewellery fan either but that necklace is beautiful! xx

  • Yana Kasekamp

    Awesome favourites! I definitely agree about GOT! it was an amazing season.
    Loved this post. 🙂

  • Congratulations on your Sister’s wedding! I love it when you have a close wedding too, you really feel involved and it’s lovely to hang around with all your family and friends for the day x

    Velvet Blush

  • Missy May

    Great August favourites here, Emily. That boots will be great for winter. I love the lipstick, lovely shades.

  • That cake from your sister’s wedding is beautiful! And I like those MAC lippie shades as well 🙂

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • What a great list of favourites! I love how you mentioned favourite memory since I don’t see too many people add that into their list. Your sister’s naked cake is awesome btw! I also think your moon crescent necklace is such a gorgeous piece <3


  • Crushing (hard!) on that Missoma necklace; the design is flawless, and by far the best horn-shaped necklace I’ve seen around so far. Also, totally with you on preferring that size to the smaller version!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Giveaway: Mon Dessert Macaron-Making Kits! x

  • Yiotou_La

    Can you believe that I don’t own MAC Velvet Teddy? I must be the only one haha!!It is such a beautiful shade 😉


  • I love your sisters cake and flowers! Sounds like you had a lovely time x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  • GAME OF THRONES ARE KILLING ME! This was the best season and I don’t think I’ll be able to wait so long for the next one. So many unanswered questions! Gahh. x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • Emily

      Oh don’t even get me started Leta! I’m already counting down the days!

  • OMG how amazing was GOT – I was very pleased indeed with that ending!! I want to watch the next season now! Love, love love the Missoma wishbone necklace!
    Jaz xoxo

  • AB

    That cake looks incredible ! There are some amazing easy tips of turning basic spong cakes into these beautiful pieces of art on Pinterest and I’m dying to give it a go haha!

    Game of Thrones was the BESTTT! So sad it will end so soon!

    • Emily

      I love pinterest so will definitely need to check this out as they are really fairly simple! x

  • Congratulations to your sister, I’m sure you had such an amazing time. Velvet Teddy has been on my list for years and whenever I wanted to get it, it was out of stock everywhere, I might try my luck again. I keep seeing that Missoma necklace everywhere and I’m trying to convince myself that I don’t need it… but I so want it! It looks so beautiful!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Emily

      I did exactly the same with the necklace Ela, and then one day I just caved… I certainly don’t regret it though! x

  • What a beautiful roundup Emily! Congratulations on your sister’s wedding, the cake is gorgeous! Also, how good was this GOT season? I am so sad that we have to wait for yet another year now, but thankfully we all forgot about Ed’s awkward cameo after seeing Jon Snow’s hm-hm lol

  • Congrats to your sister! Weddings are so much fun. I’m interested in those boots…I always go hiking in my sneakers but they’re just not cutting it!