Friday, 31 August 2018

August | Favourites

Although I'm sad that my favourite season is coming to an end, I can't deny that I'm looking forward to watching the leaves on the trees change colour and all the other beautiful things that Autumn brings. Today I wanted to share a couple of my August highlights so read on to check out what they were..

Book - Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
I had this book sitting on my bookcase for quite a while, it was recommended to me but I didn't think it would be my thing. I actually enjoyed it so much, I read it in two days as I couldn't put it down. Don't be fooled by the lack of detail on the blurb - what's inside is actually a really captivating and heartwarming story. 

DIY - Upcycling
I've never had much of a go at any sort of DIY project before, but this month I had a couple of items of furniture I couldn't bring myself to throw away, but I also wasn't crazy about how they looked in their original state. Without much optimism, I decided to have a go at upcycling and really loved how they turned out. For more detail, check out my post about my table here and look out for another upcoming post in the next few months too.

Fashion - Zara Distressed Jeans
Once the weather got a little bit cooler, I rediscovered my Zara distressed jeans which had been sitting forgotten for a good couple of months. They look good rolled up and styled casually with some espadrilles and a striped jumper. 

Food - Carluccio's Pasta
I've made this dish at least twice a week throughout this month and still can't get enough of it! It's the most popular dish on the Carluccio's menu and also really easy to make (you can check out the recipe here) but make sure that you squeeze all of the water out of the spinach so that the fritters get really nice and crispy.

What have you been loving this month?



  1. so nice list- I am so curious about this book xx

  2. I loved your upcycled table! It took me ages to get into Eleanor Oliphant, but I did like it in the end!
    Amy xx

  3. Great favs, this pasta looks delicious!
    Kisses, Paola.


  4. That pasta looks delicious! And I love those Zara jeans so much. Great favs xx

  5. Lovely pics,
    the book looks interesting and
    I do love pasta and ripped jeans too.


  6. Looks like a great month! I love the look of that pasta 🍝 xx

    Much Love
    Elegant Duchess xx

  7. Such a great favs dear

  8. Love these shots <3

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  9. This pasta looks so delicious. I would like to try it. Thanks for share recipe.

  10. Thanks for sharing the book. I just ordered it.

    xo Corina

  11. Love your DIY - Upcycling, that is so thoughtful of you. I haven't read that book but it looks interesting.

    xo Ashon

  12. Now I'm really curious about the book :) I hadn't heard about the recipe yet, but might try it out one of the next weeks. Always looking forward to new dishes to try out :D

    xo Noor

  13. Hello,

    Lovely !


  14. Great post

  15. That book looks really interesting, I may check it out for a fall read. Thanks for sharing your favorites! I think distressed denim is a necessity in all wardrobes.

    xx, Des |

  16. Hi
    Great favorites. I couldnt believe that we are almost in autumn, i love your distressed jeans, and a book is always a great friend.

  17. Thanks a lot :D

    perfect! I'm totally fan of this kind of posts!

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  18. It is always great when we rediscover things from our closet! And the pasta looks simply super delicious!
    Happy new week!
    xx Rena

  19. All of your upcucling projects are so good! I am too sad that August is over and that we are heading into autumn (although here in Scotland we have been into autumn for the past month already!). Here's to hoping that we will have some sunny beautiful days to enjoy xx

  20. Que lindas fotos.
    Adorei o post.

  21. Loved this post!!
    xx- Nina

  22. I love pasta <3 I love your august favourites
    Um beijo grande e muito GORDO

  23. I've read Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine recently and I loved it as well! Such a lovely book :)

  24. I have been doing much more reading lately, so I'll have to check out that book for sure. Also, YUM, to pasta! Great way to bring in the fall xx

  25. I love pasta, and that distressed jeans is so beautiful <3
    Have a nice day!
    Kisses <3


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