Wednesday, 6 August 2014

July Favourites

Hello August! Where is this year going? I really can't believe that I'm already half way through my college summer holiday, but I am loving it all the same!

I've never tried a monthly favourites post, but I've read a fair few and realised that its probably quite interesting to reflect over your favourite things from the past month. So without further ado, here's what I've been loving - July edition.

White Joni Jeans

As much as I do enjoy a good roam around Topshop, I've never actually purchased a pair of their jeans - until now. And omgee I've been missing out big time! They've just always seemed so overpriced compared to the majority of other highstreet stores, however I've been looking for a pair of white jeans for this summer, and after reading some positive reviews of Joni jeans, I thought I'd give them a go, and I'm so glad I did! They're so comfortable and really do go with anything. Also I love how the high waisted style makes your legs look that little bit longer, which I really do need!

Jelly Shoes

The childhood throwback of all throwbacks: the jelly shoes. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, but never in a million years would I have expected to be blogging about the nineties childhood craze. They are probably one of the most controversial trends this summer and, like marmite, you tend to either love them or loathe them. Needless to say I'm not with the latter. They're perfect for summer and completely waterproof - I wear mine in the sea and even wash them in the shower! Jellies are a definite yes from me!

5 Seconds Of Summer (Album)

I was first introduced to 5sos via the internet when they were announced as One Direction's support act for their Take Me Home Tour last year. I thought I'd check out their music before heading off to my concert in Cardiff, and needless to say that I completely fell for the punk rock Aussies. After months and months of waiting, they finally released their first album at the end of June, and I've probably listened to it at least once a day ever since it arrived through my letter box (let's hope my neighbours enjoy my music taste).

Samantha Warren Phone Case

I don't know about you, but I can never make a phone case last! They always get scratched, chipped or cracked, but I am loving this Samantha Warren one available from A few months ago, I was lucky enough to win a shopcade voucher (you can read the post here), and I'm so glad that I chose this case as part of my prize. It does feel rather heavy to start with, but as a result, I have lasted just over a whole month without scratching or cracking it - result! Oh, and I adore the pattern too.

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Calling all bookworms - the perfect summer read! Awkward Auden comes to realise just how much of a childhood she missed out on whilst burying her head in textbooks and being the 'perfect' daughter to her demanding mother. But when she gets the chance to spend her summer away from her mother, she enters a world of clothes, crushes and friendships: girls world. As she meets fellow insomniac, Eli, they begin a quest to revive her childhood, whilst also bring Eli to the real world after willowing in guilt for his bestfriends death. But will Auden's summer turn out as planned? Will she turn into the social butterfly that her mother's expectations always deprived her of? This really is an excellent read!

Have you tried these favourites of mine? What do you think of them? What were your favourite things in July?


  1. Joni jeans = life! Love your favourites Lauren.
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