Favourite things: May

May 30, 2016


At risk of sounding like every other Youtuber/blogger in the world: Jesus, didn’t May go by hella fast? My mind is still in April, to be honest. And apart from getting down to some serious blogging business (yay for my most popular post to date) and heading into central London a fair bit, I’m not even sure what I did for the whole of the month. Scary stuff. Kind of like when you commute to work and can’t even remember the journey because it’s so familiar.

Surprisingly though, I was able to think of a tonne of favourites to include. Perhaps because I got a tad too spendy in May. Ooops.

Pull and Bear 
For some reason, I had it in my head that Pull and Bear was all smock dresses and ponchos. I thought it was the kind of place that you buy incense with your flip flops. But it turns out, it’s not hippy-tastic. Who knew? I managed to pick up two of my current favourite wardrobe items there, the first being these black sandals, which lace up around the ankle. I’m pretty sure they’re what proper fashion bloggers would call ‘in’. Either way, I’m a big fan. I also picked up some mum jeans with doodles all over them. Mum jeans with doodles all over them! They make me exceedingly happy when I put them on in the morning and make me feel like I’m much cooler than I am.

Heart Bowl 

Yes, every single blogger on the planet seems to have some variation of this bowl. But can you blame them when it makes eating your soggy shredded wheat even slightly attractive? I found this beauty in Wilkos and knew that I needed in my life for Instagram purposes immediately. I started off using it as a bowl for my breakfast, but it’s now morphed into a trinkets bowl. It’s too good to not have on display 24/7!

Zara yellow biker 
My number one favourite, favourite of the month has to be this mustard yellow, faux leather biker jacket from Zara. I can’t even explain to you how emotionally attached I’ve become. It’s been wonderful in the temperamental weather since it’s the kind of cover-up that says ‘oh I just chucked this on, I’m too cool for real coats’. I’ve worn it on nights out. I’ve worn it running around central London. All in all, it’s been a winner.

The Life-Changing Magic of not Giving a Fuck 
I was born a worried baby and I’ve always cared a little too much about other people’s opinions. It’s like this book was just made for me. A parody of that guide everyone was talking about six months ago (you know the one), Sarah Knight will have you creating a “fuck budget” and deciding what/who deserves to be given those fucks. Never will you feel quite so in control of your life. I personally went for the audio book and having the author give me a good ol’ talking to made her message resonate even more.

Central London 
Since I have no more deadlines to meet for uni, I’ve been making the most of living in London. Honestly, I’ve been into central more times in the past month than I have in the whole of First Year. And I’ve loved every second. Not only was it the site of my bank account’s distruction (see new jacket/jeans/shoes/Lush products), but I also spent a lot of time lounging in the parks since the weather decided to be kind. Oh, and we went to The Real Greek restaurant and I had several tastegasms.

Supertramp Bubble Bar 

You all know I’m a fan of everything in lush that smells so good you start to wonder whether it’s edible. I rarely deviate from things outside of the realm of The Comforter, Lava Lamp or anything equally fruity/sugary. It’s just my thing. However, a recent trip to Lush Oxford Street (God bless those exclusives) had me falling head over heels for the Supertramp Bubble Bar. Now, I’ve always been a fan of bubbles over bombs, since they just feel 10x more luxurious, but it’s the smell of this bad boy that really won me over. It’s like damp, autumn mornings in a pastel coloured lump. Getting into a Supertramp bath is like stepping into an extremely relaxing pond which is all earthy and grassy and glorious. I haven’t made it sound all that great, but honestly, it’s life changing.

  1. Maru | Fashiony Fab

    May 30th, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I absolutely love everything in this post! That heart bowl in particular, it's so cute 🙂

  2. BethanyAustin

    May 31st, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Thanks Maru! xx

  3. More MindfulYou

    May 30th, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Really want to read that book! :)moremindfulyou.blogspot.com

  4. BethanyAustin

    May 31st, 2016 at 10:22 am

    I would definitely recommend it! xx

  5. Yuka Suzuki

    June 1st, 2016 at 1:18 am

    I really enjoyed this post! Those shoes are everything – obessed with laceups at the moment 🙂 Also, I have found myself also being one of those people who just worry way too much about what other people think. I've added the book you shared to my to-read list 😉 Thanks for sharing! hugs xx http://www.erdalandyuka.com

  6. BethanyAustin

    June 1st, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Thank you for reading lovely! I would definitely recommend it, it's really funny too xxx

  7. Romantiquely Online

    June 1st, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Your jeans and those lace ups, oh my! I absolutely adore your style! xxxxxwww.romantiquely.com

  8. BethanyAustin

    June 1st, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Thanks, gorgeous! xxx

  9. Kynia

    June 2nd, 2016 at 1:11 am

    ……can I just favourite all the things…?

  10. BethanyAustin

    June 2nd, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Sure! Why not? Haha xx


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