Insta Recap | August 2016

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// a favourite outfit from last weekend (top is by Unif, skirt and boots are H&M) // cute pastel houses on Hartland Road in Camden // front row for In The Heights at the Kings Cross Theatre // me and Aimee in Covent Garden //
// pretty floral overlay on the Fenwicks on New Bond Street // a new addition to my Skinnydip London bag collection // vegan ice cream from Yorica in Soho // stairs at the House of Minalima Harry Potter exhibition //

It's been a while but I thought I'd bring back one of my favourite types of posts to write (as well as read on other blogs), the monthly recap. I've compiled together some of my favourite memories from the past four weeks via my Instagram page - if you don't already follow me, you can here! After a few tough months both health and motivation-wise, the end of July and August have been pretty wonderful. The weather has been mostly beautiful, my friends are all back from university and both these things combined have led to some really amazing days and nights not just at home but in my favourite city, London. The most recent of these trips to the capital was just last Saturday when me, my best friend Aimee and her boyfriend went in to see the musical In The Heights. Despite insane heat and even more insane train delays, it was a perfect day - we wandered Camden and came across gorgeous pastel houses, had drinks in a Wonderland themed rooftop bar and ate some delicious vegan food. The show was amazing too; we were front and center and level with the stage so we felt fully engaged in the action and heart of the musical. Lin Manuel Miranda is a personal hero of mine and a total genius so I highly recommend seeing it if you have the chance; you'll be singing "Carnaval Del Barrio" for days after. Last Wednesday also held a trip to the city which was mainly spent shopping in Soho, though we took the time to visit the House Of Minalima exhibition on Greek Street as well. The exhibition is held in a tiny shop - it's pretty blink-and-you'll-miss-it - made up of four floors which contain the work of MinaLima, the graphic designers who worked on the Harry Potter films. You'll see actual props and posters used in the movies as well as other art from the design duo - it's well worth a visit for any Harry Potter, or film fan in general. We also visited Yorica, a vegan ice cream parlour and my personal favourite dessert place in Soho. I chose the cookies-and-cream and vanilla flavours with Oreos on top and it was heavenly. Finally I had a lovely day out with my twin sister at the end of last month where we trawled Shoreditch and Brick Lane for vintage, before making our way to Oxford Street. Towards the end of the day we stumbled across the Fenwicks department store on New Bond Street which was covered in this gorgeous and super Instagrammable floral overlay; I had to stop to take a picture of it.

What have you been up to this month? I'd love to hear! Also stay tuned for some new outfit posts coming your way over the coming week, I know it's been a while but I hope they'll be worth the wait. <3

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45 comments

  1. Looks like you've had a lovely August so far! That ice cream looks phenomenal! You said it's vegan, so is it made from coconut? Or something else?

    Kiersten

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    1. Yeah, it's made from coconut milk if I recall correctly!

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  2. These photos Are so pretty!

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  3. Your instagram feed is so cool - have to check out some more pics! Love the UNIF top as it is such a nice and bright piece for the summer :)
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  4. Beautiful photos!

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  5. Nice photos seems like fun !

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  6. Oh so lovely! Great photos!
    I love Lin Manuel Miranda!!! Like love love love!
    And I'm a complete Potterhead. I've been thinking of visiting MinaLima when I'm in London, but I'm not sure I'll have the time. Was it really good?
    Hope you'll have a great week.
    Much love,
    Mona

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    1. GIRL ME TOO, he's such a genius! And definitely try and visit, it's a must see for any fan - even the gift shop alone is worth a trip! <3

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  7. Awesome photos, Cara! It sounds like you've been busy! Can't wait for the new outfits post!

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  8. You always feature the best photo's, so colourful :) I have done so much lately that I can't even remember it all, I really do want to go to Camden some time soon though!

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    1. Thanks girlie! I hope you get to go back soon <3

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  9. I love Harry Potter so that place looks so damn cool!!!!!

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  10. Awww, I love your Insta Recap! Can't believe you watch 'In The Heights,' I love Lin Manuel Miranda and I hope to watch Hamilton one day! He is a hero, isn't he?

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    1. He really is! I adore that man <3

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  11. Lovely photos :) That rainbow-shaped handbag is adorable. I also love that photo of the flowers over the building.

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  12. I can't blame you for stopping to snap the gorgeous floral display - it's so beautiful! You really suit the bright and colourful top, and oh my GOSH that ice cream looks good...

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  13. London is the absolute best indeed, miss the city so much & hoping to head back there soon! Your gorgeous pictures taken in London definitely make me want to leave right now! I'm so happy to hear the last two months went well on your behalf, I certainly hope this good vibe continues on for much much much longer lovely! Loved reading this post, thank you for sharing.
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  14. It looks like you had a great August, your pictures are amazing. London is my favourite city and Soho one of my favourite parts of it - I never knew there was a vegan ice cream parlour though, I'll definitely check this place out. xx

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    1. Thanks Mira! Yes you need to go, it's amazing! I believe it's on Wardour Street :)

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  15. Love the photos! That vegan ice cream looks insane, oh wow! Glad you've been having some really great days after the past few months. X

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  16. All of these photos are lovely! I hope that you have an amazing September ♥
    Amy xx

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  19. In the heights is such an amazing show! Great recap girlie.

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  20. Gosh, so many cute snaps - those flowers on Fenwicks. LOVE.

    T x

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  21. Love the colourful buildings, it goes perfectly with the striped colourful top you are wearing :)

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  22. That UNIF top is LIFE! Where is this rooftop bar you speak of? I'm dying to explore more of London now I've moved back closer. Desperate to check out this Harry Potter exhibition! Thanks for sharing, I wouldn't have known about it otherwise!

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  23. Giiiirl I am loving your blog! I just came across it and im literally in love you are so adorable xoxo

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  24. I see you had an enjoying time!
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