August 2013 Favorites

Wednesday, 21 August 2013  |  Ursula

August has ended which means a few things here at Match. Firstly, I would like to announce that I have now officially been part of the Match family for 3 months (Hoorah!) and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Time flies by so quickly when you are doing something you love. The other being it is time for my monthly favourite’s entry of everything I have adored this August.


I have always been a massive fan of the colour red especially when it comes to fashion and beauty, I am never usually without my red nail varnish or red lippy. So, you can only imagine what my reaction was like when I saw the photographs of one of my girl crush’s Lily Collins at the premiere for The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones in Spain. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this girl and wish I had her style and panache.


Lily Collins effortlessly always looks on trend with her classic wardrobe, defined brows and porcelain skin. Not only is her dad a bit of a legend (yes Phil Collins!) but she really does know how to pull off a statement colour. If you would like to stand out from the crowd then look no further because Match have the perfect dress for you.

Tempest Dolly Dress


This Tempest Red Dolly Dress is an absolute show stopper to which can be purchased here. This beautiful midi dress is cut for a woman’s figure that gives a flattering and sexy shape when on. I especially love the attached red pearl collar and lace sleeves. This style already has a celeb following such as Sam Faiers from TOWIE.

>Tempest Towie Dress

Barry M Nails

I have always been a little bit obsessed when it comes to the upkeep of my nails. I honestly do not remember the last time I did not wear any nail varnish at all (OCD I know!) but for some reason I have been going just a little bit more over the top this month and Barry M Hi-Shine Gelly Nail Paints are my reason for this. When Barry M released this new range of paints I was as excited as I feel everything by Barry M are brilliant value for money. I was so eager to try them as they come in 18 gorgeous colours and claim to provide a super glossy finish in just one coat. Well, I can truly say from the bottom of my heart Barry M are not wrong. These lush nail paints apply to the nail smoothly, dry super glossy and really do make your nails pop with colour. My favourite colours so far are Blood Orange and Grapefruit as they are two colours that will complete my outfits for AW13, hurry and try them!

Barry M Nail Varnish

X Factor I know this is cheating a little as X Factor only just came back on our screens on Saturday night but it HAS to go in my August favourites. I love the anticipation and drama of reality TV shows and this one has to be the top of my list. I have been most excited for this year’s season to start due to the return of Mrs Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger. I am a big fan of both their fashion style but especially for Nicole’s. I will probably get a mixed review on my feelings towards Ms Scherzinger as I get the impression she is a bit like Marmite, you either love her or hate her. I definitely LOVE HER! I find her absolutely stunning and her wardrobe is flawless, she gets it just right.


White dresses seem to be making a big comeback this year and as you can see from the above picture of the UK X Factor judging panel both female judges are rockin’ it. White is a classic colour that makes a subtle statement when it comes to clothing. I feel quite powerful when I wear white and that everyone should know I mean business, this is exactly how I feel Nicole and Sharon are thinking. On the flip side, white is visually innocent which means you can team it up with bright pops of colour or you can keep it classic by mixing it with black and nudes, it is quite versatile. Here is Match’s version of LWD by Closet.

closet hatch skater white

  This dress flared skater dress has a gorgeous quilted texture to it that flatters any body shape. This is a classic and sophisticated piece you should add to your collection  as it can be worn day or night, with flats or heels and with or without a jacket. Lucy from TOWIE wears it beautifully with her green heels and striking necklace.

lucy mecklenburgh

Although I am sad summer is coming to an end I am very excited to see what the Autumn collections have for us so I can share it with you guys. Bring on September!

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