On my YouTube channel I have done monthly favourites videos here and there but I have decided on an ‘every three months’ format now as I never really had enough new fashion and beauty things to talk about at the end of each month…
And I do love talking about fashion and beauty, but there are a lot of other favourite things that do change more regularly like music, articles, things I spot in the shops, TV shows etc etc. The list could go on forever but you get the gist.
To cater for all these other random favourites that are kinda hard to show in a video, and change every month, I thought I would introduce a new monthly post to my blog – The Monthly Edit. At the start of each new month I’m gonna be giving you a brief run down of the latest things tickling my pickle so to speak. It’s gonna be a whole bunch of recommendations and a little insight into what I’ve been up to over the past month which hopefully will be interesting to you! So without further ado; here is November’s Edit. (I think I’m going to name it for the month coming up rather than the one just gone as I will be posting it the first Friday of each month, hopefully that makes sense!)
After wanting a Longchamp Le Pliage bag for ages I decided to treat myself to the backpack version for our holiday as I thought it would be the perfect bag for sightseeing and not giving myself ultimate shoulder ache carting round my crap all day in a shoulder bag. Turns out it was a great decision and I love love love this backpack.
My wardrobe has been in need of an oversized denim jacket for far too long and with 20% off ASOS the other day I had to take the plunge with this washed black one I had my eye on. I’ve sized up for a more oversized fit and I think it’s going to be a new wardrobe staple.
Articles & Blog Posts
I haven’t read too many online articles outside of blogs this month so instead I’ll admit where I really spend most of my time; Buzzfeed. I definitely have an addiction. I check it everyday and spend about half an hour going through the most random things, it’s my little guilty pleasure! That and the Daily Mail (SO guilty!). But one particular Buzzfeed piece that I loved last month was this little gem “24 Statements That Get More True The Harder You Think About Them”. That shiz will blow yo’ mind!
TV & Movies
Spotlight. In a word; incredible. In a few more; gripping, upsetting, awe-inspiring and powerful. It is such a great film, so deserving of its Best Picture win at last year’s Oscars. If you don’t know much about it, the plot line follows the true story of the Spotlight team at the Boston Globe newspaper who uncovered the sexual abuse of children and subsequent cover up by the Catholic church. It is so powerful and thought-provoking, and Mark Ruffalo is amazing in it. An absolute 100% must-see!
Gogglebox is back and it’s such good Friday night viewing. Our favourites are June and Leon (elderly couple goals), the dad in the Malone family and the two new elderly ladies that I don’t know the name of. Hilarious start to finish. And it helps me see what’s been on TV that I need to catch up on!
Odds and Sods
Maple Candies are a new thing to my life after my trip to New England and they are the dream. Literally a bite of pure sugar but it’s an indulgence I would definitely partake in again. Can you get them in the UK? I think I’ll have to do a bit of research!
What have you been loving over the past few weeks? All recommendations greatly appreciated!