Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November Favourites

As I've been on the quieter side this month, I thought it might be nice to do a favourites post, to round up both what I've been loving and what I've been doing.

Fashion



Fashion wise, the majority of my current favourites were mentioned in my Autumn Essentials post, but I wanted to mention a few of those items again and say a little bit more. Doc Martens are getting me through the cold weather, and I'm thrilled that they're a little roomy so I can wear thicker socks with them; day to day, they're my go-to shoes. My love of jumpers knows no bounds and I've found myself somehow accumulating more (oops), but they're perfect for the cold weather we've been having and I don't know how I'd survive the winter without them.

The Denim Bomber Jacket I got from Monki is still my absolute favourite, although I do wish I'd gotten it in a size smaller to help keep the heat in as it hangs off me a little more than I'd like, but luckily I can bulk that space out with a thicker jumper. And a scarf. Zara are the best for scarfs, I always find really nice, neutral designs and colours from there, and they're always big and warm, just what you need in England right now.


Makeup


I've finally (I know I'm beyond late) tried some liquid lipsticks, and two of my favourites are from Too Faced and NYX. They look pretty similar, but the NYX one in the shade London has a really beautiful orange tone to it and looks surprisingly nice on my skin tone (pale as it gets). Too Faced Child Star is such a lovely nude (probably more or less the perfect one for me), but it is a little drying, which is a bit of a pain. Nonetheless, a bit of extra lip balm underneath and it's good to go.

Also, I've been absolutely loving the Starstruck Highlighter from M&S's Rosie for Autograph collection. At first I thought it might be a bit too pink for me, but a little blending and it just looks so pretty. Looking forward to trying a few more bits from this collection.


Books


Some of the best books I've read this month have been for my course. I fell in love with Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth a couple of months ago, but I recently read The Age of Innocence and I love her writing even more. The way she depicts New York society in this age and critiques it is so interesting and great to know that women were writing like this at the time. I also really enjoyed reading Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter; the style the text is written in is unique and intriguing and it's a very strong and accurate depicting of the experience of grief.


Music


I've been listening to Oh Wonder non-stop this month; they have the perfect calming music, which I find great for background music whilst studying. But I do really enjoy listening to their stuff just generally, especially to unwind in the evening. And as an almost complete opposite, I've also been enjoying Empire of the Sun's album Two Vines. It's super up beat and feel good and I cannot get enough of their music (definitely have a listen).


Place



Towards the end of the month, I went to Waddesdon Manor to see the Christmas lights and market. It's definitely a perfect place to go to at Christmas time, and the lights displays are stunning. If you're in the area, would 100% recommend a visit.

What are your favourites this month? I'd love to know.


Until next time.


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