Another month over and another monthly favourites coming at you! As many of my blog posts have been recently, this one is slightly behind schedule as well (oh well, what can you do ey!). We’re now a full week into October and I honestly don’t even know where September went. I think I got caught up in everything that I had going on last month and it just absolutely flew by! As I’m sat writing this post I feel as though this is the month that I’ve had to really think about when I’m reflecting back on it. I started writing up monthly favourites back in June and now, four months later, I definitely think this month has been the most interesting. Anyway, shall we get on with it?
Technically, I started watching this show back in August but I didn’t properly start following it until September. Fargo has been a definite favourite of mine for this month. Based on true events, it follows a series of murders that took place in Minnesota in the mid-2000s. I don’t want to give much away about it because it really is something that you should take the time to watch if you’re interested in any kind of crime-based television programmes. I’m only up to the end of season one so I still have a while to go but it’s so great to watch if you’re looking for an episode-a-day kind of series to watch.
My September film of choice was the 2017 film Lady Bird. I’m sure plenty of you will have heard of and seen the coming-of-age film starring Saoirse Ronan as teenager Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson. When it first came out I desperately wanted to see it in the cinema but I somehow never got around to actually going. Fast forward to a year later and I finally sat down to watch it! Coming-of-age films are some of my favourites to watch and this was definitely added to the list of my favourites right after watching.
Track: Boogie Nights, Heatwave
This is a bit of a weird one I have to admit. I’m not even sure how my September obsession with the song came about. I think one day the song just suddenly popped into my head after I’d completely forgotten it was even a song to begin with. After that I found myself playing it on repeat on Spotify for about a week straight. You’ll know from reading my A Journey Through My Music Taste blog post that I love a bit of a 70s groove and this song epitomises the 70s completely for me.
Album: Kindness is The New Rock and Roll, Peace
Since I was about 16 I’ve been a huge fan of Peace, so when they released their latest album back in May I was thrilled to have some new music of theirs to listen to! I’d heard two tracks from the album before listening to it in full and, to be honest, they’re probably my two favourites on the album; Power and From Under Liquid Glass. If you’re looking for a new band to listen to then why not give them a little listen? Plus, they’re absolutely perfect for listening to when you’re travelling.
Given that I’ve been so busy this month I haven’t had a lot of spare time to really focus on choosing a standout blogger. Instead, I thought I’d choose a two posts that I’ve loved. The first comes from the lovely Nati from Nati Creates. Her post about curating your social media was one that I really enjoyed reading. A key thing to take from it was that social media should be bringing you happiness. If you organise your following section to only display content that you enjoy then the whole experience of using social media will be a great one! The second is Lucy from Lucy Mary‘s piece Coffee Shop Musings. She wrote about the importance of taking yourself somewhere for essential “me time” which I loved! I recently took myself out for dinner alone and it was such a head-clearing experience. I might even write a post about soon.
I’ve just now realised that I haven’t actually shared a recipe on my blog in such a long time! So with this in mind I thought I’d share one of my favourite recipes for the Autumn time. My Roasted Butternut Squash recipe is an absolute staple for me at this time of year. If you’re looking for a warming, comfort food-style meal then this is definitely the one for you.
Whether or not this could be considered a “trend”, I’m not entirely sure. However, I’ve been very much into wearing statement earrings over the last month (and pretty much all the time really). With the colder weather coming in, one of my favourite looks is a simple jumper and jeans combination with bold earrings. I wrote a whole post about accessorising, with focus on some of my earrings if you want to check out a few of my favourite pairs.
This was another month of great moments. I started my third year of university, moved into my student house and reunited with so many great friends. However, the biggest moment would have to be working at London Fashion Week. It was such a surreal experience. One that I didn’t think would happen for years – if not ever! Working at the event was so interesting and a great experience to have been a part of. If you haven’t already read my post about my Experience Working at LFW then definitely check it out.