Monthly Favourites: October

How is it November already?! It feels like I was only just writing my September favourites a few days ago. With a new month upon us, that can only mean one thing: another monthly favourites post! So, let’s get straight into it.

TV Show

Season three of The Good Place is here!! Let me just start by saying if you haven’t seen The Good Place you are seriously missing out. The series follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) as she enters The Good Place (a sort-of afterlife). The slight problem, however, is that she doesn’t actually belong there…

Film

This month’s film of choice is the Academy Award winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. When the list of Oscar nominees came out for 2018, I’d never heard of Three Billboards and, after watching it so recently, I wondered how I could have never heard of it! After the murder of her daughter, Mildred (Frances McDormand) takes matters into her own hands to try and solve the crime.

Music

Track: Small Talk, Courtney Barnett

Courtney Barnett has been one of my favourite musicians for a fair few years now and, after seeing her at All Points East festival in June, my love for her music only grew further. Small Talk has featured on my walking-to-university playlist over the last month and was definitely the stand-out track to my October.

Album: I Don’t Run, Hinds

Again, I’ve been following Hinds and their amazing music for a little while and I was overjoyed to hear that they’d realised this album. The first song that I heard from them was Bamboo back in 2016, and since then I’ve been a huge fan of theirs. Some of my favourites from the album are The Club, New For You and Tester.

Blogger

My fellow Dr Marten’s loving blogger Bexa from HelloBexa is my blogger favourite for October! Not only is her blog one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen but she’s such an amazing presence on Twitter. I love having her light up my feed with her positivity and her weekly comment swaps.

Blog Post

Something that I absolutely love about running a blogger RT account on Twitter is that I discover so many amazing, new bloggers and posts. This months blog post comes from the lovely Amabel of Belspixie. It wasn’t until creating my  RT account that I came across her blog and I’m so glad that I did. Her post entitled How I Get Motivated and Productive was one that stood out to me this month (even if it was actually posted in September!). As we head into a new month, it’s always useful to think about ways that you can improve productivity and increase motivation. I think as it starts to get colder and darker in the Winter time, it can be difficult to always stay motivated. So I thought i’d share her post in the hopes of keeping everyone motivated this Winter.

Recipe

I’m not entirely sure why, but over the last month I’ve been completely obsessed with macaroni (a bit of a weird obsession… I know!). Anyway, after making a macaroni cheese or two…or three, I started thinking about alternative macaroni recipes that I could make. After searching online for some new recipes, I came across a Vegetable and Macaroni Soup recipe from Taste. There’s just nothing better than a bowl of warming soup on a cold November evening, and if you’re looking for some soup-spiration, this is definitely the recipe for you.

Trend

If you’ve read my blog post about enhancing your wardrobe with accessories, then you might know that my all-time favourite fashion piece is by far the poloneck. With the sudden drop in temperature I was thrilled to discover that it’s officially poloneck season. One of my favourite ways to style them is with a pair of jeans and heeled boots. Simple, classic and chic.

Moment

October was a very university-heavy month for me so it wasn’t difficult to pick out a standout moment (because there was pretty much only one!). Mid-way through the month it was my housemates 21st birthday and so we got together to celebrate the day. It was lovely to take a break from the stress of third-year university life and just relax with good company for a bit.

Female Original

*Photography by RawPixel via Unsplash

12 Comments

  1. Asher
    November 4, 2018

    I love posts like this!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      November 4, 2018

      Glad you enjoyed it! X

      Reply
  2. Lucy
    November 4, 2018

    Sounds like you’ve had a great October, Faye! I’m like you, I love the polo neck jumper. But it’s a nightmare putting one on when you got a face full of makeup on! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      November 4, 2018

      Hahaha, agreed! That’s the only downside to an otherwise amazing piece though 🙂 x

      Reply
  3. Macey
    November 5, 2018

    I’ve been out of the loop recently & had no idea that you started an RT account, so I’ve just gone over & given it a follow 🙂 Macaroni is always good, in whatever form it comes in. I also had such a heavy uni month, and I wasn’t able to do much at all, yet November is off to a good start & looks so promising. I’m excited!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      November 6, 2018

      Aw thanks for the follow! Hopefully November will be our month to get back on track 🙂 x

      Reply
  4. Bailey Armitage
    November 5, 2018

    Such a variety of favourites! Nice to see what you enjoy – the soup sounds amazing!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      November 6, 2018

      Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 It’s so lovely! x

      Reply
  5. Hannah
    November 7, 2018

    I’ve heard brilliant things about The Good Place, think I might have to give that one a watch this month! x

    Han | lifewithhan.blog

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    1. femaleoriginal
      November 8, 2018

      It’s such a great show – definitely worth a watch! X

      Reply
  6. Bella
    November 15, 2018

    Oh my goodness! The Good Place! I’d completely forgotten about it, and now I’m going to have to run off and binge the whole thing haha! Great post, Faye! x

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    1. femaleoriginal
      November 17, 2018

      It’s been amazing so far! Thank you 🙂 x

      Reply

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