Monthly Favourites: November

Can you believe it’s December tomorrow? I’m so ready to hand in my work and start feeling festive. I think all of my deadlines have got me so excited to get in the Christmas mood. After all of the stress of university work I just want to drop everything and watch all of my favourite Christmas films. November has been another great but stressful month for me but I’ve come out of it feeling positive for the final month of 2018 and whatever it might bring!

TV Show

Well, it simply has to be I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here doesn’t it? I’ve watched I’m A Celeb for the last I-don’t-know-how many years without fail. For some reason it always manages to make me feel festive whenever it comes back every year. As soon as I’m a Celeb comes on the TV you know it’s almost Christmastime. I’m not sure how I feel about this years group of celebrities but I guess it’s still early doors. If you’ve been following along then comment below who you’re loving this year.

Music

Track: Bear Claws, The Academic

I feel like this is one of those songs that would be great on a driving or road trip playlist. I’ve always loved my indie rock music so when I came across Bear Claws at the beginning of the month I instantly added it to my everyday playlist. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and listen to their whole album but if it’s anything like this song then I can see myself being a fan of theirs for sure.

Album: Good Thing, Leon Bridges

This album has been such a relaxing one for me to listen to when work has started to stress me out a little too much. I remember hearing a Leon Bridges song a little while back but then completely forgetting all about it. It wasn’t until he popped up in the suggestions on Spotify that I realised the song that I’d heard was by him (Bad Bad News). My favourite track from the album, however, is definitely Beyond. I’ve been listening to it on repeat for the entire month.

Blogger

This months blogger is the lovely Abby from Abby Clare Blog. Not only is Abby such an amazing, supportive person within the blogging community but I thought she deserved a little shout out because she’s just moved back to the UK after living in Australia for almost five years. I’m so excited to read all about what she gets up to now that she’s back in the UK! If you haven’t visited her blog already then definitely head over and have a little browse.

Blog Post

For about a week in the middle of the month I found myself struggling to get to sleep (blame it on university stress!) and, as you do, I decided to have a look into ways I could finally get a decent nights sleep. I found a few different ideas of ways to help myself get some sleep but in the last day or so I stumbled across a post by Carpe Diem Emmie that I thought was worth sharing. Surely I’m not the only person struggling to sleep at the moment so maybe her post might help anyone who’s suffering with lack of sleep.

notebook and cup of tea on bed

Recipe

At the beginning of the month I suddenly had a desire to make myself mac and cheese. Having never made macaroni cheese before I thought why not give it a go, how hard could it be? Well, the answer is not very hard at all! (Un)fortunately this meant that I ended up treating myself to it more than a few times throughout the month. What can I say, its my new weakness!

Trend

This month has been all about ankle boots for me. At the beginning of the month I decided to splash out and buy myself a new pair of ankle boots to replace an old, worn-out pair that I’d had for a fair few years. In the last year or so I’ve become a huge fan of the pointed ankle boot rather than a round toed boot. That’s not to say that I’m not a fan of a round toe (I have plenty of rounded boots!) but I just like having a few different options when it comes to my boots. My latest purchase were a pair of low heel, pointed toe burgundy ankle boots. As much as I love a classic black shoe, I find that a burgundy boot is just as versatile as a black pair. Plus they add a bit of a colour to a simplistic outfit. I’m planning on rocking my latest pair throughout Autumn/Winter and styling them up next week on holiday!

Moment

Pretty much any moment when I wasn’t sat in my room working on my dissertation was a November highlight for me. Who else can relate to the dissertation deadline stress?! In all seriousness though…I’ve had a pretty boring month. Here’s to hoping that December will bring a little bit more excitement and a lot less work!

Female Original

*Photography by Magda Fou and Toa Heftiba via Unsplash

22 Comments

  1. Rachael Stray
    November 30, 2018

    I’m a big fan of a burgundy boot and just ankle boots in general – especially with pinafore dresses and tights at this time of year! I love I’m A Celeb. How do you think Holly is getting on presenting with Dec? I really like Harry and Nick this series.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 1, 2018

      Burgundy boots are the best! I’m actually really enjoying Holly as a presenter alongside Dec – plus her outfits are giving me so much inspiration haha. x

      Reply
  2. Macey
    November 30, 2018

    Oh girl I feel you! I am so so excited for the 10th of December which is my last day of this stressful semester. I also was working on a HUGE paper this entire month, and every time I was NOT doing that, I was much happier (though still stressed thinking about it still not being finished haha). I’m so ready for the Christmas movie marathon that I’m about to have & all the time I’ll get to give to my blog as I’ve had to take a major step back this month.

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 1, 2018

      Deadlines are so not a vibe that I’m about right now haha. I can’t wait to just relax and do some serious blogging when I’m finished as well! Good luck with your work 🙂 x

      Reply
  3. Amanda Wilcox
    December 1, 2018

    Wow, I love that song! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 1, 2018

      I’ve been listening to it non stop! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂 x

      Reply
  4. Abby Clare
    December 1, 2018

    Faye!! You are such an amazing person, thank you so much for all your support over the last couple of years, it honestly makes me so happy and I appreciate it incredibly! Amazing post as always! I just purchased my self a pair of Burgundy ankle boots! (They were second hand from Ebay, but still, a great bargain!) xxx

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 1, 2018

      You’re so welcome Abby! Yes to the burgundy boots team – I can’t wait to style mine up 🙂 xxx

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  5. Katie
    December 2, 2018

    I’ve been watching I’m A Celebrity religiously haha, I think Harry has to be my favourite! Also been loving Holly presenting on this series, how do you feel about her replacing Ant?

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 9, 2018

      I’ve been really enjoying Holly as a presenter! X

      Reply
  6. Boxnip
    December 2, 2018

    I’m loving the song and album you shared, so thank you for those as I hadn’t heard of them! 😀 I also used to have terrible insomnia, like for years. It’s better now but still not great, so thanks for the link too! 🙂

    Sarah x || http://boxnip.co.uk

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 9, 2018

      You’re welcome! I’m glad I could give you some music inspiration 🙂 x

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  7. Nancy
    December 2, 2018

    I can’t believe we are already at the end of the year! I haven’t heard of that TV show before but it sounds interesting! I love bloggers who are supportive of each other. I’ll check out Abby’s blog! Hope you’ll find the strength to power through the rest of the term in uni. I LOVE ankle boots. They’re the best!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 9, 2018

      Me neither it’s crazy how quick this year has gone! Thank you 🙂 x

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  8. Sophie
    December 3, 2018

    I have one pair of ankle boots and I love wearing them in winter! I live in Australia and personally don’t particularly like wearing anything but flipflops because it gets so hot, so I won’t wear the ankle boots unless it’s cold hahah.

    -Sophie xx
    Cherries & Perfume 

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 9, 2018

      Haha I don’t blame you! x

      Reply
  9. Len Parent
    December 6, 2018

    Awesome blog post. Thanks for sharing!
    Have a great day!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 9, 2018

      Thank you! x

      Reply
  10. Kate
    December 11, 2018

    I can’t believe we’re into December already, but I loved reading about your favourites! I definitely need to try out that Mac and Cheese recipe now 🙂

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk/

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 12, 2018

      Me neither, it’s gone so quickly! Definitely do, it’d be such a lovely treat over the holidays x

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  11. Rachael Hope
    December 12, 2018

    This is such a cool post idea. I remember writing my Dissertation a few years ago now. Gosh it’s pure stress. I feel for you!! What are you studying?

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    1. femaleoriginal
      December 13, 2018

      I’m so happy to have it all handed in now! Fine Art X

      Reply

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