Hello friends! Please can someone tell me how we are in OCTOBER! ALREADY! I mean, it’s halloween month…. pumpkin month… clocks changing month?! This month is ALL CHANGE! Anyway, I’ll be skipping the PSL and overdosing on Oat Caramel Mac’s instead (Starbucks forever y’all!) and I’ll be wearing cashmere jumpers non-flippin’ stop from here on in too! Anyway, here’s my September favourites… it’s been a busy month!
Rainbow Book Shelves
I finally did it!!!! I rearranged my bookshelves so they are rainbow!!! I have been wanting to do this for a while and I didn’t know if I had enough coloured books to make it work, but alas! Here they are and I love them!! I never actually organise my books in any specific order, so it doesn’t bother me that they aren’t in alphabetical order. Anyway, that’s kinda it, I just wanted to share it with you all because they look so pretty and make me really happy!
Firstly, I’m so happy the podcast ‘We Need To Talk About Britney’ Is back and I am SO excited!!!! I know I keep recommending this one, but even if you aren’t a Britney fan (I don’t own a single album!) but it’s just such a fun podcast and it’s really all about memories, pop culture, mental health and joy. I have a lot of love for this podcast. Anywayyyyy! You should listen to it! Aside from that, I’ve also been loving ‘The Dark Side Of…’ which is focusing on the music industry a the moment and I’ve also been loving ‘Con Artists’, ‘Sinisterhood’ and ‘The Cut’ Podcast. So there we have it… enjoy!
‘Wildflower’ By Drew Barrymore
Wildflower By Drew Barrymore has been on my ‘must-read-but-never-have’ for the longest time, so when it popped up on my Audible recommended for me list, I popped it in my basket and used a credit. It’s even better than I expected, it’s less of a memoire and more a series of stories from her very full, beautiful and chaotic life and work. Highly recommended!
Molton Brown ‘Recharge Black Pepper’ Fragrance
This month saw the release of Molton Brown’s super luxe EDP collection and they kindly let me choose one. I went for Recharge Black Pepper, which is like the bath and shower gel… pimped up! It’s super luxe, super rich, smokey, leathery, spicy, dark and gorgeous. Perfect for me and him to share and FYI, the bottle is refillable! Yep! Pretty cool right?!
Gordon, The Black Labrador
No real reason for this photo, I just really love Gordon. He’s so sweet and full of love and he’s just generally a joy. I don’t take many photos of him because he’s not that into posing for pictures, but I snapped this one mid-stretch and I couldn’t resist sharing it!
This Pink Chair
This month I had an amazing charity shop win! I got this pink chair from my local British Heart Foundation Store and as soon as I saw it, I KNEW It would be PERFECT for our Airbnb! Isn’t it adorable?! Plus it’s perfect with my donut and watermelon cushions placed on top! Just a reminder, pop into your local charity shops on a regular basis, there’s ALWAYS new stock dropping and you never know what you might find!
I’m In A Magazine!
No joke! This month my house was in a magazine! Self Build and Design Magazine, you can get it in WH Smiths! I still can’t believe it! Proud does not even cover it! And I’m proud to say, Gordon made an appearance and Jon got lots of mentions too, well, he does design and pay for half of everything. We built this ship together!
Isle of Paradise Self Tan!
Just another shout out for the pale-skin friendly Isle of Paradise Self Tan. Created / invented / founded by my insta-friend Jules and I’m still utterly obsessed! It’s taking me FOREVER to work my way through the bottle as I only use a tiny amount each time, but it’s SO good!! Have you discovered IOP yet?!
Oh hi!!!! I LOVE this dress which is part of the Monsoon Curve collection sold at Curvissa. It’s a stunning shape, I love the print, it’s got adorable tie details at the sleeve and I generally just really love it!!! Also, I keep matching my bags with my boots, is anyone else doing this a lot recently too!?
…And This Dress!
Also before I start, I’m also matching my boots with my cardigans at the moment. I think it’s a problem I have! Anyway, I LOVE this dress, it’s from Matalan, it’s £20 and I think it’s seriously cute! The fit is great, the print is fun and I think it’s transitioning to autumn quite nicely too, a chunky knit and a cute dress is my look right now!!!!
I’m Winter Ready!
It’s starting to get cold and I’m slowly getting winter ready! I have my OnePiece, some cosy jumpers and some new slippers which were kindly gifted to me by Celtic & Co. They are super cosy, unbelievably warm and so cute! The only problem is, Gordon LOVES to run around the house with them. If ever I can only find one slipper, I always know the other one will be in his dog bed and I’m usually right!!! God bless slippers, God bless dogs! Thank you Celtic & Co, they are SO cosy, I LOVE them!
Fresh ‘Rose Face Mask’
I’m all about the rose products but not just because I love the scent, but because it’s naturally hydrating, balancing and soothing. This month, I have been loving this Fresh ‘Rose Face Mask’, it’s super kind to my skin and makes me feel restored from the inside out! Side note: Why are more people not banging on about Fresh Skincare?! It’s SO good!!!
My Fornasetti Candle Collection
I finalllllly got around to making this Fornasetti Candle Collection video! If truth is told, I was a little nervous about publishing it, because it’s a kinda ridiculous collection which has cost a whole heap of cash, but I thought people might be interested to see it and how it brightens up my decor. So give it a watch and let me know what you think! Also if you haven’t already subscribed to my YouTube channel, please do!
We Finally Hung This Light…
Yep! The green room is finally happening! This light has been hung and I’m starting to get ready to accessorise the hell out of it! in short, I’m SO excited! This light is from Matalan, thank goodness for their amazing and affording lighting! I really would be lost (in the dark!) without them! Oh and I still love this beaded chandelier light too, again from Matalan!
Crabtree & Evelyn Treats
This month Crabtree & Evelyn sent me a lovely bundle of goodies to celebrate the launch of their rebrand! I’ve been a long time fan of Crabtree and I was a little nervous about things changing, but actually, I LOVE IT!! EVERYTHING IS EVEN BETTER THAN BEFORE!!! The Evelyn Rose Velvet Body Melt is the most dreamy cream-to-oil formula and the Raw Instinct range is wonderfully unisex with notes of pomelo, lemon, eucalyptus and a woodsy base. It’s stunning! Look out for it! You’re gonna love it!
Disclaimer: I didn’t pick these blackberries! Lol! No Really, this month I have been OBSESSED with blackberry picking! I have been spend soooo many of my evenings, weekends and dog walks blackberry picking! One of the lovely things about living in Margate is alllll the countryside surrounding! We have woodlands and farmers fields and all kinds of amazing places where the blackberries grow like billy-o! I’ve been picking them, washing them and freezing them! Why? Because my mums been picking apples up north and together as are going to make blackberry and apple crumbles with our harvest! My hands are kinda scratched and scraped from the thorns, but it was really fun and totally worth it!
..And there we have it! My October favourites! What have yours been? Also, this post does contain affiliates links and gifted products.