The best colour palette I ever did see.
£615 – mytheresa.com
£170 – shop.harpersbazaar.com
£71 – farfetch.com
£320 – nordstrom.com
Every year, I find myself excited for Autumn’s arrival; for crisp leaves and warm drinks, cozy knitwear and milder temperatures. And yet, each and every year I am promptly reminded that I LIVE IN ENGLAND, and my heavily romanticised expectations of ‘fall’, well…. they fall short. It’s 2pm on a particularly wet and dreary day in mid-October, I’m bundled in four layers of clothing and I’m applying Blistex every hour in an attempt to combat my chapped and weather-worn lips. Yes; this is the sad reality of Autumn. It’s cold, it’s dark, and I’m bored of wearing jumpers already. While I’ll continue to yearn the onset of spring, I’m conscious that I must live in the moment, and so, I’ve compiled a list (NB: A fairly short one) of small (and some guilty) pleasures that have made October (slightly) more bearable.
(FAUX) SHEARLING – Because nothing makes me happier than practicality AND stylishness. I am all about resembling an overgrown baby polar bear in winter, and I am definitely about being swaddled in what is essentially a huge, fuzzy blanket. LOVE. IT.
22, A MILLION – There’s been an unmistakable ‘Bon Iver’ shaped hole in my life for the last few years, and
hoorah! that hole has been well and truly filled by this corker of a !!!new album!!! Yes, it really is wonderful, in the most mysterious, fractured and haunting way possible. I’d highly recommend setting aside fourty minutes of your life for a bubble bath, a mug of hot tea, and a full, start-to-finish listen. Particular favourites include ’21 Moon Water’ and ‘8 (Circle)’.
PROJECT RUNWAY – Cold, miserable weather goes hand-in-hand with binge-watching cringeworthy TV, and this is my current go-to. It’s bitchy, ninety percent of the clothes are revolting, and yet every episode I find myself regretting not working harder in Textiles class. Side note: there is a refreshing diversity amongst this years cast, and this is, for obvious reasons, a really good thing. Excellent viewing.
PORRIDGE – Every few weeks or so I become completely obsessed with a food, and, naturally, I eat it as much as humanly possible, until I never want to go near it again.
Well, this month I’ve been eating oats like they’re going out of fashion, with banana/peanut butter/jam/apple/berries/literally anything. Warm, filling, and delicious, they really are an all-round winner. *goes to make porridge*
LAUGHING AT DONALD TRUMP – Because, like many others, I’ve been doing a lot of that this month. 10/10, would recommend.