I don’t think I can even begin to tell you how happy I am that I can officially say it’s Autumn (thanks to the meteorological seasons). I can without a doubt say that this is my favourite time of year – with the leaves changing colours, the need to wear coats *inserts heart eye emoji*, the darker nights and of course the fact that September is my birth month (Virgo’s for the win!).
After having a little hiatus from my blog, I couldn’t think of a better way to kick start the new season than to put together a blog post of all my favourites for Autumn and Winter; from fashion and decor to podcasts and my must-have reads. And with that, I welcome you to my…
I’m not going to lie, putting all my A/W homeware favourites into a blog post has not helped my spending habit. I have somehow managed to find even more things I don’t really need (although I like to think I do) when I didn’t really think it was possible. Anyhow, here are the things my parents might be seeing pop up around the house over the next month or so (sorry in advance Mum!).
Metallic Woven Underbed Basket, £29 | Cade Round Mirror, £149 | Berber Wool Rug, £149.99 | Diamonds Chenille Blanket, £89.99 | Desenio Marc Jacobs Poster, £5.95 (frames here) | Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Candle, £47
It’s finally the season I adore, especially for fashion’s sake. Nothing fills me with more joy than going on the hunt for some of the most gorgeous staples for this seasonal wardrobe. With animal print back in style and the need for jumpers and coats, I could not be more in my element.
Reading & Podcast Favourites
I personally struggle to understand why people don’t enjoy reading, especially during the months of September through December, it’s just something that I can’t help but thoroughly enjoy. For me, it’s the perfect excuse to sit down with a cuppa, light a few candles and relax – especially at this time of year. It just screams cosiness. But sometimes even I can’t face reading a book, or I just don’t have time, so this is where my podcast favourites come into play too!
The Alchemist – This is one of my all-time favourite books. A read I never tire of and one that always grounds me. This parable is written by Paulo Coelho, and follows the magical story of Santiago, a shepherd who travels the world to find the greatest treasure, only to find that true treasure is found by listening to your heart and following your dreams. If there is one thing you take away from my post today – I implore it to be this.
Crazy Rich Asians – I could not put this book down. It’s such a fun read that gave me all the glitz and glamour I’d hoped for in every way. I quite frequently found myself reading through ‘laugh-out-loud’ moments and became fully emersed in the Asian perspective rather than an English/American one. I’ve never enjoyed a book that’s so full of satire, romance, and drama, but so entertaining – it’s like Real Housewives has come to our shelves. Coming to UK screens September 14th, 2018. Get the sequels here and here.
The Undomestic Goddess – I am a huge lover of Sophie Kinsella, every single time I’ve read one of her books, I get hooked and I sit waiting for the next one. All of her books are so light-hearted and upbeat. The perfect autumn read. In this book, we follow Samantha, an attorney and a workaholic who ends up making the biggest mistake of her career. She walks out of her London life and ends up working a job where no one knows who she is. Will her old life catch up with her?
Lets Discuss – This podcast is truly like sitting down and grabbing a coffee with two of the loveliest girls you’ll meet. Ella and Monica discuss things in the most honest way and I just can’t help but feel like they’re my best friends. From talking about the struggles and loves of being single to reminiscing over their favourite 2000’s trends, you’re bound to have a laugh and feel well and truly at home.
The Minimalists – Recently, I’ve been lacking inspiration and motivation and I’ve been turning to materialism to add value to what I’m doing. It’s a vicious cycle I manage to get myself into every now and then. I know that it’s not a good thing and I know I end up doing better when I apply minimalism to my life, but I needed someone to tell me that and guide me through it. And then I found Josh and Ryan of the Minimalists and I’ve slowly been letting go of all the things I don’t need, from unnecessary purchases I’ve made to ways of thinking that are holding me back from doing the things I love. If you were to look into my daily routine, you’d definitely find Josh and Ryan.
Who else is as excited as I am for this season? And what’re you looking forward to most? Let me know down below. This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy here.