Autumn is on it’s way, and there are whisperings of it’s arrival everywhere. The first few curled yellow leaves have started to fall, the morning arrives with a new chill to the air, and my summer dresses have been packed away to make room for cosy knitwear to fill my wardrobe. I love dressing for this time of year, jumpers and jeans are my jam, so I tend to go hard on the knitwear during September and October, before the knitwear get’s buried under layers of coats! I love knitwear, but I know that it isn’t the easiest thing to shop or care for, so I wanted to share some of my tips in preparation for your autumn wardrobes!
Ugh I just can’t resist Lush. Despite having a giant box filled with bath bombs, bubble bars and the like, I still can’t resist popping into a store when I’m nearby. My bathroom is full of stacks of little black pots, my bedside table looks like a Lush pop up store – even my fridge isn’t safe and is stuffed with face masks! That being said, I don’t actually talk much about Lush here, and I think I should considering that I know walking into a Lush store can be a little intimidating if you’re not sure what you’re looking for! So, I thought I’d round up my six ride-or-die products, the one’s I always have stashed about the house!
Autumn is the BEST season. That’s not an opinion, it’s an objective fact! Friday marks the official start of Autumn, and I’ve heard a few people complaining about Summer being over, so today I’m going to prove you all wrong with a list of reasons why Autumn is the best!
Last month I had a massive wardrobe clear out, getting rid of the pieces I never wore or that had seen better days, and making a list of any gaps in my wardrobe, bits to pick up. One thing I was seriously lacking were jackets, I had hoodies and winter coats, but I was lacking in jackets for those days when I need a little more than a jumper but less than a full winter parka. SO, a little shopping spree ensued and I thought I’d share my perfect autumn jackets.
Yes you read that right, the stars have aligned and the collaboration of your dreams is here, September’s Birchbox is in collaboration with Oliver Bonas! I was lucky enough to get my hands on one last week at the press event and let me tell you – it doesn’t disappoint! I always tend to pick up the limited edition/collab boxes from Birchbox, and the Oliver Bonas Birchbox is no exception to that rule – it’s beautiful!
It’s been so long since I’ve done any baking, I suppose since we left London we haven’t really had a proper kitchen to bake in! The arrival of September however, bought with it the urge to bake, so I thought it was about time I made the most of my sparkly new kitchen! I’ve had a real craving for all things chai recently, so whipping up some spicy Chai Muffins seemed like the perfect way to satisfy that craving!
Since moving out of London (nearly a year ago can you believe?!) our trips back up to our favourite city have always been hectic. Cramming in meetings, drinks with friends as well as fly in visits to pick up our favourite essentials (cheese and wine from Whole Foods, plain tees from & Other Stories, and magazines from Wardour News), we rarely get to spend time in London just hanging out anymore. SO, we decided to book in a weekend in London just the two of us, no meetings, no catching up with friends, just Connor and I hanging out in our favourite city.
Now, I’ve stayed in hotels in London a handful of times, mostly before I moved up for Uni, and most recently for Connor’s Masters graduation, but this time we wanted a hotel right in the thick of Central, so we could potter about and not have to go far. A quick peak on Hotel Tonight + we bagged a room at the Hoxton Holburn at just under £120 for the night, a steal for a central London hotel.
We’re always quick to chat about the latest and greatest products in the beauty world, and yet we seem to overlook the real workhorses, the real constants in our beauty routine. Today I wanted to shine the spotlight on the beauty products I love, and come back to time and time again.
Although I did my monthly beauty favourites as planned at the end of August, it feels like a while since I’ve told you about some of the other things I’m currently loving. I really like these kind of posts, where I document happy little things that are making me smile, so I sat down with a pen and paper on a rainy Sunday afternoon and made a list!