As it’s the last day of September I thought I’d just list a few of my favourite things that I’ve been wearing, watching or listening to throughout the month. Apologies for the bad quality of the photographs, they were taken with my iPod camera and aren’t the best!
As I’m studying PR I convinced myself that it would be okay to start watching this show when I’m currently watching about five other shows because it’s about a woman who runs a crisis management firm (any excuse to watch a well-recommended Shonda Rhimes show!). I did not predict how obsessed with this show I would become. Olivia Pope is a fabulously strong, independent, hard-working woman who started her own company after working for the current President of the United States, Fitzgerald Grant. She’s harsh and un-apologetic, which I love! I also like how many of the actors/actresses are familiar from appearing on Grey’s Anatomy, such as Scott Foley and Katie Lowes. I love watching a tv show that shows a little part of my industry, even if it is slightly unrealistic. I also enjoy watching a programme that has a strong female lead in it, and i really admire Shonda Rhimes for creating such a programme.
Mac Velvet Teddy
This lipstick has blown up over the last few months due to every single girl on the planet wanting “Kylie Jenner lips”. This is the first lipstick I’ve ever bought, as I’m a bit weary about lipstick and I don’t think it suits me. But this particular one is just a shade or two darker then my natural lip colour, which is perfect! It’s a matte lipstick, but I don’t find it drying at all, as I usually put a bit of lip balm on before I apply it. It’s a kind of nude/pinky/brown that looks different on everyone who wears it. It’s a shade that i can wear to college as it doesn’t stand out too much, but I could also wear at night if I go out. It’s an amazing lipstick, I just hope it’s not discontinued, as that seems to happen to a lot of my favourite products!
New Look Boots
I got these boots in New Look last summer, but I’ve worn them often in these last few weeks. I can wear them with dresses or with jeans which is great as I don’t really like shoes I can only wear with certain outfits. My favourite way to wear these is with ripped jeans from River Island and a baggy jumper, they make me feel a bit more dressed up then if I was wearing the outfit with Converse! I’m not sure if they’re still in store, but if they are I’d definitely recommend them, as they’re really comfy to wear and go with so many different things.
Penney’s/Primark Leather Jacket
I bought this jacket in Penney’s/Primark, and I was delighted when I did because it was €19 reduced to €13, so I just had to buy it! I already have a leather jacket, but I’d wear that one with hoodies and tshirts. I can wear this jacket with a lot more clothes, it can really change my look depending on what I wear it with. I can easily wear layers under it so hopefully it will be warm enough for the winter months ahead.
The Divergent Trilogy
I read this about a month ago in the space of a few days, but I’m putting this in my September favourites because I’m still completely obsessed with it! It’s about a society that’s divided into different factions, and it tells us about Beatrice Prior’s life as she tried to fit into this society, and later on break away from it. I love the concept of society being divided into different sectors based on what your personality is like, I’ve never read anything like it before. The first time I read it I borrowed my sisters books but I have recently purchased the set for myself, because I think she’ll get annoyed when I constantly ask to borrow them.
Riptide – Vance Joy
I know I’m extremely late with this song seeing as it was out in 2013, but I just learned the name and artist, so that justifies putting it here in my opinion! Vance Joy, aka James Keogh, is an Australian singer-songwriter who is currently signed with Atlantic Records. His song Riptide is an upbeat indie-folk song that and is basically a love story that contains a good few popular culture references. For anyone who hasn’t heard it I’d definitely recommend it, it’s a catchy song that will definitely lift your mood a bit!