November Love List

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November, you sweet, warm mug of spiced goodness.

The past month has been spent mostly frolicking in the autumnal loveliness, relaxing with friends over large glasses of red wine and roasts, weekends away with fam and a few exciting bits and bobs too.

I feel like I have really embraced the seasons this year. Going with ole Mumma Nature and enjoying the little nuggets of happiness each new season brings. Or maybe I’m just turning into even more of a basic b*tch? I’m not too sure, but I like it.

We have been #blessed with a few glorious golden blue skied days, but we have had our fair share of rain ‘n’ grey too. The woes of darkness by 4PM is a right mare and I know pesky SAD (seasonal affective disorder) has been about for a few you of. Uh, England u such a charmer, naaaaat. If you are struggling with a bit of SAD, grab some vit D supplements. They will help keep anxious feelings at bay and give your body and mind what it needs whilst the sun isn’t around. Or maybs book a ticket for OZ, pack your bikini and bask in the sunshine for a few months? A gal can dream.

Here is what I have loved this November, enjoy!

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BOOKS BY INSPIRING LADIES

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This month I have read two books, which is pretty darn impressive for me! Both written by women who have conquered the business world in unique and creative ways. Sophia Amoruso is just an absolute badass who also bought the book Girl Boss (all time fave) into my life. It really is a must read. Nasty Galaxy is also wonderful, but more of a desk dweller or coffee table gem for when you need some girl power.

The wonderful Estee Lalonde published Bloom: Navigating Life and Style back in October and I have been meaning to read it since. I have had it for a few days and can’t put it down. Such a beautifully written book, it is honest, makes ya weep, makes ya laugh and is sweet, sweet nectar for us gals in need of inspiration. Absolute babes, the both of em.

2.

PROUD MOMENTS

I am always proud of my friends and fam, but I have been feeling especially happy and proud for a few lovely people recently. My boyf Matt who works hard as well as studying for a masters on top of other bits, he is an inspiration and seeing him succeed just fills me with happiness. Also two close friends who have just opened a Portuguese restaurant down in Somerset. We visited at the weekend and it was the best thing to see them have so much success, also the food was top notch. Seeing people reach goals and mile stones is one of the best things in life.

3.

MY Q&A AT UAL

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I was invited back to my old university as a guest lecturer earlier in the month. Not only was is a blast from the past and comfortingly nostalgic, but I was so honored to be asked.

I talked to 2nd year students about blogging and the industry, and although I have a long way to go, I realised that maybe I have come further than I once thought. It is so easy to compare yourself to others and forget about your own journey, so I took a moment to feel proud of myself and what I have achieved so far. I will be returning early next year for some more It went so well, and I will hopefully be returning to take a few more lectures early next year. Woo! I have written all about my Q&A here.

4.

PLANET EARTH 2

Hands down the best thing that has happened to 2016. I have LOVED this series so much, the most beautiful images of our beaut planet… It is also pretty damn scary at times too (esp. snake scene). If you haven’t watched it, DO IT. So good. #DavidAttenboroughAppreciationClub

5.

SUKIN CREAM CLEANSER

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I have been on the hunt for a good cleanser for a V long time. I saw this Sukin gem in Boots and thought I would give it a whirl. Sukin is an Australian vegan and cruelty free brand, all the ingredients are natural and my skin is loving it. It smells like cake mixture (maybe just me lol) and is the perfect lil addition to my skin care regime… pfffft like I even have a regime! If you are looking for a subtle cleanser, I would definitely recommend this stuff.

6.

NEW OVER THE KNEE BOOTS

I finally treated maself to some sassy af over the knee boots. They definitely make me feel like some sort of powerful gal boss about town, they also do wonderful things to the simplest of outfits. LBD, big coat, scarf, hat and over the knee boots? Ready to rock ‘n’ roll gal, you can do anything with those beauties on your feet.

7.

TASTE OF LONDON: FESTIVE EDITION

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Matt and I ventured east to Taste of London for our first proper taste of Christmas. We had SUCH a wonderful afternoon, sipped on the most g l o r i o u s gin mulled cider, gobbled the most comforting truffle mac ‘n’ cheese, more cheese and tasters from all the delicious stalls. There was live music, lots of mulled beverages and merry people! We came away feeling super festive and happy indeed.

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Here’s to the most festive month of all, I can’t wait to have my first mince pie of the season, go Christmas tree shopping with Mumma, adorn the flat in fairy lights and play lots of games / eat lots of food with my family. Let’s make the most of our last four weeks of 2K16, eeep!

What have you been loving this month?

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  • Ahhhh this post made me feel fully festive! It sounds like you had a fab month and your Q&A sounds so fun :)
    Sophie Cliff

    • Oooh good! I am SO excited that December is tomorrow, can’t believe how quickly the year has flown but feeling festive and Christmassy is the best! It was so nice, I actually quite enjoy the thought of teaching some day, maybe! Thank you for stopping by my love <3 Immy x

  • I love this post!! I am 100% part of the #DavidAttenboroughAppreciationClub, but I haven’t had the chance to watch the new Planet Earth yet!
    Katie Actually

    • Thank you so much Katie! :) Ooooh definitely make sure you have a catch up marathon – you will absolutely love it :) Immy x

  • Sounds like it’s been a good month! I have been on the hunt for a cream cleanser so might give that one a go! Thanks. x

    http://pollyrowan.com/

    • Ah yes Polly definitely try it out, it isn’t expensive so a really good one to experiment with :) I have found it works an absolute dream. Let me know how you get on! Immy x

  • ninegrandstudent

    You look so pretty in these photos! Also hugely jealous of the over-knee boots. I’d love a pair but my chunky thighs say no…

    NINEGRANDSTUDENT: A Lifestyle Blog

    • Thank you my love :) Oooh you should go for it, they would look wonderful on you – I have chunky thighs too but they stretch nicely over ’em >:) Immy x

  • Kayleigh Tanner

    You have such a delightful little face! Also your hair, oh my god <3 <3

    • Aawww Kayleigh that is so sweet hehe! :) My hair is being such a lil bitch at the mo, I think it is something to do with the weather! Thank you though my love xxxx

  • Such lovely snaps! And hell to the yes for Planet Earth!

    Hannah | Oh January

    • Thank you so much Hannah! Heeeeeeelll yeah, SO good. I don’t want it to end >:( Immy x

  • Such a lovely post. So amazing that you got invited at your uni to give a speech.

    http://www.zekalin.com

    • Thank you lovely Elise :) It was such an amazing experience, fingers crossed I will be back next year! Immy x

  • Can I just say…I absolutely love your style of writing. I feel like I’m chatting with a friend when I read your posts! Thanks for the book recommendation. I definitely want to check out Bloom. And Planet Earth is the best thing ever. It’s so suspenseful and the film work is just amazing!

    I’m a new follower of your blog and look forward to reading more of your posts. Love them!

    Fariha | blog.farihawajid.com

    • Ah Fariha! This comment has made me SO happy, kind words never fail to make my day – so thank you. I am so glad you have found my blog, hopefully I will keep you entertained! Have a lovely Monday. Immy x

  • Hayley Rubery

    Ah lady I bloody LOVED this post – your posts never fail to make me smile! I’m absolutely loving Planet Earth 2 right now, me and Ben get so excited for it every week! I got asked back to my old college last year, it really is such a surreal, pinch-me moment, so proud of you lady! P.s definitely just ordered the Bloom book because of your recommendation.. OOPS!

    Hayley xo
    http://www.frockmeimfamous.com

    • Aaaaaaah thank you my love! Oh ma gaaad it is SO good isn’t it?! I will be so sad when it’s over :( It is crazy isn’t it?! It is a nice little reminder that ya might actually be doing alright at post-uni life haha! Ooooh good, you will really love it! Thank you for stopping by :) Immy x

  • Jordyn Ross

    I just found your blog, its so cute! I love the photography. I have been looking for some over the knee boots lately, so cute but hard to find some I like.
    http://missashleeblogs.weebly.com/

    • Oooh yay so happy you found me :) Thank you so much Jordyn! I know, it took me SO long to find a pair I liked, my advice would be to find a lovely structured pair, mine seem to slip down my legs so easily and it is super frustrating lol! Thank you for your comment :) Immy x