Let’s Chat – October 2020

For those of you reading this in England: happy lockdown 2.0 day! Sheesh. I genuinely thought the second wave of Coronavirus would be much milder than the first, but at least this time we know what to expect so we can e prepared in our heads as well as our homes. We’ve done it once, we can do it again!

I’ve had a but of a bummer month (As you may have spotted in this blog post) so I’ve basically only worn PJs and the same 3 or 4 outfits to be cosy. I’ve been referring my summer dresses with tights and a polo neck to get a bit more wear from them so I don’t feel the need to buy any more clothes I don’t need!

  • Emily in Paris: I had to see what all the fuss is about. 2 episodes in, I wasn’t a fan, but I stuck with it and by the end I can I appreciated that she shed light on the importance of marketing to a business! The plot lines aside from work were a bit cliche (althpugh some of them a bit relatable to me) but I’ll be tuning in for season 2 to see if I can borrow some of her social media strategies.
  • Slasher (series 1): My second time watching this. This is a Netflix series about a woman who returns to her birth town to live in the home her parents were murdered in on Halloween night, and the obligatory carnage that ensues. It has a slightly different take and has a few sub plots too, definitely worth a watch. There are another 2 series featuring the same cast but completely different stories.
  • Friday the 13th: Which one? You ask. Pretty much all of them! Its a Halloween tradition that every weekend we watch a couple. They kind of annoy me with how cliche they look nowadays, but I still put them on.
  • Halloween reloaded: Are we sensing a theme here? It is October!
  • Visited a pumpkin patch: after 6 years of blogging, I finally went all basic bitch and went to a pumpkin patch! Obviously my primary aim was to take pics, but I did also buy a few pumpkins to carve and decorate my house with for the month. Thanks to my gal Kat for suggesting the trip!
  • Halloween capers: we popped to my sister in law’s house before for an early spooky/fireworks gathering for 5. We enjoyed some Frankenstein Colin the Caterpillar mini rolls, star shaped sparklers and wrapping the boys up as mummies in toilet roll (before people lost their shit and started stockpiling it. Again.)

And that, my friends, is pretty much it! Who knows what the month of November holds (well, it’ll definitely involved Christmas shopping and putting my tree up, but apart from that…). Stay home, stay safe, but reach out if you’re struggling. We all have to be here for each other where we can.

Thanks for reading,

J xx


FASHION/ Bank Holiday Fun

Good Morning my ill’ fashion lovers

I hope the final May bank holiday has been good to you all (if not, you only have to wait til August for the next one!). For my bank holiday fashion, I decided to go cute. It’s almost summer and the sun is shining so why not! My go-to look is almost always a skater dress as they’re more flattering on my smaller waist and bigger bottom half.

Look 1 – Relaxing day of lunch and shopping with my boy. I went totally nuts for his dress since I saw Caroline Flack wearing it at a race meet last year, and I totally ripped off her style and paired mine with boots (but mine are cute cut outs vs her tough bikers) the fabric is so light that it’s perfect for summer (I road tested it during August in New York) and fits like a glove. The colour translates through to A/W if you add black opaques, and it also comes in black and white if you want to play it a bit more safe, I also have it in white which I’m sure at some point you’ll get a peak at:

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Dress – Alice and You, at Dorothy Perkins and Glamorous (www.glamorous.co.uk)

Cut-out Boots – New Look

Mini Satchel – Primark

Coral lip – Revlon 240

 

My second bank holiday look was for some evening drinks in the sun. I’ve been dying to wear this dress for a while and this was theperfect opportunity. I did try the colour pop lip with this as well but it was a bit much so I toned it down to a pink tinted gloss, ┬áit I added a little green to my eye make up to carry on the fantasy floral theme from the dress:

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Dress – Love (www.inlovewithfashion.co.uk)

Shoes – Matalan

Mini chain Shoulder Bag – River Island

 

I’m looking forward to having more fun with fashion in the sun this week! But that’s it for now

J xx