Heading into winter...

So that's it then- we're fully in winter! With the clocks having gone back last weekend and evenings officially beginning at about 4pm (le sob), it's safe to say that now Halloween is done and dusted we can (pretty much) start the Christmas countdown- right, right? So, as normal, I've curated some of my favourite seasonal pieces from the past few weeks (including a cosy knit, reading material and some quality day-off Sunday suggestions)- in hope they inspire you too! Happy November!


A big ol' magazine haul: I have a horrible habit of heading into my favourite newsagents on Wardour Street, acquiring a huge (un-carriable) pile of magazines and never reading them. Fortunately (and of late)- I've managed to start indulging in some good quality reading time, and have fallen in love with both this months Jalouse (with the most awesome editorial of Cressida Bonas) and The Gentlewoman too. Now to finish my pile before next month!

The knit of dreams: Is there anything Oliver Bonas can't get completely right? I'll answer that; no. Not only do they do the most stunning home ware, gifts, wrapping, cards, jewellery and basically everything in between- but their clothing is absolutely gorgeous too, and this holiday inspired knit from their Winter collection currently has my heart- isn't it dreamy?

Retro accessorising: During my time at Stylist live I was able to mooch around some of the amazing independent businesses popping up there, and introduce myself to some new loves too. One of these were British born jewellery company, Toolally- who specialise in acrylic pieces and some gorgeous retro inspired designs (and an amazing deer necklace too)! These Prada-like earrings particularly tickled my fancy, and it's safe to say I'm more than excited to whip them out for a special Christmas post coming soon!

What could be more fun than Fuji fun?: I'm a big lover of an instant camera. There's no deliberating whether 'my face looks ok' between shots or 'perfecting the angle'- it's candid, a little silly and pretty special. Recently Urban Outfitters sent me over a few of their new filters to experiment with, and they've made snapping away even more fun (and often result in pictures I like to pretend would be on my album cover could I sing... Ahem), but are such a cool way of playing around with shots- without compromising on quality.

Jalouse | The Gentlewoman | Oliver Bonas Knit | Toolally | Fuji Filters | Camera


Some other heart-stealers...

The ultimate Sunday baking day: Unfortunately at the moment I don't get a lot of time to bake- say a day or so a month at best, but imagine getting a monthly delivery which not only contains an amazing recipe- but most of the bits (bar perishables) that you'll need to make it- amazing, right? Bakes aim to do that every month (great bakes no hassle)- and with their latest box featuring the babin' Meringue Girls- I can't wait to try out the recipe!

Some new Jo Malone: There's no need for me to elaborate on how much of a huge Jo Malone fan I am- but after visiting their newest store opening on London's beautiful Regent Street, I was completely in awe of their beautiful eye, and their incredible products. Not only does the store boast shelves of their most-loved favourites (including rereleased archived loves)- but they have a whole personalisation section, where everything from the box, bottle lid and wrap can be made totally one off for a loved one- SO perfect for Christmas!

Stationary sets of dreams: I've recently tried to make more of an effort with sending letters and notes (whether that's a small thank you for something, or otherwise)- and after receiving this personalised letter set from gorgeous stationary company, Papier- I can't wait to get writing more! Never have I realised the love for a personalised notecard, but these little sets would make for the perfect Christmas gift too.

Bakes Box | Jo Malone | Papier Stationary

And lastly, some colourful favourites!

Go team internet!: So, this month Zoella's second novel, Girl Online On Tour came out- and although I haven't had the chance to read it yet, made me feel incredibly proud and excited to be part of such an amazing wave of creative people online. It's so incredible how so many creators are going from sky high strengths to strengths- so being able to hold a chart topping best seller in my hands from a blogger I've loved for years is pretty awesome. Go team 'nets!

Something sweet...: I couldn't not include something sweet now, could I? Earlier this month I went to the launch of Matthew Williamson's latest collaboration with Aero, with Matthew being one of the first designers I ever loved- and still love to this day. Getting to see inside his gorgeous studio, and have a look through his treasured archived felt so, so incredibly special (plus I even got to see my favourite rainbow dress of his too)! On top of that, this gal has a huge sweet tooth, so the fact it was all in aid of a ruddy lovely bar of chocolate made it all the nicer too.

Girl Online On Tour | Matthew Williamson


What have you been loving this month?

x

Heading into winter...

So that's it then- we're fully in winter! With the clocks having gone back last weekend and evenings officially beginning at about 4pm (le sob), it's safe to say that now Halloween is done and dusted we can (pretty much) start the Christmas countdown- right, right? So, as normal, I've curated some of my favourite seasonal pieces from the past few weeks (including a cosy knit, reading material and some quality day-off Sunday suggestions)- in hope they inspire you too! Happy November!


A big ol' magazine haul: I have a horrible habit of heading into my favourite newsagents on Wardour Street, acquiring a huge (un-carriable) pile of magazines and never reading them. Fortunately (and of late)- I've managed to start indulging in some good quality reading time, and have fallen in love with both this months Jalouse (with the most awesome editorial of Cressida Bonas) and The Gentlewoman too. Now to finish my pile before next month!

The knit of dreams: Is there anything Oliver Bonas can't get completely right? I'll answer that; no. Not only do they do the most stunning home ware, gifts, wrapping, cards, jewellery and basically everything in between- but their clothing is absolutely gorgeous too, and this holiday inspired knit from their Winter collection currently has my heart- isn't it dreamy?

Retro accessorising: During my time at Stylist live I was able to mooch around some of the amazing independent businesses popping up there, and introduce myself to some new loves too. One of these were British born jewellery company, Toolally- who specialise in acrylic pieces and some gorgeous retro inspired designs (and an amazing deer necklace too)! These Prada-like earrings particularly tickled my fancy, and it's safe to say I'm more than excited to whip them out for a special Christmas post coming soon!

What could be more fun than Fuji fun?: I'm a big lover of an instant camera. There's no deliberating whether 'my face looks ok' between shots or 'perfecting the angle'- it's candid, a little silly and pretty special. Recently Urban Outfitters sent me over a few of their new filters to experiment with, and they've made snapping away even more fun (and often result in pictures I like to pretend would be on my album cover could I sing... Ahem), but are such a cool way of playing around with shots- without compromising on quality.

Jalouse | The Gentlewoman | Oliver Bonas Knit | Toolally | Fuji Filters | Camera


Some other heart-stealers...

The ultimate Sunday baking day: Unfortunately at the moment I don't get a lot of time to bake- say a day or so a month at best, but imagine getting a monthly delivery which not only contains an amazing recipe- but most of the bits (bar perishables) that you'll need to make it- amazing, right? Bakes aim to do that every month (great bakes no hassle)- and with their latest box featuring the babin' Meringue Girls- I can't wait to try out the recipe!

Some new Jo Malone: There's no need for me to elaborate on how much of a huge Jo Malone fan I am- but after visiting their newest store opening on London's beautiful Regent Street, I was completely in awe of their beautiful eye, and their incredible products. Not only does the store boast shelves of their most-loved favourites (including rereleased archived loves)- but they have a whole personalisation section, where everything from the box, bottle lid and wrap can be made totally one off for a loved one- SO perfect for Christmas!

Stationary sets of dreams: I've recently tried to make more of an effort with sending letters and notes (whether that's a small thank you for something, or otherwise)- and after receiving this personalised letter set from gorgeous stationary company, Papier- I can't wait to get writing more! Never have I realised the love for a personalised notecard, but these little sets would make for the perfect Christmas gift too.

Bakes Box | Jo Malone | Papier Stationary

And lastly, some colourful favourites!

Go team internet!: So, this month Zoella's second novel, Girl Online On Tour came out- and although I haven't had the chance to read it yet, made me feel incredibly proud and excited to be part of such an amazing wave of creative people online. It's so incredible how so many creators are going from sky high strengths to strengths- so being able to hold a chart topping best seller in my hands from a blogger I've loved for years is pretty awesome. Go team 'nets!

Something sweet...: I couldn't not include something sweet now, could I? Earlier this month I went to the launch of Matthew Williamson's latest collaboration with Aero, with Matthew being one of the first designers I ever loved- and still love to this day. Getting to see inside his gorgeous studio, and have a look through his treasured archived felt so, so incredibly special (plus I even got to see my favourite rainbow dress of his too)! On top of that, this gal has a huge sweet tooth, so the fact it was all in aid of a ruddy lovely bar of chocolate made it all the nicer too.

Girl Online On Tour | Matthew Williamson


What have you been loving this month?

x

36 comments:

  1. Really loving the when in rome jumper, you're so lucky to have gone to his collection launch, the packets look amazing x

    Millie x
    queenmillie.blogspot.com

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  2. That stationary is so cute! Great picks!

    Emma

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  3. Love this post! Thanks for sharing!!

    xx Alyssa
    visionsofnyc.blogspot.com

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  4. Awesome flatlay! You take such great photos :)

    ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

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  5. We share so many favourites this month! I love reading your blog - its always very down to earth! I was just wondering what it is you use to take those photo's on? I saw some wallpaper similar and wondered if that is what you use?
    Much love as always!

    http://deadlyisthefemale0.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! It's a photography backdrop, yup! x

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  6. That when in rome knit is just perfection. Stunning photos Olivia!

    Hannah | Oh January

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  7. Love this post, some great items so thanks for sharing!! :D

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:


    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *


    x

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  8. My eyes went straight for the chocolate - those new Aero designs are so beautiful (and has made me crave one)! x

    Lucy Amelia | flawedfairytale

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  9. Amazing post! love these stuff!

    www.bstylevoyage.blogspot.com

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  10. That Oliver Bonas jumper is the cutest! I love the stationery too, it's always nice to send little notes to people :)

    Julia xx
    Check out my Primark Haul: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2015/11/feel-good-november-cosy-primark-haul.html

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  11. Those filters for your polaroid camera look so cool, I may have to try some out!

    Infinity of fashion// Lucy Jane

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  12. Lovely post, hope you have an amazing winter!

    www.fashion-and-thecity.com

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  13. Bakes look brilliant! I love baking. I love Jo Malone too, their candles are soo nice!

    Great post!

    josievictoriaa // fashion, travel and lifestyle

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  14. I think it's fair to say the Christmas countdown has well and truly started, what with the lights on Oxford Street being turned on this evening. Wah! This year has gone by so quickly :( X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  15. Oooh I adore Jo Malone! Your post has made me lust after another new perfume! The aero chocolate looks rather yummy too!
    Marie x
    www.titchytombie.blogspot.com

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  16. you literally cannot go wrong with Oliver Bonas!

    I am exactly the same with newsagents, i love more independent/quirky magazines, although Glamour always has a special place in my heart :P My favourite is The Simple Things, although I've heard great things about Kinfolk and Cereal!

    Writing Possibility

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  17. These all look great, I want that chocolate
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  18. Love how you're supporting Zoe and Team Internet!

    xo Anisha | http://empoweredinternetwomen.blogspot.com/

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  19. I came here from Hannah's vlog! Love the flat lays you do! You set everything out so nicely! If I tried that it would look like a bunch of crap thrown into a picture! Hahaha! :)

    http://meganslittleblogspace.blogspot.com/

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  20. That jumper is so sweet & the Bakes Box sounds pretty cool too!

    ghenetactually.blogspot.com

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  21. That stationery is adorable.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  22. BAKERS GONNA BAKE. Yes I love this. Christmas pressie for sure.
    xxx
    www.fashionnomads.com

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  23. This is so pretty and I'm so excited for this month and next too. I need to get back into reading some books and that stationary is so nice.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  24. That Rome jumper is PERFECT - I think I need to pick this up....

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  25. Gimme everthangggg! xxx

    Laura

    http://livingforthenow.co.uk

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  26. I really love that instant camera! x

    http://chapter-fifty-nine.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I love winter!
    killthemwithchic.com

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  28. I love winter!
    killthemwithchic.com

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  29. pretty little picks. i really want to try some filters for my polaroid, they look so cute.

    www.jennifersjournal.co.uk

    x

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  30. I love instant cameras! I have the polaroid 300 and adore it. They're so quirky and really easy to use, definitely a favourite of mine too :) x

    Georgina | petite thoughts

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  31. I've been lusting after one of those fuji film cameras for so long now! They are so cute and the perfect way to capture memories :)

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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