So this is the bit where I say “how the hell are we in November already?”.
But, seriously, how?
I feel like I was breaking my new years resolutions only yesterday and I haven’t yet had the chance to lose last years Christmas weight. Just how am I going to find room in my waist band for all the mince pies and Baileys I’m about to start downing?
Where there’s a will, there’s a way, eh?
I feel like November is the month when things start to feel a bit cosier. We’re out of the wanting to wear knitwear, while sweating like a pig season, and into seeing the breath leave your mouth weather. I quite like it when this happens because it makes me think of Christmas being just around the corner.
This is also the time of year where I tell myself to start ordering presents. But let’s be honest, I won’t be ordering anything until blind panic sets in.
Is it even Christmas without a little will it/won’t it arrive on time stress?
Anyway, thats enough Christmas chat for one day. Here are a few things I’ll be enjoying this fine month of November.
Black Vanilla Coffee
If you’d told me a couple of months ago that I might enjoy drinking black coffee, I would have spat my milky white tea in your face. Turns out there’s a first for everything and I actually love drinking it (at least the vanilla kind).
I was given a jar of this Little’s Natural French Vanilla Infused Coffee as a freebie at an event a few months ago and hadn’t bothered to try it until last week. But I’m SO PLEASED I did, it’s really lovely.
I’ll be honest and admit that the only reason I tried it is because I’m an Instagram wanker who takes photos of black coffee. Because, lets be honest, milky tea looks pretty shite in photos. But either way, it tastes pretty good.
Topshop Orson Jeans
We all know that buying a new pair of jeans can be a hellish and depressing experience. Why is it so hard to find a pair that don’t make me look like two sausages smothered in denim?
I’ve probably tried just about every brand of jeans going, but thanks to my pear shaped genes, I often find that the waist gapes and the legs are so tight that they cut off blood circulation.
I’ve tried shopping for more expensive brands, because lord knows I’d love to look good in a pair of Levis, but I always go back to Topshop. For some reason, they’re the only brand of jeans that fit my shape. So why mess with a winning formula?
Right now, the fit that’s doing it for me are their Orson jeans. They’re high waisted, with low stretch and slim leg. Kind of a skinny/straight leg in-between.
I love them so much that I bought them three different colours.
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All the Cashmere
I’m little bit obsessed with cashmere jumpers, which probably makes me sound way more chic and swanky than I actually am. But, to be honest, I’m just one of those people who’s always cold and cashmere is the antidote for that.
There’s no getting away from the fact that buying cashmere does mean splashing the cash upfront, but I promise you, it saves money in the long run. I’ve been wearing some of mine for years now and because they’re pricier, I only buy one or two more each winter.
We’re always told to buy less, but buy better and I think cashmere is a great place to start. Though I warn you, it’ll probably make you shun all other jumpers to the back of your wardrobe forevermore. I find all other wools pale in comparison to the super soft, luxurious feel of cashmere.
So much so, that I now have my eye on cashmere scarves, socks and joggers. And if you’re wondering, there is no such thing as too much cashmere.