I’ve got a serious case of the Sundays today. You know, that feeling of impending early mornings and no more carefree bottomless brunches and having to dress in the 6am dark and venture out in the brisk September chill. The September Sundays are the greatest and the worst, aren’t they? (I’m secretly a huge fan of preparing bags and lunches in the evening.) But more on that in a minute. This weekend was a washout and we countered it with coffee runs – to take out and bring back into bed, of course – running errands, a little reading, a lottle food and cosy socks for every moment spent outside of the duvet. What can I say? It’s the September Sundays.
Last week I signed on with a new client. And by new, I mean old, and by old I mean back with a company that I once worked full-time for. And on Monday, I was back into my old routine, same digs, same faces. I’m so appreciative for everything that freelancing gives me and it’s been pretty great to be back helping out for my old team. It means that I’m currently at full client capacity and will be until mid-November and that I’ve hit one of my goals for the year. Yay! Being back in an office from 9-5 for three days does mean that my week is thrown completely out of whack though, so bear with me whilst I adjust.
New Glossier goodies!
Last month Hannah and I headed to the Glossier London pop-up and right afterwards, the team emailed everybody that attended to thank them with a gift. I can’t get over how incredibly cool the team are and how on point their marketing is. Honestly. Anyway, my gift arrived on Thursday and I’m now the proud owner of another Milky Jelly Cleanser, a Haloscope and Priming Moisturiser. I’m giving the moisturiser a little test-run at the moment – I’ll keep you updated.
Food; good for the Seoul
On Tuesday, us girls took Elodie out for a farewell meal before she left us for Seoul for THREE MONTHS. Her flight from France got in in the afternoon and we kidnapped her almost immediately to shower her with early birthday gifts, the greatest birthday card and take her to Hozi for a Korean feast of sorts. Hozi is one of my favourite places to eat Korean food (thanks for introducing me to it, Annabelle!) – it’s authentic, affordable and easy-to-get-to after work. Go for their bibimbap and tteokbokki, always. And their kimchi pancake if you’re extra hungry.
Transitional season shopping endeavours
My main quest of the week has been to assemble my autumn/winter style kit. It’s absolutely that awkward time of year where it’s chilly enough to don a cosy knit before you leave the house, yet you’re ready to surrender your life to heatstroke by lunchtime. I’ve had my Alexander Wang Kori boots re-soled, ordered a sweet new pair of mules and a shit tonne of newness from ASOS and I can’t bloody wait to get this season going.
Links I’ve Loved:
- Half Baked Harvest shared this white pizza recipe and I’m ALL OVER THAT.
- Tania’s photography is absolutely out of this world and her ‘A day by the Pool’ post perfectly encapsulates that.
- Nobody does well-thought out beauty edits quite like Rebecca and her rainy day one is one of my favourites.
- As somebody that’s felt stuck in a style rut for a while, this article on Darling Magazine really rung true to me.
- Now that my favourite podcast – ‘My Dad Wrote A Porno’ – is done for the year, I’ve been looking for something new and equally as addictive to listen to. Harry Potter and the Sacred Text has absolutely filled the void: think Bible study but for the Harry Potter series. Genius.
- Find me over on Goodreads, my current favourite website.
- This is my new favourite jumper. Thank God for ASOS.
- I can’t wait to try this Naturally Ella recipe for Vegan Smoky Beans with Creamy Polenta.
- Megan’s review of the Prada Cahier Box has 100% sold me. Watch this space.