Mango tshirt - Girlglobalising

I haven’t posted about any new favourite things for a while (you can catch up with the previous ones here and here) so I’ve been gathering up all the things that have made me smile for the last few weeks and here they are:

This lemon printed clutch. It’s not actually lemon printed, it’s more woven and yes, it is an extremely summery piece to only now be using. I picked it up in the Mango sale for a mere £4 at the end of summer and it’s far too cheery to pack away with the rest of my summer items. I spotted it on Hannah Gale’s blog and to be honest I wanted the cactus one but clearly so did everyone else. It also comes in flamingo print which is equally as sassy as the lemon or cactus.

The discovery of Mango t-shirts. If I’m honest this is another recommendation from Hannah Gale. Mango is not somewhere I normally shop, it always feels like the most ‘adult’ of shops (and in my mind I’m just not there yet), but upon the mention that the t-shirts are soft, and sassy and reasonably priced I was all over it. This particular number comes in both London and Paris prints too which I might have to pick up soon. If like me, you by t-shirts based on the search for ultimate softness then I highly recommend.

NYC is comin’ up fast! Also related to my new favourite t-shirt, have I mentioned that I’m going to New York soon? Joke, I know I have. It’s now only five weeks away and I’m on a count down. We’ve got our accommodation sorted, which is a pretty little Airbnb because LOL have you seen the price of hotels in NYC?! It’s no joke. Anyway I’m still collecting things to see and do so let me know your recommendations!

Kat Von D - Girlglobalising

Kat Von D. Along with various other things that you can only get in the States I was planning to raid a Kat Von D stand somewhere, until Debenhams got there first. Now the only place in the UK to stock the brand I immediately picked up an Everlasting Liquid Lipstick and I fully understand what all the hype is about a matte lip. It lasts all day and doesn’t completely dry my lips out like all other matte products do. I picked up the colour Lolita II which is as close to a Kylie Jenner lip as I’m ever going to get.

And the finally my last point is the Shine Walk Half Marathon 2016. My mum and I took part in the Cancer Research Shine Walk a few weeks ago and it was such a great experience! After having done a few Race4Life walks in the past we decided to go bigger and better this year. We far succeeded our fundraising target and it was such a great atmosphere on the night. You can find out more about the walk here and maybe even sign yourself up for next year!

Shine Half Marathon - Girlglobalising

That’s about it for this post. Apart from a few things for work I’m on a mission to save for New York so perhaps my next New Things post will be full of people and experiences. Truly my favourite things! As always you can follow me on Instagram and Bloglovin and I’ll be back with a new post soon.

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Last week I successfully missed my usual Wednesday post by a pretty wide margin. It was strange, but my planned post was postponed (excuse the alliteration) because I went from feeling completely inspired to write a fab piece about travelling, to feeling like I just couldn’t get the words out in the way I wanted.

So a week late, but here’s a different kind of post; a kind of round up of October and look forward to November (even though we’re about a third of the way through the month…). There’s a couple of favourite things and a few things I’m certainly looking forward to coming up in the month. So without any further delays, let’s get this show on the road:

Party Pieces

Pretty Party Items:

At the very end of October I had a rare invite to a party that actually had a dress code. I may seem a bit over excited about a house party where the average age was between 50-60 years old, but hey I got some super pretty things to wear to it. An outfit of firsts for me as I threw together a very adventurous all-black outfit featuring this lacy jumpsuit and cheeky pointed flats. Somebody call the colour police. I did however, sass it up a bit with a rose gold nail polish. You heard me right, ROSE GOLD. I might even do a little post on my low-key evening makeup routine.

Jumpsuit – Missguided | Shoes – River Island | Orly Nail Polish – Free with Elle magazine (November Issue)

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Knit wear, all day errryday:

My body thermometer is so very confused right now. It’s November and I’m pretty sure this time last year I was wearing my big fluffy coat and a scarf and a hat. And probably some mittens too. This year, while I desperately want to cover my body in knitted items it’s so freakin’ mild right now. I get all autumn ready in the morning and then end up a sweaty mess by the time I reach the office. So here’s hoping the temperature drops ever so slightly in November and I can fulfil all my cold weather clothing dreams.

Roadtripin:

In a few weekends time my boyfriend and I will be trekking across the country to Norwich in Norfolk. I’ve said on here before that it can be difficult to create a travel blog while working full time and having a limited amount of funds. But what I sometimes forget is that my own country has some very beautiful places to visit that I haven’t been to before – and without the expense of a plane ticket. We’re off to visit some friends, but I’m going to make sure I take lots of photos and get a few good recommendations to share with those who might be interested!

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Prague and the C word:

Speaking of travel I am actually venturing across the border to European soil at the end of November! I’m off the Prague for a few days of winter-y escape – a gals trip with my Mum and my Gran. The C word is not what you’ll be thinking but in fact, Christmas. I still feel it’s far too early to be talking about all things festive, but the main reason for our little adventure is to check out what delights the Prague Christmas market will have on offer. My Mum and I seem to have made a bit of an unofficial tradition out of these markets, starting from when I was a student. The Bath Christmas market is pretty unrivalled, mainly because Bath is such a picturesque place, but in recent years we made it to a few further afield including Bruges, whose market may have been a bit of a let-down, but definitely knocked Bath off the picturesque podium. By the time the end of November rolls around I’m hoping to feel distinctly more festive. Either way I’m super excited to head off on a little adventure, because those ladies sure know how to have a giggle.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little round-up and update of what’s rockin’ and rollin’ in my life at the moment. I think writing this post has got my creative juices aflowing again and hopefully my less than inspired spell was just a fleeting moment in what will be a month full of posts.