Sunday, 9 October 2016

The Sunday Brunch Post, Episode XVII


These monthly posts seem to be coming around more and more quickly, and I always panic when I see them next on my schedule, frantically racking my brains for anything remotely interesting I might have done with my life over the past four weeks. Thankfully, September was a pretty busy and eventful one, so I can actually feel like these posts have a purpose for once! Plus, now that it's autumn I'm sure there will be lots of festive fun to rely on for the next few. 

I spent two weekends in September back at home because of birthday and leaving parties, so I got to see my school friends and family (and puppy) a lot over the month. Tom was also able to come to London for a weekend and we spent a day wandering around London in the last of the late summer sunshine.

The last week of September was also a pretty exciting week for blogging, with a Miss Saigon-themed singing masterclass with Michael Xavier (blog post to follow later this month) and first birthday celebrations for In the Heights, including a salsa class with the cast and an interview with Gabriela Garcia.

October is going to have a hard time trying to beat this one.


Things that have kept me entertained:

One new TV programme I've been watching is Victoria, which has undeniably filled a Downton-shaped hole in many people's television schedules, so I'm pretty happy that there's going to be a second series.

Oh, and an update on last month, the forth season of Nashville has most definitely picked up the pace and now I am as addicted as ever. I don't know what I'm going to do once this final season is finished and the show is over for good. Besides rewatching the previous three seasons, I mean.

Although I'm mostly watching the same TV shows as last month, I have been loving a new YouTube channel. I subscribed to sunbeamsjess a while ago but only started watching her videos on a regular basis recently. Jess's monthly book videos are next level content compared to the majority of my sub box, and as an English Lit graduate and general bookworm I can really get on board with the in-depth discussions she provokes with her thoughts on the books she reads. If books aren't your thing, then try her travel vlogs from over the summer because, again, it's just great content.


This month's haul:


At the beginning of the month I still hadn't spent any of my birthday money from early August, so I allowed myself to have a little splurge on ASOS (most of which I sent back), as well as picking up this cropped shirt (similar here) and blazer-like jacket from TopShop. 

From what I ordered from ASOS, the items that passed the test were a white blouse with frill detailing and a bow at the neck (great for smartening a dungaree or pinafore look), a scalloped-edge burgundy skirt and this basic black smock dress. If you have any tips for how to make this dress Autumn appropriate, please let me know in the comments because it's already a bit to chilly to leave the house in this one!



And finally, here's a round-up of what I posted over the month:


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