Remember these posts? I used to love doing these posts, not only because they looked so pretty but because I really loved to blog about something a bit different. However, sometimes it was tough because no matter where you are in the world, what type of books you like to read or what your favourite genre of movie is, there's always going to be something different for everyone. So rather then doing a more vague list, this time I'm going to concentrate on things that I'm particularly looking forward to each month! Hopefully you'll like a few of my recommendations or maybe you'll use it as an excuse to read or watch something new. If not, never mind! I'm sure you'll find something that'll interest you another time instead :)
September is a really great month because in some ways, it's kind of the start of a new year, academically anyway. A lot of you are going back to school/college/uni, and even if you're not, you can't help but feel a big change in the air as we say goodbye to Summer and hello to Autumn. As much as I love Summer, I absolutely adore September onwards because it's a slow transition into winter. Leaves turn into beautiful hues of Red, Gold and Brown, and we pack away our short skirts and light vests for different layers and a versatile hat, scarf and gloves set. Of course, that's everyone's dream anyway - the reality is that it'll probably just rain constantly being that this is England. Perhaps invest in a reliable umbrella instead!
Amelia Grey's Fireside Dream by Abby Clements is first up on my must read list this September. I adored her previous two books, Vivien's Heavenly Ice Cream Shop and Meet Me Under The Mistletoe, so I hope that this book will be just as great! The story is about Amelia and what happens when her lifelong dream to move to the countryside comes true. When she gets the chance to move into her very own cottage with her husband Jack, will the reality of it all chalk up to her expectations? Or will it be a complete disaster? Keep an eye out for my review soon, or, better yet, pre-order it on Amazon now. Amelia Grey's Fireside Dream will be released on the 26th September.
Oh how long I've waited for this movie! Yes, it's a typical rom-com which will no doubt be cliché with no surprises, and yes, it's yet another time-travel themed film with Rachel McAdams but who cares because it looks so bloody cute! I've got high hopes for this film, especially since it's written and directed by Richard Curtis, the man behind other rom-com faves such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Bridget Jones' Diary, Notting Hill and Love Actually. And we all know how lovely those films were, and, actually, they weren't that predictable at all. About Time stars Domhnall Gleeson as hopeless romantic Tim Lake, who discovers he can travel in time. He decides to use this recent knowledge to change the world for the better - by getting a girlfriend. However, it's not all plain sailing as he accidentally erases the time line and must try to win her over again and again. How many of you wish that you had a second chance at your first meeting with someone? It's a typical girly film, but it also stars the amazing Bill Nighy (who you just know is going to deliver some hilarious one-liners) so you might just be able to drag your man along too, if for this fact only. Watch the trailer now, and make
be sure to see it on it's release date of the 4th September.
I'm not going to lie and say I've been completely up to date with Artic Monkeys lately, so I can't really say much in terms of how they may or may not have progressed since their I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Days (oh yes, we all know that song!) but that doesn't mean I'm not as bloody excited about AM like everyone else. The great thing about Artic Monkeys is that even if you've only ever heard their first album, you're still going to love this one. I've listened to a few of the singles from it already and if you buy this album you will NOT regret it. Much like I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Days, this album has that edgy indie sound that makes you feel effortlessly cool, just by listening even if you aren't a huge fan. Plus, even though it has nothing to do with the music, the very beautiful Alex Turner is looking as hot as ever. AM is set to be released on 9th September.
The Trend (or not)
This September the big trend is...uh...I think this Autumn you should be wearing...oh fuck it, lets just do away with this now, shall we? Let's face it, as much as I love doing LOTW's and like writing about fashion, I'm hardly one to suggest upcoming trends. So unless it includes studs/skulls/spikes or it's part of Next's Autumn/Winter Collection (which, if you wanted to know, is Intricate - 'subtle' green and metallic tones, Salon - soft tones of lavender and purple with a little bit of sophisticated grey, Sculpted - bold florals in red, camel - what the hell type of colour is camel?! - and leather, and finally, City Tailoring - patterns 'n' stuff) I have no bloody idea. Wear what you want. As long as it's warm. And don't ask or expect me to include 'The Trend' section again, unless I'm particularly fashion savvy that month (which I doubt I will be).
Well London Fashion Week is going to be HUGE and all over blogs this September and the great thing is, there's always something interesting to read when bloggers attend. Thankfully, London Fashion Week is no longer just about the fashion. So if you're not big on reading about the Spring/Summer collections, there's also going to be different events and exhibitions going on, lots of gossip and hopefully some really interesting posts. I'm hoping to read about some top bloggers lifestyle posts about how they found it from their point of view, and maybe even some street style photos. Better yet, why not try and blag a media pass so you can experience it all for yourself? Remember, there's nothing wrong with attending just for the goody bags and so that you can feel important. London Fashion Week is held in the very beautiful Somerset House, but there will be different things going on all over the city in conjunction with this event.
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