Five Favourites Thursday.

Somehow I managed to miss doing one of these last month, so I decided to mix my favourite things from both September and October.

GRADUATING

Earlier this month I graduated from uni and it was such a surreally incredible experience. It seems strange to me that I spent three years away from home learning so much about the world and about life in general; and that that time of my life is now finished. I had so many experiences at uni and it will always be a period of my life that I’ll look back on fondly. Not only that, but it just hit me that I first started this blog a few days before I was due to start uni, and looking back on old posts, it’s so cool seeing how much I’ve grown, developed and evolved into the woman I am today (whoa, even saying that now gives me chills!)

Graduation

CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST

Omg I only realised this series was back the other day when I was randomly on YouTube. I ended up watching five episodes from the new season and found myself laughing the whole way through. Chrisley Knows Best is perfect if you’re looking to unwind after a long day, and I can guarantee you that you’ll be laughing all the way through.

MUSIC

October particularly has been the best month in terms of music, what with the release of Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore album, my discovery of Royal Blood, and not to mention Ben Howard’s latest release. I definitely feel that I’ve been spoilt for choice this month!

HTGAWM

Or How To Get Away With Murder to those of you are unaffiliated with this latest creation from Peter Nowalk who has worked on a number of great shows such as Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. I have to admit that when I first heard about this show, I told myself that I was not going to watch it; and even as I was watching the first episode, I told myself that I wouldn’t like it because it was going to be shit. Obviously I don’t listen to myself because not only did I watch the first episode, but I’ve watched every episode since and LOVE LOVE LOVE it. The cast, script and storyline are great, and I loved that I was so pleasantly surprised. For a reference point, it’s a sexier version of Damages.

TORY BURCH

There’s no denying that I’ve had my eye on this bag for the last couple of weeks now, and with my birthday coming up next Monday I’m about THIS close to justifying the purchase even though all my financials are screaming at me not to. But what can I say, the heart wants what the heart wants.

        

I can’t wait see what November has in store for me. Happy Thursday!

alice

xo

Faux Pearl.

I recently purchased these cool faux pearl earrings from ASOS, and despite a few issues with the first pair that I received, I still love them. The “swinging” design of the earring creates an illusion of a floating pearl beneath the ear lobe which I find pretty cool.

Faux Pearl

Faux Pearl

Even though they come as a pair, they definitely look better on with just the one pair.

alice

xo

Kerry Washington X Allure Magazine.

Ms. Washington graces the November issue of Allure, and she is just BREATH-TAKING. In the issue she talks about makeup and what it’s like filming Scandal (especially those pesky sex scenes ;)) and what it takes to get her into character.

Kerry Washington is definitely ready for her closeup: The gorgeous 37-year-old lets her natural beauty shine through on the cover of Allure magazine's November issue

Kerry Washington Allure November 2014 photo shoot   Kerry Washington Allure November 2014 photo shoot

Kerry Washington Allure November 2014 photo shoot

Kerry Washington Allure November 2014 photo shoot

Oh and speaking of Scandal, I really can’t wait for this week’s episode! Eeeeek!

alice

xo

Conrad.

Quite possibly my favourite track from I Forget Where We Were, Conrad is a song that lets me just stop. I stop thinking, I stop stressing, I stop fussing, I stop analysing; I stop moving, and simply focus on the moment. Listening to this song is like standing in the middle of the ocean and allowing the waves to roll over your head, the feeling of complete surrender totally washing over you as you allow yourself to be. The calming effect this song has is INSANE, and I can honestly say that without a doubt, Ben Howard has once again outdone himself.

You have to make sure that you give this album a listen. It truly is completely awe-inspiring and amazing! Happy Sunday.

alice

xo

End Of The Affair.

Powerful. Moving. Mesmerising. Courageous. Haunting. Authentic. Stunning. Beautiful. These are just a few of the many words that could be used to describe this live version of  a single from  Ben Howard’s latest, album I Forget Where We Were, but then wouldn’t come close to adequately describing this wonder of a song that seems to encapsulate the meaning of life itself. And yes it should probably go without saying that I’ve watched this video more times than I can count.

Stay tuned tomorrow for some more Ben.

alice

xo

Carnival Youth & Becky Hill.

Here are a few pictures from last night. I headed out to Camden’s KOKO with a few friends to watch Becky Hill perform, and while she was great, my favourite performance definitely came from the Latvian band, Carnival Youth. Their sound was really cool and their set was so lively, I found myself singing and dancing along to songs I had never heard of. The boys were also pretty hot, which didn’t hurt either ;).

Carnival Youth & Becky Hill

Carnival Youth & Becky Hill

Carnival Youth

Becky Hill

Becky Hill

And obviously I had to include a cheeky selfie too ;)

Carnival Youth & Becky Hill

I’ll definitely have to YouTube Carnival Youth and listen to some of their other stuff.

alice

xo

Alaïa, Louboutin, Rossi.

I don’t know about you, but these last eight days have been insanely tiring, and I think I’m only just beginning to feel the comedown of it all. What with graduating (I’ll share some pictures with you soon), reading for classes, driving, graduation parties, more reading, thinking about future careers, thinking in general; I think I can be forgiven for just wanting to curl up in bed and sleep for the next month. Sadly that’s not exactly an even remotely viable option so instead I’ll just kick back and relax with the help of net-a-porter’s ‘What’s New’ section. This week I’ve become completely enamoured with heels (which in part could be because I basically spent the majority of last week in them), so I was happy to see four pairs that I wouldn’t mind receiving in the post *hint hint*.

ALAïA

        

Styling Suggestion

        

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

        

Styling Suggestion

        

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

        

Styling Suggestion

        

GIANVITO ROSSI

        

Styling Suggestion

        

Even though this week has been crazy hectic recently, I really don’t see it slowing down, but wouldn’t have it any other way! Check out what else is new here.

alice

xo