Yess! We’re finally officially in summer, and though the rain likes to remind us that we’re still living in London, it’s nice knowing that we are in the throes of summer and that warmer days await us. June has been a really reflective month for me, and just like how the season has changed, I’ve begun to feel the season change from within, with those grey cloudy months moving into my periphery. Today’s Favourites may seem familiar, but that’s just a testament to how big a role they really play in my life.
THE NEWS HUB
I wrote an article about seven things The Good Wife taught me over the years, and I found that writing the article was actually quite cathartic for me. Not only did it give me a chance to look back on the past seven seasons and all the juicy, heart-rending episodes, but it also allowed me a chance to look back on my life and to plan for the future. Make sure you check out my post here.
ALICE DIAMONDS AND PEBBLES
Throughout these cloudy months the one thing that’s kept me going has been my beauty, hair and skincare blog. I’m continuingly learning more about my hair, my skin, different ingredients, different treatments, and ways to look after myself. I update the blog twice a week (every Tuesday and Friday), so check that out too if you’re in need of any advice, or just want to see how I’m doing.
As always, Tumblr has been an extremely incredible source of inspiration, motivation and educational place for me over the month. While I’m regularly on the site, in the last couple of months I wasn’t on it as much as I was during the month of June. As I gear up for the second half of 2016 I’ve found myself more drawn to it than ever, and it reminds me not to give up when times get rough.
Net-a-ports has been another source of inspiration for me this month. I don’t know if it’s because they’re getting better pieces or because my style has developed more, but net-a-porter have been KILLING IT recently in terms of their ‘What’s New’ section. It’s been a while since I’ve shared my favourite picks from the site, but you can be sure that I’ve been trawling the site at least three times a week. Every time I browse through the incredibly beautiful pieces, I’m hit with the motivation to keep striving for beautiful things.
TELEVISION AND MUSIC
The two things I can’t live without. Even though this last one is kind of cheating, television and music have been the biggest boosters for me this month (actually now that I think about it, they’re always the biggest boosters for me). I’ve shared a few of the things I’ve been watching and listening to, but that doesn’t even begin to cover all the things I’ve been immersing myself in recently. As the month draws to a close, so do many of my favourite shows; but as a new month begins, so do many of my other favourite shows.
Tomorrow also marks the official beginning of the second half of the year with only 183 days left of the year, so today kind of feels like New Year’s Eve. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds! Happy Thursday.