Now I'm not sure whether its a little too late to be posting this, but I thought, why not? My blog, my rules (lol), so, I'm going to give you a quick(ish) run down of all the things I loved in the month of March.
1.) So the first of my two fashion favourites for this month has been my retro, wayfarer style sunglasses from Asos. Now I nabbed this pair in the Asos sale during the summer for £3 (!!), and now with the gradual emerging of spring upon us; lighter evenings and sunnier afternoons; they've made a much welcomed comeback. You may have already seen them in my first style post (link here), be prepared to see them in abundance in the next few outfits, they've been practically glued to my face.
2.) My second fashion favourite has been this pair of black glove shoes from Asos. Dubbed a part of the 'grandma shoe' trend, the glove shoe has been just about everywhere, from the catwalk shows of celine to countless fashionistas in the blogosphere, and now, just about every major high street retailer is jumping on the bandwagon and releasing their own. Now this is a trend that I, for one, have been loving. In my mind, a lower heel height means one thing: more comfort, and these Asos babies don't disappoint. At only £25, (they're £32 but I nabbed them during the extra 20% off student discount, kerching!) I feel as though these were a great buy, allowing me to dabble in one of the seasons biggest trends without breaking the bank. They are also pretty comfortable (and this is coming from someone who is pretty rubbish in any heel higher than a flat shoe, lol), but if you want something with even more comfort factor, then these lower heeled H&M beauties may just be what you're looking for.
3.) Beauty wise, I was reluctant to post any makeup faves, seeing as I haven't really been using anything different and will be posting 'daily makeup' in due course. So I thought instead I'd write about a perfume I've been loving: Chanel Mademoiselle. I'm actually going to do a full post on this at a later date, but thought I would just say that although I have been using this virtually daily since I got it at christmas, as we transition into spring, this is a particularly fitting scent - poignant zesty and fresh notes combined with hints of floral = perfect for spring.
4.) Now candles have become one of those really cliche 'blogger-y' props - you'll be hard pressed to scroll your instagram feed without confronting yet another diptyque candle displayed against a marble surface (I'm not criticising, I love this aesthetic, but lets face it, it's true). However, in all honesty, I've never really been a fan. I couldn't imagine spending £40 on something that you're essentially just going to set fire to (that's the actual price of a diptyque candle?!) and would much rather spend my cash on new clothes or makeup (which I do far too frequently). However, at the beginning of this month my friend at uni bought this candle whilst we were perusing Primark, and later that evening when I popped into her room and she had the candle burning, I was met with the loveliest vanilla smell, so lovely I refused to leave her room for a good half an hour and immediately noticed the difference when I returned to my boring non vanilla-y scented room. Now I don't know whether it's just because I'm the ultimate noob to candles, and this was just a bog standard vanilla scent, or whether this really is a great candle, but either way, it smelt divine, and even better, is from Primark. So, if like me, you're not willing to splash the cash on your candles, then this £4 one could be a good option (plus, the packaging is super pretty, no? Perhaps this is my alternative to the diptyque candle - prepare to see it in many a flatlay...)
5.) RIHANNA. Yep, that's it, my fourth favourite. Just everything Rihanna. I downloaded 'Anti' as soon as it came out (was this February? I'm not too sure), and I must confess, despite being a longtime fan, I wasn't too impressed. For a 3 year wait for this album, it was rather underwhelming, and so I was left a little disappointed. Nevertheless, I can't deny the fact that this month, I have been loving a handful of songs on the album, such as 'Consideration', 'James Joint', 'Kiss it Better', 'Close to You', and of course, 'Work'. In fact, to say I've been loving these songs would be a gross understatement, I have been down right addicted to them; I've literally had 'Work' on loop all month - so much so that virtually everyone in my household is fed up with it - 'Oh Eva, must you play that again?', my Mum shouted up to my room the other day. The April issue of Vogue also featured Rihanna as the cover star (oh, she's a goddess - when can I wake up looking like that?!) and gave the lowdown on her new collection with Manolo Blank (what a match made in heaven eh?!) The pieces are kind of classic, sexy, and of course, being a Riri collab, daring (one design is a pair of boots that fasten around the waist?! Talk about taking the thigh high boot trend to the extreme!) Needless to say she looks effortlessly stunning in the editorial. (As a side note, did anyone watch her Fenty X Puma collection catwalk show? What did we all think? I for one loved it! Not that I would be able to pull any of it off, but it was badass none the less.)
In my mind, Rihanna is the girl we'd all like to be - effortlessly cool and uniquely beautiful; no matter how controversial, she wears what she likes, she does what she likes, and she doesn't give a f***. She really is the ultimate bad girl.
6.) My final favourite is the TV show, 'Jane the Virgin'. I fell prey to the Netflix trap, that is, scrolling through aimlessly, looking for something to watch. You've caught up on all your shows, you're contemplating watching a film but nothing catches your eye, you consider starting a new tv show, tell yourself sternly that doing so will cost you exactly 3 days of your life (give or take), but then also remember that you're on Easter break, so do it anyway. Yeah, that happened. I lost exactly 3 days of my life to this show, (yep, day and night), and I have no regrets. To give you a very brief synopsis, it follows the life of a young latina woman, Jane Villanueva, who is, you guessed it, a virgin. But, in a strange turn of events, after going for a regular smear test, she is accidentally artificially inseminated with the sperm of a man who is later revealed to be an ex-love interest. It's really funny and I especially love the character Rogelio, every line he has is hilarious. Also that character Rafael is absolutely beautiful; frankly, its worth watching just for him (lol). I would definitely recommend, there are only two seasons out, which, for the strong ones among you, will be absolutely nothing to catch up on, and its great for a bit of light hearted entertainment that still touches on some deeper issues.
So that's it for this post! I'm beginning to realise that I really do write a lot, I'm definitely going to have to work on being more concise (something I have always been told by teachers when writing essays, wow, I really do warble too much!)
The next post will likely be a 'trend chat' (a new series I'm thinking of starting), or maybe an outfit post, so stay tuned!
Until Next time,