Hello my favorite spooky queens and fashionable fiends, your girl is back back back again this week with a new kind of post for my blog: monthly favorites!
I obviously don’t specialize in one sort of thing, so you’ll get a mix of various things in my life that I enjoyed this month, so much so I’m taking an entire blog post to talk about them.
I love a good lifestyle suggestion as much as the next queen, so here is what I’ve been loving this month:
TV: American Horror Story: Apocalypse
The witches are back and that’s all that matters to me these days. I’ve always been a big fan of AHS, but I’ve avoided some of the past seasons as they have not lived up to my love for Asylum & Coven. Nothing gets me into the spooky fall spirit like the end of the world and a bunch of witches. We are about half way through the season and every week has me on my toes waiting for what will happen next.
You’ll love this if you like: spooky TV/ witches/ the devil/ dark humor/ stevie nicks
xoxo, your next supreme.
Podcast: Thick & Thin
I’ve been doing a decent bit of traveling this month, especially to and from work and a podcast is always a great way for my thrifty self who doesn’t have Spotify premium to enjoy something other than the same 5 songs on the radio.
I’ve followed Katy for years and I’ve brought up her podcast in the past, but I love listening to Katy and her experiences in New York (a place I hope to move to soon) and being a recent college grad (such as myself.) She brings her life musings to the people who need that insight the most and she always gives you something to think about in terms of your own life and how you’re living it.
You’ll love this if you like: NYC/ being a 20 something/ talking about dumb bois/ need an extra kick of motivation or self love
Habit: 10 Minute Clean Up
This month has really exhausted me in terms of working between my two jobs and it can often render me useless in other areas of my life. What has been helping me get my life in order is by timing myself for 10 minutes to do a quick clean of my room. I have to set the timer or it doesn’t work. Once my space is clean, I am able to approach all the things I need to do with a clear head and jump of motivation.
You’ll love this if you like: Being clean, but not that clean/ having a clear head space/ not having the same dirty clothes on the floor for a week/ feeling like a real adult
Book: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue
Y’all, I am a card carrying queen to not 1 but 2 libraries in the area. One in particular has a really great selection of YA and since I work in a book store, I’m constantly surrounded by things I should read. After seeing this one at work, I checked it out and devoured it in a week.
It has all the things I love is a good book, travel, adventures, queer characters, feminism, and a cute love interest. What more could you want?
The premise is that our boy Monty is going on his European Tour (1700’s style) before returning home to take over his family estate. Monty is a wild play boy, in love with his best friend Percy, and not at all prepared for the reality that awaits him and Percy when they get home. Along with Monty’s sister Felicity, the 3 get into wild adventures all across Europe. The book has a surprise sci/fi twist I don’t want to ruin.
Find out more here
Fashion: DIY Rings
Y’all know I’m a proud, thrifty queen. So naturally, I bought some rings at a thrift store with the anticipation of making them wearable. I’m mad in love with how they turned out.
All I did was take these shape rings that were completely flat, took my favorite nail polish colors and did two coats on them. What is also great is that I can easily change the colors with nail polish remover and new polish. I’ve been wearing them none stop.
Food: A Perfect Grilled Cheese
Tis the szn for warm soups and sammies, am I right? And I’ve constantly being jonesing for comforting grilled cheeses and this month has not disappointed. My favorite has been homemade with sharp cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, basil, and tomato herb bread from the local farmers market. To DIE for.
Hope your October was as good as mine, remember to be kind, love yourself, and let yourself enjoy the little things life has to offer.