Monthly Muse: October!

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Hey friends!

Yes, I do realize that it’s already nearing the end of October therefore this post is extremely late! What this monthly muse board fails to show is October is also midterm season… Sigh. Luckily I made it through my first week of midterms and big assignments being due and I have a week off before returning to yet another week of midterms. But on my week off I think I owe you a monthly muse for the month of October. Instead of inspiring your month, I hope to share with you a few of my favourite things from this month so far!

Most people get super excited about October because of Halloween. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not crazy about the spooky holiday. First off, I’m not a fan of dressed up people… Secondly I’m not into getting dressed up myself. And when you take away the costumes all that’s left is candy and movies and I don’t need a certain month to grant me permission to buy a box of candy for myself and curl up with a movie ;) But speaking of movies, my favourite Haloween movies are the Disney channel Halloweentown movies! I look forward to October because of them specifically. They may be cheesy but I’m sure you still have a soft spot for them much like I do. You’ll catch me marathoning these movies for the rest of the month!

Another thing I love about October is seeing pumpkin everywhere! Pumpkin pie, pumpkins on doorsteps, pumpkin scented candles, and of course pumpkin spice lattes! Pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks are one of my seasonal favourites. The tasty drink keeps you cozy on the chilly fall days. I mentioned loving pumpkin pie, but of course that takes a lot of work and as busy students during midterm season, we’re unable to whip up a pumpkin pie. So, my yummy suggestion is Pillsburry “ready-to-bake Pumpkin cookies”! They aren’t pumpkin flavoured but they’re still delicious and they are super easy to bake. Just pop them in the oven, wait a few minutes, and tah-dah!

But speaking of keeping warm in the chilly weather… I was creeping the Urban Outfitters website when I came across a red plaid cardigan; I immediately fell in love. I don’t know what it is that I love so much. I think both plaid and oversized cardigans are essentials for this time of year, but this combines both items into one. It’s an online only item, but I recommend getting a closer look here.

Another fashion item I found this month and really like is two tone skinny jeans from Forever 21. At first I was unsure about this look but it’s something different and the colour change on these jeans is subtle. I can see these jeans being worn in a dark, edgy outfit or as a statement piece in a casual outfit. They’re quite affordable too so be sure to check them out!

Little black booties are very popular right now, but this pair from Topshop are much more fun than what you would typically see. The studs catch your eye but also add a little glam and sass to a casual outfit. I’m in love even though they are quite pricey.. Check them out anyway though! Topshop also has a variety of plain black boots that might interest you if these are too much sparkle for you!

The last thing that has been a favourite of mine this month is the song Riptide by Vance Joy. I have been listening to it online for a few days now, but last night I finally bought it off itunes. After an hour of having it downloaded, I had already listened to it 16 times… I just can’t take it off repeat! Listen here, I hope you love it as much as I do.

My plans for the rest of the month include carving pumpkins, baking some pumpkin flavoured treats, and buying lots of Halloween candy to eat while watching the Halloweentown movies! Let me know what you’ve been up to this month in the comments below.

 

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