Weekend Reading List

By September 1, 2017Lifestyle

Catch Up

 What Taylor Swift’s New Song Means…

Last week Taylor Swift resurfaced & dropped her first single “Look What You Made Me Do,” off her upcoming album Reputation & she broke all kinds of records pretty much immediately. While the sneak peek of images from the song’s video have received criticism for appearing to be quite strongly influenced by Beyonce’s “Formation” video, it appears that all publicity is still good publicity, as seemingly the whole world tuned in to check out her new song.

According to Billboard, LWYMMD has sold more downloads in a single day than any song has sold in a week in the past six months. Not only that, the lyric video for the song had the most views in 24 hours on YouTube than any other lyric video in the site’s history, isn’t that just crazy, it truly shows how powerful she still is.
One week after the release of the single, there has been countless articles dissecting the meaning behind the video & there is plenty to talk about with multi references & questioning this Vogue article really does cover all angles.

Must See

Cuckoo’s Calling…

Last Sunday evening BBC One released episode 1 of a new 3 part drama based on the book ‘Cuckoo’s Calling.’ The novel is the first in the Cormoran Strike crime fiction series written by “Robert Galbraith,” a pseudonym belonging to an author whose real name is much more famous: J.K. Rowling.
I came across the book last April when my girlfriends & I all read it & I shared our thoughts in this book club post, here. It was a book that we were all hooked too, I enjoyed it so much I decided to continue with the series & am currently hooked on the final book. So when I heard that BBC One had the TV rights I was excited to see how they were going to portray Strike & how it would come across on screen.
Unfortunately I wasn’t home last Sunday so I missed the first 2 episodes which aired Sunday & Monday so this weekend I plan on having a very chilled Sunday afternoon catching up on the episodes before the finale airs on Sunday at 9pm.

Just In

Not Too Late For A Summer Holiday…

Can you believe it is already the 1st September it is absolutely crazy how quickly time has flown, in the next week children will be going back to school, a lot of us will be returning from Summer holidays & go back to our normal routine, with the mindset that Summer is over but don’t panic just because were in September doesn’t mean there no time left for a holiday! Hooray!

Last year my boyfriend & I did’t go away until the end of September & we went to Marrakech for a week & we absolutely loved it, it was exactly what we wanted we got to completely switch off & the weather well it was in late 20’s/early 30’s most days which was exactly what we wanted. So if you have a look around & do your research there are still a number of places you can visit & squeeze in that Summer holiday.

We didn’t go away this Summer but are now looking at going away in October, Marrakech is on the cards again but this guide has come in really handy & the idea of Rhodes is really appealing to me.

I Want

In My Wardrobe…

One of my last shoe purchases that I have had plenty of wear out of over the Summer was this red pair by Marks & Spencer & they were the perfect all round every day shoe. So last week when I was heading out I ended up picking up some new heels in Marks & Spencer’s [will be featured in next week’s outfit post] I came across plenty of other shoes there to select from & was spoilt for choice. All on trend for Autumn/Winter it was refreshing to go into one shop & find multiple choices to pick from.
This pair I particularly love. Velvet is still so big for A/W so pairing mustard the ‘in’ colour in this celebrity fabric is a win win, add the glitter kitten heel for a bit of fun & sparkle to your outfit I don’t think you can go far wrong! Team with some cigarette trousers if your wanting an office look for the day, even a midi pleated skirt in Autumn or straight leg jeans with a roll up for a laid back look, there an all round winner. AA X