monthly favorites

November is such a snuggly month. It makes me happy, to be honest, and I have all sorts of autumn-y november stuff to do. It’s national novel writing month, for starters. For me, that means I have an excuse to hole up in my room and aimlessly write until my dog thinks I’m dead because I haven’t fed her yet. November is an amazing month to read as well, as the weather here is less than desirable. It’s also a HUGE month for book releases. Nature is beautiful in the fall, and if you can work around the weather you can get some good shots. And beyond that, oversized clothing is now socially acceptable to wear once more! Here are my upcoming faves…

This month, I’m incredibly excited to read Queen of Shadows, the new book in Sarah J Mass’ Throne of Glass amazingness. And I know it came out last month, but I’ve had such a struggle getting ahold of it… I’ve just read Heir of Fire to get me back in the mood. As a bonus, this series also featured on my halloween faves list last week. Also this month,  the wait is over for Lunar Chronicles fans- Winter is coming out! November 10th, to be exact. I love the world (and the romances) that Marissa Meyer creates and I’m beyond psyched to return to it a little later this month.

As far as photography goes, October and November are perfect. All the beauty of fall, without the bitter bite that comes with winter. The colors are lovely as well, the reds and oranges blending with creams and browns to make a gorgeous, cozy nature-y palette. November is also a great month for beginner photographers, because there’s enough natural beauty to distract from composition and picture quality. Just get outside and start clicking. I guarantee something will turn out good. And if you know how to work a camera, your autumn pictures will turn out amazing.

Fall fashion is the perfect in-between. You don’t yet need to forgo your cute clothes in favor of warmth and anti-frostbite, but it isn’t so warm that you’ll melt. Darker and more earthy colors are in, and coats are definitely a real expression of style. Speaking of, I need a trenchcoat (but I’m too short to pull one off). My personal favorite, sweaters are finally back! I look forward to a month of floppy sleeves, boots, and leggings. I’ve just cleaned out my closet as well, and that warrants another trip out shopping… And I’m far too excited about that. I’ll write a post soon about where I’ve gone and what I got.

I think it’s fair to say that November has got me excited. Stay warm, kids. Drink hot cocoa, roast a marshmallow, jump in a pile of leaves. And Thanksgiving, for American friends. There’s a lot to be thankful for.

Until next time-

Jupiter xx