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May is one of my favourite months of all because it’s the first time we start to get a glimpse of autumn here on the Sunshine Coast. March and April are basically summer minus a few degrees, but May is when the magic truly begins. The warm, sunny days are punctuated with frosty mornings and chilly evenings; most of which are spent cosied up on the couch with a mountain of blankets and endless episodes of Law and Order.
Our French oven is almost always sat upon the stovetop, bubbling away with pumpkin soup or bone broth, and the water in the kettle is never far from boiling. Belle and Nala love this time of year, too, because it means they can get away with their consistent need for a warm lap to sleep on.
Here are some of the things I’m loving and lusting over this month, from chic yet durable iPhone cases to pyjamas that are stylish enough to wear all weekend.
This black laptop sleeve is both beautiful and functional. I try to work away from home as much as possible because I find I’m more productive that way (cats = v cute, v fluffy, but v distracting), and I never carry my laptop around without some sort of protection. I like my belongings to always look as though they’re brand new and fresh out of the box. The simplicity of this sleeve is super versatile and won’t ruin your outfit, but will also keep your laptop looking fresh af while you’re out and about. Also, in the spirit of keeping your belongings fresh and looking brand new, I love a durable iPhone case. This terrazzo patterned case is ideal and sitting at the very top of my wishlist.
Have you ever used blue light lenses? I’ve heard they’re great for reducing eye strain and tension headaches that are caused by too much computer use aka my whole entire life. I love these metallic frames but I’m also on the look out for a clear pair like these because they’re so minimal and gorg.
In terms of winter warmth, I love a biker jacket. I think they make even the comfiest of outfits look chic (sweats + a white tee + a biker jacket + white sneakers = ideal), and can also help you take a simple work outfit and turn it into something that’s dressy enough to wear out for dinner or drinks afterwards. I love this biker jacket because the cut is super flattering for most body shapes while still being comfortable and warm. I also love this lighter version as it’s a little more daytime friendly and looks beautiful paired with something floral.
Now, let’s talk winter skincare. I’ve been using the hell outta this hyaluronic acid serum, and it’s one of my go-to products for plump skin. I’ve also recently jumped on the bandwagon for this cult product, and I’m in love with the way it makes my skin feel. I use it three or so times a week, always at night, and I wake up with smooth, glowy skin afterwards. Love that for me.
For the home, I’ve been crushing on this mirror (which can also be used as a tray). I love experimenting with different shapes in my home, and circular mirrors are an easy way to change things up without breaking the bank. I’m also considering purchasing a couple of these foot stools because I’m thinking Belle and Nala would loooove them, and it’s a great way to get them off the cold floor during the winter months.
And finally, my favourite winter item: pyjamas. This palm printed set is so beautiful, and I can see myself wearing them all weekend long, but I’m also having a moment with tuxedo style pyjamas. Black, of course. These are especially fab because they’re soft and stretchy, but still look hella bougie. I’m thinking you could make it a ~vibe~ (and maybe a little obnoxious) with a pair of black moccasins? I’m into it.