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My Favourite Things Giveaway [ENDED]

In October my blog turned one and I kind of forgot to celebrate. I also reached a couple of follower-milestones and I published my 100th post, which slipped by without me noticing. So, I feel like this blog is owed a good celebration! I want to say thank you to all my readers, old and new, and the friends that I’ve made along the way! I’ve put together a giveaway package of some of my favourite things to say thank you for reading – food, vintage clothes, jewellery and bath bombs – which I hope you’ll love as much as I do!

If you win the giveaway you will receive…

My Favourite Things Giveaway / Jessthetics£25 to spend in Absolute Vintage

My Favourite Things Giveaway / JesstheticsVeggie Stuff Vegan Sweets: Haribo Rainbow Strips and Haribo Rainbow Twists
Vegusto Hamper of vegan goodies containing No Moo Melty Cheese, Mushroom and Cheese Burger, Farmhouse Style Sausage, No Moo Piquant, No Moo Mild Aromatic, Organic Coconut and Rasberry Vegan Chocolate (contents may vary subject to availability)

My Favourite Things Giveaway / JesstheticsThis crystal pendant from Ebay

My Favourite Things Giveaway / JesstheticsLush goody bag contains Karma Bubble Bar, Avobath Bath Ballistic, Rose Jam Bubbleroon, Fizzbanger Bath Ballistic, Phoenix Bath Ballistic and Big Blue Bath Ballistic

To enter the giveaway you need to be following me on Bloglovin or on WordPress Reader and leave a comment on this blog post with a method of contacting you if you win! This giveaway is open until midnight on the 28th February. Because it contains food, this giveaway is only open to UK readers (sorry!) Good luck everyone 🙂

[Giveaway ends February 28th at 12:00 AM GMT. Open to Residents of the UK Mainland and UK Offshore Islands only.  Winner will be selected at random and be notified via the method provided. This giveaway is sponsored by Vegusto, Veggie Stuff and Absolute Vintage. The products offered for the giveaway are free of charge, no purchase necessary. My opinions are my own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Bloglovin and WordPress are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.]

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October Has Ended

I like the title of my monthly round-up posts to have some alliteration but there are no “goodbye” phrases which start with O. I tried to think of a good title, I really did! Anyway, October has ended! (A while ago now I know, but I’ve been busy catching up on sleep.) It was a good month including my favourite holiday, Halloween! Here’s what I’ve been up to this month.

I shared a lot of my outfits this month. This vintage dress that I wore on a bike ride and these checked trousers were probably my favourite outfits, but I also shared a vintage mirrored velvet waistcoat (here), a 90s style dress (here) and my yellow polka dot rain coat (here).

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I’ve also been embroidering lots of autumn-themed patterns for the autumn stitching club. I think this loaf of bread is so cute, but I’ve also stitched a pumpkin spiced latte (here), a toffee apple (here), and some apple cider doughnuts (here) this month.

asc 14I’ve written a lot of Halloween themed posts! I shared four of my favourite Halloween themed films. I had a lot of fun sticking these cardboard bats to my walls, and I enjoyed making some ghosts to haunt my doorway. I shared a tutorial for my DIY bat costume, and a couple of photos from my Halloween weekend.

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Lastly, I wrote about four bloggers who inspire me to take better photographs! I hope you’ve had a brilliant month 🙂

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So Long, September

Okay, so September ended a while ago. I meant to write this post on the last day of September, but things got in the way. I had a last-minute interview, and a couple of rough days and I needed a little bit of time to focus on other things. And that got me thinking; obviously blogs by their nature only show selected aspects of people’s lives. I mean, no one wants to read about my slow night in when there was nothing on the telly and the biscuit cupboard was running low. But do we edit out too much of the bad stuff? Should bloggers, as far as they do talk about their lives, talk about the good as well as the bad? Let me know what you think!

Without further ado, here is my round-up of September on Jessthetics! I’ve been busy.

September’s been a month of learning new skills for me. I made a paisley shirt for James, a paisley kimono for myself, and I signed up to the Autumn Stitching Club to learn to embroider! (Here’s Autumn Stitching Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4.)

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I also shared a lot of outfits from my week in Paris! Gosh, that seems like a long time ago now… Here’s Day 1, Day 2, Day 4, Day 5 and Day 6.

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I even squeezed in some non Paris related outfit posts! I went exploring in a meadow, wore purple and pastels in my garden and showed you my new favourite jeans 🙂

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I also started making my room nice by making a vase out of a log, and I shared the DIY here.

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I posted a carrot cake recipe, and most recently, I shared with you four of my favourite handmade bloggers!

Phew, it’s fun to be able to look over what I’ve done. At the beginning of September, I set myself four goals. I have sorted and bagged all my things, started some big projects and improved my lifestyle a little (I’ve been having granola and berries for breakfast, and only one cake a day – much improved!) I haven’t yet got a job or an internship but I’m working on it. Three goals out of four ticked off, not bad right?