Wednesday, 5 November 2014

November - Expectations vs. Reality

Hello November! Autumn has always been my favourite season, and although I love it dearly, I can't help but notice there are some things about November that are never as good as what we make them out to be in the months leading up to it. Maybe it's just a case of the grass always being greener on the other side, but here are five things I've picked out that tend to leave us ALL completely disillusioned by the time December rolls around...
autumn tree leaves

What we look forward to:
Bonfires!! Pretty coloured fireworks! Roasted marshmallows! Hooray.
What it's REALLY like:
Standing outside in the cold all evening freezing to death whilst pretending to be fascinated with the exact same display you see EVERY year... and nothing ever changes. Let's face it, there's only so much enjoyment you can get out of a sparkler after you've written your name in the air a few times.

What we look forward to:
The secret excitement of being able to open your advent calendar soon (chocolate for breakfast anyone?) even though it's probably socially unacceptable to even own one at your age. AND ALL THAT AMAZING FOOD.
What it's REALLY like:
Shopping. Stress. A multitude of annoying Michael Buble songs. Basically.

What we look forward to:
Upping our A/W style game with those amazing mid-season sales and all that fancy new knitwear.
What it's REALLY like:
Being so cold that you just end up wearing that same ugly coat from four seasons back that you really should have thrown out ages ago, but just happens to be so comfortable and warm that you seem to have formed some strange emotional attachment to it.

What we look forward to:
The prospect of being able to wear dark lipsticks (think gorgeous plum shades) without looking *completely* insane.
What it's REALLY like:
That chapped lip vampire look that causes people to question whether you're aware that Halloween was last month, right?

What we look forward to:
Drop in temperature = perfect time for movie nights spent snuggling up with that special someone.
What it's REALLY like:
Drop in temperature = perfect time to curl up alone (or with 18374 cats) in week-old pyjamas whilst eating your weight in chocolate and celebrating that #ForevzAlone lifestyle. But c'mon, who's the real winner here?

Can you think of any other things about November that aren't really as good as they're made out to be? 
Leave them below in the comments or tweet me @TheNinaJC!

Nina x
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*WARNING* this post contains desperate attempts at light-hearted humour and is not a true reflection of my deeply cynical nature. I promise.


  1. The vampire look ain't all that bad <3

  2. So true! I'm totally one of the girls who keeps an old jacket far too long because it's the warmest thing ever. I mean, the stylish wool coats just don't cut it when you're living close to the Alps. I'm totally one for rocking the Gothic Glamour all year round, though. I need to cover up those chaps with something, right?
    Miss Blue Eyes

  3. haha, loved this post! i always pretend i'm gonna layer everything and look super chic, but i just throw on the thickest jumper/coat and shiver - definitely not chic!

    from helen at

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