Sunday

Pete's Dragon + Preparing For A Movie Night

Hola Lexicans! So as Autumn is officially here, I've been planning a range of autumnal posts and when I was doing this, I thought to myself 'What Do I Think Of When I Say Autumn', and one of the first things was a cosy night in. A couple of weeks ago, my family and I watched a film (Pete's Dragon) together which we loved, so I thought for this post I would do a mini review on Pete's Dragon, plus talk about how to prepare for a cosy autumnal movie night in. Also, this post is really exciting, as it is a collaboration with whichmovienext.com - a really cool company that gives you recommendations of other movies similar to one you may have recently enjoyed.

So if you haven't already heard of Pete's Dragon (according to my sister it is really famous but I hadn't actually heard of it until we watched it whoops aha) basically it is about an 11 year old boy who was orphaned as a toddler and has stayed on this island by himself, with only one thing as company - a dragon he named Elliot - for years without being noticed. Until the daughter of a lumberjack crew member spots him and tells her dad. I won't tell you anymore as I don't want to spoil it, but it does involve the authorities getting involved and them trying to tear Pete away from his beloved pet dragon.
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I really really enjoyed this film. The first thing to note, is that I am not a big fan of fantasy (*readers gasp* *readers boo* yess I know, many of you are fantasy fans, but I am not #sorrynotsorry) but I still loved the movie. I thought, particularly from the title, that it would be all about the dragon, and from a fantastical point of view, but really it was more of a heart-warming, emotional story about the boy (which I do love!). I nearly cried at various points in the film, but in the end I felt super happy and flipping loved the finish. Would definitely recommend this as a family film, if you like a bit more emotion and depth than your classic Disney movie.

Now, for the 5 things you need to make your movie night amazing:
1. FOOD (obviously!!) My personal faves for movie nights are twirl bites, salted popcorn and chocolate buttons! Also, make a hot chocolate or cup of tea to drink during the film!
2. Light some candles - particularly now it's autumn, it just makes it feel way more cosy.
3. If you have a fireplace, light it! Once again, it really adds to the cosy, autumn vibe.
4. Collect together all the throws and blankets you can find to keep you warm.
5. Wear your comfiest clothes - for me, my onesie or an oversized sweater with pyjama bottoms.

So those are my 5 things that make any autumn movie night 109393920x better:) Thanks to whichmovienext.com for partnering with me on this post! Have you watched Pete's Dragon? What did you think? What are your necessities for movie nights?

Note: This post is sponsored, but all words and opinions are my own.

Xxx

How To Get Over A Great TV Show

Hola Lexicans! I'm not sure just yet where this post is going but one thing I do know for certain, is it will be along the lines of TV. Also before I start this post, my blog birthday is coming up so incredibly soon, on the Saturday 7th October, so basically less than a week ahhhh and I will have been blogging then for 4 years. Uh huh. 4 DAMN YEARS since I started posting on here, so I will definitely be doing something for that, I'm just not entirely sure what yet, so if you could email me - whatlexieloves{at}gmail{dot}com - or comment down below any ideas, that would be so incredibly appreciated. Anywayayays, on to the post.

A few days ago, I finished How I Met Your Mother. I had only been watching the series for about 3 weeks, maybe 4 at best (and it has 9 series - 208 episodes - I KNOW do the maths if you want, all I do is watch Netflix; I get it ok ahah) but it felt like I had been watching it for ages and HIMYM was already part of my life. I also had that feeling around a month ago when I finished Brooklyn Nine Nine (another amazing show that I literally love so incredibly much). If any of you have ever finished a great TV series (which I'm sure you have) you will know saying goodbye to the series and all the characters is a very sad and emotional thing to do. And, if you don't really understand that feeling it is very similar to finishing a great book, which we all know is the absolute worst soo... I finished it and for the rest of the day I felt so emotionally drained (probably should have watched it in the evening so I could have slept on it ahahah). Now, I needed to find a way to help me get over this show, so I thought I would list to you the 5 things NOT to do when you have a TV show hangover.

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1. DO NOT start another TV show immediately. Well, this one is open to argument but in my opinion, it's a bad idea. It will either go one of two ways: 1. the show is rubbish and reminds you how good the series you were watching was and how you'll 'never find a series as good again' or 2. you'll end up loving it, which will be great and cure you for a while, UNTIL you finish that show, and then you'll be in the loop over again.

2. DO NOT go onto YouTube and then start looking at videos like 'The Top 5 Most Heartbreaking Moments On {insert the show here}' IT WILL NOT MAKE YOU FEEL ANY BETTER!

3. DO NOT go and watch interviews with the cast members.

4. DO NOT search for an alternate ending as you do know damn well that it will be just as emotional.

5. And in my opinion most importantly of all, DO NOT go back and start rewatching some of your favourite episodes (which in my case are often the saddest episodes again) YOU WILL JUST FEEL SAD ALL OVER AGAIN!

So those are my top 5 things you should not do when getting over a TV show; obviously this post was more just a bit of fun, but honestly and as a person who has done all 5 of these things, it really won't help.

I'm currently preparing an autumn and winter fashion collection, so that should be up in a few weeks, but I'm also doing a post with a movie review and what you need for a movie night in which should be up in a few days, so watch out for that! What TV show do you love? And if you've watched and love How I Met Your Mother, LET ME KNOW I need someone to chat about it to!!

Xxx

Friday

Top of my current fashion wishlist

Hola Lexicans! Now today, I'm going to be doing a post about all the things on my current fashion wishlist (which trust me is a lot!!) as lately I have been doing quite a bit of online shopping without actually buying the items because #ispentallmymoneyonchocolate so I have quite a long list of things I'd really like and thought I would share some of the top things in a post:) Also, today's post is really exciting as I'm partnering with justcatalogues.co.uk, which is a company that basically has details on loads of catalogues from all different brands, compares them and advises you on which one is best to get. Anywayy, let's get into my fashion wishlist:)

Levi's Women The Perfect Graphic Tee

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Lately, I have seen so many people around wearing this t-shirt and I think it looks so cool. It's a very iconic, timeless tee which I really like and I think it will go great with a pair of skinny black jeans (which I also want aha, but that's further down on my wishlist). The only downside is it's £20 which from a simple t-shirt is pretty ridiculous but I guess you're paying for the logo and the famous name.

Boohoo Petite Georgia Tartan Bodycon Mini Dress

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Lately, I have spent a while online shopping at Boohoo and I love it (hence why the next few things are all from Boohoo!). Lately I've been wanting some more autumnal/winter dresses that have long sleeves and this perfect - it's the right warm toned colours, it would go great with tights as well and has long sleeves whilst still being really nice. And it's only £12 - I really love this!

Boohoo Nicole Disney Mickey Stripe Tee

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At the moment I'm a massive fan of oversized tees and sweaters, and I can imagine me wearing this in a size M or L or something before I go to bed, or tucked into some jeans:)
 
Boohoo Sarah XOXO Slogan T-shirt
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This would also look super cute as an oversized tee but I think this would I would just get in my usual size and wear underneath a jacket or with some leggings on a 'Netflix and chill' kinda day at home.
 
New Look Black High Waist Super Skinny Jeans
 
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As I mentioned earlier in the post, I really wanted a pair of black jeans as for some reasons I don't actually own a pair! Now this won't be on my wishlist for much longer as I am actually buying them tomorrow, particularly as they're currently on sale for £13.50 which is amazing for a pair of jeans - and I really do love New Look's jeans (I already own two pairs so I can wholeheartedly say they are amazing!)
 
Missguided Blue Oversized Denim Jacket
 
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I've wanted a denim jacket for a while now, but didn't actually have any specific ones in mind before coming to create this post, so I just went to look up nice denim jackets, and this one was one of the first I came across but I really love it. I like the fact that it is oversized and I quite simply think it gives the look that quite chill, laidback vibes which I love!
 
So those are the top things currently on my fashion wishlist! I definitely have more I'd be happy to share with you, so if you'd like a Part 2 and enjoy this kind of post, let me know in the comments down below:) Also thank you to justcatalogues.co.uk for sponsoring this post!
 
Xxx