I usually create this content on Instagram Stories or IGTV, where I’m usually chatting away about the things I love. I’m recording it here because I know not everyone watches video content and I want to have a record on the blog of the things I’ve been spouting about!
So without further ado – welcome to the March edition of The Hit Lit – things I’ve been wearing, books I’ve been reading, places I’ve been visiting, food I’ve been eating and things I’ve been buying and loving in March!
Things I’ve been Wearing
One of my friends posted a meme about how hoop earrings can solve any problem – I am inclined to agree!
I can’t tell you the last time I wore big hoop earrings – they have always felt a bit OTT and not in a good way. But this size are good, they work for me and I think they work for just about anyone.
They make me feel dressed up without looking like Jenny from the Block (even though she is amazing lol).
It’s another great piece from Find, an Amazon brand that I have been working with (and so was gifted). I’ve worn this jacket so much already this year as I received it in January, but I’ve been wearing it more and more as an actual jacket, without a coat, as the weather has got a bit warmer. It’s slightly longer in length, the fit is really flattering and so many people have commented that it looks ‘expensive’ but it’s not. So it definitely makes the list this month. Check it out here.
Things I’ve Been Reading
Natives, Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala. Although I haven’t finished this yet as I started this towards the end of the month. Natives, by Akala, is a modern polemic and Sunday Times best seller from the BAFTA and MOBO award-winning musician and political commentator, Akala.
“From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers – race and class have shaped Akala’s life and outlook. In this unique audiobook he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today.”
If you want to better understand the history of race relations in Britain and to get another perspective on privilege, this is the book of the moment to read. I’m really enjoying the education.
This is a different kind of book for me, I tend to find books on topics that are quite close to home very heavy to read and so I have previously avoided them, but this is almost too close to home not to read it.
Related post: the books that had the biggest impact on career.
Things I’ve Been Loving
As I’ve been travelling in quite a bit this year already and there’s definitely more to come, March has had me loving my luggage collection recently. Taking everything together, it’s one of my March favourites, most definitely. I’ve been using a mix of old and new pieces and I feel like I now have a collection that works for me and that looks understatedly stylish irrespective of where I’m travelling.
On the new luggage front, I went for American Tourister from the Soundbox range on Amazon because they are a good price point and good quality from what I could see from reviews. I got the carry-on in black* and the bigger suitcase in white*. Until I can afford Louis Vuitton luggage these will do the job!
On the old luggage front, I’ve always used my Longchamp Le Pliage bag for staycation weekends, sometimes as carry-on and usually always as Poppy’s swimming bag! So this is another well used piece for me.
Lastly, I always travel with my Aspinal of London Travel Wallet* – I love it, its so chic and a great investment piece.
What I’ve been Watching
Game of Thrones. Trust be told, I haven’t even finished the series, I started watching it years ago but never made it to the currently showing season, so The Hubs and I are having a GoT marathon most evenings (with a glass of wine). Hopefully we finish before the new season starts, we’re currently watching Season 6!
Things I’ve been Eating
One of my goals for the year was to cook from scratch once a week. I’ve been succeeding and actually rather enjoying it!
Other the last few weeks, I’ve cooked two dishes that got lots of likes and responses from you guys, first up was this Hello Fresh recipe for chicken, leek and mushroom pie (with honey glazed Chantenay carrots) and the second, and my personal fav, brown stewed chicken – which is a Caribbean dish – here is the recipe for it from the awesome Instagram duo @originalflava_ – trust me, do not check out the account if you’re hungry! I’ve also seen that they have a cookbook coming out in August, which I can’t wait for!
That’s it for March guys – I will be back with the April edition of The Hit List next month.
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