Friday, September 24, 2021

Five on Friday - September 24, 2021 ~ A Song of Achilles Book Review, IvoryLane Boutique Haul, Abercrombie & Fitch Sweaters, Yearly Declutter, and Palettes of the Week

Happy Friday everyone! What a week it's been; but, the best part of all is that it is officially Fall now! But, we also had a Federal election on Monday with no huge changes to the system, so it felt a little wasteful while we are still in the midst of a pandemic. 

And then, also on Monday, Alberta's "Restriction Exemption Program" or vaccine passport system came in to effect. But, I was also supposed to start up on a volleyball team again and it got cancelled with the new restrictions, so that's a bummer! So there has been lots going on and on top of it, my little guy was sick so I had a day home in there to take care of him! 


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I hope you guys have been enjoying the addition of some of my top reads, because it is not going anywhere! So, if you are looking for a book to rip your heart out, seriously, look no further! The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller was a no-brainer 5 star read - this book is so stunning, there is no better way to describe it! 

This book just celebrated it's 10th birthday - it is a retelling of the classic Homer story "The Illiad"; but, you don't need to be familiar with it to enjoy this book (it's been a long time since I've read it), but certainly if you enjoy history or greek mythology, that will help! The Song of Achilles is about Patroclus and Demi-god Achilles. They start with becoming friends and eventually they become devoted to each other (it's hard to say fall in love, because it is so much more than that!!) I love a story that focuses on character and setting and feels like this is perfect - while this is about the Trojan War, it doesn't hit the war phase until half way through the book. It focuses on their development together before getting in to the action. Without spoiling this, when people will say this book will wreck you, it's so true - I cried and cried and cried some more at the end. I could not put this down!

Also, I'm certainly listening to Circe by the same author and it is fantastic - she is quickly becoming a favourite author! 


I just got a big clothing haul from Ivory Lane Boutique - they had a big sale and so I scooped up a few things - The Demi Dress is this pink spotted dress, The Maggie Midi dress is this lovely leopard print dress, The Roster "Embrace This Beautiful Life" shirt, The Lounge Romper in Peony, the Ampersand Ave Hear Me Roar sweater, and the It's A Wrap skirt

Ivory Lane is a Calgary based online boutique and they are always carrying the cutest thing - if you are interested, you can save 15% off with your first order if you use my referral code:


Also, because it's turning cooler, I need some lovely new sweaters from Abercrombie and Fitch - I picked up the LuxeLoft Oversized Legging-Friendly Crew Sweater in Heather Grey, the LuxeLoft Oversized Legging-Friendly V-Neck Sweater in Sage Green, and then this Drapey V-Neck Tee in White (which is the best white t-shirt I've ever worn!)


This past weekend I ended up with a surprise weekend for myself, so I did my yearly declutter a little bit earlier than the end of the year - so my September declutter turned huge! I was pretty ruthless, because over the past year of not wearing makeup I really honed in on products that I love and tossed, passed on, sold a whole bunch of the rest! This felt so good to do! 


And, here is a look at the past 4 weeks of Palettes of the Week - I used the Too Faced White Peach palette, the Catrice Self-Made Bae palette, and the E.L.F. Cream & Sugar palette - these are all good palettes that I have enjoyed; but, I did declutter all three in my clear out. Not because they are bad at all, just because I have so many of the same shades, that these were just redundant and there were formulas I liked a little more. The Suva Beauty Saffron palette survived, so I really enjoy that one! 

I hope you all have a good weekend! 

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