The Monthly Mood | October 2019 (ft. Aesthetics, Playlists, and Quotes!)

Hello, friends! Welcome to a new monthly segment that I’m calling “The Monthly Mood,” wherein I share my TBR for the month, an aesthetic moodboard for the month, my playlist of the month, a quote to meditate on, and some general thoughts! Basically, I want to create a general aesthetic picture of my month as best I can!

This month is all about getting into that cozy autumn feeling. We’re breaking out the cute sweaters and bringing back the boots and jumping into some autumn fun! Alternately, we could also snuggle up under a nice, fluffy blanket with a bookish candle and a giant tome and settle into the season. It’s whatever you like. Honestly I don’t know why but I think fall is the most #aesthetic season, which makes it the perfect season to debut this segment! So, let’s see what I hope this October has in store…

October 2019 TBR


October 2019 Moodboard

The Sound of October 2019



October 2019 Quotation Notation

oct 2019 - a crown of wishes, roshani chokshi - square

What was magic anyway, but the world beheld by someone who chose to see it differently?

— A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

October 2019 Thoughts

Ah, October in the D.C. metro area, bringer of autumn and…insanely hot temperatures? You heard that right, folks! Autumn has officially begun but for a while here in the DMV (the endearing nickname that residents so fondly call the D.C./Maryland/Northern Virginia area), we were still wearing shorts and crop tops and boiling in our own sweat. Tbh, fall doesn’t really begin in this area until early to mid October, so this wasn’t exactly a shock, it’s just not comfortable either. Luckily the weather has finally transitioned into that crisp, clear, cool autumn phase!

In other news, October is SPOOPY SEASON! (that’s right, friends, I said spoopy, because I am the scardiest of scaredy-cats lol) And I’m unusually pumped for it this year? My friends and I have already started planning for a fun Halloween night get together and I’m super excited! I’m also planning to go see one or two of these neat lectures given by university professors that are hosted by a comedy club in D.C. They cover a variety of super fascinating topics and look hecka fun and funny, so I can’t wait! My mom’s birthday is also in October, so I’m happy for that too. So, basically all that plus school equals a packed month! But it’s all good, I can’t wait to see what it’ll bring!

Tell Me All About It

  • How was your September?
  • What are your plans for October?
  • What’s a song that’s been on repeat for you recently?
  • Any books, movies, and/or TV shows you’re looking forward to this month?



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Lila is a 27-year-old college student studying physics and a lover of literature. When she's not busy reading or saving the world through science, Lila can be found singing jazz and blues and obsessing over hedgehogs (a.k.a. the cutest animals in the multiverse!)

4 thoughts on “The Monthly Mood | October 2019 (ft. Aesthetics, Playlists, and Quotes!)

  1. Everything sounds really fun and I love your aesthetics! ❤ I don't have autumn in my country but this half of the year, we usually have the rainy season so the weather are usually dark and rainy all the time. Unfortunately, it's still pretty much all hot sun and no rain so we're still being baked and sweating excessively! I have some scary movies marathon planned, I just need to find a time to do it haha!

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    1. thank you so much, tasya, i’m so glad you enjoyed! i feel ya on being baked and on sweating excessively lol! it wasn’t until last week that we started to get some reprieve from the insanely hot weather. a scary movie marathon sounds like a great way to set the mood if the weather isn’t cooperating, though. i hope you have a fun month!


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