Fall is such a fun time of year! It brings to mind the coziest spaces, softest fabrics, rich and warm colors, spiced lattes, cooler weather, and pumpkin everything. I'm often asked about my favorite things---whether that be a go-to outfit, favorite candle, party essentials, makeup item, etc., so I've compiled a list of my most-requested favorites (as of late), that are my absolute go-to's this season.
For the Home:
I love making my space feel warm and inviting, and there's no better way to add a bit of ambiance than with a softly flickering candle. This one has been my tried-and-true, absolute favorite for the autumn season, but I've also discovered this pumpkin version recently and love the way it smells!
Baking is such a fun fall activity, and I cannot say enough about how ridiculously delicious the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread & Muffin mix is! If you have a Trader Joe's nearby, I highly suggest picking this up on your next trip (along with a pretty bunch of seasonal flowers). Bonus tip: To make it extra delicious, add in a cup of applesauce...crazy good! I like to stock up on boxes of this so I can make an extra loaf for entertaining.
For the Closet:
Ok, I have to admit it...I absolutely love cashmere sweaters. They are just so beautiful, soft, and oh so luxuriously warm during chilly days. While it may seem like a steep price point, these are gorgeous investment pieces that you'll reach for year after year. My suggestion is to choose a classic style in a color that will pair well with most items in your closet. The detailing and simple open structure of this one is really pretty! Also, here's an option that is under $60! Remember, with any sweater, it's usually best to fold, rather than hang them in the closet, so they keep their shape!
Blanket scarves are the most fun, snuggly, and comfortable fall accessory. The plaid variations have made their rounds over the years, and I have seen all kinds of pretty color combinations this season. To style it, I'd suggest tossing it on with a solid dress, ankle boots, and tights, or over a jewel-toned tunic and skinnies with a pair of loafers or lace-up flats. Here's a classic plaid, this version is almost exactly like the one I'm wearing in the photo, and I love the colors in this pretty one.
For the Makeup Bag:
1. Lip color
Out of all makeup products, I end up collecting lip colors more than anything else. I love how a simple swipe of color can completely transform a look, and it's easy to experiment with trends this way. Instead of the classic pinks and peaches that usually find their way into my bag, it is fun to add in a cranberry, mauve, or even wine-colored shade. Depending on your preferred finish, there's many available options, but I tend to reach for a more matte or subtle gloss look. Currently, I've been loving this gorgeous shade for everyday. Also, if you're a mauve kinda gal, this liquid lipstick and this gloss/lipcolor are both budget-friendly and beautiful for fall. I keep those in my everyday bag.
2. Nail color
Fall is the perfect opportunity to play with some great colors on your nails. I've been wearing both this pretty plum, and this gorgeous beige/gray hue a lot this season. I'm also loving this burgundy wine shade. Oh, and don't forget the perfect finishing touch...a shiny top coat! This is, hands down, the best, quickest-drying, shiniest top coat. Trust me, once you try it, nothing else compares.
Well, there you have it! These are just a few of the items that are topping my list this season! Any other 'favorites' you're interested in? What are some of your favorite things? I'm always looking for good suggestions!