autumn

October, Over and Out

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Happy Halloween, guys!  I can’t believe how fast this year is going by.  I mean, tomorrow basically starts the holiday season, doesn’t it?

It seemed like October flew by!  I did enjoy:

[1] A weekend trip [2] apple picking in New York [3] fall foliage with a side of a matching Vespa [4] discovering this little bridge has been named for David Ortiz [5] an awesome pokémon card pull! [6] some spooky weather around my favorite public art installation [7] a quick trip to Nashville [8] tons of jack-o-lanterns (stay tuned for this vlog!) [9] and reading again!  I finished Magonia yesterday and absolutely loved it.

I’m psyched for November, which is my favorite month because it means my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, is coming!  Also, SUN & MOON is just 18 days away!  What are you looking forward to in November?

Autumn B&BW Haul

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This is a candle haul in disguise, basically.  Full disclosure: I bought this all in September on a 90 degree day (it could’ve been late August for all I remember) and am just getting around to sharing it with you!  Better late than never.

Bath & Body works just happened to have 2 for $24 3-wick candles when I went in looking for more wallflower refills.  Everyone knows this is the best time to buy these babies!  I came home with 4 wallflower refills and 5 candles, all delightfully autumn-scented.

For the wallflowers, I selected: Sweater Weather, which I bought in candle form last year, Autumn Sky, a candle contender, Harvest Gathering, and Flannel!

The candles I chose this year were:

Flannel: Yes, I doubled-down on the Flannel.  I decided too late last year I wanted this scent, so I knew I wanted to pick it up this year.  This is a pretty masculine scent; even my boyfriend loves it.

Pumpkin French Toast: Ugh, they had such cute packaging this year!  Pumpkin French Toast was one of their new pumpkin combinations.  Since I love pumpkin and boyfriend loves maple, this was obviously coming home with me.

Pumpkin Woods: Another new pumpkin scent and another adorable package!  I love, love, love woodsy scents.  This can easily transition into a holiday scent.

Cider Lane: This smells exactly like a caramel apple!  The apple is actually pretty subtle, so it really just smells like the caramel on a caramel apple.  It might not be quite cider to me, but it does conjure up images of fall.

Woodland Forest: This is that beautiful marble jar you see above.  It was not part of the 2 for $24 deal, (otherwise I’d have six candles!) in fact, it was a bit more expensive than a regular 3-wick candle.  These marble jars were so beautiful I would’ve bought them all, had it not been for the price!  Woodland Forest smells like magic to me, an enchanted, light scent that I can burn all year round!

I know I’m late, but what are your go-to autumn scents?

 

Essie Fall 2016

I’ve been obsessed with Essie’s upcoming fall collection since I first spotted the nail colors via instagram in mid-August.  When I did a big of digging, I learned that these colors were inspired by Tokyo, Japan– my dream destination.

As stuck as I’ve been in my summer pastels, Essie’s fall collection is getting my hyped for rich, fall colors.

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  • playing koi is a rusty orange – don’t we all love orange in the fall?
  • maki mi happy is a berry color that will translate well from sunny days to winter holidays.
  • kimono-over is a dark plum – I love almost-blacks in the cool months as much as I love almost-whites in the warm ones.
  • now and zen is the grey-green I’ve been looking for forever.
  • udon know me is a “mysterious stony blue” and maybe the least “fall” in the collection, but definitely the most me!
  • go go geisha is an antique pink – the perfect mix of color and neutral.

I might just have to get this whole collections!  Which ones are drawing your eye?

Octobergrams!

November already?!  November is my favorite month because Thanksgiving is coming!  Sadly, my favorite season is flying by.  Here are the ‘gram-worthy moments from October:

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[1] For a while, it was cool enough to be sweater weather!  This week, New England is experiencing Indian summer.  Woof. [2] Fall foliage in the suburbs– you can’t beat it! [3] I’ve been loving Pac Sun tees.  Check out my latest favorites video to see more! [4] Sunset over the Chestnut Hill reservoir… not a bad view! [5] I battled sickness basically all of October.  Good thing I had a seasonally appropriate cup from which to drink tea! [6] Pumpkin patch love at Pakeen Farms! [7] I touched up the blonde; I’m committed! [8] I took my first trip to Ogawa Coffee– Boston is the first US location, but there are 35 around Kyoto, Japan!  This caramel latte was delicious and went well with Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. [9] Halloween Chanel-o-ween!  Scream Queens with Celina.

I also put up a surprise new video over the weekend, so be sure to check out & subscribe to my Youtube channel!

Are you lamenting the flight of autumn, or already looking forward to the holiday season?!  I’m a little bit in the middle.  Let me know!

Fall Photos

I promised to share some photos from my Blue Hills hike last week, but looking through my photos… I fell in love with my cemetery shots.  Enjoy autumn in the suburbs with these photos!

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