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Happy first day of fall! I can't believe it's this time of year again, it seems like 2015 is just flying by. I'm so happy it's finally Autumn though because this leads into one of my favorite times of the year. Fall brings apple picking and pumpkin bread, Halloween movies and vampy lipstick, and it slowly leads into Thanksgiving and the holiday season!
I spent yesterday perusing around Boston and taking in the little hints that fall has arrived. The air was chillier, people were beginning to bundle up, Whole Foods was selling pumpkins (I got some, don't worry), and fall activities have begun to be listed around town. I also picked up the beautiful orange flowers pictured above to get me in the spirit. Nothing like fresh flowers and fall scented candles to make you happy and ready to take on Autumn. Today we're talking about my favorite fall items: fashion, beauty & beyond.
Dark lipstick - There is no makeup look I love more than the incorporation of dark lipstick. Vampy lips are hard to pull off in the spring/summer so I feel fall and winter is when I can go all out. Of all lipstick shades, I feel most confident in a dark vampy matte lip, and I love that it will take any look up a notch! Some of my favorite vampy shades include: NARS Audacious lipstick in Charlotte (pictured above, though appears darker in person), MAC Rebel, Anastasia Beverly Hills Sad Girl liquid lipstick, Wet 'n Wild Cherry Bomb.
Sweater weather - Yes to cozy, chilly mornings and sunkissed afternoons. I love the chilly temperature in fall that invites you to wear baggy sweaters, drink lattes and stop to smell the roses (aka leaves). Favorite spots to find fall sweaters: H&M, Target, Zara.
Starbucks salted caramel hot chocolate - Everybody goes crazy for the pumpkin spice latte every fall, and while I love this drink, there's just something about Starbucks' salted caramel hot chocolate that makes me feel like I'm snuggled next to a fireplace no matter where I may be. It's the most delicious sweet treat.
Warm pumpkin bread - Enough said. Comment if you have any bomb recipes!
Hocus Pocus - Hands down my favorite Halloween movie but I live for ABC Family's Halloween movie marathons!
Apple picking/leaf peeping - I miss my hometown every Autumn because all I want to do is go to the apple orchard, pick some fresh Macintosh, sample cider and cider donuts, then drive up mountains to peep the beautiful foliage.
I hope you are able to enjoy some of these things this fall. Do one thing for yourself every day. Share with me what your favorite part of fall is down below!
Outfit details: sweater - H&M, black jeans - Forever 21, earrings - Forever 21, bag - Steve Madden, booties - Aldo