#BLOGTOBER Day 30- Fall 2018 Bucket List Update

Earlier in BLOGTOBER I posted my Fall 2018 Bucket List. [SEE HERE] I love fall, I love getting into the spirit of the season, and I love me a good to do/bucket list. 

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UPDATE!

So as Halloween rolls in. I wanted to check my progress on my trusty ole to do list.

There were 14  or so items on the list, and I was able to check off a good chunk of those this month!

Pumpkin Picking. CHECK

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Decorate for Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving. CHECK

My house is festive AF!
Pumpkin Carving. CHECK

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Buy pies, jams, ciders, and other fall drinks/treats. CHECK

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Trick or Treat with my niece…

After tomorrow…CHECK

Watch Hocus Pocus & Halloweentown. CHECK

Some things I added along the way- like watching tons of fun Halloween movies including House of Wax, and listening to spooky soundtracks like MJs Thriller on a loop.

Others like the JT concert was actually postponed til January- which hey is out of my control. But I am READY!

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I wasn’t able to get to the movies as I wished. But life gets busy, what can you do? I did buy a cheap copy of Halloween so maybe I’ll watch it tomorrow night.

I didn’t make it to Apple Fest again this year, because my family got super busy. But truth be told I was better off, since I ended spending quite a pretty penny at the little shop at the farm we went to for pumpkin picking.

Fall fashion has been a bit of a bust, I’ve been so busy lately that I haven’t gotten a chance to swap out my summer clothes for my fall clothes. And because the weather has been so unpredictable I just never know. Let’s hope November is a bit more “fashionable. Lol.

My pumpkin party and wine & cheese party ideas didn’t happen this month but I’m hopeful for next. My best friend and I are trying to set up our pumpkin party. And to be honest, I’m dying to host a wine and cheese party myself! 

As for NaNoWriMo- I am still planning to do this, however it doesn’t start til Thursday so stay tuned for an update on that. November is going to be insane. But I am interested to see how this works. 

Fall isn’t over yet…November will be a time to conquer the rest…especially finding those Thanksgiving recipes and who knows maybe dye my hair purple? Haha. I know it costs a lot and it is a big commitment- I had my blue hair for ages. So when I do it, it has to be the right time. Stay tuned for that too!

Happy Fall All!

Did you get to check all the fall things off your bucket list? 

See you tomorrow for our final #BLOGTOBER POST! 

Working on a short story as we speak! The plan was to get half up today and the last half up tomorrow, but it’s taking longer to write than I expected. And it won’t be ready before midnight, so hang tight. Whether it’s done by tomorrow or night, I will still post it eventually.

 

*All images are my own.*

-<3-

#BLOGTOBER Day 24- Fall Fashion: Concert Style

Justin Timberlake’s style for his MAN OF THE WOODS show is very laid back. So for my concert look tonight, I wanted to mirror that same vibe. Comfortable, yet stylish. 

As you can see he wears a lot of , flannel, leather, denim, black. There are some earthy tones and outdoorsy pieces, so camouflage is a pattern that pops up a lot too. And I’ve seen he mostly rocks sneakers or boots. He also mixes patterns at times too. But the usual basis for the outfit is a graphic tee. 

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In fact he has a clothing collection with the brand Levi, called Fresh Leaves

And a sneaker deal with Air Jordan…these are sold in limited locations. 

*JT concert merch is available HERE!

Because I wasn’t a fan of any of the few t-shirts left on his website, I opted to find my own shirt and to put together my own outfit using simple pieces I already had in my closet. #GOTTASAVEMONEY #ADULTING I am hoping they are selling some concert tees there though. I really wanted one online, but it’s no longer up. 😦

I found a JT shirt with the album graphic on it in Target for cheap and ordered one each for me and my best friend. 

So the concert tee is the main focus of the outfit.

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I painted my nails- black, white and orange- the colors of the album cover, which is the graphic featured on the t-shirt. 

IGNORE MY MESSY NAILS IN THE FOLLOWING SHOTS…I took all of this before I cleaned them up. 😉

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Currently I am torn between two outfit ideas. Either some black pants or jeans, a red/yellow/white flannel, and a leather jacket or oversized denim jacket over top the tee and the flannel. I opted to rock either my combat boots or my white & black Michael Jackson boots. Depending which outfit I end up choosing.

I’m also keeping my jewelry pretty simple- some gold hoops (not sure which size I’m rocking just yet), two gold chains for a layered affect, 4 plain gold rings, and a cuff like bracelet. With a yellow purse too, to tie in the colors of the flannel. 

For my makeup I’m planning to do a mix of fall colors, a lot of golds/oranges/reds.

Similar to this makeup/hair look…

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Except I’m planning to swap out the red lip color for something in the more brown/bronze/peach family. Either I will pick one of the lip colors below, or do some type of mix of colors.

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And as for my hair, I’m going to be adding  some random loose waves with a curling wand, using products like mousse, dry shampoo, and hairspray. 


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There you have it, my JT MAN OF THE WOODS outfit inspo. I am ready to dance and sing my ass off! I will reveal the full look I chose tomorrow! 

Tonight. Fangirl mode. ON.

Stay Tuned for a full Concert Review! COMING SOON!

 

*I do not take credit for any Justin Timberlake images or videos used.*

*All other images are my own.*

-<3-

 

 

 

 

Fall Nail Polish Collection

Along with lip colors getting darker during the Fall season, so do nail colors! Below I have some swatches of some of the colors in my collection, that I think would be perfect for Fall. I know it may be hard to see the color, so I took some pics of the bottles and I described the colors as best I can. I know some purples look blue and some greens look silver. :/ Sorry about that! Also, I separated them by Brand. 

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I really love the berry tones, I feel like I always reach for Essie’s “Wicked.” But I also think that greens, browns, blues, golds and neutral tones can also work. And sometimes just good old plain black can be really sleek and chic. 

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Left to Right: Kelly B (Olive Green), Black Cherry (Wine), Black & Blue (Deep Dark Blue,) and Plain Black.

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Left to Right: Endless Blue, In the mist (Dark muddy green), Mama-San (Copper), and Let’s Talk (Electric Purple).

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Left to Right: Ladylike, Smokin’ Hot (Dark Purple/Grey), Mamba, Good As Gold, Wicked, and Summit of Style (Glitter over coat).

 

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Left to Right: Dominate (Dark brown), Hard Metal (Silvery Dark Blue), Moroccan (Lighter Wine), and Envy. (Bold Pink/Purple).

 

 

What’s your fav color to wear on your nails, during the Fall season?

*All images are my own.*

-<3-

Fall Lipstick Collection (with Swatches)

Hi Friends!

As the weather starts to get chilly and the leaves begin to change. I thought it’d be fun to dive into my makeup collection and see which of my lip colors would be best to rock this Fall season. So I figured why not do a bit of a Lip Collection. I shop mostly in local drugstores like Walgreens and Rite Aid, I usually like Revlon and Almay products. I do have some NYX and NICKAK products which I find in a local beauty supply store. 

I broke them down by color. 

 

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Kisses. 😉

 

Oranges/Peach Tones

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Right to Left: Rendezvous, Cherry Cheesecake, Cantaloupe, and Smoked Peach.

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Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in 040- “Rendezvous” *smells minty. 

NYX butter gloss in BLG 10- “Cherry Cheesecake” *smells like vanilla/cake.

Almay liquid lip balm in 700- “Cantaloupe” *smells like vanilla/cake.

Revlon Matte in 013- “Smoked Peach”

Reds

 

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Right to Left: Pure Red, Red Lacquer, Cherry Pie, Rum Raisin.

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^Names/Brands Listed Left to Right^

NYX Matte in MLS 08- “Pure Red”

Revlon Pearl in 029- “Red Lacquer”

NYX butter gloss in BLG 12- “Cherry Pie”  *smells like vanilla/cake.

Revlon Crème in 535- “Rum Raisin”

Neutral Browns/Purples

 

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Right to Left: Radiant Mauve, Forever, Choco-Liscious, Dark Scarlet, Mulberry Forest

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^Names/Brands Listed Left to Right^

Elizabeth Arden High Shine Lip Gloss in “Radiant Mauve”

* I tried my best to look up the name of this one. It’s a bit old and the sticker came off, but it basically looks like a really muted purple tone lip gloss with a bit of shimmer and I’d call it a mauve color, so when I looked up Elizabeth Arden this name seemed to be the best match in color. 

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in 645- “Forever”

Revlon Crème in 665- “Choco-Liscious”

NICKAK New York Matte in NMS17- “Dark Scarlet”

Mary Kay Glossy Lip Stain in “Mulberry Forest”

Side-note: 

My go to lip colors would have to be Revlon Crème in 535- “Rum Raisin” and Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in 645- “Forever.” I find myself reaching for these two a lot, especially “Forever.” “Forever” is Matte and definitely lasts longer but it’s a more neutral color that just kind of enhances the natural color of my lips. “Rum Raisin is a crème consistency so it goes on really easily and requires less worry, because it will just gradually fade. I wear this color when I want to rock a bit more color but still stay in the red/fall lip look.

When choosing a lip product, it’s usually just based upon how I’m feeling that day. If I want a serious color pay-off and a long lasting wear, I’ll use a matte product. If I just want a bit of color that I can thrown on throughout the day with ease, I’ll do a crème product or a gloss. Or if I’m feeling really fancy I’ll layer a lipstick and a gloss of similar colors. For example I love wearing Almay’s liquid lip balm in 700- “Cantaloupe” over Revlon Matte in 013- “Smoked Peach.” Or I like wearing Mary Kay Glossy Lip Stain in “Mulberry Forest” over NICKAK New York Matte in NMS17- “Dark Scarlet.” It just gives it a sharper color and adds a little glisten to your look. As with everything in fashion it’s just based upon what a girl’s feeling. Am I right or am I right? 😉

What’s your favorite lip color for Fall?

*All images are my own.*

-<3-

What’s In My Purse?-Pumpkin Picking Edition

As you may have read in my Monday post, I went pumpkin picking with my family this past weekend. Read my FALL HAUL.

I was switching over my purse to my work bag, when I realized how much crap I actually carried with me on that day. And it sparked an idea for a what’s in my purse post.

Let’s start with the bag itself- I went with my good, old, trusty, no name brand, big, cross body, sack bag. It’s a neutral brown which goes with a lot and it fits a ton of stuff.

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Now for the contents….a.k.a my whole life #BraceYourselves it’s a lot of stuff!

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From Left to Right:

Digital Camera– because sometimes cell phones suck!

Cellphone– because duh?

Alcohol wipes– because you never know if you get a cut and need to clean it out.

Toilet Seat covers To Go– because I knew I was going to be dealing with porta potties. #EW

Cleansing wipes– because again…porta potties.

Hand Sanitizer– because there was a petting zoo-Lol. #AndImAGermaphobe

Tissues– for the fall sniffles.

Wallet-because moneyyyy.

Eye glasses– because sometimes I need them.

Mints, toothpicks, and gum– because they are always good to carry. #KeepingItFresh #KeepingMeSane

House keys– because duh? 😉

Oil blotting sheets– shout out to my oily skin girls! #IFeelYourPain #TheStruggleIsReal

A Hair Tie– because sometimes fall weather gets confused.

A Water Bottle– because long drives, and lots of walking.

Spray Bottle– just in case you need a little spritz and refresher.

Bag of lollipops, sour balls, jolly ranchers, cough drops– because of the fall throat tickles/car rides #PeopleGetCarSick

Granola Bars– because it was a long day, and if I needed a boost I was prepared.

Lipstick, chapstick, a mirror– because girly junk #cute 😉

Pads/Liners– because girl, you should always be prepared.

Tea bag holder– because yes, I travel with my own tea.

Pepto Bismol, Tylenol, Tums– because I’m a pharmacy. (I actually helped a cousin who had a headache, see my neuroticness pays off.) 😉

A notepad & pen– because I’m a writer.

Band-Aids– because you ever know.

Lotion– because everyone loves moisturized hands. Haha.

Headphones– because music.

Sunglasses– because sun beams are still kicking.

My outfit:

Jeans & a Tee

Comfortable Sneakers

A Flannel

A soft fuzzy vest

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*Perfect for removing layers and being comfy on a long drive and a long day with a lot of movement and walking.

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*All photos are my own.*

-<3-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2016 Fashion Wish List

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air, the crunchy leaves, the apple cider,

the pies, the pumpkin flavored goodness, the pumpkin patches,

Halloween and most of all I love the fashion!

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Flannels

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Fitted Leather Jacket

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Longer Trench Coat Jacket

Bomber Jacket

Long Denim Shirt

Jogger Pants

Black Jeans with rips at the knee

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Boyfriend Jeans

Leather Leggings

Leather Skirt

Tulle Skirt

T-shirt Dress

High Top Converse

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Loafers

Booties

Vans Slip On Sneakers

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Choker Necklaces

Beanies

Big Floppy Hats

Head Scarves & Big Hoop Earrings

Dark Nail Polish Colors

Tuxedo Dress *Fancy

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There you have it, the fall fashion looks that I have my eyes on.

What’s on your Fall Fashion Wish List?

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*I do not take credit for any images used.*

-<3-

 

 

2015 Fall Fashion Inspiration

Fall is literally right around the corner. And I’m going to be extremely common for just a second when I tell you this is my favorite time of year. My favorite things about fall are the crisp air (even if you wouldn’t know it because it’s still hot in NYC. I can feel the weather wanting to change.) I love the darker colors. I can wear black, and not bake in the heat. I love the promise of fun filled holidays and fun events. And last but not least I do love me some pumpkin flavored stuff. I’m not a fanatic about it, but I do think it’s a fall staple. So let’s get down to business here, shall we?

My 2015 Fall Fashion Inspiration

Beanies, Leather Jackets, Flannels, Converse…

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Cozy Sweaters, Ripped Jeans, Boots…

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Black on black outfits…

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Birkenstocks with socks…

I normally cringe at the idea of wearing socks with sandals. However, I bought a pair of knock off Birkenstocks this summer and I feel like I only wore them a few times. So I would like to continue to wear them through the fall. In fact the styling of the fall look is super cute. I can’t wait to give it a try.

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Scarves are my stable for the fall. I have one for every outfit. And they are just a really simple way to add some fashion sense to your outfits, and keep you warm at the same time.

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Big floppy hats…

I love the look of these hats and seeing as how it’s often too hot for me to function in the summer for me to leave hats on for too long, fall is much more suitable to rock these. I gotta get one!

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The darker nail polish and makeup tones…as we speak my nails are black and I can’t wait to paint them Essie’s Wicked next!

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The tulle/ballerina tutu skirt, I have always been in awe of the Carrie Bradshaw fashion. She manages to pull off the most bizarre things. And these skirts are so beautiful to me, getting a nice black one and pairing it with some nice pumps for a night out would be gorgeous!

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Tori Kelly Curls…

Oh my god I am OBSESSED with this girl, with her voice, and her laidback fashion. BUT her hair is in a league of it’s own and I have been trying to replicate it, but I think I need a crimper. It’s just not big enough. For this look; the bigger the hair the better.

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Laidback dance rehearsal style outfits…

I’m not gonna lie, I have an obsession with dancer wardrobe. When Bethany Mota was on Dancing With The Stars two seasons ago, I would always love her rehearsal outfits. She always looked so cool and comfortable, but still really cute. Same goes for Jenna Dewan’s character in Step Up. I was always so in love with her outfits. In fact I’m a big fan of leg warmers, and I wear them a lot. The only ingredient missing is…I wish I was a dancer. I mean I love to dance and used to be in dance class as a kid, that counts, right?

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So there you have it, my Fall Fashion Inspiration.

What are some things you are excited to try this fall, let me know what I missed!

-<3-

*I do not take credit for any images used.*