Fall Favorites
Thanks to the rainy weather and the imminent threat of flooding (ugh) I spend a lot of quality time in bed and on the couch watching YouTube videos and reading blogs. A common theme of every video and post right now is Fall and many bloggers & YouTubbers are doing the Fall Favorites Tag created by the beautiful Jaclyn Hill. I thought it would be fun to take the tag and create a post centered around the fall themed favorites. Above are the items I chose that remind me the most of fall or that put me in the mood for the upcoming holidays.

The candle I chose is Leaves from Bath & Body Works. It was almost impossible to pick a favorite because I love so many of their scents (especially vanilla pumpkin marshmallow and pumpkin cupcake), but the smell of leaves reminds me the most of fall. That crisp, leaves will be falling, sweater wearing, bootie loving kind of feeling comes to mind the minute I catch a whiff.

Faux lipstick from MAC is by far the most “fall” like color in my collection and the most wearable. I can wear it to work, out for drinks, and to run errands without feeling like it’s too bold. On my lighter skin tone it shows up darker than my usual nudes…a darker mauvey shade.

As for my favorite fall drink, of course it’s from Starbucks! My current fav is the new Toasted Graham Latte, but I also loveee their Caramel Apple Spice (not a coffee, but so amazing). I’m still on the hunt for a favorite Keurig K-cup. If you have any recommendations let me know! It would save me lots of $$$$.

My favorite fall blush is really a three-in-one from Hourglass (now available in a six palette). I’ve been using Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure non-stop and am so pleased with the long-wearing quality and pigmentation. Both are darker than what I wear in the spring and summer and pair perfectly with a darker fall lip. A little goes a long way – AND they have the beautiful flow you find in Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders.

I got to wear my favorite clothing item for the first time this weekend. The Cotton Jacket from H&M. It fits like a dream and is fantastic for the fall temps here in Southwest Virginia. It’s the perfect military type jacket that is in style right now, but a little more “pretty” and refined. Not quite as rugged. I also love the fact that you can tighten the waist with pull strings so that it fits your shape!

My all time favorite fall/Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus! I could watch it every night of October – I seriously put the ABC Family 13 Nights of Halloween movie schedule in my planner hah.

My favorite TV show isn’t fall themed, but it debuts this time of year – Dancing With the Stars. I didn’t watch the first couple seasons, but once I got into it I was officially addicted. It’s so much fun to watch and with my dance background, is something I really enjoy.

I’m not really a food oriented person so Thanksgiving isn’t really my favorite holiday. I love spending time with family and I love watching the Macy’s Day Parade, but I’m never super pumped about turkey and gravy and mashed potatoes. Picking a food was rather difficult, but in the end I picked creamed corn casserole – never thought I would talk about corn on my blog haha…but my mom’s recipe is super tasty! I also love Thanksgiving desserts, well really desserts in general.

As for a Halloween costume I don’t have a favorite that I’ve ever worn. But pretty much any costume worn by a pup is adorable! So my vote is for a cute pet costume :).

What are your fall favorites? I’d love to know! 

XO Amanda