As the last of the beautiful autumn leaves fall from the trees and the temperatures drop, we will soon have to part ways with fall and prepare for another unpredictable Wisconsin winter. Fall has always been my favorite season, and I am NOT ready to say goodbye yet. Therefore, before the snowflakes start flying, I’d like to reflect on this past fall and share with you some of my favorites things; from drinks to fragrance, clothing, jewelry/accessories, and boots too!
Anything pumpkin! Last year my favorite was Gloria Jeans’ Pumpkin Spice Latte and Chiller. I work right across from a Gloria Jeans, so everyday in September I would peek in there to see if the pumpkin spice drinks were back for the season. I was so excited because they arrived pretty early this year, and when they did I was ready for the first sip of the fall season. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed to find that this year their pumpkin spice latte recipe was lacking the most essential flavor…pumpkin! I tried several times for the duration of probably a month to modify it to taste more “pumpkin-y” but had no luck. I looked elsewhere, and even tried a recipe from Lauren Conrad's website, but nothing was as delicious as Gloria Jeans' Pumpkin Spice Latte from last year. I did really like Culver's pumpkin spice shake, but they didn't have a hot coffee type, so that was a bit of a bummer! Maybe next year everyone will up the pumpkin in their pumpkin spice lattes!
Reb'l Fleur by Rihanna
When I heard that Rihanna came out with a perfume, I wanted to try it. I went to my local Macy's, sprayed a sample...and fell in love. I had just purchased a few perfumes around the time I tested Rihanna's though, so I waited a few months before I purchased Reb'l Fleur. The fragrance is very intense (in a good way), it contains hints of peach, vanilla, red berries, amber, violet, and plum, with a splash of coconut water. It's a very musky yet feminine scent, and evokes the impression of warm skin. I wear it EVERYDAY. LOVE.
|Dress: Wet Seal - $26.50 (regular price)|
Cardigan: Forever 21 - Price unknown
Necklace: Wet Seal- $8.50 (regular price)
Boots: Wet Seal - $39.50 (regular price)
|That's me in the middle! :)|
|Pattern on bottom of the dress.|
I love dresses, and I find a way to wear them in every season. This year for fall I wore a lot of dresses with black leggings, boots, and a cardigan and or a lightweight fall jacket. Picking my favorite fall dress was a very tough decision, but I decided on a dress that I bought from Wet Seal almost a month ago. It's simple and has beautiful fall colors on the bottom half. I've only worn it once so far, and I paired it with a dark navy blue cardigan from Forever 21, a feather necklace from Wet Seal, and brown heeled boots from Wet Seal.
|Owl Nerd Ring: Charlottee Russe - $5.00 (regular price)|
|Orange and Green Ring: Forever 21- $6.80 (regular price)|
Anyone who knows me really well knows that rings are my best friend. Seriously, I can't get enough rings. I have turtle rings, lion rings, bear rings, flowers, a bunny ring, an elephant ring....and I keep finding more rings that I feel as though I cannot live without. It's an addiction, but I'm okay with that!
|Earrings: Forever 21 - $4.80 (regular price)|
I've recently become a fan of big earrings! I loved the bright color of these pair and thought they would come in handy for this falls color blocking trend!
|Clutch: Charlotte Russe - $9.99 (clearance)|
I love how soft this gray color is, and the fact that it comes with a loop (not pictured), so it's easy to carry around!
|Boots: Wet Seal - $39.50 (regular price)|
I just recently purchased these boots, and they are unbelievably comfortable! I worked a 5 hour shift wearing them, then went downtown with them for the rest of the night, and my feet didn't even hurt that much! I love the tiny bow near the heel, and the color!
(On a side note, I'd like to point out that the reason I get SO MANY things from Wet Seal is because
1) It's my favorite store, and
2) I work there and get an AMAZING discount, so I am able to spend less and get more!)
Here’s to hoping winter forgets to happen this year and we can just have a double dose of fall!
Hope you enjoyed! What were some of YOUR fall favorites?
P.S. I get paid this Friday, and I’ve been eyeing up several winter jackets at work! So stay tuned for pictures of my new finds this weekend! J