Monday, November 3, 2014


Hi everyone! Today's post is going to feature five of my fall beauty and fashion essentials (wow, that's a mouthful!) So if you're ready, let's get right into it! :)

1. a festive fall lip: As I mentioned previously, I'm always on the lookout for fall lip colors that suit me. Fall is the time to bring out the deeper colors like cranberry, oxblood, and in this case, purple! I'm wearing (and currently loving) the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Shameless. I must admit, and I might be a bit biased now because I'm head over heels with the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, the formula leaves something to be desired. I love the color that this balm achieves but it tends to smudge quite a bit and it is a pain to put on.

2. plaid flannel: I know this is going to sound a bit strange, but I'm almost positive that I've never actually worn my flannel as a shirt. Lately, I've been obsessed with tying my flannel around my waist! I love the way that it can "grunge" up pretty much any outfit. I mean don't get me wrong, flannels are great as shirts too ;)

3. a dark fall nail: I've said before that I usually stick to neutral colors when it comes to painting my nails because my skills are sub par to say the least. However, when fall rolls around I tend to be more adventurous and attempt to find and use some darker colors. I recently picked up the Revlon Parfumerie Nail Polish in Autumn Spice (isn't the name itself just delightful?) and I really love it! This picture definitely does not do it justice. You probably can't tell, but it's a nice shimmery coppery color! I like the brush that it comes with, however it doesn't smell like autumn spice in the least. Although, it might smell better than normal nail polish...maybe. 

4. scarves: Are you starting to see a pattern? Yes, I'm quite in love with plaid. And this scarf is not exception! In the fall, I tend to wear a scarf almost every day because they keep me warm (especially this one, it's like wearing a blanket around your neck!) and they can spruce up any outfit!

5. boots: Boots are by far my favorite kind of foot wear. Technically, combat boots are my all-time favorite but my black pair that I wore to death in England are in pretty rough shape and I am desperately in need of a new pair! (I've been eyeing the Steve Madden Troopas but I'm still trying to rationalize the price in my mind...) I've been loving these brown ankle booties recently though, they are so easy to slip on! I love boots because they add so much character to my outfits. If I want to add a bit of edge, I put on my combat boots. If I'm feeling more chic, I'll slip on my ankle booties.

If you're doing some shopping for your own fall essentials, you should check out! In addition to being able to sell your unused gift cards for cash, you can buy gift cards for awesome places like Starbucks, Victoria's Secret, and Nordstrom at discounted rates! Hope you enjoyed this post :)

until next time,


  1. Love your nail colour! I really need a tartan scarf too. :)
    Alex //

  2. Great post you look very autumnal... loving the nail varnish it is similar to the colour I am wearing.

  3. Loveeee the nailpolish! I've also nominated you for the ''One lovely blog award'' check out the rules on ;
    x S

  4. Great post I definitely think everyone needs these five things for fall, I really need to buy myself a dark lipstick! I used to hate the dark lip but I'm starting to warm up to the idea of wearing a dark shade :)


    1. thanks jessica! :) i used to be scared when it came to dark lips, but now i embrace them!

  5. Shannon! Can I just say I LOVE the layout of your blog! Its so pretty! I love the look of that nail polish, although i'm not convinced a nail polish can smell great, either. Still, the name makes it perfect for Autumn!
    love, Jessica x

  6. thank you so much! i love it :) and i'm not convinced either...although the color is nice!

  7. Thank you for popping by my blog! I love yours! I am a fan of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes, as well as the Revlon lip balms! And I love the Revlon Parfumerie nail polish line!!! The "Shameless" looks great on you!

  8. Hey! I love your blog and have tagged you in the Sisterhood of Bloggers award! This is a fun award tag, so please head over to my page to find the questions I've set to you! I can't wait to see your answers, have a great day, Lydia Eve, x


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