Friday, September 27, 2013

September Favorites

I'm always pretty excited about Fall, but I think my enthusiasm reached new heights this year. Saying goodbye to summer was so very welcome due to this pregnancy, and I am ready to get this baby show on the road! It's really easy to wish the days away, but I swear I'm trying my hardest to live in the moment and appreciate the small things. I swear! Here are some of the things that made my life a little sweeter this month.

Fall Polishes
I might have gone a little overboard with my choices for fall this year, but when you see what I've collected, I'm sure you'll agree that it was all absolutely necessary. I've had a special appreciation for the grey shades lately, but here's the whole collection of what I'm adoring.

1. Essie's Cashmere Bathrobe
This one is even just exciting to look at! It's perfect.

2. Essie's Mint Candy Apple
The perfect aqua. Seriously.

3. Essie's Chinchilly
Mostly grey with a hint of taupe. It goes with everything fall!

4. Essie's A List
It's a deep red with the tiniest hint of pink to it - it's a perfect red nail!

5. Essie's Mochachino
This color just makes me want to snuggle by a fire in a big sweater. 

6. Sally Hansen's Wined Up
Gasp, not an Essie! This was my favorite in 2012 - I went through an entire bottle! The brush is my favorite part, but the sparkly deep red is gorgeous for holidays.

PS - Did you know that Essie is typically $.30 cheaper at Target compared to anywhere else?! Good to know if you indulge as often as I do!

Grey + Aqua
Every fall I seem to have a go-to color combination. It's not planned, I just find myself falling in love with some color scheme or another, and it sticks with me for the whole season. Two years ago it was plum and grey. Last year it was navy and mustard. This year, it is totally grey and aqua. There's only so much you can do when you're as pregnant as I am and don't have a budget that can afford a new fall maternity wardrobe, so I've been accessorizing with these colors like crazy. And despite feeling like a parade float most of the time, accessorizing makes me feel a little more put together and ready to take on daily life!

Caramel Everything
Move over pumpkin spice, helloooo caramel. Ya know, years ago - like 6 or 7 - caramel was my thing. My chocolate addiction set in so heavily after this that caramel was pushed aside. But now I'm finding myself daydreaming of caramel macchiatos and frappuccinos and homemade caramel lattes on the regular. And there's something about this fall weather that has me craving it like crazy! It's a warm creamy sweetness without all the spice you usually find this time of year - yum yum!

Fall Scentsy Bricks
Baked Apple Pie, Autumn Sunset, Pumpkin Roll & Pumpkin Marshmallow are making my house smell pretty, lately. It's incredible what these scents do for my mood!

(Maternity) Leggings + Scarves
These are kind of fall staples anyway, right? But listen: maternity. leggings. Yes, they are the most comfortable creation ever. I have a couple pair in grey, and they are on constant rotation right now. I am wildly crazy about them! And scarves? Oh, scarves. I used to have no idea how cozy you could be! They're a great way to dress up an extremely boring maternity outfit and add some fall color into the equation!

What were you loving this September?

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