Favorite Favorites, September 2015

I wanted to start a new series on the blog where once a month, I discuss my current favorites (roughly 10 or so of them), and I thought it would also be fun for you all to leave your monthly favorites in the comments, so we can spread the favorite love around! My friends (C and B) and I do something similar via text, so I’m spreading the joy to all of my Internet friends…aka you!

These might be Target related or not. They might be clothing/style related or not. But you know what they will be? Good, because I’m out here staking my reputation on them by calling them my favorite favorites!

Usually, I’ll try to have them at the end of the month, but since we’re still currently in Europe, I thought now might be a good time for this post, so I hope you don’t mind! Without further adieu, here are my September favorites:


Favorite Treat: Brownie Batter Oreos (here). Have you had these? They’re dangerously good, and legitimately smell like you just made a batch of brownies. Yum yum yum.

Favorite Beauty Product: I’m still a huge fan of BareMinerals Complexion Rescue (here). I’m about to finish my second bottle, and I’m definitely going to be buying my third. It’s more expensive than my normal makeup (aka Target selection), but I think it is well worth it for the results! Highly recommended and the reviews here confirm it (since I am SO NOT a beauty blogger)!

Favorite Clothing Item: Still obsessed with these striped boatneck tees from Target (here). I talk about them at least once a week, but if you still haven’t tried them yet, promise me you’ll take one into the dressing room with you next time. Please?

Favorite Candle: Bath and Body Works has a set of “country/city” scents, and the London Tea and Lemon is my favorite (followed closely by Amsterdam’s Tulips and Windmills). Grab them while you still can at your local store! I’m excited to start burning some fall scents when we get home!


Favorite Drink: The new LaCroix Kiwi/Watermelon flavor (here). So amazing! I want to try the other flavors, but the blackberry cucumber one scares me…just a little bit too weird, maybe. Has anyone else tried it, yet?

Favorite Album: I can’t stop listening to Vance Joy’s debut album, Dream Your Life Away (here). I mean, I’m probably listening to it right now somewhere in Europe, that’s how great it is! He was on tour with Taylor Swift, so you know he is good! I also happen to think it makes for great blogging music too.

Favorite Shoes: I’ve almost bought these cheetah print (almost black/tan polka dot) heels (here) about four different times, but I just can’t justify it in my budget. But aren’t they pretty to look at? Sigh.


Favorite Nail Polish Color: Sugar Fix from Sally Hansen Miracle Gel (here). I’m finishing up with my “summer colors”, but I might love this blue too much to give it up! Such a pretty blue (almost cornflower blue, I think), and we know how much of a sucker I am for blue!

Favorite Book: I started and finished The Boys in the Boat (here) this month. It’s about the rowers in the US Olympic team that competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and it was a book that was recommended to me by my dad. It was really nice to read (and enjoy) something that he has read and enjoyed, since our book tastes rarely overlap (though they did with Harry Potter and The Boxcar Children)! A good read, even if you aren’t interested in rowing!

Favorite Cute (basically something that I think is really really really cute): Just in time for October, Halloween, and pumpkin carving, here are 19 super cute puppies posing with pumpkins!

Be sure to leave your favorite favorites in the comments! I’d love to hear about them!

  • Those Oreos sound good!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

  • Love this new series! My favorite beauty find this month is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. I finally splurged and tried them, and they seriously make your skin look perfect. I’m loving anything pumpkin as far as food goes :)

    • Oooooooo. These sounds beautiful! I’m going to have to check them out…thanks Gretchen!

  • Morgan Chaput

    I can confirm that the blackberry cucumber LaCroix is DELICIOUS and possible better than the Kiwi Watermelon.

  • L Magoon

    I have tried the boat neck tops at Target, but unfortunately I think they’re cut more for the tall and slender than the petite and somewhat curvy. I do love Target’s Ultimate tees though — those are my favorites!

    • Bummer they didn’t work out for you, but glad you found a tee that you love! Target for the win either way! ;)

  • I love seeing these posts from bloggers, helps me find new things to try! Agree with the target tees. I have the green and the grey/yellow!

  • This is fun! Have heard good things about Boys in the Boat but have not read (I’m so biased toward novels… you should read Station Eleven), and my favorite treat right now is most definitely candy corn. I need to not buy any more bags, having consumed 2 entire ones before October even started. Oops.

    • I did read Station Eleven this year (and loved it)! I also am a big fan of candy corn, so pass me the bag, please! ;)