Favorite Favorites, October 2015

Good thing you guys seemed to like this Favorite Favorites series (check out the first one here if you missed it), because it is back again with October’s favorites this time around!

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Favorite AccessoryThis Merona black/red buffalo plaid print blanket scarf. It seriously is the softest thing every, and it goes with EVERYTHING. I’ve been wearing it any chance I get, and I’m hoping to feature it more on the blog soon! Snag it while you can, because it’s going fast! Check out my other blanket scarf picks here.

Favorite Book: I read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr while we were traveling last month, and I could barely put it down. I love all stories about World War II and the events that surrounded it, and this novel was about two different individuals (a blind French girl and a German soldier) and the war that surrounds them. I highly highly recommend it, even if you aren’t as obsessed with this part of history as I am!


Favorite City: Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Amsterdam. Bikes, cheese, stroopwafels, windmills, canals, and tulips? Yes, please! If you’re lucky enough to head to Europe anytime soon, put this city on your list (unless you hate any of those things…then don’t ;))!

Favorite Clothing Item: J.Crew Factory puffer vests (check all the colors/patterns here). It’s clear that you’ve seen them alllll over this blog this month, but they’re honestly my favorite layering piece for fall. If you don’t have one yet, I’d recommend a navy one and then you can build your collection from there (like me)! ;)

Favorite Candle: Bath and Body Works had a crazy sale ($12 candles!) the day before we left for our Europe trip, so I may have gone overboard on buying ALL THE CANDLES. I stocked up on last month’s favorite candle (London Tea and Lemon), but I tried a few new scents as well. I found one called Flannel that seriously smells like a cozy cabin in the woods, and it’s the prettiest blue ever (see it above with my buffalo plaid scarf)!


Favorite Beauty Product: Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me. Trust me when I say this color is the best and you have to get this one if you really want to enjoy this product! Love the hint of color that I get from this little tube, and the moisturizing bonus is pretty great too! I’ve been devoted to this for years and always have one in my purse!

I’ve also recently been obsessed with a sample  of MAC False Lashes mascara I got from Nordstrom, in case you are looking for a great mascara (it even comes in a to-go size)! It doesn’t “do anything special” but enhances both the volume, curl, and length of your normal lashes. I’ll definitely be buying another one, when I’m done with my sample size!

Favorite Snack: Sabra hummus (classic style) and Snack Factory everything pretzel crisps. I seem to default back to this snack every few months, but it is so filling and delicious (and maybe not as bad as a bowl of potato chips?)!

Favorite Fall Activity: Apple picking! See what I wore during this year’s apple picking adventure here, and if you know a great apple recipe, let me know in the comments!

Favorite Shoes: I definitely have been wearing my leopard tassel flats a ton this fall. They’re a great “neutral” and they go with all my fall outfits (including this quintessential fall outfit here). I got them last year at Target, but here’s an almost identical pair! 


Favorite Color for Fall: Maroon/wine/burgundy. I honestly can’t get enough! I already have this gorgeous wine-colored purse from Express (here) and this lipstick from Covergirl (here), but I’d also love to add this cozy sweater and this chic skirt to my maroon collection! And yes, I’ve now become “that blogger” who takes pictures of open lipsticks. Help me?

Favorite Album: Duh. It’s the Ryan Adams cover album of Taylor Swift’s 1989. I obviously love Taylor Swift’s original album, but this one is just as good and is such a different take on the emotions of the album. You’ve got to give it a listen!

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


  • This concept is awesome for even like a trip recap. I can’t wait to get back to Europe. I miss the amazingness over there. Every country seems to do baked goods better than anywhere else. Oh Bavarian bakery how I miss thee.

  • Brittany D

    Ditto on the book recommendation! All the Light We Cannot See was soooo good!

  • I think maybe we’re the same person? The book, the vests, hummus love, favorite fall color, and favorite Target scarves – check!