Favorite Favorites, October 2016

Where is 2016 going and how am I already packing up my Halloween costume again (here if you missed it)? October is over, and now we’ve reached the mad rush of the holiday season! Eeeep! But for now, let’s spend another post reflecting on glorious October and my monthly favorites!

The gift guides can wait til tomorrow (no really, they’re starting tomorrow)! ;)

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Favorite CandleFlannel from Bath and Body Works. Just like Crisp Morning Air from the August favorite favorites, this is a perfect fall candle and literally smells like cuddling up with a blanket at someone’s fancy log cabin in the autumn woods. If someone actually has one of those and wants to invite me over, please let me know. I’ll come, and I’ll bring this candle for you! ;)

ps. The background is The Husband’s J.Crew Factory plaid shirt. Get one for the guy you love (or yourself) here.

Favorite Nail Polish Color: I tried another shade this month from the Essie Gel Couture collection (“Bubbles Only” – a darker red), and it was fine, but I still keep coming back to my all-time favorite, “Rock the Runway,” which is a perfect candy apple red.

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Favorite Color for Fall: Green! Olive green, forest green, moss green. All of the dark greens (except kale…pass on kale) in my closet, please! I can’t get enough of the color lately, and have rounded up some of my favorites below!

Favorite Treat: Reese’s Pumpkins. Why are these the best? Someone explain (and yes, it likely has to do with the peanut butter to chocolate ratio).

Favorite Book:  11/22/63 by Stephen King. Well, it’s more like the only one that I read in all of October, but don’t worry, it was SUPER good and long! It took me most of the summer and most of my European flights to get through. I’ve been really into Stephen King’s writing lately (though I don’t always love his endings), and this one is all about time travel and stopping the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The details that he includes and the research that must have gone into this one…I can’t even imagine! Highly recommended!

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Favorite City: Oh, Prague. You’re a looker, and my favorite city from our entire trip! I’ll have more on the fine city of Prague in a future post! But for now, apparently all the white swans in the world live in Prague (#falsefact)…I mean seriously, have you ever seen so many in one place?!

Favorite Accessory: This tote purse from Sole Society looks EXACTLY like the Madewell transport tote but for half the price! And it comes in three different colors (black, tan, and oxblood).

Batiste Brunette Dry Shampoo

Favorite Beauty Product: Batiste Brunette Dry Shampoo. Ummmm, life-changing. I had never been one to get the hype of dry shampoo, but this product changed allllll of that. This is actually my second bottle/can of the spray, and I’m definitely a convert. And for you blondes out there? They make one specifically for you too, but I can’t confirm how great it may/may not be. Because I was only a blonde for Halloween…not real life! ;)


Favorite Clothing Item: My new brown corduroy blazer from J.Crew (here). Definitely worth the price given the quality, fit, and the fact that I can wear it with EVERYTHING!

Favorite Outfit: My favorite outfit of mine from all of October was this easy stripe and corduroy skirt combination. Because you can’t go wrong with stripes (truth) or black and brown combos (okay, that you can go wrong with)!

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

ps. None of this is sponsored, and all of the favorite products reviewed were purchased by me (or me and The Husband when I slip them into the grocery cart)! ;)

  • Erin

    I also love the Batiste divine dark dry shampoo. It’s the fourth brand I’ve tried and the only one I’ve loved. It doesn’t leave a weird feeling in my hair or make me look prematurely gray. It actually makes my hair look and feel washed.

  • Hendrik got 5 Reeses pumpkins in his trick or treating… unfortunately he really has a great handle on numbers for a 3-year-old and would totally notice if one were missing… And I loved 11/22/63 – would hesitate to take it as vacation reading though only because it is HUGE. I need that suitcase space for other stuff – thank goodness for Kindles :)