5 Looks I’m Lusting For: September

bb9916_5 Looks I'm Lusting ForAnother month underway means another month of sharing new looks I’m lusting for. I will say that ever since I cleared out my wardrobe this year, I’ve noticed my style has changed for the better. Before, I had no set of adjectives that described the style I wanted to portray. Now, I know my style consists of casual chic pieces that will never go out of style. My wardrobe is more centered around neutral hues like black, white, gray, tan, and creams with a mix of cooler tones like blues, purples, etc.

With this month’s “5 Looks I’m Lusting For,” I hope to show more photos that will reflect the style I’m moving toward at this stage of my life.

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Everything about this outfit is #FallGoals. I love the mix of the light tan cardigan, booties and hat against the soft white top, paired with denim. This look is a staple if you’re running errands, grabbing a cup of coffee with a friend, or spending the day shopping. I love versatile outfits like this for fall that are neutral, simple but you look put together.

 

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Emily is a bomb blogger for anything and everything related to fall-fashion inspiration. I love the cozy, casual yet chic looks she posts on her blog. I’m all about leggings for fall, so any opportunity I can wear them is essential for a go-to comfortable look. I love pairing gray and black together because it gives off a minimal vibe.

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I’m definitely into denim this fall because I love the different styles that are popping up in the fashion space for this season. I love the look of relaxed, slightly distressed denim for fall. I’m also loving the trend of long, knee-length cardigans for fall, which you can see more of in my fall fashion wish list here. Of course, you can never go wrong with a bulky scarf.

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Black and white with a pop of nude—what more could you ask for? The goal I want to achieve with my outfits for fall is a mix of comfortable clothing, but I still look like I have my life together. Emily does that with every single outfit on her blog. Personally, I’m loving the big, comfy sweaters that are like walking around with a blanket on you for the day.

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I always post an outfit that’s out of my comfort zone in terms of style or trends. The edgy vibe doesn’t suit my personality, but I’m always open to trying different things. For Nichole, this look suits her perfectly. I’m hoping to branch out a little more with the trends and style I have in my wardrobe like these edgy boots and tops with cut-outs in them.

What outfit is your favorite? What looks have you been lusting for fall? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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September Wish List

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Can anyone else believe we’re almost through the month of September? Since the fall season is almost here, I thought it would be fun to share some items on my fashion wish list for fall. Make sure to leave a comment sharing what’s on YOUR wish list for the month!

Long, Open-Front Cardigan: $25

I’ve been going through my closet, and I need more gray sweaters in my life. I’ve noticed that long, open-front cardigans have been everywhere on Pinterest and Instagram for fall. You know I’m going to jump on this trend because I love cozy and comfortable looks.

Tipped Bow Blouse: $49.50

I’ve been loving simple, clean-cut blouses that are perfect for any time of year. This cream blouse looks perfectly tailored. I’m hoping to invest in basic blouses like this one that are good quality because they will last a long time.

Crown Vintage Pilot Over-The-Knee Boots: $79.95

I don’t know why I haven’t jumped on the over-the-knee boot trend, but this is one of the top items on my current wish list. I’m all about wearing boots from September to March, so I’m hoping to add a pair in my shoe collection as soon as possible. I’m in love with these black suede

Striped Poncho Sweater: $79.50

It wouldn’t be a fall-inspired wish list without a sweater. I love that this sweater from Loft is a mix of a standard sweater with a poncho-style incorporated in it as well.

Plaid Midi Shirt Dress: $34.94

You can’t go wrong with a comfortable dress that works perfect for fall and winter. That’s why I am in love with this plaid midi shirt dress from Old Navy. Also, their prices are are incredible if you’re on budget. (But let’s be real, who isn’t looking to save some money?)

What clothing pieces are on your wish list right now? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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Fall Skin Essentials

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I try to update my skincare routine based on the seasons because the essentials I use in Spring and Summer are completely different from Fall and Winter. Make sure to leave a comment below telling me what your fall skincare essentials are! I want to thank Götz for sponsoring this post and sharing their product with me. Without it, I would have never known a difference one treatment could make to my skin.

1| Makeup Remover

I changed up my makeup remover for fall to an oil-based makeup remover that’s not so harsh on my skin, which is why I’ve been loving the boscia makeup-breakup cleansing oil. I would definitely recommend this if you want a remover that won’t irritate your skin and that will remove all your makeup easily.

2| Cleansers and Scrubs

Cetaphil’s face cleanser has been in my routine for five years and I’ve used Lush’s Cup o’ Coffee for over two years. I can say that both products are wonderful for fall. I treat my skin to a scrub because of the change in weather, but I don’t need to change my skin cleanser because it works well anytime of year. Both are great for normal to oily skin types.

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3| Moisturizer

Another set of products I’ve used for more than five years is the DayWear collection from Estēe Lauder. I’ve tried other moisturizers and serums over the years, but I’ve found that this collection works best for fall. Both products are incredibly hydrating but they don’t leave my skin oily or feel weighed down.

4| Treatments

Another newer product I’ve been loving this oxygen facial tonic from Götz. This product balances excessive oils in your skin, without drying out my skin for fall. It also helps soothe redness from blemishes. Let’s be honest, we all have pimples from time to time, so it’s nice to have a product in stock that helps treat any blemishes fast.

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After using the facial tonic for a month, I’ve noticed my pores are smaller, and I have less redness in the problem areas of my skin when I have breakouts. I love that it removes all impurities and leaves my skin feeling refreshed. If you’re interested in trying the product yourself, be sure to shop the facial tonic here!

What products have you been loving recently for your skincare routine? Leave a comment below so I can check them out!

 

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10 Fall Blog Post Ideas

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Is anyone else really excited for fall? Call me basic, but this is my favorite time of year; and although the season doesn’t (technically) begin until late September, you know I’ll be celebrating all month long.

That being said, I wanted to share a little fall blog inspiration but sharing some fall-themed blog posts ideas I plan to incorporate on the blog throughout the upcoming months. Make sure to leave a comment with your fall blog posts ideas for the season!

1| Fall Bucket List

Write about what seasonal activities you want to do during fall. Whether you want to go apple picking, go to a fall festival, go to a corn maze, etc. Share what’s on your fall bucket list!

2| Fall Fashion Inspiration

I’m all about fashion inspiration for every season of the year. Post some photos from your favorite bloggers on Instagram and share what has been inspiring your fall wardrobe.

3| Fall Beauty/Fashion Wish List

Are there any new beauty/fashion trends or products out for 2016? Create a wish list with the products you’re wishing for this season.

4| Test some Fall Pinterest Hacks

We’ve all seen Pinterest hacks whether they’re cooking, lifestyle or beauty. Put those hacks to the test and write a post about what worked and what was a fail.

5| Favorite Fall Beauty DIYs

Are there any fall-themed beauty DIYs you love to make for this time of year? Share them with your readers by writing a how-to post.

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6| Fall Beauty/Fashion Favorites/Must-Haves

At the end of each month, share what fall fashion and beauty items you loved. Or, share what your fall fashion and beauty essentials are for change in season.

7| Fall Date Night Ideas

Who doesn’t love to get a little inspiration for date nights? Create a list of fun, inexpensive date night ideas for fall and share them with your readers.

8| Fall Activities to do in Your City

Be a tourist in your town and write about things to do in the fall. Visit different fall festivals, the best spot for apple picking or finding pumpkins, or go on a fall beer tour.

9| Halloween DIY Costumes/Makeup.

What are some easy Halloween costumes can you DIY with minimal spending? Put together four or five different looks and share them leading up to Halloween.

10| Fall recipes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, etc.

From a homemade apple crisp to the best stuffing for Thanksgiving, there are so many unique recipes to enjoy during fall. Share some of your favorites for parties, holidays, etc.

What are some other fall-themed blog posts ideas you want to share on your blog this season?  Make sure to leave a comment below!

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5 Easy Beauty DIYs Using Honey

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve talked about some beauty DIYs. Once in awhile, I notice my skin, hair, etc. need a little extra TLC from the change in weather, and I know I have better results when I use all natural products like honey, coconut oil, and other natural ingredients.

The best part about these beauty DIYs is that you can easily make them at home with very little time and effort. I don’t know about you, but I love DIYs are that effective and simple.

Honey has so many wonderful properties for your skin and hair. It replenishes hydration and helps to heal any acne, scarring, etc. on your skin. If you want to treat your skin weekly, you can simply rub raw honey into your skin instead of washing your face in the morning or evening. It gives your skin a break from chemicals in face wash, and it helps soothe, clean, and treat your skin.

1| Hair Mask

Ingredients: Honey and Coconut Oil.

This treatment will hydrate your hair, repair some damage from hot tools, and it will give your hair extra shine! If your hair has been looking dull and lifeless like mine (tbh it’s not pretty) I would definitely recommend it.

2| Brightening Face Scrub

Ingredients: Honey, One Lemon, and Sugar.

I have been using lemon so much from drinking hot water with lemon in the morning, to making this DIY for a skin-brightening, face scrub. You only need three ingredients to create a scrub that will brighten your skin after a few treatments.

3| Cuticle Treatment

Ingredients: Honey, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Coconut Oil.

I don’t know about you guys, but I need to take better care of my nails! My nails and cuticles have been horrible recently because I don’t have time to keep up with them weekly. So, I treat myself to a little treatment every other week to keep them moisturized and maintained.

4| Sunburn Treatment

Ingredients: Honey and Aloe Vera.

Awhile back, I fell asleep outside for almost an hour without any sun protection. When I woke up—I had two lines of sunburn. I knew aloe vera and ice were essentials, but combining honey and aloe vera is helpful for relieving your skin. I would definitely recommend this if you experience sunburn.

5| Coffee Body Scrub

Ingredients: Honey, Coffee Grounds, Olive Oil, and Brown Sugar.

You all know how much I love to use body scrubs on a weekly basis. Recently, I’ve been taking a break from Lush’s Cup O’ Coffee to create a simple, DIY version myself. You only need a few ingredients to give your skin the treatment it deserves. This will remove dead skin cells and soften your skin.

I hope this gave you a little inspiration to try a new DIY treatment for your hair, skin, etc. Make sure to leave a comment if you try any of these DIYs, or if you have a different DIY you want to share.


What was your favorite DIY? What other DIYs have you been loving recently? Make sure to leave a comment below!

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