Fall, my favorite season by far, is in full swing…and that means plenty of falltivities and fashionable fun. I have been looking up fun DIYs, mapping the nearest pumpkin patches and testing out seasonal recipes for weeks, and now I’m officially ready for October! These are the brand you need to know about, and ones I am relying on, to get us all through to Halloween fashionably, festively and full of falltivity spirit.
I am a big proponent of a more casual style, and now graphic tees are all the rage from street style to the catwalk. We love a brand that can be trendy and support a good cause at the same time. Enjoy Essential Clothing provides a meal to someone in need with every tank purchased thanks to the one shirt sold = one meal donated program. With fun phrases and seriously soft fabric, these are perfect for lounging at a girls night in or layering under a chambray shirt for apple picking.
I am still (yes still) decorating and updating my new apartment this month. Our partnership with Pittsburgh Paints is helping add some color to my room, but I’m also planning an epic gallery wall for our dining room. I have been using Belle & June’s home decor site for a while now and love the Pigeon and Poodle frames because they’re sturdy but still cute for my shelves. These pearlized pink frames are adding a nice pop of color paired amongst the neutral ivory.
The nights are getting shorter and darker this month and that means our wine is too. Besieged Wine is dark, rich and deliciously tasty, plus the bottle has a vibe perfect for your at-home Halloween party. It’s red blend from Sonoma County, so it is might even be worth a trip out there to see the Ravenswood Winery in person (such a tough trip we know 😉
While we’d all like to believe we’re going to be young forever, sometimes girls need a little reminder. Charriol’s Forever Young line of bracelets and rings is doing just that for me. I remember layering up bracelets as a kid, and I’m doing that again! But this time I’d recommend their rose gold or stainless steel two-tone options to layer with a watch or stack up for a full arm party.
Nothing quite says autumn like a baggy plaid shirts cuddled up by the fire. And my favorite plaid shirt for the season – whether I’m hosting a Halloween movie night or finding my perfect pumpkin – comes from PPLA Clothing. All their designs are comfortable but cut to flatter with fun patterns I’m dying to layer up with leggings and boots.
To go with a new style, we’re also looking for a new scent. Having a classic perfume is something lots of fashion leaders suggest, and while we always have our favorites, this season I am looking to find my new go-to scent. First on my list to try was Lifted Perfume, which I love for the fall. It’s the perfect combination of sweet with touches of jasmine and orange, but also a subtle sexiness thanks to their addition of sandalwood. Girly but strong – just like you!
No matter the season, dry shampoo is a daily must-have for me. I always have a travel size in my purse and a few in my room/bathroom. Right now I love Wella EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo, that give serious lift but also holds styles without making hair crunchy. The line also features Perfect Me Lightweight BB Lotion. This delicate lotion pampers strands with moisture and helps repair dry, stressed tresses, plus tames flyaways (huge!)
Last but not least, our editor Ali Shelton is training for the marathon and I’m doing a skinny jeans challenge for the next month, so we have both been on the look out for fun work out clothes. We’ve highlighted other favorites before but found Cory Vines last month and have loved the lightweight designs! They’re breathable neutrals that you can definitely wear outside the gym. This open back sweater is by far our favorite look.