My top 5 fashion/ beauty staples for FALL!

Oh, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Yes, I am a Fall/ Halloween lover and I couldn’t be more excited that Fall has almost arrived. Here are my top 5 fashion/ beauty staples for the Fall to help you get into the Fall spirit!

1. Dark Lipsticks

I enjoy darker lipstick shades on the daily, but the fall is their favorite time to shine! I love everything from dark plum shades to mauve purples to deep browns and even sometimes, blacks. There’s something about how wearing a dark lipstick makes you feel. Not only do I personally feel like a badass, but I don’t have to do much more to my face after applying a dark lipstick. The point of a dark lipstick is for it to take over the look and to stand out. Pair a dark lip with some bold brows and a little mascara and you’re good to go this fall! Get spooky!

Some of my favorite dark lipstick shades this season:

⁃ Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Potion” (VERY dark plum)

⁃ Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade “Lolita” (mauve rose)

2. Booties

When I think of fall, I think of booties. Booties are the perfect fashion staple that everyone needs in their fall wardrobe. With tons of different colors and finishes to choose from, it’s safe to say that you could have a pair of booties for every look, dressed up or down, this fall. My favorite booties are from Express. I got them last season and they have not let me down! They’re a dark red satin with a chunky heel and I absolutely love them! I can dress them up with some stockings and a cute black dress and I can dress them down with some jeans and a sweater. As stated in Elle magazine, “red is the color of Fall 2017” so I guess these babies are in and better than ever for their second fall season!

3. Scarves

Scarves are one of my favorite things about fall. I live in Upstate NY and when the fall weather finally arrives with its cool brisk air, a scarf is an absolute necessity not just for some added warmth, but for the fall fashion too of course! My favorite type of scarf is the infinity scarf. It’s simple and easy to throw on for an added pop of color and style. I try to keep my scarves a very neutral color so I can wear them with many different outfits. My 3 favorite scarf colors for the fall are olive green, gray, and black. These colors can be worn with so many other colors and patterns and work to pull an entire outfit together.

4. Blush

Fall in the Hudson Valley is something that everyone should experience once in their lifetime. The cool air, the colors, and the smells are like no other. When it comes to makeup, I like to keep it minimal. We already talked about the dark lips, but my other favorite staple is adding a pop of peachy or mauve blush to the cheeks. I love the pale look that the dark lip gives and adding a pop of blush gives the most perfect, just right, flushed look that balances perfectly with the dark lip.

5. Jeans

What would the fall be without jeans?! Jeans are probably the most popular fall wardrobe staple for men and woman, and rightfully so. Jean material against the colors of fall make for the most perfect picture. Yes, cut and ripped jeans are completely on trend for the Fall of 2017, so get on the waiting list and grab a pair to add to your fall wardrobe… asap!

My favorite jeans are from Express!

So here we have it, my top 5 fashion/ beauty staples for the Fall season. As I stated earlier, Fall is my absolute FAVORITE and here in Upstate NY it is still humid with a high of 80, so let’s hope that Mother Nature gets with it asap so I can really get into the fall spirit! I’m ready for campfires, hot cider, apple and pumpkin picking, falling leaves, the cool breeze, dark lipstick, and everything spooky! Stay tuned for some more Fall/ Halloween blogs in the coming weeks…

Stay spooky,

Stephanie

Update!

When I started blogging I felt completely lost. I felt confused and basically just depressed about a lot of things that were going on in my life. I started blogging and writing as a way to escape. I wrote about my problems and daily hardships that go along with being 20 something in this day and age, and I also wrote a few blogs on my past and I touched on some things that I’ve gone through in my life so far…

Since my last blog post a lot has happened. I went away to Florida for a month to spend some much needed alone time with my family. It was so nice to be able to relax, detox, and get myself in order again. I read books, I drank coffee in the mornings, I even went on a few runs and practiced some yoga. It was the perfect little escape that I truly needed and it came at the perfect time! While in Florida I unexpectedly started talking to someone. Right from the beginning, it felt right. Just from the first few weeks of texting and talking on the phone and really getting to know each other, I could tell that something really special was going to come about with this one, and boy was I right! I came back to New York from Florida in the beginning of August and can honestly say, I’ve never been happier.

“Everything happens for a reason” is a quote that I never could wrap my head around, until now. I went away to work on myself and I really took the time I needed to heal and benefit myself in ways I didn’t know possible and when I was least expecting it, someone more amazing then I could ever imagine walked into my life. Things truly fell into place for me in not only my love life, but all aspects of my life and I couldn’t be happier. My family absolutely loves my boyfriend, my relationship is going amazing, and I have the most amazing jobs. My work is really something that I take pride in and it is a very important part of who I am. I am now a nanny of 3 adorable little ones who I already love so much. It’s so nice to be able to spend my days with such caring, smart, and loving kids. I also work at a children’s gym called The Little Gym. It’s really cool that I’m able to go to work and essentially workout for a living. I’ve been eating better and obviously, working out more and I just feel great! Both jobs have been equally awesome and I’m so blessed to be able to say that I’m excited to go to work in the mornings!

If you’re feeling stuck in life, just hold tight. Things will always get better and life goes on. I feel so blessed to be able to wake up in the morning, happy and ready for what life has to throw at me. Keep your head up and always look at the brighter side of things…

Xoxo,

Stephanie