The Autumn Tag

Sunday, September 29, 2013


The green forest gives in to the persistent cooler air. Striking gemstone hues bespeckle the twisting turns and neighborhood sidewalks. Slowly the heat fades away completely and the days become short. Umbrellas and rain boots become necessary on most Fridays. Scarves replace sunglasses. Leaves line our pathway and cushion our steps until only the evergreens remain standing tall and emerald.
Favorite thing about autumn? The afternoon rainstorms, slightly cooler days and the wonderful way the trees begin to turn golden yellow and sunset orange.

Favorite drink? Homemade pumpkin spice lattes and real caramel apple cider. Here is a link to my fav Pumpkin Spice Recipe.

Favorite scent/ candle? I'm not the biggest fan of fall scents because they tend to be heavy and I prefer light scents. However, I really love the scent of apple pie spice and pumpkin pie spice.

Best lipstick? Rimmel's Kate Moss matte lipstick in 107. It is a pretty great wine red, perfect for autumn.

Go to moisturizer? Yes to Grapefruit correct & repair moisturizer. This moisturizer has a strange scent, but the benefits are wonderful and it doesn't irritate my skin (rare!).

Favorite music? Come back in a few days and see! I'm working on my October playlist, it should be done soon.

Go to color for eyes? Coppers, golds and pretty browns. I'm especially liking Urban Decay's eye shadow in smog right now.

Favorite outfit? Where I live yesterday was the first real cool day we have had. My favorite outfit for autumn days is skinny jeans, my Steve Madden combat boots, some cozy socks and an off the shoulder sweater with my favorite scarf from Italy.

Autumn treat? Raspberry cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream.

Favorite place to be? In a comfy leather chair by a large window in the library at my university or outside at a table by one of the many fountains on campus.

What is your favorite thing about autumn?

5 Favorites: September Edition

Sunday, September 15, 2013

This salad. Spinach and kale mix, with feta cheese, strawberries and raspberry walnut vinaigrette dressing.

I must admit that at first I was skeptical of these crease-less hair ties and was reluctant to pay the higher price. I finally caved and grabbed a pack of Kistch hair ties at a local boutique. They're great!
Once upon a time I was an elliptical, treadmill and yoga only girl. However, I recently kicked the elliptical to the curb and have started lifting 2-3 times a week during my workouts. I am already starting to see a difference. If you are considering weight lifting, but think you will look bulky, read this article.

Urban Decay's Naked Basics Palette. The looks that can be created with this palette are lovely. The shade Venus also works as a great highlight.

This month I have finally found little time to play World of Warcraft and explore Pandaria. If you don't know what World of Warcraft is, watch this trailer.

September Playlist

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Music of the month. Here is my September playlist!

From Diamonds to Sand