Sunday, September 28, 2014

September Wishlist

Fall always has me gravitate towards plaids/flannel, Halloween themed items, and other autumn accessories, naturally. I really want an autumn leaf crown. I think it definitely outdoes a flower crown. There are some cute ones on Etsy, but the one below is probably my favorite of the ones I found.

I love space -themed stuff and I really love the solar system necklace that I came across. It's beautiful, but sort of pricey. :\ ModCloth has a new space print dress that is coming soon that I really want, too. Space is awesome! :D

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I'm also in need of some new booties. I only have brown or black boots, so I'd like to get other colors just to change it up a bit sometimes. Also, I can't ever resist novelty print tights or Halloween stuff, so the combination of the two is twice as hard to resist. I really want the bat and pumpkin ones from ASOS, and I just might end up ordering them. Lastly, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE MARAUDER'S MAP DRESS?! I want it so bad, but now it's out of stock. :( I guess I'll have to wait until it's back in stock at some point....if it ever is. It's such a great Harry Potter-themed item. I would definitely want to wear it when I go back to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It'd be perfect! :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Golden Apple

Here we go! The first autumn post! Squeeee! I'm happy to say that I've been apple picking already. Sarah and I have been wanting to do a shoot together since the spring. We were going to do a really colorful and bright springtime look, but then we never had time. We were going to do one in the summer, but our days off never matched up. Finally, we found a day last week where we were both free and we took advantage of it!

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I wanted her to do my makeup with all the colors of autumn and sort of make me look like an autumn leaf. I wanted it to be intense, yet not too over the top. I think she did an amazing job, and I was extremely happy with the results. I especially loved the lips and how she dabbed some gold eye shadow on top of the lipstick for a different look.

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We decided it'd be perfect to do the shoot in an apple orchard, and I'm so happy we did. I love how the makeup and outfit looked against the colors of the setting. I'm also glad that it was overcast so that we had even lighting and no weird shadows. Sometimes sun is great for photos, but I usually prefer an overcast sky.

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I didn't pick too many apples. I was going to use them to make apple crisp, but since I am going to be picking more at a different orchard this weekend, I've just been slowly snacking on them. My favorite type of apple is Gala, but I also like McIntosh because it's just so nostalgic and classic to me. Whenever we went on field trips to the orchard at school when I was little, we'd pick McIntosh. I love Golden Delicious and Fuji apples too. I like the sweeter varieties. The worst one is Red Delicious because they're just so bland and gross. NEVER PICK THEM....or buy them...or let them touch your tongue. You've been warned.

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I haven't really been in a baking sort of mood, lately. I have all of the ingredients needed to make pumpkin bread or chocolate chip cookies or apple crisp, but I can never seem to get around to baking anything. I always get caught up reading or doing homework or looking at things online. I also started doing the Focus T25 workout, so I need time for that. It's only 25 minutes, which is AWESOME, but it can still take a lot out of you. I was seeing some improvement and results just after the first week. I'm halfway through the second week now. I've been really motivated and dedicated with it so far, so I hope it stays that way. It's hard when you start to dread doing something.

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We also got some pictures by the pumpkins, because PUMPKINS. I get this childlike excitement when I see pumpkins, especially for the first time of the season. It just makes it even more apparent that it's the best time of the year again. I can't wait to see what October has in store, leaf-wise and event-wise!

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Dress & Belt: Lily Rose//Tights: Simply Vera by Vera Wang//Shoes: Payless (thrifted)//Necklace: c/o Lisa Leonard Designs
I'm so glad that fall is finally here. It always goes by so fast, so I always try to cram as many fall outings into it as I can. I also try to find new things to do, but it's tough when it's all usually apple festivals and/or pumpkin festivals and haunted attractions. If you have any suggestions, definitely let me know!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Past Autumn Outfit Favorites

Happy Fall! Today's the official first day of autumn, and I'm super excited about it. I had a pumpkin spice vanilla chai latte on Sunday, and it was AWESOME. I was going to go apple picking, but the weather was really disgusting and there were flies everywhere and it just wasn't good. I'm going to go this weekend instead! I'm looking forward to the season ahead, and I can't wait to have a ton of adventures full of autumny goodness. :)
To celebrate, here are some of my favorite outfits from past autumns:
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"Delicious Autumn! My Very Soul is Wedded To It!"
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Flannel and Primaries

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Light

Part two of hanging out with Chris, Nadia and Jon a couple of weekends ago was getting some gelato and then hanging out by the lighthouse. We actually all got to watch the sunset together and we got lucky because it was a really pretty one.

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I changed into something more comfortable and nautical since we were going to be by the lighthouse. I really love my green skirt that I got from Boohoo a while ago, and I just recently ordered it in navy since I needed a navy skirt. It's just so comfortable and it's the perfect shape and length. I want to get it in black as well. They are always having some sort of sale, which is awesome! I got the blue one for 25% off!

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I love watching the sunset, especially over the ocean where you have such a wide expanse of sky to view it in. It's just so beautiful and it's crazy how much the colors change as it progresses. I love when it looks like a painting, which it did this night.

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This is the last summery outfit of the year! The temperatures have finally cooled down and sweater and tights weather has begun! :D I already did an autumny shoot with Sarah. She did my make-up using all sorts of awesome autumny colors, and I can't wait to share the photos here. I also can't wait to dye my hair dark again in a couple of weeks. I sort of want to dye it permanently dark, but I'm always nervous that I will miss my natural color and then when I go to grow it out, it'll look weird or I'd have to cut it short when I'm trying to grow it longer. So...demi-permanent it is! I could always re-dye it if I still want to keep the color longer.

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Top: H&M//Skirt: Boohoo//Shoes: Payless
Once it's dyed, Sarah and I are going to do another spooky shoot like we did last year, but with a different look. We already have an idea of what we want. Ugh...this is the best time of the year. I really feel in my element the most when it's fall. Maybe it's because I'm an October baby? Who knows. I just know that I'm the happiest when the leaves are turning, there's apples and pumpkins to be picked, and I can wear layers without a coat and feel comfortable. That's when I feel the most inspired.