Wednesday, October 25, 2017

What I'm Loving For Late Fall

I love doing posts like this and sharing what I've been loving lately. They're items that I may not have purchased yet but are high on my wish list or they're pieces I have recently picked up and am loving! 

I'm not going to lie. I was a little disappointed with fall selections this year. I feel like this fall was a hodgepodge of trends for some of my favorite retailers. It seemed like there was an excess of off-the-shoulder items or items with holes in them (why?!?!?) or way too many ruffles. I am really picky with my clothes- if you haven't noticed. I try to stray away from trends. Some trends, I'll try, or I'll find a more subtle version of a trend. And every once in a while, I'll go completely out of my comfort zone. However, for the most part, my style is classic. So when retailers are just full of trends, it's really hard for me to find anything great. Did anyone else feel this way this fall?

BUT, I feel like there is finally a lot more selection and more classics coming out just in the last week or two. Think traditional tartans, velvet smoking slippers, cashmere knit sweaters, and more. I think it has to do with the holidays... there's always more to choose from! Which has me excited and more inspired to share a post like this (I haven't done one in a while!). 

Sunglasses// I bought this becausse I wanted a pair of classic black sunglasses. These definitely fit the bill. They're a little more than I typically spend on sunglasses (I usually stick to Ray-Ban), but since the French (and a classic shape/style), I decided I would splurge! Can't wait to wear them in Paris (hopefully it won't be too too rainy!). 

Cashmere Slippers// Can you believe these slippers are under $50?! I think these would make the best gift for the holidays for someone who may have everything. These are great because they won't take up much space in a suitcase!

Velvet Bow Flats// I remember seeing these a long time ago during the Fashion Week presentation and I have been thinking of them ever since. They're very pricey- even for Tory Burch, so I've held off, but I just might have to pull the trigger. The pumps are also fabulous!

Baume De Rose// This French line is a new favorite of mine. Their baume de rose is one of their most popular products. It's incredible. It's also pretty expensive. But for the holidays. they released a smaller pot which I think is a really great buy!

Swan Loafers// Aren't these SO cute?! They're decently dressy but offer the ultimate comfort. Now that's a party shoe I can get behind! 

Hand Cream// This is one of my go-to hand creams during the winter months. This particular bottle is also for a good cause. $4 from each bottle purchased goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Last year's was an incredibly calming lavender and this year it is their very popular rosemary mint scent. I LOVE putting this on my hands. It smells so good but is also super hydrating and dries quickly. It's not sticky or oily at all. 

Lip Treatment// I have noticed that I'm biting my lips- I think it's an anxious tick and I really need to stop! I really want to try this lip treatment to see if it helps! 

Faux Fur Stole// I bought this to wear in Paris. I'll be wearing a lot of black so I thought this would add some texture and interests to my outfits. Plus keep me warm!

Power Glow Peel// This is one of my skincare favorites, lately. It's incredible at exfoliating without over drying. I love the individually wrapped pads, too. They are perfect for travel. They're a splurge, but I really think they're worth it. They handle my acne and are anti-aging... hard to find a product that does both! 

Plaid Pajama Pants// These are under $20 and SO soft. I'm considering getting these for alllll of my friends for Christmas! I always think pajamas are such a great and 'safe' gift when you don't know what to buy for someone. I mean, you can never have too many pajamas, am I right?! If you're like me, then in the winter, as soon as you get home, you change into something comfortable and cozy! These totally fit the bill. 

Voluspa Candle// I just got a sample of this candle from Nordstrom and immediately bought the full size. I'm a huge fan of the Voluspa brand in general, but this scent is AMAZING. It somewhat reminds me of the Nest Holiday Candle, but even better (and it's cheaper!!). Couldn't recommend this candle more. My favorite Nest candle is this scent. I haven't been able to find anything similar (or cheaper). 

Lip Treatment// I have noticed that I'm biting my lips- I think it's an anxious tick and I really need to stop! I really want to try this lip treatment to see if it helps! 

Embroidered Clutch// I love this velvet clutch. The rich velvet and the contrasted gold embroidery really make it something special! I also love that it is spacious and the gold bow on top is just icing on the cake! 

Monogrammed Penguin Cocktail Shaker// I have too many cocktail shakers as it is, but HOW CUTE! It looks like a vintage penguin shaker and even better, this one can be monogrammed!

SHE Coffee Table Book// This is the newest coffee table book from Kate Spade. I was just sent it this week and it is BEAUTIFUL! It's under $50 so it would make a great Christmas gift for the Kate Spade lover! Inside of the book, there are 50 women that are profiled and are muses of the Kate Spade brand. 


Christy said...

I'm super disappointed by the lack of tweed this fall season. I also really wish Lilly would go back to it's early 2000's/late 90's era of actually putting out fall clothes- browns with hot pinks, etc. I'm with you, not much I'm loving this season either.

Summer Wind said...

Christy- totally agree! And not much fair isle either!!! :(

Lauren Scorzafava said...

Those loafers are great! I'm totally with you though I'm not huge on "trends" or what's "in". I try to keep it classic with some unique items here and there.

Lauren Elizabeth
Petite in Pearls

Lauren said...

Love the swan loafers and Old Navy always has the cutest pajama pants!



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