Do you love the seasonal shift from summer to fall? I’ve finally tucked away my coral and pink frocks and have resurfaced my fall favorites: oversized sweaters and sherpa-lined boots are among my seasonal staples. As much as I love my closet’s classics, I have a major itch to go shopping for new styles and hues. I’ve perused the interwebs for fall fashion and beauty products that I am completely obsessed with. I think you will be, too!
From affordable handbags to a shimmering body lotion by Rihanna, read on to see what’s hot!
Looking at this bag, it is hard to believe it is not from an expensive designer collection. Can you believe that this is from Target? Behold your favorite faux leather bag of the season, the Everyday Essentials Saddle Crossbody Bag – A New Day in Burgundy.
This gorgeous burgundy shade is the perfect color for fall and winter and is just the right size to use every day. For just $30, this bag will garner many compliments. I feel like this bag will sell out soon, do you get that feeling, too?
Snakeskin designs are really big this season, but it is too easy to go “cheesy” if you wear too much of it. If you love the print, but don’t want to go too bold, opt for a tote like this Legoiri Tote Bag with Faux Snake Skin from Aldo. The neutral browns in the bag won’t clash with your attire, and with the gold hardware accents, it adds a touch of class. This bag also won’t break the bank coming in at just $55.
Sweaters & Turtlenecks
There’s nothing better than the perfect cozy sweater. Sweater weather is in full force across the map, and I’m sure this H&M Knit Wool-blend Sweater in Beige Melange is flying off the shelves. This v-neck sweater will look perfect with a simple pair of jeans and boots. If this soft beige color isn’t your forte, you will be glad to know the same sweater is also available in green, pink and dark beige. Get yours at H&M for $69.99.
Very recently, I had a conversation with my 83-year-old uncle about the awesomeness of turtlenecks. As far as we knew, they remained out of fashion–until now. This sleek and updated version of the turtleneck is a refreshing sight to see! You also won’t believe the price: $9.99! The H&M Modal Turtleneck Top is so reasonable in price, you can be sure these will disappear soon. Just to note, the floral print is on top of a dark green background. So beautiful and interesting to look at!
Fashionably Warm Jackets
I love an oversized puffer jacket for those windy days and nights, but I also want to stay fashionable and non-bulky when wearing one. This Anthropologie online exclusive Oversized Wrap Puffer Jacket in Blue Fog from Avec Les Filles is so body flattering and at the same time offers shelter from the elements. I absolutely adore this powdery shade of blue, but it is also available in a bright “melt away the snow” shade of mango for $159.
As much as I was surprised to see turtlenecks make a comeback, I was equally as surprised to see snakeskin print return in a classy new way. Bringing “vintage” snakeskin print to this moto-style jacket is just brilliant! This Free People Snakeskin Fenix Vegan Jacket is just the thing to throw on when you are going out of the door in an LBD and heels or a t-shirt and jeans. It definitely serves the cool factor! This vegan baddie will set you back $198, but I feel that the print is subtle enough to carry you through more than one season.
The Perfect Jeans for Cold Weather
I didn’t know that I needed another pair of jeans until I saw these from Levi’s. There is something a bit special about this particular pair of 711 Skinnys–they hold innovative technology to help keep your body heat in! How’s that for the perfect colder weather pair of jeans? I can’t wait to try these out with an oversized sweater or , hey, tuck in a turtleneck!
Lipstick for the Season
Yes, there is a lipstick that looks good on just about anyone! I always opt for warmer and a bit darker shades when transitioning my summer makeup into fall. Since my lips tend to get dry in the colder months, I usually go for a lip color that adds a bit of moisture but provides rich color at the same time.
If you’ve tried lipstick by Bobbi Brown, you will know it feels luscious! I instantly fell in love with this glossy lip look using the Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick in Bold Honey. The slimline case is easy to slip into a clutch for nighttime or into your office bag for touchups.
A major lipstick staple in my fall collection is a fully pigmented liquid lipstick in a dark cherry or burgundy. I’ve recently become introduced to indie makeup brand Deck of Scarlet, and I am very impressed with their offerings. The brand offers monthly subscription-based makeup boxes, but you can buy their Deck of Scarlet Matte Velvet Lip Color in Sin separately for $23 each. This longwear formula will last you through wine tasting with the girls to a long day at the office.
I can’t always find the time to see a facialist or fully pamper myself. In the colder months, my face looks and feels very dry, and this tends to age me quite a bit. If I don’t maintain my face, it definitely shows! A quick solution for those that want a spa-quality luxury mask that they only need to use once per week, then you’ve found the Nuvesse Deep Hydrating & Brightening Regimen Mask Kit.
What I love about these serum-infused masks is that they immediately plump my skin and leave my face soft and full of hydration. The kit includes a serum roller, made with the same stuff they put in the masks, that you can use to touch up with before your next mask. Brilliant! Another added bonus is that the masks are cruelty-free, paraben-free and gluten-free! Not full of any junk fillers. An entire month’s worth of mask treatments is $105, less than the price my facialst charges for one session.
In the Mood for Red
Changing my hair color to match my mood is something I practice often. I also love the richness of red hair in the fall sun, my favorite hair color to wear for the season. I don’t often find stunning red hair dye in my grocery store, but you can count on L’Oreal Paris Feria Power Red Hair Dye in R68 to deliver. This auburn brown shade isn’t too “Pennywise the Clown” red, but it is sure bright enough to turn heads. If you are daring to go red this season, give L’Oreal Feria’s Power Reds a try for $9.99.
I am really picky about nail polish. I have to be very impressed with the quality and color in order to buy polish in a bottle. Since I already go in twice a month to a salon for gel color, it’s rare for me to find a shade so unique that it pulls me away from my precious gel polish. Ciate is THE brand that usually beckons my call for uniqueness and really cool shades. The latest collection to catch my eye is the Geology Collection, that features this amazing metallic shade called Moondust. This shade takes on a purple base with gold reflects–very multidimensional!
You can get your own intergalactic nail color from Ciate for $14.
Boldly go where no eyeshadow has gone before! This very affordable Bye Bye Birdie 12-pan eyeshadow palette from ColourPop has everything you need to create beautiful bold looks, or subtle shimmery looks, depending on the occasion. I was most excited about the variety of textures you receive: matte, metallic, pressed glitter and their amazing and creamy Super Shock formula. You won’t need to use AfterPay for this gem as it is only $14.40.
I’ve been on a weight loss journey these past few months and all I can think about is being able to feel comfortable in form-fitting dresses on my birthday and on New Year’s Eve. One of my favorite secrets is to use a shimmering body gel or spray on the legs, arms, and across my chest to create an illusion of a slimmer body (that and a spray tan!). When I saw that Rihanna created the FENTY Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer, I was delighted!
The product was created in the shade Trophy Wife, the same gold as Rihanna’s famous highlighter compact. Designed for all skin tones, this luminizer is going to be a bigger hit than the Thanksgiving turkey!