Apple Picking at Mackintosh Fruit Farm

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Apple Picking at Macintosh Fruit Farm

One of the things I was most excited to do when we moved to D.C. was go apple picking! There weren’t any apple orchards near us in Boca, and I really missed spending a crisp fall day amongst the trees. Thus, I was so excited to go out into the country when the weather cooled down last week. We went to Mackintosh Fruit Farm and had the best time!

Apple Picking at Macintosh Fruit Farm

The farm had a variety of apples, so we picked a few different kinds. They also had pumpkins, and in the summer they have berries.

Apple Picking at Macintosh Fruit Farm
Apple Picking at Macintosh Fruit Farm

They also had a restaurant with delicious sandwiches and barbecue, and homemade apple cider. It was delicious and so refreshing. We also took home fruit of the forest pie, which is my favorite and you can never find! I actually clapped when I saw it, haha. That and some apple cider doughnuts which are so yummy when you warm them up for 20 seconds in the microwave.

Apple Picking at Macintosh Fruit Farm

Aren’t apples beautiful?

Apple Picking at Macintosh Fruit Farm

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Have you gotten to go apple picking this year?

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Cozy Sweaters for Fall

Isn’t a cozy sweater simply the best? There’s a reason sweater weather is my favorites - they are so warm and cozy and look so flattering on everyone I think. I also love that a nice sweater is perfect for weekends and the office, and can be dressed up with a scarf or jewelry for an evening out. This season there are so many of them in such beautiful colors, here are all my favorites -

The leopard sweater is from Target and it’s under $20!

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Hello, World!

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Happy Friday

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I don’t know about you, but this week has required lots of coffee. We made it to the weekend though! Here’s to a couple relaxing days in the crisp fall air.

1. I’ve been looking for some new sunglasses, the big glamorous sized kind, and saw these Kate Spade sunglasses for almost a third what they are at department stores on Amazon. I love these and these.

2. I’m going to the LikeyoKNOW.it book tour in DC next week. You can sign up here for the tour here, it’s in a bunch of different cities and admission includes a book.  

3. Dyson released a new hair styler - a curling iron and blowout brush. It looks really cool and REALLY expensive. Check it out here.

4. I’ve been reading old school magazines lately and it’s so nice to flip through. I just received InStyle and the subscription is so cheap now! Around a dollar an issue.

5. Does anyone have any new TV show suggestions? I haven’t found any new programs that I like but there’s got to be some! 

6. Let’s go Red Sox! I think a World Series Championship is in our future, and you can’t convince me otherwise. 

Have a wonderful weekend!  

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Gal Meets Glam Dress Blanche for Fall

Gal Meets Glam Blanche Dress
Gal Meets Glam Blanche Dress

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite new fall dresses, the Gal Meets Glam Blanche dress. Aren’t the plaid and the bow just darling? I love all the details, from the cuffs at the end of the sleeves to the pockets to the thick plaid fabric. And did I mention the bow?

Gal Meets Glam Blanche Dress

The dress fits true to size. It is fitted around the waist, and the skirt doesn’t flair out as much as some of the other Gal Meets Glam dresses. The buttons on the front are faux, so you don’t have to worry about any gaping either. The fabric is quite thick, so even though it’s a dress I think you would be warm during a fall night, especially if you wore it with tights.

Gal Meets Glam Blanche Dress

I couldn’t resist pairing the bow on the Gal Meets Glam dress with the bow on my Lisi Lerch Charlotte Black Snaffle bag. I love this bag so much. I’ve had my eye on it ever since Carly wore it a few seasons ago, and it’s always been sold out. Lisi Lerch recently re-released it and I pounced. No buyer’s remorse here! It fits everything I need it to, goes with everything, and is so darn cute. I really love that the black bow makes it appropriate for winter pairings, and the basket weave make it perfect for summer.

Gal Meets Glam Blanche Dress
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What’s your favorite new outfit for fall?

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The 9 Best Not Scary Halloween Movies

I love Halloween! It’s not quite the same as being a kid and deciding what costume to wear for months on end, and I don’t get a bucket of free candy any more (such a bummer right?!) but it is still so fun to carve a pumpkin and a watch a themed movie. The only snag is that I can’t handle scary movies, so over the years I have become quite the connoisseur of movies that are Halloween-y but never scary.

Here are all the best non-scary Halloween movies:

What’s your favorite? Can you handle scary?

The 9 Best Not Scary Halloween Movies

1. it’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown - such a classic 

2.  Jurassic Park - the original or the Chris Pratt films 

3.  Hocus Pocus - I adore this movie, as probably all 90s children do

4.  The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - I can’t wait for this to drop on Netflix 

5. Practical Magic - Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kid,an, magic, what’s not to love? 

6.  Sabrina The Teenaged Witch - Sakem is my favorite 

7.  Halloweentown - A Disney channel classic 

8.  Ghostbusters (original) - a must see.

9. Ghistbusters (female cast remake) - I thought it was so funny, I love Kate McKinnon

What are your favorite Halloween movies? 

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10 Nail Polish Colors for Fall

I love the dark nail polish hues of fall. A dark blue or deep burgundy adds so much depth to an outfit, and instantly brightens my mood. Plus, it’s a relatively cheap and easy way to transition your wardrobe into Autumn. Here are my favorite 10 nail polish colors for fall-

10 Best Nail Polish Colors For Fall

1.  Essie in Say it Ain’t Soho

2.  Jin Soon in Fable

3.  Essie in Stop, Drop & Shop

4.  Deborah Lippmann in Waking Up in Vegas

5.  Smith & Cult in Tang Bang

6.  Opi in Black to Reality

7.  Opi in Ginger’s Revenge

8.  Essie in Booties on Broadway

9.  Essie in Cashmere Bathrobe 

10.  Sunday’s in 25, Dusty Rose

What colors do you like to wear?  And favorite brads? Essie is my favorite since it has such a great color payoff and doesn’t chip, and the names are so fun. 

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How to Wear Balloon Sleeves

Balloon Sleeve Dress

One of fall’s biggest trends is balloon sleeves. I have seen them on dresses, sweaters, t-shirts, even sweatshirts. I love the drama they add to the otherwise basic jeans and a sweater. They are also a lot easier to pull off then other dramatic sleeves, like tulip sleeves, and they don’t get in the way as much. I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I wear a ruffle sleeve I start to feel like a duster…

Balloon Sleeve Dress

I found this gorgeous green balloon sleeve dress at Anthropologie. It’s part of their Velvet by Graham & Spencer collaboration and I love it. It’s a thick cotton material, so it’s heavy enough for the fall but not too hot. The seam in the front adds shape to the dress so it feels rather fitted, and the v-neck is the perfect combination of low but not too low. I think the dress is relatively true to size - I sized down but didn’t feel like there was any significant difference between the S and the M. Finally, I like that the balloon sleeves add drama to the outfit without being at all over the top.

Balloon Sleeve Dress

I paired it with a scarf around my neck. These Anthropologie diamond scarves are so nice! They are under $20 and the prints on all of them are gorgeous. I also wore these rose gold pansy earrings (currently on sale). I’ve been really drawn to a vintage ascetic lately, and I think both the scarf and the earrings have a vintage charm while still being modern.

Balloon Sleeve Dress

Dress / Scarf / Earrings (on sale) / Bracelet / Similar Flats / Similar Bag

Are you currently embracing any fall trends? What’s your favorite?

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Sunday Reading

Salvador Ferragamo Glitter Shoes

Here are some articles I loved this week. I hope you enjoy them too!

The 20I8 Into The Gloss Top 25 Reader awards have been announced. Find the winners here and the process that went into picking all the products here.

I need a new handbag like I need a hole in the head but I still really love this one.

My mouth is watering looking at all this candy!

Aren’t these pumpkins gorgeous?

Jennifer Aniston’s lip liner

Great nail colors for fall

Atlantic x Pacific is launching a clothing collaboration!

It was so nice to hear a positive story about an airline, and Jenn looks incredible on top of it!

All the beauty products loved by Kim Kardashian’s former assistant

Have a wonderful day!

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Happy Friday!

Was that a quick week or what? I feel like once we reach October the rest of the year is a blur. There are so many activities and holidays, it is the start of my favorite time of year. Here’s some of the fun from this week-

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1. Kate Middleton is out of maternity leave and wore a gorgeous olive green sweater for one of her first engagements. J.Crew has one that looks very similar and it’s on clearance plus 40% off!

2. I’ve been loving everything apple recently. Here is a recipe for a delicious apple bread, and this big apple was delicious. Also I got this apple peeler and sliver on a whim and it saves SO MUCH TIME

3. Reese Witherspoon came out with a book, Whiskey in a Teacup, and after reading it I’m pretty sure she and I are friends (that’s how it reads anyway). If you are a fan too I highly recommend reading it.

4. I started knitting this hat for my husband and I can’t wait for him to get to wear it.

5. Since it’s October I’ve been enjoying things that are a little bit creepy (not scary, I can’t handle scary). I loved A Simple Favor, One of Us Is Lying and just started Something in the Water. Any recommendations?

Have a wonderful weekend!

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The Best New Beauty Products

There are so many greato new beauty products right now. The combination of the new fall season and the launch of holiday sets is a great combination for the beauty enthusiast, wouldn’t you say? I’ve scrolled through countless new arrivals pages and put together all the best new beauty products for all of you. What are your favorites?

The Best New Beauty Products

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  1. Amika Reset Exfoliating Jelly Shampoo, which exfoliates your scalp while you wash your hair and gets rid of product buildup while you shampoo.

  2. Amika - Reset Pink Charcoal Scalp Cleansing Oil helps clean and heal your scalp which we so often strip of its natural oils.

  3. DR. JART+ Dermask™ Foot Smoothing Mask - I think a foot treatment is a great way to heal your feet after the damage of sandals all summer long. This mask is a lot cheaper that Baby Foot and it heats up which I think is cool.

  4. NARS Eye Shadow Quad, Singapore - I swatched this new NARS eyeshadow in the store the other day and the colors are gorgeous. They have the perfect amount of sparkle for the nighttime, and the colors blend so as to be wearable.

  5. Summer Fridays - Overtime Mask - The Jet Lag mask was such a hit they made a new exfoliating one. You scrub your face and then let it sit to reveal smoother skin; plus it’s Clean at Sephora.

  6. Bobbi Brown Crushed Lipsticks - The color payoff on these new lipsticks is ridiculous. Plus the shades are so pretty. I’m just in love with them, and Sephora has a nice pink shade as a 100 point reward right now.

  7. Essie Fall 2018 Nail Polish - All of the new Essie colors are so good! I particularly like Booties on Broadway.

  8. Jewel Bath Bomb - I love that these bath bombs are shaped like jewels.

  9. Natasha Denona - Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette - I’m on an eyeshadow kick right now and I think these colors are so pretty and so unexpected. A bright eye pairs perfectly with fall neutrals like camel too.

  10. KAJA Kaja Mochi Glow Bouncy Highlighter - This highlighter is cream to powder which makes it easy to apply and the container makes it easy to stash in your purse. I also love the Mochi branding.

  11. Urban Decay Eyeliner Set - Urban Decay makes some of the best eyeliners and they come in every color. With this set you can test out all the best colors for fall.

  12. Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette - I think Charlotte Tilbury makes some of the best makeup on the market and I can’t wait to try out her new palette. Every shade looks gorgeous and the colors are grouped to help you achieve different looks.

  13. Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Spice - This is the perfect shade for fall and it’s super hydrating.

  14. KAJA Kaja Cheeky Stamp Blendable Blush - It’s a stamp that’s shaped like a heart, and then you blend it out. Isn’t that just so cute?!

  15. Real Techniques Makeup Brush Set - Real Techniques makes some of the best affordable makeup brushes on the market and this set has everything you need for under $20!

  16. Rifle Paper Co Beauty Pouch - I think this beauty pouch is just darling and it’s the perfect size to fit in your purse.

  17. Herbivore Prism Serum - This is an all natural serum that helps to exfoliate your skin, and all the experts review I’ve read say it actually works!

  18. Charlotte Tilbury Magic-Away Liquid Concealer - Last but not least the Charlotte Tilbury magic away is supposed to be amazing at providing good coverage without being too heavy. I swatched it in store and it really is light!

What new beauty are you most excited about?

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