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6 Fall Must-Haves

Fall Must Haves

When I think of Fall, I think of pumpkins, apples, warm colours, and cozy knits.  Here are a few of my Fall must-haves.

1. Bath and Body Works Mini Candle in “Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin”

When it comes to candles, I’m typically more of a vanilla/musk/men’s cologne type of gal, but I have been absolutely loving this Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candle as of late.  Picture a fresh pumpkin pie baking in the oven mixed with a hit of vanilla (mmmm, right?!).  I love that it fills the house with fragrance, but isn’t overpowering/headache inducing.  I own this candle in the 3-wick version, but how cute is this mini version? Perfect for testing out the scent!

2. Old Navy Patterned Sweater Cape in “Warm Multi”

Capes are huge for fall this year, and I’m in love with the Aztec-inspired pattern on this one from Old Navy.  What’s great about this cape is that you can wear it many different ways: over top of a chambray shirt, a sweater, a dress, and beyond.  It can be a statement piece that inspires the rest of your outfit, or simply an extra layer you leave at your desk during the day for when the office is chilly.  It’s versatile, affordable, and the perfect cozy material for Fall. And while I’m still a huge fan of the blanket scarf, this is a fun alternative.

3. Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in “Brandy” 

When it comes to lip colours, I simply can’t resist a good berry tone.  This one from Bite Beauty is perfect for Fall.  Described as a “muted raspberry”, it’s super pigmented, applies smoothly, and has a matte finish.  The crayon-style applicator allows you to line your lips easily before filling them in, and the colour has serious staying power. For mornings that are getting increasingly darker (and when you start using the “snooze” button more often), simply pair this shade with some mascara and you’re good to go.  I’ve blogged previously about Bite Beauty and their use of food-grade ingredients; I’ve become a big fan and highly recommend trying them out!

4. Grove Square Spiced Single Serve Hot Apple Cider 

If Fall were a drink, it would be a nice hot glass of apple cider.  These k-cups are a super fast, easy, and convenient way to enjoy this seasonal classic at home, without having to make a full pot.  If you’re feeling fancy you can even add some cinnamon sticks or orange slices.  Yum!

5. Forever 21 Leaf Statement Necklace

There’s something so very “Greek Goddess” about nature-inspired jewelry, and this gorgeous one from Forever 21 is just $12.90!  What’s great is that, while it’s perfect for this time of year, it can actually be worn year-round.  And because a statement necklace makes, well, such a statement, it can be worn with the simplest of outfits (hello button-up and dress pants) for those not-so-easy Fall Monday mornings.  If you’re feeling a little more energetic, picture this necklace paired with a buttoned-up chambray shirt, a top-knot, a berry lip, and hey, maybe even the cape from Old Navy!

6. Mark’s Work Warehouse “Brooklyn” Mid-Rise Plaid Rain Boot

Buffalo plaid.  Need I say more? These fun rain boots from Mark’s Work Warehouse are perfect for Fall’s rainy days.  Even better? They are treated with antimicrobial technology to ensure they stay smelling and looking fresh.  I own a pair, and wore mine recently to go apple picking!

What are your essentials for Fall?  Let me know in the comments below!

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Instagram Loop Giveaway! 9 Bloggers. 9 Prizes.

Loop Giveaway

Remember the blanket scarves I mentioned on Day Eighteen of my gift guide?  Here’s your chance to win one!  I’ve teamed up with 8 other awesome bloggers to give away some of our favourite things: that means you have 9 chances to win!  I’ll be giving away the American Eagle Blanket Scarf in “Buff” (shown above)!
Steps to enter are as follows:
1. Follow @elyse270 on Instagram.
2. Like the giveaway photo.
3. Comment below the photo, answering the following: “What is the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever received?”.  This is how I’ll know you’ve entered.  Tag a friend for a bonus entry!
4. Tap the photo to see where you go next.  In order to qualify you must follow each of the bloggers involved.
I will pick a name randomly from those who have entered. The contest runs for 48 hours and will begin Tuesday, December 16th at 8:00pm EST (and end Thurs at 8 PM EST).

WhatDidSheFind Gift Guide: Day Eighteen

Photos and logo from AE.com

Photos and logo from AE.com

One of this season’s hottest trends, the blanket scarf, is a fashion piece that works double-time.  Wear it around your neck for a comfy-cozy look, or open it up and use it as a blanket when you catch a case of the winter chills.  Many stores are creating their own signature patterns and colours, and some of my favourites can be found at American Eagle/Aerie.  Shown above (from left to right) are “Holiday Red”, “Buff” (I purchased this one), and “Royal Navy”.  These scarves are 100% acrylic, super-soft, and are extremely billowy and voluminous: they measure 59 X 59 inches!  You can purchase these online (however they sell out fast!), or in-store (I’ve seen them in quite a few) from American Eagle or Aerie on sale for around $25.00.  Pair one of these with a cute mug and some cozy socks, and you’ve got the perfect gift!

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