Fall Favorites

September 23, 2015

The leaves are changing, the sweaters are slowly emerging from the back of our closets, and that crisp cool weather has returned. Today, Wednesday, September 23rd, is the first official day of Fall! 

Unfortunately, all of those many Autumnal occurrences that many of us experience in this season aren’t very common in the great state of Texas. Today’s temperature high is 92, so no sweaters will be worn today, but for those of you lucky ducks who are already experiencing typical fall weather YOU WEAR THOSE SWEATERS!

This is the first fall in my short adult life that I am not in school and it feels a bit odd to be honest. In the spirit of my fellow bloggers/vloggers I have decided to participate in the Fall Favorites Tag and list some of my current favorites in my recent post grad life.

If you aren’t familiar with this tag, it’s basically just the things that I feel are my Autumnal necessities/favorites. Since this is Feather + Steele’s first post, we haven’t followed the “tag etiquette” per say. But, all of you lucky guys and gals who subscribed to our email list had the opportunity to be a part of this tag and we chose the most popular answers. We give the people what they want.

Crisp Apple Candle - Feather + Steele

One of the most requested favorites was candles! I am always in the mood for candles especially as it gets closer to the holidays. Currently, my favorite candle is Crisp Apple by Village Candle. This candle is incredible, it smells like you've just taken a bite out of a perfect red apple. As soon as I bought this candle, I ran home and burned it for a good couple of hours and I was not disappointed.

Lolita - Feather + Steele

Lolita Swatch - Feather + Steele

This next favorite, as you can obviously tell, is lip color. My favorite lip color this fall is Kat Von D's Lolita. This lip color is the perfect dark rosy nude and I would wear it everyday for the rest of my life. I know there has been a lot of debate around this particular lip stick. I originally had purchased the full size and was not very happy with how brown it was, although I still love it. A couple of months later, I recieved a sample size of Lolita in the mail. One day, I used the smaller size instead of the full size and I was pleasantly surprised. This baby Lolita was much rosier and exactly what I had expected when I originally purchased the liquid lipstick. I don't blame you if you don't want to take your chances on the Lolita batches but if you really want a rosier color, just wait. Kat Von D announced that she will soon be releasing Lolita II, Lolita's "rosier alter ego."

Tory Burch Perfume - Feather + Steele

My next favorite was really hard because I have so many favorite scents. As of late, Tory Burch's Eau de Parfum has been my go to perfume. I never really buy full size perfumes because I have a million and one perfume samples, but I may consider buying this one. The scent is just so crisp and classic, it reminds me of plaid scarves and denim (whatever that smells like.) But, seriously, this perfume is perfection.

Favorite Fall Tradition - Feather + Steele

My next favorite my seem like an odd one: fall tradition. Ever since I can remember my mom has made my sisters and me mac n' cheese and chopped up hotdogs on Halloween. Now, if anyone knows me at all they know how big of an aversion I have for hotdogs. BUT, chopped up hotdogs and mac n' cheese before halloween are my loophole. Don't ask me the reason why this is my favorite tradition. IT JUST IS.

Revlon Gel Nail Polish - Feather + Steele

I think I may be late to the game but I've been so obsessed with these nail polishes lately! I love my $30 shellac manicure as much as the next girl but mama can't afford weekly manicures. I picked up these Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy polishes the other day and I was immediately hooked. These make my nails look so professional and the Queen of Hearts shade is gorgeous (especially for fall.) The only downside is that there aren't that many colors.

Twenty One Pilots - Feather + Steele

Now this favorite was incredibly easy. My favorite album of all time is Vessel by Twenty One Pilots. I could listen to this album on repeat forever and never get tired of it. There's something about Tyler Joseph's voice that can completely calm me and take me out of the worst of moods. Also, their live show was one probably at the top of my list of best concerts, so listening to their album just takes me back to their show all over again.

My next favorite is my favorite fall food. I love everything pumpkin, but pumpkin cheesecake is hands down my all-time favorite fall food. I absolutely love the mini pumpkin cheesecakes from Central Market. I guarantee that these little cakes will change your life.

This favorite was extremely hard to decide on, so I cheated. I'm obviously obsessed with anything Shonda Rhimes produces, so my favorite fall TV shows are Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder. I just recently joined the HTGAWM bandwagon, and I have no ragrets. If you haven't given this show a chance, I suggest you do. The first season is currently on Netflix, and you will definitely be hooked from the very first episode.

I am all about that Starbucks PSL but sometimes I'm not in the mood for such a sweet drink and I've found myself choosing Starbucks' newest fall latte: the Toasted Graham Latte. Starbucks describes their newest addition to their menu as "Graham and sweet cream meet steamed milk and our signature espresso, then are finished off with a sprinkling of cinnamon graham crumbles for a less sweet perfect treat." PSL is definitely their star fall drink with a cult following but the TGL is definitely giving it a run for its money.

Leather Jacket - Feather + Steele

Like I mentioned earlier, I live in Texas, so chances are I won't be busting out the leather jackets until late October. That being said, once the weather allows it, I will be reaching for my favorite tan leather jacket. I purchased this jacket a few years back and I'm so glad I did. This is one of my more insulated jackets and literally goes with everything. Every girl needs one good leather jacket, or four, right?

Francesca Riding Boots - Feather + Steele

Fall is all about the boots. My go to boots are these grey riding boots from Francesca's. I pair them with jeans, skirts, dresses. I pretty much can wear them with anything. They keep me warm, give me a comfortable heel, and help me jump on that riding boot trend that fall is all about. They also have a western vibe about them, so perfect for fall time in Texas.

Hempz Lotion - Feather + Steele

My last favorite, but maybe my top favorite is my favorite lotion. I fell in love with this lotion years ago but recently rekindled our budding romance. The Hempz original herbal body moisturizer is my hands down favorite lotion for its scent and it moisturizing abilities. You have to smell it for yourself to know the exact scent because it is indescribable. This lotion is 100% organic hemp seed oil blended with natural extracts to give your skin that extra healthy kick. It's also paraben free, gluten free, and 100% vegan. This lotion can do no wrong.

Comment below and let me know what some of your favorites are this season!

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