With Christmas and several days of snow behind me, I think it's about time to put Fall aside and accept that it's time for winter (and being cold all the time.) I would say that Fall was actually a lot of fun. I dived head first into ethical sneakers and the Fall TV show lineup was very entertaining. Here's what made the short list for the season:
Wearing: Back when the weather was warmer, I loved wearing these Brandy Melville pants. They are definitely a part of the pajama trend, but with a lining they inch their way clearly out of lounge wear and into the best everyday wear.
This purse/backpack combo from Free People was another way of keeping things simple. It forced me to lighten my daily load and it's a great color for fall and winter.
Overall, my favorite purchase was clearly these Po-Zu Star Wars sneakers. Easily the most comfortable shoe I own, and they were the start of getting excited for The Last Jedi.
Listening: To be honest I didn't change up my listening habits much these past few months (i.e. Gallant, Bastille, Miike Snow, Paramore etc.) but I want to give these three a shoutout for slipping through the old standards. Oh Wonder is one of those lovely indie bands that I've heard a lot but haven't recognized until recently. Their vocal dynamic is pleasant and easy to listen to and the lyrics so heartfelt, it feels like I can listen to them for hours. On the other side of the spectrum, Craig David is an old favorite passed down to my from my parents. I was so excited to hear he had new music (I'm of course a year late, but still!) I particularly liked his collaboration with Bastille " I Know You."
Applying: Miraculously my skin has been behaving, it just needed a small boost when the cold and dry air kicked in. I decided to try and remedy this with a few drops of argan oil in my normal moisturizer and it's worked wonders. It's nice to not only have a burst of moisture, but a bit of glow when usually I'd look a little haggard.
I can't remember if I've featured it before, but the Anastasia Beverly Hills foundation has been my favorite base for a year now. It covers well, has a great color selection. and I feel like I could do any look from barely there to nearly full coverage with it. I can't imagine changing it anytime soon. Perfume has been a bit more of an emerging favorite. I found myself ignoring my collection and started using up some samples I had to get back into my love of fragrance. So far I've had fun mixing these Clean scent reserves. Sephora has a convenient gift package to get you started instead of buying the large bottles. My favorite notes are Warm Cotton, Rain, and Citron Fig.
Watching: Like music, I've been spending a lot of time just watching the latest seasons of shows I've already mentioned in previous favorites, but I did try and branch out a little. I'd been putting off the MCU on Netflix for a long time, waiting for the perfect time to binge watch them all. I finally decided to watch the first episode of Jessica Jones this season and it was really easy to get hooked to watching it every night. Every show has their distinct style, and though they all have their successes and faults, my favorite is DareDevil.
Since I'm currently working in retail my mom suggested I watch Superstore and it was the best antidote for the Holiday season stress. I'm not sure if anyone who's never worked retail would appreciate it as much, but I feel like people should know the show is very close to life.
What are looking forward to during Winter? I'm excited to make travel plans for the new year.