Small Accessories To Add To Your Wardrobe This Fall

Bigger isn’t always better. And while I do believe in statement jewelry, I do think there’s a time and place for it. My favorite accessories always come miniaturized; they’re perfect little adjuncts to my otherwise minimalistic outfits. And yet, as small as they may be, these tiny pieces emphasize a subtle but certain brilliance. They add an element of fun and pizazz, which is why I only appreciate them that much more.

K E Y  C H A I N S

1. Alexander McQueen Red Enamel Cut-Out Skull Keyring | 2. Building Block Bar Leather Tassel  | 3. Cube Coin Keychain | 4. Michael Kors Fur Pom Keychain | 5. Vera Bradley Mirror Mirror Keychain in Sun Valley | 6. REDValentino Faux Glossed-Leather Fox Keychain | 7. Sophie Hulme Gold-Tone Whistle Keychain | 8. Henri Bendel Heart Lock Key Fob | 9. Collection Leather Keychain | 10. House of Holland Beaded Dog Keychain

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12 Makeup Looks To Try This Halloween

Whether you’re planning on donning a costume or not, Halloween is a great time to have some fun with your makeup bag. If you’ve had cold feet about experimenting with a new look or color, it’s time to shed your inhibitions and go for it! Here are a few great looks to try this October 31.

via Columbine Smille 

I love this metallic eye/berry lip combination. Dark lipsticks can be a little tricky, but Halloween is the perfect time to try something a little darker!

via Ola Rudnicka, HonestlyWTF 

This statement lip with minimal eye makeup really pops, and it works just as well with a statement eye/minimal lip! If you have lighter-colored hair, experiment with a pastel-colored hair chalk to make those colors really pop.

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The Ultimate Movie List For October

I’m so excited that October is almost here, I’ve already started locating my favorite horror movies and even made an October playlist. And since last October was a little too hectic and stressful, my partner and I have decided that this October will be celebrated the right way! Here’s what’s on our movie list (in no particular order) for this year…

1. A Nightmare On Elm Street

I remember being at my grandparents’ house and watching this movie because my step-grandmother mistakenly thought it was a comedy. As a result, I was unable to bathe unaccompanied for a few days, but it remains to be one of my favorite horror movies of all-time.

2. Scream 

Definitely a Halloween classic! I watched this movie in junior high with some friends and none of us were able to get any sleep that night.

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5 Recipes For All-Natural, DIY Housecleaners

I’ve preferred more natural products for some time now, but since becoming a mom, I’ve become completely obsessed with making sure all the products we use in our home, from personal hygiene products to cleaning products, are as safe and natural as possible. Recently, my husband and I stumbled across the documentary Chemerical (which you can watch for free here) which is all about the toxicity of conventional housecleaners and how they affect our health. We learned so much and were so inspired by it that we began making our own all-natural household products! Here are some recipes that we’ve used to make our home a safer and cleaner place for the whole family!

All it takes to make an array of household cleaning items is a few simple ingredients!

L A U N D R Y  D E T E R G E N T

What’s great about this laundry detergent recipe is that it cost about as much to make a six months supply as we spend on one week of laundry detergent. It was also a really fun project for us to do as a couple. Here’s the recipe we used:

Grate the bar of soap. In a large pan, pour in two quarts of water and the grated soap. Gradually heat and stir constantly until the soap has totally dissolved. In a five gallon bucket, pour in four and a half gallons of super hot tap water. Pour in borax, washing soda, and soap mixture. Stir thoroughly and let sit overnight. The next day, stir again until smooth.Use one half to one cup per load depending on size. (via Wellness Mama)

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8 Beauty Products To Wear This Halloween

via Catbird

I’m a sucker for packaging—throw some neutral colors, floral patterns and good type on something and there’s a pretty good chance that I’ll buy it. And when it comes to my favorite holiday, my wallet doesn’t stand a chance against a well-designed product with a flair for the supernatural. Here are a few of my favorite products that would be perfect for October (or any other time, really)… 

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How to Style a Varsity Jacket

The varsity jacket has been hovering around the fashion scene in the past few months, and it looks like it is here to stay for a while. The varsity jacket, also known as the letterman jacket, is a throwback to high school or college where athletes would wear these as a symbol of team pride. The body would mostly be wool while the sleeves would be leather, and the look was always pretty casual.

Nowadays, however, this jacket has received a total makeover. It’s pretty common to see varsity jackets made of different patterns and materials other than bi-color wool and leather–I’ve even been seeing floral prints and faux fur! Even though the jacket might look different than the traditional ‘letterman’ style, it naturally is difficult to incorporate into your wardrobe because of its history. But with the right outfit, you can definitely wear this piece anywhere–even in the workplace.

via Popsugar


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11 Items From Your Kitchen You Can Use As Skin Care!

I love skin care products as much as the next woman, but I am also a huge fan of creating DIY beauty products at home. It’s pretty amazing how many simple products from our kitchen can actually make a huge impact on our skin. What’s even better is that these homemade treatments won’t contain any of the damaging preservatives or chemicals that may be found in conventional skin care products. Try using one of these 11 common kitchen items on your skin and see if it makes a difference!

Y O G U R T 

Plain yogurt makes a great moisturizing treatment when applied as a mask. Just slather it on, let sit for 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly. I personally like to blend mine with blueberries or strawberries for an extra antioxidizing kick!


Lemon juice makes a great toner for oily or acne prone skin and it’s high vitamin C content make it wonderfully brightening. Using lemon as a toner is as easy as swiping a fresh slice across your face!

(via aleven:11)


Bananas are a wonder fruit when it comes to at-home skin care. They can moisturize the skin, reduce oiliness and prevent wrinkles all at the same time! Mash up half a ripe banana, spread all over your face, let sit for 10-15 minutes and rinse.

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