I have a slight obsession with fall. I literally got giddy the other morning opening my door and feeling a “somewhat” cooler breeze on my face. I have had my fall candles out and burning since early August, and have already been cooking up my fall recipes non-stop. I even stood behind the Target employee as she unpacked the $3 Halloween section items, grabbing them like they were a hot Black Friday toy, and immediately put them up when I got home! So it is with great pleasure that I bring to you…
My fall obsession might have something to do with my daily eye roll at seeing the valley’s high temps that are still over 100 degrees. I keep telling myself that “at least the mornings are finally getting cooler.” Or, maybe my fall obsession has something to do with my birthday usually landing on the first day of fall, which is followed by some of my favorite holidays. Never the less…fall, and everything about fall, is my favorite. So much so that I find every way to get an early jump on it! With that in mind I went ahead and found the perfect fall fashion and beauty products to help us all transition from our triple digit temps into a fall state of mind!
Fall Fashion Essentials
When it comes to fall fashion in AZ we still have to consider that our warm temps are going to be an issue. That is why I am all about lightweight clothing items with the colors and patterns of fall. Throw your hair up in a messy braided up-do, layer on some denim, plaid, and/or a little mustard yellow (my favorite fall color), slide on some ankle boots (love the open toe option below to keep your feet cool), and finish off with some chunky gold jewelry and the perfect leather bag.
Double Dutch Braid Bun by Barefoot Blonde / Caslon Draped Utility Jacket / American Eagle Plaid Shirt / Gold Target Sweater / Chunky Gold Jewelry / Charming Charlie Leather Bag / Toms Ankle Boots / Gap Plaid Scarf / Vince Camuto Denim Dress
Fall Beauty Essentials
Fall fashion and beauty is all about those beautiful autumn tones. A denim colored nail (I take these Sally Hansen Gel polishes in to get my pedicures- it lasts forever and I have it if I ever need to fix a chip), the plum lip (this sheer plum lip gloss by Fresh is ever so perfect and has SPF 15!), beautiful tangerine or plum cheeks, and those shimmery golden and brown eye shadows (this palette, no joke, is only $10 by e.l.f. cosmetics!). Now I will stand on my soap box and prove to you how perfectly amazing this Maracuja Oil by Tarte is. I know you hear oil and probably cringe, but this miracle worker can be used on all skin types. It not only brightens your skin by providing that needed moisture most of us Phoenix mamas lack, but it also plumps and firms those fine lines we all start seeing once we become moms. Don’t be scared by the price either, I buy the $15 travel size (not the $48 bottle), it lasts me about 4 months, and I use a small amount under my moisturizer (just under my eyes, along the bridge of my nose, and on my forehead and chin) every morning and night. I cannot even explain to you how much better my skin looks since I started using this! You must try it!
Sally Hansen Gel Polish: Midnight Mod / Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment: Plum / Tarte Maracuja Oil / L’Oreal True Match Blush: Spiced Plum / Milani Rose Powder Blush: Blossomtime Rose / e.l.f. Cosmetics Eye Shadow Palette: Need it Nude
What are some of your favorite aspects of fall? Do you have any absolute go-to fall fashion and beauty essentials you can’t live without? We want to hear them all!