11 Oct October Favorites
Shopping for Fall-
The weather has been cooler lately in the 60s and it feels so good as I open the back door to let the pups out and don’t get a blast of hot air! I love the cool mornings. I am also sleeping better, which is a Godsend!
I have had a good time revamping my closet for Spring and Fall. I gave many bags to a charity of items I wasn’t wearing, other things are on Poshmark for sale. My closet is Jess9642 A few things I would like to add:
A few cozy sweaters. I love the vibrant avocado green in this sweater and the zebra print in this one. Remember the zebra is the symbol for EDS, and I love the olive-black combo, instead of black and white.
With the addition of long dresses, I want to wear a cozy, thicker knit sweater over top, acting as a sweater, long skirt combo.
Besides clothes, I enjoy wonderful Fall scents buying some Fall scented candles. HomeGoods has great prices, as does Target on candles. I love a cinnamon and clove scent or of course, pumpkin spice. This Autumn Harvest scent sounds good! So does Heritage Pumpkin.
Remember, you can get 15% off any purchase on Jambu.com with the code EDSF19.
I’ll be working with a Canadian company, Picadilly Canada, as they sell Modern and classic looks for the stylish lady.
I’ll be collaborating a few times this month with one of my favorite brands, Soft Surroundings. If you missed some of their posts, I have worked with them a few years now. You can read a recent post here –Leaf Velvet KImono
Since breweries are moving in and becoming more and more popular, there will not be a shortage of breweries to visit this month for Octoberfest. Although I don’t like beer and will have the obligatory red or white wine, I enjoy the atmosphere and hanging out with the pups and my hubby.
I have fond Halloween memories as a kid. My mom used to make our Halloween costumes. Two stick out in my mind- I was a Trash Can complete with a Lid as a hat, and had milk cartons, candy wrappers and such glued to the can. That was a good one! I went as a monk in a brown robe with a rope as a belt, white beard, reciting from the Bible, as I held it close in my hands. And mom made me a cute bunny costume when I was about 10.
I love seeing homemade costumes as I think sometimes they are a thing of the past. I think they show creativity and fun! I joked with my hubby when I see a tall teenager at my door, with two eyeholes as a white sheet covers his head. I want to say, “Go back and try again.” I will be here with candy when you come back with something a bit more creative! hehe. The one downside of being a tall kid ( I was 5 foot 9 in 7th grade) is that you always look like the older kid holding onto those Halloween nights.
Hubby and I are dressing up with the dogs this year, as well as making a Halloween cocktail for the adults to enjoy. My treat, if you will. Help me pick one !
I plan on sharing the outfits on the blog later.
I bought a carving pumpkin kit on Amazon, in order to take on the task of trying to make our doggies out of pumpkins. I think I have “Delusions of Grandeur” but if nothing else, they should be hilarious!
Acorn and Other Shows
I do like the cozy factor of Fall, and getting into a chilled bed. I have been watching a few great shows lately I thought I’d share. When Emmy’s mentioned Escape from Dannemora, starring Paul Dano, Benecio Del Toro, and Patricia Arquette, It sounded intriguing and something I would like. I think these actors are very talented and I do like a great prison movie or show ( Did you see OZ on HBO?) This is a true story based on two prisoners who escape from a NY Prison, with the help of a Not-So-Bright prison seamstress supervisor. It is Goooood!
I also am a fan of British Mysteries, and when I have a down day, or just want to watch some edge of your seat British programs, I tune into Acorn. An excellent program is Line of Fire. Very well acted and always about some type of corruption. On a lighter note, Midsommer Murders is my top 3 Mystery shows. I loved Neil Dungeon, who played Detective Barnaby working in the quaint towns around Couston.
What do you enjoy most about the month of October? Which Halloween Cocktail should I make?
Have a wonderful weekend!