Fall Essentials

Fall is back and amazing! I am so happy and have found some wonderful fall must haves!

Hello, Fall! Welcome back, I have sure missed you!

I don’t believe I am the only person who has missed this glorious season! I spent last Sunday cleaning out my closet, replacing all my summer items with fall and winter clothes and shoes. It sure feels good to look in my closet and see long-sleeved shirts, sweaters and jackets filling the racks.

In addition to preparing my closet for fall, I am also the kind of person who enjoys seasonal cleaning. My apartment also received an overhaul a few weeks ago as well.

So, without further wordiness here are my fall must-haves (for the moment)!

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Flannel Sheets 
I recently picked up some cozy flannel sheets similar to these! Although they make it harder to crawl out of bed, they are definitely a must-have for me! Bonus, they are on sale!

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Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket

I bought this jacket when it was on sale a couple years ago along with this Patagonia pullover. It is probably my most worn jacket. I am never cold when walking between classes because the sweater material on the outside and the fleece-like inside does amazingly at keeping the wind out.

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Leaves Candle from Bath & Body Works

There is no candle that compares to “Leaves.” Growing up, my mother would burn this candle at the start of fall into winter. The fragrance, which I just found out is Crisp Red Apple, Golden Nectar and Warm Clove Spice, just sings cozy evenings curled up with a good book.

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Hot Apple Cider Tea

Because I am so clearly obsessed with smells, this hot apple cider tea is perfect to warm you up and create a beautiful aroma. It tastes just like apple cider and is naturally caffeinated, a win-win in my book!

 

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Gluten-Free Donuts

I am a total sucker for donuts, which does not settle well with my gluten intolerance. However, I recently found these Kinnikinnick Gluten-Free Donuts! Win, Score & Holla! Although not the most inexpensive gluten-free dessert, they taste exactly like normal donuts! I found them in the freezer in health food section of my local Dillons Kroger store. But the Kinnikinnick website has some more flavors like Pumpkin Spice, Cinnamon Sugar and Maple Glazed!

 

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Oh the weather outside is…cold

When the weather outside is frightful, then it’s time to stock up on the items that make winter a little more delightful!

When the weather outside is frightful, then it’s time to stock up on the items that make winter a little more delightful!

This year it seems as though winter just fell into our hands. Summer was long, fall was short and winter magically appeared.

With the first snow hopefully making an appearance soon, I can only begin to think of the items in my closet and on my vanity that is making this cold weather bearable.

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First Aid!
Last Thanksgiving break I picked up a skincare kit from First Aid Beauty at Sephora. My skin was not tolerating the cold weather well, so I decided to hydrate up. My kit was very similar to this Peace, Joy & Fab Kit; however, I think mine also came with the Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer. I have replaced both the moisturizer and hydrating mist at least twice. Another reason I love these items is that they are travel-friendly and last a long time.

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Yaktrax Cozy Cabin Socks
I got a pair of these for Christmas from my aunt in 2014 and again last year. They are incredibly comfortable and dual-layered. The inside is representative of those fuzzy socks you can get at Target, while the outside is more of a sweater material. The product information also says they are naturally infused with Aloe to moisturize the skin, which makes sense after wearing them. I have these on right now! They’re also on sale right now…two for the price of one!

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Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket
Hello sweet warmth and comfort! I got this at the end of last summer ON SALE! Best purchase ever. It’s light but keeps you warm with the fleece on the inside. I have mine in the gray, it goes with anything. I also love how you can easily layer under and on top of this jacket. If you’re a vest person, Patagonia also makes a Better Sweater Vest.

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These are probably my three favorite winter items thus far. I also couldn’t live without my Bean Boots now that I have them. Let me know if you have any winter favorites or suggestions for keeping your skin hydrated!