Now that I am making tips at work and my income is steady, I’m happy that I’ve been able to make a few fall purchases here and there. If I am going to make any sort of purchase, especially if it’s something on myself, I try to stick with things that I know I will keep and take care of for as long as possible. With that being said, let’s hope I’ll get a good, long use out of all of these new purchases! 

Quilted Bedding | Target

I’ve been using white bedding for a while now, and while I like it in theory, it’s not as nice anymore when you realize it looks SO dirty so fast. Literally two days after I washed my white bedding, it would already be covered in lint and dirt and look just as unkempt as it did before. A lot of the bedding/bedroom setups I’m drawn to on Pinterest are yellows and burnt oranges, so when I decided to purchase some new bedding, that’s the color scheme I opted for. I would have ideally wanted a set that came with pillowcases as well, but I couldn’t find a set in my size, so I just opted for the quilt instead. I like it because it’s not too heavy, it’s extremely easy to wash, and so far, it’s been holding up nicely! Definitely a pricey purchase, but also worth it. 

Plaid Scarf | Target

I saw this scarf during the same shopping trip as the bedding, and seeing how it was only 5 bucks, it didn’t take long for me to decide to buy it. I like this style of scarf because it can be worn as both a shawl or a regular neck scarf, and since I’m living on a budget, there’s nothing I love more than a two-in-one! I’m looking forward to keeping warm with this all season long (and for many seasons to come,) even if I already have a mask to cover the lower half of my face.

Denim Overalls | Gap

This was actually purchased for me by my lovely mother (who has a matching pair, might I add,) but I’m still going to add it to my list of new fall additions. As far as I know, I’ve never owned a pair of overalls before now, and I am totally in love with them. Even better, I’m allowed to wear them to work at Starbucks because they fit the dress code! I’m so excited to wear these out as long as I can- hopefully for many years to come. I love clothing that is functional, comfortable, and of course, very cute. 

Pastel Tie Dye Hoodie | Aerie

Fall is the ultimate hoodie season, so I’m making sure I’m well-stocked in that department this October. Aerie was having a 40% sale on all their hoodies, and since this one looked extremely soft and pretty, I ultimately decided to buy it as a little treat for myself at the mall. Nathaniel has also been loving this hoodie, and according to my friends at college, he’s even been seen sporting it around campus. I can’t say I blame him- it really is a great hoodie!

Grateful Dead Hoodie | Urban Outfitters

Speaking of hoodies I’ve been sharing with Nathaniel, we’ve both been loving this super huge, cozy, Grateful Dead sweater I bought with my tip money last week. I normally don’t really shop at Urban because it’s so expensive, but they do have a great selection of Grateful Dead merch, and I knew I would get a great use out of this hoodie. It also now holds sentimental memories for me, as I brought it with me to a family wedding last weekend and wore it while we all sat around the fire. I think cozy, big hoodies are always a good purchase, so I can’t say I regret purchasing it. 

That’s pretty much everything I’ve been loving this fall, from my wardrobe to my bedding! I love everything, but I think I’m especially living for the overalls and the Grateful Dead hoodie. Let me know what you guys are excited about this fall in the comments below!

Summer 2020 is going to be an odd one, isn’t it? It’s very possible that we’ll have to forgo beach days and shopping excursions, but that doesn’t mean a girl can’t dream about what her summer could have looked like. I personally don’t even own any summer clothes at the moment, so after I get a job and a paycheck, you know I’m going to be ordering online until the thrift store opens again. 

Bright Outdoor Color Shots

My hair curls like crazy in the summer humidity, so I’ve been utilizing scrunchies every day since the heat started to pick up. I got a twenty pack of scrunchies on Amazon a few weeks ago, and for the price, they’re absolutely perfect and they make a great addition to every outfit! I miss my long hair right now, so throwing it up into a scrunchie really helps me to feel like I have some more length and volume going on. 

Another staple I’m going to be loving this summer is the pair of pink bow-tied Rothy’s my mom ordered for me as a graduation present. I’ve been wearing my red Rothy flats for months upon months now, and they’re honestly some of the most reliable shoes I’ve ever worn in my life. They have never shown signs of wear or tear, and they’re easy to wash as well. It will be handy to have another pair of flats in my closet, particularly a dressier pair that I can break out for special occasions. 

My makeup hasn’t really changed much since the colder months, but I will say I’ve been really loving a dewy finish lately as opposed to a very matte, blush-heavy look. I still love to lay on the blush, but even more so, I’ve been packing on the highlight to give my skin an ethereal glow. I’m going to get super sweaty from the summer heat anyway, why not make it fashion?

As for aesthetics, I’ve been really into cactus and the color orange lately (particularly floral orange prints.) I haven’t bought any new clothes or things like that yet this summer, but I do have a lot of cactus-themed things and a lot of orange things in my cart right now, ready to go. There’s just something so fun and playful about those two elements, and I love incorporating them into my lifestyle. My phone background is cactus right now, and it just makes me happy to look at.

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While I was mostly into brighter lipstick shades in the colder months, I’ve actually been more into muted nudes and dark, plum-y reds as of late. My favorite lipstick shades at the moment are ‘Cinnamon Churro’ by Beauty Bakerie and ‘Cathedral’ by KVD Vegan Beauty; they’re both creamy, comfortable consistencies that I find much easier to swipe on and off than liquid lipstick. Particularly in such humid weather, liquid lipstick can feel quite uncomfortable to wear on the lips. I have to say, I’m not really a huge fan of Kat Von D, but I bought this lipstick at TJ Maxx and it’s an absolutely divine color.

I hope you guys enjoyed this article and found some inspiration from it! Hopefully I’ll be able to secure a job in the next few weeks, and then I can buy some actual summer clothes (because all I have right now is sweaters and jeans.) Let me know what trends and brands you guys are loving in the comments below!