What I Loved in October

What I Loved in October, 2020: Autumn Foliage

What I Loved in October

A collection of things I loved in October, from beauty products and fashion to entertainment and everything in between.

I decided to move back to the East Coast for many reasons, but one of the biggest was that I missed the four seasons. The last time I got to experience autumn and the leaves changing colors was in 2010 before I moved to Los Angeles. Because I grew up around it, and witnessed it every year, it was never a big deal to me. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I actually started to miss it. The other day Billy and I were taking an evening walk in Connecticut. As we left my parents’ home we were met with the smell of a wood-burning stove which lingered as we continued on our stroll through the neighborhood. As we took a pause from talking, I looked up and saw the fall foliage and how much the leaves had changed since our last walk—they were now a colorful mix of red, orange, yellow and green.

What I Loved in October, 2020: Rag & Bone Shiloh Boots

I discovered these combat boots by Rag & Bone a few weeks ago, and it was love at first sight. I didn’t purchase them right away, but I couldn’t stop thinking about them and how they’re the perfect boot for walking around in a new city. After going back and forth, I rationalized they’re worth the splurge and I ended up treating myself. Here are some more affordable options by Nasty Gal, Doc Martens, and Sam Edelman.  

What I Loved in October, 2020: Sahale Nut Snacks

I love everything about these grab and go nut mixes from Sahale Snacks. My two favorites are the pomegranate vanilla cashews and the tangerine vanilla cashew macadamia. They both offer a perfect blend of sweet and salty with just the right amount of crunch.

What I Loved in October, 2020: Shopping for Winter Clothing and Accessories

When I lived in Los Angeles I used to get super-excited to purchase winter clothing and accessories for my annual trip to the East Coast in December. As soon as I got back to L.A. most of the items would go to the back of my closet and make an appearance the following December. This year, I’m thoroughly enjoying the experience of shopping for autumn and cold weather clothing and accessories. So far, I’ve purchased a winter parka, faux fur-lined snow boots, a soft scarf, a pair of cashmere-lined leather gloves, and a colorful sweater.

Emily in Paris stars Lily Collins as a twenty something career woman who jets off to Paris for her dream job (or so she thought), while leaving her life behind in Chicago. Once she arrives she’s met with a huge dose of culture shock, which is often hilariously funny. I think the series is relatable, especially if you’ve ever gone out on your own, and moved to a place where you don’t know anyone. Darren Star created both Emily in Paris and Sex and the City, and both shows feature the iconic costume designer, Patricia Field’s standout looks. I’ve seen some harsh reviews, one even saying that it’s “American narcissism”. Perhaps these critics are taking the show a little too seriously and forgetting that it’s meant to be a light-hearted comedy to binge during these tough times.

Top 10 Songs of The Month
  1. Holy – Justin Bieber ft. Chance The Rapper
  2. All About You – Leon Bridges & Lucky Daye 
  3. Before – James Blake 
  4. By Yourself – Ty Dolla $ign ft. Jhené Aiko & Mustard
  5. Can’t Put It In The Hands of Fate – Stevie Wonder ft. Rapsody, Cordae, Chika & Busta Rhymes
  6. Would You – The Vamps 
  7. Let Me Love You Like A Woman – Lana Del Rey 
  8. Nature of the Beast – Portugal. The Man, The Last Artful & Dodgr 
  9. Self Care – Louis The Child & COIN  
  10. Searching for the Light – VHS Collection

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