October Rewind

Hi friends! Happy Halloween!  I’m sending a darling pumpkin and Paul McCartney to school today, then will be back later for the costume contest and class parties.  The kids at our school go all out on costumes and it always blows me away at how creative and cool they are.  I’ll try to share some on Stories!

I cannot believe we are already at the end of October and it has been a whirlwind.  October was the first full month that my divorce was final.  I thought I had grown and been through a lot last year, but this month felt like starting over for real.  Juggling house, kids, work, friends and fitness is a lot to handle and I had some struggles that I shared deeper on Stories if you follow me there.

Thankfully, I got some good sleep and have dear friends and family to lean on and I’m feeling good and stronger and on the mend.  I know it will take time, but that’s okay.  I’ve got that! I’m beyond grateful to YOU and this community and this blog where we can come together and I can actually take my mind off of things a bit with fashion, decor and all things Fall!

Love you guys so hard!

OCTOBER REWIND

STYLE

October was full of affordable Fall Outfits, Amazon Fashion and self-care tips! I started out the month with an Outfits Lately post, where I shared a roundup of what I’ve been wearing as the temps start to drop.  And tonight is supposed to be downright COLD for trick-or-treating!

Sweater • Jeans • BootiesBagBracelet

I’ve been partnering with JCPenney and I’ve been so happily surprised at the fun and affordable things I’ve found there.  I’m talking sweaters around $19!

Plaid TopTankLevis JeansBootiesSimilar Crossbody

I also shared four cute affordable fall outfits from Nordstrom Rack, including an amazing pair of knee high boots!  These will get tons of use from now well into Winter.

TopJeansKnee High Boots

I wrap my wrists in these beautiful wrap bracelets daily, and they will also make fantastic Christmas gifts this year for teachers and girlfriends.  Shipping is FREE on orders over $50.

Pearl Wrap Bracelet

I shared my favorite go-to dark denim jean that works year round and two different outfits – one for wearing right now, and one for when it’s much cooler.  Fingers crossed for more of that soon!

Peplum TopJeansBooties • ClutchDelicate ChokerWatch | SweaterJeansBootsSimilar Clutch

Fall florals are a huge hit this season, along with the midi skirt trend and I loved switching things up and sharing more ‘fancy’ looks for ya!

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Gibson Tank and Skirt

Top • Skirt • Similar Heels • Bag

The Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Holiday collection launched this month and the styles are a fun take on a traditional look with a modern prep, happy vibe! The pieces easily mix and match to create outfits as sets or separates that you can wear throughout the entire season.

Plaid Fit & Flair DressBlack Heels

Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Holiday Collection

Leopard Sequin Dress • Clear Heels

Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Holiday Collection

Skinny Jeans • High Neck Ruffle Top • Similar Earrings • Circle Belt

I was so excited about Part 2 of my 4-part collaboration with JCPenney! I found some DARLING sweaters and awesome booties that you guys seemed to love as much as I did!

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JCPenney Sweater, Jeans and Booties

Sweater • Jeans • Booties

JCPenney Sweater, Jeans and Boots

Sweater • Jeans • Boots

I had SO MANY amazing Amazon finds this month! If you’re looking for cozy new sweaters to fill up your Fall wardrobe, I’ve got you covered!

CardiganWhite TeeJeansBootsBelt | Leopard SweaterDaily Ritual LeggingsBooties | PulloverJeans • Boots

Cardigan • White Tee • Jeans • Boots

Amazon Teddy Jacket

Jacket • White Tee • Jeans • Boots

Pullover • Jeans • Boots

Your September Amazon Faves

I love seeing what YOU love each month, and here are your October favorites!

Fuzzy Cozy Blanket • my cuddle buddy

Graphic Tee • sweet sentiment on this long sleeve tee (with pockets)

Fall Hat • to replace your Summer sun hat, only $16! And it’s adjustable.

Pink Cardigan • One of my favorites I’ve found on Amazon!

Checkered Tote • My everyday bag in dark brown for Fall

Chunky Sweater • Is it a sweater or a coat? You decide!

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LOVES

This months Loves was soooo good! Your favorite was definitely the Bee Bag Strap (similar to the one Ali-Shaun and Tarah got in Round Top!).  I ordered mine, but it’s taking forever to arrive!

Button Fly Jeans • Slip on SneakersPulloverSuede SlideBlack Wrap BraceletV-Neck Sweater Tan CrossbodyNail PolishBee Bag StrapTexturizing Spray

Your September Loves

Here’s what ya’ll are loving this month:

Gibson Bow Back Top • wear it casually or dress it up!

Wedge Sneaker • super practical and comfy

Peasant Dress • super flowy and under $30!

V-Neck Sweater • perfect for layering in the cooler weather

BEAUTY

My skin is nowhere near perfect #hello44, but I do my best with what I’ve been given! In this post I shared my secret weapon for younger looking skin.

I loved sharing my top five things I do to rest and recharge for the week! It should come as no surprise that rest is at the top of my list, especially in these adorable coffee PJs 😉

THIS & THAT

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a random This & That post, so this month I shared just that- a bit of everything that’s been happening lately!

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DECOR

It’s the end of October, which means Fall decorating is in full swing! I love decorating for the seasons and Fall is always my favorite. I’ve had so much luck searching Amazon for cute, affordable fashion, that I headed to Amazon again to search for Fall home decor!

 Denim Top • Vest • Jeans • Booties

I even shared a more detailed second look at our Fall home decor later in the month and a live Fall home tour on Stories.

TableVaseFaux FlowersSimilar RugSet of Pumpkins

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Cari and I put together a Fall Fitness Challenge for any of you that want to join. This Fall Challenge is totally FREE and we will be posting all of the workouts and recipes on our VIP Facebook page – so be sure to tell your friends to join!

Fall Workout and Meetup

Thank you so much to everyone who joined Cari and I at Whole Foods for a pumpkin workout!  I was worried no one would come because: 1) it was raining and 2) our hometown team, the Houston Astros were playing Game 6!  A great group of women showed up and even the sweetest little guy joined us!

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JUST (THE BEST) OCTOBER SALES

Everyone loves a good deal and I don’t mind doing the scouring for ya!  Here are the Top 3 sale items of the month.

Teddy Bear Fleece Pullover • super cozy and 35% off

Striped Sweater • extra 40% off!

Thermal Top • Perfect for running around (33% off)

Have a fantastic Halloween friends!

See you tomorrow with a brand new Amazon fashion post! 

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4 Comments

    • Megan
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      October 31, 2019 / 10:37 am

      Thanks friend, happy Halloween!

  1. Jane H.
    October 31, 2019 / 8:48 am

    This was a jam-packed month! Fun!

    • Megan
      Author
      October 31, 2019 / 10:37 am

      Right?! Thanks for stopping by Jane!

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