I can't believe October is almost over. I have been consuming as many pumpkin flavoured things (except pumpkin spice lattes-not for me.) I even decided to start a little DIY project to decorate our place in a more autumnal theme. More to come on that next week though! As Fall is in full swing now with the trees changing and the cooler days, I have fully embraced all things cozy. We've been really lucky here on the West Coast with only one really bad week of stormy weather. The sun is back out now for at least a week and I am taking full advantage of it. I'm thinking about the holidays more and more now as time seems to be flying by and I'll be heading on my holidays mid December. I'm getting excited though, leading up to Christmas and the New Year is one of my favourite times of year and I can't wait to see what November has in store (probably a lot more tv, hot cocoa and crafting.)
I'm a few years behind on discovering this Instagram account by Chris Rellas: @copylab. This account uses art historical images and meshes them with trending designer accessories or clothing. As you all probably know I have a full on love affair with Renaissance and Impressionistic art, as well as fashion so when I stumbled upon this account I couldn't have been more excited. It combines my two favourite things and I often find myself sending the Instagrams to my fellow art historian nerds to enjoy as well. The image above is one of my favourite from the account. It shows Botticelli's "Pallade e il centauro," with Aspes Official military inspired wool coat. The artist did such a wonderful job of placing the model right under the women's hand, it's as if they were actually meant to be placed together, even if shows the Renaissance meeting modern day fashion. Check it out if you haven't and you will be pleasantly surprised.
I know I am turning 30 in a few months. However, I cannot get enough of Riverdale. I was an avid reader of the Archie comics when I was growing up so when I heard of this show on Netftlix I couldn't resist. The second season just started up a few weeks ago and I look forward to Thursday's each week just so I can watch the new episode. It has definitely become the new Pretty Little Liars, especially with all the murders on the new season. We are all trying to figure out who the killer could be, leaving us in suspense each week. Although the fashion isn't as good as it was in Gossip Girl, I can't help but love the high school drama. If you haven't watched it yet, I highly recommend it, even if you weren't a big Archie fan.
Every time I run out of shampoo and conditioner I do some research on what to buy next. My hair is very important to me so I can't use just any old shampoo and conditioner. I get it dyed once every 3-4 months and use heat on it almost every day so I need something moisturizing for it. I read about this hair line in the Globe and Mail Style section a few months back and decided I should give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised by it, since it wasn't the most expensive hair care I have purchased before. The shampoo gently cleanses hair while adding body and enhances natural waves for a tousled look. The conditioner moisturizes the hair without leaving it feeling greasy. If you want a second day hair look, this is the product for you. It leaves hair voluminous and with touchable texture.
I don't document my at home manicures enough for you to know how obsessed with nail polish I am. I recently cut my collection in half, getting rid of any colours that were doubles, passing them onto my cousins or throwing them out in the case of the old and overused ones. I am always searching for a new colour for the season and Essie is my go to brand with so many fun colours to choose from. I am currently pining after their Fall collection, which I still haven't got my hands on but I will! This topcoat is one of my recent Essie purchases after reading about how quickly it dried while leaving your nails shiny like a Gel manicure. It really is a miracle topcoat. I am not the most patient person at waiting for my nails to dry, often finding myself fixing up little dents or mess ups. So if you love painting your nails as much as me, I suggest picking this up to make it easier on yourself.