October Favorites: Lifestyle.

october lifestyle favorites I howsweeteats.com

Happy November! I can’t believe that we’re in the last two months of the year already. CRAZY. Here’s a list of a few things I’ve loved in October… and don’t forget about the Sephora VIB sale starting later this week! Leave me some of your favorites below. xoxo

Nest Pumpkin Chai Candle. I KNOW. I’m a broken record. But this is the best fall candle ever, aside from Leaves. I have the soap in our powder room, the reed diffusers in two bathrooms and two of the candles around the house. This is by far my favorite scent to burn up until Thanksgiving. Ooooh and don’t forget that you can get it on sale when the Sephora sale starts later this week! I usually buy one extra to keep for next year because I tend to start burning one before they are even available.

Target Backless Loafer Mules. Um, I hate myself for buying these. Like majorly hate. But they are so comfortable and warm! I’ve seen the Gucci ones all year and can’t imagine spending like $1000 on a pair of shoes like that, especially when they are the least flattering thing on me ever. But I’ve needed something to just throw on (up until now if I’m not wearing the Adidas Ultraboosts which I have worn into the GROUND this year, it’s flip flops in 40 degree weather!) when I’m running quick errands and want something warm. That I don’t have to actually bend down an put on. Ha! These are really comfortable and people actually compliment them. Shockingly.

Elin Hilderbrand’s Winter Solstice. My reading game has been awful lately as I’ve been spending every waking moment trying to get enough work done so I can take time off with the baby. I had planned to save this book for when the baby comes (hello late night nursing!) but just couldn’t wait. I love it and am so sad this Winter Street series is over! I also really want to read Sisters First.

In terms of cookbooks, I am LOVING the new cookbook from A Beautiful Mess called Weekday Weekend! The recipes are so awesome. This book does not come out officially until Tuesday, but I was sent a copy a few weeks ago and it’s displayed in my kitchen because of how much I adore it. I think it would make an awesome gift!

Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan. I bought this cardigan at the Nordstrom anniversary sale and to say I’ve been living in it the last two weeks would be an understatement. It’s way too hot to wear when I’m working but if I don’t have much to do, this is on. It’s basically a robe, but a cardigan. I have the stone color and love it.

Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Ravioli. This is always in rotation at our house come the fall months and what’s huge is that a lot of times, Eddie will eat this as a meal without meat. I mean… that is HUGE. It’s one of the only things he does that with. I usually make a little brown butter with sage and parmesan to go with it!

Annnd Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee Chocolate Bar. This is UNREAL. And it has a caramel filling!

Free People Palisades Top. I actually bought two of these in September but it was so, so hot that I barely got to wear them! Finally halfway through this past month, I wore them both a few times and just LOVE them. The only thing is that they run huge. Like super big. I’m hoping I still love them as much when I’m not pregnant!

American Spoon Maple Pumpkin Caramel. Um, I have no words. Look at the title alone! My mom grabbed me a jar of this because they were in northern Michigan a few weeks ago and this is dreamy. It’s so good.

This brilliant poppies RUG! So, you probably know that I loathe all things interior design and just really do not have an eye for anything when it comes to decorating. I mean, if it was up to me our house would probably be decked out in neon. Hence, this rug. We finally bought a rug for our dining room in September (three+ years later) and this is the one I had my eye on forever. I love it SO much. Yes, it’s bright and wild but we have a cream/white dining room table and hardwood floors and it just looks perfect underneath. This was the first time I bought a rug that wasn’t from Homegoods or Overstock and the quality is just unreal. Max runs on it and yells “it’s so fluffy on my feet!”

[none of this is sponsored, just like to talk about things that I discover and love over the month. i purchased everything myself unless it was a gift from a family member or friend, aside from the Weekday Weekend book which was sent to my by the publisher. tell me your faves! there may be a few affiliate links above. xoxoxo.]