My Fall Favorite Things Roundup

Fall home decor and plus size fashion favorite thingsIt’s almost Friday! WOOHOO! And fall is almost here officially! Double WOOHOO! Can you feel it in the air? Alas, I wish I could but it’s still a billion degrees here in Dallas. Has that stopped me from getting my fall groove on? NEVER!! Fall is the BEST! Of course, I’ve already had like fifty Pumpkin Spice Lattes and I’ve been switching out my summer clothes for fall and sprucing up my home to welcome the changing seasons. So, today in celebration of all things fall I’ve put together a fall roundup of things I’ve been loving and eyeing and swooning over this month. I’ve got a little of everything from home decor to plus size fashion so keep reading to get in the goodies!

I’ve been eyeing this cozy sweater for weeks now, and its duster length is perfect. Now if it would just get cold enough for me to wear it. This longline cardigan will take you all the way through new year with its Donegal yarns. You can never go wrong with a good color block sweater. This sweater is the perfect sweater. Everyone needs a good turtleneck in their wardrobe and this white turtleneck is the perfect twist on a classic. This button up shirt in my fall capsule wardrobe color scheme is a riff on fall.

These glass pumpkins are swoon worthy and will go with all my fall decor for years to come. This one and this one are great budget friendly options as well. This faux arrangement in a ceramic pot is perfect next to a kitchen sink. I’ve been looking for an amber colored vase for a while and this glass candle holder is the perfect size for perching on a stack of coffee table books.

This dress, and this dress are fall power dressing at its best, this dress and this dress –in the gold color especially–would be great to wear to a fall wedding, this dress with a denim jacket is the perfect cool-mom dress, and this blended cotton and linen dress is perfect for transitioning from our hot Texas summers into our slightly less hot Texas autums.

This pillow is the perfect fall decor edition for all my boho ladies out there. It could work year round if it fit into your color pallet or just bring it out during the fall months. It’s even better in person. Target killed it this year with the fall throw pillows. Mix and match any of these for the perfect pop of color: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1011, 12, 13.

Fall is my favorite time of the year to shoe shop because, BOOTS!!! These boots are a great staple in a vintage-y snake print, these cowboy boots speak to the 70’s cowgirl in all of us, and every woman need a pair of red boots in her wardrobe for getting after the devil, running off sorry men, and taking yourself out for a date.

This cozy blanket drew me in for its obvious caramel and orange tones but the blue stripe sold me. Everyone could use a cable knit throw in a spicy ginger. This plaid throw is a great basic. This chunky knit throw is anything but basic with its plush tassels, and basket weave pattern. And this cotton blanket with pom poms is for all my boho, tribal, southwest babes

I’m late to the bandana hair bow trend but I love it for adding pop to an outfit. This bandana scarf with the polka dots made me swoon. This one and this one are also great too.

For a honey colored fall inspired eye I’m dying to try Urban Decay Naked Honey Eyeshadow Palette. If high-powered pigments are more your thing then I would suggest the Norvina Pro Pigment Palette Vol. 1. These new Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks are amazing right now my go-to nude has been Dance Floor Princess. I’ve also been obsessed with the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter all summer and you can believe I will be taking it right through fall and the new year. If you plan on doing a lot of traveling this fall or just need a set of great blushes at an affordable price point then these Morphe Pro Blush Palettes in Warm and Cool are just for you. I have them both and they are a great investment.

With cooler months ahead my skin is already changing and this PEACH & LILY Overnight Star Mask is just what dry, tired skin needs. Their Glass Skin Refining Serum is a must have all year long. These Shangpree Eye Masks are perfect for banishing winter dark circles and fine lines. When the winter months hit I try to add in a serum of 100% hyaluronic acid like this one from Mizon. I go for these inexpensive masks that have a real bang like this one and this one for hydration, and this one for a collagen boost. This awesome brand is in a nationwide drugstore that can’t be missed–a soothing mask and a cult award winning moisturizer are a must buy for the fall season.

With all the fall decorating we can’t leave out our furry family members. This cat bed is an incredible price and it’s adorable aesthetic won’t muck up your living room vibe. My cats love it too!

Colder months are ahead and we will be transitioning indoors but don’t think for one second that means we have to leave all our plant friends behind. This book by Hilton Carter is the perfect antidote! He’s the plant wizard that will guide you on your indoor plant parent journey from Mordor to the Shire–magic ring not included. I would be remiss if I left out Liz Marie’s new book Cozy White Cottage: 100 Ways to Love the Feeling of Being Home. All things cozy and her beautiful white 1800’s farmhouse are the backdrop to this stunning book about making your home cozy all year long. How appropriate for fall!

I hope my roundup gave you tons on inspiration! It was so hard to narrow it down because there are so many good y’all launched this year. Y’all have a great weekend and if you’ve been eyeing something fall-ish please tell me about it in the comments below because sharing is caring!  Have a great Monday!

oxox

Maegan

Nashville Shopping Guide: Vintage Home Goods

I had the immense pleasure of doing some superb thrifting and antiquing while visiting my parents in Nashville during Christmas last year. I was so impressed by the amount of antiques and vintage goods in such pristine condition and in such volume. It was incredible! I’ve put together a guide of the best of the best! So without further ado, this is my Nashville vintage home goods shopping guide!

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The first place we shopped was Music Valley Antiques who won Best of Nashville 2018 (BON2018) for best Antiques Store. By far and large I totally agree. Stephanie who owns Music Valley Antiques is the sweetest woman who has a great eye for antiques and excellent taste in vendors. Music Valley Antiques has a good assortment of types of vintage booths and there is something for everyone. Her store is filled with an eclectic assortment of decor, furniture, kitchenware, art, collectibles, clothing, jewelry, and accessories, vintage children’s toys and more. If I’d had a bigger car I would have bought more! This is a must stop if you’re in Nashville. Takeaway: Best vintage store in Nashville. Stephanie is gracious and wonderful to work with and the prices can’t be beat. Some vendors were willing to haggle over prices. Everything is neat and orderly. You won’t leave empty handed!

download (1)We stopped at the Salvation Army in Madison where I found the pineapple trinket dish. I could tell the Christmas rush had cleared this place out–Christmas had just been days earlier–but it still had a really great selection and my mom said she would go back and shop there regularly. They had a great selection of furniture and a couch that I’d had a truck to haul it I would have bought. Takeaway: they had a great selection of furniture and glassware.

oIt was raining the day we popped into a unique specialty vintage store called Old Made Good. This was such a fun specialty vintage store. She has an incredible assortment of vintage clothing and home goods. I wished we’d had more time to shop because her shop was amazing. Her store was filled with home wares, art, furniture, clothing, jewelry and accessories. She has so many good things! She also sells her own needlepoint and vintage paint by number art she re-imagines with her own quip-y sayings. This another can’t miss store that has been mentioned in several publications like this one(link)and this(link) one. This another one you can’t miss. Takeaway: incredible mid century furniture and art. Boho vibes going on here too. Bonus: her serious vintage clothing selection was to die for.

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I found the 70’s blue bowl at Robinson’s Flea Market. It was not as tidy or as big as Music Valley Antiques but it did have a few great booths–particularly with mid century home goods and kitchen wares and an adorable booth full of mid century children’s toys and books. Takeaway: come here expecting to dig. Mainly home goods, art, and some furniture.

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Mom and I traveled to Goodlettsville to shop the antique district there. Every single shop on our list was closed except one–Goodlettsville Antique Mall. This was by far the largest antique mall I have ever been in my whole life. It took us four hours just to see every stall–and we didn’t dally. They carry vintage, shabby chic, mid century, and primitive antiques and vintage wares. They have it all here. It was absolutely massive. Takeaway: you could furnish your entire house. Prices are a bit higher here and we weren’t able to haggle prices. Wear good walking shoes and plan on making a day of it. 

I had a hard time getting everything I bought in the car. It was a huge success as far as my finds. Everything I bought I absolutely love. So, yes! I hope you find this shopping guide helpful. As I’m able to go back to Nashville I will update this guide with more fabulous places. I also hope that you go out and visit these great retailers and support them with your business. I promise everywhere I mentioned in this post will not disappoint and when you visit tell them you heard about them through me! It always elates business owners to know that their business is being recommended through word of mouth!

Maegan