10 Fall Essentials

Fall Essentials

Yes, I’m doing a Fall Essentials post in November! Some of you might think I’m a bit late for a post like this…shouldn’t I have had it up in September or October the latest? Probably >.<

 However, living in Los Angeles, it hasn’t felt anything like fall up until this month. I could’ve faked it earlier with a candle and something pumpkin, but I’ve been longing for that cooler weather that would finally allow me to break out the flannel and scarves! Well, now that that weather has come, I am living in a fall wonderland and I don’t want it to end (and knowing LA, most of our winter will probably feel like fall and I’m okay with that)!

So in the spirit of finally celebrating fall, I rounded up a list of my top 10 fall essentials. All these things either remind me of fall or make fall just that much better!

1. Fall-Scented Candles

Fall Essentials

If you’re somehow tired of pumpkin-y scents everywhere, I highly recommend Bath and Body Works Leaves! It’s my all-time favorite candle scent. Don’t worry, it doesn’t actually smell like leaves. What it does smell is like fall with hints of crisp red apple, golden nectar, and warm clove spice. Another fall favorite is Sweater Weather

2. Classic Flannel Shirt

Replace those summer tees with something a little warmer and cozier! Abercrombie has a great selection of classic flannel shirts! Here are a few other super cute, versatile choices…

3. Fun Mug + Apple Cider

Fall Essentials

I love fun, geeky mugs! Two of my favorites include the Darth Vader one above and my Attack On Titan (sold out) one from Hot Topic! ThinkGeek also has a great variety of nerdy mugs to fill up with the warm  beverage of your choice. For me, you can’t go wrong with some hot apple cider from Trader’s Joes!

4. Dark Lipstick

Now’s the time to break out those dark, bold colors! I love a good berry, plum, or deep wine shade. My favorite? MAC’s “Rebel” is a total Holy Grail go-to product for me. If you’re not ready to go quite so bold, something more neutral but with a brown tone is also great for fall. I’m a fan of Revlon’s classic “Rum Raisin.” Here are a few high-end suggestions.

5. Dark Nails

To go with those dark lips! I can’t get enough of Essie’s “Bahama Mama” and other dark oxblood/plum shades. I love the blush and gray nail trend but it’s something I think I’m going to wear a bit more often come winter.

6. Comfy Booties

I feel like booties are eponymous with fall. I can’t help but look at a pair like these beautiful suede Jeffrey Campbells and not think fall. Here are a few others I loved too.

7. Warm Blanket Scarves

Who doesn’t love a blanket scarf? It’s literally like a blanket around your neck! Abercrombie has some great choices, I love these below as well.

8. Over-the-Knee Socks

If you’re like me and it’s not just your feet that get cold but your entire leg, you need to get yourself a pair of over-the-knee socks! I wear them over leggings or with shorts or skirts. They’re also super cute when paired with tall boots and will keep your legs extra warm!

9. Matte + Full Coverage Foundation

Matte skin is definitely the look for fall and it seems people can’t get enough of the new Urban Decay All-Nighter Foundation. With it’s perfect matte finish and full coverage (not to mention GORGEOUS packaging), it’s definitely understandable.

10. Cozy Throw Blanket

I may have grown up in sunny Florida and now live in sunny California, but I’ve always been a fan of a cozy blanket year round! Usually I need to turn on a fan or the AC to feel comfortable doing so but once fall hits, there’s no need! I can snuggle in a blanket to my heart’s content without worrying about my electric bill! Target always has some great affordable options like this faux fur throw blanket.

What are some of your fall essentials?

  • That geeky mug was the bomb! I totally agree about blanket scarves and booties as fall perfect!

  • Sarah Jean

    I finally got a pair of black AND brown booties…so feeling pretty ready for the fall 🙂

  • Mackenzie Schill

    I’m so happy blanket scarves are a thing this year! Seriously one of my favorite trends ever!


  • Fall scented candles, dark lipsticks, over-the-knee socks and cozy blankets are my faveeee!


  • Belle Bermudez-Tubel

    Love the booties, flannel shirt, and the nail polish. Now, if I can only find some time to paint my nails. Lol.

    One Awesome Momma

  • Love it!

    Katie | Katie Like Me

  • chinella

    Dark nails, scarves, boots, candles , throws , flannel shirts yes yes yes yes my Favourites. Love it all.


  • I went to Sephora over the weekend to buy the new UD foundation but they didn’t have my shade in stock and didn’t know when they would. I was a little disappointed because I’m dying to try it.

  • I’m all about the fall candles, matte foundation, blanket scarf and of course dark nails. These are some great picks.

  • Loveee everything you picked! I’m all about those dark lippies for fall ?


  • Melissa

    Great picks! Thank you for sharing. Those boots are amazing.

  • Love these picks! Fall candles, cozy blankets, booties, and plaid! Yaas!

  • Jennifer Shreckengost

    You can’t go wrong with flannels, booties, and blanket scarves!

  • Those lipstick colors are so gorgeous! And you can never have enough blanket scarves or booties! 🙂

  • I’ve been looking for the perfect flannel shirt, but I haven’t found it yet. Here in Vermont, we are headed into winter, but I think this post offers plenty of winter inspiration too.

  • Sharon Glascoe

    I seriously love all these essentials! I’d also add tomato soup to my list 🙂

  • Ayanna

    Great list and who doesn’t like the change to dark nail polished and flannel shirts. My fall essential is the trench coat. I love to layer them and the color options are endless.

  • i think i have too many flannels haha! Then again, one can never have enough.

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlife.com

  • Heather Gullett Denniston

    Love the boots. I love fall clothes and I need to get out of the athletic gear all the time!

  • DT

    Those are great products— especially love the dark lip and nail colors.

    — DT | Here I Scribble

  • Jen @ Saving with Spunk

    I live in Florida and it’s just now getting cool enough for fall fashion so I think you’re right on time!

  • Yes to the blanket scarf!!!! Ah I want the green one in the pic above – exactly where did you find that?! I need it.

  • Christine Martinez

    I’m crying reading this post and envy your blanket sweaters and flannels…It has been so hot here in San Diego. I can’t take it anymore. I’ve been wearing a lot of booties with cuffed jeans and just wearing lighter shirts. But I really want to partake in the fall festivities and SoCal is not letting me do that.

  • Definitely scarves and boots! I can’t survive the fall/winter seasons without them!
    I’ve been looking for some great fall candles as well, so thank you for then suggestions! I was getting a little tired of the pumpkin scent ones ?

    Geeky Posh

  • So many perfect fall picks! I’m currently obsessed with all of the gorgeous, dark lipstick colors that are popular this fall. And of course, who doesn’t love a good mug??

    Molly | Hey There Sunshine

  • So many great picks! I really want to get a flannel shirt, and a pair of comfy booties. Thanks for the inspiration :))

  • Nathalie Porbes

    These are all a great selection of products. I love this so much

  • mardenecarr

    These are some very great items. Thanks for sharing them with us. What program did you use to show the items at the end?