October and November were here one day and then gone the next it seems like. October was definitely a noteworthy month, as it is every year to me. Although I am a June baby (Geminis represent!) October has to be one of my favorite months out of the year. The weather begins to transform from balmy, sweltering heat to the crisp, cool air that is…Fall! November I always see as a month of togetherness.
I wanted to do something different with this post. Although these months came with a lot of stress, it came with a lot of growth…as well as some enjoying some of the events and festivities that the emergence of the season brought. Within October, I wanted to pinpoint the items that helped ease some of my stress throughout this month, as well as give me a little bit of self care.
1. Vera Bradley Iconic Glenna Satchel
Walking around on campus with this on my shoulder instantly brightens up the atmosphere around me. Even though it looks more spring like, on rainy dreary days it lightens and brings life to your mood. Stuffing a five section binder, a notebook, and a planner inside probably stretches the maximum capacity for what fits in the bag, but I do it anyways. What can I say, I’m stubborn.
Price: $88.00 (mine was on sale for $69.00)
2. Ban.do 2018-2019 planner
I bought this in October even though I really needed it when the school year began in August. This planner has gotten me and my life together. The planner comes with stickers and is full of positive affirmations and confidence boosters. I have a hectic schedule, and being greeted with a nice message can brighten up my day even if it’s just for a little while. I write my school work, homework, events, work, and appointments in there. My planner is so important to me, my life is in there!
Price: $20.00 (I got it on sale for $18)
3. Grace Eleyae Satin Lined Beanies
(photo not taken by me)
This is perfect for the natural haired people out there. I love the look of beanies, but the ones that I had would pull my hair and wear away at my edges. The satin lined beanie was a brilliant idea for people who want to be stylish and warm while preserving their natural curls. I have a black and a grey one. It’s perfect for a fall look. The other day, I had just gotten my box braids done. I slapped the black beanie cap on my head with a burgundy shirt, dark blue jeans, and black combat like boots. I felt like the embodiment of Fall itself. I am very happy with my purchases!
Price: $24.00 (I bought them on sale buy one get one free)
4. AYM Vivi Long Sleeve Top
(photo not taken by me; in black )
People will always ask me, “why are you wearing that shirt again?” I always give them the same answer… because I love this top! I bought this shirt back when the boutique was still called Boom Boom the Label, and I have been waiting patiently for the weather to fall to colder temperatures so I can wear this beautiful article of clothing. Yes, it is just a plain black shirt, but not to me. It is sturdy and soft; it’s breathable. It is sleek and sexy. The neckline plunges, but it gives off tasteful cleavage. I can dress it up with a skirt and some heels, or dress it down with a pair of jeans and some Converse. I absolutely adore this top. I have it in black, but you can also get it in four other colors (nude tan, pine green, ivory white, and blush pink).