Blogtober Day 2 & 3 // Fall Essentials & To Be Read

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hello, Readers!

I've been a terrible blogger lately. As I write this, I have a terrible cold, and South Carolina has turned into a rain forest. (so much rain) It has proven hard to keep up with blogging when it's as dreary as it is. 

I've decided to take on Noor's Blogtober challenge. I think it will be just the thing to get me back into blogging this month. I won't be posting every day and doing every challenge, but I'll at least be doing some of them. I was going to completely skip day one and two, but I absolutely loved the idea of fall essentials, so I had to at least combine days two and three! 

Fall Essentials:

1. Bean Boots

Number one on the list (and in my heart) are L.L. Bean's duck boots, better known as Bean Boots. They can go with anything from an over-sized t-shirt or flannel to a vest, and they keep you warm at the same time! (That's a plus.)  They have already been on my instagram feed numerous times, and I've worn them whenever I could. They aren't the cheapest, but they are completely worth it. They're hand made, and if they're backordered, L.L Bean sends you the cutest little mini-bean-boot key chain. Free of charge.

2. Flannels / Over-sized t-shirts and sweaters:


Adorable handwoven oversize sweater and long neck boots for fall Fun and Fashion Blog:

Flannels are one of those things that you can dress up and dress down. If you're feeling lazy, wear a flannel. If you're feeling cute, put a vest over a flannel and pair it with some boots. If you're feeling hipster, tie a flannel around your waist over a cute t-shirt and pair it with some converse. Seriously, anything is possible. Over-sized sweatshirts, t-shirts, and sweaters are the same way, and they're actually magical, if you were wondering.

3. Leggings

Leggings are such a true blessing because somebody somewhere decided that they looked cute with over-sized sweaters and flannels. (thank you, whoever you are) And hey, you could also throw in some bean boots with them and BAM, you've officially put together three of Mary Shelley's fall essentials. They're just really great, and I think I can leave it at that. (Disclaimer: Please wear a longer shirt with these for the sake of modesty.)

4. Scarves

Thrilled that they brought these waffle knit circle scarves back this season! One of my favorites from last year!:

Scarves go with anything (I'm really sorry I've said that about everything, but this is the second time I've typed this out because I lost everything the first time I typed it. Very frustrating.). Seriously though, if you're not feeling like wearing your hair down, just put it up in a cute bun and wear a scarf. Instant cute outfit.

5. Boots

These are absolutely necessary in the fall, for the sake of keeping warm and for the sake of style. You can seriously pair all of the above with these. They can go with jeans, leggings shirts, and dresses. They're altogether amazing in general, and there are so many different styles to fit your taste.
6. Last and definitely not least (in fact, I saved the best for last), Jesus:
I actually hate that the above are called fall essentials, because the only fall essential is Jesus, and maybe, just maybe, coffee. If you have a little bit of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus, you will be more than okay.

So, that's it for the essentials. Here are the books I'm planning to read this month:

To Be Read:

1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley : How could I not read Frankenstein when I wrote it? Just kidding, but I'm actually related to the writer of Frankenstein. (Basically famous, right?) 

2. The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks: The main character's back story is a little rough, but other than that, it's a good book so far. I have always loved Nicholas Sparks's writing, and I'm really excited about this book.

3. Memories of a Dirt Road by Stephen Bly: I was excited when I randomly grabbed this from a shelf in the library. It's a Christian book, I think, so I think I'll enjoy it.

4. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen: Go Teen Writers, a blog I follow, references this novel all the time. It's apparently very well written, and I can't wait to start it.

5. (Not pictured) The New Testament: I'm currently in Mark, and I hope to finish John by the end of the month. Like I said, Coffee and Jesus are the only real fall essentials.

I sincerely hope I didn't bore you out of your mind. Again, I had to type this twice and I'm running low on coffee, so I apologize if I sound terribly unenthusiastic. Stay tuned for more blogtober posts, and let me know if you liked this one! 


    You don't even know how happy all of these pictures of clothes and how we have a similar style....happy day :)
    And I'm reading Frankenstein right now...

    1. AHH LAUR YOU MADE MY DAY. Seriously, you did. I'm so glad we have similar style!

      Isn't it so cool that Frankenstein was written when Mary Shelley was eighteen?!

  2. I ordered my bean boots in late September with and estimated delivery date of December 7th, I still haven't gotten my mini bean boot keychain! Any idea when that will come in?

    1. I'm sorry, I have no idea what LL Bean's system is as far as that goes. Thinking back, I think mine came in closer to when my boots came than when I ordered them. I hope I helped you :)


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