Fall Fashion Checklist

fall fashion checklist

Happy November, friends! I know the rest of the country has been in fall fashion mode for quite awhile but here in AZ, the weather is just now starting to dip (yay!). My boots are excited.

To get ready for the new season, I’ve got a few things on my Fall Fashion prep checklist I always must do. And a few new favorites, too! Here’s my Fall Fashion Checklist.

1. Get my boots ready

There’s nothing worse than waiting until the day you can finally wear your boots to realize that they’re chipped, dirty and generally need a little love. Get them in tip-top shape now, ladies, so they’re primed and ready for when you need them!

2. Pucker up with new lipstick

It’s out with the peaches and in with the berrys and reds! Right now, I’m loving the creamy lipsticks from Boots No. 7 Sheer Temptation Lipstick, the longwear power of Lorac Pro Matte Lipcolor and the shiny glaze of Yves Saint Laurent Glossy Stain.

3. Inventory my wardrobe

Do I need new leggings? How are my cardigans holding up? Did any of them shrink or are in need of new buttons? I like to inventory my wardrobe right before the next season so I know exactly what to toss and what new things I need replaced.

4. Get my hair did

It really is so fun to update your hair color and/or style to fit the season. I’m a big fan of deeper colors for fall and winter and then lightening things up again come summer.

5. Buy a treat

Because, why not? It’s a new season so a little shopping is in order! I’m currently crushing on these Frye boots, this cashmere sweater (a fall essential) and this pretty but simple Kate Spade pendant necklace.

How do you get ready for the fall season? 

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{Jetset} A Stay at Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona

amara resort and spa sedona review

When you just have a baby, things get crazy. Crazy, I tell ya! So when we were invited on a Staycation to Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona, it was just what the doctor ordered. A short home-away-from-home trip that’s just long enough to feel gone but short enough to try with a newborn? I’m all over that.

amara resort and spa

I had stayed at Amara Resort & Spa in Sedona in the past, but not since their $1 million redesign and becoming part of the Kimpton family of hotels. They’re a reliable brand and I love that they have perks like morning coffee & tea in the lobby, yoga mats in every hotel room, are pet-friendly so Lola can come with us and (my favorite) wine hour! From 5pm to 6pm there’s fresh appetizers and complimentary wine in the lobby. It’s free happy hour, perfect for right before dinner!

sedona staycation

sedona staycation charcuterie

We were greeted with a bottle of bubbly and had packed our own charcuterie board as we were planning to picnic somewhere in Sedona. But by the time we arrived and had a peek at our lovely creekside-view room, there wasn’t really a need to leave our room!


nursing friendly clothes

nursing fashion

This was also supposed to be the location of my first post-baby outfit post but, as you can tell, I was having a really bad hair day and really just wanted to unwind and relax. Relax in our lovely room and giant hot tub, that is.

amara resort and spa sedona

All of the rooms were redesigned and I love the way they made a “Southwestern” look feel modern with bright pops of color, rustic details and colorful artwork.

And, the food was pretty great too….

SaltRock_Achiote Chicken Breast 1

salt rock restaurant sedona

SaltRock_King Oyster Mushrooms 2 After dinner, we crashed a wedding. Baby and all! Good times!

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