Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Essentials - Midwest

Aaaaand we're back. I have never lived in the midwest and, in fact, spent very minimal time there however, I happen to love parts of the midwest very much. 

Such as a good Chicago/Midwestern accent....seriously, I think it's the sexiest accent...ok Australian accents always win ....and then the Midwesterners 

Deep-dish pizza....I mean, whoever says they don't love five inch thick pizza loaded with meat and cheese.....is surely a liar....or maybe a vegetarian. 

And awesome Midwestern bloggers named Ashley....I especially love those. 
And today I happen to have one....the b-e-a-u-tiful Ashley from Life is Beautiful is here to spill her top essentials for a Midwestern fall!

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Hello all you lovely people. The wonderful and fabulous, Ashley, has asked me to set up a post of all things {Fall}. Of course I excepted her request!
If there is anything that I love, its Fall :)
My name is {also} Ashley from Life is Beautiful.
I am representing the MidWest ... can I get an OH ... {IO}!!
It was hard to come up with only 5 things that I feel are essential during the Fall season.
But I narrowed my list down and here are the 5 things I just LOVE about this season.



1. First up, fall clothes or shall I say accessories.
Scarves, mittens, comfy socks and boots - all essential items for living in the MidWest.
Even if you don't live in a cold climate, boots are always a fashion must during Fall.
I just recently ordered a pair of boots from Old Navy for only $40. Also, the boots pictured {above} are from urbanog.com. Go check out their website, the have cute boots
for a reasonable price!

2. I don't care what state you live in, football is essential for fall or should I say fall is essential for football? I love BUCKEYE football. AND this year the Michigan vs. Ohio State game falls on my birthday, Nov. 24th. How cool is that?
 Can't wait to celebrate AND cheer on my buckeyes!



3. Next up, pumpkin picking. Pumpkin picking is a MUST in the Fall. I love picking out pumpkins and then carving them at home :) The second picture {above} is of my nephew
last year, isn't he the cutest!?


4. Need I say more? Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
I have YET to have a latte this fall, what is wrong with me!?
But really, how good is this drink? PSLs are like Fall in a cup!
Click on this link : Pumpkin Spice Lattes for an at home recipe :)


5. Finally, last but not least, fall nail polish. It's time to change the coral color on my nails for something like the first color shown {Skirting the Issue by Essie}.
 I love the darker colors for fall, don't you!?

There you have it.
My top {5} Fall essentials.

Thank you, Ash, for letting me guest post. I loved putting this post together. I can't wait to see the other posts from all other regions :) Come visit me over at Life is Beautiful.

Happy Fall, ladies!

xo, Ashley


.....and yes, it's true, I'm only friends with people named Ashley....because clearly Ashley's are awesome. 

Juuuust kidding!
XO, A

15 comments:

P!nky said...

Always swoon over Essie's fall line, so pretty!

Not a fan of the PSL, but love the salted caramel lattes.

3 more days and I'll be all ready for fall!

xoxo

Shannon said...

I've decided that I'm going to expand my scarves wardrobe this fall. I currently only own a few and that is just balls. :(


And I totally agree about darker nails in the autumn!

The Pink Growl said...

That scarf is so cute! I will take one of each in the Essie fall collection, thanks! :)

Faith said...

I just love everything about this post. Fall is my favorite.

LAUREN said...

I'm with Nikki... I need those Essie polishes, stat!

Ashley said...

Oops I spelled accepted wrong ... Fail!! Thanks for having me Ash!!! Luv you!! :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love Chicago for all the same reasons you do... I even married a boy from Illinois (2 hours south of Chicago) so we get to go visit! :)

And visiting Ashley is so cute! I love her boot pick! I am definitely going to check those out right now! :)

Alex said...

Have to agree with you on the Australian accent. But I'm also way biased.

Rissy said...

she had me at BUCKEYE football!

Caroline said...

love the essie fall collection!

katie michelle said...

OMG LOOOOVED this list! Umm, hello, fall nail polish is SO the best!

Jenny said...

Oh crap! I need to buy those Essie polishes NOW!!!! Love that first one!

Joanna said...

I'm past ready for fall

Ashley said...

Agreed with all of these - being somewhat of a midwest girl myself!!

I've never attended a college football game...that needs to change asap!

Katie said...

I love Ashley's post! Woot woot for representing the Midwest! Indiana girl over here!