My Return in Fall Style Favorites

My Return in Fall Style Favorites

It is October 2018, and here I am finally back after a full season hiatus. Happy to return doing what I love in my favorite season (the golden season!) sharing my fall style favorites with you. To say so much has happened in the last few months is an understatement. But I won’t leave you out of all the fun, as I plan to share the best of best from this past summer in tidbits over the next few weeks. So please feel free to indulge in some sunny content from the warmer days as I ease back into writing in what are to surely be cooler days ahead.

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Something about the change in the air that prompts me to change mindset and while some wait for spring to do a closet cleanup and “switch things up”, I love cozying up to my closet in the fall and winter to see what gets to stay and go. This past summer I did an entire garage and closet cleanup and it felt so therapeutic. So much so, that I felt it affect my attitude and how I felt when I woke up in the mornings. Much more of that to come.

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And I couldn’t think of a better return to fall favorites without a gold piece somehow. Who doesn’t love sparkle, right? From the shimmery veil of a thin turtleneck from Zara to green stone studs & pendant necklace from Kendra Scott wrapped in gold prongs or the stacked set of bracelets that I literally wear every single day from Emerson & Oliver, I feel set in all the fall style colors that we all know and love.

I’m also loving makeup and skincare more than ever. I have tried so many different skincare products that my skin took a turn for the worse over the summer, but slowly returned to normal as I figured out how to best try new products and not overload on it all. Note to Self: Patch test!

Kept the look neutral with a hint of pink against all the colors within the rest of the outfit. Check out my fall season beauty favorites here.

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Faux leather (wax coated) pants in fall’s classic oxblood color…and cropped? As a petite woman, I couldn’t be happier. These are from I Love Tyler Madison, and their entire pant collection has been one of the best fitting pants I have ever tried. You’ll definitely see these around my Instagram feed for awhile.


While the hip bags and pouches are the handbag trend right now (which I do happen to love too!), I appreciate a classic structured handbag that fits everything I need to be on the go as a Mom, and self-proclaimed fashionista.

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So there you have it! Here’s your Fall Style Favorites checklist:

Gold or metallic anything (*wink*),

Rich jewel tones – such as forest green or oxblood burgundy,

And textured pieces – such as smooth leather or waffle tweed.

Just writing this really feels like therapy, and the way I feel sharing my fall style again makes the hard work behind This Season’s Gold worth it. I am grateful for your return to my blog as well! Thank you for your support. Always. I hope you like the changes and stick around as there is much more to come in the days, weeks, and years ahead. And if you haven’t already, stop by and tag along on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Youtube

With all my love –

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Year in Review // 2017’s Best in Skincare and Beauty

Year in Review // 2017’s Best in Skincare and Beauty

2017 was definitely the year I started using more beauty products and trying out different brands to find the best in skincare and beauty for my skin. Earlier this year, I was invited to experience a “facial skin reading” at Esthetica MD in Englewood, NJ and I was surprised to learn so much about my skin that I had not previously known.

2017 best skincare

2017 best skincare

As someone who always thought a breakout here and there meant I had oily skin, I was shocked to learn I actually had combo to dry skin, my skin damage was not severe but only topical (meaning it was reversible), and that the texture of my skin was at 95% out of 100% which I was happy to hear!

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The “face chart” created from the machine was able to show all the areas that needed attention the most. It was painless procedure (I just had to rest my chin on the machine), and I learned so much that lead me to find the best of beauty for the best of this year! 

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Some of my skincare staples has been the Calendula Toner from Kiehls  having used it for over 15 years now. But newer brands that I’ve fallen in love with for my combo/dry skin have been Too Cool for School, Tatcha, SKII, Boscia, Pixi and Caudalie! I’ve become a big believer in using face masks so I switch between Dr. Jart’s brightening mask and Too Cool For School’s egg mask (which is perfect for winter!). 

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I keep my makeup relatively simple, although my routine seems intense to some mostly because I really work on prepping my skin before I put on some concealer, setting powder, blush, eyebrow gel, mascara, lipgloss, setting mist (my favorites are from Pixi and NYX), and I’m out the door! But when I find a really good eyeshadow brand, I invest in it! Tarte and Natasha Denona have been two of my favorites to use this year because of their pigmented colors and easy blending, which makes this novice happy to use them! 

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2017 best skincare

2017 best skincare

As you think about entering the colder days of the early 2018 winter, consider how your routine is different from the summer months. With less moisture in the air, finding a balance of products that work for your skin during the various seasons will make a world of difference to how your skin cares for itself. You’ll be happy you did! 

What are some of your favorites skincare products? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to try out some new brands and products. Thank you so much for reading! I plan on sharing more about my skincare and beauty routines on Youtube! If that is something you’d love to see, subscribe here!

Featured // Top Row (L to R): Pink & Blue Co. Necklace | Natasha Denona Palatte | Farsali Face Oil | Dose of Colors Highlighter | Sugar Fix by BaubleBar Necklace & Earrings (all under $30) | Bottom Row (L to R): Caudalie Eye Cream | Tatcha Gold Lipbalm  | Ouai Rose Body Oil | Lano Lip ointment | Boscia Facial Tonic 

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This Season’s Gold // 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

This Season’s Gold // 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Holidays everyone! I am excited to return with my second annual Holiday Gift Guide for this season! I have literally spent this entire year learning about so many new products and brands that  I could not wait to share with you, and I know they will make the perfect gift for that special someone in your life (even if it’s just for you!). I am big believer in gifting experiences to be honest, but there’s always something to find for that special someone who you know would appreciate a very special thing! So as I did last year, I’ve specialized my gift guide to get you direct access to the best of the season for those you love!

Enjoy shopping! 

Click below to visit each uniquely curated list! Happy Shopping!

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Thank you for reading! And starting this week, a special announcement plus the return of the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Giveaways! See here to learn more!

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Transition // Fall Leaves, Fall Skin

Transition // Fall Leaves, Fall Skin

Changing seasons means taking care of your skin after a summer spent in the sun. It never dawned on me to change my skin routine from season to season. But after doing some research, I realized that those changing leaves served as good reminder to change my skin routine and treat my skin for fall differently than I do for summer.

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With every passing year, I started to notice that I get some dark spots from exposure to the sun and uneven effects of the sun on my skin. Enter Neutrogena. As a brand that I have used before and go to when finding new ways to treat my skin as a collective regimen, Neutrogena’s new Rapid Tone Repair Line can target those dark spots and even out my skin. With a rapid release type of retinol (good for age spots), vitamin c (diffuses brown spots), and a boost of hyaluronic acid (keeps my skin moisturized) the daily moisturizer, the night moisturizer and the dark spot corrector are what I needed to transition my skin from summer to fall.

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Starting the day with a moisturizer that includes an SPF 30 or more is a great way to protect your skin while keeping it moisturized as the cool air of fall sets in and starts to deplete moisture from your skin, ever so slowly into winter. We often make the mistake of thinning out our moisturizer when we put it on, so don’t be afraid of layering a good amount on your face. Neutrogena’s day moisturizer is lightweight, smells good, and provides a great hydrated base for my foundation.

Fall Skin

Fall Skin

At night, after washing my face and following my usual cleansing routine, I apply the dark spot corrector directly on the spots that have darkened from sun exposure, particularly on my chin and near my lips. When I think back to how I treated my skin during the summer, I often wore a hat that covered most of my face expect my chin in most cases, which makes perfect sense now that I am finding that’s where most of my dark spots have been.Fall Skin

Followed by the spot corrector, which addressed specific areas of my skin that I knew needed to fade, I ended my night time skin routine with the Rapid Tone Repair moisturizer labeled Night (making it very easy not to mix things up!). I particularly love the light feel of this moisturizer while knowing it is still targeting my need for moisture, smoothing my fine lines and evening out my skin tone while I sleep. Many night moisturizers can sometimes feel sticky, so it was nice to wake up not feeling stuck to my pillow or with a residue! 

Fall Skin

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Fall Skin

Thank you so much for reading! I have been diving into so many skin care products lately, testing them out and learning how to care for my skin better these days. If you have a favorite product or skin routine you’d like me to share, please let me know in the comments below! Have a great week! 

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Thank you to Neutrogena for partnering on this post!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time // Pink & Gold Giveaway Day 6

It’s the Most Wonderful Time // Pink & Gold Giveaway Day 6

It’s Christmas Eve eve! Yup, that’s right! That means that today is our last Most Wonderful Time Giveaway, and this time it’s all about Pink & Gold! Thank you to all of you who have entered throughout this past week! The time you took to comment, follow and just be engaged on my platform has been amazing! Now that you have found us, I do hope you choose to continue to follow along with us and our social media as we plan on bringing so many new and helpful stories and styles in the new year. If you’ve subscribed to our newsletter, you’ll be the first to know all about our posts and news, with an inside scoop to future giveaways and even opportunities only available to our subscribers! Stay tuned!

I am so excited for this Pink & Gold giveaway package! It represents our brand colors and our biggest giveaway this week! The total package includes a Kate Spade Stacy Wallet (similar in link), Gorjana’s Chloe Mini Strand Necklace, Static Nails, Tan-Luxe Face Self-Tanner, and Cassavetes Nail Polish! The entire giveaway is valued at over $250!

Pink & Gold Giveaway

Pink & Gold Giveaway

Pink & Gold Giveaway

Pink & Gold Giveaway

Pink & Gold Giveaway

I hope you’ve enjoyed our first Most Wonderful Time Giveaway this week, and we look forward to doing it again next year! Please feel free to share our post and if you haven’t already, enter our other two giveaways (Day 2 and Day 5) before they end tomorrow!

How to Enter and Rules

1) You’ll enter via the Rafflecopter image box below. Found it? Good! You’ll have to login using your email address or Facebook account.

2) This giveaway will run from December 23rd at 4:00pm and end by Christmas Day, December 25th at 9:00pm. Yes, more time means more chances!

3) The winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours about their win and their name will appear in the Rafflecopter below! 

4) If for any reason the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 5 days, an alternate prize winner will be chosen at random.

5) The giveaway is open to US entrants only. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

6) This Season’s Gold is hosting this giveaway and delivering the package to our winner. The brands part of the package are not sponsors of this giveaway.

6) Prize will be mailed to winner upon receipt of delivery name and address.

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Thank you so much for entering! Good luck! Be sure to keep checking back for more giveaways until Christmas! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time // Giveaway Day 4

It’s the Most Wonderful Time // Giveaway Day 4

Happy 4th day of giveaways! It really is the most wonderful time of the year! I truly love making people happy. And while I’m no Oprah, just the thought the I can host these great opportunities for others thrills me! As almost any girl knows, InStyle magazine rates pretty high among the best lifestyle magazines today! So when Mila & Such reached out to me, I was excited to know that they not only wanted to let me style one of their lovely scarves, but that they were featured in InStyle as one of the best scarves to purchase! But my favorite part of the story is how the artist & designer Mila Sohn is a woman who tells her story and embraces her strength after life’s unexpected difficulties. Even more amazing is that 5% of each sale from the Mila & Such collection goes to the American Cancer Society which made me love the brand even more! Most Wonderful Time This space has always been both a creative celebration and a place of honor for my own story after a devastating experience. I was drawn to the Birth Scarf, not only because of the color, but also because it truly feels that this space is a new type of birth for me, or better yet, the birth of what never was. So I am honored to be able to give away 20″ scarves, each valued at $45, to two winners! The winners will be able to chose their favorite design from the available collection of small silk scarves seen here. Wonderful Time Giveaway

How to Enter and Rules

1) You’ll enter via the Rafflecopter image box below. Found it? Good! You’ll have to login using your email address or Facebook account.

2) This giveaway will run from December 21st at 8:00am EST and end by December 22nd at 9:30am. Yes, more time means more chances!

3) The two winners will be contacted by email within 48 hours about their win and their name will appear in the Rafflecopter below! 

4) The winners will get to chose one 20″ small scarf from the collection shown here. If scarf choice is not available at the time, the winner will be notified and a scarf design of brand’s choice will be sent.

5) If for any reason the winner(s) cannot be contacted or do not respond within 5 days, an alternate prize winner(s) will be chosen at random.

6) The giveaway is open to US entrants only. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

7) This Season’s Gold is hosting this giveaway and a representative for Mila & Such will be responsible for delivering the scarves to our two winners!

6) Prize will be mailed to winners upon receipt of delivery name and address.

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Thank you so much for entering! Good luck! Be sure to keep checking back for more giveaways until Christmas! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time // Giveaway Day 2

It’s the Most Wonderful Time // Giveaway Day 2

We’re in the home stretch of the the most wonderful time of the year, and the official winter season is set to come by mid-week. If you are a last minute shopper like me, you are feeling the stress of all of the shopping you still have to do, the wrapping that needs to get done, and all the who, what, where, when of planning us Mom’s tend to do! I don’t know about you, but whenever there is a moment for me to find a moment of peace from running around to get everything done, I like to enjoy a slightly longer shower, take my time pampering my skin, and ultimately just take in the warmth of a cozy robe and the intoxicating scent of some great smelling body products (and flowers!).

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So as a Mom, I am so thrilled to be able give away this amazing gift package from Aveda valued at over $150! One winner will receive Aveda’s Escape from Stress Collection, which includes a full size of of the Stress-Fix Body Creme, Hand Creme, Creme Cleansing Oil, and a Soy Wax Candle to enjoy on those days when a long relaxing bath is in order! In addition, the winner will receive a collection of 7 Balance oils, perfect for those days when you’re feeling a bit of balance from the long days and nights!

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most wonderful time

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How to Enter and Rules

1) You’ll enter via the Rafflecopter image box below. Found it? Good! You’ll have to login using your email address or Facebook account.

2) This giveaway will run from December 19th at 11:00am and end by December 24th at 9:00am. Yes, more time means more chances!

3) The winner will be contacted by email within 48 hours about their win and their name will appear in the Rafflecopter below! 

4) If for any reason the winner cannot be contacted or does not respond within 5 days, an alternate prize winner will be chosen at random.

5) The giveaway is open to US entrants only. No purchase of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

6) This Season’s Gold is hosting this giveaway and delivering the package to our winner. Aveda is not a sponsor of this giveaway.

6) Prize will be mailed to winner upon receipt of delivery name and address.

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Thank you so much for entering! Good luck! Be sure to keep checking back for more giveaways until Christmas! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones!

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