the august edit.

Hi loves! Happy September!

Exciting things are lined up for my blog this month and I am so thrilled! When I first launched last summer I had no idea where this journey would take me, but I love watching my audience grow and to work with brands that give me the opportunity to test out new products and share my thoughts! I still have so much to learn and really want to work on perfecting a blogging schedule but I’m still so happy with where this platform has taken me so far! In terms of my career and future plans, I think starting this space was one of the best steps I could have taken to finding out that content creation and editorial work is exactly where I thrive.

Anyway, I thought with that with the arrival of September and the transition into a new season, I’d try to go back to one of my favourite series on my blog- the monthly edits! I love trying new products and this is probably the easiest way for me to go in depth about all my favourites and the ones that I’d recommend. These edits consist of new fashion trends I’ve been loving, my go-to beauty products and even a few lifestyle favourites like the drinks I’ve been loving or my new favourite candle.

Hope you’re all having a beautiful weekend and can take a little inspo from a few of my recent faves! Read along below:

1. Red Patent Boots

Patent and vinyl textures are having a serious moment right now, so what better way to indulge in this trend than a pair of shiny red ankle booties?! I got mine from Forever 21 but I’ve seen similar pairs at Topshop and Zara as well. This style bootie is a great way to add a pop of colour to a plain outfit and my favourite way to style them is with solid black and white pieces to really allow the bold colour to shine. Sometimes patent can look a little cheap, especially from fast-fashion stores like Forever 21, but this pair I purchased has a really trendy circle detailing along the zipper which makes them look more high-end! Shop here.

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2. Mario Badescu Rosewater Spray

I’ve heard Youtubers like Olivia Jade and Lauren Elizabeth RAVE about Mario Badescu skincare products and with the surprisingly affordable price tag I knew I had to give this line a shot! I am so in love with the herbs & rosewater spray from this line. It’s a facial mist that I use first thing in the morning when I wake up and the cooling sensation is so refreshing and the perfect way to give my skin a boost in the morning. The mist is super hydrating and is great to use throughout the day when my skin needs a little pick-me-up. Shop here.

3. Blck Activated Charcoal

I have to admit I was quite hesitant about using activated charcoal on my teeth when I first received this product. Would it leave residue between my teeth? Would it make a mess everywhere? Does it even work? BUT I was seriously blown away by the brightening and whitening effects of this product. Before, I used Crest white strips and felt the chemicals were a little too harsh for my sensitive teeth so I’m so happy to have found a product that works just as well and is all natural! After using this for 3 or 4 days consecutively I noticed a HUGE change in the color of my teeth and this product is amazing for lifting stains, keeping fresh breath and improving overall dental health. Shop here.

4. Essie Russian Roulette

Red was the colour of the season this summer and it’s safe to say the trend is stronger than ever going into the fall! Although wearing red clothing everyday is not the most practical, rocking a red nail most definitely is! I’ve always been one to opt for nude, light pink or white nails but I’ve been loving having a bright pop of colour on my nails recently. Olivia Palermo has always been my fashion muse and when I noticed that she always wears red on her nails I knew I had to give her signature nail look a try. Essie’s Russian Roulette is the perfect shade of true, crisp red and is a great nail colour to bring with you into the darker fall months. Shop here.

5. Plaid Blazer

Plaid is always a go-to style when it comes to fall fashion, but this year fashion girls everywhere have taken a new and more refined approach to this trend that I’ve been loving! The finely-checked grey blazer is all over Instagram this season and I’m so on board for this trend. Throwing a blazer on top of boyfriend jeans and a white tee is perfect for weekend errands or even a day at the office. I love how polished and mature this print is and even more so on a blazer! My tip for finding the perfect plaid blazer for the season is to search for something a little more oversized and slouchy and to roll up to sleeves to give your frame extra shape. Shop my fave here.

6. Rise Kombucha

As a coffee connoisseur, I’m always looking for alternative ways to add an extra energy boost into my life without having to rely on the dark caffeinated beverage. Enter Kombucha! This fizzy little drink is perfect for afternoons when I’m hesitant about that second cup of coffee and never fails to give me the extra boost I need. This organic drink has endless benefits — it’s great for your digestive system and refuels your body with electrolytes! I will warn that it is a bit of an acquired taste and I wasn’t completely convinced after my first bottle, but I’ve grown love it, especially the Lemongrass flavour which reminds me of lemonade! Check it out here.

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7. Two-Tone Denim

One of my go-to outfit formulas for days when I’m in a rush but still want to look chic is to opt for a detailed jean with a plain white tee! This season there are so many options when it comes to denim — from embroidery, distressing, pearls and my personal favourite, two tone denim. This patchwork trend is everywhere this season and I love how easy it is to throw these on with a simple top and still look super on trend and stylish. Shop a couple of my faves here.

… And that’s a wrap for this month loves! Thank you for reading and hopefully you found a few new trends and products to try out for fall!

xo Olivia

 

  • Janet

    Love this round-up. I need to try the charcoal product and I love those red boots!

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  • Brittany Richman

    I love the plaid blazers too! Such a great fall piece.

  • Awesome choices; I love Mario Badescu and charcoal products! Also so obsessed with those booties xoxo