November 5th, 2012


Favorite Things: October 2012

It’s hard to believe that we are already well into the first week of November!  I guess between work, vacation, and Sandy, the month kind of flew by.  The temps are getting chillier and holiday planning is into full swing at work.  Here on the blog, I’ve already started planning gift guides… it’s kind of weird!  I’m a planner, so I’ve already started my holiday shopping… but I still feel a little bit crazy admitting that.  This month, a lot caught my eye, but here are my favorite things.

I first read about this little salve over here and just had to try it for myself.  What ITG says is true… it smells like lovely lilacs and gives lips + cheeks the prettiest non-greasy  berry tint.  It’s made in small batches in Brookllyn and 100% organic.  What’s not to love?!  Might be my new dessert-island beauty product.

This Nuxe Body Scrub is a savior for dry winter skin.  The formula is smooth and creamy and does some heavy duty moisturizing while sloughing off dead skin.  I like that the grains are varied (small and course) so it doesn’t miss anything.  I’m obsessed.  It’s also nearly all organic + free of parabens.

Bing Bang only made 100 of these little rose gold skull bracelets for its collab with Of a Kind.  I ordered mine immediately.  It’s a special piece but also delicate enough to wear every day.  I love that only 99 other people will have the same bracelet as me.

Julep sent over a few of their polishes and I was really impressed with both the on-trend assortment of colors + how they wear.  Two of my favorites are Caroline and Lisa.

LNA makes my favorite t-shirts, so I was excited to try their sweaters.  I love the subtle cut-outs on this one.  Paired with jeans, it is classic with a funky little twist.

These Dara Ettinger druzy studs are the perfect way to add a subtle pop of color to your look.  I’m loving both studs + druzy right now, so these were a must.  An added bonus is that the warm coral tone is really flattering on nearly all skin tones.

You MUST check out everything in Calypso’s Soiree Collection… if only for the styling.  The pants (gold sequin + foiled leather) really need to get in my closet.  If you are in need of a little holiday outfit-planning inspiration, this lookbook is a great resource.

29 Responses to Favorite Things: October 2012

  1. Stephanie November 5, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    The Of a Kind collab bracelet is gorgeous. I also love the idea that they’re so limited- no fast track fashion! I’ll have to look into the scrub too- my first actual winter is making my skin go a bit crazy. Thank you for the post, these are all great items!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

      Oh you should definitely try it… it is truly a wonderful product! x

  2. Jenn November 5, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    I love Calypso St. Barth and am in full agreement with you! This winter collection is quite lovely with all the shiny and sparkly! I wish I had the funds to pick up the sequin maxi.
    Loving the new blog layout as well!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm #

      I know, me too… just so gorgeous!

  3. Catfish & Caviar November 5, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Loooove that outfit with the sparkly pants….just fab!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 1:12 pm #

      I know… just so good!

  4. Alyssa November 5, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I love the new look and layout, Grace! So pretty! And those gold pants, swoon. I would love to wear those to any (and every) holiday party I have coming up this season!

    The Glossy Life

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

      Thanks Alyssa! I know -would die to have them in my closet.

  5. Kristin November 5, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    That bracelet is so lovely!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Thanks Kristin… I’m obsessed!

  6. Emily November 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    I love all of these picks! Those gold sequin pants are SO cute!
    Isn’t That Charming.

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Thanks Emily – I know, I love them!

  7. christin November 5, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    woah woah woah, more organics from Brooklyn!? way to make my Monday!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      Knew you’d love it. :)

  8. Kara November 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Love the bracelet and need to try those polishes!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

      You must! xo

  9. Erin November 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    I nabbed the Bing Bang bracelet as well! Can’t wait for it to arrive!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

      yay! Twins! ;)

  10. Lauren | Seventeenth & Irving November 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Ooo, I’ll have to try that body scrub! My skin’s so dry right now with the changing temperatures.

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 5, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

      It’s a really good one – one of the best I’ve tried in ages!

  11. Berty Morales November 5, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Loving the rose gold skull bracelet!

  12. Bettina November 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    These gold pants are stunning! So incredibly perfect for holiday dressing. Great find!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 6, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

      I love them – so glad you agree!

  13. Michelle November 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    I waaant that bracelet!

    xo Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

      I can’t wait for mine to come!

  14. Noemi November 6, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    The bracelet is beautiful. I love Nuxe products, they are so good. I recommend you the hand cream, Rêve de miel, it makes hands so soft.

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace November 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

      Oooh, I must try it – thanks for the suggestion.

  15. Jordan - Queen of LA November 8, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    oh grace – i love the bracelet so much!!!! would it be weird if i got it too?!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood November 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

      Not at all – it is your essence!!! Get it!

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