Fall! It’s the worst. My skin feels like newspaper, I can’t find my house keys in the early-evening darkness, and pumpkin-flavored things make me want to die. Really.
If you, too, would rather be schvitzing at the beach than shivering in layers of tweed, here are a couple treats to make it through this gnarly season.
Lush Oatifix Soothing Banana Mask, $6.95
Blustery early-October breezes are the stuff of romance for many fall-oholics, but they also turn my face into a peely, cracky, and painful mess. My daily coat of Cetaphil can’t touch this banana bread-smellin’ goop’s hyper-moisturizing powers. Give your face a gentle wash when you get home, then throw a coat of Oatifix on for a few minutes. It’s magic. Trust.
Yokoo Charcoal Pembroke Cowl, $85.00
THIS SCARF, Y’ALL. Yes, it’s $85 (and I just know you super-crafty babes could whip up a similar one!), but guys, have you seen the DEPTH of this baby? Perfect for hiding from the world when you’re in the throes of seasonal-affective disorder.
Danskin Supplex Capri Leggings, $33.00
The long cardigan/leggings/riding boots combo is my go-to OMFG I HATE COLD WEATHER outfit. It’s tough to drop over $30 on leggings when they can be had for less than $10 at Target, but one pair of these babies got me through a whole New York winter in style. They’ve kept their shape and haven’t pilled or ripped. And apparently they’re Vera Wang’s favorite. So.
Teal Velvet Opera Coat, $129.00
I die a thousand deaths for a good opera coat. They’re light, they’re usually three-quarter sleeve (all the better to showcase funky bracelets underneath) and they add some serious ‘60s realness to a pair of ankle-length pants or a basic black shift. I’m usually partial to brocade, but this vintage velvet one has me drooling. You can even take it into (shudder) colder weather with some elbow-length gloves!
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Kook-a-Mango, $5.99
Holy CRAP, do I love me a good out-of-season nail polish. While y’all are sweating the latest greiges and marooples (maroon plus purple…is that a thing?), I’ll be flipping off Mother Nature with the brightest coral middle finger imaginable.
Treat Yo Self Coffee Cozy, $20.00
Slip this sassy lil’ cozy on your own cup of plain old coffee and BLAM! We can be trendy, too, Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers!
Fear not, warriors. In a matter of weeks—well, a lot of weeks, but still—this horrible season will seem like a dream and we can all go back to blasting Dum Dum Girls with the top down on our way to the beach. Good luck out there.
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