1 | Maybelline Colour Sensational Colour Whisper Lip Colour Is it a lipstick? A gloss? A stain? A balm? And could they use the word colour a few more times in the product name? I don’t know the answer to any of those questions, but I do know this lip stuff is fantastic. This shade is “A Plum Prospect” – which seems more “beet” than “plum”, but that’s just fruit and veggie semantics. It feels a little more fall than fuschia, but not quite as glamour puss as red. The formula melts into your lips like a balm, has colour payoff like a lipstick, and just a bit of shine without being goopy.
2 | Denver Hayes HD1 Dots Hoodie On the other end of the style scale, I’ve been wearing this hoodie pretty much every moment of my life since the leaves started to fall. I’m not winning any style prizes dressing like a 12-year-old, but a cozy hoodie is part of my wardrobe essentials once the weather gets cool. And if you’re already dressing like a 12-year-old, you might as well go all-out and wear polka dots too. Bonus: it’s also water-repellant, which I learned while carrying my kid into the house in a rainstorm at 1 a.m. the other night after he finally passed out in the car.
3 | Pact Autumn Orchid Arrow Tights This is the first thing I’ve ever bought based solely on an Instagram photo. I picked up these Pact tights at Grey Rock Clothing Co., a boutique in downtown Guelph that stocks only sweatshop-free clothing. The colour was what sold me, but their cozy organic cotton/nylon blend fabrication, textured chevron pattern and the knowledge that every PACT purchase lends a hand to low-income entrepreneurs who want to start their own small businesses (something I can definitely get behind) are what make me strut when I wear them (not at the same time as the hoodie).
*This is NOT a sponsored post, and it does not contain affiliate links. I have purchased and used/worn all of the products included above – so you can trust that I really, really heart them, and that you’ll probably heart them too.