Friday, August 8, 2014

Friday Favorites

I have loved linking up with my girls Narci, Andrea and Erika on Fridays!  This week, my favorite things are all things I have recently purchased that are fall related :).  I have no shame in saying everything fall makes me happy (even on August 8th!).  A little fall in my life makes me feel warm and cozy inside.




Hello Apple Butter.

Every year, I buy several jars of Williams-Sonoma's Pumpkin Pecan Butter and well this year, they have a Cinnamon Apple Butter that has come out to precede the Pumpkin Butter (I might have squealed when I saw it).  Last Saturday, we were in Williams-Sonoma just looking around and I bought a jar...and I've almost used half of it already.  This stuff is so good!!  I've been using it on my English muffins in the morning but how good would it be on top of a waffle too?  This seriously makes me happy each morning.


Speaking of things that make me happy...Bath and Body Works has their Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin body products and all of their fall candles online right now (not in store yet).  Goodness gracious, you ladies know how I feel about this stuff.  I ordered some as soon as I saw that it was out and my house smells oh so sweet right now.  (Some of you don't care but others of you are not even reading this statement because you are online buying this stuff in bulk...you are my girls and I love you for it.) :)

Oh goodness!  In my little office right now, I have a Pumpkin Caramel Latte burning while I work and it just makes me happy.




This year when the Pottery Barn Back to School Catalog arrived at our house, I let Kensington look through and pick out a backpack and lunchbox...she picked the cheetah :).  Pottery Barn only monograms up to 9 letters and her name is 10, so yesterday, we dropped this off at a friend's house for her to monogram.  My big girl is super excited about her first official big girl backpack and lunchbox!



So Sheaffer is always telling me that I need to check out Sole Society for shoes.  She (and a lot of other people in blogger world) rave on and on and on about how cute their shoes are, so when I received an email from Sole Society about reviewing their booties, I agreed but only under one condition...I buy my own pair so that I could honestly review them as a paying customer (because you know I wouldn't ever tell you about something I don't completely love!!)...well, I ordered these and let me tell you...they're fabulous!!!


Look how cute they are!!!  I'm in love :).

I think the great heel height is the reason I love these the most..they are not too tall.  Mine are the light luggage color but I think the grey and black are really cute too...


I've told you guys a million times that other than wedges, booties are my favorite shoe...especially this time of year during transitional weather.  I wore these the other day with my boyfriend jeans and short-sleeve tee but then they'll also look super cute paired with my skinny jeans and sweaters this fall.   Just for grins, here are some bootie outfit ideas for you to transition these from August into your late fall wardrobe...

 I found these images off of Pinterest and thought they looked like good early fall ways to wear booties (no coats needed).  Cute, right?

 And then I found these images that are more layered for cold weather. See, booties work from now until snow (or in my case, probably until May) :).

So there you have it!  If you haven't checked out Sole Society either, you should.  Not only do they have cute booties...they have other really cute shoes, boots, jewelry and accessories too.  Just see below...



That's it for Friday Favorites!!  Don't forget to check out my foodie blog!  Today, I have simple little 


Happy Friday!

36 comments:

Jennifer Cannon said...

This could very easily be my favorite post this week! If I could bottle up some fall air with a tad bit of sweet cinamon pumkpin deliciousness lingering around me, I would be set for life! And since I'm a kindergarten teacher seeing a adorable bookbag about to monogrammed ( do you know how much we love you for that?? So helpful!) ....makes me happy happy happy! Can't wait to see that sweet girl start kondetgarten!!

Xoxo
Jennifer

Camille Columbia said...

i LOVE those booties!

Tab & Erika said...

Haha!! You're blogging about fall and I've already skipped to Christmas!!! Where are you cool weather????

Tara G. said...

My granny used to make us apple butter and give it to us for Christmas with money taped on top. I finally got the recipe, bought the gadget needed and make it. Excited for the fall apple crops because we are low! ** Have you seen Dear Lillie's fall signs? They have some pretty options you might like.

Kimm Atwood said...

I think a trip to Williams Sonoma is in order this weekend for that apple butter!!!! And holy heck yes for fall right around the corner!!!! Happy Friday

Jersey Love said...

Made a trip to bath & body works yesterday to scope out my fall purchase! Did you see the 3 pumpkin jar holder?! Omg! It's gorgeous

Narci said...

Oh, my goodness! I am off to order candles right this minute!!! So excited for Fall!!

Erin Navarro said...

Pottery barn kids backpacks and lunch boxes have been amazing for us! They hold up like no other!

Ann said...

I love a monogram, but when my kids were growing up police/school discouraged full name monogramming on backpacks because it made it easier for a 'stranger' to trick your child by acting like he knows the child by using the full name. I love following your blog, just thought i would mention it.

Anonymous said...

What type of socks do you wear with the booties?

Mix and Match Mama said...

I don't wear socks with booties...I treat them like a wedge or a heel and skip the socks (but you could wear no-shows)!

Jayme said...

Hey, Shay! My 20-month-old is starting preschool in a few weeks, and I want to get him a pottery barn kids backpack, too. I'm confused about the sizes, though - they have mini, small, and two larger ones. Which do you get for Kensington? Thanks for the advice!

the girl in the red shoes said...

I need that apple butter in my life asap! And totally popping over to buy those candles too...I can't wait for fall!

Mix and Match Mama said...

I ordered K the small backpack! I think it would work for your little one too. It's not too big!

Amy Androff said...

Fall is my favorite time too. Right now Hobby Lobby has their fall decorations 40 percent off. Shut your eyes as you pass by the Christmas aisle. Please......
Love the candles. The hand soap in Pumpkin Cupcake is so so good. I will try the lemon muffins this weekend.
Great post! Have a blessed weekend.

Jen Fisher said...

I haven't jumped on the "bootie bandwagon" but you and Sheaffer are totally convincing me!

Bekah Bruce said...

You are a woman after my own heart! I love fall! I live through summer for fall (although summer time is fabulous--it just isn't fall!) Our big is heading to preschool this year. He has his backpacked picked as well. He choose a Planes one. I am waiting patiently for Kindergarten to get him his own PB one, monogrammed vs full name! And oh those candles make me happy! I want them year round!! Pumpkin cupcake is so delicious!!

Jayme said...

Thanks! Ordering the small today!

Lauren said...

OMG, I used to work at Bath and Body Works and do you know how completely hard it was to not give my whole paycheck to that place!!!!! A woman's paradise!!! LOL!!! Xxxxxxx

PS:
LOVE the booties.

dresselfamily.blogspot.com said...

I love fall, it will b here soon, I try to.soak every second if summer because it feels like 9 months of winter here i'm canada!
so, I used to buy those candles too, or gold canyon, then I switched toScentsy, I loved this even more fir safety, and no black smoke after I.blew it out!!..im not a scentsy rep lol
loved those booties!!!..do they fit true to.size?

V @ X-tremely V said...

I am so ready for Fall too! I putting out all my Fall decor this weekend because I just can't wait! lol!
That sweet cinnamon pumpkin is my favorite! (followed closely by Vanilla Noel) I will be ordering some today!!! Thanks for the heads up Shay!
Our temps in Ohio jumped back up to the 80's but I am hoping to rock my new booties soon :) Thanks for the outfit inspiration :)

Shannon said...

I think you need to move to California so we can be shopping buddies or maybe I should be moving by you since the weather looks a lot cooler there than here! I love booties they are so comfy and cute and I can't wait to check out the sole society ones. Those Pottery Barn backpacks and lunch bags are the best, I look forward to seeing which one my girls pick out every year. I put in my sweet cinnamon pumpkin order in a couple days ago, can't wait til I can fill my house up with pumpkins ;)

Sarah {Limited Space Organizing} said...

I'm surprised you haven't mentioned the scent "Leaves" from Bath & Body Works!! It is the epitome of fall!! I've already bought three candles and am about to order the scent for my car as well!! I'll take my fall scents ANYWHERE!!

Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries said...

LOVE the booties! I have a similar pair that are Jessica Simpson brand. OK, so I'm curious - do you wear any sort of socks when you wear your booties with cuffed jeans/dresses/shorts AKA when your ankles show?

audra wray said...

I was JUST thinking I wish it were time for booties....these cute booties solve my problem for the next couple of months! Thanks for sharing shay!

Megan Ball said...

So I currently have a "bag" of sweet cinnamon pumpkin waiting on me to finish checking out and I'm heading to Williams Sonoma on lunch... Not to mention, it's rainy and isn't supposed to get above 80 today, so I'm declaring it bootie weather. Thanks for helping me indulge my love of fall!

Tracy said...

I LOVE all things fall & those Bath & Body Works candles are some of my favorites!

Kristin said...

And I just ordered the pumpkin pecan waffle!!! I made the mistake of only buying 1 candle last year and then all the stores around me sold out :(

Amie said...

You are making me so excited for fall and everything pumpkin!!! But I can't forget my peppermint mochas too!! I can't wait to get the Pumpkin Caramel Mocha candle, sounds delightful :)

angie said...

Or wear exposed socks...a la SJP...http://signature-you.blogspot.com/2013/12/inspired-by.html?m=1

angie said...

Or show off cute socks a la SJP...http://signature-you.blogspot.com/2013/12/inspired-by.html?m=1

Rachel said...

LOVE everything about this post, Shay! Fall is my favorite too because it means that the holidays are right around the corner :) I have some booties and candles to order thanks to those great recommendations!

Susan said...

Hi Shay! I want to recommend candles from 5th & Madison to you. I am not affiliated with them, so this is not promotional - promise! I just love, love their candles. I used to live in NYC and found them at the Bryant Park Holiday market one year. The candles are super high quality, burn for a long time, and really make your house smell good. AND, the company is in the middle of a big move, so everything is currently 40% off!! I especially love the wood wick candles because they crackle and sound like a real fire :) My favorite scents are Beach House for every day, Chai Pumpkin Latte for fall and Joix de Noel for Christmas. http://www.shop5thandmadison.com/candles/

Amanda Klein said...

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin always reminds be of being a college freshman in 2004! Funny how scents can bring us back! Also, I totally want to rock those booties!

Chic Coastal Living said...

Love those booties and the pumpkin candles! Yumm! Now I think I'm getting excited for fall! have a great weekend! XO

Brandi said...

I ordered those booties in black, thanks for the tip!!! Wondering???? Have you tried 3D mascara???? If not, I'm a presenter with Younique and would love to send you some and get your thoughts on it. Have a blessed day!!!

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