Favorite Fall/Winter Lip Colors
12.09.2016

fall/winter lip colors

I get tons of questions from you girls on Snapchat and Instagram about lip colors, so I thought I'd round up a few of my favorites for this time of year! It's no secret that I'm obsessed with lip colors, and I don't know if I could ever have enough of them! I keep a wish list on my phone haha 🙈  

pretty lip colors for fall & winter
Colourpop "Baracuda"

1. Colourpop "Baracuda"
This has been my favorite color lately, and will be perfect for the holidays! I don't like doing a bright red lip anymore, so this deep berry color is more my style while still adding a bit of drama ;) A big plus is that it's only $6! I like that it's a "satin" color, meaning that it looks pretty matte, but isn't as drying. You can see it worn here, here & here.

Kat Von D "Lolita" liquid lipstick

 2. Kat Von D "Lolita"
I wear this lip color all.the.time. as soon as the weather starts turning cold! It's so flattering, and goes perfectly with every fall and winter color palette. It's described as "chestnut rose," and I would say it has warm, pink-brown undertones. I usually pair it with my MAC lipliner in "whirl." It stays on a long time and is very matte, so it can be pretty drying. I make sure to put on a little chapstick before, and then make sure to have chapstick or gloss with me to add on top a couple of hours later. You can see it worn here, here & here.

MAC "Velvet Teddy" lipstick

3. MAC "Velvet Teddy" + liner in "Whirl"
This is the color you've seen me wear most often over the past year. It's my staple color! I would describe it as a darker nude lipstick with some brown tones in it, and I love pairing it with their liner in "whirl" to add a bit of volume to my lips. This lipstick would be flattering on nearly everyone, and it's not very drying, but lasts really well for a lipstick (it's MAC's matte formula). You can see it worn here, here & here.

3 lip colors for fall & winter
  
I hope you found this post helpful! Let me know if you have any other makeup/beauty post requests! And have a great weekend xoxo 


Shopping with Octer
12.08.2016

distressed high-waisted jeans with a boho outfit
fall/winter boho, casual outfit idea
Cream cardigan, black wide brim hatoversized cardigan / fall boho outfitOversized cream cardigan with a wide brim hat
Casual fall outfit
Long fringe cardigan
wide brim black wool hat / janessa leone 'ila' hat
Black suede ankle boots | dolce vita "conway"
Boho fall outfit
Cardigan (c/o, runs big)  |  Similar Tee  |  Jeans  |  Ankle Boots  |  Hat  |  Lip Color

I have a little bit of fall boho for you today! This oversized cardigan is the coziest thing ever. It really is the perfect piece to take you from lounging around the house to running out the door.

Also, I finally got the Dolce Vita ankle boots I've wanted for months and months! Their original price of $190 was way out of my price range, but after watching them on Octer, I was able to find them in my size for 40% off! Octer is a shopping site that partners with major US retailers to bring their inventory to one online shopping location. By doing this, you can instantly compare prices, colors, similar styles and more all in one search, as opposed to looking on a bunch of different sites. What I love about it is that if you're looking for a specific pair of shoes, for example, you can simply do a search on Octer and it will pull up the retailers that carry them, and what the current prices are. It's an amazing tool for getting the best deal and for seeing where items are in stock! I've also used Octer to look for specific BB Dakota and Free People pieces that had sold out on my most-frequented shopping sites, and I was able to find those pieces on other sites that I normally wouldn't even check.

Let me know if you check out Octer and what you think! In my experience, it really does simplify the online shopping process and saves me a lot of time (and often money)!
Thank you so much to Octer for sponsoring this post! This is a website I regularly use and love, and I truly appreciate your support of brands that help make Love, Lenore possible. 
 

Stocking Stuffers & Gifts Under $25
12.06.2016


I've decided not to do as many gift guides this year since it feels like there are a million out there in the blogging world, but I ran a little Twitter poll and some of you gals requested an under $25 guide and I threw in stocking stuffers too! Everything below is $25 or under :)



Here are some more ideas too...

For the Bar Cart
Tito's Vodka or wine always make for a great gift, and I also love the idea of gifting cocktail glasses or copper mugs. You can also gift a mixer set, or pretty bottle opener. There are so many options in this category!

For the Book Lover
If you have a friend who loves to read, or loves a certain author/celebrity, books are always a meaningful gift - and you can inscribe them! You can gift a book that made an impression on you, or a coffee table book to someone who loves decor. I have the SkinnyTaste cookbook on my Christmas wish list, and I think Mindy Kaling's books are hilarious!

For the First Digs
When we bought our house, we had no idea how hard it would be to decorate an entire space on a small budget (we're still working on it). There are lots of homey items you can buy under $25 - candles, picture frames, prints, decorative accents, coasters, vases and candle holders, and even holiday decor! I recently picked up two of these frames at IKEA, which look so high end, and would be a meaningful-and-chic gift with a photo inside.

For the Fashionista
Choker necklaces are one of my favorite gift ideas this year because they're typically pretty affordable, and there are SO many gorgeous options on basically every site. If you want to gift clothes, H&M has some really gorgeous pieces under $25 like this lace trim cami, and this slip dress that comes in 4 colors!

More Ideas


Olive Bomber Jacket
12.05.2016

silky bomber jacket
Black distressed skinny jeans
fall layers
olive jacket with black skinny jeans
olive green bomber jacket
olive bomber jacket
Kendra Scott choker
bomber jacket + graphic tee
Olive green bomber jacket
Jacket (on sale for $20)  |  Tank  |  Jeans (wearing a 'short')  |  Ankle Boots  |  Bag  |  Choker

Anyone else kind of in shock that it's already Monday?! I don't drink coffee often, but today I might need it. It's going to be sooo cold here this week too, and I am not ready for winter whatsoever. So maybe my California Dreamin' tank is especially appropriate for today's post haha.

This is such an easy outfit to throw on for dinner or on the weekend! Saturday I wore this jacket and graphic tee with different distressed jeans and sneakers, and it was comfy and casual for a day of hanging out with family. My California Dreamin tank is sold out everywhere in the gray, but I did find it 40% off in white! It may seem like a weird time of year to buy a graphic tee or tank, but I love having some to layer under bomber jackets or cardigans for a casual, effortless vibe.


Holiday Party & Winter Wedding Attire
12.01.2016

Holiday party outfit ideas
Holiday or winter wedding outfit idea
Black lace dress
Berry lips for the holidays
Dress for a holiday party or winter wedding
Black lace dress with a berry lip
Holiday dress with over-the-knee boots
Kendra Scott Bex Earrings
Holiday party outfit ideas
Dressy holiday party or winter wedding
Dress (pictured in burgundy)  |  Boots  |  Earrings  |  Lip Color

Happy December! I have no idea where the year has gone, but at least it's the holiday season and that makes me happy. My blogging bestie (and now real life close friend), Brianna of Gingham and Glam, and I have been so excited to do this dressy holiday collaboration! The day we shot these photos it was so ridiculously cold, and photos took foreverrrr because we had to keep warming up in the car. Hopefully you can't tell that we're freezing our you-know-whats off ;)

Trey and I don't have any dressy holiday parties this year, but we do have a few weddings on the calendar. I'm obsessed with this BB Dakota lace dress for the holidays and any time though! It's appropriate for so many seasons and occasions, especially styled with different types of shoes. I think over-the-knee boots are a great way to make a dress a little more weather appropriate in the winter, while also putting a unique spin on your look. Simply throw on a pea coat or faux fur jacket and you're good to go! 

Don't forget to check out Brianna's post to see more of her holiday glam look! Here are a few more dressy holiday pieces that I'm loving... 
  

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