Fall Fashion Must Haves & a HUGE Thanks

It is suddenly COLD! Oh my lord, this may be fall but I need my warm winter socks and a sweater so it’s time to shop, mama! Fall Fashion Must Haves contains my personal fall essentials.

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio in scarf, distressed jeans, and aviator sunglasses.
Melissa James Studio
I love Ilse Jacobsen everything. I found this photo of me at the beach in a listing ON EBAY while browsing for a pair of boots…ha! Photo: Melissa James Studio. Fall Fashion Must Haves

And when I say “fall fashion,” do know I am not ‘one to watch’ for fashion over 50 or fashion anything. Good gracious.

Ask my family. Most days it’s a small miracle if I manage to leave the house without looking like a Glamour DON’T in college dorm-wear paired with lipstick schmeared front teeth.

Moore & Giles leather satchel. Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Moore & Giles leather satchel. Fall Fashion Must Haves.

But first.

These glorious, luxuriant, comforting high thoughts about fall from a poet.

Song for Autumn, by Mary Oliver.
Mary Oliver. Song for Autumn – a poem about autumn.

Fall Fashion Must Haves

I’m very much a minimalist compared to other women in my family and my friends when it comes to clothes – and just like with my interiors, I try to buy less but better. But let’s look at some fall makeup first.

*I was compensated for this post and this post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

I do like my makeup…it’s like an art project to complete everyday!

My mom introduced me to Chanel – just when you thought all mascaras were created equal…

Chanel Mascara
Chanel Mascara: FIND HERE. Fall Fashion Must Haves.

CC Cream

My complexion is less than ideal right now since the state of my ‘gut health’ is healing. Breakouts on my forehead and nose seem to be associated with gallbladder/liver/bile production/nutrition/absorption issues. Before I concluded this, I tried changing everything (skincare, laundry detergent, makeup…) and tried everything. While things heal and my health improves, I use this wonderful CC cream for full coverage to feel a bit more confident.

it Cosmetics CC Cream
it Cosmetics CC Cream: FIND HERE.

Concealer…holy inherited dark undereye circles, batman!

It is velvety and does what it says. There is a reason people are nuts about chalk paint and mineral paints, and this product is sort of the equivalent for painting the face.

bareMinerals BarePro 16-Hour Full Coverage Concealer, Light/Medium-Neutral 05
bareMinerals 16-hour Full Coverage Concealer: FIND HERE.

Everyday Outerwear

The North Face women's black quilted parka jacket.
The North Face parka: FIND HERE. Fall Fashion Must Haves.
The North Face Micro Baffle Booties
The North Face Micro Baffle Booties: FIND HERE.
The North Face Cableknit Beanie
The North Face Cableknit Beanie: FIND HERE. Fall Fashion Must Haves

My Kendall + Kiley Jeans Fit So Well and Feel Like 1984

Remember how love handles could play nice before the dawn of low-rise?

Kendall+ Kiley Push Up Ultra Stretch Skinny Jeans
Kendall + Kiley Push Up Ultra Stretch Skinny Jeans: FIND HERE.

I like vegan leather jackets, and my own well-worn black moto jacket was sadly trampled recently in a concert hall so I’m considering this one.

Faux Leather Hooded Moto Jacked
Faux Leather Hooded Moto Jacket: FIND HERE. Fall Fashion Must Haves

These are great for dressing up with cute boots.

Black faux leather leggings by BCBG
BCBG Faux Black Leather Leggings: FIND HERE.

I love an asymmetrical fashion statement, and this dress would cover my sweet gobbly gobbly neck…

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BCBG Black Dress: FIND HERE. Fall Fashion Must Haves
Stella & Dot gold sequin clutch
This bestselling Stella & Dot clutch has oyster and gold details: FIND HERE.

This cashmere maxi duster would work with the dress, the leggings, and everything.

Gorgeous cashmere maxi duster sweater.
Cashmere Maxi Duster Sweater: FIND HERE.

Because I’m a Pajamanista…

They’re just so happy!

Red polka dot womens flannel pajama set
Charter Club Red Polka Dot Flannel Pajamas: FIND HERE.

Lacy Metallic For Sparkle

I have been wearing Stella Dot’s gold Chantilly Lace cuff and chandelier earrings for years and never tire of them. (Think gorgeous filigree lacy goodness!) These newer pieces are very similar in a lovely silver finish and are rooted in vintage designs.

Ever considered becoming a stylist for Stella & Dot as a smart side hustle?

Should you get on board in October, you’ll snag an additional $150 worth of bestsellers!

Score This Cozy Chic Before It’s Gone!

Stella &Dot faux fur wrap.
3-in-1 Faux Fur Wrap by Stella & Dot: FIND HERE.

A HUGE Thanks.

First of all, to YOU.

You are so kind and supportive of me whether I am knee deep in DIY, trying on new design ideas, exploring timeless and tranquil interiors, struggling with my health, or finding meaning through writing about my personal spiritual journey.


I love that you come here for peaceful inspiration and friendship with a kindred spirit. I appreciate that in today’s busy online world, you take time to visit, pin, comment, and shop here in LOVELYLAND when there are plenty of pretty places on the web to browse.

Secondly, to my Fabulous SPONSORS.

Believe it or not, I will soon be entering my 10th year of blogging at Hello Lovely! I am only able to devote the many hours of creating daily content with help from sponsors and you. These incredibly design savvy brands support the blog, and you have seen their logos on the sidebar at right.

They didn’t ask me to mention them or say lovely things about them here; I simply desire to offer my thanks for what they do creatively in the world of design and for their ongoing support of Hello Lovely.

Say hello to two brands in the business of making lovely things who sponsor my efforts here.

Moore & Giles


Who They Are…Moore & Giles designs and develops the world’s most luxurious natural leathers for leather upholstery, residential, hospitality, aviation and automotive leathers. In 2007, Moore& Giles introduced a collection of luxury leather bags and accessories as an additional avenue to showcase the inherent beauty and timeless appeal of their natural leathers. Sold across the country and online on the Moore & Giles site, this collection is constantly evolving.

I especially admire the core values of Moore & Giles: Kindness, Perseverance, Authenticity, Creativity, Humility.

Don’t you love well-crafted pieces which improve over time AND stand up to daily use?

Hello Lovely Studio - Moore & Giles taupe leather satchel.
My leather satchel from Moore & Giles. Hello Lovely Studio.

Happy to report I own a lovely Moore & Giles leather satchel bag, the very same vintage as this blog (2010!).

My leather satchel from Moore & Giles. Hello Lovely Studio.
My leather satchel from Moore & Giles. Hello Lovely Studio.

The bag’s leather is luxuriously soft, and the color is this rich espresso tone similar to the oil rubbed bronze hardware here.

My leather satchel from Moore & Giles. Hello Lovely Studio.
My leather satchel from Moore & Giles. Hello Lovely Studio.

Here is one of my favorite fall finds from Moore & Giles…a smart tote for fall among their beautiful collection of luxury leather bags for both men and women.

Porter tote in autumn plaid by Moore & Giles.
Porter Tote in Autumn Plaid by Moore & Giles.

Wait until you discover  how Moore & Giles tricked out this camper! Click it to see!



Curate Home Collection
Curate Home Collection.

Curate Home Collection is paving their own path in the world of home furnishings and decor. You’ll find handmade works of art, superior craftsmanship, and unconventional designs (wait until you see their knot dining table below!) which accentuate nature’s beauty and elegance.

YOUR TURN: What are your must-haves and essentials for the fall season?

White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Vintage Chinese Bench
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
French Chaise
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Teak Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Hand Carved 4 Door Sideboard
Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Ivory Linen Dining Chair
Metal Martini Table
Handmade Reclaimed Wood Cabinet
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
Gustavian Tub Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Chateau Linen Back Arm Chair
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Rococo Floor Lamp
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Adele Dining Chair
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Holborn Lantern Pendant
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

In the mood for more FALL GOODNESS?

Take these ditties for a spin:

Pumpkin Spice Decor

My Fall Kitchen

Fall Tablescape & Pumpkins

Peace to you right where you are.


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  1. October 16, 2018 / 9:46 am

    Beautiful fashion ideas today! I’m with you on the 1984 jeans style! I sincerely hope that you weren’t wearing the jacket when it got trampled at the concert though!!!

    • michele
      October 16, 2018 / 9:54 am

      hahahaha! It slipped from my chair, got stepped on a million times, and then I returned to the theatre to retrieve it! oops! Good thing it was $25 and I wore it for years–that’s yer frugal girlfriend. 🙂

  2. Amy
    October 16, 2018 / 6:31 pm

    Discovered your blog a little white ago and it is one of my favorites! I only follow a couple on a regular basis. I appreciate how you share your life and speak from the heart, while also sharing such lovely design and decorating ideas. Yours is the perfect combination of honesty, humor, DIY, lovely ideas, & humble sharing from the heart about life, health, and your spiritual journey. I relate to most everything you say. You have such a great way with words…thanks again for your humility, encouragement, and helpfulness! It’s a joy and treat to read!

    • michele
      October 16, 2018 / 9:13 pm

      What a wonderful message to discover in my inbox, friend. Thank you so much for your words. I’m honored that you are following and so happy to have you here. xox

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