Fall Game Day Entertaining

It’s football season which means it’s the perfect time to throw a little fall game day shindig at your place! Everyone is back from summer travels, so it’s always a great month to have people over. I personally love any excuse to throw a party, and wanted to share some of my tips + tricks for putting together an easy fall game day entertaining spread! Game Day SnacksFirst things first, let’s talk about the food! My personal fave part of entertaining is getting to snack on all of the yummy treats! You can’t throw a game day party without something salty and something sweet to nosh on. I picked up all of the essential snacks like; chips, salsa, pretzels, popcorn, M&Ms (peanut butter are the bestttt right?!), cheese cubes, and mixed nuts. I made the popcorn in 2 minutes without any butter or oil using this AMAZING hot air popper. If you’ve been following me for a while, you know popcorn is one of my go-to healthy snacks, so this small air popper is a GAMECHANGER for me!!! The popcorn turns out perfect – it doesn’t burn, AND you can easily season it with whatever your heart desires after it’s done. PLUS it’s only $31 and available for Next Day delivery at Walmart! Trust me, you’re going to want one. Game Day DrinksBesides the obvious game day drinks; water, club soda, and beer, I thought it would be fun to add a spiked lemonade to the roundup. Everyone loves lemonade, and it’s a refreshing beverage to go along with all of the snacks and food that you’ll be consuming throughout the day! I ordered this lemonade and added a few shots of vodka and lemon slices to this big glass pitcher. I love that the pitcher came with 5 glasses and holds plenty of liquid for everyone to help themselves to. The entire set just went on sale for under $13! Add a fun straw to the glass and you’ve got a super easy cocktail for your guests. Serving PlattersI picked up all of these simple, affordable platters and bowls at Walmart. This clear, break resistant chip + dip bowl was one of my favorite purchases because it’s so versatile and goes with any style of decor. It’s a great piece to have when you’re doing outdoor entertaining! This wood tray is so rustic and perfect for any fall sort of spread – and would even look gorgeous year round on a coffee or entry table. These classic white bowls and these clear bowls are ideal for using year round as well. Other Game Time Essentials Besides snacks, drinks, and serving platters, a game day party wouldn’t be complete without a few other quintessential items like a TV, grill, table + chairs, and games (I love this corn hole set!) And if you really want to go all out, then Walmart has a ton of cute football themed decor as well! Shop everything I bought below. Happy game day planning!
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Shopbop Sale

Shopbop Sale Roundup It’s one of the best sales of the year – the Shopbop sale! Take up to 25% off orders of $500 or more. I’ve been shopping online at Shopbop for years and their selection continually impresses me. They have such a great range of brands, styles, trends, classics, and price points. I couldn’t resist including a few splurge-worthy items in this Shopbop sale roundup – like these Aquazzura white pumps – SWOON! A few things I’m eyeing, already have and love, and/or just bought… Silk CAMI NYC tanksStuart Weitzman over the knee bootsL’Agence distressed jeansGold dangly earrings (these are under $35!)Joie booties (these are SO comfy)Casual raincoatSnow/rain bootsClassic leather toteBlack leather bag with scarfCashmere beanieRe:done jeans (they fit like a glove)Chic long cardiganEberjey pajamasPink sequin party dressBrown suede bootsCozy henleySuede bootsSweater dressFlutter sleeve midi dressand more below!
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Sweater Weather in Soho

I love summer, but I must say, I’m soooo excited for fall! It’s been cool and crisp in the morning here in NYC, and I’ve been able to pull out light cardigans like this one and this one. I love the creamy beige color and texture of this sweater. It also comes in 5 other colors from Walmart’s Fashion section – I’m eyeing the black and tan next! They could easily be paired with a simple slip dress, or skirt + + boot look too. The material is so soft, and the tortoise buttons are a beautiful touch. It’s the ideal sweater for this season – and it’s only $17!!! I paired my sweater with black Levi’s and a simple cream V-neck. I’m obsessed with the fit of these Levi’s (and price – they’re under $23 and also from Walmart Fashion!) They come up just high enough, and have the perfect amount of stretch to them. They hit right above the ankle for me (I’m almost 5’7″) so they’d be a great pair of jeans if you’re shorter than that because you wouldn’t have to get them altered. This is such a nice drapey T to have hanging in your closet, especially if you love a longer style to tuck into pants, or wear loose. I suggest sizing down if you’re in between sizes. I finished off my look with a classic black pump that has a low heel so I can actually walk long distances around the city in them! They’re a beautiful shape, and also come in 3 other colors. Another pump I am loving and that would totally go with this outfit are these leopard ones. Aren’t they TO DIE?! They’re from the new SCOOP collection available exclusively at Walmart Fashion! You may remember SCOOP from back in the day when they had a flagship store in Soho! I used to shop there alllll the time and loved their classic, but still cool/on trend pieces. I love this collaboration because it brings SCOOP back online with price points that are all super accessible. How gorgeous is this leather jacket? And this oversized boyfriend black blazer? Ohhh and these navy pinstripe trousers? Linking to a few more of my faves below….(they’ve got some great midi printed wrap dresses for work!)
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Wedding Nail + Beauty Prep

My little sister Kameryn is getting MARRIED! I wanted to share everything we did beauty wise to get ready for her big day! My sister is a total minimalist when it comes to beauty, so it was really fun to introduce her to some of my favorite products and rituals. It’s amazing how a few small additions can make such a huge difference in person – and especially in photos! Wedding NailsFirst things first, let’s talk about wedding nails! Beautiful, manicured nails are SO important on a wedding day. Whether you’re the Bride, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaid, or Guest – you’re most likely going to be photographed up close holding champagne, flowers, huggings friends and family, etc. so having pretty nails is a MUST! In terms of color, I LOVE Essie’s Gel Couture shades, particularly; Lace Me Up, Lace Is More, Matter of Fiction, and At The Barre. What’s great about Essie’s Gel Couture polish is that it’s a two-step, longwear polish that lasts almost as long as a gel manicure, but applies and can be removed like regular polish! It’s ideal because it’s made to last and won’t chip through all of the important wedding festivities. I just love the fact that you don’t have to use UV lamps or do any harsh scraping/damage to your nails to remove the polish!!! The Big DayFor the big day, my sister and I chose the same color – Lace Me Up. We loved this classic light pink shade, and would 100% wear this in our everyday life too. It had just the right amount of pigmentation so it really stood out. (You know how some light pink colors can be too pale? This one was not at all!) We matched our nails to our toes, and got mani/pedis the day before the rehearsal dinner so they would be super fresh! Kameryn decided to get a hair + makeup artist to do her wedding look the day of, and then I am going to do my own (I generally always like to do my own hair + makeup!) We both got lymph facial massages by my friend Erin earlier this week to de-puff and hydrate our skin. These massages really sculpt your cheekbones, drain out any water retention, soothe jaw tension, and give you a gorgeous all over glow. Other than that, we honestly kept our wedding beauty routines pretty simple, and both just wanted to look NATURAL! Feeling comfortable in your own skin is SO important on your wedding day and really shows through in photos. I cannot wait to see my sister on her special day – and I just know she will be on cloud nine this entire weekend!!!
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