As a California native, fall is something I've been introduced to only recently. And while it's made quite the change to my wardrobe (see: boots, rain coat, umbrella) thankfully, I've found 10 amazing goodies to help me ring in the chilly weather and stay in style. My cool-weather must-haves are a little bit glam and a little bit edgy--just how I like it!
Butter London is known for their rocker-influenced polishes and their latest collection is no exception. I love the newest shade, Wallis ($14, butterlondon.com), which gives off a tarnished olive-gold color for an edgy look. Metallics are this season's hottest trend and what better way to rock them than with nail polish as hot as this.
My hair is naturally curly and REALLY thick. I'm talkin' Tina Turner status. Pureology's new Illuminating cream is perfect for keeping my curls soft and defined while protecting it from the fall weather with Camelina extracts.
I'm a huge fan of color-blocking and I love the idea of translating the trend to makeup. Maybelline's Color Explosion Luminizing Eyeshadow in Amethyst Ablaze ($10.99, maybelline.com) gives me that extra pop to take my eyes from plain Jane to purple gems.
Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to say ta-ta to sexy maxis. Free People's Long Sleeve Graphic Maxi in blue moon will keep me looking warm, cozy and cute when the air starts to turn crisp. ($88, freepeople.com)
When Rachel Zoe is raving about something you know it has to be "major." And the new Exude Lipsticks ($29, exudelipstick.com) are all that and more. They're available in nine creamy colors and contain a unique crystal applicator that dispenses just the right amount of lipstick, without any of the usual fussy mess.
Some people might say that I'm mildly obsessed with Tom Ford, but can you blame me? He's come out with impeccable fashion, a fantastic movie and now, an unbelievable fragrance called Violet Blonde ($100, saksfifthavenue.com). The perfume combines notes of Orris, violet leaf and Jasmine sambac for a sensual and feminine scent that exudes luxury.
I've had my ears pierced since I was a baby, but I used to despise wear earrings. However, it's earrings like these that make me excited about rocking jewelery on my ears. The intricate golden swirls and shapes on Anthropologie's Champ De Mars Earrings ($48, anthropologie.com) will help glam things up even when the weather turns drab.
Eyeliner is one of my beauty staples so it was love at first swipe with the new Chantecaille Gel Liner Pencil ($32, bloomingdales.com). It has the long-lasting effects of a pencil, but with the smooth and easy application of a gel. Plus I can flip it over and create a smoky eye look with the double-ended brush applicator.
The NP Set Brightening Primer ($29, target.com) is an all-in-one necessity for fall. The lightweight cream brightens up skin with an anti-aging formula all while giving your skin a smooth foundation for a flawless beauty look.
I put an overcoat on when the temperature drops, so why not put one on to protect my face, too? Mally's new Poreless Face Defender ($40, mallybeauty.com) does just that. The silicone formula goes on sheer while setting foundation and keeping my skin fresh and young.