7 Braided Hairstyles for Fall

Let’s face it: There aren’t too many of us (myself included) who have time to get a blow out every single day. And while in a perfect world we would have gorgeous beachy waves in a pinch, sometimes we need a quick fix to make our hair look good. Enter: braids. Creating a braided hairstyle is the perfect solution when you want to look put together but you don’t have time for perfecting your mane. It’s my go-to when I’m trying to make my hair last between blowouts, and it works every time. Which is why I was recently inspired to research a few new ways to plait my tresses…

Each of the hairstyles below will be a perfect compliment to your fall wardrobe.

1. Braided bun

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2. French braided bun

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3. Knotted side braid

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4. Bohemian side braid

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5. Knotted milkmaid braid

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6. Full braided crown

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7. Half braided crown

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Healthy Halloween Treats

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Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays. Between costumes, seasonal crafts, and candy, what’s not to love? I like to celebrate all month long, but by the end of October I usually feel like I’ve had more than my fill of sweets. While I certainly won’t turn down a sweet treat or two, it’s nice to have a healthy alternative to all the candy this time of year. These Halloween treats I’m sharing today are made with fresh fruit, so you can still feel festive without all the sugar. They’re a great healthy option to serve up at a Halloween party, or you can bring them to work to share with your officemates. I can guarantee they’ll be a huge hit!

Check out these healthy Halloween recipes below…

 Banana Graveyard Ghosts

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Here’s what you will need:

  • Bananas
  • Black decorating icing
  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate Cookies

 Instructions:

For the Banana Graveyard Ghosts, I simply cut three bananas in half, and then gave the ghosts spooky eyes and a mouth using a tube of cake decorating icing. I placed a dollop of peanut butter at the bottom of each banana to keep it in place on the plate. To make the graveyard dirt, serve your ghosts on a bed of chocolate cookie crumbles.

 Cute Clementine Pumpkins

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Here’s what you will need:

  • Clementines
  • Green pipe cleaners

 Instructions:

Making these Cute Clementine Pumpkins could not be easier. First, make sure you are using clementines or another variety of citrus that is shaped like a pumpkin (oranges are too round). Then, peel the fruit, trim a green pipe cleaner down to the appropriate “pumpkin tem size”, and place it inside the top of your clementine.

I hope these healthy treats are a hit at your next Halloween party or celebration!

Favorite Fall Candles

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There’s nothing more relaxing than slipping on a cozy sweater and lighting a sweet smelling candle. When falls rolls around, I like to switch out my more summery candles- like citrus and floral scents- for warmer, woodsier options. Checkout the roundup of my favorite fall candles. These scents will definitely put you in the autumn mood.

The Best Fall Boots Under $100

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Boots. Five little letters that ignite one major obsession for us every single fall. While I could gab on for hours about how complimenting, comfortable, and fashionable boots are, chances are you share the same passion I do and are already on the search for this season’s must-buys. To help you on your hunt to booted magnificence, here are some of my recent favorites- all for less then $100 (hello, budget-friendly!).

Booties: the ultimate in comfort and effortless-cool. Pair yours with tights and a flirty dress while the weather transitions. 

Riding boots: equestrian inspired boots never go out of style. Pair your classic riding boot with skinny jeans and your favorite sweater.