Fall Fashion Favorites

Fall Fashion Favorites

I love this time of year. It's chilly enough you want to wear jeans, flannels and chunky sweaters, but not so cold you need a big, puffy coat that hides your entire outfit. This fall there are definitely some things I'm leaning more toward than others.

Happy Plaidurday!

Happy Plaidurday!

When I lived in Lansing, one of the advertising agencies started a fall holiday called Plaidurday. It slowly grew, and the other agencies took part - including the one I worked at. Now, some bigger brands celebrate it! And even though I haven't worked there in a hot minute, I still like celebrating this fun, light-hearted holiday.

Enjoying Fall in Northern Michigan

Fall in Gaylord Michigan || Fall outfit with moccasins || by Hayley Fiser at
Fall in Gaylord Michigan || Fall outfit with moccasins || by Hayley Fiser at
Fall in Gaylord Michigan || Fall outfit with moccasins || by Hayley Fiser at thehayleyfiser.comFall in Gaylord Michigan || by Hayley Fiser at
Fall in Gaylord Michigan || Fall outfit with moccasins || by Hayley Fiser at thehayleyfiser.comFall in Gaylord Michigan || by Hayley Fiser at
Fall in Gaylord Michigan || Fall outfit with moccasins || by Hayley Fiser at thehayleyfiser.comFall in Gaylord Michigan || by Hayley Fiser at
Fall in Gaylord Michigan || Fall outfit with moccasins || by Hayley Fiser at

Happy first day of fall! One thing I adore about Michigan - especially Northern Michigan - is being able to watch the leaves change. It's an eye opening reminder that the year is coming to an end, and the holiday season is right around the corner. It makes me think of what I need to do to accomplish my goals for this year.

This time of year definitely lights a fire under my butt. I work a little harder. It's when I reassess where I am, and use more force to push toward what I want to be. Fall is a no excuses season for me. It's the time to turn over a new leaf.

Now that summer is over, life is going to get a little more hectic. Halloween and hunting season will be here in no time. Then, we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas. Before you know it, 2018 will be here. So, even though I work harder to reach my goals, I also make sure to enjoy 2017 for what it was and what's to come. Ah... I love fall!

What do you love about fall?

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Golden Glamorous Eyeshadow Using Only Drugstore Products


I'm sharing my go-to, golden, and glamorous eyeshadow look. Added bonus: It's all drugstore products! Check out the product list and video tutorial below.

This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you make a purchase after clicking on one of the product links, I’ll receive compensation. Let's be honest, mama needs a new pair of shoes :)

FACE (not in video): Rimmel Lasting Finish PrimerCovergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Maybelline Fit Me Concealer Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in TransparentNYX HD Blush in Taupe (for contour) Wet 'n' Wild Blush in Heather SilkUlta Illuminating Powder in Pink Diamond

EYES: NYX Micro Brow Pencil Covergirl TruNaked Goldens Palette Wet 'n' Wild MegaLiner in Black NYX Eye Kohl Ardell Demi Wispies eyelashesL'Oréal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara in Blackest BlackDuo Lash Glue

LIPS: NYX Lip Liner in Natural Revlon Lipstick in Pink in the AfternoonL'Oreal Lipstick in Fairest Nude


Instagram Inspiration

Here are some of the people I follow on Instagram that inspire me, and make me want to be a better blogger. Some are beauty and fashion related, and others are photography and dog related. Enjoy! Insta Inspire


  1. sarahlovsmakeup
  2. michelle_orsi
  3. andrewknapp
  4. faithpierce
  5. essiebutton
  6. hey_im_kate
  7. stephanie_danielle
  8. laurenashleypatao

Who inspires you?


Snappy Casual Looks from Feb. 2014

image Here are some of my favorite 'snappy' looks from February.


Look #1


My favorite way to wear a summer dress during cooler weather is to pair it with leggings, boots, and a scarf.

Dress: Forever 21 Leggings: Target Boots: Buckle Scarf: Maurices

Look #2

7abb69b294ca11e3b8b60af705758581_8I was feeling sassy this day so I paired a long button up blouse with a structured blazer, leather-paneled ponte pants, and pointy heels.

Shirt: JC Penney Blazer: Maurices Pants: Sears Shoes: DSW

Look #3


This nerdy-chic look is an example of how I like to dress when I go shopping in winter. I don't like to carry my coat around stores for hours, so I like to wear layers. I paired a cropped sweater with a white button up, skinny jeans, and comfortable sneakers.

Sweater: Rue 21 Button Up: Express Jeans: Ralph Lauren


51a118a2912211e3b8000e96f5a90bdf_8My go-to style this month was a fishtail braid. It's been a great way to keep my staticy hair away from my face, but still looks super cute and office appropriate. Plus, with practice, I can do it in less than 5 minutes!



For Valentine's Day I wore this fun nail polish combo. The pink is "Boom Boom" by Sinful Colors, and the Silver is a Bon Bons mini nail polish.

What was your Valentine's Day style this year?


Everyday Makeup Tutorial

0784dfdb6f96d89728ec88796d50bea2 This is my trusty everyday makeup look. It's neutral and works great for an office setting. Also, since the colors are so neutral, you can find dupes for them at the drugstore. Watch the video below to see how it's done.





What would you like to see next? I can review one of the products in my video, or show a different look. Let me know what you would like me to do next in the comment section below!


Products used:

  • Maybelline Color Tattoo in Barely Branded
  • Urban Decay Naked Basic palette - used Naked2, Faint, Crave and Venus
  • Sephora Natural Instincts palette - used Wood for eyebrows
  • Maybelline Fit Me concealer in Fair (15)
  • Bare Minerals Matte Foundation in Fairly Light
  • Nars blush in Orgasm
  • E.L.F. eyeliner in black
  • Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express mascara in Blackest Black
  • NYX Lipliner Pencil in Natural (810)
  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink In The Afternoon (415)
  • Express Lipgloss in Cotton Candini


Trying on Warby Parker

I got my Warby Parker try-on box today, and I'm super pumped to show you the glasses. For those of you who don't know, Warby Parker sells prescription glasses online and you can get 5 pairs to try on for free! Watch the video to learn more about my experience, and take the poll to let me know which ones you think I should get. [embed][/embed]

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Zagg - sadly these didn't fit my face