What I Was Loving in October

A Very Harry Potter Halloween in Richmond
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A Very Harry Potter Halloween in Richmond

How fitting is it that my final post for October is all Harry Potter-esque and just in time for Halloween?

With all the wedding craziness going on, I haven’t even thought about costumes for one second. However, when Carytown Cupcakes launched their annual “Cary Potter” event (they turn their whole cupcake shop into a Harry Potter universe each October), I knew I couldn’t miss it. This is my version of Halloween goodness, and I’ll most likely end up snuggled in bed on Halloween night watching (or reading) “Goblet of Fire.” Every year, I enjoy their Harry Potter-themed cupcakes, and the shop decorated to the nines, but I hadn’t taken any photos! So, this year, I decided to change that, with the help of my photographer, Meredith. We had so much fun eating butterbeer cupcakes, ogling at the hanging Hogwarts letters, and listening to the soundtrack serenade us.

Obviously, this was my favorite “event” of October, but I also wanted to share with you all the other fun things this past month brought my way!

Outfit Details // top c/o Chicwish | jeans | shoes | similar necklace | similar earrings | similar bag

Photos by Meredith Anne Photography

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Favorite Clothing Items

I’ve found that layering is much easier when you only need one piece of clothing. Yeah, you read that right. This top has been on repeat!

I purchased this sweater last year, but it’s already making a sweet return as one of my most-worn tops for fall.

Honestly, I can’t get over how feminine and beautiful this pullover is. As you can tell in the photos from this post, it’s quite chunky and cozy. I can’t wait to bring it along on my honeymoon!

Favorite Accessories

You would be utterly shocked at how lightweight these earrings are. I certainly was! They also come in several beautiful colors.

Another item I purchased last year, but am already donning for this season, these booties will last me quite a while, if you ask me!

I can’t even begin to tell you how many compliments I’ve received while wearing these earrings. They’re beyond stunning, and they match with everything!

Favorite Skincare & Makeup Items

Several months back, I received this palette. It was only during the month of October that I found the true beauty of it!

This primer actually follows through on what it’s created to do. It reduces pores and makes the skin a smooth, matte surface to spread foundation upon.

If your skin tends to get dry and flaky during the cooler months, this moisturizer will become your best friend. It’s lightweight, but insanely hydrating!

Favorite Books

I mentioned last month that I’m reading through the Harry Potter series, and that’s still the case. I’m about to begin Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I’m loving every second of these stories!

Favorite TV Shows & Movies

All of my fall series’ are on! So, I’ve been binging This is UsThe FlashArrowSupergirlThe Good Place, and Manifest (this one is new). I’m also still trying to complete The Office with my fiancé!

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Favorite Food & Drinks

When I’m working in my cloffice, I find that I always want Jalepeño Cheetos. Maybe that’s not the healthiest option ever, but they’re so dang delicious.

La Croix is my BFF forever and always. I don’t care what anyone says about the taste. The coconut flavor is my favorite, with tangerine following closely in second place. It’s such a great substitution for sugary soda!

Favorite Music

Sarah Reeves released her latest album “Easy Never Needed You” and I can’t get enough.

For some reason, after “Woman Like Me” was dropped by Little Mix, I felt the need to go back and listen to all their old music as well. So the “This Is Little Mix” playlist has been my go-to.

I’m crazy in love with For King & Country’s latest album, “Burn The Ships,” though I wish it were longer!

Favorite Blog Posts & Your Favorites Too

To be quite honest, October held all my favorite posts from this year, I think!

Ya’ll loved this post about layering. And I did too! It’s just such a great hack!

Unsurprisingly my favorite post of the month was one of the most-read I’ve had all year. This one about my bridal shower was a total winner!

I let my nerdy side out in this post and it was so much fun.

Favorite Spots

Obviously, it goes without saying that Carytown Cupcakes takes the cake (ha ha) as my favorite place for October! This Harry Potter goodness was just irresistible!

I had the best time with my mom at AR Workshop a few weeks back. We created some seriously fun art together. You can peep that here!

To say I’m excited about the West Elm opening would be a major understatement. It’s going to be a danger to my wallet, considering the fact that I’m about to move into my new home!

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What was your favorite part about October?

Photos by Meredith Anne Photography

Outfit Details // top c/o Chicwish | jeans | shoes | similar necklace | similar earrings | similar bag



  • Reply
    Nonee N.
    October 29, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    My favorite part of October was celebrating my husbands 30th birthday! I love that sweater btw it’s so cute! Is it soft? I get eerie with sweaters scared that they will be scratchy

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    Natalie @ A Tiny Traveler Blog
    October 29, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    How cute!! I would love to try a butter beer cupcake. YUM!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    October 29, 2018 at 12:52 PM

    That is such a cute sweater. Love the theme of your post. I wanna have a muffin now 😀

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    October 29, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    How fun! I love Harry Potter and those cupcakes look sooooo good!


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    October 29, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    My favorite part of October is seriously having no weekend plans! It was relaxing and it was just what we needed before the holidays start! Omg what are your thoughts on the HP series so far? I was so big into HP growing up!


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    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    October 29, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    This is so cool! I love Harry Potter, and a buttebeer cupcake sounds delicious. They do a big Harry Potter festival near me (I didn’t get to go this year but I went last year). I did go to the Franklin Institute last week – once a month they do their “science after hours” event for adults only with fun themes, and this month was Harry Potter and the wizarding world! So that might have been my favorite event of October. That or running the Hershey half marathon, where I got my best time ever!

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    Delia Atenea
    October 29, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    I just bought a similar sweater! It looks so cozy! And I’m so in love with your shoes!!!

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    Helena Marz
    October 29, 2018 at 5:52 PM

    This sweater is so pretty on you and love the details! My fave part of October is celebrating Oktoberfest with the family this past weekend! ❤️

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    October 29, 2018 at 7:37 PM

    Ahh that is so fun that they do that for the month of october! Im such an HP fun. Also love the sweater you’re wearing in these pics!

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    Jasmine Vargas
    October 29, 2018 at 7:41 PM

    I clearly need to visit Richmond during this time of the year because I am fan of Harry Potter and I would totally nerd out lol

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    October 29, 2018 at 7:56 PM

    I just started watching Manifest. The plot intrigues me but idk, I don’t know how much I like the actors! Seems a little cheesy to be at times. But I will probably keep watching it haha. Happy almost Halloween!

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    October 29, 2018 at 11:26 PM

    Oh my goodness what a cute idea, I love Harry Potter! This year my family and I all dressed up as Harry Potter characters so I also had a very Harry Potter Halloween! I only wish I was closer to Richmond so I could pop in!

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    October 30, 2018 at 1:52 AM

    Such a cute outfit babe, I am loving that sweater! & my skin tends to get drier during the colder seasons, so I definitely want to try that Neutrogena moisturizer!

    cute & little

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    Indya | The Small Adventurer
    October 30, 2018 at 5:03 AM

    I am also SLOWLY reading through Harry Potter. I’ve read the first three and loved them, but the size of Goblet of Fire is putting me off 😂

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    Kimberly Smith
    October 30, 2018 at 6:58 AM

    Ahh this sweater is so gorgeous – I’ve been looking for one like this!!

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    Rachel Ritlop
    October 30, 2018 at 8:17 AM

    ah if you like this is us just out a million little things! it’s really good! October is literally my fave month! so many things to love!

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    October 30, 2018 at 9:52 AM

    Ok that sweater is everything, I’m obsessed with it so cute! I wish it was colder here as I’d add it to my shopping cart asap.

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    Taylor Mobley
    October 30, 2018 at 10:43 AM

    THESE SHOES. I have said it before but I’ll say it again – you have the best style. I am always looking at your stuff for inspiration!

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    October 30, 2018 at 10:57 AM

    That is an awesome tradition! I LOVE Harry Potter and a whole cupcake place on theme with Harry Potter universe sounds like a dream come true!!

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    Anna English
    October 30, 2018 at 12:22 PM

    Such a fun month for you! But I LOVE that sweater!

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    Alix Maza
    October 30, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    A Butterbeer cupcake sounds amazing! Love the decor of this place.

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    Tonya Morris
    October 30, 2018 at 1:21 PM

    This is such a fun post! Love the Harry Potter themed cupcake event! Sounds so fun!

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    Sharon Wu
    October 30, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Your sweater is so cute!! I love it! Ahh Harry Potter reminds me of my younger years! I think I’m itching to go through the series just to feel like a kid again haha 🙂

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    October 30, 2018 at 7:06 PM

    I honestly don’t know where October has gone because it’s been hectic! Looks like you’ve been busy too girl and I loveeeee this sweater on you darling! xx

    Helen xx

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    October 30, 2018 at 9:47 PM

    This cafe looks adorable! And that cupcake sounds and looks delicious!

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    Lavenda Memory Memory
    October 31, 2018 at 4:13 PM

    That sweater is so cute and cozy! Great post babe 🙂

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    Sara Kelley
    October 31, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    Such a cute location! I’m a huge fan of your gold heels. I’m always gravitating towards nude colored heels, but now I think I’ll need to get some gold ones for the holidays. 😉 Your entire outfit is so cozy as well!


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    October 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    How fun!!! I would have totally been there. Love Harry Potter! Sounds like it’s been a great month!

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    Jamaria Johnson
    November 1, 2018 at 12:04 PM

    Those cupcakes look delicious and your sweater looks so soft and comfy!

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    November 3, 2018 at 9:43 PM

    This is the sweetest top – I absolutely love it!

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    November 11, 2018 at 9:21 PM

    Jalepeño Cheetos?? I have yet tried it but now very intrigued! I love munching at work, so this will be on my snack list.

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    November 14, 2018 at 4:56 AM

    Your sweater is so cute! Love the look hun.

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