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Trending Tuesday: October Inspo

Hello October!

Hello October!

If the world of alicia was the internet #october would totally be trending.  October will now forever hold a little special place in my heart. It is now my anniversary, the mr.’s birthday, football, perfect fall weather, pumpkin patches, halloween and the start to the holiday season!  All these are what inspire my October!

Our 1st Anniversary

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10.04.14

I can’t believe it’s been a year already!  We started October off right with a trip to wear it all began, Lake Tahoe.  We were married lake front on Oct. 4th and it was a beautiful day!  I haven’t shared much of it on here so this month I’ll be sure to post a little recap, and my wedding must haves and failures.

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October Color Pallet

October Color Pallet Inspo

October Color Pallet Inspo

My wedding colors were black and white with pops of red (fall red as I called it) and lace.  True, lace isn’t a color, but with all my color pallets I need a pattern too.  So it’s more my wedding theme not just my wedding colors!  This October I’ll be wearing this same pallet.  Not only is it special personally to me it also really works for this time of year.  Black and white always works but more so right now as you transition your warmer days clothing with your cool evenings clothing.  Red works as a great fall accent from fall equinox to Halloween!  Think vampires!  As with everything some stunning metallics and sparkles accent the theme perfectly too 🙂

mark. October Fashion

mark. October Fashion

Fun Fall Events

Pumpkin Patch-ing!

Pumpkin Patch-ing!

October is the perfect time for visiting breweries/Oktoberfests, pumpkin patches, apple orchids, football games and all those outdoor fun fall events!  We’ll be celebrating the Mr.’s birthday at a brewery this year and every weekend is a reason to have a mini party/tailgate… football!  If you live in Nor Cal my favorite place this time of year is Apple Hill.  A string of apple orchids and farms located in the foothills is the perfect place to inspire your October events.  So pull out your boots and favorite fall scarf and plan some fall fun!

Jack Russell Brewing Co.

Jack Russell Brewing Co.

Apple Hill

Apple Hill

 

Halloween

Trick Or Treat

Trick Or Treat

What is October without Halloween!?  I love pulling out my Halloween decorations because I know it’s the start of the holiday season.  I just love when things get a little more magical!  And pumpkin carving, I love pumpkin carving!  As I get older it’s a little harder to find a good Halloween party to go to but I did already buy my caped tee from Wal-Mart as my work costume at the very least… I don’t care if no one else dresses up, you better believe I’m going to find a way to theme out my Halloween!

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

 

What is inspiring your October!?

The Ultimate Mani Monday – Wedding Nails + eShakti

Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

My #tahoeweddingfestHD (aka wedding weekend) went by too fast but at least it can live forever in memories and pictures!  One of my favorite parts of the weekend was the Friday before my sister organized a day at the nail salon with the maides!  We were able to relax, talk and enjoy some time together before the rehearsal later that night and get the ultimate mani, my wedding nails!

Cute little invites for a bridal mani/pedi party!

Cute little invites for a bridal mani/pedi party!

I knew I wanted to do a classic red mani for my wedding but it needed to be a fall red to go with the rest of my details.  While planning the invites my sister and I thought it would be a good idea to include a bottle of nail polish so I picked out Avon Speed Dry Polish in Red Wine and not only was it super cute for the invites it was also the perfect fall red for wedding manis and pedis!

Red Lace, Glitter and a Pedi!

Red Lace, Glitter and a Pedi!

Since we all like a good party, my sister glittered up some champagne bottles (and sparkling cider for me and my prego Caroline!), brought some cheese and crackers and chocolate covered strawberries to make our salon trip a #tahoeweddingfestHD pre wedding party!

Black and White Glittered Champaign and Cider

Black and White Glittered Champaign and Cider

Like with any good party you need a good party dress and my red lace dress from eShakti was a crowd favorite! eShakti approached me if I was interested in trying them out and I have heard of them from Jackie at Living After Midnight but I guess I didn’t really get it.  They let you customize your dress!  Coming from a girl who’s 5 foot nothing with curves this means EVERYTHING!  Start with picking your dress (or more realistically your shell).  Then you can adjust the neckline, sleeves, hem, etc to match not only the look you’re going for but how you want it to fit.  I personally like lower necklines and I wanted longer sleeves (since I was in the cooler temps) so I selected to change my dress to have a deep V neckline and 3/4th sleeves.  I then entered in my height so the length of the dress hit me where it was actually suppose to not below the knee like most off the rack dresses do.  You could also enter in your exact measurements if you like, but I just went with my general sizing.

Getting Ready and Meeting BigE

Getting Ready and Meeting BigE

With wet hair, no makeup and meeting my little nephew you can see the killer details of my red lace dress from eShatki!

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eShakti Dress and a Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

eShakti Dress and a Bridal Mani/Pedi Party

With eShakti I got the exact dress I wanted and didn’t have to just deal with it being 90% there.  This is the greatest idea ever!  Check them out you won’t be disappointed.  My red lace dress was the perfect fit not just size wise but also for my theme and my bridal mani/pedi party!  OH and did I mention it had pockets, any dress with pockets is a winner!  The day couldn’t of gone better thanks to eShakti and my sister for planning the perfect Bridal Mani/Pedi Party!!!

The Pedi Pose

The Pedi Pose

PS:  Sorry for some crappy mobile pics but I was more concerned with enjoying the moment then capturing the perfect picture.