It Finally Feels Like Fall

Sunday, October 4, 2015

 What I'm Wearing: 

Coat: Amanda Uprichard c/o Shirt: Gap Boots: White Mountain c/o Earrings: Touchstone Crystal c/o

In typical New England fashion it started to feel like fall here really fast. One day it was around 80 and the next day in the 50s. The leaves are ever so slowly starting to change. There are really just a few pops of color here and there. I had to start pulling out my coats and boots. I'm sort of in love with this coat. It's boxy but still feminine and nice and warm. It's perfect for fall here in Massachusetts. I'm also loving this forest green color this season. I have so many fun things I've been waiting until fall to share with you guys so keep your eyes peeled for seasonal fun! 

Fall Favorites

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Apple Picking

Monday, September 28, 2015

What I'm Wearing:

Dress: All For Color c/o

I have been fighting a cold for about a week now, but I'm finally starting to feel a little better. We threw a surprise party for one of my friend's on Saturday, which was a lot of fun. My friends from high school are still some of my best friends. We are bit scattered around now so it's hard to get all of us together at once, so it was nice to spend time together. Then on Sunday we went apple picking at Roberts' Hillside Orchard. They have several varieties of apples as well as peaches, raspberries, and blackberries. They do pick-your-own for everything but the peaches, which you can purchase in their store. It's a beautiful orchard to wander through on a fall afternoon. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. I think we are headed to the Big E tonight, which is a pretty big local fair. I'm hoping these clouds disperse so the sun can peak through. It's supposed to rain the rest of the week. How was your weekend? What did you guys do? Let me know down in the comments.

Roberts Hillside Orchard
275 South Lane
Granville, MA

All For Color Giveaway!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

What I'm Wearing:
Shirt: All For Color c/o Earrings: Perry Street via Rocksbox (Use the code laurenscorzaxoxo for one free month!)

Have you guys seen the All For Color Fall Collection? I love all the bright colors and fun prints. I will have this top on repeat all season, it's still bright but the colors feel like fall. Here I wore it with jeans for a more casual weekend look but I'll also be pairing it with my J.Crew Minnie pants in khaki and navy for a more dressed up look. It will be great with flats, boots, and heels. It's comfortable and effortless, two of my favorite things. It comes in a few other prints and the print of this top comes in other pieces. I'm also lusting after this pink and navy check shawl.

I've teamed up with All For Color and a few other bloggers to bring you guys this amazing giveaway! Make sure that you enter below!

Win a $250 Gift Certificate to All For Color! #FallForColor

Jane Iredale Fall Collection

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I have another makeup review for you guys! These are all from the jane iredale fall collection. They had so many great things I couldn't decide which few I wanted to try. I decided to go with a lip pencil, eye shadow, and mascara. 

You already know that jane iredale is a Massachusetts based brand that I love. Their products are cruelty free and don't contain any ingredients that are harmful to your health. The products are actually good for your skin. I always feel good putting their makeup on, rather than guilty about sloughing all these chemicals all over my face. 

PlayOn Lip Crayon
I opted to try this in the color Charming, which is a really creamy bubble gum pink. It looks a little darker than it is in the photo above. It's a really wearable pink. This lip crayon has a really lovely texture. It's light and moisturizing, but still pretty pigmented. The formula is fairly long-lasting as long as you're not eating or drinking. This is the first lip crayon I've ever used, and I'm glad I tried it. I was in love with how it left my lips feeling softer and hydrated without being heavy or sticky. I'm dying to try it in some of the other colors.

PurePressed Eyeshadow Single
I usually stick to neutral eyeshadows. I like to keep it safe and colored shadows can get very cheap and tacky, very easily. I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone and picked this shimmery seafoam green color called Mermaid. It's still pretty neutral but more color than I'm used to. The shadow is really blendable, I've been having fun playing with it and using more color on my eyes. You can apply this wet or dry. Not to mention that the compact itself is gorgeous! It's sleek and the mirror inside is a magnifying mirror so it's great for applying makeup or keeping it in your purse to check on things throughout the day. I definitely want to try this out in some of the shimmery neutrals that it comes in.

There are two things that make a mascara great, the wand and the formula itself. This mascara has both. The dual sided wand allows you to reach every lash and feather out the product making your lashes look longer and more voluminous without clumps. It gives you dramatic lashes that still look natural. The formula is long lasting and doesn't flake. It also removes easily with just a little bit of coconut oil. It's currently my favorite mascara. I've found myself reaching for it more than I thought I would. 

This was a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

Red Autumn Sangria

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I've been eager to include some fall flavors into blog posts for you guys, so when I recently got a bunch of red wine so I decided to make a sangria to test out this recipe for an event. This is actually the first time I've ever made my own sangria, but I was happy with the results. It tasted like fall in a glass, but not heavy. It was still really bright, with the orange, lemon, seltzer, and apple. This will serve about 6 at the portions I showed above. 

750 ml of Cabernet Sauvignon
1 3/4 cup of apple cider
1/2 cup brandy
2 apples chopped into small pieces
1 orange chopped into thin slices 
4 cinnamon sticks
Splash of lemon juice
1 can of plain seltzer 
10 oz (aprox.) orange juice to freeze into ice cubes

Place sliced fruit and cinnamon sticks into a pitcher. Then add your wine, apple cider, brandy, and lemon juice. Let this sit in the fridge for at least 4-24 hours. I made it in the morning to drink with dinner, but the more it sits the better it becomes.

If you want to garnish with a brown sugar rim, just wet the rim of the glass and dip into a bowl of brown sugar. Pour sangria into glasses and top off with seltzer and orange juice ice cubes. You could put regular ice cubes, but this way the sangria doesn't get watered down. 

Enjoy responsibly! 

A Modern Tranquil Home

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

All images via My Domaine

Happy Wednesday! It's excessively hot and humid here again. They're actually letting kids out of school early because it's so hot. I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first frost because my allergies are killing me. This is the third time in four days I've woken up with a migraine. It's supposed to be much better tomorrow, bring it on. Anyways, I had to share this home with you guys. I believe I stumbled across it on Pinterest but I don't remember it was so long ago. The color palette is so soft and relaxing. It's brimming with natural light. I love the fresh and modern mix of textures. Mostly though, I'm obsessed with that bathtub! I hope you guys enjoy the rest of the week!