I’m a little sad October is already over, but I’m excited to start planning for the holiday season. The end of October caught up with me so I didn’t have time to film a video for my channel, but I still wanted to share my monthly favorites so we can chat about all the great things that happened in October.

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October Fashion Favorites

Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific

Even though I didn’t buy anything from the collection (yet), I was really excited to see what Atlantic-Pacific was bringing to Nordstrom. The bow top I wanted sold out almost instantly, why do things always launch during work hours? Don’t people work?! I thought about buying these shoes for holiday, but I knew I was just feeling the temptation of the launch excitement and held back. They’re still sitting in my cart so we will see if they end up coming home with me. Did you get anything from the collection?


I’ve worn this after work on the daily. I’m sure you’ve seen it on stories if you follow me on Instagram. It’s now on sale in select sizes and you can shop a few dupes for it in the widget below. It says to size down, but I actually sized up to have it oversized and cozy.

Lace Cami

I have this in black and pink and I’ve worn them a lot throughout the month! They’re very versatile to layer under itchy sweaters or to have the lace detail peek out. I sized up to a medium.

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October Beauty Favorites

I actually have no new October beauty favorites to share, but stay tuned for next month because I found a few skin care products towards the end of the month that will likely be featured. I’m still loving the beauty items mentioned in my September favorites, so check that out if you missed it!

October Lifestyle Favorites

Headspace App

After opening up about my anxiety on Instagram stories a lot of you recommended downloading the Headspace app. I noticed almost instant results. Although I don’t use it daily like recommended, I do try to open it during times of increased anxiety and the disconnect from whatever is stressing me out helps. It’s a self-guided meditation app that you can do in 3-5 minutes/day.


Random, I know. But my Youtube channel is a favorite this month. I have really enjoyed creating over there and getting to know a new audience. I’m blown away by your positive feedback and it makes me so happy to inspire your style on my channel.

Staycation at Hotel Avalon

Tim and I had a staycation at Hotel Avalon for our 2 year wedding anniversary. It was fun to “get away” even though it was only 20 miles from the house (that’s an hour drive in Atlanta.. lol). We had a delicious meal at South City Kitchen and it was so convenient to stay at Avalon because we never had to leave.

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How did this October compare to last years? See what my favorites were from last October here. I’d love to hear how your October went so comment below with some of your monthly favorites!

Thank you so much for reading!

xo Amanda John


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