Killer Reads #5: Fall Invasion–Donuts, Fall Makeup, Fashion Editors’ Closets, Pumpkin Cupcakes

1. Petite Pumpkin Spice Donuts 

There is no way on earth you can pry my little fingers from pumpkin spice everything, and these petite donuts from Blue-Eyed Bakers are no exception. How rad would you be if you made donuts at home? Seriously, contemplate that for a second! Think of all the jealous friends that would make a mental note to high-five your boyfriend after he posts a picture of those suckers on Instagram on Saturday morning. That alone is worth it. If nothing else, these are baked, so you can justify eating twelve in one hour. If that’s not enough for you, have you ever had real cane sugar on the outside of a donut? Perfection. If you’re not convinced by now, you’re hopeless.

2. Dark and Stormy – Fall 2012 Beauty Applied

Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere is always on trend, and this post is no exception. Check out her great application of several of fall’s trends, including dark lips and tips, loafers, and tassels. She picked an excellent shade of oxblood lipstick for her complexion and skintone, so find one that works well on you, too. Then get your husband to become magically fascinated with photography and reading your fashion blog, and you’ll be just like her (hint, hint, O).

3. Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

At this point, you might hate me. Why? Is it my fault that you read this at 9 a.m. on Friday, and you have to wait until 5 to start baking? No! Come work for the Stylist Quo; nothing gets in the way of baking unbearably decadent goodies ever. I seriously can’t think of anything better than pumpkin cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream.. except maybe pumpkin cupcakes with salted caramel cream cheese frosting.. I mean, am I right? I think I just have a frightening love for cream cheese frosting. Nonetheless, salted caramel is chic, so you can get away with making these and the petite pumpkin spice donuts all in one weekend. I said so.

4. Fall Beauty Trends and the Products You Need to Pull Them Off

I’m particularly fond of the beauty trends this fall, aren’t you? Is there really anything sexier than a dark, brooding oxblood lip? It conjures dreams of 1920s and 30s fashion, lips appearing nearly black in the black-and-white photos. But paired with a metallic nail, you’re totally current. Cat-eye eyeliner is my go-to every single day, I kid you not. Blame it on my past as a burlesque dancer if you must, but any eyeliner that instantly doubles the appearance of your eyeliner is a winner, no Brooke Shields necessary. Flushed cheeks are so roll-in-the-hay delightful, and this, in coral reef, is my new favorite blush. Check out the article for the rest of the fall beauty picks.

5. How to Make Your Closet Look Like a Fashion Editor’s For Fall

If you’re anything at all like me, your obsession with personal style probably began upon your first viewing of Clueless.. and Cher’s oh my god organized, mechanically rotating, color-coordinated closet. While I can’t guarantee luxury to that extent, this article is a great resource on how to organize your closet and really only retain what you love.. and wear.


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