how to feel fall vibes in the south {SERIES}: scents + DISCOUNT CODE!!

So today’s Fall In The South vibe is all through FALL SCENTS.

This is totally just a preference thing, but cinnamon bark is my most favorite fall scent! There’s something about it that’s just so cozy, comforting, and down right lovely; come September I just want to exist around (and eat 😁) all things cinnamon! One of the ways I achieve that is to use essential oils. Pour around 5-10 drops of cinnamon bark essential oil into a diffuser and there you have it; just breathe in that autumn smell! But remember, this is your space so make it how you like! You can add in other oils like peppermint or orange to create that perfect & personal touch that you love!! If you don’t have a diffuser, you can simply dilute the essential oils into a spray bottle with water & disperse the mixture around your room/home. If you’re not obsessed with cinnamon like aheem me, I recently bought a fall essential oil bundle off Amazon & it was most definitely worth it!! It includes: snickerdoodle, apple, harvest spice, forest pine, brown sugar, and vanilla. You literally get the fall feelz just from reading that, imagine having your room smell like that. Well, actually I can tell you, it’s orgasmic. Best purchase in a while. Click here to get it!!

What’s your favorite way to fill your home with fall scents?

–HEY YOU!! I have a 15% discount AND free shipping code for Barbas & Zacári (sunglasses/watches) company for ALL of you lovely people! Just use “MANDADIMARCO” when you check out. Barbas & Zacári are based in Australia and for every purchase, they’re donating $5 towards Cancer research. Pretty freaking kewl, if you ask me. An awesome opportunity to contribute to an amazing cause AND get a pretty sweet deal on a pretty sweet watch… GO CHECK THEM OUT! (instagram)


pink for fall

As you can tell, I decided to switch it up for this outfit of the day post! Because I attend SCAD, we have free access to adobe photoshop, along with all of the other adobe creative studio programs (I know, scad rox), so I’ve been playing around with it lots this weekend. I felt like since this is a chic, yet very simple outfit, why not spice it up a bit & challenge myself to be creative using photoshop. Also, I’m very proud of how these turned out because I’ve been teaching myself how to use photoshop and if you are familiar with it, it’s a bit complex, lol! Anyway, if you follow me on social media you know that pink is going to be my go-to color this fall. So here’s a fit incorporating pink and other fall vibes with the jeans, but at the same time, keepin’ it casual with the tank because it’s still 90 million degrees out in Savannah. ALSO, HOW FUN ARE THESE EYEGLASSES?!!?? LIKE TOO FUN.

Glasses: GlassesUsa

Tank top: Urban Outfitters

Jeans: Urban Outfitters (ON SALE OMG!!!!!)

Boots: Steve Madden

Bandana: Michael’s (can get it anywhere like here)


how to feel fall vibes in the south {SERIES}

The leaves begin to change from green to orange to red to brown and soon, briskly fall off and float down to cover the streets and sidewalks. The air seems cleaner, fresher; chillier. You see people start to transition from jean shorts to jeans & snuggle into warm fluffy sweaters. You say goodbye to iced coffee or you say goodbye to the feeling in your fingers. You wake up to look out the window & nature just looks crisper. The sweet smell of cinnamon bark and candy corn fill the grocery stores and smore’s kits are on display for the upcoming bonfires. Fall is literally everywhere. Except not totally in the South.

It’s 92 and humid as can be. Sure, once it hits mid September everyone starts to pretend it’s fall ((because technically, as of Sept. 22, it is indeed “autumn”)); however, we southern folks don’t feel that magical fall vibe that northerners feel around this time of year & I want to change that!! So, welcome to my new series called ‘how to feel fall vibes in the south’!! Throughout this series, I’ll be giving you bunches of fall inspo & tips on how you can truly experience fall, even when it may not feel like it outside. So, read along and maybe I can help you get in the spirit.


 Nothing screams fall like pumpkin flavored food & beverages. Pumpkin spiced coffee, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin spiced baked goods & desserts, roasted pumpkin seeds, pumpkin spiced tea; literally anything you can think of, give it a pumpkin flavor and you’ll be dreaming of pumpkin patches and bonfires. Since coffee & tea are a couple of those things that people suddenly begin to drink more of in the fall, I decided to give the infamous pumpkin pie flavored coffee a go (because usually I’m a simple coffee & tea drinker). There’s a coffee shop across the street from my drawing class (art school gotta luv it) & there is where I ordered my first iced pumpkin spiced latte. And girl let me tell you, it was absolutely scrumptious. 100% felt like I should be laying in a pile of fallen leaves & pinecones while drinking it, lol. I urge you to actually go to your local coffee shop, instead of Starbucks, and try their seasonal coffee or tea. I guarantee it’s a lot less artificial tasting, a lot better in general, and probably cheaper, too. And don’t worry, If you aren’t into pumpkin flavored things, I got you.

Pumpkin flavor isn’t for everyone, & it doesn’t need to be! There are plenty of other fall flavors out there that are just as delicious. A couple tea flavors that I personally love are chai tea latte, chai, dirty chai, rooibos, caramel, peppermint, hazelnut, maple, & cinnamon. If you’re more of a coffee gal, try: dirty chai, cinnamon, peppermint, caramel, or vanilla. And if you’re neither a coffee or tea person, first HOW? Second, stick to a simple apple cider (with cinnamon sticks) or hot chocolate (with cinnamon, peppermint, or caramel add-ins)!! But you really should experiment and try some fall flavored coffee or tea, like c’mon dude…

Now it’s your turn to help me!! What’s your favorite fall flavor? Let me know in the comments.

BTW. There are 7 posts in this series (for now) which means i’ll be posting parts of the series every couple of days… SO GET EXCITED & STAY TUNED.


Friday’s Fashion & Food Finds

Photo’s by: Ally Munro (Location: Johnson Square)

Friday night… A few of my girlfriends who went on the France trip with me, my roommates, and I, took to Broughton street where we had the epitome of a productive & semi-spontaneous GNO. We met up at Johnson square & then headed to Kayak Cafe for some super scrumptious tacos… the roasted lime chicken ones are fiiiiiiyya. After we all cleaned our plates and nursed our bloated bellies, we walked over to the Butcher tattoo parlor, where Julia, my suitemate, proceeded to get her much planned & highly anticipated foot tat. Her tattoo artist, Kimberly who was a doll & rocked, was so surprised because Julia felt NO pain while getting a needle pierced through the skin of her foot a million times, while Kimberly has yet to get another foot tat because the pain was that excruciating. No big deal. I just changed my earrings for the first time without fainting, so I’m basically a bad ass too, right? We celebrated Julia and her new tattoo (which looks fab btw) with some rolled ice cream at Below Zero here in Sav, a traditional thai style of ice cream that was very intriguing & fun CAUSE IT’S FREAKIN ROLLED, but honestly, tasted pretty sub-par. We finally listened to our aching tummies (well mine at least) & called it a night.

I’m always looking for somewhere fun to explore & go on my friday nights here in Sav, so if y’all have any suggestions, comment them below & maybe I’ll share my experience there in my next friday post! Until next time… xx

Bodysuit: Lululemon lab (similar)

Jeans: Gap

Shoes: Target (similar)

Belt: Nastygal

Purse: Antique Market

Sunglasses: Prada (similar)