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Fall Moodboards You will Love

Fall Moodboards You will Love

It's finally October which means it's time for pumpkin everything, chunky sweaters, and corn mazes with the girls! We don't care how "basic" it is to be obsessed with all things Fall, it's hard not to be with the weather changing, the amazing golden hour lighting, and the coziness of curling up with a cup of coffee and a good book. Our clothing, interior design, and schedules are all changing with the season. We at Côte draw inspiration from colors we see in nature, on our explore feeds on Instagram, and the Fashion Week runways to choose styles we think you'll love, put together photo shoot color stories, and pretty much everything else we do here. So we decided to share some colors and trends we love this season with you, as well as give you guys a little something you can keep on your phone to draw inspiration from! Yep, we're giving you guys some new Fall inspired phone wallpapers so you can always have a little piece of Côte with you. And the colors this year are SO. GOOD. 

1. Lavender Mood Board

fall 2018 lavender and crocus petal mood board for cote boutique

We love all things lavender this season, or as Pantone likes to call the specific shade for this season, "crocus petal." We always have lavender out in the store for decoration, and love the way the color pops against our other earthy shades! It's a different color for Fall, but you will undoubtedly be seeing it everywhere, even at Côte! When done right, you won't be looking like you're going out for Easter lunch, the hushed tone of these lavender shades paired with some Fall reds or browns will definitely give you all the cozy vibes. 

Fall reminds us of a lot of things and movies are one of them! Anyone else always think of Mean Girls when the calendar turns to October 3rd? "on October 3rd, he asked me what day it was..." So for our lavender phone wallpaper, we took inspiration from one of the best quotes from Regina George "home schooled huh, but you're like really pretty" .. I won't quote the rest because I'm sure you babes can quote the entire movie like us!

To download the the wallpaper, simply hold and click 'save image'! 

mean girls inspired phone wallpaper made by cote boutique

2. Quetzal Green Mood Board

quetzal green fall 2018 mood board by cote boutique

When you're tired of your usual burgandy color scheme for Fall, quetzal green is a great substitute to switch things up! It's dark and moody just like burgandy, and goes with blacks, browns, and creams, basically all your Fall neutrals. You've already seen this color in our Free People Calico Dress, and expect to see more as it was one of Pantone's Fall/Winter colors of the year! So get ahead of the game and start incorporating this color ASAP. You won't regret it. 

Our Quetzal inspired phone wallpaper is just a friendly reminder for all you boss babes to follow your dreams. Live a life you love, love what you do, and when you're super busy, remind yourself to love life each time you look down at your phone! Hold and hit 'save image' to keep this one. 

quetzal green iphone wallpaper for fall 2018 by cote boutique

3. Valiant Poppy Mood Board

fall 2018 valiant poppy mood board for cote boutique

Whether it's bloggers like Sincerely Jules, Fashion Week runways, or flowers in nature, we have seen this Valiant Poppy shade almost everywhere (and we don't hate it). It's a little more muted than your usual red and did we mention it goes great with the quetzel green? Peep the Elisabetta Franchi runway look above. This red hue also made the Pantone Fall/Winter colors of the year and we are hoping this one sticks around. It's fun, vibrant, and can be toned down when paired with the right shade of brown. 

Our Valiant Poppy phone wallpaper is an homage to all things us girls love for Fall! Because is it really Fall if you don't wear a chenille cardigan while drinking coffee and finding your way through a corn maze? We didn't think so either... fall 2018 valiant poppy iphone wallpaper by cote boutique

We hope you also love our picks for Fall colors we love, or that you learned something about Fall/Winter 2018 trends. We hope that this little glimpse of how we draw inspiration gives you a little insight into how we do things at Côte.. whether it's picking and styling clothes you babes will love, decorating our own houses for the seasons, or just having an creative outlet and getting ideas together. Mood boards are one of our favorite ways to bring ideas to life! Do you guys want to know how we put them together? Let us know, that can be a blog for another day! 

Thanks babes, and make sure to follow all of our social media pages to keep up with new arrivals, trend forecasts, and everything else we like to do here! 

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bisous xxx,

Abby & Andie

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A Day in the Oily Life

A Day in the Oily Life

Hey Cote babes, so since you all were so interested in how to use oils and our oily journey as part of our healthy lifestyle here at Cote, I've put together a "Day in the Oily Life" post for you guys! Keep in mind, this is my personal routine, and there are SO many other oils and uses out there and I'd love to speak with any of you that have specific questions or concerns to incorporate the right oils into your daily routine! I've broken the post up into Morning, Afternoon, and Night routines to give you an idea of a normal day: 

Morning: 

In the early morning when the streets are still quiet, doing a meditation and yoga practice is the best way to start my day! These two oils have brought an entirely new level to my practice. I diffuse Sacred Frankincense in my living room and apply to my wrists and bottoms of my feet so I can absorb all the goodness that is Frankincense. This is hands down my favorite oil for so many things. Frankincense helps me with feeling grounded and get out of my head so I can focus on my practice. As a yoga instructor, it is important for me to keep up with my own practice so that I may serve others and this is usually my main focus when doing yoga. Whether I'm doing a 5 min stretch or an hour of flow, I always have this one by my side. It's also GREAT for skin, so this is also a must in my night time facial oil. 

Cool Azul is a refreshing blend of oils including Wintergreen and Peppermint for a muscle cool down after a yoga session. As you can see, I have diluted this one into a 10ml roller ball (10 drops oil, fill with carrier oil). This blend is great for rolling over my sore muscles. The cool blend is so energizing and I love the way my muscles feel after rubbing it in! 

Next is my daily 2oz shot of Ningxia Red and Copaiba. Ningxia Red is a daily supplement that contains wolfberries, blueberries, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, plum juices, and citrus essential oils. For more than 700 years, Ningxia wolfberres (or goji berries) have earned a reputation for being rich in nutritional value. I love this supplement for keeping my energy up throughout the day and I add a drop of Copaiba for overall wellness support. Copaiba is made from the resin of Copaiba tree native to Brazil. Copaiba has beta-carophyllene which helps the body respond to natural irritants and is good for supporting other oils. Adding a drop of Copaiba to another oil (say Cool Azul for muscles) just gives you a stronger effect. This routine is more for overall immune support for me especially during the winter! 

Afternoon: 

Now if you've ever visited our store, you'll know we diffuse oils throughout the day! This will change daily based on our needs and what we're into at the moment. But 2 oils I cannot live without for that afternoon slump are Joy and En-R-Gee! The names are pretty self explanatory (thanks Young Living!) Joy is a floral blend of Rose, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, and citrus oils for a truly uplifting scent. This one is usually the one I grab to rub on my wrists for perfume and the scent alone just makes me happy. En-R-Gee has a more spicy scent and is a blend of Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Black Pepper and other woodsy oils. This one does exactly what it says. I rub this one on my forearms to give me a little boost throughout the day! I usually go with one or the other since they are so opposite in smell, it depends on what I'm needing that day! 

Night: 

 

This blend is actually a morning and night application during winter, but I cannot live without this one! These 5 oils, Peppermint, Thieves, Copaiba, RC, and Lavender are a great blend for Immune Support. I've put 10-15 drops each in a 10ml roller bottle and filled with a carrier oil. I rub this on the bottoms of my feet (fun fact: most of our pores are on the bottoms of our feet so it's a great place for our bodies to absorb the oily goodness). So far I've stayed above the wellness line this year, and I will use Thieves alone on my hands after visits to the gas station, grocery store, literally any public space! Side note: All 5 of these oils are included in the Young Living Starter Kit! 

Lastly, I rub Raven on my chest for breathing support before bed. Think of it like a natural vapor rub, the eucalyptus and wintergreen blend provides a cooling sensation that feels so good! I also diffuse Lavender every night! It creates a calming atmosphere and I will sometimes add another oil based on what I'm feeling. I recently have been diffusing White Angelica with it which if you follow our Instagram (if not, why aren't you?!) you'll know it brought up some crazy dreams dealing with my biggest fears. White Angelica is an oil for trauma support, so if you need to work through some things, it's a great oil to bring your bottled up emotions to surface so you can deal! It was very eye opening for me because I realized most of my fears come from a place of losing control. My Yellow/Green personality does not like leaving things up to chance! But now that I know where my fears are coming from, I can deal with them! Guys, it's so important to be in tune with your body and be able to control/redirect your thoughts because when you let negativity in and linger, it affects everything, even your health! This is why we use oils and why we like to share them with you all! We are big believers in having a positive mindset when it comes to business, life, and personal goals. When you start saying positive things to yourself, you begin to believe it and things start to happen! So what good thing can you say to yourself today? 

If anyone has any questions on these oils or oils in general, please send us a message or email! We are holding an oily 101 class at our store Tuesday, Feb 27th to go over the Young Living Starter Kit and give you a more in depth tutorial on the oily lifestyle! I could have made this post go on forever, but I'll keep it short and sweet for now. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all things Cote! 

Merci Cote babes

xxx,

Andie

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