Why Autumn is My Favourite Season

Why Autumn is My Favourite Season

The title says it all really. Like so many of us, I am ready and looking forward to Autumn and all it offers. It is my absolute favourite season. I think its because its the season of so much change. The muted, pastel hues of summers nature cross over into the vibrant, oranges, berries and reds of Autumns. I love that the nights draw in a bit and get that chill in the air. I love the beautiful blue skies we often get in the Autumn months, coupled with dewy, chilly mornings. I also love that all of the Christmas stuff starts to come in the shops. (I am literally the most excited person in the world for Christmas. I adore everything about it)!

The fashion in Autumn is my favourite too. If you saw my post on whats on my Autumn wishlist, (you can read it here Finding My Style, Autumn Wishlist) you would have read that I love Autumn clothes. It suits my style to a T as I love wearing browns, greys, aubergine, tan etc. Oh and who dosent love wearing comfy boots and chunky knits eh? They are my absolute favourites. I also do a bag change over, where all of my summer coloured bags get packed away and my wintery bags shake off their slumber and come out to play. Actually, on that note, me and the lovely Katherine from blogsofashopaholic were discussing the seasonal bag change over on Instagram. Is it a weird thing to do? We both do it, do you? Anyway, tweed, cashmere and check is also right up my street, I love it, maybe I should have been a Lady of The Manor………….

Wrapped up in my favourite scarf

We have always been fans of crisp, Autumn walks with our dog, exploring the beautiful villages that England has to offer (you can see the Exploring England series here if you fancy it) and finding country pubs with open fires and cosy atmospheres.

Cozy Country Pubs

London is not far from us either, so we often venture into town to stroll around St Katherine’s Dock, walk through Hyde Park or window shop along Bond Street.

Cozy corners in Claridges

It is also a tradition for us this time of year that we go to the Sloane Street branch of Jo Malone and my husband treats me to an Autumn Jo Malone scent. (The Sloane Street store is so cute and quaint, its my favourite one). One scent in particular, that they no longer do as it was a limited scent, is Ginger Biscuit. Whenever I wear it Im transported back to these wintery,  happy days. Its also often the day that we start our Christmas shopping too. Picking up bits for our sons in Selfridges usually, and I always buy a new decoration for my tree. We then go for a lovely meal in one of the many beautiful, family run restaurants that you have in that area of London. Its always such a lovely day we both enjoy. (Well, I tell him he enjoys it, think the meal is his favourite bit)

My make up look dosent change dramatically, although I do tend to go a little darker with my eye and lip colours. I love smokey greys, chocolate browns and shimmery beiges on my eyes this time of year. If you saw my Instagram you would know that I am trying hard to use more of my make up stash that I already own, before buying more. I have really been enjoying this as its making me try lots of different colour combinations on my eyes, and re-discover products I forgot I had. My lip colour tends to lean towards red and berry tones in Autumn too, and its a nice change from my usual nudes. I will probably pick up a nice, soft berry coloured lipstick. That will be a purchase I will allow myself……

Autumn make up – browns, golds, greys. I love these colours

In my home, my candle obsession really comes into its own this time of year. Like most of us, I love nothing more than drawing the curtains, lighting the log burner and having a scented candle or five flickering away, adding to the cosiness. I love candles that have scents like pumpkin, cinnamon, spice and amber. All such welcoming and warming fragrances. I will also try to change my cushions etc on my furniture. I have had my heart set on a hygee type, chunky knit throw for my settee for a while, but with a price tag of around the £200 mark, its not something I will rush into! Id love to have the same style cushion covers to. I love that look in Autumn.

Candles, log burners, and a comfortable Lulu dog!

Lastly, the good ole slow cooker gets its moments of glory this time of year. Its the best thing ever! You can cook entire meals in that bad boy. Warming, wholesome, tasty meals that you put on in the morning, and by the evening its cooked to perfection. Perfect for someone like me that isnt the best cook in the world, and works until 8/9 pm some nights. If you havent tried using a slow cooker, I urge you to give it a go. You wont look back.

So, thats my Autumn loves summed up. We will still make all these plans, but we may have to be flexible with the days we do them, or delay them altogether. As some of you know if you follow my Instagram, (not that I have spoke about it loads, and probably won’t lol) my husband is about to start 6 months of Chemotherapy, so we may be a little sporadic with outings this year, and may be having more cosy nights in front of the fire than normal, but thats fine by me! I have wrote lots of things in my note books to do whilst Im home with Nik, like learn to make jewellery, finally get the third chapter of the book written that I have been trying to write for 20 years, and maybe even do an online course to learn a new language.  We just don’t know how Nik will be with his treatment, (Im sure he will nail it, he is incredibly positive and ready for the battle) but we will definitely try to do some of it and enjoy my favourite season. I adore Autumn, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. Its 100% my favourite.

Whats your favourite season? Do you have any traditions that you look forward to this time of year? Id love to hear

 

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36 Comments

  1. September 15, 2017 / 7:40 am

    This is a great post, got me that warm fuzzy feeling just reading it! I love that you get an Autumn Jo Malone scent every year, that’s so sweet! I also love Autumn, not only as it’s my birthday during this season but for the checks and browns that come in for clothing! I miss the summer heat but now I can get a new scarf!! Have to agree too, that my candle collection grows this time of year……

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 7:56 am

      Ahh good, I like that you got Autumn feels xx. I blooming love checks. It makes me feel like I need to put my Hunter wellies on and stride through my land, (obviously I only have a garden, not acres of woodland but, a girl can dream) haha.

      • September 15, 2017 / 9:00 am

        At least you have a garden. My checks and hunter wellies will be for striding through my flat 😂

        • kerrylifeandloves
          September 15, 2017 / 9:50 am

          Ohhhhhhh lol. Do it! Start the movement! 🙂

  2. September 15, 2017 / 9:02 am

    I’ve always liked Autumn, for me it’s a calm season between the extremes of summer and winter, a time for quiet reflection 😊.

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 9:51 am

      Hi Niall, thanks for reading. I agree with you fully, its a season of change, which makes me very reflective. Its a beautiful time of year x

  3. September 15, 2017 / 9:11 am

    I love autumn makeup. Berry lips, dark brown or powerful wine red is always a good option. Also subtle smokey eye, OMG love it. Can’t wait for autumn. xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 9:52 am

      Yes! Agree agree agree! Im glad your as excited as me xx

  4. highstreetbeauty11
    September 15, 2017 / 9:51 am

    I’m with you 100%, Kerry. Autumn just suits me – everything about it! Beautiful photos. Hi to Lulu! xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 9:54 am

      Thank you so much lovely lady. I still struggle with the photography side on every post so thank you for that xx. Lulu is just chillin on the settee next to me, so I will tell her hi xxx

  5. September 15, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Yes, autumn is my favourite! This is such a great post, I agree with you so much. Especially with the slow cooker ahh, I get so excited about cooking stews and currys 🙈 I love the picture of you in the scarf too. I’m the same with candles, always have about 3 lit in autumn at a time hehe xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 10:18 am

      We blooming love a candle lol. Oh you will have to share some slow cooker recipes with me. Im always looking for new ones. Thanks for reading Grace x

  6. September 15, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I wish you many snuggly evenings in by the fire together to enjoy each other’s company. I love crisp autumn mornings, but not the rainy ones! Do you have a favourite slow cooker meal? I have one and make chillis and curries or caseroles in there, but I’d be interested to know what you put in there!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 10:52 am

      Thank you so much xxxx. Oh I have many slow cooker meals I love. One of my favourites is a vegetable chilli, its so easy;

      Two tins of tomatoes, Red lentils, New potatoes, carrots, an apple, tin of kidney beans, tbsp of branston pickle, seasoning to taste, I like chilli powder, salt and pepper.

      It is as simple as chop the vegetables and apple, pop all the ingredients in the slow cooker, pop it on! Stir occasionally and top up with vegetable stock if needed. Ta-daaaa

  7. September 15, 2017 / 11:01 am

    Autumn is so lovely, I just love watching the leaves change colour and my bed feels that bit warmer and cosier when it’s starting to get nippy outside. Lovely post Kerry xxx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you so much Janelle. Thats what I love, all the changes. Thanks for reading xx

  8. September 15, 2017 / 11:12 am

    I’m feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside after reading this! I’m in love with your photos, the pub one looks like it came out of harry potter! I wish I could spend fall in England! Mayeb one day… Would you mind check out my page? We can follow each other and be internet friends, I’d mean the world to me 🙂
    Love, Mimi

    blushydarling.com

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Hi, thank you so much for reading x. Its funny you say that as this pub was in the village that the house is in used for Harry Potters family home in one of the films! My post on Lavenham, in the Exploring England section of my blog has the details x. I think I already follow you xxx

  9. September 15, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    Summer is my favourite season… but reading this post nearly makes me change my mind 😀 Have a fab weekend Kerry! Love, Kathleen x

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 8:16 pm

      Ahhh see, I may have converted you a teeny tiny bit! Thanks for reading Kathleen xxx

  10. September 15, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Great post, made me feel all cosy! Although I The cold and I don’t go well together I really like wrapping up in knitwear and scarfs in autumn. I also love the red crispy leaves and buying new scented candles!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 15, 2017 / 8:15 pm

      Its weird how we all love that isnt it. I think it just makes us feel cosy and content. Thanks for reading xxx

  11. Mutton_style
    September 16, 2017 / 7:20 am

    You make me want to let go of summer now, darn you 🙂 . Oh well I better face it and go get those knits out and light the candles, put away the sandals and mower.

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 16, 2017 / 7:37 am

      Haha, sorry, its time…Although how cosy does candles and chunky knits sound

  12. September 16, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    I love Autumn to it’s the best of everything. I am really enjoying reds and oranges for my makeup this autumn. I cannot wait to get all the winter clothing out and snuggle up

  13. September 17, 2017 / 9:19 am

    I love autumn too especially the crisp cool air you get with the blue skies, and that naked eyeshadow pallets is all I’m using atm!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      September 17, 2017 / 8:34 pm

      Couldnt agree with you more, I love it when you step outside and its cold and bright. Thanks for reading xx

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 7, 2017 / 12:36 pm

      Hi Jacqui, thank you for stopping by. I agree with you, Autumn just feels special dosent it. Im not sure if its because it starts making us think of Christmas? I get massively excited for Christmas, so that may well add to my joy of the season xx

  14. October 7, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Happy Autumn! I love autumn too!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 8, 2017 / 7:21 am

      Yayyyy! Happy Autumn to you too xx

  15. October 14, 2017 / 8:45 pm

    I love finding a new blog like this. I really enjoyed it. It’s like finding a new friend!

    I was tempted in by the photo of the lovely Lulu! We have a Schnauzer too, Gibbs, and he is looking forward to us lighting our fire as that’s his favourite spot too!!

    • kerrylifeandloves
      October 14, 2017 / 8:58 pm

      Ohh Sarah a huge welcome to you, your words are music to my soul! What a lovely comment. The most beautiful and unexpected thing I have discovered writing my blog is all the amazing “friends” I have found, so thank you xxx. Lulu is my baby, I adore her and I am sure your boy Gibbs is as beautiful natured as she is. Thank you so much for reading xxx

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