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………….
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.
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.
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……
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.
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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