When autumn began, I couldn’t help but feel more positive and uplifted. I’m not sure if it’s because the year is almost over and I’m feeling accomplished and excited for 2019 already, or if its the feeling of the holidays quickly approaching. Due to my positive mood, I really wanted to share my favorite things about fall with you and take a step back from fashion for a second!
One of my ultimate favorite things I love about fall is the weather. I haven’t gotten the chance to fully experience chillier temperatures in Florida yet this year, but last weekend we got a little taste of it and I definitely want it to stick around for as long as possible! I feel like the perfect weather is between 65-78 degrees. I can wear my chunky sweaters with my favorite denim and boots without sweating to death (be warned as soon as the temps drop I will be posting non stop in cardigans, jeans, boots, and sweaters… no shame!) My favorite ways to spend fall is taking long walks with my pup and sitting on my balcony unwinding with a glass of wine at night or drinking my cup of coffee in the morning. There’s something about the crisp air that makes me feel invigorated.
Another thing I love about fall is the decorations. It’s so hard to wait until the official first day of fall to put my decoration throughout my home. If you saw my fall home decor post, you probably noticed that all of my decor is very neutral and matches everything that already exists in my home. I’m more of a neutral lover myself but when this season rolls around, I love to see pops of warm oranges, yellows, reds, and browns. Also, there’s nothing like the smell of a fall candle burning, filling your entire home with a pumpkin spice scent. On Sundays, I enjoy spending my time cleaning the house, taking a relaxing shower and curling up on the couch with a fall candle lit to watch an episode of Gray’s Anatomy with my man. It makes me feel so at ease and helps me recuperate after a long week and busy weekend.
One of the most crucial things I can’t live without during the season are fall treats. I’m not really a pumpkin spice latte kind of girl but I do love pumpkin cookies and pumpkin bread. I also love roasted pumpkin seeds with maple syrup! You can’t forget anything cinnamon flavored either: cinnamon caramel macchiato, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon apples…. I go crazy for cinnamon! This year, I’m trying not to go overboard with the seasonal treats like I did last year, but I do indulge every once in a while. Along with the sweet treats, I go crazy for fall soups and dishes as well. There’s nothing like a hearty bowl of warm chili or butternut squash soup to make you feel warm and cozy. I’ve already started pinning some new fall recipes on my Pinterest that I can’t wait to try. I’m hoping to try a new fall dish once a week. I really want to have some easy, seasonal dishes that are healthy and delicious in my back pocket for dinner parties and guests in the future. Once I find my favorite seasonal meals, I’ll be sure to share them with you.
Though the weather, fall decorations, and treats make me excited for the season, I can’t survive without fall fashion. From October until January, I live in denim shorts, chunky sweaters, and booties. That’s literally my fall uniform. It’s so comfortable and casual which is exactly my style. Lately I’ve been onto the mule and slide trend and I cannot get enough! Pointed toe slides are my favorite right now and I think heeled mule are the perfect in between for booties and sandals which make them an awesome fall transition piece! I’ve also been obsessed with wide brim wool hats. They are perfect for giving an outfit a boho vibe, dressing it up a little bit, and are perfect for bad hair days! I can’t tell you how many days Ive thrown my hair in a low pony or bun, left out some front pieces, and thrown one of these hats on. I swear that they save my life when I don’t have time (and a lot of times too lazy) to do my hair. Since I wear a lot of black, I picked up this hat and I wear it all the time. I also bought a taupe one recently and I can’t wait to get it in the mail!
Finally, my all time favorite thing about fall is the feeling of the holidays. I always look forward to October through December because it’s the time to visit family, celebrate traditions, and dress up and take sweet photos. I feel more relaxed this time of year and also less anxious. There’s something about visiting my childhood home and spending time with family that eases my anxiety and really gives me a sense of comfort. This fall is going to be very different than any other one I’ve had, and I can’t wait to finally tell you what’s coming up, but I’m still over the moon and thrilled for the rest of fall and the start of the winter season. Chill bonfires, quiet mornings on the patio, and the best company make for a cozy autumn season and a happier mind.
That’s everything I love about fall! I know it’s a lot, but how could I not love basically everything this season? Stay tuned and keep up with everything going on in fashion, beauty, and lifestyle this season @everydayxelizabeth on Instagram! Xx