06/09/2016

What I'm Looking Forward to This Autumn


September is upon us, meaning summer is drawing to a close, the days are getting darker earlier and the holidays are well and truly over. However, whilst this all sounds like doom and gloom, it can only mean one thing: autumn is on it's way. This is fine by me, seeing as this season is definitely my favourite... and the fact that it's my birthday this month certainly helps swing it even further in it's favour! Here's a few more reasons why I'm looking forward to autumn.

All the knitwear

My knitwear collection has been sat ready and waiting for me and I'm convinced that, the moment the temperature starts to drop, I'll be retrieving every piece and making the most of it. And adding to it, of course!

Chai tea lattes become more socially acceptable
Not that I worry too much about this as I'll happily drink these whatever the weather, but there's just something about cinnamon and chai spice that screams autumn.

Wearing black without feeling like a solar panel
As someone who's wardrobe comprises mostly of monochrome pieces (with most belonging in the darker end of the colour spectrum), summer is not exactly the most enjoyable month. Autumn means that I can unleash my inner Morticia Addams without having to seek shade every time I venture outside. Not that she would disapprove if I did...

Lighting house fires for super cosy evenings in
As the days start to get colder, there's nothing quite like coming home to a house and starting up a roaring fire to keep you warm. To me, it's not quite autumn until the house smells of burning wood and lavender.

Taking walks in the forest
Whilst taking walks in the forest in the summer is glorious, seeing the forest transform into a vast expanse of crisp, orange and brown leaves after a lush summer of green is a beautiful experience. Not only that, but it's a great time to forage for pieces to make some lovely autumn and halloween crafts, like my Halloween garland (which you can view and make here). Which naturally leads to...

Halloween!
Not only is autumn my favourite season, but it also includes my favourite holiday! I have no shame in admitting that I've been throwing costume ideas around for months. Kieran and I didn't really get to enjoy it last year, as we were in Stockholm for the week, so I'm hoping to make up for it this time around!

Seasonal flowers
As the season changes, it's a good excuse to get creative and dream up some stunning new floral arrangements for the house. Popular flowers blooming in autumn are red amaranthus, lilies, roses, baby's breath and lots of other fragrant lovelies. I've been spending far too long on Pinterest (if there's such a thing) creating my own autumn flower board for inspiration!

What are you looking forward to this autumn?

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