Yes, it’s that wonderful time of year again. The time where everyone gets over excited about the word autumnal, pumpkin patches and try to start pushing the festive period on us. Well, here we are with yet another cliche blog post about why I love autumn. Although, it’s more of a lifestyle post then a typical blogger and their oversized jumper, chunky heeled boots and that Starbucks PSL snapshot for Instagram. Kind of anyway.
I am a total weather freak. I love thunder, I love torrential rain, I love sunshine and rainbows. I watch all those extreme weather documentaries and have a lightning tracker installed on my phone. Yep, I’m one of those. I am obsessed with the weather and anything to do with it. The other year when we lived in a house with loose roof tiles I sat up all night watching a TV broadcasters coverage of the latest storm to hit whilst listening to see how many tiles actually left the roof. Not many luckily for our car.
So yes, autumn weather is fantastic. One minute it’s beaming sunshine the next its practically flooded. You can experience the magic of all four seasons in just a few hours and there is so much confusion around what to wear in the morning. I love the crisp cold foggy mornings, I also like to sit outside on the step with a cup of tea watching the dogs run around first thing when the morning sun is shining. It’s unpredictable. And in a world where everything is getting more and more about lists, organisation, plans, calendars, I love that nobody can 100% predict how the sky is going to behave.
Ok, I may have had a slight sarcastic stab at the whole fashion blogger autumn cliche thing. But yes, I too get sucked into the styles at this time of year. I’m a full length trouser/jean wearer even in the heat of summer so this time of year I am overjoyed. Jeans, trousers, thick tights. Perfection.
I’m not really one to follow fashion. I like what I like and nothing will ever change that. As I’ve got older and as I approach my thirties I want to push the boundaries a little and experiment. I also want to minimalise what I own and get a good little capsule wardrobe going. I find it so much easier to fit in at this time of year and keeping cosy is one of my specialities.
I love this time of year for scents. All those dark, earthy, sultry tones to air fresheners with a hint of cinnamon and gingerbread candles for crying out loud. There is nothing that smells better then an autumn/winter candle. I honestly don’t know why gingerbread or cinnamon is reserved for this time of year coz I would buy that stuff all year round.
I also have a particular love for those air freshener sprays, especially the limited edition Christmas ones that come out during the summer? I don’t know whether this is just to up their sales of whether they really do just have nothing else to do so release all the festive stuff early but for me, it’s ideal. So thanks for the smells guys.
Yes, I’m definitely a Northerner these days. From growing up in sunny Essex I’ve transitioned and now own some fabulous big coats for the chilly mornings of the North. I’m accustomed to the defrosting of my car on a daily basis to practically skating down the drive way because it’s icy and I have slippy shoes.
I managed to get my favourite Karen Millen coat in the sale at an outlet close by a few years back. It’s duck feather and super soft and fluffy and it literally feels like I’ve wrapped myself up in my duvet. Which coincidentally is also duck feather. You can get this seasons KM bubble coat here or a cheaper alternative by Warehouse here.
Nothing beats an autumn adventure. I live for adventures, we all do, I even had a blog called the Little Adventure Blog once upon a time. Since my husband has been poorly with his heart we haven’t been able to get out much this year. I have however just signed us up to the National Trust as members so we can go exploring the historic castles, grounds and other fun things local to us at weekends.
As a family who isn’t really bothered by the weather see above, I love it, we don’t need any reason to leave the house. It’s just a boots on, waterproof coats on, let’s go and explore somewhere. I am excited to make use of our new membership and have some fun little adventures with the family this winter.
What do you love about autumn?
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