Autumn is here and I’m embracing it.

Hey there Autumn. For a little while every time I sat down to draft some blog posts I was just completely mind blanked. Nothing was coming to me and it felt very uninspiring. Now, not to blame it on the weather, but this is a funny old time of year and the in-between weather of cracking out the 40 denier tights and still hanging onto the florals has actually felt a little dull. HOWEVER, after a beautiful few days away for Adams birthday with lots of brainstorming, I’m feeling a lot more inspired with a little more to say.

Usually when winter comes it doesn’t feel quite so sudden, but these last few weeks have been BITTER and i’m sad to say that I think our beautiful summer has packed up and left for the year. 

Wardrobe refresh…

Autumn is a good time for a wardrobe refresh. Hit the volume up on the music, pack up the things that you know you aren’t going to wear throughout the colder months and embrace all the knitwear.

I have always wished I was the kind of gal who could rock the bare legged with ankle boots combo which always looks perrrrrfect in this transition to Autumn. Unfortunately, I just get SOOO cold. I packed up a good selection of skirts, dresses and tops that I know I won’t be wearing. I’ve stored them away and I know that I will really enjoy them next summer after I’ve forgotten about them for a year.

Hats of to any girls who are rocking the bare legged look because, honey, its daaaaamn cute and you’ve got skin of steel.

Get creative in the kitchen…

I think its fair to say that we all eat that little bit healthier during summer, purely because we opt for lighter bites and more fresh tasting foods rather than something to warm our bodies. 

Autumn is essentially harvest time, so head out to your local food markets or ‘pick your own’ areas to get some juicy bits to experiment in the kitchen with. Cook things with lots of colours, lots of flavours and all the spices for this season. 

Keeping busy…

Another thing that I always find tricky when it turns to the winter half of the year is finding fun things to do in groups, as a couple or by yourself. It can be disheartening when summer felt so busy and fun and now you’re sat googling ‘days out that avoid rain, cold and spending a fortune’ (yes, this means that shopping trips are a no).   

Ways around this feeling-

1. Embrace the weather if there is something you really want to do- who cares if it rains?
2. Get into the Autumn spirit and take part in activities that surround the season- maybe pumpkin picking or long walks in the crunchy leaves.
3. Take extra care in the minor details to make a day feel special. For example, if you decide to watch a movie take some time making the room feel super cosy with blankets, candles and popcorn.

Accessories….

Recently I’ve become a firm believer that accessories will complete an outfit. Embrace all the funky earrings, chunky scarves and pretty little details that will make your outfit feel special.

Accessories are the easiest way to dress outfits up or down and change how an item looks with very little effort. I have also found that by using accessories I start stepping out of my fashion comfort zone little bits at a time.

Interiors can make a difference…

What you surround yourself with can make a huge difference to your mood and productivity. If you work well in summer, but find yourself unmotivated in winter, maybe its time to look around you. Fill your surroundings with things that give you a good vibe. Check out my post on positivity boards here!

What you surround yourself with can make a huge difference to your mood and productivity. If you work well in summer, but find yourself unmotivated in winter, maybe its time to look around you. Fill your surroundings with things that give you a good vibe. Check out my post on positivity boards here!

Something as small as adding a potted plant to your desk could make a huge difference to your work space by brightening it up and adding life. 

Clean out the drawers, cupboards and shelves and set them up to bring some motivation to your home. Turn your home into something you enjoy. 

Self care season…

Finally, embrace yourself. It’s time to make time for yourself and really spend that little bit of extra time on your skin, your body and your wellbeing. 


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