Over the years, autumn has definitely become my favourite seasons for many reasons. I mean yes, I am a September birthday, but that’s not the only reason why I love this time of year. It’s a wonderful transitional season, that I feel gets lost sometimes and doesn't get the attention it deserves. It is a beautiful calm time of year, after the activities of Summer, but before the chaos of Christmas! It was hard to choose, but here are 7 of my reasons why I love this time of year!
1. PUMPKIN PICKING
Pumpkin picking is something I had never done before. When I was a kid, it wasn't really a thing! Plus I don't think there was anywhere near our old home in Essex that we could go to.. But now we have Maddison, it was something I definitely wanted to do and I LOVED it!! There's just something so special about going to a farm and picking your pumpkins ready to calve, and there is such variety in colours and shapes! Much more magical rather than picking up one from a supermarket. We are definitely going to make this a family tradition!
I'm sorry, but who doesn't love to snuggle up in big cosy knit jumper?! Knitted dresses, roll neck jumpers, knitted hats and scarfs, a fluffy jumper, knitted dressing gown.. the list goes ON! As soon as the weather starts to turn, I lap up the opportunity to snuggle! I'm someone who always feels the cold, so knitwear is my life!!
3. THE CHANGING LEAVES
Nothing says autumn like the colour of the trees! Those gorgeous tones of yellows, browns, reds and oranges that leaves turn to before they fall to the ground, and give you that satisfying crisp sound when you walk over them!! despite the weather not being quite as warm, that colour palette really does make you feel warm and cosy inside! Not to mention they look gorgeous!!
4. BOOT SEASON
I love a good boot! And I have a big collection to prove it haha.. You can go bold to make a real statement in your Autumn/Winter wardrobe or just keep it simple to compliment your outfit and elongate your legs!! From thigh highs, walking boots, Uggs and ankle boots.. it is so satisfying having your feet cosied up in a warm pair of boots and not getting your feet wet! Plus, when the weather is reallyyyy cold, you can get away with wearing chunky embarrassing patterned slipper socks in boots, and no one will ever know.. ;)
5. MISTY MORNINGS
Waking up and opening the curtains to look out at a dewy, fresh, misty morning is one of my favourites! Especially if I can get up and go for a country walk through in the mist.. (baby dependant these days..) but it's definitely one of those little satisfying things that symbolise autumn to me!!
6. CHAI TEA LATTES
Now I am not one for the famous Pumpkin Spiced Latte.. Sorry guys, I like the idea of it, but not the taste. It's just too sickly sweet for me!! But I do love a Chai Latte! They automatically make me feel autumnal and festive because of the spice in the milk and topping it off with cinnamon! If you haven't tried one.. you need to!! Soooo yummy!!
Halloween for me, isn't such a big thing.. I enjoyed it more when I was little and I could go to halloween parties and play all the traditional games. But for the past 10 years, it's just been a nothing holiday to me! It might become more of a thing again now I have a child.. but for me personally.. it's all about November 5th and FIREWORKS! I have always been obsessed with them and the combinations of shapes and colours they create in the sky! I have such great memories of standing in a field, wrapped up in a hat, scarf and gloves, sparkler in hand and watching the fireworks. If/when we get married I've already told Josh I want them at our wedding haha! I love them at New Years too.. but it was always symbolise autumn to me!
Do you love autumn too? What are your highlights of autumn? Lots of love x