As my tan is fading faster than I can reach for the moisturiser, and the nights are drawing in – it’s now dark when I leave my zumba classes at half 7?! – my autumnal love is starting to surface. There’s something about the season that makes me feel happy. As much as I enjoy the sun and wearing pretty summer dresses, I’m very much an Autumn/Winter lover...
Perhaps it’s having an excuse to wear cosy pj’s, fluffy slippers and curl up with a hot chocolate alllll the time (I promise I haven’t aged scarily quick, I am still 22!). Or maybe it’s the gorgeous colours I’m met by when I open the curtains each morning. Not to mention A/W wear – it’s SO much better than S/S in my eyes. Chunky knits, warm scarves, tights and cute coats, not to mention boots, hats a pretty rosy cheeks.
Aside from the aforementioned, and of course the obvious of hibernating in on a Saturday night with a dose of X Factor and more Chinese food than you can stomach, I thought I’d compile a list of the reasons Autumn is my fav seasonal chum!
#1 Waking up to a blanket of frost that’s settled in overnight, making everything glisten outside
#2 Wearing my A/W clothes! Jumpers, scarves, cosy knit tights, boots, coats, and mittens...
#3 The colours of the leaves – and hearing them crunch underfoot on a cold but beautiful welly-walk
#4 Coming home and feeling that relief as you enter the warmth, shutting out the cold
#5 Home-cooked meals. Roasts, soup, pies and casseroles always taste better at this time of year
#6 Blankets. Slippers. Cosy socks. Pyjamas. Top-knots. Jumpers. Hoodies. Bed!
#7 Watching films curled up on the sofa with friends, snuggling with a boyfriend
#8 Shopping: walking into the warmth from the chilly outdoors, and seeing everyone all wrapped up – plus retreating into Starbucks and giving in to their seasonal delights!
#9 Candles – Yankie Candle’s Christmas scented treats never disappoint and cosy-up a room instantly
#10 The promise of Christmas!! (AND my birthday...I love being a November baby)
Of course there are a few things I don’t favour as much, like de-frosting the car early in the morning, or covering a great outfit with a coat ALL the damn time. But the good outways the bad, and the season always comes up trumps. What do you love about Autumn?