I can’t believe that it’s Autumn already – it doesn’t seem like two minutes since I was planning our holiday to Florida in Spring. However it’s almost October and genuinely one of my favourite times of the year. I love how crisp the air gets, how your feet sound as you crunch on leaves and how its time to dig out the scarves again! I thought that today I would share some of my favourite things about Autumn with you.
I have spoken before about my love of L’occitane Vanilla hand cream and this time of year it’s an absolute life saver! I originally discovered it last year in a beauty box subscription I was sent and ever since then I’ve been addicted. I use it every time I get out of the shower as my face is always dry, but I also carry a separate tube in my handbag as I often suffer from dry skin on my hands, during the colder months. I treated myself to a larger tube earlier in the year but this Christmas I might have to sneak myself one of their gift sets into my stocking!
Vaseline tins are also another essential for me this time of year. I usually carry one in my coat pocket, one in my handbag and keep one next to my bed. While I’ll happily use chapstick, I find these tins of Vaseline work best for my lips. In the cold whether I often suffer from chapped and sore lips and I hate finding I don’t have any with me! I saw there was a Creme Brulee version while browsing the web, but sadly I’ve never seen it in store! I have just spotted a Queen Bee one too, so that might have to be in this year’s Christmas stocking too!
With the autumn weather comes a desire to wrap up warm and every year I fancy one of Joe Browns Autumn Collection coats. I’ve resisted the urge till now but this year could be the year! Not only are Joe Browns products amazing quality, they’re also really unique and different. Though I’m definitely a jeans and t-shirt sort of a girl, I’ve often wished I could be a little bit more bohemian. Joe Browns coats are just unique enough for me, without putting me too far out of my comfort zone and although they are quite expensive, I would hope it would last me several Autumns and Winters to come.
While I do have a warm woolen scarf that I love, originally from Per Una (M&S), I have to admit that I have recently found a huge love for Hot Topic scarves. They are soft, long and really really warm. Not only that but they are unique and fashionable too – not to mention geeky! So far I own three – Princess Script, Doctor Who Tardis and Stitch (from Lilo and Stitch). However I recently ordered an Alice in Wonderland one and a Disney Villains one and I can’t wait for them to arrive. As I’ve got older I’ve definitely noticed that I get colder a lot easier, especially around the neck. I don’t just wear these scarves out of the house but also as part of my outfit inside the house too.
There are lots of other Autumn Favourites for me – like finding a good book and curling up under a blanket, endless cups of tea (preferably with sugar, tut tut!), movie nights snuggled on the sofa, chicken casserole for dinner, Halloween and Bonfire Night! Of course there will soon be the build up to Christmas too and I definitely love that!
What are your Autumn Favourites?