I've already told ya'll that my favorite of all seasons is fall and I can tell from my instagram feed, that I'm not alone in my obsession with this delicious season. It struck me this week that I have every-year, Autumn rituals that make me giddy with anticipation for the changes that are about to occur.
I listen to James Taylor's album "October Road", almost daily during this season...this year I'm alternating between that and his new album "Before This World" (so yummy as well!).
I light fall scented candles each morning and let them burn and burn filling my home with wafts of apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, campfires, leaves, chestnut, and maple. I suddenly want to bake very dang day. And I begin to dream about and map out outfits involving boots and sweaters and felt hats and plaid.
This year, I've been a little slower than usual getting aboard the fall fashion train.
I'm in the last phases of writing and editing my book "Well Played", and have spent most of the last month happily hunkered down behind glasses and laptop. But last night I got to dreaming again.
Below is a fall inspiration board filled with the trends I want to incorporate, things I'm loving at the moment, tried and true goodies, and some of the places I'm looking forward to visiting before winter hits us in the face...with an ice ball.
Here are a few of my favorite trends and "things" of the season...I thought you might like them too.
*One of my best buys has been my well-made, felt hat from Anthropologie. I wear it all the time, especially when I've been writing all day and the hair is a wreck. It makes every outfit better and people stop me often to comment on my lid. Most importably, It make me feel like an adventurist.
*My husband suggested I buy a pair of classic Levi straight leg jeans, because he believes that those and a v-neck white tee are the hottest thing ever on a girl. So I did. And now I can not take them off. Cheaper and more urban cool than most "designer" dungarees, sorta like the Brooklyn of britches or the Ford Explorer to the Range Rover sport...pretty much the same thing, but shows you've thought this thing through.
*For all of you girls who wore MAC "Viva Glam" lipstick in 1998...it's still around and better than ever! A TODAY Show make-up artist put it on me the last time I was there and I was all "hey, I remember you!!". Getting myself some ASAP.
*Williams Sonoma Spiced Chestnut scented ANYTHING! Candles and dish soap and lotion, oh my.
*Graphic tees forever
*The delicate mixed metal jewelry from Madewell had me at silver and "yello".
*Essie "minimalistic" polish. The perfect not-to-pink neutral to take you slowly into this climate change.
All the rest are things I'm going to hunt and gather in the coming weeks.Hope this inspires you to create a fun and playful board of your own! I do mine over at Polyvore, FYI
So, what are some of YOUR Autumn obsessions?! Do you have a quirky fall routine like me?
What are you lusting after this season or longing to pull from winter storage?
Cheers to all this Autumn! And remember, #BeWellPlayed...especially in your own personal style.
OH! And BTW, I wasn't paid by any of these blokes to mention them in my post. This is an Ad-free environment unless I tell you otherwise.