I’m sitting at my desk, looking out of the window at the tops of trees that are turning orange and red at the tips. It’s autumn and I’m so happy to say that. I feel like it’s come around so quickly this year, but I know I say the same each year.
As much as I love every season, there’s something about the colder months that have my heart. The smell of a autumnal candle, searching high and low to bring your scarves back to the front of your wardrobe and standing by the window each day contemplating whether to put a jacket on or risk going without. Or, later on in the year debating whether its jacket or big thick coat weather (and probably still misjudging it). I get just as excited about frosty winter mornings too. Yes, I’m getting ahead of myself.
I’ve always thought spring and autumn are the prettiest of the seasons. Everything in spring is just so fresh and new outside, with green trees and plants, whereas the bold colours of autumn provide perfect contrast. I love nothing more than snapping away on my Olympus Pen at the beautiful countryside around me when out and about. Then looking back at the photos later that evening, curled up on the sofa with flames from the log burner crackling a few feet away.
I’ll never forget a trip I took a few years ago to both Canada and then Alaska, where I repeatedly stood still in awe of the most breathtaking autumnal scenery, day after day. What incredibly beautiful places. I would love so much to go back to both of them again in the future.
Fashion is more fun in autumn too. You can experiment and mix textures and colours, knitwear, jackets, darker denim and all kinds of other autumnal lovely-ness! I especially love tan, browns, black, khaki, red and grey shades in colder months. I tend to up my skincare game a little more around this time of year, as I think your skin thanks you for the extra TLC on chillier days (mine certainly dries out more in colder months). My make up is bolder too, with brown, red and smokey hues on my eyes occurring more often than not.
I’m excited for the next few months and what it may hold. It’s nice to take a step back sometimes and think about the little things in life that we look forward to each year. It won’t be long until I can get all excited about christmas too. Pace yourself, Emily. Don’t wish the remainder of the year away!
What do you look forward to most in autumn? What’s your favourite season/time of year?
I would love to read your comments.
Imagery in this post was taken on the Olympus Pen E-PL8