With the quarantine lifestyle still going strong, it's more important than ever to celebrate the little things. The change of seasons from summer to fall gives us something to look forward to. Fall foliage, cooler temperatures, cozy sweaters and warm drinks to savor while snuggling up under a favorite blanket. Putting away the bright neons in favor of a moodier color palette. Here are some of the things I'm excited about!
I must be the only person in the world who's not a pumpkin fan. I like carving them but not eating them. At least not in every single iteration. Walking into Trader Joe's it's like a pumpkin exploded all over the store. They now have everything pumpkin from brioche to cream cheese and alcohol. I'm thrilled that this year, Maple has emerged as a new fall flavor profile. I love maple and I"ve really been enjoying the Maple Oat Milk in my morning latte. It's got a warm sweetness that's not overly sugary or cloying.
I"ve been enjoying Oat Milk for my lattés the past year and am excited to have a new flavor to try! It makes that morning coffee experience just a little more special and luxurious.
As we all spend more time at home, I"ve really been enjoying my Nespresso and my Bodum electric milk frother. It's incredibly affordable (under $30) and elevates my morning coffee game. It's great for frothing any kind of milk, although I'm partial to almond and oat. It heats in under a minute and then you have perfectly frothy foam. It's also easy to clean and it's compact and easy to store out of the way when not in use. I bought mine last winter after staying at a friend's who had one and wanted to continue the memory of all the great lattes I had on vacation when I was back home. Another bonus is that you will save a lot of money in the long run, because all those specialty coffee drinks can really add up!
Taye gold hoops by Janna Conner
The organic shape of these hoops is reminiscent of a curved leaf. One of my favorite things about fall is the changing colors of the leaves. We have a Japanese maple tree that has the most beautiful rust and pumpkin colored leaves. Pair these with a chunky turtleneck or a sweater dress for that ultimate fall feeling!
Autumn for me means transitioning away from a bright sunny color palette to a more subdued moody one. Shades of camel, chocolate, caramel, bordeaux and rust look great paired with faded jeans for a more casual look. I love plaid for fall/winter and this version from Billie the Label is festive and pulled together without looking too fussy. The blouson sleeve gives a feminine tailoring to a more typically masculine fabric choice.
I've put my neon bright nail colors away in favor of darker reds, browns and jewel tones. Love the multi color hues in this fall mani, especially the unusual mustard color. I also tend to keep my nails short, as I find them easier to deal with on the computer keyboard. Style tip: The shorter length also keeps the look more refined and professional so you can try more outlandish colors without looking over the top.
What are your favorite Fall traditions? Tell me below in the comments!