Let's get real, Fall brings about a bag of mixed feelings. It's a bit depressing (buh-bye summer) and really exciting (a fresh start - even if you work a regular 9-5, most people get that back-to-school feelz). I'm here to remind you of the wonderful things that come along with the dipping temperatures, and fallen leaves. Below are a few essentials for autumn, courtesy of my brain's incessant need to be stimulated every season.
1. Warm, richly- scented candles. I've grown accustomed to purchasing these waxy aromatic sticks that smell like apple pie, pumpkin spice, caramel cookies, and gingerbread houses. Whenever I light one up, I kinda wanna roll around on my fuzzy carpet like a cat.
2. Books. Any books, really. You're going to start spending more time in-doors whether you want to admit it or not. The trick to avoiding seasonal depression is to keep yourself busy! There are a ton of great, FREE, classics on Kobo and iBooks, as well as hitting up a local bookshop.
4. Hot chocolate/cocoa. For some reason, the thought of hot chocolate in the summer makes me nauseous. But give me an iced green tea latté and I'm as happy as a clam. However, fall & winter tend to have me reaching for some hot delicious goodness. I've just dipped my foot in the waters of Abuelita, and I'm loving it.
5. Leggings. I always wear these under my pants, or jeans, whenever it gets really cold. Actually, from November to March I'm probably wearing two layers on my legs. I detest feeling chilly, and since I'm skinny it tends to strike quite quickly. I feel it mah bones people! You can find some really affordable ones at Garage, F21 , Psyche and American Apparel.