I compiled a little list of fun, fall things to get excited about for the season. I don’t want to call it a bucket list because the idea of a bucket list stresses me out. I mean, I don’t want to feel bad because I didn’t get to do something on my list. No thanks, I don’t need any added stress.
BUT I do like to have these ideas floating about in case I’m feeling uninspired by the impending frigid temps. It gives me something to look forward to and appreciate about fall. Time to embrace the fall season and get excited.
◊ Seasonal Food & Drinks
I like to add pumpkin pie spice to my overnight oats and coffee. I do this throughout the year, but really get at it in the fall.
AND pumpkin beer and cider (!!!)
Just like I look forward to the Summer Shandy’s, I get equally excited about pumpkin beer and my new fave, cider.
◊ Fall fashion & makeup
Fall fashion is my favorite. I seriously think I look my most chic this time of year. With sexy little boots and scarves and sleek shapes, I fucking love it. I’m big into neutrals, but I really love the jewel tones that come with fall fashion. And playing around with new berry lipsticks is always hot.
◊ Fall scents
I love setting the fall mood in my house with scents. You can play around with some new essential oils for your diffuser. And I also love the old stand bys, glade plugins and candles. Take a walk down the candle aisles at the store and pick out a few fall inspired smells.
◊ Plan a trip somewhere warm
Every year, my husband and I go to Miami for one of the holidays (Christmas or Thanksgiving, we alternate every year), to visit family and soak in the sun. So this is something I get excited about. There’s nothing better than going somewhere warm and beautiful when it’s pretty damn dreary.
To make this less specific to my situation, just planning a trip, in general, gives you something to look forward to.
I love the wineries in Missouri. It’s so much fun to bring a bunch of food and have a boozey weekend with some friends, a beautiful view, and crisp temps.
I would love to do the real deal Oktoberfest in Germany, but the one in St. Louis can be pretty fun too ; )
◊ Make the house cozy
I like to add blankets and pillows everywhere, light candles, pull out the fuzzy socks and slippers, and just cozy up the house.
◊ Concert or comedy show
I aim to see a concert every couple of months. I fall hard for live music. It’s something I look forward to and I like to keep my eye out for the next show I want to see.
And stand up comedy is always a good time. Last Halloween, I went to see Dave Chappelle and it was probably one of the best Halloween’s to date.
◊ Get scared via movie / TV / book
Since Halloween is around the corner, I like getting scared and freaking myself out. Is that weird?? I love all the scary movies that are on TV right now and American Horror Story is always good. This year I might try reading It. We’ll see if I can handle it.
◊ Fall TV
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So these are few fall things that I will be looking forward to. Take advantage of the city you live in and scope out what’s going on for the season. What are some of your fall favorites??