Thursday, 20 October 2016

The Autumn Tag

Hello everyone and Happy fall! I know it's already the 20th of October and fall started about a month ago but I've taken a little break from blogging and now I'm back and feeling inspired. I know there have been a ton of Autumn posts going up out there so I wanted to join in with the fun (who doesn't love being festive this time of  year!?) Let's get to the questions:

1. Drinks - What's your favorite seasonal drink from Starbucks (or anywhere)?

I used to LOVE going to Starbucks around the holidays because of their yummy coffee flavors. Dunkin Donuts back in the States was my go to coffee place though. My fave is definitely anything pumpkin spice or gingerbread! I would start ordering it as soon as it would be available for the season! I would seriously have a pumpkin coffee every day right up until the season was over and they were no longer ordering the flavor (yes, I was that nuts!) 

2. Accessories - What do you opt for? Scarf, boots, hats? 
  When it starts to get into the colder weather I'm all about staying warm! Even though I'm used to harsh winters with tons of snow, this English weather has a different kind of bone chill to it. I love wrapping up with scarves and gloves. I'm not much of a hat person because I don't think I look that good in a beanie. I love riding boots and I think they can make any outfit look classy. I need to invest in a few more sweaters and turtlenecks or roll necks I think you call them. Because of how windy it gets here along the coast, I definitely make sure that I am wrapped up as possible. 

3.  Music - What's your favorite music to listen to during Autumn? 

I love mostly all types of music all throughout the year but as Halloween rolls around I start listening more to festive music. I like watching Michael Jackson's thriller video. The monster mash song is cute as well as the Addams Family theme song! Mainly though, I just stick to whatever music is on the radio but every now and again I like some Halloween songs to get me in the mood to decorate! 

4. Perfume - What's your favorite scent for this time of year? 

My perfumes don't really change for fall but as far as scents are concerned a few of my favorites are pumpkin spice, cinnamon, apple, cranberry, gingerbread, anything with a musky scent really! I love the smell when your baking cupcakes or a pie in the oven too!

5. Candles - What scents will you be burning this season? 

I am so bummed that I am not around a Bath and Body Works store because they are not available in the UK, but I was fortunate to have received a few in the mail thanks to a lovely person! If you have been to the U.S. and never have visited B&BW, you don't know what you're missing out on! The scents they put out around the holidays are to dye for and are so addicting. Anyway back to the question haha. Any candle that smells like a pumpkin cupcake or pumpkin anything is definitely heaven for me. I love the basics like vanilla or lavender but I'm nuts over anything that smells like you've been baking in the kitchen! 

6. What do you love most about Autumn? 

The excitement it brings for the holidays! Once the colder weather arrives, you get to play around more with your style and try out different things. I absolutely love decorating for pretty much any holiday so when October hits I think about how I want to start decorating for Halloween. Watching all of the holiday movies are fun as well and I used to love it even as a kid so it's kind of like a favorite past time of mine. Trick or treating was fun but when you grow up it doesn't happen. I still love carving a pumpkin too and will be starting on mine soon :). I love when it get's chilly to wrap up with a hot chocolate and just watch loads of movies. 

7. Make up - Favorite makeup look? 

As far as makeup is concerned, my routine doesn't really change for Fall except that I tend to get SO dry so I use more lotion and moisturizer. I love coppery and brown eye shadow colors and I really don't go nuts with makeup. I think the pale look actually works for me in the colder months! I don't need blush because the wind does it naturally to my cheeks anyway. I am going to try out wearing a darker lip color though this season because I've always had a fear that I won't be able to pull it off. Sometimes I think less is better as well as the more natural look. 

8. What are you looking forward to the most in Autumn? 

I'm looking forward to decorating the house this year since I didn't last year after just moving here. I feel like I want to go all out this year but we'll see what happens. Once I hear back about an important matter, I'll have a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders, so I'll be able to concentrate more on what I love doing around this time of  year. I want to do loads of baking and cooking. Next month is Thankgiving, so I plan on cooking a lot of yummy food and a few desserts too. 

Hope you enjoyed all of the reasons why I love Autumn and I hope that you all are just as excited as I am! I tag all of you to do this tag as well and I'd love to hear your answers to the questions! 



  1. I'm with you on all those fall scents! I was thinking about how I take Bath and Body Works for granted but I won't anymore! I love anticipating all the holidays as well- the air just feels different in the fall!
    Jen 😁