We’re starting our long drive home today plus it’s the start of Labor Day weekend so just like that, summer is over. It may still be warm outside but it’s full steam ahead for all things cozy, pumpkin, and fall. For many of us, me included, this is my favorite time for fashion.
I love cinnamon! I love the way it tastes and smells, plus how perfect it looks for fall. If I’ve learned anything from my 5 personal color analyses last year, it is to enjoy colors I like and wear what appeals to me in the moment.
I spotted this cardigan sweater in a small boutique in Victoria and loved it. Don’t ask me why I didn’t buy it because I seldom hesitate if I love something. Remorse hit the second we got on the ferry so I was happy to find it online and have ordered it. I did try it on and know it runs large, the XS fits me nicely. If this color isn’t your cup of tea, it’s also available in ivory and aqua, but this cinnamon color says, fall to me.
I’ve always considered animal print a neutral in my wardrobe and love the pizzazz it adds to an outfit. I see more of it in the cooler months and am loving all the fresh new options. This denim jacket in animal print has lycra spandex built-in so it’s on my shortlist for fall.
MORE ANIMAL PRINT
If you have to hand wash some dishes, and I do many by hand, I will enjoy doing it more with this Pumpkin Spice dish soap. They also make this matching hand soap so these will both be welcome additions to my kitchen this fall.
I’m a big fan of scented candles and the ambiance they add to a room but burning candles isn’t the healthiest thing for your lungs so I love to diffuse essential oils. I bought a small, travel diffuser and have been picking up oils on my travels. This one smells just like Pumpkin Pie with zero calories. This Spice Frangrance Oil diffusing set included gingerbread which all of a sudden sounds amazing!
I’m a huge fan of booties in the fall for many reasons, not the least of which is comfort. I got to wear these water-resistant ones during our trip to Pender Island earlier this week and love them! We went forest bathing then for a long stroll along the coast and they were perfect. Warm, cozy, not hot, and super comfy.
Here’s a simple pumpkin smoothie recipe I made last year that was so yummy, I can’t wait to make them again.
Dairy-Free Pumpkin Pie Smoothy
1/2 cup cold canned pumpkin puree – not pie mix
1/2 cup cold Oat milk
2 TBSP vanilla protein powder
1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice
1/2 frozen banana
1 TBSP maple syrup
Add all this to a blender and mix until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Are you feeling ready for the spiciness of fall?