5 Reasons Why Autumn Should Be All Year Long

5fandomfridayFall is here, hear the yell
back to school, ring the bell
brand new shoes, walking blues
climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we are gonna be friends
I can tell that we are gonna be friends

Fall is here! Technically, of course. Here in New England, it still feels like the middle of August. Nevertheless, I can smell the turning of the seasons in the air and see it in the longer shadows. Autumn is absolutely, without a doubt my favorite season; everything about it warms my soul — except that it means winter is around the corner. And I’m so lucky to live somewhere that does fall right. If Mother Nature asked me, I would make it Autumn all year! There are hundreds of reasons why, but here are my favorites.

Fall Fashion

Scarves, sweaters, and boots! Oh my!

I’m pretty sure clothes were invented for Autumn. It’s cool enough that you can layer up with adorable scarves and cozy sweaters, but still warm enough that you can wear cute dresses and skirts. Then there are the fall colors. Earth tones and deep dark hues are perfect for me! And leather! How can you forget about leather? Boots, messenger bags, light jackets. I’m getting excited just thinking about it!

Ahh! I absolutely can’t wait for the weather to finally turn and I can bust out my fall wardrobe!

Apples

Usually as soon as the calendar turns to September, people think it’s pumpkin spice this and pumpkin spice that.

STOP!

I have a very important life rule: October is pumpkin spice month, but September is apple season! You cannot skip apple season.

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It starts with apple picking at lovely, quaint orchards, and soon spirals to warm apple cider, warm spiked apple cider, apple pie, apple crisp, caramel apples, and apple donuts… oh god, apple donuts. To deny yourself apple is to deny yourself life.

Pumpkins

Now we can get to pumpkins. Pumpkins epitomize fall in everything from food to decoration! As even the most basic biddy knows, pumpkin spice is freakin delicious. I don’t mean to be stereotypical, but have you tasted pumpkin spice? It tastes like a warm hug.

But that’s not where the pumpkin ends. During Autumn, pumpkin should be EVERYWHERE! I demand that each house should have at least three pumpkins on their stoop and one as the centerpiece of every table. If you don’t have much time, you can keep your pumpkin as is, but you’re depriving yourself of the joy of jack o’lanterns.  Carving pumpkins is so much fun! You get to go elbow deep in goop and create a masterpiece. Then roast up the seeds with yummy spices! I always spend weeks thinking of how I will design my pumpkins. I don’t mean to brag, but I usually beast it.

And by far my favorite pumpkin activity is the Jack o’lantern Spectacular, a scenic walk through a park lined with themed carvings by super talented artists. Not going to lie, I’m pretty sure I want my future husband to propose to me here.

Halloween

While we’re on the subject of jack o’lanterns, let’s talk about Halloween. It’s my favorite holiday. Christmas is overrated, but Halloween is the real deal. I don’t think I’ve ever tried to hide my love for “spooky shit;” as much as pains me in the end, I love scaring the pants off myself. And as October rolls around, scary stories are told, scary movies are released, and there’s just a tangible darkness in the air. I LOVE IT!

You’re also never too old to dress up, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. On Halloween, you can be whoever or whatever you damn well please. Then throw a fabulous Halloween party with themed liquid refreshments. THE BEST!

Nature

Last, but not least, the world gets more beautiful during Fall. The air is cleaner, the sky is brighter, and the leaves turn brilliant colors. I have been so fortunate to live in an area that is perfect for this. People may travel to New England to see the leaves change, but I get to see it everyday. Not only see it, but feel the crunch of the fallen leaves under my shoes. Fall is my favorite time to go for hikes and take it all in. It makes you want to capture the moment forever.


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5 Fandom Friday :: Give Me Your Closet!

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Have you ever been watching a movie or tv, enjoying your day, and see a character with an outfit so spectacular you’re distracted by how bad you want it for the rest of the day? No? Just me? Oh well. Fashion is one of the many things that make me want to fly my nerd flag high. I love shopping, pretty dresses, accessories, and shoes. Best of all, I take a lot of my real life fashion inspiration from my favorite characters! That’s why this 5 Fandom Friday is perfect for me! It’s characters with my favorite fashion!

There are a lot of very stylish characters out there, but I chose my list based on characters that best match my style and who’s closet I’d happily steal.

Spencer Hastings ((Pretty Little Liars))

All of the main characters on Pretty Little Liars are responsible for giving girls unrealistic expectations of what an average closet looks like. How do they get the money to buy so many outfits? They’re in high school! None of them have jobs! They haven’t worn a single shirt twice! Isn’t that kind of a waste? Whatever. Let’s overlook these burning questions and focus on Spencer, the character who’s style I like the best.

Dammit Spencer! How do you look so fab? She mixes vintage finds like tweed jackets and lace tops with classic pieces to create a smart girl chic look. And she can rock a sweater. Sweaters are the greatest! And the high socks! Come on Spencer, give me access to your closet!

Clara Oswald ((Dr. Who))

Clara continuously rocks what I call “Teacher Chic.” The perfect mix of business casual, stylish, and showing your personality. Being a short girl, I always head towards cute dresses rather than pants, so the hems don’t drag on the floor. Clara seems like she definitely relates. Her style of darling dress and jacket combos are exactly what I want to wear everyday to work. I’m not sure if they’re very practical for running around with the Doctor, but they’re pretty great for everyday wear.

Margaery Tyrell ((Game of Thrones))

Margaery for Queen of Westeros! Not, just married to the king, but the one destined for the Iron Throne. Think of how much better the realm would be under her rule and the advisory of the Queen of Thorns. And not just will everyone in the kingdom be so much happier, but they’d be way more stylish too. They say if you got it, flaunt it, and damn, does Margaery got it. The daring cuts, calming colors, and flowery details make her stand out as the most fabulous woman in Westeros. I would covet her wardrobe for all my formal events.

Cosima ((Orphan Black))

They may be clones, but Cosima has the best style by far. I love her dark, jewel tone color scheme and fearlessness to rock bold geometric patterns. Her accessories are my favorite parts of her outfits; she’s always seen with cool beaded bracelets or scarves. I love me some scarves!

Her ensembles are edgy, but still appropriate for work or school. I would raid her closet any day!

Amy Pond ((Dr. Who))

Another companion, but at totally different look. Amy’s outfits are the ones I wish I had while kicking back on the weekend with my friends. She makes flannel look chic! Her signatures are bold colors and lots of layering, perfect for adjusting to wherever time or space she may end up.

And I wish I had her hair so so bad.


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