Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. Actually – more so the Halloween season & then it can go back to being summer again. LOL I just love all the fun activities surrounding this time of year, the fashion, the tasty beverages & spooky entertainment. Today, I wanted to chat about some of my current fall obsessions & things I’ve been loving lately.
Bonfires With Friends
When the temperatures cool down & the bugs start to go away, I love spending my evenings by the fire & roast s’mores with good company. I love sitting around the fire reminiscing on stories, sharing new ones & just laughing away at inside jokes. Over the summer, we fixed up the backyard & purchased a new gas powered firepit & a few adirondack chairs. It’s definitely an upgrade from sitting on fold out camping chairs in mud like before. We even strung a few lights around the deck railings to add more lighting & ambiance during the night. And maybe since it’s spooky season, we will share a few ghost stories next time we are out there.
As a 90’s baby, I rocked the claw clip look all the time & I’m so happy the hairstyle is back! I recently caved & bought the ever so popular claw clips off Amazon that every basic bitch is wearing on Tiktok. As a writer, I find this hairstyle to be so helpful. It gets my hair out of the way as I type & it doesn’t create ugly bumps if I want to wear my hair down later.
I love a good notebook. I think that’s just the writer in me. I’m always jotting something down whether it’s to-do lists of some kind or random thoughts & reflections. I actually started a new gratitude journal this year & decided to purchase this brand of notebook again because of its plain cover. Very minimalistic of me, i know. Reflecting on my life & focusing on the positives especially when life has its tough moments has been something I do to maintain a better wellbeing. I’ve been enjoying spending my evenings just jotting a few thoughts & blessings down before I go to bed. That way, those negative thoughts don’t fester while I’m trying to get my beauty rest.
Oversized Graphic T’s
I’ve been changing up my style lately & fall fashion has got to be my favorite time of year to experiment. I found a few oversized graphic t’s from Target & PacSun & I love pairing them with black leggings & boots or even my Sam Edelman sneakers I purchased during the Nordstrom anniversary sale. Sometimes I’ll layer a jean jacket or puffer for warmth. But it’s a nice casual go-to look when I’m opting for comfort. I know I’ve said in a few decluttering posts, that graphic t shirts are something you should probably cut back on because they are a bit juvenile at times; but I feel like if you find the right one & pair it correctly, it can really make an outfit more unique. This month, I’ve been doing a complete wardrobe transformation / declutter so let me know if you’d be interested in a decluttering series in November.
“You’re Not Special” by Meghan Reinks
This is my kind of self help book. It’s one I had in my nightstand drawer for months, I would read a few pages & quickly find something else to do. I just have bad attention span when it comes to reading lately & I’m trying to be better. Nevertheless, I finally finished the damn book & I loved it. It has wit & humor mixed with relatable topics. I’ve been watching her Youtube channel for years so when I found out she wrote a book, I knew I was totally buying it. Her paperback version is finally available if you are interested!
The Nintendo Switch Light
Remember in my 30th birthday post, I mentioned I will always be a kid at heart? Well, I’ve been playing games on my nintendo switch light a lot lately. My favorite games are Animal Crossing & Mario Kart. Whenever I’m looking to have some downtime, I always opt to play one of these games for a few hours. Do you have one? What are some of your favorite games to play?
Verity by Colleen Hoover
Another book I finished last month that I want to mention now is Verity. This novel definitely got me back into reading more frequently. It is a romantic thriller [my favorite genre] & about a freelance writer who is given the opportunity to finish a series by a world renowned author. This author’s real life story just becomes far more interesting than the fiction. Check out this Instagram reel where I talk about this book & a few others: fall books i love
My New Reading Nook
Speaking of books, I actually added a new addition to my blogging office. Let me just say, this space has become by own little sanctuary at home. Recently, I decided to bite the bullet & purchase a chair for this corner by the window. Before, I had my fiance’s old black leather couch & then an ottoman that just seemed out of place. But now, it is the perfect little corner for getting lost in some good books. The chair is from Amazon if you are curious. We actually have the same one [ just different color ] in our living room. It’s the perfect size for the space & super comfortable. All I need now is a small ottoman & possibly a small table where I can place a warm beverage.
I’ve been trying to add a few new pairs of shoes in my wardrobe. Most of my shoes are very worn & old. But I’ve been expanding my style a bit, specifically my sneaker game. I usually stick to boots in the fall & winter but I wanted a different type of shoe for those casual days. I purchased these Sam Edelman sneakers a few months ago & I’ve been wearing them a ton this month. So many people have been rocking the sneakers with midi dresses but I’ve been pairing them mostly with leggings or jeans. I love the tan & white color of them – very minimalistic.
Those are a few of my fall obsessions lately. Let me know if I should continue this type of blog post in the future. I love sharing lifestyle favorites with you all. Let me know in the comments what you’ve been into lately?
did you read yesterday’s post? – The Blogtober Tag