Okay, so before one Debbie Downer points out to me that it is still September, I would just like to clarify that it’s been really looking like fall where I live since late August. This post is perfectly times if you live where I live. But I do understand that it is September and that we shouldn’t have pumpkin on the brain until October, but that isn’t going to stop me from writing this post. Well glad I got that out of the way.
Now for my list of essentials that every person needs in fall. To be honest, this is me like 85% of the time, but this one involves more pumpkin than usual. I’ve made this way more complex than it needed to be, so let’s jump on in.
FALL PLAYLIST! How else are you supposed to feel like breaking out the candles and tea drinking if you can’t have the right jams for it? I know music is a HUGE thing in my life. I use it to study, wake me up, and of course, set the mood. I have a whole post coming soon of my fall playlist must haves, but for now, here are some 8 track playlists I’ve been digging for autumn.
http://8tracks.com/julieglitterfck/a-pumpkin-spiced-love-story-pt-ii and http://8tracks.com/crimeofrhyme/autumnal
CANDLES! Everyone always freaks out when Bath and Body works brings out their fall collection. The only thing that sort of sucks is that every single candle is pumpkin scented, which I am not a huge fan of. Luckily I found this gem in Bath and Body works and it smells just like homemade apple pie my mom makes. I really liked Leaves by them as well, but I haven’t gotten it yet. If you have a Bath and Body works near you, strongly recommend these two!
Links to both of these candles: Leaves- http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=99199226&cp=12586994.12936192.4147333 Warm Apple Pie- http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=102425176&cp=12586994.12936192.4147333 *I forgot to mention this one but it’s yummy for Halloween. Boo- http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/product/index.jsp?productId=99199136&cp=12586994.12936192.10787117
COZY SOCKS! Socks are a must anyways for winter, why can’t they be like super fuzzy and soft and pretty much just a hug for feet? I got some super soft socks from Bath and Body works last year that have a little fox on them, and this year I picked up two more pairs of these fantastic socks. They are like 8 bucks usually, and I know that’s a lot for socks. These things are so incredible, I think they are totally worth it. They have grips are almost like slippers.
Link for softest socks ever (all five selections are here!)- http://www.bathandbodyworks.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=socks&origkw=socks&sr=1
BATHS! Honestly I usually only take a bath when I’m a little stressed when school comes around and I became stressed. I got a bath oil thing from Lush that smells like vanilla and it’s so yummy. I think it’s supposed to make me all soft and such, but honestly, I just need to bath to zen out. And I got this other bath bomb from Lush, it sort of smells like vanilla, but also like oatmeal. Either way, it seems soothing, something I’m going to need to combat this semester.
SWEATERS! It’s going get cold and what better way to keep warm than to snuggle up in a cute knit sweater or crewneck? Confession time: I love Old Navy for sweaters because A) They are usually super trendy and B) They cost like 15 bucks so I can buy them all. I have like 4 or 5 sweaters from Old Navy and I wear them like all the time. Another place I really like sweaters from is Roots (actually currently wearing one from there. Ooops). I’m pretty sure that they are a Canadian company, but they might ship to other places I don’t know. Either way their sweaters are super soft, cozy and pretty much a fall staple in anyone’s closet.
I like this one http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?cid=60790&vid=1&pid=274801003 and this one http://oldnavy.gapcanada.ca/browse/product.do?cid=60790&vid=1&pid=284786033 Here’s Roots website- http://roots.com/
COOKIES! Okay, so these aren’t really a fall essential, but like a life essential. My grandma actually showed me these cookies and I am obsessed with them. I usually just eat them when I get all my homework done for the night, because I need #motivation to get through physics. They are from Leclerc, and they are soo good. They are even like ‘health’ cookies, like they have quinoa and they are even organic. So bonus.
BRAIDS! I wear my hair in a braid like 74.34% of the time, but fall is just a time I wear them more often. I just put my hair in a Dutch braid, which is just an inverse regular French braid. I incorporated my bangs because they were hella messy. I’ve linked a tutorial for just a regular Dutch braid.
TEA! If you guys only take one thing away from this, it should be this one. Tea is my blood type. It’s like a warm hug and a pat on the back for getting up. But once a year the cream de la cream of teas comes out and my friend and I freak out. It’s Pumpkin Chai from David’s Tea and it is a god sent. If you add brown sugar and tons of milk, it tastes like pumpkin pie and it’s just glorious. This tea is actually the only pumpkin flavoured thing I really get into for fall. I tried the blueberry muffin one they have this year as well and it’s pretty good, too. But Pumpkin Chai is just so incredible. You have to have to try this tea.
PUMPKIN CHAI (!!!!) https://www.davidstea.com/ca_en/pumpkin-chai-black-tea/ and their other yummy fall teas https://www.davidstea.com/ca_en/fall-collection/view-all-fall-collection/
Okay well that list was longer than I expected but you gotta go all out for fall. This is just what I think of when fall rolls around. Let me know what you guys need for fall! Recommendations are totally welcome!!
‘Till Next Time,