Seasonal Edit: Fall
This seasonal edit focuses on darker hues (still neutrals, you know me :)), soft fabrics, and the art of slowing down. I have a special place in my heart for fall. It’s a great time to reflect, relax, and enjoy the harvest after a long season of hard work and challenges.
Even though it feels we’re going through an Indian Summer right now, I’m loving the first day of fall. The Autumn Equinox, a day where the amount of daylight and darkness are equal. The best teacher of balance is the nature we live in, yes?
Indian summer days call for lighter fabrics that can be easily layered for morning and night. I love this light beige hue because it reminds me of the ocean grays of the Northeast coast. I like layering similar shades with different textures so adding a little sparkle in the necklace is enough to make this basic outfit have a bit of bling.
I’m anxiously awaiting bonfire nights. A soft sweater, jeans and a baseball cap is my go-to. Do you love the bonfire smell that lingers or do you hate it? I love having the scent of a great bonfire linger the next day. So much I even got a candle called Campfire because I miss our bonfire pit so much. Haha.
I’ve worn this burnt orange slip dress a couple times and love it as a fall transition piece for weddings or outdoor events with a little jacket. Gold details make it feel warm like the Fall golden hour that I love and make me think of my mom and friend who got the bangles for me.
Books & Letters
Fall essentials for me are all about slowing down. It’s crazy how challenging it is to slow down lately, isn’t it? Scrolling through your phone on the couch doesn’t count by the way. 😉 I’m definitely guilty of it and feel like I have to be intentional about slowing down for overall mental wellness. I’m trying to incorporate more solitary acts of slowing down this season. Books will always be a part of this for me. 🙂 And I’m going to try writing more snail mail (thanks for sharing how you do this Ginger!). I don’t know how many times I’ve said I feel like I’m in such a busy season of life right now but it isn’t getting any slower. I hope more reading on the balcony and writing letters on Sunday helps calm my mind.
Totally bought this for the design but the tea is really good too. Hot. Cinnamon. Sunset. What a beautiful name for the fall. If you like sweeter tea with cinnamon and clove flavors, you’re going to love this. Hot tea with a book and a cozy blanket is what my fall dreams are made of. I hope the weather will let this vision come true this season. 🙂 Also got a great recommendation from a friend to reuse the tin as a succulent pot when I’m done with it and had to share. Such a good idea to keep the beauty of this tin around!
We’ve had a lot of full summer weekends so I’m looking forward to staying home more this season. And not staying in our small apartment only – we’d drive each other mad – but I more mean enjoying the town we live in instead of traveling elsewhere.
“What do you wanna do?”
“I don’t know what do you wanna do?”
“I don’t know, what do YOU wanna do?”
We’ve had some of the best times after asking each other this question, haha. I think it’s ok to be bored, healthy even, because then the day naturally becomes something fun. I suppose it’s another act in presence I’m always seeking. 🙂
What are some fun fall plans you have?!
Seasonal Edit is a curated list of lifestyle essentials and well-designed products inspired by the seasons of the Midwest. See all edits here.