Guys… It’s seriously pathetic how excited I am that it’s officially FALL! Every year, around the second week of July I decide I am over the summer and ready for some cooler weather. Unfortunately, here in Texas that day is too far away for my liking. Thankfully it looks like somewhat cooler temperatures are in the forecast (and by cooler I mean below 90…), so maybe I can begin enjoying being outside again! Fall is my favorite season of the year, not just because it brings so many warm memories to mind, but also because I am your typical white girl. I cannot wait till I can wear my riding boots, a huge scarf, lots of flannel and drink my PSL. In fact my father and brother love making fun of me every time they see a PSL ad, but hey, what can I say? It’s delicious, and I am not afraid to admit that. I am also obsessed with all things pumpkin, and my fall decorations can attest to that! So since I love this season so much, I decided to do a roundup of my fall favorites from Pinterest. From decorations to food to clothes, I’ve gathered together everything that I love about fall.
Scarves: This is by far my favorite fall/winter accessory. I love wearing scarves with tunic shirts, dresses and cozy cardigans. If you were to ask my husband, he would say I own way too many, but I’m still in denial. I can’t wait to dig out my big flannel blanket scarves… Those things are huge, but perfect for keeping me warm.
Boots: In previous years, I have been all about the riding boots, but last year I decided to finally try out booties, and they are my new favorite thing. I love pairing them with cute jeans or a dress (which is the perfect transitional outfit to cooler weather!). My favorite booties are some maroon ones I got last year and tan suede ones that go with practically everything.
Dresses: Y’all, I adore dresses. I love that they are nice and flowy, and that they go perfectly with leggings and boots. Talk about a cute comfort outfit! This year I am loving the olive green and cranberry red colors, and my wardrobe can attest to that.
Flannel: I know this screams “country”, but I think everyone needs a good flannel shirt. They are great for layering, and I always bring one when I go camping to keep me warm in the cool evenings. Pair it with a fun scarf and cardigan, and I’m good to go.
Cozy Cardigan: When I was younger and thought “cardigan”, I thought of the little white sweaters I used to wear to church, or the outdated ones I always saw on my teachers. However, over time I have come to see the light. They are so great for adding a layer of warmth (can you tell I’m all about layering?), and these cozy ones make me even more ready for fall weather to arrive!
Let’s just let these pictures speak for themselves! Click on the picture for the recipe.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries from Juliasalbum.com
Chicken, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup from Simplystacie.net
Maple Butternut Squash and Chicken Pasta with Kale from Forkknifeswoon.com
Autumn Minestrone Soup from Cookingclassy.com
Creamy Butternut Squash Alfredo Pasta from Joyfulhealthyeats.com
When I decorate, I try going for a more rustic look. I’m all about wood, burlap and pumpkins, and these ideas I found on Pinterest just scream fall to me. Talk about some major inspiration for decorating! I love how bright, cheerful and cozy these decorations make the space feel.
What would you add to this list? Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!