When the clock strikes midnight on the Autumnal Equinox, my fall fairy godmother waves her magic wand to activate my seasonal powers. From then on, I'm a cider-sipping, Halloween movie-watching, sweater weather queen. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo!
Naturally, a few fall buys are in order to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. New cardigans and moody red nail polish shades are givens, but this year I wanted to take things a step further. I love the cozy and inviting feeling that comes along with the season, so I decided play that up in various aspects of my life: from my home decor selections to my beauty routine picks.
Plus, as astrologers indicate, the cosmos offer up a perfect time for a spiritual refresh during the start of autumn. Any negativity or uncertainty can be left behind as we tackle this next chapter with honesty, grace...and a PSL or two.
"It is a time when we will be reflecting upon, and listening to the matters within our own hearts, and is known as a time of enlightenment," says Patrick Price of Nebula. "This enlightenment is offered to us to allow us to look within and assess how true we are being to ourselves."
I don't know about you, but my heart says, "Spiced Cider Candles."
Fall buys to help romanticize the season
From playful accessories to new books, body scrubs, and slippers, here's everything I'm buying keep cozy this fall. We strongly suggest starting this time of year with a marathon of Gilmore Girls. (We don't make the rules, we just abide by them.)
Considering the fall is a time for an astrological check-in, why not instill a few positive practices into your day-to-day routine? Affirmations are a simple way to get started.
For a tinge of pumpkin spice and everything nice, add the autumn staple to your beauty routine. This scrub reinvigorates your skin, gives it a glow, and makes you smell like a pumpkin to boot. What more could you possibly ask for?
To accompany the scrub, might as well embrace gourds in other aspects of your skincare routine. These cruelty-free and vegan masks nourish, moisturize, and embrace one of the things we love most about this time of year. No need to tell us twice! We'll take two boxes.
Ideal for those farmer market finds, this ombre, burnt-orange vase elevates the color of the season from kitschy to sophisticated. BRB, on the hunt for mums.
Cute lil pumpkins
Price: $34 (Set of 3)
Almost too cute to actually use, Anthro's pumpkin felted soaps offer organic oils to cleanse the skin and utilize sweet scents of the season to make the scrubbing process all the more satisfying. If you're having a Halloween get-together, consider these a hosting must-have.
Smell the apples
Let's not let the pumpkins steal the show: apples deserve just as much attention as those jack-o-lanterns-in-the-making. Give your space some orchard vibes thanks to this cozy fragrance. Perhaps a glass of mulled cider is in order, too?
It's giving us '70s style in all of its glory—plus the brown and mustard hues practically scream 'fall'. Keep in mind, this baby needs a little TLC: it's hand-wash only.
When temperatures plummet, you're going to want to keep your feet warm. The cozy fleece lining of the Dina Slipper will surely do the trick.
Did you think that Gilmore Girls marathon was happening in jeans? Oh, contraire. This polyester/cotton blend is breathable and allows us to get snuggly, just the way we like.
As irresistible as brown nail designs can be, there's something about this silky navy hue that screams 'chic'. If your makeup bag is in need of a splurge, "Fugueuse"—or any of the Chanel La Vernis shades—will more than satisfy.
Yes folks, a weighted blanket for your eyes. We're going to be spending a lot of time getting comfy under the covers—might as well go all out.
It's always important to stay hydrated, so snag a reusable tumbler for that water cooler refill at the office. And, when in need, snag a lil' cider for your Stanley, too. (For other price points, check out our favorite Stanley Cup dupes.)
Cute with the perfect hint of spooky! Clip your strands back with one of these adorable punk-esque accessories.
For notes, to-do lists, and everything in between, this floral find is perfect for keeping your thoughts in order—and looking cute in the process.
Recreational reading is practically a fall requirement. Get comfy on the couch with what's sure to be another bestselling thriller by Jessica Knoll. Bright Young Woman is a fictionalized take on the infamous Ted Bundy case from the point of view of the women he sadly and selfishly affected.
What fall shopping list would be complete without a throw? Though a bit on the pricier end, the bronze blanket is fancy, cozy, and warm for those impending horror movie binges headed your way.
Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few.
When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.
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