It is no doubt that fall is my favorite season. I really love everything about the season and I am excited to share my fall favorites – my must have items. Because there is so much to love about fall – I decided to share some main favorites across multiple categories!
Fall scents are my absolute favorite part of fall. I love that a simple scent can get you excited, remind you of an awesome fall memory or make you feel warm and cozy – or is that just me? Bath and Body Works candles are my ride or die.. Nate actually has to tell me I can’t buy anymore – you can never have enough. Sweater Weather and Flannel are constantly burning at our apartment.
A couple of years ago I stopped at the local farmer’s market just to check it out. It was the middle of September and one of the vendor has these GORGEOUS sunflowers for $3! I immediately purchased them and have loved sunflowers ever since. I make it a point to stop at the same vendor to get sunflowers every year and now Nate’s mom grows them too!
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For those of you who don’t know me – I have been involved in dance my entire life. I was a competitive studio dancer for 15 years, a member of my high school and college dance teams and have spent the last seven (woah!) years coaching a local high school team. Friday nights in fall have included football for the last 12 years and I can’t imagine a fall without it. There is something about supporting a local team, cheering for my girls at halftime and being involved in the community that makes my fall feel complete.
Fall DIYs are some of the best projects. The colors are amazing and there are so many options! Carving pumpkins is also a plus. If you haven’t had a chance – check out my DIY Fall Chalkboard Sign.
Fall is not complete without a fun manicure. Like I said in the last paragraph – fall colors are amazing and there are so many options. The traditional fall colors – red, orange and yellow are great, but my personal favorites are navy blue, a berry/maroon shade and a forest green! Essie’s Midnight Cami, In the Lobby and Going Incognito are all on the agenda for this year.
I have always been partial to the standard tall boot, but this year I am super excited to venture out into the world of ankle booties. The Circus by Sam Edelman Kammie Peep Toe Bootie and the Porter Ankle Boot are on their way to my house right now! PSA – Famous Footwear has a BOGO plus 15% off going on right now with code GRILLIN.
I feel like fall flannels are really cliché but I am on the bandwagon and I cannot wait to wear mine! I bought my first flannel in years from express last year and it was a staple throughout the season. This one from Express and this one from Old Navy are already in my cart.
In Minnesota, the weather is a little crazy in the fall. During the day it can be really warm and beautiful and once the sun goes down – the temperature can drop over 20˚… I bring my black vest along almost everywhere I go so I can throw it on over my top and stay warm without having to put on a bulky jacket or hoodie.
I know, I know… what about a Pumpkin Spice Latte? I tried to stay away from the PSL in my favorites because – naturally – it is likely on the top of most lists. 🙂