Sarianne broke two of the fingers on her right hand when a door slammed on them last week, so she asked me to guest blog on sarianne.se so she doesn't have to do as much typing. I put together this post about the little changes I make in my life to get pumped about fall coming since the weather has already gotten pretty cool over here, and I figure I may as well get credit for it on my own blog as well!
Nail polish - When the weather's warm I wear white or
super light pink on my finger nails and hot pinks and corals on my toes, but
when vacation is over and the days get shorter I switch to more muddy neutrals
on my fingers like Mavala 119 Orchid Mauve and Max Factor Glossfinity 15 Opal,
and deep reds and purples on my toes like Essie Sexy Divide and Kicks Classy
Lip color - When I’m in the mood for a bold lip in the
summer I go for corals and bright pinks, but when autumn comes I pick reds like
Dior Addict in 745 and berries like Maybelline Color Sensation Shine Gloss in
Eyeliner - I always think a darker eye seems more
appropriate when there’s no risk of sweating. My favorites are Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
and Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner.
Perfume – Nobody likes to wear a heavy scent when it’s
hot out, but when the weather turns I dust off my heavier, musky perfumes like
Nini Ricci’s Nina and Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist in Seductive Amber.
Lotion – Most of the time I rely on coconut- or
tropical-scented lotions for my summer scent, but when I’m wearing heavier
perfumes I moisturize with unscented or vanilla-scented lotions so that they don’t
compete or clash.
Candles – This is one of the best ways to get into the
mood for cooler weather since you get the coziness of candlelight as well as a
yummy smell filling your house. For fall, pick spicy and food-scented candles.
Glade’s Apple Cinnamon is my all-time favorite but IKEA's Bräcka have scents
like vanilla, caramel and apple that make your home smell amazing.
Food & Drink
Baking – Finally it’s not too hot to use the oven! I
scones recipe to make weekend mornings feel special.
Apples – Everything about apples screams autumn. Caramel apples are obviously a favorite treat this time of year, but it can get messy
and time-consuming to make them. I enjoy the combo in a much simpler way by
just dipping apple slices in caramel ice cream topping.
Chai latte – I’m a big coffee lover, but the spices in a chai latte make me feel like I’m drinking a pumpkin pie. When
the weather feels like Thanksgiving is around the corner (even if it’s three
months away!) I forgo my usual café latte and drink a chai latte instead to
feel like I’m back at Grandma’s.