Fall Favorites 2013

I’m kind of obsessed with Autumn. I’m overly obsessed with being cozy and snuggly and the fall is the perfect excuse to put on cozy socks and melt into the covers of my bed. I haven’t been doing favorites posts during the other seasons because I usually hate everything, but the fall just brings out the best in me. Here are some of the things that I’ve been loving lately:d152c0d4ee089dcb637848ed64a11004

Lighting candles. My town is slightly behind the times and only recently acquired a Bath and Body Works. B&BW is no big thang in the states because they’re at every crap mall across the country. However, since I’ve lived without one for so long, I never realized how much I needed them in my life.

If you didn’t already know, they have deals galore all year long, and they just happen to have the best smelling candles during the fall and winter seasons. I really had to limit myself and only purchase two candles even though I wanted a dozen. I went home with one called Creamy Pumpkin and another called Flannel. I absolutely love Creamy Pumpkin–I burn it almost every chance I get. I also have another, small candle in my bedroom that I got for a birthday present from my mom called Angel Food (by Boulangerie from Anthropologie). It smells so uber sweet when it isn’t lit, but when you light it, the scent mellowly wafts around the room and it’s perfect.

Taking baths. My obsession with Lush bath products has risen to a severe degree. Like, I need to stop. I never used to take baths (maybe once or twice a year) and now I take them trice a week. It’s mostly due to the fact that I’ve had fun bath bombs and bubble baths to play with. Soaking in the tub is just so comfortable and warm after a long day of doing nothing, ya know? There’s a Lush bath bomb called Fizzbanger that smells like apple and cinnamon and has Pop Rocks in it so as to mimic the sound of a crackling fire. Perfect for a fall bath!tumblr_msy5nuWrif1qbu7zuo1_500

Reading. This hasn’t just been particular to the fall time–I’ve been reading non-stop this year and I’ve never been more proud of myself. I’m a slow reader, so the fact that I’ve almost reached my goal of reading 25 books this year is pretty incredible to me. I ignored books for so long in college. It’s nice to be able to get back into them and snuggle up when it’s chilly outside.

Macintosh apples. Oh my g. I forgot how delish Macintosh apples are. I saw some extra shiny ones at the grocery store the other day and ended up purchasing quite a few. I couldn’t stop eating them. They were so soft and buttery. Like, nature’s candy. Macintosh apples were always a favorite of mine as a child. And apples are really filling. So if you’re looking for a good Autumnal diet tip, eat lots of apples!

Chai Tea Lattes. If you don’t want any diet tips, then make sure to drink lots of Chai Tea Lattes from Starbs. I know people get crazy-faced for their Pumpkin Spice Lattes and their Peppermint Lattes in the winter time, but I’m a tried and true Chai Tea Latte fan and you won’t catch me straying. I haven’t yet had a CTL this year only because it’s been really nice out and it didn’t feel appropriate to whip out the spicy clove drink quite yet. But I will. Trust me, I will. Also, I get mine sans foam because foam is sick.Full Leaf Tea Latte

Knee socks. I was so excited to wear my knee socks the other day. Cozy deluxe. I actually wore leg warmers, but they were tucked into boots so you couldn’t tell. Like I mentioned in my previous post, I’m a fan of mini skirts and short dresses. A great way to transition into fall is to pair those outfits with some long socks. And Mary Janes.

Tocca perfumes. I was soooo excited when I discovered these perfumes in a boutique store downtown. They looked familiar, but I couldn’t place where I’d seen them (Sephora, derrr). They have the prettiest floral scents ever and lovely little glass bottles. All of their scents have unique girl’s names which I absolutely love. I was of course drawn to their new scent Lilianna, but they only had it in an $85 bottle and girl, I do not have $85. So I opted for a collection of three miniature bottles for $55. That way I could get to know a few of their scents on a personal basis without feeling super guilty about the money either.toccatrishot-1024x546

I got the Classic scent trio which included a bottle of Stella, Florence, and Cleopatra. I think Florence is my favorite so far, but I really like them all.

Cleopatra: Grapefruit, Jasmine, Tuberose, Rich Vanilla Musk

Florence: Bergamot, Gardenia, Pear, Soft Woods

Stella: Blood Orange, Freesia, Spicy Lily, Sandalwood

Do you have any favorite things this fall?


22 thoughts on “Fall Favorites 2013

  1. ‘I’m overly obsessed with being cozy and snuggly and the fall is the perfect excuse to put on cozy socks and melt into the covers of my bed’ 100% YES! I’m really glad the weather where i am is cold and dreary this weekend so I have an excuse to stay inside all snuggled up with a good book! 🙂 Perfect weekend!

    • I’m glad you know what I’m talking about! I always feel guilty when it’s nice out…like Ugh I guess I have to go outside.
      Nice! I’m happy that you’ll have a snuggly weekend!

  2. PMo says:

    Good post Lil, however, I do have a few issues with it:

    1. the wet, linen, shirt-like item creepily draped over the side of the tub;

    2. reminders of the Lush and Bath & Body Works smells that I seem to be forced to endure on a daily basis; and

    3. further reminders of the Lush and Bath & Body Works charges I occasionally find on my credit card (I normally only accept golf and food purchases as being essential).

    I am going to try and get really cozy at work now.



    • 1. You LOVE items draped over the tub. Especially huge bouquets of flowers and random candles dripping on the floor, about to star a fire. I’m pretty sure that’s your favorite?

      2. I’m pretty sure you would’ve loved to pick out candle scents with me had you not been too afraid of all the middle-aged women and high school girls going crazy in B&BW.

      3.Dude. That was one time. Cut your wife some slack. I work so hard all day. (SO HARD)

      LOL I can totally see you getting cozy at work. Such a comfy atmosphere.

      You’re cute. Thanks for reading my post. Lub you.

  3. See, the more I read, the more I believe we might be long lost siblings. Fuzzy socks are the best. And I’ve jumped on bandwagon and gone a little cray-cray with my Autumn decorating.
    And books! Oh, don’t get me started on books….. 🙂

    • I think we just might be! Socks are so great. They take cozy to a whole new level. I haven’t really decorated for Autumn, but I do have my candles, which are nice.
      Man, books are the best! Thanks for always stopping by and reading Sandy, I appreciate it a lot! 😀

    • Haha I love Banksy. He really makes you think! It’s so true though–whenever I see a quote online, it’s always in the block formation, in a cutesy font. It’s like, REALLY?

  4. Emily says:

    I agree w the tocca parfums! I gave my sister the Florence bottle and I love it on her… I’m simply in love w my fav parfums. That makes my day, every day actually! I didn’t always like the fall season until recently… maybe bc I’m finally done w a bloody school program overseas. Each yr they would torture me w rewriting and honestly school has never been wonderful for me bc of awful teachers. I’m finally moving on which is AWESOME : ))) AND i think fall is my new fav season!!!
    great post!

    • Yeah Florence is so good! School was always a way to ruin the fall. However, I still felt cozy in school, getting coffee, studying in the library, etc. Good for you for finishing your program though! That must feel great! Congrats! Enjoy the fall!

      Thanks Emily 😀

  5. I saw my friend a few days ago in the most awesome nylon tights! Thise will be my newest addiction soon. I only have to be a copycat and go buy them. It are tights with such a line on the back. Really cool!

    • Ah cool! I do like sweet tights. The ones that look old fashioned and vintage with the line on the back are pretty sweet, I must agree. I also like colored tights hah 😉

  6. How did raking leaves not make it onto this list???

    I never do anything for Halloween, but I like the season of the holiday. Everything slows down at the end of October and through November. That’s my favorite thing. Oh and all of the pumpkin things.

    • Because raking leaves is work and that’s basically everything I’m against. You should make your own Fall Favorites list that includes dog activities and raking leaves.

      Yeah I like pumpkin things as well. I don’t actually like the taste of pumpkin, but I like looking at them and the smell of them. I also like the slowness and that cozy feeling. October kind of prepares people for the holiday season.

  7. I love getting out the autumn decor – pumpkins, apples, fall coloured leaves. Every year I add something new to the collection. So cozy (until someone bites into a fake apple).

    • Totally! I’m not a huge fan of the color orange, but I love the look of the bright falls leaves against a blue sky. So pretty!
      I need to get myself some cute decorations….or a black cat… 😉

  8. Oohh! Both that bath looks amazing and the sound of the Fizzbanger bath bomb, which sounds like something out of Harry Potter or a Roald Dahl novel!

    For the first time this season I’ve been a tad disappointed that I live on the other side of the world and it’s coming into summer, so maybe I’ll have to remember this post next year when I start to get the cold-weather blues.

    • Haha right? I’ve never tried Fizzbanger but it sounds awesome. Totally like Harry Potter or Roald Dahl-esque.

      Ohhh yeah I forgot about the whole other-side-of-the-world thing! BUT you live in what seems like one of the best places ever. PLUS you have amazing beaches. Soooo that’s better than the fall. I have to psych myself out in order to feel okay about the gloomy weather!

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