I was tagged by my beautiful friend Chelsea from Chelsea Leigh to do The Autumn Tag, and with so many things to like this time of the year, I knew I wanted to share what I've been enjoying. I will be completely honest and say that I've actually never been much of a 'fall lover' in the past (shocking I know, everyone loves fall right?). For me this had much to do with fall = back to school = stress = unstable weather = don't know how to dress appropriately = getting sick, but for the first time in a long time I am really enjoying this season, the change in colours, the abundance of local fruits and vegetables, and even the chilly weather (plus I haven't caught a cold yet, no jinx). Anyways, enough with the rambling - I've got some questions to answer!
1. Coffee - What's your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks or any other coffee shop?
I have never been a coffee drinker or even liked the taste of coffee, so herbal teas have always been my go-to for warming up in the colder months. However, this season, I've been drinking mostly water - lots and lots of it: 2-4 L a day I would say, and that's on top of the fruit smoothies that I make almost every morning. I've also really been enjoying freshly squeezed orange juice. Coffee is SO bad for you anyways, so I know I'm not missing out by not drinking it!
2. Accessories - What do you opt for, scarf, boots or gloves?
I haven't reached for my gloves yet, but the scarf and boots have been getting lots of use so far. I absolutely love scarves, and this year I've been wearing this beautiful floral pattern scarf which I got from Aritzia a couple of years ago. I've gotten so many compliments on it ever since I got it, and despite wearing it as often as I do, it still looks brand new - ahh I just love it!
3. Music - What's your favourite music to listen to during autumn?
I love so many different genres of music, my favourite one being country (something you wouldn't expect from a city girl right?). This time of the year, I listen to a lot of instrumental music too (8tracks has some really awesome playlists, like this one featuring lyric-free movie soundtracks) for when I need to get into study/focus mode. It truly does wonders for me as I am better able to concentrate with uplifting music palying in the background.
4. Perfume - What's your favourite scent for this time of the year?
I always go back to my Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods Fine Fragrance Mist (reviewed here). Something about the notes just makes me reach for it more during fall.
5. Candles - What scents will you be burning this season?
I'm not much of a candle lover since I often get headaches from burning them, but I have really been enjoying Autumn Sky from Bath & Body Works this season. It's not nearly as overwhelming as some of the other scents they carry, so if you are like me when it comes to finding a light-scented candle, I would really recommend you give this one a sniff!
6. What do you love the most about autumn?
I would have to go with the fact that it's harvest time (and coincidently one of my favourite songs from Luke Bryan!) and that I get to feast on the abundance of fresh, local produce, like apples, pears, squash, sweet potatoes (really, I could go on forever). The change in scenery is also something that I have now come to appreciate, especially seeing the leaves change colour and getting to admire late autumnal blossoms like these beautiful chrysanthemums that were picked from the garden.
7. Favourite make up look?
No surprise: a good neutral smokey eye with a deep coloured lip. You can see how I achieve this easy look in my most recent video tutorial.
8. What are you looking forward to the most in autumn?
Getting to go out in nature and enjoy the crisp air, dress in layers, and eat a variety of yummy plant-based food!
I tag anyone reading this to do this tag! I'd love to read your answers to these questions, so do leave me a link below if you end up doing it and I'll make sure to check it out! :)
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