I can’t believe that it’s the end of October and that we’re already into the middle of fall. Summer feels like it was ages ago and it seems as though a lot of people are already thinking about the holidays. Is it just me, or does the holiday season seem to creep up earlier every year? No word of a lie, I saw a Christmas commercial last week. Come on, people! Christmas ads should begin after Halloween. Fall is such a beautiful season, so I never understand why people want to rush through it. We will have plenty of time to experience the holidays, as well as winter, so why not enjoy what’s left of the fall? With that, let’s chat about my 10 favourite things about fall.
My 10 Favourite Things About Fall:
1. The Leaves Changing Colours
The leaves changing colours is one of the most obvious signs of fall, as well as one of the most beautiful. It sounds a bit cheesy, but I love to drive down certain roads at this time of year, just to look at how pretty the leaves are. It makes me feel all the feels! When the leaves are shades of red, yellow and orange, it’s a perfect time to get outside and take beautiful, scenic photos. I just wish the leaves didn’t fall off the trees so quickly.
I can’t help it – I just love pumpkins! They’re beautiful, fun, and symbolic of this time of the year. Also, who doesn’t have memories of carving pumpkins from being a kid?
3. Pumpkin Spice Latte
Okay, so maybe one of the reasons I love pumpkins so much, is because I happen to love pumpkin spice lattes. The rich, warm spices are some of my favourite, so I can’t help but look forward to them every year.
This year, as a part of their improved McCafé specialty line, McDonald’s has come out with a revamped, must-try pumpkin spice latte. Their PSL’s are made with real pumpkin, steamed milk, and they’re finished off with a dusting of pumpkin spice. So good!
In case you haven’t been to McCafé in a while, you should make a point to go and try one of their specialty coffees. A couple of months ago, I was invited to a media event, where I got to taste and learn about their espresso and specialty coffees. All of their specialty coffees are made with 100% Arabica espresso beans, so they’re full-bodied, smooth-tasting, and most importantly, delicious! What not everyone knows is that McCafé espresso beans are 100% Rainforest Alliance certified and are grown and harvested with respect and care for the people, wildlife and the environment. Also, because each drink is made to order, I usually get my pumpkin spice lattes half sweet, with skim milk.
I enjoyed it so much, I’ve been thinking about purchasing a coffee machine of my own for back home. Just the other day, my friend recommended The Full Moon Cafe website to me. They have lots of reviews of different coffee machine brands like Cuisinart as well as other coffee making equipment. I’ll definitely be taking a look to help me decide which model to go for!
4. Fall Flavours
Let’s be real…it’s not just the pumpkin spice lattes that I love. I love all of the fall flavours, including pumpkin spice everything! At the tasting, McCafé also got me hooked on their freshly-baked pastries and muffins. The maple pastries go really well with the PSL, but I also love the pumpkin spice muffin, since it isn’t overly sweet. When I have the time, I also love whipping up my own fall treats. There’s nothing better than the aroma of fall baking at home!
5. Cozy Sweaters
Don’t get me wrong – I love the summer heat and those hot sticky days…but I also love sweater weather. Then again, who doesn’t love fall fashion?
6. Blanket Scarves
On a similar note, I also love to bundle up in a blanket scarf! Blanket scarves are cute, cozy, and I always feel stylish AF when I wear them.
There’s something special about having a candle burning when you’re at home relaxing during the fall and winter months. They make a room feel warm and inviting, and if you have scented candles, they make the room smell nice, too. I also have to add, they make fantastic props for Instagram. Just sayin’.
8. Dark, vampy lips
When it comes to make-up, I tend to focus more on my skin and lips, than on my eyes. I really love to play with a bold lip, especially since I discovered how to avoid getting lipstick on my teeth. I’m not a huge fan of bright summer lipstick, (I feel like those colours make my teeth look yellow), but I love a dark, vampy lip. So edgy and chic, don’t you think?
Boots add so much style and personality to an outfit. They’re also flattering! I have very short legs, so I feel a bit stumpy when I wear flats or sandals. I always feel like my legs look longer and leaner in boots. They’re also significantly more comfortable to wear than sandals.
10. Good Hair Weather
For me, fall is the season with the most good hair days. Summer humidity can make a girl go crazy trying to keep her hair in place, and the dryness of winter can make your hair go flat. Aside from those rainy days, you don’t have these sorts of issues during the fall.
So, there you have it – my 10 favourite things about fall. What are your favourite parts of this season?
A big thank you to McCafé for partnering with me on this post. As always, all opinions are my own.