Autumn is my favorite season.
I decided to dedicate one whole post to getting inspired for the upcoming months. It’s currently the first week of October, and the best part is just about to begin, the time of vibrant, beautiful ruska and everything that comes with it.
Honestly, if this post doesn’t get you excited, then I don’t know what will.
Fall and autumn, I use them both – I think it’s nicer to say fall, but autumn looks gorgeous in writing.
Then, of course, it depends on what word comes after. For example, it should definitely be “Fall Fashion” but “Autumn Inspiration”, “Fall Checklist” but “Autumn Aesthetic”.
Why I love autumn so much
So what is it about this season that is so special?
It’s the time of crunchy leaves and chilly mornings when everything feels fresh. Nature is decorated in vibrant colors, coffee tastes better, forests smell nicer. Empty notebooks are beckoning you to fill them with handwritten dreams and wishes.
Autumn is the time of year when I feel most inspired of all. I can’t explain why – it’s just the general atmosphere, the fact that everything is changing, that affects me. Spring is my second favorite season. I’m guessing it’s because it also has that aspect of change in the air.
I put together a collection of my favorite fall colors and what they mean to me.
The autumn color palette
These are totally subjective, but I have a habit of linking colors to feelings, and I know others do, too. These are the colors that I wear more when the weather starts to get colder.
Navy Blue is for nostalgia for all the memories, especially for summer.
Hunter Green is for mystery and ghost stories.
Burgundy is for evenings at home, for safety, coziness, and warmth.
Burnt Orange is for both treating yourself and friendship: deep conversations over coffee.
Mustard is for inspiration and creativity – feeling good about work and looking ahead.
Which colors would you choose for your palette?
My fall checklist
It’s such a fun season, with so many things to do! I compiled a list of everything I want to spend my time on in October and November this year, in no particular order.
Many of these things I do every single year, otherwise, it just doesn’t feel right. Like, what would October be without having baked at least one delicious pumpkin pie? Or if I didn’t watch a good old horror movie before Halloween?
Anyway, here’s the list:
I’m most excited for going to a pumpkin patch. I’ve never been one in Finland before, but I recently found one online, and am going to visit it soon.
We’ll see how it goes, I’ll keep you updated.
Anyway, now I’m going to light some candles and continue reading a good book. This is what autumn evenings are made for…