Fall into Florida Fall.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Living in Florida, you don't get to experience "Fall". I am in serious envy right now to the folks back home (also because there is a hurricane plummeting towards us, but shh). Our fall consists of, palm tree branches falling, instead of leaves, iced pumpkin spice latte's instead of hot, open toe booties instead of closed.. you get my gist? This will be my third fall here so I've learned some things or two about making the best of not having a Fall season.

First off, Bath and Body Works will become your best friend. Seriously, I'm pretty sure I stop into that store on a monthly basis and the associates are starting to know me by name. Gotta do what you gotta do, right? I highly suggest finding a scent you like, and buying it in every item it comes in. Currently, I am in love with the scent "Leaves". Ironic, because we don't really have smelly leaves here. I have the cute little Mason Jar, which is selling for $12.50 (or 2 for $20), and boyyyy, do I let that thing BURN. Seriously, I was catching up on American Horror Story the other day (PS, where's Even Peters?) and it was a good 3 hours and my room smelt like a combination of Apple pie, cinnamon, Thanksgiving, flannels, crisp fall air, wrapped into this tiny glass jar. It's literally the definition of what Fall should smell like. I also bought the wallflowers, because why not? I'm not always in my room to burn my candle, so I have my fall smells on back up with the wallflowers. I was pleasantly surprised with the plug ins, and also a little hesitant because you spend money on these things and sometimes they don't always smell. But... this one you can literally smell from the opposite side of the house (sorry family). So, basically every time I open up my door I'm reminded of everything Florida does not have to offer (oops, harsh).

Next; Fall. Nails. Nothing says you're more prepared for fall than having your nails painted in the latest fall color. Which by the way, according to Pantone, most of the fall colors this year are in the blue family with red tones and "spicy mustard". But to me, if you don't stay on nail "trend" that often, you stick to what you know. And that is wine. Every fall season I like to have a merlot color base and maybe an accent of some sort. Merlot is warm, and welcoming and it's not as harsh as red is. Having an accent color added to at least one of your nails is fun and inviting, and it shows you like to color outside the lines sometimes. Currently, I have "wine not" from Sally Hansen on. I tend to purchase a lot from Sally Hansen, really for the price and quality. I use my hands a lot at work and I need a strong polish to really hold up and not chip on me constantly.

And last on this list; Outfit choices. Now right now, it's still currently 85 degrees on a cool day. (Yes, that's actually cool for us, take it easy) It's not all glamours living in florida this time of year, while the other parts of the country are enjoying picture opportunities in Pumpkin patches and layered "OOTD" photo ops, we are still down here, sweating our butts off. Therefor, picking your outfit of the day to "match" the season can get a little tricky. Even though we are not breaking out our jackets yet (don't worry, that'll come in December when it's a whopping 75 degrees) our clothing stores have been selling sweaters and heavy product for the past month. I would know, I've been selling them to people! The key is to pick light weight items but follow the color pallet. Stick to your burgundy's, mustards, browns, navy's and grays. I try and mix it up a little too, I'll wear long sleeves with shorts, or short sleeves with long pants and boots to top the "Fall" look off. No jackets required! Sometimes, I'll tie my sweater around my waist to really get into the Fall mood. (I bring out my inner 90's child when I do that)

If you live somewhere where Fall doesn't necessarily exist, what do you do? What are your secrets for enjoying a season you can't really enjoy? Feel free to leave a comment below. Also don't forget to subscribe via email located on the right hand side!

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