Wednesday, September 24, 2014

5 Ways to Celebrate Fall...

Since yesterday was the official start of fall, I thought it was only right that today's blog post was dedicated to five ways to celebrate. These are guaranteed to get you in the "fall" mood! 

1. Make your own (healthier!) pumpkin spice latte

Pumpkin spice lattes are one of the reasons I love fall so much. However, it can get costly to stop by Starbucks every day (not to mention PSLs contain a lot of extra sugar!). This fall, why not make your own?! I want to try out this recipe that uses vanilla almond milk, pumpkin puree and vanilla. This recipe also looks good and is a lot "skinnier" than the Starbucks version!

2. Wear a scarf

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Scarves are my favorite in the fall season because they are easy to take on and off, and they can add so much to an outfit. Plus you can style them a million different ways! Remember the popular Zara blanket scarf from last season? Well here's an awesome look-alike.

3. Visit a pumpkin patch

I do this every year with my friends and family… the pumpkin patch is guaranteed to make you happy (and is also a great place for fun photos with friends). Pick out the perfect pumpkin… even if you don't get around to carving it, it will still look cute on your porch! 

4. Paint your nails

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Painting your nails with a  fall color is an easy way to get in the fall mood! My all-time favorite fall polish is Chinchilly (not pictured), as well as the ones above, which are tried-and-true favorites. I rarely stray away from Essie polish because I love the quality and how smoothly it goes on. (But I do always finish with a top coat of Seche Vite to make my polish last longer!)

5. Decorate your house

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You don't have to spend a lot of money to make your house look like fall. A new fall candle or a garland of fall leaves are both easy ways to get your house or apartment ready for the season. (I always set out a dish of candy corn, too, which can be dangerous if you have a sweet tooth like me!)

How do you get in the fall mood? Let me know in the comments!

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40 comments:

  1. Thanks for your wonderful tips! I'm already in fall mood since I ate pumpkin soup a few days ago :)
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena

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  2. I'm not a PSL addict but the carmel apple spice has me excited!! Love this round up... thanks girl!

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  3. Wonderful tips! I just posted a clean eating at home PSL recipe on Monday too! Great minds think alike!
    Cheers, Monique
    Casually Chic by Monique

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  4. gorgeous roundup here! I love scarves in general, but the ones you've selected are gorgeous!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  5. Thanks for sharing! I definitely agree on the pumpkin patch! Who doesn't love spending a day there! As well as a local apple orchard to pick apples and drink cider!
    xo ClassToCloset

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  6. I LOVE this post! Such great ways to get in the fall spirit!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  7. All these ideas are fab! It makes me want to decorate my apartment and eat all things pumpkin!

    Xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  8. That turkey sign from Nordstrom might be about the cutest thing I've seen. Definitely snagging that one up. This is actually the first year I'm decorating for fall so that will go great in the guest bathroom on a stand.

    Liz
    www.liztheaustinite.com

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  9. I love PSL. I haven't had on this year yet.

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  10. Sooo cute! I love this post! :)
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  11. Love this post and I totally thought that Nasty Gal scarf was from Zara. Great find!

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  13. There's so much fun things to do during fall. I love going to a pumpkin patch! Thanks for sharing the Nasty Gal scarf. I totally want it!

    www.rdosbsessions.com

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  14. Such perfect tips. I've never been to a pumpkin patch but I really wish to go to one this year.

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  15. I can't wait to celebrate Fall! Love those nailpolish colors and plaid scarves! You are on point!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  16. I think I'm the only girl who isn't obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes. I'm super excited for layering, decorating, and enjoying everything fall has to offer!

    SHF
    thechroniclesofs.blogspot.com

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  17. I love your nail polish pics- especially After School Boy Blazer. It's my favorite fall nail polish :)

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  18. All of these ideas are great! I'll definitely be decorating and visiting a pumpkin patch.

    xo Amanda
    http://theluxelion.blogspot.com

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  19. So fun! Love all the ideas.
    www.kissthechic.com

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  20. I absolutely LOVE Fall and do all of the things you listed in your blog! Another thing I do to get in the mood for Fall is by cooking delicious 'Comfort Food Favorites' like turkey chili, meatballs, and pot roast! Nothing says Fall like a warm delicious meal in the slow cooker all day!

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  21. Great post!

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  22. Not to mention PSL contain pesticide residue! It was mentioned on the Today Show not too long ago. Great post though!

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  23. This is such a cute post idea!! The first thing I did to get into the fall mood was to pull out my fall nail colors! I'm wearing Chincilly right now and have all of those colors except one - so great minds think alike :) And I also love using scarves to add texture and to mix up outfits. Also can't wait to decorate some pumpkins (I'm thinking gold spray paint)!

    Jacy
    www.lovelenore.com

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  24. I am all about the scarf! Great post!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  25. Im so happy that its finally scarf season! I swear I wear them on a daily basis during this time of year :)
    XO Janina
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

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  26. I'm definitely a bit of PSL addict, so thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I definitely need to try it out!! x

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  27. I am going to have to try that recipe out!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  28. Obsessed with all of this! That recipe sounds like it's going to be ten times better than Starbuck's PSL. Plus I can't believe how similar that Nasty Gal scarf is! I missed out on the blanket one from Zara, but this one looks exactly like it. I'm also a major nail polish fiend and I can't wait to start embracing all of my fall nail colors. The Cashmere Bathrobe is to die for.

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  29. Drinking Crisp Apple Water ( HINT) and also burning lots of candles with cinnamon and pumpkin puts me in the mood. And wearing cable sweaters though it is about 80degrees in Cali right now so I am sweating lots. :)
    Your posts are so refreshing and inspiring. I love your blog.

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  30. I've done all of these except for number one. I instead decided to find a recipe for a healthier apple cinnamon cake. Only difference is I made them into moon pies, I couldn't resist :) I'm definitely going to have to try that recipe!

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  31. Aww I LOVE This post idea Caitlyn, such a good call!! <3
    I posted that same Nasty Gal scarf on my "wednesday wants" blog post today! haha great minds think alike!? <3

    LegalLeeBlonde.blogspot.ca

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  32. These are all so lovely! I adore the nail polish shades, Angora Cardi is on my wishlist!
    Carrie xx
    carriebrighton

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  33. Love your picks! The nail polishes are the cutest. I can't wait to drink some apple cider and eat some apple doughnuts!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  34. GAP has a plaid scarf on sale right now for $20 that I recently picked up but it looks like I'll have to pick up a few more as well - digging the one on the left and picturing it with a vest. Re: PSL, don't ever amateur hour your order when it's in the 80's and attempt to make an iced PSL happen. Worst mistake. It was absolutely disgusting. However, this reduced cal drink sounds pretty good!

    Marissa
    @mmonticolo

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  35. Yes Yes YES! I love everything about this post. Fall is my favorite season and these are some of the reasons why. I'm dying over your scarf selection, too! Every one is perfect <3

    My Fashion Fancies

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  36. I love the reddish houndstooth scarf!
    XO
    Jeanne
    fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  37. I'm definitely getting in the mood for fall...soup is my favorite this time of year! And I enjoy taking my scarves and boots back out too!

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