Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Transitioning to Fall

Hello, hello! I hope your weekend was full of relaxation and rest. Mine sure was! I spent some time with a friend visiting from out of town on Friday and Saturday- always a favorite of mine! Unfortunately, we were puddle jumping through rain and steamy humidity on Saturday. That made the 70 degree weather we experienced on Sunday that much better. I did some much needed cleaning around my apartment and started to get things transitioned over for fall. I'm getting excited just talking about it!
Transitioning to Fall

After the Labor Day holiday, I switch gears into fall mode. I'm not a Pumpkin Spice Latte girl (gasp, don't send an angry mob my way!), but I fully embrace other aspects of this lovely time of year. I love the mild daytime temperatures, cool nights, and gorgeous scenery! In preparation, I made several little changes around my place that help me to transition to fall.
First, I packed up all of my whites. I am not one of those gals who continues with white clothing after Labor Day. It works for many, I know, but one of my ways to embrace the cooler weather is a seasonal color palette. There are SO many gorgeous colors that you can get back into that have been packed away all summer and to be perfectly honest, many of my whites aren't warm enough to be worn during the fall. Bye bye shorts, tank tops, and tissue tees. Hello sweaters, dark denim, and layering pieces!
That brings me to my second tweak for fall- rotating my cold weather items to the front of my closet. I have everything that I own with me up here and limited storage space, so I keep all seasons of my clothes in my closet. To make mornings easier, I just keep the current season's clothing front and center and rotate the off season clothing to the back. That way, I spend less times sifting through my things to find something weather-appropriate. Keeping my current season's clothing at the front also helps me identify what else I need to purchase. I keep to a pretty strict budget (you can read more about that here), so I keep a running list of things that I want to buy. That way, I don't spend on things I already have. It will start getting cold here soon and it takes over so quickly! I want to be ready!

While I was in my closet, I took inventory of my sweaters and shoes in preparation for fall shopping. There are so many cute trends this year and I am still trying to figure out which ones I'm actually going to embrace. Because I don't shop all that much, I mainly stick with more timeless pieces (aka the bigger, more costly items) and may get more trendy with my accessories.
Lastly, I made a quick stop at Bath and Body Works to pick up some fall-scented items. I don't normally do this last change but I love love love burning candles in my apartment. I typically opt for light and floral scents, not usually heavy or sweet/food scented candles. However I couldn't help myself this year. I picked up some Pumpkin Pie candles and fall hand soaps. I think they add the perfect touch and will be used frequently.
I just love the detailing on the lid!!
I'm linking up today's post with Tutu Tuesdays!

What have you done to get ready for fall? Do you have a staple item (candle, drink, etc) that just screams fall in your world?


  1. Ahhh, I'm so excited to meet someone else who isn't a fan of the pumpkin spice latte. Everyone else can have them in my book. I'll stick to my vanilla bean frappucino. Like you, I started making little fall changes here in there at our home. I started with switching out my candles, added some fall colors into our kitchen and dining linens, and that's been about it!

  2. BRB running out to bath and body works to grab all the scented candles available ;) I also agree with the color additions to the palette, but I must admit I love white in the palette too.

  3. I'm not into pumpkin spice lattes, either! I'm all about the chai. I'm also really excited for fall candles - I can't stop burning my apple-scented candle. It's still a little too warm in NYC, so fingers crossed that the temperature drops a bit soon!

  4. So cute ❤️ I also started pulling out like my darker denim and dressy leggings from F21 and I organized my sweaters and leather jackets for the Fall. I love Bath and Body Works that store is the reason why I'm always broke during October lol! I actually just bought a ton of candles this past weekend and I agree with you the pumpkin spice latte is kinda disgusting lol

    Felice Raina // The Kiss Of Joy

  5. I can't stand anything pumpkin so PSL is out for me too! My favorite fragrance in candle form from Bath and Body is Autumn. IT really smells like fall haha

  6. Love pumpkin scented anything!

  7. That's it, I am hitting up B&BW tomorrow!
    I need some fall candles in my life ASAP.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  8. I stopped in B&BW recently just to smell their new fall scents and I'm loving them! I love all your chunky knit sweaters pictured above and it's making me anxious to wear mine!

    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  9. My whites are packed away, as well! I'm excited to pull them out again after Easter :)

    I stocked up at Bath and Body Works last night!

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  10. I am so excited for Fall this year. I totally wear white after labor day but only because I have so many winter whites. You definitely won't catch me in my white eyelet sundresses or a breezy white top. But a white cashmere dress or white denim with a long sweater and boots, yes please!

  11. Love the cozy sweaters. I need to invest in more. I recently moved to Chicago from Phoenix, so I don't have many colder-weather clothes!

  12. I love the B&B pumpkin spice candles! They are my fav's for fall! I can't wait to go to B&B and try out their fall scented antibacterial soap.
    Smitten Sophie

  13. I've heard so many great things about that candle! Love this post... ahhhh I love fall!
    The Fashionista's Diary

  14. I'm obsessed with all things pumpkin and already picked up a few of the candles, still way too hot here in LA for anything else yet.


  15. All things pumpkin, sweaters, and blanket scarves, oh my! So excited it's finally almost fall.

    Courtney//As We Stumble Along

  16. That's a brilliant idea to take inventory of your fall sweaters before shopping! I'm so excited for fall fashion (and fall candles!)

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  17. I got so ready to make the transition then it shot back up to the 90s here in NYC. Get with it, Mother Nature! x Nicole | www.changeanddress.com

  18. These are great tips for transitioning into fall! It's still around 80 every day here in CT, so I'm still using my summer wardrobe but I just went shopping for more fall pieces!

  19. Bath & Body Works' fall scents make me so incredibly happy! I need to make a mall run!

    Diary of a Debutante

  20. Fall anything and everything! And that candle is now on the top of my shopping list! It's time to make my house smell like Autumn!


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