White Cotton Peonies

We’re fast approaching autumn and whilst I’m sad to say goodbye to an awesome summer, there’s something so special about autumn. Here are 10 of the things I love most about it:-

1. Getting out my winter wardrobe and discovering clothes that I’d completely forgotten about. It’s like free shopping if you will… until a month down the line when you remember why you stopped wearing them in the first place.

2. Making leaf angels. Think snow angels in red and yellow leaves. The colours of the trees, just magical. Not so good if you’re wearing expensive jeans.

3. New flavours of coffee being reintroduced to your favourite coffee shops. Grande please.

Coffee Shop4. Layers. I just love layers. Tops, sweaters, scarves and jackets. All hail the layer.

5. Hats – bobble hats, floppy hats, Panama hats… wonderful hats. Amazing for adding instant attitude to any outfit and amazing for hiding fluffy hair. Lazy? Moi? Yup.

Panama Hats

6. Darker nights. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer evenings in the sun with a glass of champagne, but there’s something lovely about coming home to a warm cottage when it’s cold outside.

Winter warmers - fireside7. Soups. So easy to make, healthy and tasty – a staple for the autumn months.

8. Crisp, dry, bright mornings – the cold against your cheeks, waking you as you step out into the day.

Wellington Boots

9. Pulling on your favourite boots, polishing off your outfit with the knowledge that you’re wearing ridiculous (and often mismatched) socks.

10. Bonfires, sparklers and hotdogs. What more is there to say? WINNING COMBO.

Sparklers on bonfire night

I’m kinda excited for it. Which season is your favourite? What do you love most about autumn?

M xox

Melanie Kentish

Hi! My name's Mel and I'm a 30 something blogger living in Windsor, UK with my two ginger cats and a rather handsome husband. White Cotton Peonies is the place where you'll find my ramblings on health, fashion, beauty, food and my random adventures as a soon-to-be mum. Enjoy.