Fall colours, the smell of pumpkin pie, and wrapping yourself in warm cozy clothing
Fall is my favourite season by far. The changing colours of the autumn leaves, crunching through them in my rubber boots lined with wooly warm socks, while sipping on a decaf pumpkin spice latte. It is a sensory experience like no other. Okay, it is similar to my other “favourite” season, Winter, with the crunch of fresh snow and sipping on hot cocoa, but still you get how amazing it is.
Did you know that there is an entire tourist industry built around those falling leaves. So if you don’t live here, come up North and witness the chilly wonderful beauty for yourself. In this glorious fall weather you’ll want to dress warmly. Don’t you worry about doing your hair all fancy, pop on the top knot toque, wrap your blanket scarf around your shoulders, pull up your boot socks, and head out the door. Be sure to put on the rest of your clothes too, we are just covering accessories here people.
Here are a few Fall essentials we discovered on Etsy and we just LOVE!! Accessories to keep you warm and looking styled with as little effort as possible, and a few festive items to help get you into the mood of the season.
- Top Knot Toque from FranMadeKnits (Get It Now)
We just love the quality of this toque, the knit is nice and tight, no big holes for cold wind and snow to get through, except for the one where you want it, up top for the messy bun to peep through. Plop that bun up top, toss on this cozy toque and get life done.
2. Plaid Shrug Cardi from Eloges (Get It Now)
One pattern you can always guarantee will be in fashion for the fall is plaid! This made in the USA, luxurious cardigan is a comfortable classic, and the added suede elbow patches give it that extra sense of character you need in a staple piece. Pair this with tall boots and your favorite jeans, just like the model in the photo!
3. Blanket Scarf from BeautifullBoundaries (Get It Now)
I love wrapping up in a warm blanket on the couch and watching Netflix, but sometimes you gotta get outside. When you have to leave the house on an extra chilly day, wrap yourself in this beautiful cashmere like blanket scarf. It is actually made from a beautiful Acrylic-wool blend that feels like soft cashmere against your face and it is made right in Toronto, Canada, super plus!!
4. Cozy Boot Socks from BizknitsbyRaemie (Get It Now)
Well we want to make sure you are covered from head to toe, so we love these handmade wooly socks. They are the perfect pair of socks to slip on while sitting at home reading or watching movies, on a chilly day or while you’re at the cottage.
5. Jack-o-Lantern Rolling Pin from Make8Bake (Get It Now)
For the Halloween enthusiast who’s favourite Christmas movie is the Nightmare Before Christmas, this rolling pin is a must have for the fall season. We love the embossed jack-o-lantern pattern and really appreciate the craftsmanship and choice of wood. While it is from the Ukraine, it was just too cute not to tell the world about, it even comes with a cookie recipe.
“The pattern is deep enough to make a high quality imprint on a pastry, fondant or a clay. Also it can be used with a play-dough and salt dough for children games! It is absolutely safe for use with any kind of food.”
6. Pumpkin Pie Spice Scented Slime (Get It Now)
If you crave sensory experiences, this is the one you need this fall. Reduce stress, help keep those cogs turning when your brain is having trouble focusing. This slime is AMAZING!!! It’s so thick and holdable, love the texture. If you are obsessed with pumpkin spice latte like the majority of the world, this scent could help curb your cravings.
7 . Earrings that Sparkle & Spook (Get It Now)
For the serious Halloweenist who’s workplace has a “No Costume” rule, these gorgeous skull earrings will allow you to bring a little attitude with you. Wherever you go, whether it’s Halloween or not, the Turquoise and Copper Skull Earrings will be giving you good vibes and a touch of style. Handmade Magnetite Turquoise skulls are hung in copper hexagons then wired together to create a lighter Gothic look. Surgical Steel ear-wires with copper balls.
Visit the curated Etsy Halloween Page for more Halloween ideas.
Well now that we got through all of those awesome ideas for October and November, let’s not forget Christmas and the “holiday season” are less than 3 months away. So if you are like us and enjoy shopping early, we decided to help give you some great gift giving ideas. Here are a few of our favs for Mom, Dad, Kids, and the Leaf fan (which who are we kidding, will be basically everyone this year). Happy Shopping and Happy holidays. May your Fall be filled with gorgeous falling leaves, family and friends.
Early Christmas Gift Ideas
If you like any of the items you see above, just click on the photos or “Get it Now” links to take you direct to the product on Etsy. We are an Etsy affiliate, and we love helping people discover these awesome makers and their offerings. The items featured above were of our own choosing and genuinely selected by us as some of our favourite findings. With that being said, they are all handmade and some are limited quantity so we cannot guarantee they will be available forever. So if you love them visit their shop soon! Comment below with some of your favs, we love to discover more and see what people are going nuts for.