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Autumn has made its full presence known with the swiftly dropping temperatures, changing leaves, and shortening days. While I consider myself to be a summer girl, fall has many upsides and benefits that should be fully considered. For instance, colder days allow for fashionable layering, cozy hats and other accessories, and warm delicious beverages (can you say pumpkin spice lattes?). Also, the darker and drearier days mean that we can fully immerse ourselves into bleak and atmospheric movies and shows, such as Gone Girl and The Killing (which I previously mentioned was filmed in our very own 'Raincouver').
I decided to put together this small inspiration board of things that have been occupying me of late: television shows, movies, food, productivity, and, of course, shopping. I've been insanely productive of late-- becoming a morning person has really changed my lifestyle and allowed me to get so much more done in the space of one day. For instance, I'll wake up anywhere from 5:30-7:00 am (depending on that day's schedule) to work out, get lots of work done before mid-afternoon has struck, go for run if the weather is decent, and do more work when I get back home. Following all of that productivity, I can relax in the evening and rest easy knowing that I accomplished so much that day. Another huge benefit is that waking up for 'early' morning work shifts and classes has now become a breeze. I am no longer a zombie and can actually function normally in the early morning!
I've been reading and watching a lot. Usually I am a fiction fanatic but I recently picked up The Power of Habit in an attempt to understand the workings of good habits and methods of stopping bad ones. In terms of shows and movies, I recently watched the psychologically thrilling and very twisted film Gone Girl-- I haven't read the book yet but I am certainly intrigued now. As well, I was impressed by 2014 documentary Mission Blue (available on Netflix), which chronicles the life journey of the amazing Sylvia Earle and her quest to save our oceans. If you don't already know much devastation humanity has impacted upon the earth and oceans, you need to watch this film and begin to reconsider our collective lifestyle!
I've also been getting on the fall bandwagon by wearing my long cardigans, toques, boots, knee-highs, and, most recently, dark lipsticks. What other fall makeup trends would you suggest? As mentioned in a previous post, I've been eyeing a new winter coat (preferably over-sized, pastel, and wool-blend) and a new bag for daily wear. I recently ordered a pair of patent boots from Zara (pictured in the leftmost middle row above) that are currently being shipped my way-- I can't wait to receive them and style them with more fall-appropriate ensembles.
What aspects of the fall season inspire and motivate you the most?
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