Autumn seems to have arrived early this year, but, although I was sorry to see summer go, I’m starting to enjoy the shorter days and cooler temperatures. I’m looking forward to the leaves changing colour and to having an excuse to put pumpkin into every baked good I make. September can often feel an odd month – no longer summer, not quite autumn, but this year I feel already entrenched in the spirit of Fall and am loving cosy flannel dresses, floppy black hats and glowing candles in the evenings.
Here are my Top Ten Must Haves for September:
1/ The perfect shirt to wear for an apple picking excursion.
2/ Autumn always seems to call for a new hat, and a black fedora goes with exceptionally well with knit dresses and boots.
3/ Ever since noticing Honey & Co serve cake on pretty tiles rather than dessert plates, I’ve wanted to do the same myself. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to hop on a plane to Portugal to pick some up in street markets, but I figure these rather attractive (and currently on sale!) tiles from Fired Earth are the next best thing.
4/ More and more, I’m drawn to pared back basics in jewellery, and I love this bracelet made by Danish designer Pernille Corydon that was inspired by a New York fire escape.
5/ As the nights draw in, I’ve started thinking of getting candlesticks out again. I love this impressive pewter piece from The French House.
6/ Theatre season has started! There’s so much I’m excited to see, but I was especially pleased to snap up tickets to Husbands & Sons the National Theatre. Tickets are selling out very fast to this, so if you fancy going don’t waste any time getting your seats.
7/ In my recent video, I spoke about some magazines I’ve been pleased to discover. One I didn’t mention, but have loved flicking through this week, is The Collective Quarterly. The latest issue certainly puts you in an autumnal frame of mind, with its gorgeous photography featuring beautiful American homes and landscapes wreathed in Fall splendour.
8/ Since I’ve started doing more videos on a regular basis, I’m thinking about getting this microphone which I’ve heard is good for improving sound quality and seems reasonable at £10.
9/ If you’re as much of an Instagram fan as I am, then do I have a revelation for you! Iconosquare allows you to easily track and reply to comments online (no more laborious searching for the person you’re replying – hitting reply automatically includes their name in your post). It’s much easier to comment too, as I for one am much quicker at typing on a keyboard. I only started using iconosquare the past couple of days, but it’s definitely one of my favourite discoveries of the month!
10/ These Jessica Zoob leggings make you feel stylish even when you’re essentially spending a day in your pjs.
What would be your September Top Ten Must Haves? I’d love to know!
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