Ah autumn! We’re in the middle of a cool, wet week here in Perth after a beautiful Easter long weekend and I honestly could not be happier. My favourite morning ritual at the moment is looking out our bathroom window at our pomegranate tree, watching the leaves turn from green to yellow, red and brown with the promise of autumn.
As a wedding photographer, autumn signals a change of pace. Weddings are less frequent, I don’t need to spend as much time at the computer and have more free time to work on personal projects or read or bake in the kitchen. I also have the time to look at business developments and have some exciting projects in the works from a business perspective that I look forward to sharing with you in spring.
But now I wanted to share some of my favourite things in the Things I’m Loving, autumn edition.
One. To be honest with you, our first year of marriage was a wake up call for me. I realised that if we wanted our marriage to be successful then we needed to work at it beyond having a date night once a month. I started reading The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Kellar last year but never finished it and look forward to curling up in a chair with it again this month. If you are looking for some practical insight into what marriage really is and how you can strengthen your own, I can’t recommend it enough.
Two. Who doesn’t love a good candle? I recently splurged and bought myself a Diptyque candle and it was totally worth it. It lasts forever, leaves a slight scent in the room even when its not burning and looks pretty good too. I’m on the lookout for something a bit warmer for winter but for now my Baies scented candle is matching perfectly with the rain.
Three. After analysing my rather sporadic skincare routine earlier this year, I decided to create a regime for morning and night that was simple and hopefully proactive in preventing premature aging. Part of this was including a serum to my daily routine and after getting so confused with what was on the shelves I eventually went with Rosehip Oil. I used to use this in my early 20’s and it is just as lovely as I remember and leaves my skin feeling wonderful before using my moisturiser.
Four. A good lipstick is often hard to find but this is my favourite one for the past couple of years; Lip Chic by Chantecaille in Bourbon Rose. You can slather it on for a darker colour or just give a few quick wipes for a more delicate look. It moisturises and doesn’t dry out and smells amazing!
Five. As we move into cooler months I notice my skin starting to show some signs of dullness and dryness from a long, hot summer so I decided to give the rather trendy Frank a go. Made from ground coffee beans, this stuff is magic and I was a fan from the first try. If you haven’t tried it, give it a go. I promise you’ll be converted.
Six. Finally one of my favourite things about autumn is bringing back the knitwear. At the start of summer I decided to try a capsule wardrobe and as a result put many things in storage and threw even more things away. As I edit my autumn/winter wardrobe and look at new items to add, I’m so glad that one of my favourite colours is still around this season and look forward to layering creams, soft blue and monochromes into my wardrobe for a classic and uncomplicated look.
What are you loving this autumn?