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Sunday, 12 October 2014

The Autumn Tag!

I saw this tag over on Make Up Savvy, written by the fabulous Fee and I just couldn't resist doing it too! Autumn marks the beginning of everything that I adore so it's my most favourite time of the year.

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1. Okay, we're talking coffee. What is your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks/Costa/Cafe Nero?
Anything that involves hot chocolate and mint is a total winner. If it has cream & marshmallows too then it's pretty much perfect, although good vegetarian marshmallows can be difficult to come by.

2. Accessories - What do you opt for - boots, scarf, gloves?
All of them! My Gryffindor scarf is at the ready, my cosy fingerless gloves from last year aren't looking too tatty so I'll be wearing them again this season, and I was just gifted some amazing wellibobs from Joules* that are perfect for those rainy days that are getting more frequent. You can't beat a bit of puddle jumping in the Autumn, totally not just an activity for children - although watch out for the deep ones!

3. Music - What do you love to listen to during the Autumn?
For some reason I always go back to a lot of albums I listened to in my late teens, so there's a lot of Death Cab, The Shins, Bright Eyes and The Decemberists in the mix.

4. Perfume - what's your favourite scent at this time of the year?
Stella by Stella McCartney is perfection.

5. Candles - which scents will you be burning this season?
Anything with a really warm scent and a big jar of fireside treats is always welcome! 
6. What do you love most about Autumn?
Those chilly, dark evenings that are so perfect for snuggling down in cosy pyjamas, wrapped up in a warm blanket with a good book and not feeling guilty or like I should be doing something else.

7. Favourite make up look?
I think I'm going to try and wear some slightly deeper lip colours. Pale nude shades have been my go-to all year, but it's difficult to resist a good berry shade at this time of the year. I have a tinted lip balm from Pixi in a pretty berry red colour so I think that might be a good one to start with.

8. What are you looking forward to most during this season?
So many things & they're mostly food related! It's soup weather and my mum makes an amazing chunky vegetable one that I'm hoping she'll send my way all the time. I also really love baking cinnamon and ginger biscuits, so I'm pretty excited to dig out all my cookie cutters again! 

I tag: YOU!
I'd love to read your answers, so please link me in the comments!

- xo

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  1. This tag is so sweet, will definitely be doing it!


  2. I love baking chesnuts! :) And drinking lots of tea, actually I always start with christmas tea in Fall. Would love to get a your recommendation or two for best tea since you're English ;)

    1. Oh gosh, I'm not sure about the best but I love Twinings! <3 x

  3. This is such a cute tag, especially since I'm obsessed with autumn!


  4. Such a lovely post, I'm actually looking forward to this A/W!

  5. Cinnamon and ginger biscuits sound delicious right now! I love the photo you took too.

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  6. I love that you have a Gryffindor scarf! Mine is Ravenclaw and I am forever mourning the fact that Ravenclaw merchandise is blue and grey instead of blue and bronze like it is in the books as I don't like the blue/grey combo! If only I had been sorted differently .. (ye.s I take Harry Potter very seriously!). Also I LOVE The Decemberists <3 xxx

  7. there's an autumn tag! I am definitely doing this. Your music taste is amazing as well, I really need to start listening to Death Cab again!X

  8. I'm so excited about it finally being Autumn.This is such a lovely tag - I may have to try it for myself soon!
    Beth x

  9. Loved reading your answers. Ginger biscuits are the best - I really want to make some now. :)

  10. Hot chocolate + mint + marshmallows? Hell yeah! Snuggling up + eating more when the weather cools is the best.

  11. Loved this post Jennie! I defo want to copy you and do it as well! Love the mug in the first pic by the way, too cute x

    Josie’s Journal

  12. I love this tag - I'm so happy we're finally getting scarf days in Van. I love feeling all snuggled in an oversized scarf.
    I'm definitely doing this tag asap!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

  13. lovely post! i love this time of year so much!

  14. Really enjoyed reading this, loving the sound of your cinnamon and ginger biscuits ;)
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

  15. I love this tag! I might have to do it myself!

  16. It's funny but I always go back to favourite music from my teen years at this time of the year too. There must be something about the back to school vibe that gets to me even now!

    Sorcha x Bright Field Notes

  17. this is such a lovely tag! i love autumn so many have to do this one myself. your pics are so cosy too with the scarf <3

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  18. Love this tag! I might have to make it into a blog post myself. I just got a sample of the Stella perfume and it does smell so wonderful!

  19. I love this tag I may actually do it! I love your Gryffindor scarf it's soo cute and hot chocolate is a must for the fall :)

    hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk xx

  20. Enjoyed reading this, and you've totally inspired me to bake cookies just with one phrase 'cookie cutters'. Oh yessss. Bring on autumn!



  21. Love this tag! MY favorite thing by far is your Gryffindor scarf! I need to get one of my own! xo :)


  22. I had to do this after reading it! I hadn't posted today's post so I made the tag the post for today! http://aashsdiary.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-autumn-tag.html That's the link! If you have time, you can check it out (:


  23. Stella is my favourite perfume too! :)

    Tara x

  24. Ah, I need to get me a Ravenclaw scarf! I've been wearing Clinique 'Black Honey' which is gorgeous and not too heavy looking. xxx

  25. This post has gotten me far too excited for the wintry months! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

  26. Definitely loving the soup weather!! This is a lovely tag :)

    Jess xo

  27. I am a great fan of snuggling down with a blanket and not feeling guilty ;) It's also so much easier to get to sleep when it goes dark when it's nightime! I will do this tag as well ;) makes me want a blanket right now!

  28. Love all of this! Just done the tag myself, you're so right staying in and not having to feel guilty is definitely the best part!



  29. Loving all your answers and these pictures! Don't know why I'm loving the pictures so much but seriously loving them right now! :)

  30. I really really like your blog! You have such a beautiful way to write with a lot of warmth! Will definitely continue reading!

    Hugs, Thea / http://maedchenvommeer.blogspot.de

  31. Great post, you totally inspired me to do one!


  32. Loved reading your answers :) Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year
    I've also done this tag http://donnaukx.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/the-autumn-tag.html

  33. You always have some of the best tag posts! I must have pinched tons from you lol
    I'm so glad it's snuggly book reading season again!
    Jen x
    Bows Bangles & Bakes

  34. What a sweet post! I finally got round to blogging my answers the other day! Gotta love autumn! xo


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