What do you do when you're missing one of nature’s most beautiful seasons?
During my late twenties and early thirties I lived in California. I had grown up in Idaho where the four seasons reigned predictably - each one at its specifically allotted time: summer, fall, winter, spring, repeat. And I LOVED it!
But the Californian city I was living in at the time didn't really have the same distinct seasons, and I didn’t realize how much it affected me until I found...
that one street.
I don’t even remember the name of the street now, but in my mind it will always be Fall Street. At just the right time each year, I could drive down that road and mentally travel through a vortex...back to a place where the seasons rotated and brought all their beauty with them. Unlike the rest of the city, the trees on “Fall Street” turned orange, red, and gold for a brief time during September and October.
Reflecting on that experience of driving down Fall Street and the effect it had on me has gotten me thinking about what the changing of seasons reveals to us...and fall in particular.
There can be beauty in change.
Saying goodbye to something can bring a flash of fiery beauty with it.
Change can bring calm, and it can bring storm. It can also bring with it times of sitting safely indoors while the storm goes on around us outside.
Being without this tangible message during my time in California was difficult. I've since moved onto new seasons, both figuratively and literally. And living in New England now, I feel like I live in the place where autumn was born.
But I think back on what it was like to be without a distinctive autumn, and I think of you...
...the "you" who is going into a September and October without changing leaves and cooler, stormy weather.
...the "you" who is in a new place, longing for little tastes of home.
...the "you" who, although experiencing autumn, feels stuck in a season of life, wondering when change will come.
This is for you.
And it might sound trite, and I know it won't solve all your problems. But when you're longing for a new season, or missing a previous one, you can find little ways to bring bits of the season with you.
Sure, you could get out the fall decor from storage. (And believe me, I support that! I'll be doing that myself and loving every moment of it!)
But, wouldn't it be great if you could find a way to bring little reminders of fall with you...like, literally carry them around with you?
What if you could wear fall?
Well, you can...because look what I found: clothing and makeup that all celebrate the colors of fall!
The Tasi Travels Vagabond Jumpsuit from Flora & Fauna is vegan, ethically sourced, and cruelty free. (For cooler weather, add a sweater.)
Speaking of sweaters...
The Texture Cotton V-Neck from Everlane looks insanely comfy, and the crimson one hits just the right color note for fall!
Don't miss Everlane's Golden Brown Corduroy Straight Leg Crop...now those are fall colors!
Okay, I didn't stop there, you guys...there is some amazing fall-colored makeup out there I just had to share with you!
An finally, to top it all off...
Now...I know this doesn't fix your difficult situation or help change the season you find yourself in, but you know...it's the little things in life that can bring us joy sometimes, and I hope you've found something here that inspires you to carry a little bit of fall around with you no matter what season you're experiencing.
Let me know if there's a great product out there that I've missed!
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