24 Reasons To Be Pretty Damn Excited About Autumn


Admittedly, I have some serious mixed emotions about the change in season.

Yay to snuggly nights in with candles, button up pyjamas and good autumn TV, massive sad face to being so cold you can’t get to sleep and SAD harassing you at every possible opportunity.

Oh UK weather, you enchanting little beast.

Here’s why we should all get up and do little happy dances about the fact September is nearly here… WOO TO THE HOO.

(It’s also my birthday month, so y’know, there’s that).

1. Those loose, fine knit jumpers and everything about them. Just eaten a 17-course meal? No-one need know. Growing a human? I can’t see it. Wanna layer up because I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE WEATHER HAS UP ITS SLEEVE TODAY? It’s got you covered. Tucked into skirts or worn loose with jeans? This fella can do both.

2. Plum lipsticks all day erry’day. Instantly making you look somehow more majestic and chic than before.

3. Being able to tut and post at least seven tweets about the fact advent calendars are already on sale in Tesco. Then buying two anyway because y’know PMS and that and what if the good ones sell out quickly?

4. Kicking leaves. I mean, maybe not actually walking along the streets in London and kicking them because you’re an adult and British and you don’t want to draw unwanted attention to yourself, but like, going out of your way to walk through the deepest pile of leaves when no-one else is around and feeling damn pleased about life.

5. Pumpkin spiced lattes. Although they only count if you put them on Instagram, who are we kidding.

6. Not having the sun aggressively waking you up at 5am. Like erm no, go away lol, got two hours left before my alarm goes off and I plan to be dreaming about a very naked David Beckham for all two of them.

7. Slouching about in a onesie or a fabulous pyjama two-piece the minute you get home from work and not needing a fan or a cold drink because it’s a bit nippy, innit?

8. Packing away all your razors, fake tan and pedicure props into a dark cupboard covered in spiders, sadness and mystery. SEE YA LATERZ, LOSERS.

9. Mashed potato. Stews. Toad In The Hole. Pies. Roast Potatoes. Screw you fancy summer watermelon and feta salad, mumma’s back.

10. Eyeing up a really, sexy, glossy, shiny, perfect conker just lazing about in the leaves and wondering if maybe, just maybe, you should make this the year you start collecting them again.

11. Being able to chain-drink tea without feeling like you’re boiling your vital organs.

12. Pretending like maybe this year you’ll celebrate Thanksgiving because everyone needs a Christmas warm-up to prepare your stomach for the large quantities of roast potato and turkey about to ambush it, right?

13. Halloween and Bonfire Night, also known as two of the most pointless holidays in the calendar BUT LOOKS FIREWORKS AND PICK YOUR OWN PUMPKIN AND ISN’T THIS LIFE SO GREAT?

14. American TV programmes start up again. Hello to streaming Grey’s Anatomy online and sobbing until your face aches and you look like a blob fish.

15. Dreamy, sexy, indulgent autumn candle scents. Why make your home feel light and fresh when you can make it smell like cinnamon apple cake?

16. Not feeling guilty about collapsing in a pile of TV, sofa and blankets the minute you get through the door from work. It’s already dark alright? It’s basically bed time.

17. Doing that thing where you get a massive blanket-like scarf and wrapping it around your face. Feeling like one of your chic street style girls on Pinterest, actually looking like you’ve just nicked your nanna’s knitting project.

18. Your electric blanket suddenly springs back into action. Hello my old friend, it’s been too long.

19. Being able to justify every accidental online shopping order with ‘early Christmas prezzie for myself’ and every slice of cake with ‘gurl gotta make sure she’s got her winter layer on’.

20. Mulled wine becoming a thing again. Hot alcohol? I’ll take all of it please, kind sir.

21. Being able to go out in bright sunlight and enjoy a nice, leisurely walk in the sunshine without worrying whether you’ll burn or get v.desirable back sweat patches.

22. No longer being inundated by ‘beach body’ campaigns that make you want to roll your eyes back to 1876.

23. Dedicating at least 37 minutes a day to scouring the web for that perfect new winter coat. Do ya go classic and grey or sassy and babin’ in pink?

24. It’s suddenly becomes really flippin’ easy to decide what colour to paint your nails. You can go for red, or dark red, or really dark red. Done.


  • This is so true and think number 3 is hilarious! Love number 19 and definitely something I do 😉 😉

    Cute post x

  • I woke up this morning and was like YES, AUTUMN! Hello I missed you!

    Like seriously, even my walk to work felt less humid and horrible just because it was September, and I can finally start buying all the things I have bookmarked under ‘Autumn Wardrobe’ in my favourites folder. Even though I’m in my late 20s I still associate Autumn with a new (school) year and new beginnings and change and whatnot.

    Great list 🙂

    Laura x

    • (Also, kicking leaves is never not fun!)

  • This post has nade me so happy! I love autumn! My favourite season!<3


  • You missed sparkly red nail varnish! If it’s got gold sparkles its extra festive x

  • Amy

    Ahh this post made me laugh! You just made the day back after a Bank holiday weekend when my work bestie (and 90% of my colleagues) are away just a little bit bearable.

  • Em

    This just made my little heart swell a little, after a weekend of feeling ‘meh’ in the creative and loving life department… I remember that September 1st should be a national holiday really, am I right?

    Everything in your list made the little hipster in me jump for joy and do a show stopping happy dance… jazz hands and back flips included.

    It’s a new start today even if I left school (a certain amount of years ago) September will always be the beginning of something new….and the stationary that must be brought cause ya know… it needs a good home.

    Thank you again for the list.


    A Twenty something that is buying cinnamon on the way home x

  • This is my favourite post by you in a while. In-fact ever. Now pass me the toad in the hole and cinnamon candles. Thank you.

  • Ha ha I love so many of those – particularly the scarf! One other thing I am looking forward to is not being out in a skirt and suddenly looking down and realising in day light your legs were not as ok as you thought. I love leggings and thick tights!

  • Rebecca

    yes, yes, yes to all of these. Especially the plum lipsticks! 🙂 xx

  • I literally sat reading this nodding along- especially to saying goodbye to pedicures and razors (sorry in advance to my fiance)! I’m super excited about the Starbucks red cups, although I haven’t tried a PSL yet. Not quite sure what I’ve been doing with my life!
    I’m off to buy ALL of the cinammon candles…

  • Best post ever. And omg I have that touch screen gloves from Primark – a lifesaver! I love autumn so much that I couldn’t be anymore happier now :))

    Katrina Sophia

  • Autumn is literally the best thing ever. I honestly cannot wait. Eyeing up all my beautiful turtlenecks eagerly already.

    Rachel | http://www.currentlyrachel.com

  • HAHAH i love this, laughed so much and agreed to nearly everything! Love the tutting at Tesco selling Advent Calendars lol, and I feel you on the purple lip and red nail varnish!
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

  • Yes!! All of the things. I cannot wait to get back into my ankle boots the ultimate in comfort and fashion hehe 🙂
    Steph x | http://stephjayne.co.uk

  • I loved your post! I am actually pretty excited for Autumn, I really needed that coziness and most of the points in your posts describe me! hahah x

  • just did a similar post on reasons to be excited for autumn; great minds think alike!! But how on earth did i forget about onesies!?


  • That list of food, yeeees. I can’t wait for warm the body and make you feel cosy food



    Okay, so yes I’m v. excited for AW and this post just made me 20 million times more excited, you got skill Hannah

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  • I had a right laugh reading this post and also spent all of the time agreeing with every point! I love Autumn, my favourite season and I’m so excited it is nearly here!
    Great post!

    Emma x | https://emscoffeechats.wordpress.com/

  • I feel so much better about autumn now. Can I add crisp sunny walks on a Sunday followed by a pub lunch, preferably in front of an open fire.

  • YEEEES to all of these. I am SO excited for autumn. The leaves, the light, the fashion, pumpkin spice lattes, cuddling up inside… I need it all.

    Mimmi xx
    Muted Mornings

  • Polly

    So accurate!!! You’re just so bloody witty Hannah! I loveee Autumn and I’m so excited to get my coats and jumpers and scarves and tartan dresses out… but I actually don’t like how it gets dark so early, I feel like it makes the day so much shorter! x

    Polly Cat Contemplates


    I’ve been raving all day how excited I am for autumn (and September’s my birthday month too) and this post has summed up everything I’ve been incessantly annoying everyone in the office about today!

  • “Mumma’s back” hhahah perfect.


  • Fii

    Laughed all through this (soz, housemates, but relateable content, yo), and I must say I’m not usually a fan of the colder months, but, this year I am SO EXCITED. Also it’s nice that the we’ll finally be in the season the UK has decided it wanted since July, but with no random scorcher days. BRILL.

    Fii | little miss fii

  • Damn you Hannah! This post made me all nostalgic for autumn. Where I live (Aus) we’re just coming out of winter so the seasons of cozy sweaters and hot chocolates are basically over. I already miss winter, i’m such a sook haha. x

  • I LOVE autumn, I’ve been waiting since the beginning of August for it to start! Heck yeah dark nail polishes, heck yeah countdown to red cups and ALL THE COMFORT FOOD. Who needs a salad anyway.

    P.S. Your list posts make my life!!

  • Crunching through crisp, dry leaves is one of the best things about autumn so I fully agree with #4!!! I also love caramel lattes, the smell of bonfires, and wearing boots – I mean they go with everything and are just so practical. Also you don’t need to paint your toenails… xx

  • Lauren

    Haha yesss!! I can’t wait for the Starbucks red cups to come back. Oh and now I totally know which colour to paint my nails tomorrow x


  • I do most of these during summer, though to be fair this has been a pretty cold summer (wooly pjs for me!)

  • This has made me actually excited for Autumn! I’m normally sad when summer ends 🙁 but this has made me happy about it wooooo!

    Pippa | LittleLifestyle

  • Plum lipsticks are a MUST in the Autumn. Also the chain drinking tea – I do that all day every day, no matter what season it is. I absolutely love your blog – just come across it and I find this post hilarious hahaha.

  • This made me so excited for autumn! I’ve already had my first pumpkin spice ice coffee!! I wrote a similar post on my blog!

  • Jen

    I literally cannot wait to start wearing jumpers and boots and wearing dark lipsticks again….and no more sweating!

  • Agree with so much of these, especially 4, 10 and 15!!

    Autumn is definitely my favourite season of the year.

  • It’s hilarious how us girls really do think exactly the same! I cannot wait for bed days in my onesie watching Netflix! Because it’s definitely too cold to go outside and do anything?

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

  • Autumn is my absolute favourite season…it’s not too cold, not too warm. The leaves changing colours are beautiful. Hot chocolate is a must. Halloween. Bonfire night. Also September is my birthday month too. AND it’s the lead up to CHRISTMAS!!!

  • Beth

    Another fabulous post Hannah!! Makes me feel one million times better about the cold creeping in, and the evenings getting darker. Autumn…bring it on!! 🙂 xxx

  • I LOVE AUTUMN and this post just made me so damn excited for all my favourite things! Can’t wait to start wearing jumpers again, and the countdown to Starbucks red cups is my favourite drink-related activity (apart from drinking hot mulled wine/cider/anything alcoholic) xx

    Emma xx

  • Nat

    I legit love this list! I need to make my own autumn list and things I’m excited about. I’m legit mostly excited for the fashion. I don’t like summer fashion, autumn and winter are definitely my times to shine. 😛

    AND CANDLES! Lot’s of candles. 😀


  • Yes yes yes! This list is amazing and found myself nodding and/or laughing at everyone! I love Autumn!


    Jess x

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  • Such a sweet post! Autumn is my fave season bring on those lush roll necks!

  • I’m looking forward to Autumn candles. Also it’s Doctor Who and Strictly season!

    Jemima x

  • Hell yes to mashed potato and plum lipsticks! I would also like to add the fact that the cold is a good excuse to be unsociable and instead stay in for a massive face mask session.x

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