9 Reasons Why I’m Over Summer and Ready for Autumn

I know, I know, how can I be wishing summer away? Well I am- I’m sorry. If you follow me, you’ll know I’m an annoying promoter of Halloween all year round, but honestly, there’s nothing better than autumn for me. From the falling leaves, to the ripening of the crops, to the air feeling a whole lot fresher, here are the reasons why I’m ready for the new season.

autumn mainTee: Missguided (similar)

I’m going to be honest with you, I’m pale and proud! I’ve always been partial to the odd freckle, but honestly there’s nothing I dislike more than spending prolonged periods in the sun- it’s just so uncomfortable. I don’t tan, so I’ve never seen the point in lying on a beach- you’ll most likely find me in a shaded bar nearby sipping on Sangria and playing cards!

autumn 6Bag: Iron Fist [sold out]

Ah, a dreamy fire, copious blankets and a good movie to snuggle up with- is there really anything more cosy? Sometimes when I want to watch a movie in summer I feel guilty, like I should be out enjoying the fresh air while the good weather is here! Autumn is the perfect excuse for film marathons, fresh Netflix addictions and endless popcorn to go with it.

autumn 4Fluffy Sliders: Missy Empire
Flame Socks: eBay

Rushing to the tube, frying in non-air conditioned buildings- the sweat is real in summer and it makes the working day so uncomfortable. I seriously can’t wait for more manageable weather!

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Mesh Dress: New Look (similar)

I love me a chunky, gothic candle, but lighting them in summer seems a little superfluous. Come September 1st, I’ll be dusting them off and gathering them around my Halloween decorations haha!

Honestly I really do. Summer fashion has always been a toughy for me. I’ve never been very comfortable with showing my bare legs in the warmer months, and the cooler autumn weather allows for layering and whole lot more choice when it comes to fashion. If you know me, you’ll know I love a good layer!

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I’m a big fan of colour, but when I want the choice to wear a darker colour, summer is so limiting- I chose my outfit for this post to portray a kind of reluctant summer goth!

I’ve always loved the idea of harvest time- gathering the crops, cutting the grain etc. The gathering popularity of Halloween in the UK has been taken from it’s success in the US, where pumpkins became associated with the celebration. Fun little fact for ya, the Irish used to carve turnips as Jack o’ lanterns, but when they moved to America they were unable to grow them. Pumpkins were instead in abundance so they were used instead and hence the tradition was born!

autumn 3Sunglasses: Aliexpress

Oh ma gaaaad! I love dressing up anyway, but Halloween is honestly the embodiment of all the things I love. Costumes, horror and parties. Plus, it’s my birthday on 26th October so is it weird to say I’m blessed with being born so close to the celebration? I don’t know, I’m weird. My grandma was born on Halloween itself, and we both share the same names (Maria Eva)- I unfortunately never knew her, but I’ve heard she was very superstitious just like me- eep!

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This wee last point goes without saying, but my God how beautiful are the leaves in autumn? Fiery ginger to spiced chocolate, those oranges and browns are breathtaking.

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Are you more of a summer, or an autumn person?


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  1. July 23, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    I agree with absolutely everything you’ve said in this post! I’m a massive fan of autumn because I’m much more suited to colder weather and I just adore the darker nights. All the fashion and beauty products that are associated with autumn are so much better and, like you said, HALLOWEEN. Bring it on!

    Olivia – The Northernist x

    • lifewithmariaeva
      July 25, 2017 / 1:21 pm

      Me too! Just so cosy isn’t it 🙂 YAS HALLOWEEEEEN! The countdown is onnn! Thanks for reading beauty x

  2. July 29, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    You can also drink hot chocolate and make lovely warming dinners like casserole! I love the colder months, summer just doesn’t work for me DX

    • lifewithmariaeva
      July 31, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      Yes omg! I cant wait for that too, thanks for reading Katie 🙂 x

    • lifewithmariaeva
      July 31, 2017 / 6:56 pm

      me too! I’m just not a summer gal… hehe x

  3. Alice Snell
    July 29, 2017 / 6:03 pm

    Lovely post! I am so super excited for Autumn and Winter, I just love the cosy darker evenings and Christmas is just the best time of year!

    Alice May Snell ♡

    • lifewithmariaeva
      July 31, 2017 / 6:57 pm

      yas I can’t actually wait 😀 thanks for reading Alice x

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