27 Sep

Written by Kristin on September 27, 2017

 

Autumn is officially here and I’m loving it. Time to play in some leaves, cosy up by the fire and post casual Instagrams of your coffees and jumpers! We’ve rounded up five ways to celebrate the new season, including some money-saving tips for those of us on a budget this autumn.

  1. Update your autumn wardrobe: We all tend to hold on to our favourite clothing, but if you’ve read The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up, you know you can only keep things that “spark joy.” If your old jackets, jumpers, and trousers have seen better days, why not do a refresh for the new season? After you’ve donated or sold your old things, you can stock up on autumn essentials in the up to half price sale at Debenhams! I’m definitely going to buy this Red Herring ribbed ruffle sleeves jumper – it’s only £16 in the sale and totally on-trend with the sleeves. Another trendy choice for autumn is the Red Herring tie sleeves jumper for £25.60 in the sale.
  2. Take a short break to see the colours: The Cotswolds are especially pretty in September and October, and who can beat a day out with the beautiful autumn leaves, crisp weather, and lovely villages? Bourton-on-the-Water is a particular favourite of mine, even though it’s a bit touristy. And of course, Blenheim Palace and the surrounding parkland is gorgeous in any season, but imagine it with the fall colours! I loved staying at the Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock, in walking distance to the palace and a short drive to other Cotswolds towns. They’ve got a special Blenheim Palace break package from £76.50 per person, so it’s definitely a worth a look to save some £££.
  3. Cosy up with some new reads: This time of year is perfect for curling up with a blanket and a good book. The Book People are having a flash sale today (27th September) and you can save up to 87% off – and we’re not just talking about older books, I mean recent bestsellers as well. Philippa Gregory’s The Last Tudor, which was released in hardcover in August, is just a fiver. I’ve been meaning to read this one and I’m excited to save £13.99 on it! They’ve also got quite a few sets of 3 or more books, like The Grantchester Collection with 3 books for only £5.
  4. Update your home for the season: Add a bit of hygge to your surroundings with some cosy new blankets, nice candles, and anything else that lifts your spirits. They’ve got 3 for £20 on selected homeware at The Hut, so you can spruce up your place for less! Three of my picks from the offer: Nkuku bird paper bunting, magic love candle, and port sipper glasses by Bar Originale.
  5. Get outdoors: It doesn’t cost a thing to go for a lovely walk in a nearby park, hire a boat for an afternoon, or explore a new biking trail. Getting motivated to exercise can be harder in the colder months, so take advantage of the weather whilst you can and make a point to try at least one new outdoor activity this autumn. If you’re the type of person who needs to be locked in and committed to something, aka spending money to keep yourself accountable, why not buy an experience day voucher? I’m keen to try this kayak adventure tour of Windsor for two, it even includes champagne!

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