The fall season is my absolute favorite time of the year for many reasons. The cooler weather, changing leaves, the lovely knits & fabrics, switching my cold brew for hot coffees, and yes, lots of pumpkin spice. It's a great time of year to switch up your wardrobe, add some extra hydration to your skincare routine, and make some comforting & nourishing foods. Here's what I'm loving this season and you can bet that they're all sustainable as well.
1. A Fuzzy Up-cycled Coat
Let me tell you, I am a sucker for fuzzy clothing and I have been living in this cozy Sherpa coat from Outerknown since the weather dropped below 65 degrees. It's lightweight, super cozy, and looks cute if I'm in leggings or jeans. The best part though, is that it's made with 100% up-cycled polyester & wool.
2. A Thrifted Chelsea Boot
Chelsea boots are a timeless fall staple in my opinion. I'm loving the 2021 version that's popping up this year: white with a grungier thick lug sole. So cool with jeans or a black dress. Since this is a trendier item, instead of buying new I'm thrifting a pair from Tradesy.com.
3. A Hopeful Climate Change Read
I've read my share of books about the climate crisis and to be honest some of them can just make you feel depressed. Re-Generation is Paul Hawken's follow up to Drawdown (which is also fantastic) and is one of the best climate change books I've read which clearly lays out the issues, but also offers a hopeful and multifaceted approach to actually solving the climate crisis. This book left me feeling inspired, hopeful, and even excited about the possibilities.
4. A Good For You Pumpkin Spice Blend
I have been a fan of Philosphie products for years but I have to say their annual Fall Vibes release is something I look forward to every year. I love pumpkin spice but wouldn't be caught dead with a sugar & preservative laden Starbucks latte. Instead, I add Fall Vibes to my coffee every morning & make my own healthier version. The blend is packed with anti-oxidants & healing herbs and it tastes AMAZING!
5. Hot Yoga
I do yoga year round, but when it starts to get chilly I love doing more hot yoga. Getting a good sweat in a couple times a week helps the body detoxify naturally plus the heated room helps you stretch deeper and breathe even more than you would in a regular class. It can be pretty tough, but I always feel great after I do a class.