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We knew that when we launched Cozy Fall, it wouldn’t actually feel like fall quite yet…in fact, in many places across the South, it won’t be sweater weather till Thanksgiving and beyond! Y’all, we totally get it–it can be hard to get excited for pumpkin spice lattes when the thermometer is still pushing 90. Thankfully, we have lots of experience making the most of fall when it still feels like summer, and we’d thought we’d share a handful of our favorite tips today!

Wear fall colors. Short-sleeve shirts, shorts, and dresses in shades like burnt orange, hunter green, and ivory feel like fall without being uncomfortable. Bonus points if you choose pieces that can be layered when it does finally get chilly out.

Opt for a pumpkin frappuccino rather than a pumpkin spice latte. Same delicious pumpkin taste, but without the heat!

Light a pumpkin, cinnamon, or apple-scented candle. Just because it doesn’t feel like fall, doesn’t mean it can’t smell like fall :)

Decorate your home with fall textures and decor. It doesn’t hurt to have a cable knit blanket out, even if you don’t use it!

Watch your favorite movies that are set in the fall. We love You’ve Got Mail and When Harry Met Sally.

Cook up comfort foods that aren’t as hot as soups and chilis, such as your favorite casserole, homemade macaroni and cheese, or chicken pot pie.

Turn the AC down just for the evening so you can snuggle up under a blanket or wear your favorite sweater. Consider it a preview!

Cheer on your favorite football team. There’s something about football that automatically reminds us summer is past for the year. If the sun is still blazing in your hometown, head to a Friday night game under the lights!

Your turn! What are your favorite ways to have a cozy fall when it still feels like summer? We’d love to hear!

Photography: Caroline Lima / Venue: The Merrimon-Wynne House / Tee: Lara Casey Shop

lisa Written with love by Lisa
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  1. avatar Dana reply

    definitely no where near fall weather in texas! I’ll be going to the pool today!

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Introducing Cozy Fall

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When I moved from New England to the South, the one thing I was hoping I wouldn’t lose was the seasons. There’s something so right and necessary about an external switch-up every few months — it always seems to come exactly when we need it, doesn’t it? The flip of the calendar or the change in the weather so often mirrors exactly the change I’m craving on the inside, in my life or in my relationships.

And so it is with fall. After a whirlwind season of Summer Love – trying new things, recreating memories, traveling, wringing every minute of joy and excitement out of those long, hot days — I’m ready for something different. Something quieter, and cozier, and simpler. When the Southern Weddings gals got together to chat about what we wanted to focus on in these next few months (and what we imagined y’all would want to focus on), those are the words we kept coming back to. And thus, “Cozy Fall” was born.

Whatever season of life you’re in — jumping back into the college hustle, juggling full-time work and the full-time work of wedding planning, or making time for date nights around managing a household and holding down a job — we are with you. For the next few months, our goal is to help you simplify, not just for the sake of simplicity but so that you can make room for what matters most to you. We’ll help you to get cozy and reconnect with the one you love. We’ll make date nights easy for you. And we’ll provide lots of inspiration along the way from folks who’ve got things figured out – at least a little bit, at least for right now!

As much as a pumpkin spice latte, a walk through crunchy leaves, or a slice of pecan pie, we hope this is just what you’ve been craving. We’re eager to come alongside you in this season, encouraging you and learning from you. Use the hashtag #CozyFallYall through November 30 to share your fall. We’ll be doing the same! As an added bonus, we’ll choose one hashtag user every week to win a cozy fall goodie on us – just a little added motivation to share and share alike.

Here’s to simplicity, coziness, and deep love — all beautiful things to be savored for the next few months. We hope you’ll join us!

With love,
The SW gals

All photos by our delightful Blue Ribbon Vendor Caroline Lima. Shot at the beautiful Merrimon-Wynne House, with thanks to our adorable models, Amanda and Nick!

emily Written with love by Emily
  1. avatar Courtney Wolf reply

    I absolutely love this! Fall is one of my favorite things about the South and there is nothing quite like the State Fair, crisp air, and cozy nights that come with the season. I’m so excited to see what yall have in store for these next few fabulous months!

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