5 Things to Do This Autumn

Sunday, September 13, 2015

It has been about two weeks since the start of my final college semester, and it is safe to say that these next few months will show no mercy. In keeping up with the chaos of the semester, I never want to become so immersed in the day-to-day that I forget to enjoy my last experience as a student. Autumn brings an entire new season of exciting things that I'll be adding to my to-do list. Today I'm sharing a few with you in case you'd like to do the same as well:

Shoes: c/o Shoe Dazzle | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar)
Hat: Topshop | Top: Zara (similar here) | Skirt: Zara (similar here)

Upgrade your wardrobe.
As a fashion student, this is at the top of my list for any season. The changing temperatures give way to a completely fresh wardrobe if you're feeling a bit bored of the usual. I typically wouldn't expect any fringe to enter my closet, but a subtle piece like this tank adds some statement to my outfits without neglecting my style.

Try a new workout.
I am no role model for exercise, but I do know the importance of taking care of your body. In the summertime, I use my energy in the water, whether through standup paddle-boarding or swimming. With readjusting to the city and slowly feeling the autumn chill, I recently rejoined a yoga class to de-stress while burning the cals. While I will have to add in some workouts with higher intensity, yoga is a great way to engage every muscle while unwinding throughout the week.

Go on a hike.
This is something I am desperate to find time for once the seasons officially change. There is something about fall air that makes you want to be outside and enjoy nature's new colors. I am absolutely looking forward to this humidity's disappearance plan to take full advantage of it.

Take a weekend trip.
I have had the travel bug since returning from China, though the busy semester tends to push that priority to the bottom. Traveling, regardless of distance or time, allows me to refresh and develop new perspectives often shadowed by daily life. New York especially has endless weekend trip opportunities to areas like Montauk, Bear Mountain, and the Poconos. Where would you like to go?

Teach yourself a new skill.
We often get so wrapped up in work that we forget to continue learning on our own. Instead of immediately dropping to your bed with Netflix, use some of that usual computer/TV time to take on a new skill, whether that be scrapbooking, using Photoshop, or cooking. I have been wanting to learn coding for quite some time, but the demands of everyday life seem to take over my priorities. Here's hoping that will change this season.

If anything, the changing of the seasons reminds us to refresh and set new goals for the upcoming months. Yes, summer is ending, but let's plan for even better experiences this autumn!


  1. Love the chic and simple outfit and those shoes are really pretty. You look great girl!

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  2. So great look love your bag.



  3. Loving the wooden heel of your shoe. One of my favorite things to do in the fall is trying new teas! Tea and hot drinks are my favorite during the autumn :)

    xx, Diane || http://www.dizined.com

    1. Ahh yes, I can't wait for tea in bed! Haha. Thanks Diane :)

  4. great advice!!! i love this transition outfit!!! gorgeous boots and bag!

    Have a great week!
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  5. wow you look fab

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  6. What a great post, Christina! Changing up my wardrobe and teaching myself a new skill are two on top of my priority list right now!

    I wish you all the best with your final semester! Happy Autumn!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  7. Here's hoping you have a wonderful last semester of college. Once it's done you'll miss it. I can't wait for an autumn hike where the temperatures are bearable & crisp. :]

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait for a nice autumn hike either!

  8. Teach yourself a new skill and upgrade wardrobe I definitely need to do this! Cute outfit I Really like it


  9. I adore this look, babe! It's absolutely perfect! I want it all!



  10. This is such a lovely look! I adore your outfit; stunning boots!

    1. Oh! By the way: I definitely want to teach myself a new skill this autumn now! Didn't really think about it before. Not quite sure what yet, but great idea!

    2. I'm sure you will find something! :)

  11. Perfect look!!! You are beautiful!!! Kiss

  12. That's seems to be an exciting to do list.. I also want to go on a hike.I miss going trekking. I do hope I can have a weekend trip as well.
    Good luck on school! And enjoy your to do list. :)

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    1. I miss hiking too! Can't wait for those nice fall views!

  13. Excited about your fall "to do list"! Should do some of these things :)))))
    Have a beautiful day,

  14. Great ideas. I love walks and hikes.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  15. Great ideas, I love your all black look. Fringe is really in this fall.


  16. I love this positive post about embracing the season we're in. It is hard for me to accept the new weather but it is still enjoyable after all

    Natalia | Lindifique

    1. I hope you find some time to enjoy the new season!!

  17. I need those booties in my life! Good luck with the rest of your semester! I need to take a weekend vacay ASAP to refresh my life a little bit :)

    be the plebeian

  18. I want this outfit!! And I'll definitely be taking some weekend trips (maybe to NYC??)!! :)


  19. Love the look! So pretty:)
    Happy week,

  20. Love your city sleek style here so inspiring and the pictures are amazing :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

  21. great pics...great post!



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