It’s officially September and although we are still in a bit of a heat wave here in Ottawa, I know that the days of sweater weather, boots, warm drinks, pumpkin patches, and red leaves are around the corner. And that makes me so happy. I love summer, I really do, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE fall. Especially as I’m starting to get larger with this pregnancy (18 weeks), pregnant + being super hot = not my most favourite combination. There is a reason I’m having a winter baby this time and not planning on being 9 months pregnant at the peak of the summer like I was with Maya (we were lucky this baby and actually were able to get pregnant in our “ideal time”… if there ever is such a thing).
Anyway, with back-to-school happening and my mind shifting toward the fall season, I thought I would do a little round-up of what has been catching my eye on Etsy lately.
1 // I have a black faux-leather purse right now, and plan on switching it out for something brown for Fall. I love this classic one – the aged leather is lovely and it’s a great deal at under $60.
2 // How clever is this herringbone denim cap, complete with pencil holder? PERFECT for any DIYer or handyman/woman. Such a good gift idea!
3 // A tartan blanket scarf? Can you say COZY? This is currently sitting my shopping cart… I’m obsessed with it.
4 // Nice time to freshen up your phone case. These agate ones are so on-trend.
5 // I have been a lover of ACD’s pencils FOR.EVER. Such a cute back to school idea, right?
6 // I walk to the post office 2-3 times a week to mail off shop orders, so I feel like this “mailing day” canvas tote bag is totally calling my name. Isn’t it cute?
7 // Stacked and mixed metal bracelets is such a fave for me right now. These gold bar ones that you can personalize are all kinds of lovely.
8 // I’m doing the switch over right now in our own living room — out with the pastels and summer colours, and in with the warmer rich tones of fall/winter. This wool tartan pillow (made in Canada, by the way) would look amazing in just about any space and no doubt be all kinds of cozy.
9 // I took a break from yoga and exercise classes over the summer, as we were doing so much outdoor activity. Time to get back into the routine. I’ve been obsessing over these southwestern style yoga mats for ages. Does having a really cute yoga mat translate into going to class more often? If it does, SO worth the investment.
You can check out the rest of the stuff I’m coveting on Etsy over on my tastemaker page.
Are you guys doing any fall/back-to-school shopping? I would really love to get some brown ankle boots… they have been on my love list for a while. That plus a new bag would be totally make my day. We’ll see! Anyone have any good suggestions for budget boots they have come across?