Sometimes, in my little corner of the universe, fall gets a bad rap. Coming off the heels of a sun-soaked, fun-packed summer, chillier, sometimes drearier days seem like a real drag—and they seem even worse when my mind catapults to the ice and snow that’s not far behind.
But let’s be honest. Fall can also be pretty magical. I’m talking about when the trees suddenly look like they’ve been splattered with paint. When you take a bite into a sweet, juicy apple you just plucked off a tree. The smell of apple cider donuts. Wrapping yourself in a warm, chunky scarf and zipping up your favorite pair of boots. YES.
While I was knee deep in the whole fall is magic vibe, I decided to put together a Fall Bucket List printable filled with ten things that are absolutely essential to soak up every last drop of fall goodness. You know, before the leaves drop and we’re sealed inside until April.
I don’t know about you, but I get immense satisfaction from checking things off my to-do list. Having a fancy list of fall must-dos will propel me towards going out and actually living what’s on it.
Another thing that has propelled me to action lately is a solid inspiration board. In fact, that’s exactly what lead me to my favorite purchase of the fall so far: the beloved ankle boots I’m wearing in these photos. I didn’t even know I wanted a pair of ankle boots until I realized how often I was drooling over them on inspiration boards.
Famous Footwear’s #ohsofamous style gallery is a great way to explore what other people are wearing and discover something you might want to add to your closet too—and you can even inspire someone else by sharing your own #ohsofamous moments!
So when you’re out in that pumpkin patch with your kids, looking for a perfectly-shaped specimen to carve into (you know, so you can check it off your bucket list), turn your camera phone down and snap a shot of your shoes—you might just give someone else the inspiration they need to check off the boots/scarf/cozy sweater combo.
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Jennifer Garry is a writer and the mom of two girls who talk as much and laugh as loud as she does (just ask her much quieter husband). She writes about that ever-elusive struggle for balance on her personal blog, Cuddles and Chaos. Read all of Jennifer’s posts.