11 Reasons Why I Love Autumn & Winter

Autumn and Winter are seasons that I welcome with both arms wide open. I love that you can wear  101 layers, I love being able to buy hot drinks from Costa multiple times a week, I love how it gets dark earlier so indoors feels cosier, and I also love being able to wear black 24/7, but here’s what I’m most looking forward to, including some *CUTE* gifs:

1. Costa coffee Christmas menu:
Does this one even need explaining? Each year the Costa christmas range comes out I am always LOVING LIFE. The exotic hot chocolates and delicious ginger-y treats. Wham bam thank you mam.

2. Oversized cardigans, oversized coats, oversized EVERYTHING:
There’s nothing better than the thought of getting up each day and wrapping yourself up in layers. I could wear the biggest blanket scarf and wrap coat and I’d just be toastie as hell and no one would question it. 

3. Lush Christmas range & bubble baths:

I love Lush and their limited edition ranges make me VERY HAPPY. Last year I absolutely loved using Golden Wonder and this year I’ve promised to bulk buy them because they not only smell gorgeous, but look it too. My parents bought me Deck The Halls last year and there’s so many goodies I didn’t use so there’s that.

4. Hearty meals:

Stew. Cottage pie. Home made soup. Roast dinner with ALL the trimmings. Chicken pies. Apple crumble. Christmas cake. Autumn/Winter food is my all time favourite because it’s comforting and warm and everything you dream of when you’re coming home after a long day.

5. Autumn makeup & nail varnish:
I’m looking forward to buying some deep, smokey palettes (Urban Decay Smoky I’m looking at you) and all the berry toned lipsticks and deep red nail varnishes. I much prefer darker more striking looks so I’m looking forward to experimenting with palettes.

6. Halloween:
Last time I celebrated Halloween was in primary school when I went trick or treating and a neighbour dropped a few slimey prunes in my bag. Nice. I want to go to the KISS Haunted House Party this year or even Thorpe Park’s Fright Night. I’m ready to be spooked.

7. Strictly Come Dancing:
My saturday nights all the way until Christmas. The glitz, the glam, the sequins, the spray tans, the dresses… EVERYTHING. I love snuggling up with a chinese takeaway and watching the show because Craig Revel Horwood and his sassy remarks are my fav. FAB-U-LOUS. (Also I just googled him and we share the same birthday. Much cool)

8. Cold, crisp & sunny mornings:
The best kind of autumn/winter weather is waking up on a cold crisp morning where there’s frost on the ground and you can see your breath in the air. And the suns shining but not to the point where you’re sweating buckets – looking at you Summer.

9. Bonfire night
I love watching the fireworks each year on Guyfawke’s day. I just find them really relaxing and fascinating to watch. I’d love to see them in London, Paris or even Disney Land. Can you imagine?!

10. Christmas presents shopping in London:
I love nothing more than being in London at Christmas time. It looks so dreamy all decked out with christmas lights and decorations, and market stalls and pretzel stands. Oxford Street and Covent Garden are my favourite places to check out.

11. Winter Wonderland:

Does this place even need explaining? I flipping love it. Garish lights, rides, market stalls, live music, alcohol, food, ice skating. All the feels. Last year I spent it watching a show, eating nutella crepes, drinking mulled wine and going on the waltzer. Ice skating is calling my name this year!

Am I excited for the next few months? Hell to the yeah. Will I still feel this same when the weather is rainy 24/7, I’ll have forever frizzy hair until February and spiders will practically take over the house?! I’ll get back to you on that one.



  1. September 16, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    I can so relate to this! Love the friends gifs, spot on! (I'm a huge friends fan :p)

    Winter wonderland is probably my fav thing on this list! 😀

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:07 pm

      Haha, I love the clothes one the most! Winterwonderland is amazing, isn't it?!? I'm so excited to go already xxx

  2. Jodie Vernon
    September 16, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    The gifs make this post (especially the Emma Stone one!) but I have to agree with you on every point! I'm in countdown mode for both Christmas and Halloween!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:08 pm

      That is my favourite haha! Takes a while to load but it's sooooo funny!! I can't wait for both! xxx

  3. Eilidh Duncan
    September 16, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    I agree with all of these points, has to be my favourite time of the year! Costas orange hot chocolate was my life last year!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:11 pm

      So gutted I didn't try that one! Hopefully it'll be on this years menu xxx

      Hannah x hannatalks

  4. Ela BellaWorld
    September 16, 2015 / 7:39 pm

    What a nice post, definitely agree with you! Mulled wine and cold autumn evening… nothing more is needed 🙂 xx


    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:12 pm

      Sounds like the perfect evening to me! xxx

  5. Charlee Greenhalgh
    September 16, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Fab post hun, Autumn is actually my favourite season 🙂 Oversized cardigans and jumpers are just perfect 🙂 Haha I’m the same I always love shopping in London for Xmas 🙂

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      I'm so excited to stock up on comfy clothes!!! In fact I've already got a fair few jumper tops to start the collection! Hehe. London is so lovely at Christmas xxx

      Hannah x hannatalks

  6. September 16, 2015 / 8:56 pm

    Yes yes yes yes, I'm totally with you on this! Nothing better than cuddling up in front of the fire with a good book and a hot chocolate while it rains outside xMegan |

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:18 pm

      A hot chocolate with all the trimmings… yum! xxx

  7. Laura Gale
    September 16, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Autumn is my favourite month for sure. I definitely love winter, but once Christmas is over, it all feels a little cold, miserable and er, skint. There is literally nothing I hate more than Christmas shoppers in Oxford Circus though! My uni is just round the corner, and I can't stand everybody dawdling and getting in the way!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:19 pm

      Haha yes post-christmas sucks! And my birthday is January 4th so people are always skint and it's too cold to do anything, SOB. Uni must be crazy on that street haha, I can't imagine having to barge through so many people! xxx

  8. Alyssa Lakey
    September 16, 2015 / 10:58 pm

    YES you have basically described my feelings about Autumn + Winter exactly! I love them so much, and I especially love all of the cute lil gifs you added. Everything is better with gifs. You've just gotten me even more excited for Fall to get here already!! 😀

    xx Alyssa — fragments of memories

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:20 pm

      Haha LIFE IS BETTER WITH GIFS!! Praying Autumn will be full of sunny days and crisp mornings xxx

  9. Awkwardgirl x
    September 17, 2015 / 1:12 am

    Love this post! Really can't wait for Lush Christmas range to come out again. You can't beat the big sweaters and chocolate on snowy winter days.


    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:22 pm

      I love the range, especially the bubble bars! Nothing better than a yummy hot chocolate xxx

  10. Iren Pokydchenko
    September 17, 2015 / 1:35 am

    I also like autumn, but in winter we have -20C, so it's not so cool ;))


    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:24 pm

      oh wow!! That's crazy cold xxx

  11. September 17, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    amazing post! totally agree with all these things, christmas drinks are so delicious! and your gifs were so on point! loved it!

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:25 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 xxx

  12. Carmen B.
    September 18, 2015 / 8:11 am

    Yes, yes, and yes! For me I would add: It's my birthday in November, I can finally light all my candles again, and Not needing an excuse to stay inside 😀

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 12:26 pm

      Aww not long to go then!! xxx

  13. Winfred Vumba
    September 18, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing the good parts to winter
    You've enlightened my thoughts of winter because I'm a fan of heat

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 3:29 pm

      🙂 hope you enjoy it! xxx

  14. Sophie Webb
    September 18, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    The costa christmas drinks definitely make my life too! haha – great list x


    • Hannah Cornish
      September 18, 2015 / 3:29 pm

      I'm WAY TOO excited for them to be back in November!! xxx

  15. Alina Bostan
    September 19, 2015 / 7:57 am

    Ok now you have me really excited for winter, I pretty much enjoy everything you said in this list but I especially love warm drinks & overrides clothes, not to mention the makeup x

    Beauty with charm

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 19, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      Mmmm the hot drinks are my favourite! I look forward to switching up my makeup and skin care as I've never really altered it to seasons before! xxx

  16. Leah Clarke
    September 20, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    Fantastically written! Although I'm a summer girl at heart I can't deny I do love autumn. I cant wait to start Christmas shopping, hopefully I'll do some in London this year! xx
    Leah xx


    • Hannah Cornish
      September 20, 2015 / 4:36 pm

      Aww thanks so much! I can't deny it's nice looking out to gorgeous weather and doing typically british summer things but I much prefer autumn/winter! London shopping is just the best isn't it 🙂 xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      September 20, 2015 / 4:37 pm

      I need to try chai drinks! I feel like I'm missing out. xxx

  17. Plearn Nataricha
    September 20, 2015 / 11:49 pm

    Love reading this post! It's sooooo true. I'm not waiting for Lush christmas collection to release. Always end up buy almost every single thing from the shop lol xx

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin// Instagram

    • Hannah Cornish
      October 1, 2015 / 11:27 am

      Haha ditto! It launches tomorrow as well, wahoooooo xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      October 1, 2015 / 11:27 am

      isn't it just! 🙂 thanks xxx

  18. Anonymous
    September 23, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    All i can think about is casseroles and hotpots now 😛 I love hearty meals!

    • Hannah Cornish
      October 1, 2015 / 11:27 am

      haha mmmmmm, it's all good! xxx

  19. September 27, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! This post has made me so excited for winter! I agree with pretty much everything, though last year I didn't go to Winter Wonderland so I absolutely MUST go this year, if I don't I will throw a pretty big hissy fit!xx

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    • Hannah Cornish
      October 1, 2015 / 11:28 am

      Haha oh you!!! Glad you agree and enjoyed it. I really hope I get to WWL too, I absolutely LOVE it there! xxx

    • Hannah Cornish
      October 2, 2015 / 10:55 am

      I hope it lives up to its expectations!! xxx

  20. Rosa
    September 7, 2017 / 9:45 am

    I can’t wait until Halloween and Bonfire night. It’s all I’ve talked about for ages.

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