Suck It, Pumpkin Spice: 5 Great Things For Those Who Hate Fall

by Maggie Carr

Fall! It’s the worst. My skin feels like newspaper, I can’t find my house keys in the early-evening darkness, and pumpkin-flavored things make me want to die. Really.

If you, too, would rather be schvitzing at the beach than shivering in layers of tweed, here are a couple treats to make it through this gnarly season.

Lush Oatifix Soothing Banana Mask, $6.95

Blustery early-October breezes are the stuff of romance for many fall-oholics, but they also turn my face into a peely, cracky, and painful mess. My daily coat of Cetaphil can’t touch this banana bread-smellin’ goop’s hyper-moisturizing powers. Give your face a gentle wash when you get home, then throw a coat of Oatifix on for a few minutes. It’s magic. Trust.

Yokoo Charcoal Pembroke Cowl, $100.00

THIS SCARF, Y’ALL. Yes, it’s $100 (and I just know you super-crafty babes could whip up a similar one!), but guys, have you seen the DEPTH of this baby? Perfect for hiding from the world when you’re in the throes of seasonal-affective disorder.

Danskin Supplex Capri Leggings, $12.00 

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The long cardigan/leggings/riding boots combo is my go-to OMFG I HATE COLD WEATHER outfit. One pair of these babies got me through a whole New York winter in style. They’ve kept their shape and haven’t pilled or ripped.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Kook-a-Mango, $5.99


Holy CRAP, do I love me a good out-of-season nail polish. While y’all are sweating the latest greiges and marooples (maroon plus purple…is that a thing?), I’ll be flipping off Mother Nature with the brightest coral middle finger imaginable.

Central Perk Coffee Cozy, $12.00

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Slip this lil’ cozy on your own cup of plain old coffee and BLAM! We can be trendy, too, Pumpkin Spice Latte lovers! 

Fear not, warriors. In a matter of weeks—well, a lot of weeks, but still—this horrible season will seem like a dream and we can all go back to blasting Dum Dum Girls with the top down on our way to the beach. Good luck out there.

Top image via Unsplash / Toa Heftiba
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