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Category Archives: Seasonal Celebrations
Fall is the perfect season. It is still sunny, yet cool enough (but not freezing) to break out the sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes. Take advantage of the best season (in my opinion, at least) with the following activities.
1. Embrace The Holiday Drinks
Pumpkin spice lattes, salted caramel mochas, apple cider… yum! Maybe it is only because they are only available for three months out of year, but there is something seriously magical about fall beverages. Have a scavenger hunt to find the best fall-flavored latte in town and try out all of your local coffee shops (probably an activity done best not in a single day).
2. Crafts And Decorations
There are a ridiculous amount of crafts that are great decorations, fun to make, and start getting you in the holiday spirit. Although Halloween just ended – which is always fun to decide what costume to be, how to carve your pumpkin, and all of the spooky decorations – there is still Thanksgiving! How creative can you get with turkeys??
3. Enjoy The Fall Scenery
The collage of orange, red, and yellow leaves falling to the ground are gorgeous, and never lasts as long as you think it will! Finding a scenic road to drive, or a tree-lined street to admire and walk down, is one way to (as cheesy as it sounds) enjoy nature’s beauty. This will also help you relax and clear your mind from any current stress.
4. Go To A Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin patches are a fantastic place to find the best pumpkin! Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween. They are great additions to any Thanksgiving setting, especially for the perfect touch for any visiting family members to see. While you are there, go on a hayride or get lost in a corn maze. And when you find the perfect pumpkin or finally find your way out of the maze? Enjoy a caramel apple and sip some hot apple cider. Perfection!
Enjoy the fall while it lasts! It is getting cold fast and winter is soon approaching! What is your favorite fall activity?
By BookRenter Email Marketing Manager, Suzann Moore
If you’ve got the cash to hit a Halloween costume store and pick up a sexy Darth Vadar getup or a fake beard from Duck Dynasty, we will promise to not judge. Okay, maybe just a little judgment, but as a company, BookRenter goes all in at Halloween.
Granted, almost all of us are no longer college students, so we have time and extra cash to plot our path to BookRenter Halloween party glory. Still, we very well remember what it is like to try to be creative and thrifty in costume creation.
So we thought we would put together a list of a few sites to help get you looking good without breaking the bank this Halloween:
1. Top 10 Last Minute Ideas From “Real Simple”
If you have masking tape, a t-shirt, or a sheet, then you are blessed with abundance, my friend. Get creative and inexpensive costume ideas here. It’s as easy as pumpkin pi!
2. 22 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes From “Buzzfeed”
These creative photos and ideas are enough to want to get anyone thinking about what to wear this Halloween. Grapes anyone?
3. Homemade Halloween Costumes From “Martha Stewart”
If you want to get really creative and have some extra time on your hands, these homemade costume ideas are perfect for you!
If none of these ideas float your boat, follow our Pinterest board, “Is It Halloween Yet?” and see what we are pinning for added inspiration!
What will your costume be?
The seasons are transitioning, school is starting, and the latest fashion trends are quickly changing. You can easily find these awesome trends in local shops or in a thrift store and you may already have these fashion pieces hidden deep inside your closet. Stay on the lookout for these upcoming fall fashion trends!
1. Polka Dots
Polka dots are making a fashion comeback this fall. This fashion pattern slowly made its way onto the clothing racks this summer and was easily spotted on dresses or swimsuit apparel. This fall you can find polka dots on t-shirts, shoes, belts, shorts, and more! Make sure not to go too overboard on the polka dot print, sometimes less is more! If you’ve already got a polka dot top, dress, or skirt, you can easily transform it into a fall outfit. Just layer a cardigan, scarf, or leggings to transform your summer wear into a fall fashion statement!
2. Camo Chic
Military and camouflage wear has graced the chic fashion world yet again! Not only is camouflage and military wear an easy pattern to style, but it is an easy pattern to find. If you’re not looking to break your wallet for this fashion trend, scope out your local thrift or vintage stores. There is most likely a hidden camo chic treasure awaiting on the racks! If you are looking to wear the pattern but would like to keep it simple, you can just wear a simple camouflage hat or a pair of camouflage leggings (as shown in the photo above).
3. Floral Fashion
Floral print lives on! The floral fashion trend was an extremely popular pattern that swept the fashion world this past summer. It’s now still rocking the racks at stores for this falls fashion trends. You can easily transform your floral summer wear into something more appropriate for the cooler fall weather. Pair your favorite floral dress or skirt with some leggings or a scarf! Long-sleeved floral dresses are great for the fall, you can even layer on a jean jacket for those cool days.
What fall trends are you looking forward to wearing this season? What are some of your favorite fashion tips? Share them with us below!