An Autumn Survival Kit

It’s no secret that Autumn is my favourite time of year. The change in season starts to bring golden leaves falling from the trees, a cool breeze, extra layers of clothes and cosy evenings. I must admit my love of Autumn probably started as a child because September is my birthday month so it always had some excitement… though I can’t say I’m quite as excited about getting older these days! September still holds that little bit of magic, like a fresh start and a hope of things to come.

With Autumn beginning there comes a change of routine, especially when you’ve got older children. School is back, along with all the clubs, activities and commitments. Routine rules and organisation becomes key to survival. With work and life kicking up a gear I like to try and include some treats to survive this busy time of year and embrace those darker evenings.

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” – The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

Self care has become such a buzz word, or should that be phrase? Either way it’s cropping up everywhere are the moment – not that this is a bad thing – sharing the message that we all need to look after ourselves in the midst of our busy lifestyles can never really be bad. I’ve written about self care before and simple ways to include it or small changes to help you embrace it.

In this post, however, I’m going to have a little fun and share with you my Autumn Survival Kit List. These are all inspired by things I already own as well as a few things I’ve got my eye on. Whether it’s a good coffee to face those darker mornings with, a cosy blanket and book for the evenings, a warm (but stylish) stylish coat to brave that cooler wind, or an additional to your skin care routine to give your skin a little more love.



Petite Burgundy Revere Collar Longline Coat – New Look |  Normal People by Sally Rooney | Avid Readers Club jumper – Joanie Clothing |

Coffee by Girls Who Grind Coffee | Keep Cup | Let’s Do This note pad – Rifle Paper, Trouva | OPI Black Cherry Chutney – Beauty Bay |

Age Defy Facial Oil – Green People | Kankan backpack | Yellow blanket – Habitat


Chuck in a lush bath bomb and face mask and we’re on!

Of course you don’t really need anything to survive Autumn, this is just a bit of fun and a way to share the things I love about my favourite season.


What’s on your seasonal survival kit list?




Love Autumn and just want some more seasonal gloriousness, check out my dedicated Pinterest board

morganaAn Autumn Survival Kit


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  • Kara - September 19, 2018 reply

    Autumn by far is my favourite season.
    I have already said to the kids it’s time for a nice Autumn woodland walk to gather up some pretty items to play with.

    Quite a few items from your list are already on my wants. The backpack especially.

    Off to check out your Pinterest board.
    Happy Autumn xx

    morgana - September 21, 2018 reply

    I’m hoping to treat myself to that backpack at the end of the month if I hit a target I’ve set for myself – fingers crossed! x

  • Gail - September 21, 2018 reply

    Big fans of Autumn here too – and like you, I have an Autumn birthday. I also find my SAD light really helpful as the days get shorter. It’s weird, as much as I love Autumn I do struggle with the lack of light. xx

    morgana - September 21, 2018 reply

    I’ve had my eye on one of those for a while, I totally should have had it on this list! x

  • Jess Soothill - September 27, 2018 reply

    Such a HUGE fan of autumn despite the weather change! Love the colours and textures and being more cosy. Hello fave season x

  • Jenny - September 28, 2018 reply

    Oh yes Autumn is your perfect season match hunny !!! Love all these I am trying to embrace more autumnal colors this year instead of my pastel pink white and grey all the time

  • Sarah Christie - September 29, 2018 reply

    I adore autumn, I always mourn the end of summer then get to this stage and think summer who? I love the frosty days, crunchy leaves and getting all wrapped up. I am so loving the plum shades for this season too x

  • Suzanne - September 29, 2018 reply

    I love that coat Morgana – what a colour! I too love autumn, on my survival lost would be warm, fluffy socks and scented candles – a must for the darker evenings. xx

  • Chloe: Picture Taker Memory Maker - September 30, 2018 reply

    I love Autumn too although I am still mourning the loss of that glorious summer we had. I really like that dark nail polish – it’s been literally years since I painted my nails so I think I might treat myself to a new polish for Autumn. The coat is gorgeous too!

  • Kerri-Ann - October 2, 2018 reply

    I love autumn but I do find the dark mornings a real shock to the system – gorgeous list there. The bag and coat are

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