5 Cozy Ideas to Celebrate Fall

Skirt: H&M (similar here and here); Sweater: H&M (similar here and here); Shoes: Aldo (similar here and here)

Yesterday was Halloween. And while I remember very distinctly each phase of Halloween in my adult life, from buying my slutty costume a month in advance (ah university), to searching every store in the GTA for a flower crown when I decided to partake in festivities on the last day for fear of missing out; I have finally arrived in a place in my life where I am perfectly comfortable staying home on Halloween. I happily watched Netflix in my PJs while eating cheese and baguette in my apartment in Paris.

Over the years, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m an extroverted introvert. Yes, I enjoy time with my friends, but do I like to be in loud situations where I have to make small talk with drunk strangers? No. It’s fine in small doses, but afterwards, I need to recharge with some good ol’ me time. And that’s not a bad thing! So over time, I’ve come up with fun ways to hang out with friends that suit my lifestyle. In the spirit of fall and all things cozy and wholesome, here are some of my favourite things to do with my friends that don’t involve a hangover or staying in for a week to recover from social overdose.

Boardgame night
Instead of going to a conventional a conventional bar, find one that’s board game themed! We have a few in Toronto and I know they exist in other cities. But, if your city doesn’t have one, invite your friends over and put your friendship to the test with Monopoly, Coup or whatever else you like!

I’m such a believer in the law of attraction, and am so glad that my industry has allowed me to meet so many people who share my love for this holy meal. An intimate brunch is the best way to get a good dose of socializing while still keeping it PG.

Movie Night
Is there anything better than getting together with a few friends and watching a movie? Disney classics, Bond movies, the list goes on. Watching movies at home is also a lot more casual, so you can talk through it and pause to make more popcorn!

Book Club
Yes, I love to read, and I have friends who love to read too. There’s no shame in this. Why not read the same book and get together to discuss it at the end of the month? Preferably over hot chocolate. It’s educational and fun 😉

Cafe Hop
Explore your own city by getting together with a couple of your friends and cafe hopping around a new neighbourhood.

Photography by Alina Sepp




  1. November 1, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    Ah Paris! I think you are in the best place. I hope you are having a wonderful time. As for Halloween? We don’t have it here. Well, it seems like it is now, the kids all seem to be getting into it now. I have noticed it over the last few years.
    xx Jenelle

  2. November 1, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    Loving this outfit Siffat! That pleated skirt is so gorgeous!
    x Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  3. November 2, 2017 / 4:04 am

    Gorgeous images as always, girl! Love these fall ideas (kinda making me wish it was cold again, haha!). Board games are my absolute favourite thing to do for nights at home!

    Ashleigh x

  4. November 2, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    All such great ideas babe! It almost makes me wish it were Fall over here.. but not really! hehe Although brunch is my favourite thing to do all year round so I could make these all work for Spring too!
    x Emily

  5. November 2, 2017 / 3:40 pm

    What a great look, Siffat ♥
    Love the combo of heavy knit and the plissee skirt and especially – you reminded me to take out my snakeskin boots again 😉
    I’m also pretty happy to stay in on Halloween or on saturdays in general 😉 Watching a nice Netflix series and going out for sports and brunch on sunday morning 🙂


  6. November 2, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I am still torn between wanting to go out and had the best time or staying in my pjs, but mostly I still end up going out as besides festivities I usually spend my weekends in home. Loving this outfit, so cozy and soft yet edgy for some reason!


  7. November 2, 2017 / 4:50 pm

    Same here sister, this year felt a bit of a grandma for not having any Halloween party but then I told myself, who are you kidding, you know you just wanna watch telly and have a few of those cinnamon buns… We do most of these me and my friends so I guess I am not a lonely grandma after all! I love meeting my gals for bookclub and also our game nights. Your outfit is on point as usual, love the snuggly knit and hope you are enjoying Paris, Shiff! Lots of hugs

    Saida | She talks Glam

  8. November 2, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I am OBSESSED with this skirt babe! I saw you posted it on IG and I went bananas for it. This entire outfit is so chic and cozy. I am a homebody and I love doing things at home when it is cold outside so all of your suggestions sound amazing to me! My kids love board games and it is a great way to avoid them being on their electronics so thanks for these tips! xoxo, Christine

  9. November 2, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I completely agree with your feelings on Halloween and your lifestyle choices! I am more than ok to stay home, snuggle up, and watch Netflix (hello stranger things 2). Love your fun ideas and your outfit too 🙂
    Xo, Serene

  10. November 3, 2017 / 7:43 am

    Me time for me is blessing time. I feel you girl and your outfit is so nice. Great combo with the oversized sweater and pleated skirt

  11. November 3, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    Your sweater looks so perfectly cozy! I’m loving all of these ideas, too. It’s always fun to have an at-home movie night, and a book club sounds lovely.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

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