I will truly be sad when all this pumpkin business comes to a close. In the Okanagan, we started having them crop up in early September and visiting local farms and stands has provided countless hours of joyful experiences for my family this year. My son, who is not quite three is so wonderful to watch as he plods across the dirt, touching and describing everything that crosses his path. To me, pumpkins are objects of happiness; they represent a new season as well as a culmination of a season of hard work and bounty. Their bright color splashes across landscapes and lights up door steps, and goes into delicious recipes. So, thank you pumpkins for being the center of many family traditions and quiet aesthetic experiences. Until next year, October.
PS. Please have the most fun but also safe Halloween xo
| hat - Forever21 | scarf - By Eluxe | blazer - 3.1 Philip Lim for Target | bag - Rebecca Minkoff | jeans - TopShop | boots - Hunter via Shopbop | sweater - Smart Set |
An item I haven't really owned a lot of in the past is the vest. I just assumed I wasn't a vest person. Maybe I just didn't know how to layer properly, but now with all the great options I am getting into it. The faux fur options have allowed me to simultaneously be cozy and have my son believe me to be a mythical beast (or that I am warrior who has slain one), the puffer vest let's me get out into nature, and then this vest came along and it's a double edged style sword. Fuzzy goodness shearling on the inside and of the moment plaid on the outside. Boom. Perfect for all of your Fall needs. For reference, I actually bought this in a large with hopes of also layering it over my leather jacket...stay tuned.
Happy Weekend, Warriors! I purchased this amazingly large but light plaid scarf about a month ago from Joe Fresh. Plaid is always big in the Fall, but this year it's safe to say that the blanket scarf (bonus if it's plaid, double bonus if it's THE one from Zara) is a coveted accessory.
I noticed that my scarf has tiny threads of green running through it so I ran with that and toughened up a preppy piece with a silk utility, a felt hat in the same shade, and biker details. Switch out the boots for a pair of heels and take off the scarf, and I think you would be good to go for Saturday night out!
| scarf - Joe Fresh | jacket - Joe Fresh | shirt - Equipment | jeans - Anine Bing via Eluxe | bag - Rebecca Minkoff via Eluxe | boots - Sam Edelman via Shopbop | hat - Club Monaco |
Happy Wednesday! I love a long weekend (don't love Tuesdays posing as Mondays at the office though haha) and hope that everyone had a beautiful Thanksgiving up here in Canada. There was a great deal of eating, and wining, and leaf throwing in my life; all necessary things if you ask me.
Another necessary thing in my life are giant sweaters. On a practical level, I am always cold so they help, and on a whimsical level an earthy sweater and worn in boots makes you feel like adventure might knock at your doorstep at any moment. And if it did, you would throw on a hat and hit the trail. I wore this sweater all weekend and it carried me from dinners, to snuggles, to a hike around a provincial warm. This was an amazing Winners find but I found some similar ones below to warm you up too!
| sweater coat - BCBG via Winners | hat - Urban Outfitters | tee - Wilfred FREE by Aritzia | jeans - TopShop | boots - vintage | bag - 3.1 Philip Lim for Target | necklace - Stella & Dot | watch - Michael Kors | scarf - Joe Fresh |
A color combination that has really stood out to me this Fall is pastel pink and grey. When we get into Fall jewel tones and rich colors or textures are beautiful but are expected; this however took me by surprise, but it's just as gorgeous ( I actually love all the powder blue I am seeing too, but I haven't acquired the perfect piece yet)!
As the pink is so light, select pieces that are in heavier textures like a cable knit, wool pea coat, or leather. I mixed some prints into this outfit to make it a little more eye catching. What color combo are you loving for this Fall?
| scarf - Joe Fresh | jacket - TopShop | pants - Club Monaco | tank - Talula by Aritzia | heels - Aldo | hat - Urban Outfitters | watch - Coach |