Fall Fashion Wish List

Now that fall is here we can put our sundresses and shorts away. It’s time for boots and jeans in dark rich colors, this is my favorite season to dress for, all the layers just make me so happy. I went through my closet the other day and made a short wish list of what I think would help round-out my closet for the season.

1. Buckle Booties:

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I wasn’t convinced of this look until I saw my bestie Coll in a pair this week. They looked so cute, so of course I need some now too!

2. A Chunky Drapey Cardigan:

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How comfy do these look? All three would look cute with skinny jeans and simple top underneath. I love the color of the first one!

3. Military Green Jacket:

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My favorite is #3…and I may or may not have ordered it already. I needed to use my JCP rewards!

4 & 5. There seem to be two colors this fall that are the “it” colors. Garnet and Emerald. Or Green and Red, Maroon and Forest Green…whatever you want to call them.

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I think red can be hard to pull off, it takes a lot of confidence to pull off a red dress. I love the one here, it could be paired with black tights and cute flats or boots and a denim jacket. It could also be dressed up for a Holiday party.

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I die for that green purse!

Hello Fall!

I think we can officially say that summer has gracefully left us and fall is here for here for her colorful yearly visit. How do I know that summer is over? Well…let’s see:

1. Big Brother is officially over. I wish Spencer would have won but I’m happy to have the good tv shows back.

2. I ordered my first Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks last night. It was also the first decaf latte I’ve ever ordered…I guess I can no longer make fun of the people who order decaf lattes.

3. I woke up in the middle of the night to the sound of a downpour of rain…and woke up this morning to a gentle pitter patter. It was glorious.

4. Red and yellow leaves are starting to peak through the green.

5. Football is here. I don’t feel like it’s really football season yet since we’ve only been home for one Oregon game…but it’s here.

6. School starts in 8 days. I’m still in denial.

7. According to the calendar it really is the first day of fall today. So there’s that…

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It’s hard to say goodbye to summer when it never really felt like I had one. This summer was measured in time between weddings where last summer was measured in time between family gatherings and Chemistry tests.  I guess they’re kind of the same thing, the gatherings…not the tests. It just seems like I did more  summer activities last year than I did this year. This summer I didn’t go home to Idaho in June to see my mom and aunts and I didn’t get to spend a week in Washington with my dad hanging on the boat and drinking beers. Real talk: this summer was a giant test of patience and faith for mister and I. Like most college kids, our budget is pretty tight. But it seems like this summer we were always running on the last pennies in the bank. I had to pull out some old budget tricks that I didn’t think I would have to use after I left my early twenties, but I did and somehow our rent has always been paid and the lights have always stayed on.

It’s easy to stay in the lazy days of summer, but I’m excited for fall. This is my last fall term at the University of Oregon and I’m looking forward to watching the leaves turn and experience the transformation the campus goes through. With only two terms left before I graduate I’m equal parts excited and scared. For five years I’ve had the schedule of starting school in September and this is the last first day back to school. It’s a strange feeling indeed. I’m also ready for sweaters and jeans, boots and scarves. Obviously I live my seasons through my closet.

This week I’m getting ready for school to start. Finishing up some home projects I put off during the summer and making sure that everything is in order before the chaos begins. I also need to get my books, find my backpack and map out my schedule. So much to do in a short amount of time.

Happy Fall!

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Falling into you, in the least dramatic way possible

Can we make a deal? Can we gracefully move into fall? Let’s forget about Spring, and our slight obsession with Summer and just move forward into fall?

Please?

I know you may be wondering where I’ve been. And let me just say this, I have been busy. Like crazy busy, maniac-out-of-control-just-keep-the-coffee-coming-B-U-S-Y.

I really don’t know where the last half a year went. There was Spring. Then there was a small summer vacation back to Idaho for the mister and me, followed by that twelve weeks where I crammed an entire year of Chemistry into my brain. That was super fun.

And during that Chemonster fun, there were weddings, camping trips, and more time with the family. We worked hard and played hard this summer. Is my summer bucket list still staring me down, looking at me with a sad face of disappointment because I didn’t make boozy popsicles? Maybe, but there’s always next year.

Our friends Alex and Felecia got married this summer. It was a great time, and a beautiful wedding.

I spent a week with my family in western Washington. My grandmother is 91 years old and still a spitfire, it was a great time.

We’re currently experience beautiful weather here, it’s been consistently sunny and mid-to-high seventies for the last few weeks. I’m not complaining..but it’s October now, and I am ready for FALL.

I’m ready for warm drinks, scarves, boots and chilly days. I’m ready for the leaves to change, which is probably my favorite thing about fall, all those beautiful colors. I want to carve up a few pumpkins, watch some scary movies and to try new crafts and recipes. Also I really want to see this tree from one of my study spots at school…

 

I’ve started my fall bucket list, and I’m hoping to share it with you soon!

What’s your favorite part of fall?