Thursday, October 12, 2017

pumpkin picking & favorite J. Crew vest

Happy fall y'all! October has been un-seasonally warm for New England. And while I'm anxious to bring out my blanket scarves, tights and boots, I'm still really enjoying holding onto summer a little longer. I'm also a little selfishly hoping this warmer weather carries into November. I don't need it to be 70 degrees, but I'd prefer it to be warm enough so guests at our wedding aren't freezing.  For today's look I'm wearing everyone's (seriously, everyone's) favorite fall vest. I'm obsessed with J. Crew and J. Crew factory vests. These vests are perfect for transitioning outfits and adding extra warmth without bulk. They are truly a staple in my fall wardrobe. Confession time: I already own four and plan to add one more to my collection this year. Every year this patterned vest floods instagram and pinterest accounts and it always sells out. Be sure to pick yours up now, while it's on sale (only $44). 
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similar sweater here and here // exact jeans // my favorite bag, ordered this color for fall // 
exact vest, almost identical option // exact bracelet // similar gold MJ watch
SPLURGE: similar TB flat: great for traveling & worth the investment
New: Sunnies c/o of DIFF Eyewear 

Pumpkin picking is by far one of my most favorite fall activity.  I love these last two photos because they totally capture the experience of picking a pumpkin. For starters, my feet have completely disappeared behind the large pumpkin, which totally defeats the purpose of me showing of my favorite TB flats for fall. And the last photo shows my dedication to finding the most perfect pumpkin for carving. The type of pumpkin you pick totally determines the type of design you are going to pick. In previous years, I've gone for the larger oval pumpkins with a great face for carving. Over the last two years, I've adjusted my technique and gone for the smaller rounded pumpkins and carve a pattern that goes around the entire pumpkin. Plus, a smaller pumpkin is much easier to clean & prepare for carving! And rumor has it, they have more seeds. Well... technically, the more vertical lines a pumpkin has, indicates the number of seeds. And usually smaller pumpkins have a lot of lines.  Growing up, my mother would always save, clean, and roast the seeds with a little seasoning, for a tasty seasonal snack. 


Leave a comment on my latest instagram sharing your favorite fall activity! 

xx, always
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