Falling in Love With Autumn

shirt // necklace // skirt (on sale!) // socks (similar) // boots 

October is already coming to a close, and seeing the leaves finally start to change (it's been a slow fall here!) has gotten me in the mood for autumn. My Frye riding boots have been a staple in my closet, and I love pairing them with warm socks underneath for chilly mornings. I've also found myself wearing lots of rich jewel tones as the weather gets cooler. Today I paired a ruby skirt (aren't the scallops just darling? I'm a firm believer that scallops are a year-round accent, not just for the summer months) with an emerald green and navy Breton shirt. This color combination isn't one that I'd usually think to wear, but I'm surprised by how much I like it. All of this went perfectly with my white pearl earrings - which are, in the words of Jackie O., "always appropriate" - and Kendra Scott pearl necklace. 

What are your fall essentials? Is the weather near you getting colder?


Updates and Week in Review

Hello everyone! I'm back.

I'm so sorry I've been away for so long; junior year has been a big change academically and it's taking some adjusting to get used to balancing varsity sports, academics, and extracurriculars. But I've missed blogging so much, and my goal is to get back to a regular schedule by mid-November. I have several new and exciting things planned, but for now, I thought I'd update you on what's been going on since I last wrote!

My favorite part about heading back to school is getting the chance to see all of my friends almost daily. I love the summer, but my friends and I are usually so busy with vacations, activities, and summer sports that it can be hard to meet up. It's nice to have a guarantee that we'll be able to see each other in the hallways, even if our schedules outside of school are packed.

Last month was Mary's birthday (you've probably seen her on the blog before!), and we celebrated with a movie, dinner, and milkshakes. 

Virginia has some of the prettiest apple orchards outside of New England, and it's a family tradition to visit every fall and pick apples to use in apple pie, homemade applesauce and (my favorite) apple salad. Seeing the mountains and being up in the cold air really makes me feel like fall is finally here!
My goal for the fall and winter season is to improve my accessory collection. My favorite places to pick up new pieces have been J.Crew Factory and Etsy. If you have any suggestions, let me know! Factory has amazing deals on gorgeous statement jewelry, and their stock is always updated with new things. I love Etsy for more personalized things like monogrammed jewelry (an essential!). There's also a huge selection of different shops making adorable and classic jewelry; some of my favorites are Simply Gold Accessories and Penner Pearls.