Saturday at the Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Field

This weekend, after brunch with some friends, we decided to head over to a local farm’s pumpkin patch. It was a gorgeous fall day, so the spontaneous adventure sounded like the perfect way to occupy our time. Unfortunately, I had not gotten dressed with an outdoor adventure in mind, and the moment I stepped out of the car, my boots were coated in mud. Luckily, a very kind worker at the pumpkin patch took pity on me and offered me this solution…

Shoes in plastic bags

Certainly not the most glamorous look, but it definitely spared me from the worst of the mud!

Allison with pumpkin

After wrestling a bit with the vine it was still attached to, I managed to pull this gorgeous pumpkin out of the patch. Ok, so maybe it awkwardly leans towards one side, but I figure it gives it character. And the farm charged a little over 50 cents per pound, so I only had to pay about $2.50 for it!


I want to try something different this year, so I may try painting it instead of carving. If you have a local pumpkin patch, I highly encourage you to make a visit to support local growers and for the experience itself. (Muddy shoes and all!)

Lazy Sunday

Magazines and Coffee

I love Sundays. They are the one day a week I set aside for myself, and I try to spend most of the day relaxing and making time for the things I haven’t has time for in the midst of the week’s craziness. This weekend, I decided to finally read through the stack of magazines that I’ve been neglecting over the past few weeks.

Couch with Good Morning Gorgeous Pillow

I consider myself a fairly active person, but I don’t see anything wrong with spending the day curled up on the couch with a blanket. I’m a little in love the new “Good Morning Gorgeous” pillow I purchased at Ross recently. I’m a sucker for typography and pastels, so this was the best of both worlds.

Steaming Soup on Cuttingboard

As for the rest of the day, my plans consist of devouring a big bowl of homemade Potato Cheese Soup, popping a movie into the DVD player, and possibly enjoying cup of coffee number two. Hope you all are having a relaxing, enjoyable Sunday as well!


Fall Favs

Fall Favorites

The start of a new season is always exciting. With the leaves turning and a chill coming in, I’m fully settling into autumn and breaking out some of my favorite seasonal staples (no pumpkin spice lattes included!):

1. A bulky crew-neck sweater for chilly afternoons.

2. A pair of thick-rimmed glasses (bonus points if they are prescription!).

3. Low-heel riding boots in a neutral color.

4. A beloved book that is so old that the pages have started yellowing.

5. A warm, musky perfume.

6. A chambray button down to add a little bit of edge to your workwear.

7. A plaid scarf to dress up a plain outfit.



Life’s a Dance

Stripes and tights

As a dress and skirt girl, I wear a lot of tights once the cool weather starts rolling in, so I’m always on the lookout for fun pairs. I adore the whimsy of these Kate Spade “Cha Cha Cha” tights — with a name like that, how can you not love them?

cha cha tights

You’re supposed to wear these with the pattern as a back seam, but you can really wear them either way. I paired these with other girly accessories like a pearl and bow necklace and striped cardigan. What can I say? I was feeling Kate.

stripes and tights

| Kate Spade Cha Cha Cha Tights | Lauren by Ralph Lauren Cardigan | Guess LBD (similar) | Jessica Simpson Pointed-Toe Pumps (similar) |