Fall Florals


We all know that florals are a standard staple in spring and summer but who says they can't work year-round? I love floral patterned pieces in rich colors and deeper hues. This dress with the mustard and pinkish/red flowers is constantly on repeat during the fall months. Derek and I went to a vineyard earlier on a warmer fall day so I went sans-tights but I think this would be cute with maroon or mustard tights and booties  as well. I added a felt floppy hat to make the look more fall-like and wore one of my current favorite trends - backless booties. EVERLY DRESS VIA SMAKPARLOUR (SIMILAR) | NORDSTROM RACK BOOTIES (SIMILAR) | TOPSHOP HAT (SIMILAR) | NINE WEST PURSE (SIMILAR) | MADEWELL NECKLACE (SIMILAR) | MICHAEL KORS WATCH
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Boulder Field


Despite the fact that we've decided to live our lives in the city, Derek and I both love spending time outdoors. About two weeks ago we spent a night camping at French Creek Park and we often take mini roadtrips on the weekends for a breath of fresh air. I absolutely adore Philadelphia and love spending so much time in this city but I always feel refreshed and calmer after spending time hiking and camping. Last fall Derek and I decided to take a day trip towards the Poconos to check out Boulder Field and to go hiking. We packed a picnic and spent part of the day around a lake nearby and then explored Boulder Field. The field was massive and we spent a little bit of time trying to work our way through it but I definitely don't have the best balance so it was a struggle just to make it a few feet. The sight was worth a visit and the amount of hiking and the lakes that surround the area give you more than enough to do if you have the entire day at Hickory Run State Park. 

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Looking Sharp


Fall is weird. Sometimes your freezing and have to bundle up. Sometimes it's still warm enough for shorts, like it is today. Bandanas/neck ties are one of my favorite fall trends that have carried over from last year. There are so many cute options at Madewell right now. This one I picked up last year is such a fun addition to add to most fall looks. Also, I'm still obsessed with cacti and succulents (if you follow me on Instagram, you've probably picked up on that by now). This cacti printed top was a complete impulse buy but I've already gotten so much use out of it and love that it's multi-seasonal. MADEWELL TOP AND BANDANA | ONETEASPOON (VIA THE GEISHA HOUSE) SHORTS (SIMILAR) | RESTRICTED (VIA LOST AND FOUND) MULES (SIMILAR) | FREE PEOPLE PURSE (ANOTHER STRAW BAG OPTION) | MICHAEL KORS WATCH
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This weekend I'm heading out to Lancaster/York to catch up on a few things and to spend some time with my family and to go to the annual Fall Fest. I don't spend a lot of time in my hometown anymore but we do tend to go out that way more during the fall season. It's always nice to escape the city on the weekends once the leaves start to change color. I definitely can't complain about the view that rural Pennsylvania gives this time of the year. What do your weekend plans look like?

Picking Flowers at Solebury Orchards


Solebury Orchards is a go-to for apple picking. We've gone there the last two years and are planning for another trip later this month for our yearly apple picking tradition. One thing that has always caught my eye though whenever we have gone in the past is the cutting garden. Whenever we go to the orchard we usually go way too overboard on the apple picking so we don't bother cutting fresh flowers for our apartment but this time we happened to be in New Hope to meet my Uncle for brunch at the Black Bass Hotel. After our brunch we stopped by Solebury to take a few fresh cut flowers home with us. Unfortunately, I didn't realize I had accidentally picked up a bumble bee on one of the flowers that I nearly took home with us until we were driving away from the orchard. That revelation resulted in my screaming, throwing the flowers and nearly jumping onto Derek while he was driving. Ha, it's safe to say the flowers didn't make it back in great shape but we did get the bee out of the car!My entire outfit from head to toe with the exception of my watch is from Spain. I bought this straw bag in a little shop full of baskets, bags and fans made out of hay on the island of Mallorca. Both my dress and espradrilles are from Madrid, the dress from a thrift store in the Malasana quarter and the espadrilles are from a stand at the El Rastro flea market.  I love taking back a few special items with me after traveling. This bag was easily my favorite "souvenir" from my trip and something I will use often during the summers, especially for trips to the orchard and farmer markets. 
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