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A Look Back: October 2015

Um, hello November. You sure did come quickly! I can't believe my favorite month is already over. I was so excited about fall starting, I ate so many pumpkin flavored things, baked plenty of cookies and bought, possibly, too many fall scented candles. Here's a look back at the month - 

What I Listened To
What I ReadThe Boy in the Striped Pajamas - John Boyne
I knew this was going to be a busy month, so I didn't want to read anything too lengthy or that would take too much energy. This book is written from the perspective of a little boy so it's an easy read. The book is based during the holocaust and the boys father is a German soldier, you read about what is going on in the boys mind during this terrible time and you can see what he does/doesn't understand. He ends up befriending a Jewish boy who is on "the other side of the fence" where they chat for hours everyday for over a year. Don't let the idea that it's an easy read fool you, the book is incredibly heartbreaking and keeps you thinking about what people have endured in the past. 
What I Did
1. Met up with some awesome bloggers for a blogger brunch at Zomato's old office. 2. Coffee date with one of my best friends/co-worker! 3. Really loving wearing turtlenecks again. 4. Enjoying the view on my evening runs to Camden and back to Philadelphia. 5. My family came to visit me here in Philly! 6. I made homemade pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies with white chocolate chips in them. 7. I met up with 2 of my best friends in NYC for the day. 8. Apple picking! 9. My "little" brother turned 21! 10. Derek making my heart happy. 11. My neighborhood this fall - looking absolutely stunning. 12. Coffee in bed on a rainy day. 13. Pumpkin picking! 14 - 16. A second trip to NYC this month. Complete with a trip to Laduree.
You can follow along to see what goes on between each blog post! Follow me @chelseaefinn.
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  1. Love these outfits! Great inspiration :)

  2. Lovely post! Nice outfits ♥♥

  3. Amazing post dear! Love all of the outfits! If only could October last longer,it is my favourite month :)

    I'm following you on GFC :)

  4. Love the first outfit!

  5. Love the first outfit!

  6. I love this dear!

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  7. I can't we are already into November too! Love your 70s outfit for October :)

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  8. LOVING that button front skirt, such a pretty color! And I could listen to Miranda's Little Red Wagon on repeat <3

    Green Fashionista

  9. Your pictures are so lovely , my favourite look on you is the one with the Rust coloured skirt , you look so pretty in that look. Great Post .

  10. Amazing post and thank you so much for all your support!!


  11. sounds like you had a great October.

  12. It's such an amazing post! I like it! And already can't wait to see the new one!

    p.s. new post about how I met Victoria Beckham already on my blog

    Diana Cloudlet

  13. Love the format of this post, so nice to get a nice summary of the previous month and look back on fond memories! Hopefully November will be just as good as October!

    Laura Aime Vous

  14. you have a great sense of style, I loved all of your outfits. I think the minimalist one is my favourite, which is kind of odd because I love colour. Anyhow, thank you for your book recommendation and it was fun finding about what you did last month.

  15. Your October was really busy, Chelsea! Loving your cozy look with the cape - totally my cup of tea. :) And who can say NO to cookies, coffee and macarons?!

    xoxo Ira

  16. Love your October looks! I have the same Loft dress. I really like how you styled yours. I saw the movie 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' but have not read the book.


  17. All looks gorgeous !!

  18. i love your oh so chic look
    esp with that poncho

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  19. Anonymous11/05/2015

    Great looks dear!

  20. Such a lovely post, Chelsea! I loved all of your looks, especially the first one; that burnt orange skirt is so beautiful! I know, it's crazy how fast November came, but it's my favorite month because, well I LOVE to eat and Thanksgiving its coming up, lol! Then again, I'm sad because this is the last month of fall and I hate saying farewell to the beautiful leaves and all things pumpkin! But I guess since it happens so quickly that when it does come, it makes it that much more special!

    I hope you have a wonderful day, beautiful!



  21. Looks and sounds like October was a wonderful month for you! I loved both the orange skirt and plaid cape you wore :)


  22. Sounds like you had a great and busy month! :)

    I love that 70s inspired outfit you wore, my favourite of all the ones you shared :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  23. Love this recap! You are just so talented and gifted in fashion! November is my month! I'm so excited!


  24. Fab take on the monthly favourites, Chelsea!! Loved it so much! So well planned, written and displayed :)
    Your outfits of October were gorgeous. Can't wait to see November summed up ;)
    The book sounds great, I love real stories which help us learn from the past.
    Your IG shots are always so lovely <3
    xox Nadia

  25. It sounds like you had a lovely October! :) xx

  26. I’m in love with your look! Wonderful!
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