Fall Palette

It's officially pumpkin patch season so I'm embracing my basic, fall obsessed vibes and checking off fall bucket list items. On Saturday I went to a pumpkin patch and had so much fun sippin' apple cider, exploring the pumpkin patch and eating apple cider donuts.  I found the cutest pumpkin in the patch that matched my sweater! Afterwards we went to a winery and did a wine tasting. I had the perfect fall day doing one of my favorite fall activities. When I got home I knew it was time to cook everything with pumpkin

I've been doing some online shopping to pull together all the colors I like to wear in the fall: burnt orange, plum, taupe. Everyone needs a pair of taupe booties, they've been in style for the past few years. The pair I'm wearing in the photo is peep toe with a high block heel that I bought last year which I thought was the perfect shoe. But to be honest, I've only worn them a few times last season so I need another pair that is more versatile so I can wear it for a longer period of time. I really want a wedge heel because I feel it makes wearing a boot look more feminine. I'm really drawn to a suede grey/taupe color over a cognac brown.

Everyone needs a pair of ripped jeans and a corduroy skirt in a harvest color. A long cardigan is another must. Have you heard of the Third Piece Rule? If you count your shirt and pants as your first and second pieces, then you add a third piece to your outfit (not counting shoes), that third piece makes your outfit more put together and polished.  Your third piece can be a cardigan, vest, belt, or statement necklace. That third piece adds the finishing touch to any outfit to transform it from boring to fab. Not only do cardigans pull together any outfit, it's great for transitional weather months.

My favorite sweater brand is Free People. They're pricey but are so stylish! I'm not a fan of how they style their sweaters on their website because they usually tuck them in so you can't see how long they are and go for a boho look. But the weave, knit and cut of their sweaters is what stands out for me. My mother used to knit all my sweaters as a child so I appreciate quality. They have a store in Georgetown if you want to see it in person.

This is basically my fall capsule collection of clothes below.

No Bake Protein Energy Balls

I’ve been making a batch of these energy balls every week for months now. It’s a great healthy snack to keep on hand to tie you over between meals or after meals when you want something sweet. These balls are loaded with healthy fats from the walnuts and coconut and naturally sweet from the dates and honey.  I’m addicted to these delicious energy balls!

The Best Instagram Spots in Philly

There’s more to see in Philadelphia than the Liberty Bell and the Rocky Steps. This historic city has many other photographic sites to see that I want to share with you. I took Megabus to Philly up just for the day and used uber to get  around which proved a little tricky since PA doesn’t require cars to have front license plates.  I went to Philly once in elementary school on a school trip but don’t remember any of it so it felt like exploring an all new city. The City of Brotherly love has a pretty incredible art scene from street murals to museums.  My goal for this trip was to get off the beaten track a little bit and get those insta worth shots!

Fall Bucket List

Happy 1st Day of Fall! After a hot and humid summer, then  the non-stop hurricane rain in September, I'm so glad that's over and am ready for fall. Over the weekend I started switching my closet around pulling out a donate pile, and moving the summer clothes to the back of the closet.  I know a lot of you are waiting for your first Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks! Since I'm not a coffee drinker I will be joining the pumpkin party by making some  pumpkin flavored foods. Also looking forward to my fall line of shows: Manifest, FBI, Seal Team, Will & Grace, Modern Family and new Dateline episodes. 

Here's my fall bucketlist:

Pale Pink for Nails

I love pale pink nail polish in the summertime, it's my all time favorite as I think it looks so pretty with my tan skin. If I only had to wear one color for the rest of my life it would be pale pink. But it's so hard to find the right shade that is also opaque. I couple years ago I posted my favorite summer nail colors, but I'm over those colors and threw the bottles away as they were almost empty. So I tried out some new colors to see what could be my new holy grail pink.