What I Want Now – October

The month of October is my favorite month and it has gone by so fast. Ohio experienced beautiful weather that was both fall-like and summer-like and I’m sad to see it go. With winter around the corner, I’m hoping to get a new coat that’s a little more stylish than my current winter coat. I also have made it a goal to finish my dressing room before the end of the year and I still need a couple more pieces to complete it, such as a rug and side table to hold small items. Here’s the complete list of what I want now:

WhatIWantNowOCT1. Houndstooth Notch Stand Collar Coat, $188, 2. Classic Silk Blouse, $128, 3. Seabrook Metal Aviator Sunglasses, $49.97, 4. Halfmoon layering Necklace, $58, 5. Factory Side Table, $69, 6. Threshold Fretwork Rug, $79.99

Favorite October Pins

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Pinterest has been bombarded with fall and I love it. It has a never ending supply of inspirational images for fashion, home decor, cooking and more. Here are some of my favorites from the month of October:

1. 20 Winter Looks to Steal, The colors, textures, and patterns in this image are the best of fall. I love the look of the oversized marbled coat with the camel sweater and plaid blanket. It’s a look that can easily be recreated

2. Scalloped Flame Hood, This is one of the more unique kitchen features I’ve seen on Pinterest. I love the look of this stainless scalloped flame hood

3. Keiko Lynn Urban Decay Naked2 Tutorial, I purchased the Naked2 Basics Palette as an everyday palette to mix things up with my other palettes. I love the cooler shades and neutrality and plan on wearing this palette most days

4. Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers, Quinoa is one of my new favorite foods. I can’t believe how delicious this healthy super food is and have been looking for various ways to use it in my dishes

5. Kitty Cat Stevens Baking Nook, It’s no secret that I love open shelves and baking. This blog post combines both without sacrificing efficiency

6. Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins,

OOTD – Casual Fall

When I first came across the image below on Pinterest, I became obsessed with the entire look. Happily Grey quickly became one of my favorite blogs and I searched high and low for a similar cardigan so I could put together my own version of this outfit. I love that it’s a fall-appropriate outfit that looks super comfortable and very wearable. I’m still on the fence about hats. I absolutely love them but don’t know if I can pull it off on an ordinary day. Urban Outfitters has a great selection of affordable hats in a variety of styles so I think I’ll just have to pick one up and see if I an get the confidence to wear it.

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Here’s my own twist on the outfit with a fun polaroid camera to capture the beauty of fall:OOTDCasualFall1. Oversized Knit Cardigan Sweater, $59, 2. Madewell Woven Gusset Shoulder Bag, $188, 3. V-neck Jersey Top, $5.95, 4. Madewell Angelflip Pendant Necklace, $55, 5. Gap 1969 High Rise Skinny Jean, $69.95, 6. Alexa Panama Hat, $69, 7. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Camera, $62.99, 8. Ray-Ban Aviator Large Metal Sunglasses, $199.95, 9. Madewell Filament Stacking Rings, $28, 10. Frye Jillian Chelsea Boots, $228

 

Jacquemin Farms

This weekend Chris and I finally made it out to Jacquemin Farms. It was a beautiful, crisp fall day and a lot of other people had the same idea. Families and kids were everyone picking out pumpkins, playing in the kids’ area and waiting in line for donuts, apples, jams, and more. We picked out a couple large pumpkins and a couple small ones as well as some apples and kettle corn before waiting in line. I had really hoped to order a dozen of their delicious donuts but there was a waiting list and we decided to just go down to Der Dutchman to get some fresh cinnamon twists and blueberry fritters since we were in the area. I was never a huge fan of the Der’s food but, man, they sure do make some tasty donuts.

It was a perfect fall day and I love the way our front porch looks with some pumpkins by the door. I was also able to check an item off my Fall To-Do List If you’re looking for a place to grab some pumpkins and some favorite fall treats, check out Jacquemin Farms in Plain City.

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24

Well I’m 24. I don’t feel any older but kind of do at the same time. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store. After work, I’m celebrating by grabbing myself some free Starbucks, doing some shopping at Easton and getting dinner and drinks with my family at Rusty Bucket. Tomorrow the festivities will continue with brunch at Northstar with my husband and a night out at 16Bit¬†with friends. Have a great weekend!

Missing OU

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I decided I wanted to go to Ohio University after spending some time there for Yearbook Camp (it’s really a thing, I promise) the summer after my junior year of high school. I fell in love with how beautiful and quaint the campus was and how great it’s journalism program was. When Chris decided to go there in 2008, it sealed the deal that I would also attend there upon graduation from high school. I decided to pursue commercial photography instead of journalism and I really loved all the classes I took and spending so much time with C. The best season to be at OU is definitely fall closely followed by spring.

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The hills and trees make fall that much better and Chris and I spent a lot of time walking around and exploring on and off campus. It was so nice being so close to Hocking Hills, Wayne National Forest, and Stroud’s State Park but you didn’t need to go far to see beauty in Athens.

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During the spring, the Japanese Cherry Trees bloom and I swear it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. When the blossoms are at their peak, people gather from all over to see them and take pictures. It really is a cool experience to walk along the river when the trees are at their best.

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I always felt so comfortable and at home in Athens, which I never got when I transferred to Ohio State. My two years just weren’t enough to spend in Athens and at OU’s campus and I hope to go back for a visit soon. If you haven’t visited OU yet, you definitely need to make a trip.

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