So, as many of you know, I'm a big fall fan. Advocate, really. I like to call it "the most wonderful time of the year" in fact. Wanna know why?
Hoodie Weather | This can also apply to boots, scarves, cute jackets, and my favorite, moccasins! When there's just a slight chill in the air, the clothes just automatically get cuter! (Plus- I'm cold all the time anyway, so this just makes my outfit choices appropriate.) Summer is way too hot for my liking, winter and spring are usually way too cold. Fall is PERFECT!
Favorites this year?
- Deep Green Turtleneck Hoodie with Pocket
- Menglihua Baggy Beanie
- Dark Denim Jeggings (with pockets so they count as pants)
- Minnetonka Suede Moccasins in Brown
The warmer you have to dress, the closer you have to snuggle, I say!
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice | In honor of the #PSL launch today...yes, this is my favorite fall drink. No, I'm not ashamed. That first Starbucks run of the season is genuinely something I look forward to. It smells so good & reminds me of the way my grandma's house smelled when a fresh pumpkin pie would come out of the oven on a lazy Sunday afternoon. I also heard talks of a pumpkin spice chai tea latte?! If so, my heart is happy! And if that's basic, then I don't wanna be right!! (Or whatever.) It's not just pumpkin, but all the smells of fall that make me happy...fresh crisp air, apples, caramel, the way it wet leaves smell after a good rain, etc. Visiting our local apple orchard and pumpkin patch is quickly becoming a favorite tradition in the Simpson house. We have two amazing places to choose from- Evans Orchard & Cider Mill and Biwater Farm & Greenhouse. If you're ever around Georgetown, KY- check them out! Better yet, let's have a photoshoot! ;)
Favorite fall treats?
- Pumpkin Spice Latte (of course)
- Apple Cider Donuts (of you're not close to Evan's Orchard- make your own)
- Pumpkin Spice RX Bars (if you wanna be healthy with your snacks)
Holidays | Although fall officially starts September 22, it's Labor Day in my book, so let the fall celebrations begin! There's my birthday (October 16), Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday...all my favorites! This year is a big milestone for me...I'll be 30!! And that means a girl's trip!! (I'm looking at you, Mallory, Heather, Rachel, & April!) Halloween, of course, is one of the most fun holidays...you can dress as crazy as you want and it's perfectly acceptable. So really, I can be Jem from Jem and the Holograms or Pocahontas (like I ALWAYS want to look) and no one says boo. Well, maybe boo, but not about my costume! HA! Thanksgiving is my favorite family holiday. There's no reason to get together other than just loving each other. No gifts, no nonsense, just hanging out (and good food). I am so thankful for my family, friends, and amazing photography clients (who have become friends). And Black Friday, since I don't participate in all the shopping craziness, you are probably wondering why I listed it? Black Friday is the day Matty (my husfriend) proposed to me. We like to spend this day together, just us two. That's all the details you need. ;)
The Colors of Fall | The LEAVES! I mean, you've seen them, right?! Fall leaves are amazing. We sure do have an awesome creator! Those vibrant, warm hues photograph really well too...in my opinion, this is THE BEST time for family portraits! Shameless self-promotion here, but I only have 2 fall sessions left on my calendar. If you want to snag one for your family, make sure you hop on my VIP list...I'll hook you up! Happy Fall, y'all!
love & stuff,
Fall lovers unite!
(Later, at Starbucks.)
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