Monday, September 13, 2010

Over the Weekend / Daily Style...

I'll say it again, I love fall!
Shirt: Salvation Army ($2 old)
Pants: Swapaholics Swap (free!)
Belt: Thrift gift from Mom
Shoes: Matiko via LF sale ($40)
This weekend was the perfect fall weekend, with both Saturday and Sunday displaying my favorite kind of weather. Saturday was sunny and clear and the perfect temperature, the perfect day to break out my favorite flannel shirt! I wore this shirt both days, below you can see that I wore it with jeans on Saturday. Sunday was a bit cooler, so I paired it with a sunny pair of corduroys. Sunday was my other favorite kind of weather, cloudy and grey. A good excuse to stay inside and read. This shirt feels like pajamas, it's so old and worn in and has a huge rip in the elbow. I love it anyways!

It may seem like I'm obsessing over fall, but this is the first time in three years that I can actually enjoy the changing seasons. See, my former job at the college required me to be away from home for nearly three months straight from September through the end of November during the recruitment season. It left little time to relax, and little time to spend with Chris. I was also stressed out all the time and started to have anxiety attacks on a nearly daily basis. I remember last fall, Chris and I just wanted to go apple picking, we had a two hour window and as soon as we got to the orchard, it poured. Like, torrential downpours. It was depressing. So on this saturday, we decided to try our luck with the same orchard, success! We spent the afternoon at Russell Orchards in Ipswich:
Cider doughnuts are possibly my favorite thing ever. We got hot apple cider to go with the fresh doughnuts, and sat under a tree, away from all the families. Russell's also has a lot of farm animals, including a 1000 lb. pig named "Big Boy" and a bunch of crazy looking chickens. There was a folk band playing, which we avoided. And a ton of kids, which we also avoided. It was a lot of fun, but I still think I prefer the orchards back home (meaning Maine and New Hampshire) where you just pay by the pound and are let loose with a ladder and a picker into the orchard. We're planning on maybe another go next weekend, the cider doughnuts are calling my name!

How was your weekend?

ps- there's still time to enter the giveaway! I didn't realize this at the time, but the earrings you can win from Noble Town Vintage will be the same as the one's pictured, but sent directly from the shop. Which is why I'm wearing them in the photo above, i guess those were mine to keep! haha, whoops! Thank you! Let me know if that sounds confusing...

46 comments:

Alli XT said...

so awesome! I love Russell Orchards-I'm craving hot apple cider and pumpkin bread now.

Katie said...

I am glad you are in a better work situation now. I, too, have a very stressful/panic inducing job situation, I understand the frustration. Enjoy fall--you deserve it! :)

sparkle is a color (Katrina) said...

I'm also basking in my love of fall this year! Bring on the plaids! I love those yellow pants, perfect compliment to the flannel.

Meisha Marie said...

Your post just heightened my excitement for fall! Corn mazes, pumpkin painting, changing leaves, sweaters, boots, crisp breezes, cuddling. Mmm. So happy its working its way in!

P.s. I love love love your sunny skinnies. So great.

Rio said...

Oh my goodness, I am in love with those pants! I wish I had 10 pairs of them haha! Especially cute with the red plaid! Looks like a fun fall weekend! :)
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Mich said...

your pants remind me of the new band of outsiders collection! haha i just happened to be looking at it at the same time.

BlueVanilla said...

Super cute pairing with the mustard pants it works well with the top...the shoes were a perfect addition!

xx
Have a great week!

Archives said...

oh - cider doughnuts are SOOOO delish!!!! ah! looks fun, glad you finally got to go apple picking :D

Chaucee said...

What an awesome fall weekend! I can't wait until the weather warms up around Philly enough to wear pants!

MrJeffery said...

fall! great style. i love the yellow!

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Ah I loveee fall. That's so funny that you get super yummy cider doughnuts and cider too when apple picking, my fiance and I do the same! I seriously adore those doughnuts. Sooo good when nice and warm!!

Eli said...

we dont even have this kind of fun fall stuff to do in Las Vegas, its a bummer.

ps. love your pants, Im crazy about mustard colors!

Half Dressed said...

Greatoutfit! I love the colour of those jeans!!

L x
Half Dressed

TrophyBoutique said...

I am in love with your yellow cords! So cute.

I'm from Maine, too, but now I live in Texas. Three words that make me miss fall in Maine: MAPLE SUGAR CANDY. mmmmmm....

Brianna said...

I love the color of your pants. Such a pretty yellow.

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cb said...

love this outfit! did you get those jeans at a swap meet? they look great on you! oh by the way just got the southwestern necklace i won, I LOVE IT! did a little post about it :) i want to wear it every day, it is beautiful! thanks again sweetie!

xo,
cb

Hannah said...

Those are some amazing yellow pants, what a great swap find.

Your weekend looks like it was tons of fun. It looks like the perfect place to hangout in Autumn, but the owner probably wouldn't go for that. lol

Watkins35 said...

Love the shirt, and agree with the sentiment - LOVE Autumn, bring it on. Farm looks like fun and cider donuts sound good :) x

A Redhaired Designer said...

this little orchard date is wonderful! such a beautiful way to spend an early fall afternoon. I need to try and find some cider doughnuts since they sound absolutely delectable!

your yellow pants are possibly the best things I've seen all week, you have me searching everywhere to find a pair of my own!

carly. said...

this outfit is unreal!!! i would never think to pair something up like this but you just execute it so wonderfully. you look great miss, all the time!!

monkeyandsquirrel said...

mustard yellow and plaid are two of my favorite things as of late. you bring them together fabulously here!!!

Clare said...

My yellow cords are some of my favorites. I love the idea of pairing them with a bold plaid and lace-up wedges!

Emily Jean said...

so fall! gosh this makes me wish i were back in the midwest for some fall weather!!

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betsie said...

just found your blog- glad i did :) . your writing is great as is your style .

big fan of the yellow jeans .

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Carol said...

Great outfit! The mix of colours are cute!

Kiss

Fia said...

I LOVE those pants! This outfit says fall!

Pumpkin patches and donuts are a great fall activity. I live in California after growing up in the Midwest, so I miss a real true fall.

Lexie, Little Boat said...

mmm i want to try a cider doughnut!

those yellow pants are fabulous! the color is perfectly autumnal!

Martha said...

I love fall, too. When I lived in TX, My mom used to send apple cider donuts to me in from CT. Now I live so near an orchard that makes them YEAR ROUND! Love the pants!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Apple, picking, what a perfect fall activity! And I lovvvvve those yellow pants so much!

ShoesForDessert said...

I wish I could wear this outfit right now!! I absoultely love it especially the yellow pants and how you mixed all these colors together. I love pumpkin picking!

Becca [Free Honey] said...

Julie, I'm loving your sassy yellow cords. They're screaming fall to me. It's funny that your weekend plans included apple picking. I was just saying today that I wanted to find a farm and get in the fall spirit. Who am I kidding, I'm most excited for the apple crisp to be made afterwards.

Diya said...

mmm that donut looks SO delicious!! your outfit is so perfect for fall that it makes me anxious for cooler temperatures to arrive here in austin. We don't really have a fall... it's still freaking 90 degrees here!

Anyway...wish you were up at NYC too! I would have loved to talk to you in person.

sarahtp said...

There is nothing better than a plaid shirt in a pumpkin patch. You had a much better weekend than me! It was rainy up here in Ontario, and I was stuck inside doing photoshop tutorials—ugh!

Outofseasonface said...

If anyone can pull of those pants, its you! You look great! I've actually never been apple picking, nor have I had cider donuts, but it looks delicious!

Nadia Kamballa said...

Pretty outfit.. I love that plaid shirt..

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Rūta said...

Beautiful outfit and amazing colors! i love that deep shade of yellow for autumn too- it's a very bright, but still autumn-like color.

iamasongbird.com said...

Awesome look for fall! You pictures have me researching area pumpkin farms and apple orchards

Dora Berry said...

:-D I was born in Ipswich, MA and Russell Orchards is one of those places they take you in pre-school. Fun! Ipswich is such a cool old town, we lived in one of those houses with a plaque of the estimated date it was built. Ours - 1690-1700! It was old, old, old! But I have fond memories. Thanks for sharing and I love that flannel shirt, you have me pining for one of my own!

lookthroughmyspecs said...

Words can't describe how much I miss Fall in New England. I was born in Maine and moved to Vermont when I was 10. Now I am stuck in Pittsburgh for school but really just want to drive through bright orange mountains and bite into a perfectly crisp, right from the tree apple.

Love your flannel!

Mara said...

I'm sad to admit that I've never had a cider doughnut but it sounds and looks amazing! I'll have to find one in LA. I love how you paired the plaid with yellow pants!

Tiffany said...

Freaking love the yellow pants, oh and apple doughnuts!

Raji said...

Aww it sounds like you had soo much fun!
And how yumm must those cider doughnuts be, mm
Your jeans are fantastic!

valeriew said...

Nice pics! I love those yellow jeans!

Amanda said...

That shirt is amazing! And on a side note my boyfriend and I are actually building a house in the middle of an old apple orchard, so I cannot wait to start making fresh cider doughnuts, and hot apple cider!

sartoriography said...

Ah, love this outfit, especially with the shoes! You're right, it's perfect for fall.

Your orchard trip with Chris looks wonderful. I want to go! Alas, not many orchards in Chicago.

Hope the nearness of your admissions traveling isn't getting you down too much. Good luck when the trips start!

kelly ann said...

i LOVE the yellow with the plaid, it's kind of perfect.

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