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In the Mood for Fall

It’s definitely starting to feel like the beginning of fall here in Portland. Mornings have gotten chillier, leaves are starting to turn color and everything just has that crisp feeling in the air. Putting together this fall mood board has me so excited for the upcoming season. I’m ready to finish swapping out summer clothes for my fall capsule wardrobe, sew up some autumn products for the shop, and plan out my fall bucket list.

I especially can’t wait for cozy knits and pretty plaids — be sure to expect lots of those heading to the shop soon!


Photo sources: top left from Hello Fashion, bottom right from Southern Curls & Pearls.

What’s inspiring you this fall?

Currently: Making, Wearing, Eating, Reading

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Happy Sunday! I could not be more grateful for a three-day weekend right now. Today was jam-packed with family things so finding some time to sneak away and blog was exactly what I needed. Here’s a peek at what I’ve been up to lately:

Making…Hawaii-inspired hand-embroidered clutches. While fall is certainly one of my (if not my most) favorite seasons, we still have a few more weeks left of official summertime. What better way to keep the summer vibes alive than with a bright pineapple or lush monstera leaves by your side? These cute clutches will be available in the shop soon!

Wearing…this gorgeous peplum top from the Cupcakes and Cashmere line for Nordstrom. I bought it this summer to take with me to Hawaii and wear to the office. I’m really excited to transition this top into fall as well. I see an olive skirt and brown ankle boot combo in its future!

Eating…sliced apples topped with almond butter and coconut flakes. I discovered this yummy snack while completing my first Whole30 back in May. I’m trying to get back into that mode of clean eating so I made this as a post-workout snack today. So simple and delicious!

Reading…fall fashion magazines and the sequel to Me Before You. I don’t subscribe to any magazines anymore, which is crazy because I read at least four cover to cover every month. Now, I only pick up fashion magazines once or twice a year and have also started to hunt down Belong Magazine in Barnes & Noble when it’s released each quarter. I couldn’t resist picking up the September issues of Vogue and Porter to do some inspiration gathering.

Just a reminder that I’m participating in the Blog-tember Challenge this month! If you’re looking for a kick in the pants to get back into your blogging routine, it’s not too late to join in on the fun!

Summer Favorites

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It’s hard to beat a summer where I was lucky enough to travel to Hawaii not just once, but twice. Although there were many lovely things that happened this summer outside of those trips, Hawaii definitely tops the list.

Some of my absolute favorite things about this summer included:

  • Snorkeling at Honolua Bay in Maui with tons of turtles and even two octopuses!
  • Finding a new favorite snorkeling spot at Makena Beach (can you tell I love snorkeling?).
  • Celebrating Eric’s 23rd birthday in Maui and taking him to his first luau.
  • Visiting old and new favorite beaches.
  • All the boogie boarding — so fun!
  • Eating fresh pineapple and mango for breakfast.
  • Stumbling across the cutest coffee shop in Paia after biking down from the top of Haleakala, the volcano that formed Maui.

This summer was such a season of hustling in both work and life. While launching my Etsy shop was definitely a highlight of the summer, I’m so incredibly grateful for these two vacations that allowed me to hit pause and make lasting memories with the people I love most. In addition, I came back from Hawaii feeling both refreshed and inspired to create more.

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