Fall Fun: realizing I’ve been terrible at blogging

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a very long time since I posted anything here, and after recently receiving several compliments on my blog, followed by complaints that it hasn’t been updated, I’ve decided to make a huge post about recent autumnal excursions!

A couple weeks ago, the boyfriend and I went pumpkin (and fancy gourd) picking at Norz Hill Farm, which is right by my house! We had so much fun taking a hayride to see all of the farm’s animals and picking our own pumpkins straight from the vine!

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We also did the corn maze, which was very complicated, but Jack proved himself a worthy navigator by getting us (and the dads with three small children) out!

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I wore a salmon J. Crew sweater, Victoria’s Secret Leggings with a stripe on the side, Jack Rogers flats, and my Barbour jacket, which I got last January in Scotland!

We also picked up tons of fall goodies to enjoy: apple cider, pecan pie, preserves for my mom and grandma, and of course our tiny pumpkins and fancy gourds!

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As if all that wasn’t enough for me, I also went pumpkin picking with my DZ sisters! We never actually pick any pumpkins; it’s just a really good excuse to take super cute pictures. My little and I were lucky enough to expand our family recently, so we took lots of pictures with our littlest, Marissa!

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And here is one of my pledge sisters, KC!

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Fall is one of my favorite times of the year!

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Date Night

Last nightΒ I went out to dinner with my boyfriend!

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I wore a simple coral dress from American Eagle and dressed it up with my Jack Rogers wedges and some accessories.

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My necklace is from Forever 21, but it reminds me of the Lilly Pulitzer Goodie Goodie Necklace. It was a lot cheaper, and it doesn’t have the pink and green accents like the Lilly one does, so it goes with more outfits.

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I got this bag last year as a free gift from Lilly Pulitzer. it was supposed to be a different color, but they ran out of the original print and sent me this gold one instead (it perfectly matched a dress I ordered for a wedding!). I love it so much because it matches everything!

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I always lug around a huge tote, but when I go to dinner I like to have a smaller bag with just the essentials: YSL Lipgloss, Nirvana Black roller ball, and my favorite compact.

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And heres me attempting to cutely twirl in my twirly dress… and almost falling down the hill!

Thanks to my boyfriend for a wonderful evening!

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A Day of Adventures

Yesterday was full of fun! My boyfriend and I visited the Great Swamp Greenhouses. We got a little lost on the way there, and ended up on a gravel road to nowhere. A very helpful park ranger pointed us in the right direction and we eventually found the greenhouse to accomplish our mission: getting cacti!

I picked one with pink flowers (I named her Iggy)

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And my boyfriend picked the tiniest one possible

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He just got a new phone, the Samsung Galaxy s5, and he is obsessed with its awesome camera, so he took a couple shots of me being silly in the greenhouse

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What I’m Wearing

Sunglasses: C. Wonder

Necklace: KK’s

Dress: American Eagle Outfitters

Shoes: Jack Rogers

Bag: C. Wonder (similar)

Hopefully we will be able to take care of our cacti properly. They need lots of sun and water about once a week. I wasn’t home today to see if the flowers on mine reopened, because during the night they close to save energy. I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see if they do!

Later we decided to go mini golfing with my little sister at The Golf Zone. Even though I lost (I had an early lead though!) it was a lot of fun.

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