Wednesday, October 7, 2015

These apples

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I've really loved taking photos in orchards this year. Whenever I've gone fruit-picking, it's been such a serene (and delicious) experience. I think I'm the kind of person who needs to be surrounded by nature on the regular. I've never liked camping or have considered myself to be particularly outdoorsy, but going to places like these makes me feel really happy. My best friend Wayne and I decided to check out The Apple Farm last week, and it was a particularly good choice: we had a gorgeous fall day (the sky cleared up even more after I took these photos), they have a huge variety of different kinds of apples to pick, and they just happen to make the best donuts I have ever tasted in my life. All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon.

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modcloth apple purse
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voodoo vixen keira dress

I knew I wanted to wear this sweet Keira dress from Voodoo Vixen for our excursion. It has both apples and strawberries on it, which means it could be worn throughout the seasons, but I think it's a great piece for early autumn. The color combination is so unique, and I got tons of compliments on it throughout the day (and into the evening, when I just changed my shoes and headed out to a work party). I normally dislike side zippers, but this one is much more accommodating than most, and I didn't have to worry about the buttons gaping in the front (which is a common problem I run into with most dresses of this style). I found this dress to fairly run true to size for the most part; Voodoo Vixen tends to run a little big in the waist for me, but luckily, the addition of a belt solves that small issue. (This dress does come with its own fabric belt, but I opted to swap it out for a different one from my own collection for these photos.) I also decided to finally take my novelty apple purse out for a spin!

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Outfit Details
Keira Dress: c/o Voodoo Vixen
Cropped cardigan: ModCloth
Apple purse: available here
Belt: from another dress
Pin: gift from Midge
Boater hat: similar
Shoes: similar

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I know it might sound silly, but I think it's important (at least, for me) to make time to do things like this. It becomes really easy to say you're too busy or have to take care of other obligations first... but I've found that this kind of thing actually recharges me and makes me want to tackle other things afterwards – and it puts me in a much better mood! Fall activities are my favorite, by far. Next up: going to a pumpkin patch! What's on your autumnal to-do list this year? 

Have a great Wednesday!

PS: the winner of my CHEAP CHIC giveaway has been chosen! Congratulations, Lisa! Thanks so much to everyone who entered (and don't be discouraged if you didn't win – I have something very exciting coming up very soon, so stay tuned). <3 


  1. Very cute outfit! Side zippers are one of my top hates in a dress. I normally don't do any fall activities.. but I think I might attempt this year for a change!

  2. That is JUST adorable! I truly love it!!!! Those apples on the trees look mega tasty too!x
    P.S. Did the Erstwilder winner get announced, I keep hoping, hoping!! Unlikely, but you never know!! x

  3. I've never seen this fabric before, it's gorgeous!

  4. This whole outfit is just perfect! I love that dress (Strawberries, too? I need it!) and it fits you so well! And I agree; it's important to get out and do fun things like this even if you think you're too busy! Currently I keep reminding myself how fun it is to take walks in the harbor near our house (we live close to an inlet, and there are all sorts of cute stores down in the harbor, and restaurants, and a few parks, and it's the perfect place to spend an evening!) just to get out and be active! When it's not raining, that is.

    1. Oh, I was going to ask: do the buttons actually unbutton, or are they sewn on just for looks? I've been searching for some dresses that actually unbutton so I can nurse in them, but most retro dresses just have buttons for show now.

    2. They do actually unbutton -- hooray!!

  5. Squeal!!! That print is cheer personified in a fabric. What a fun, sweet, awesome frock!

    ♥ Jessica

  6. You look amazing, and that outfit is complete perfection. <3 I love spending time going fruit-picking or just going for walks in the countryside; I always come away much happier and relaxed. xx

  7. Holy crap is this outfit perfect or what? You couldn't have worn a more appropriate dress to an apple orchard! The matching bag is just the icing on the cake. So cute!

    Jamie |


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