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Eeeek! Can you believe it’s fall? I mean, technically it’s not… but in Illinois most apple orchards have been open (or just opened this weekend, like mine!) so that basically means it’s fall, right? Royce and I met a friend and her daughter and got to eat apple pie, drink fresh apple cider (sooo good!) and brought home a dozen warm, apple cinnamon donuts. It was his first time going and he loved it! Year before last I was about 9 months pregnant with him, and last year we simply didn’t make it out together! It’s not stroller-friendly in all parts of the orchard, so if you do have a little one, I recommend you bringing them when you have a helper or two to watch them if you want to go in and shop for decor and other little food items, or wait until they’re in the walking stage.
If you couldn’t tell already, fall is my favorite season by far! I love everything from the cozy knit sweaters to the fun outdoor activities that you can do with the family. Don’t even get me started with pumpkin spice lattes! Starbucks is releasing them earlier than ever this year and I have NO complaints. Aside from the good food, the fashion during this season is the best. I’m a fan of oversized everything because 1. You don’t have to worry about your body flaws showing (anyone with the mom pouch knows what I’m talking about) 2. LAYERING. I love keeping a cardigan handy so I can wear a tee when it’s warm out and then toss on the cardigan when it gets a little chillier in the evening. Everyone feels more comfortable in layers usually too! 3. The colors are my favorite! Give me all that rust orange, maroon, olive, plum, and neutrals. I personally feel like I look better in darker colors and they flow right into winter fashion!
Above are a few pieces I’ve been eyeing for fall! Hover over each image to shop it from the retailer’s site. The best part? Everything I linked is under $75! I made sure to keep everything affordable so you can update your fall wardrobe (just one thing on the bucket list below!) even on a budget. Happy shopping, friends!
Make sure to make your own bucket list for this season to keep things exciting for yourself and your family! If you’re a bit stumped, check out mine. Everyone’s list may vary depending on the holidays you celebrate, traditions you carry on, and local activities. I can’t wait to check off things on mine!