To Make / Seasonal Fall Flatbreads

 
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     Good morning! I'm back with a yummy seasonal flatbread for you all today! Sweet potatoes, bacon, spinach, and asiago/parm cheese are all you need to put together this simple meal. Get the how-to below!

Ingredients:

- 1 garlic naan flatbread

- cooked bacon

- cooked sweet potato

- fresh spinach

- shredded parmesan + asiago

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400, and assemble your flatbread with as much or as little toppings as you'd like! (Bailey likes a lot of cheese, just like her mama.)

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2. Bake for 10 minutes, until crust is just crispy enough and cheese has melted.

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3. Slice up and serve warm. Enjoy!

To Explore / Peach Tree Farms

 
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     Hi there! Just wanted to share a few photos from our visit to the pumpkin patch! Ironically, we didn't get any photos with the pumpkins - we were too busy enjoying all of the other activities that Peach Tree Farms offers!

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      They have sunflower patches all over the farm, and this was as close as I could get, as the bees were thoroughly covering the flowers. They also had a new feature this year: a "corn crib" for kids to play in! It's a giant crib filled with dried corn, like a sandbox or ball pit but with corn. It was Bailey's favorite part, as you can probably tell! 

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      More pretty flowers! The ones on the left were swarmed with butterflies, so much so that I couldn't help but think they plant them specifically for the butterflies! 

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      Brett's going to kill me for this picture, but Bailey looks so glorious with the sunlight shining on her! It looks like she's on a mission, which she probably was (she adamantly insisted on getting popcorn and pumpkins after this)! And yes, she's covered in dirt. Apparently the children's corn maze was a little muddy and poor girl took a tumble inside while trying to run around! 

      Thanks for reading, and have a fun Thursday! We will be moving all weekend to a new house, so it may be a little quiet in this space next week. However, regularly scheduled content will follow the week after, so be on the look out for more fall goodness!

To Make / Salted Honey Apple Gouda Toast

 
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      Good morning! I have a delicious recipe for you all today, and it's perfect for the season: apple gouda toast (adapted from Half Baked Harvest, I just can't get enough of her recipes)! Topped with sea salt, honey, and rosemary, these toasts hit all of the flavors and are amazing for an easy fall lunch. Get the recipe below! 

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Ingredients:

- 2 slices of your choice of bread (I used my favorite sprouted version from Food For Life!)

- 2 pats of butter

- 2 slices of gouda

- half an apple, cut into slices

- raw honey

- sea salt

- rosemary

Directions:

1. Place a pat of butter on each of your bread slices, then layer on the cheese and apples.

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2. Set your oven to the broiler, and place your toasts on a baking sheet. Broil for 1-2 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

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3. Drizzle your honey on the toasts, then sprinkle your salt and rosemary on top. Eat as is, or mush the two toasts together for a tasty sandwich! Enjoy!

To Style / Fall Capsule Wardrobe

 
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     Good morning! Today, I wanted to share my fall/winter capsule wardrobe with you all. I've finished up my shopping til spring, so this list is it! Check it out below!

Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe:

- 9 tops / a white t, a grey t, a baseball t, my trusty striped top, a mustard blouse (pictured above), a white blouse, a gingham blouse, a chambray blouse, and my vintage graphic baseball t that was my dad's in his youth

- 4 sweaters / a classic camel cardigan, a beige pullover, a grey pullover (also snagged from my dad's closet many years ago), and my new turtleneck (pictured above!)

- 4 dresses / my favorite mini floral wrap dress, a rust shift, a flowy cream midi dress, and a black floral maxi dress (perfect for a fall wedding we are attending)

- 3 skirts / my trusty denim skirt, a vintage suede midi, and a new plaid mini from Target (also pictured above)

- 5 bottoms / white overalls, a pair of light wash jeans (lastly, pictured above!), a pair of medium wash jeans (both vintage, the only way I shop for jeans currently), black culottes, and my already-worn-a-bajillion-times pink trousers

- 4 jackets + coats / an olive bomber, a denim jacket, and two coats (a pink suede trench and a cozy red buffalo plaid wool overcoat)

- 7 pairs of shoes* / one pair of ankle boots, mules, pink heels, vintage brown heels, flat black slides, nude lace up flats, and vintage black flat prairie boots

- 3 bags / a brown work satchel, my black ring handle bag, and my vintage white mini Berkin.

*I have a pair of hiking sneakers (and obviously exercise clothes + PJ's) but I don't wear them any other time than when hiking or exercising, so I don't count them here. 

     All in all, a total of 39 items! I usually aim for anywhere between 35-40 items, so I'm set.  If you would like some help creating your own capsule wardrobe, head to my Contact page and shoot me an email! Thanks for reading, and have a fun Tuesday!

To Love / Welcoming Fall with Bailey

 
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      Good morning! Tomorrow is the first day of fall, and thought temps are supposed to be in the 90's, I'm going to ignore that and bake pumpkin cookies (recipe coming in October), decorate the house with our fall things, and do a fall craft with Bailey. The leaves are dropping like flies around here, and that's enough for me to say bye to summer!  

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        Now, one of the fun things about parenting is that you get to make a big deal out of stuff like the seasons changing! It's to get kids excited about a new season, and to also teach them something about the way our Earth works, which I think you're never to young to be aware of. That being said, I've rounded up a list of fun fall activities for everyone in the family, most of which I plan on trying to do this season with my own family. Check it out below!

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Fall To-Do (Bailey Included!):

- Do a few fall crafts / My favorite ones are this fox puppet, these pumpkin apple stamps, and any of these nature projects (fall is the perfect time for foraging outdoors!)

- Go apple picking / There is an orchard near Columbia that lets you pick 'em yourself, and we plan to finally go this year! I've never been apple picking, and neither has Bailey, so this is the fall activity I'm most looking forward to!

- Bake all of the pumpkin treats / As I mentioned, I'm making pumpkin cookies for the blog (and our pumpkin loving tummies) this weekend, but we've already made these brownies, and ya they were as good as they look!

Explore new trails / Fall is my favorite time for hiking (hello pretty trees everywhere), and though I've lived here for 6 years, I still haven't trekked all of the ones in and around Columbia. I plan to chip away at the list this season! (Bonus: Bailey has endless energy and is an excellent hiking companion)

Visit Rocheport / Rocheport, MO is the closest thing we have to a wine country around here. We like to do an outing each fall, starting at our favorite pumpkin patch with a corn maze and tepees, and ending with a picnic on the bluffs of Les Bourgeois winery.  

Thanks for reading, and have a fun Thursday!

 

 

To Style / Bailey's Fall Wardrobe

 
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     Hi there! Just wanted to share the items I consider essentials to a toddler fall/winter wardrobe. They're mostly the same as adults but much cuter, as always! See below for more!

Bailey's Cold-Weather Essentials:

- A denim jacket / goes with everything and the warmth from the denim goes a long way

- joggers (also known as sweatpants) / these are perfect for little ones because they are just as comfy as leggings, but are cozier for their little legs

- boots of some kind / this year it happened to be star patterned motorcycle boots (she picked them herself) :)

- a "fall-ish" blouse / I typically get her one nice shirt, as even toddlers get to dress up sometimes

- the coziest sweater you can find / no reason why adults are the only ones who get to enjoy #sweaterweather

 

     Thanks for reading, and we'll see you back here on Monday for one of my favorite #MomStyle's yet!

To Make / Homemade Tomato Soup

 
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      Hi there! A couple of weeks ago, my neighbor brought over some surplus tomatoes, and I immediately wanted to make tomato soup. I adapted Half Baked Harvest's recipe, and am sharing it with you all today! Get the how-to below!

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Ingredients:

- 3 ripe tomatoes

- half an onion

- 1 cup of milk

- 3 tbs. of pesto

- 3 tbs. of olive oil

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Directions:

1. Preheat your oven to 425, and roast your tomatoes and onion drizzled in your olive oil for 20-30 minutes.

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2. Once roasted, place your tomatoes and onion in a blender and add your milk. Blend until smooth.

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3. Pour your blended soup into a large pot, and heat over medium high until bubbling slightly, then add in your pesto, and heat until warm.

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4. Whip up a grilled cheese, and serve with your soup. Enjoy!

To Style / Fall Accessories

 
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      Hi there! Just wanted to share my top 4 fall accessories today! These are items that I consider essential to keep around for fall, but also into winter and then spring. On that note, lets get started!

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1. A tan or brown bag of some kind. / The warm color of this tote (purchased in store, but not available online yet - here's a similar option!) complements so many autumnal colors! I purchased this one for work, but it's just as cute with a casual outfit.

2. A felt or wool wide brimmed hat. / I talked a lot about this hat last year (available on clearance!), and it's never let me down. A wide brimmed hat is perfect for making any outfit feel more "fall"! 

3. Ankle boots. / A neutral pair of ankle boots (mine are from here, only available in grey) will carry your fall outfits throughout the season. They can be dressy or casual, and can be worn with anything from tights to jeans!

4. A neck scarf / Surprisingly, and cute neck kerchief has stayed on trend from last year to this year. It remains a wild card, and adds a touch of whimsy to any outfit! 

     Thanks for reading, and have a fun Monday!

To Style / Keeping for Fall

 

Good morning! Just wanted to share my summer items that are still wearable in the fall! Let's get started: 

1. Mini dresses / these look so cute with a cardigan and ankle boots! 

2. Cross body bags / these work anytime of year, but pair very nicely with jeans, a cute long sleeve blouse, and flats for a casual but cute outfit. 

3. Mules / the shoe that keeps on giving! I'm wearing these until the cold is unbearable, and no one can convince me otherwise! 

4. Lightweight Knits / fall means layering, and I can't think of anything better to start with than a pink ribbed knit top. 

For #MomStyle / Ready for Fall

 

     Good morning and happy eclipse day! While I'm going to be enjoying the totality in Columbia, business as usual is continuing here. I have a new #momstyle to share with you today, and it's all about going into fall with style! I'm just ready for fall, as I always am at the end of summer, and nothing would make me happier than a crisp breeze and a hot coffee in my hands. That being said, I still have to dress for warmer temps until the end of September, so I always like to find ways to sneak fall in early. Today, it's with a pumpkin colored dress!

      This dress is so flowy and breezy, but in my favorite autumnal shade. Next to this evergreen wall, it really gives off the fall vibes!

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      I would also like to point out that a sleeveless dress is one of my favorite transitional pieces for fall. It gives you the option to bare your arms if it's hot, or sheath them in a light layer for when the days get chilly enough for a cardigan. 

       I decided to pair the dress with neutral flats and my trusty cross body bag. They're the perfect accents to the coloring of the dress!

       These shoes will always have my heart!

      And last but not least, my "please hurry up, fall" look. LOL

      Thanks for reading, and everyone have a fun Monday!

For an Adventure / To the Lake!

 

     Good morning! As I mentioned on Saturday, my little family and I packed up the car and headed to the lake house for a peaceful evening. It was gorgeous and still, and was just what we needed. The leaves were still on the trees for the most part, and it is finally cold outside in the mornings and evenings, which just made it ideal for a fall getaway. The fog, pictured above, was so intense in the morning that you couldn't even see the actual lake, just a small part of our cove. It was really a sight to see (or not see, depending on how you look at it).

       I never travel without a book, especially when it comes to the lake house. I'm currently reading A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, and it's the perfect book to fly through when you actually have the time.

     It was so chilly out that I packed my slipper boots to tromp along in for the weekend. They are shearling-lined moccasin booties, and they are a lifesaver for enjoying time outdoors when it's 50 degrees or below.

     I also brought out my vintage red flannel coat that I snagged from my older sisters castoffs recently, and realized that it almost exactly matches Bailey's red poncho! Yay for one more thing we can match in!

      Getting used to the early sunsets has been a little rough, but with a view like this, I don't mind losing the daylight. Also, the supermoon (which is full tonight, make sure to check it out!) was starting to really glow, and that is a-o.k. with me!

     Last, but not least, we were basically obligated to do a fire in the fire pit, now that it's actually appropriately cold outside. Bailey resisted sitting and watching it for awhile, but once she finally gave in, the mesmerizing flames put her to sleep for the night!

     Thanks for reading, and have a fun Monday!

To Make Sachets

 

     Good morning! Today, we have a super easy DIY for the holiday season. Sachets are such a simple way to bring some wonderful, natural scents into your home. They also happen to make great gifts, being inexpensive to make and typically a crowd-pleaser. Get the how-to below!

Materials: yields one sachet

- rosemary

- thyme

- cinnamon sticks

- essential oil (any you like!)

- small canvas or burlap pouch (you can find these at most craft stores)

Directions:

1. Pour enough thyme + rosemary into your pouch to fill it about half way, then add in your cinnamon sticks and a dash of essential oil (I used lavender).

2. Simply cinch and tie the drawstring shut, and enjoy!

For Pinning / October

 

     Hi there! October was such an inspirational month, and with the help of Pinterest, I've been slowly defining the lifestyle and aesthetic I want. I think that's a general part of being an adult, figuring out how you want to live your life and all of that, but when you are a creative that's in love with everything you see, it can be hard to pin down what you actually love and what you just like. Pinterest makes this so much easier. For example: I keep two types of Style boards, one The Look of It and the other Personal Style Inspo, and both help me separate my sartorial inspirations. The Look of It consists of outfits and styling that I like but wouldn't actually wear or wouldn't fit in with my personal style. Personal Style Inspo is where I keep any outfit ideas that I want to replicate and actually wear. See? I need the distinction, otherwise all of my ideas get befuddled and I don't actually know what I want! Now that I've over-explained myself, onto my favorite finds on Pinterest this month! Above, is a super cool flatlay that is basically styling goals. I've really been working on my styling this month, with both products and food, so Pinterest is essential for staying inspired.

     I'm also planning on hosting a Friendsgiving for the first time this year! While I've been toying with the menu for awhile, the decor is also on my mind. This outdoor setup is gorgeous, even if it will be too cold to actually have our gathering outside.

     Urban Outfitters always has awesome decor. I plan on DIY-ing something similar for our living room soon!

     I've been in love with warm clothing lately, even though it hasn't gotten too chilly yet. I'm not one to wear sweat pants out of the house, but I would probably make an exception for this comfy-cute outfit.

     That menu for our Friendsgiving I mentioned? Ya, it most definitely will include this amazing fall salad.

      Last but not least, this wonderfully autumn chair. I have no opinion on the cat, but the velvet texture and pumpkin color of the chair is good enough to keep year round.

     All of these Pins, and their links, can be found here! Check out my Pinterest boards for even more Fall inspo, and get Pinning yourself. Thanks for reading, have a fun Monday! 

For an Adventure

 

     Hi there! A few weeks ago, Brett and I took Bailey to Mizzou's South Research Farm for a little fall festival they were hosting. It was a perfectly overcast and cool day, and Bailey loved running around looking at cows, sunflower fields, fire trucks (random, I know), and a huge bubble machine. They had a wine tasting for the adults, courtesy of our local vineyards, and corn mazes galore. Bailey took her first hayride up to a barn to see more animals, and she definitely was curious as to what the tractors were. See below for more pics!

     At one point, Bailey just plopped down in a pile of gravel, refusing to walk any further for a moment. I took the opportunity to snap a picture of our shoes, since we were both wearing black boots and she wasn't moving her legs for once.

     Columbia is surrounded by a few vineyards, and they brought out their wine for a small tasting at the farm. I tried a new red from Les Bourgeois and it was quite tasty!

      Like I said, Bailey really enjoyed getting to run in open fields. We just walked along behind her, making sure she didn't run into anyone. She definitely tumbled a couple of times, but that never really phases her.

     They had some local food trucks there as well. We had some delicious pulled pork sandwiches and they hit the spot after running around all afternoon.

     Thanks for reading, and have a great Monday!

To Have a Reading

 

     Hi there! Since it's October, I thought it'd be fun to share a little bit about my Tarot cards, in keeping with the mystical and spooky mood everyone's in this time of year. I have a deck of Wild Unknown Tarot cards (which are no longer available), and they are some of the prettiest ones I've ever seen! They are beautifully illustrated, and honestly, that's what drew me to them, more than their actual purpose. Some people think Tarot cards are creepy, or weird, but I mostly just think it's fun. Anything that "tells your future", like horoscopes and Tarot cards, is hard for me to take seriously, but I do like to see if the cards or stars line up with what I'm feeling and is going on in my life, which a lot of the time, they do. I take the things they say as suggestions or warnings, like when my horoscope says that I need to check my opinions and try not to be too confrontational this month, and then move on. Now, for a little Tarot!

     A Tarot deck typically consists of 78 cards, which includes 4 suits, the Pentacles, Cups, Swords, and Wands (each with a Queen, King, Knight, and Jack, or in the Wild Unknown's case, a Mother, Father, Daughter, and Son), also known as the Minor Arcana. Each deck also has a 21 card trump suit (which are all cards that mean more than or "trump" the other suits), also known as the Major Arcana, and a Fool card. I really only do self-reads, so I do a three card draw. All you do is shuffle the cards, then draw three and turn them face-up. Each tarot card can mean a lot of things, and even if they are upside down when you turn them over, they still mean something different than if they were right side up.

     This three card draw is very fitting of my personality, and where I'm at in my life, with the exception of the Five of Cups. The Mother of Pentacles is one of the most motherly cards in the deck, representing all things practical, motherly, and down-to-earth, which are all words some have used to describe me. The Five of Cups represents a loss or disappointment, which I haven't really experienced lately, or at least don't carry with me, typically because I move on quickly from things like that. However, the Five of Cups also has a positive purpose, in that it shows the subject that they can view this disappointment or loss as a cup half-full or half-empty situation. I usually do the former in those situations, so I guess that's the most relative aspect of this card for me. Lastly, the Daughter of Cups represents a new creative venture, and refreshing inspiration, which I must say has hit me pretty strongly recently. I'm starting to get in a good flow with my creative endeavors, and am achieving more than I expected. I've found my stride, as far as what I find inspiring and how I want to shape my life, and it's showing in my aesthetics. As I've said before, Tarot cards hold many meanings, and it's important not to invest your whole beliefs into intangible things, such as horoscopes and Tarot cards. It's just fun to glimpse into what may be ahead, and to try and get some understanding of yourself. Thanks for reading, and have a great day!

To Welcome Fall!

 

     Hi there! Seeing as it's the first day of fall, I thought it appropriate to share some of the designs I've conjured up for my fall/winter collection with Vida! I haven't scanned them in yet, so the finished pieces aren't live on their site, but they will be next month, so get excited!

     First off, I wanted to share the tools I used to create my prints + patterns. My parents got me this watercolor set for my birthday (Bailey destroyed my previous set), and it's amazing! The pigments are beautiful, and I love having a second water tube brush. The set comes with a little mixing tray, and sponges for dabbing your brush dry, both of which are essential features. I also used my other brush pen, but filled with ink instead of water. Ink gave my fox print a much more saturated and even color than watercolors or pen would have. My last tool is a trusty Sharpie, useful in so many ways, but especially for dark lines like in my compass print. Now, onto the art!

      When thinking of what I wanted to create for this new season, I thought first of the colors I associate with fall + winter. I thought of burgundy, mustard, olive, rust, + plum. Then, I thought of what I love about clothes for the cooler season, and what prints I like to see on items, and went from there! Vida recently added totes as an option for our designs, and I jumped right on that. The compass print above, and the fox print below are meant for a tote design, which is why they're black and white. Obviously, you can have colored bags, I just know that simple black and white designs are the most neutral for graphics, and ultimately will be worn more because they go with more things. I intend to use the plum floral pattern on a silk blouse, which I think will turn out gorgeous!

     The fox is my favorite graphic, but I'm partial to all things fox, so this probably isn't shocking. This time of year is the easiest to incorporate them into everything, since for some reason they are associated with fall. I will probably end up ordering this tote when it's available, or asking for it for Christmas! I don't typically buy my own designs, but I don't think I'll be able to resist. Thanks for reading, and watch this space for the new designs when they are available next month!

For A Fall Capsule Wardrobe: Mom Style

 

      Hi there! Today is the Mom edition of Bailey + I's fall capsule wardrobes. My capsule wardrobe is made of less utilitarian items than Bailey's, mostly because I'm old enough to want specific things and have a specific style. Also, I don't destroy my clothes, therefore I can have one long sleeved T, opposed to Bailey's three, and get by just fine. Some of my items are just for visual interest, whereas Bailey's serve multiple purposes other than visual interest alone. Once again, I'll list all items in my wardrobe (other than the obvious PJ's and undergarments) that make up my Cold-Weather Capsule Wardrobe. I've only photographed the four main items, just as with Bailey's post. It just feels unnecessary to share photos of my basic t-shirts and jeans! You all know what those look like without the visual. Let's get started! 

     I've been pretty vocal about my love for my new shoes, and it should come as no surprise that they are one of my favorite items for all seasons. They weirdly go with everything, and have served me well thus far! Thanks again Mom + Dad! My bomber jacket is another obvious pick, its satiny finish giving basic outfits a fun kick, as demonstrated in my latest #momstyle post.

     I also love a good mustard color in the fall, although I didn't used to. I had always kind of shied away from yellow, since I'm blonde, but given the right shade, the whole look isn't too monochrome. Although, I still can't do beige, because that's just too much beige altogether! Another fall pick is a denim skirt I recently thrifted. The denim skirt trend is still going strong, and I love the throwback to my childhood days. Given an appropriate hem length, they can be classy and not like the frayed Hollister ones of our junior high days. I still cringe thinking of those microscopic skirts, and I'm sure parents everywhere do as well. Now, onto the list!

Mom Style Cold-Weather Capsule Wardrobe:

Dresses:

- 1 classic black

- 2 colorful dresses (mine are navy and rust colored, respectively)

- 1 white flowy dress

- 1 shirt-dress

Tops:

- 3 fun tops (i.e. brightly colored, patterned, or interesting cut)

- 2 basic short-sleeve T's

- 1 or 2 basic long-sleeve T's

- 2 button-ups (1 white + 1 chambray)

- 3 sweater (2 pullovers + 1 cardigan)

Outerwear:

- 2 jackets (1 bomber + 1 leather)

- 1 coat (mine is a blush suede trench coat)

Bottoms:

- 2 pairs of jeans (1 skinny + 1 crop-flare)

- 1 pair of black culottes

- 1 pair of overalls (mine are white, but a classic denim or black work too!)

- 2 skirts (1 denim + 1 midi)

Accessories:

- 3 bags (1 black tote + 1 shoulder bag + 1 casual tote)

- 1 pair of shades

- a few pieces of jewelry

- 2 scarves (1 bandana + 1 warm)

Shoes:

- 2 pairs of heels (1 low-heel pump + 1 mule)

- 2 pairs of black ankle boots (1 flat + 1 heeled)

- 2 pairs of flats (1 lace-up + 1 slide)

- 2 pairs of sneakers (1 white + 1 running)

- 1 pair of snow boots

For a Fall Capsule Wardrobe (Bailey Edition!)

 

     Hi there! Now that fall is upon us, I wanted to share what Bailey and I are going to be rocking this season. I haven't ever made Bailey a capsule wardrobe until now, and I think it's one of my best ideas yet. Just as they do for adults, capsule wardrobes also eliminate wastefulness and far too many choices for toddlers. Not that Bailey's making that many sartorial decisions (yet), I only realized that I don't dress her in about 1/3 of the clothes she has. I'm the primary baby dresser, so it's my fault that we were overstocked in her closet, but I'm just as selective for her outfits as I am for my own. I'm not trying to mold her style before she knows what that style is herself, I just don't want to impart bad shopping habits and wastefulness with clothes she doesn't need. I don't think it's ever to early to start teaching those lessons. Toddlers especially have no reason for excess clothing. Yes, they get messy and have accidents, but I have a washing machine. It's worth it to me to do the extra laundry and not have an overflowing closet of choices that aren't necessary. Now, rant over, and onto what Bailey's Fall/Winter wardrobe looks like!

     I decided to only photograph the four main pieces of her closet, but I will list everything that makes up a Toddler Cold-Weather Capsule Wardrobe below! Featured here though, are her essential warm boots, a neutral utilitarian jacket, an adorable folk-style sweater, and the coolest pair of "suede" yellow leggings.

      All of these items, along with most clothes shopping we do for Bailey any time of the year, are second-hand from a local children's consignment store. I've never seen the point in buying all brand new clothes for a child when they grow out of them in a year or so. A few new things here and there are totally fine, but since children grow out of their clothes so fast, a lot of them have very little damage and are perfectly fine to pass along to other kids. Not buying and selling from children's consignment stores just feels like even more waste. Put those mint condition baby clothes to good use! Anywho, I wanted to stick to a mostly neutral color palette with pops of warm fall colors like olive, red, mustard, + plum. Having a color story for your clothes makes it way easier to mix and match, which is a big to-do for kids outfits. They can pull off pretty much anything, so that makes it more fun to dress them too. Bailey's fall wardrobe is made up of a lot of basics, with a few seasonal essentials, and a couple of fun things just because. Check out the full list below!

Toddler Cold-Weather Capsule Wardrobe:

Bottoms:

- 3 Pairs of Jeans

- 4 Pairs of Leggings

- 2 Pairs of Pants (i.e. joggers or trousers)

- 2 Skirts

 

Tops:

- 4 Long-Sleeve T's

- 3 Short-Sleeve T's

- 3 Blouses

- 2 Tank Tops for Layering

- 4 Sweaters (2 pullovers + 2 cardigans)

Outerwear:

- 1 Casual Jacket

- 2 Hoodies

- 1 Winter Coat

Dresses:

- 2 Casual

- 1 Dressy

Extras:

- 4 Pairs of Socks

- 1 Pair of Tights

- Hat/Scarf/Gloves

- 1 Backpack

Shoes:

- 2 Pairs of Boots (one casual + one cold-weather)

- 1 Pair of Sneakers

- 1 Pair of Dressy Shoes

To Make a Bucket List

 

     Hi guys! I've been itching to put together a Fall Bucket List since about July, when it was so hot and humid you could hardly be outside at all. In the past week or so though, a cool breeze has set in around these parts and I figured it's time to make my list! I really want to try to do all of these things this season, before it gets too chilly to do much. Check out the list below!

Fall Bucket List - 2016:

1. Go Apple Picking - I've been searching for an orchard near Columbia where you can pick your own, but it's been weirdly hard to track one down.

2. Craft with Leaves - Fall leaves are so pretty! I think it's time we start using the fallen ones for something pretty.

3. Tailgate - My best friend Cat's family has one every year for a Mizzou game, and I think Bailey will love it.

4. Make Pumpkin Biscuits - I'm tempted to whip up apple butter to spread on them too. We shall see!

5. Go Leaf-Gazing in the Kayak - Brett's mom has a kayak that we were loving all summer at the Lake of the Ozarks, and once those leaves turn in the coves, it'll be time to do some exploring.

6. Go to the Hartsburg Pumpkin Fest - It's probably one of the biggest pumpkin festivals in Missouri, and I'm sure Bailey would be amazed.

     That's all! I'll report back at the start of winter with how many of these I got to check off my list. Have a great day!