And Then It Was Fall

Somewhere over the last week it officially transitioned from summer to fall. The air got crisp, the leaves started to turn, and the temperatures lowered. On my walk out of work last Friday I remember looking down at the ground as my hunter boots treaded through the rain on the sidewalk and noticing all the pine needles and leaves on the ground.

Fall is basically my favorite season ever. All my favorite holidays take place in the fall and it's such a magical time to be raising a child. We have pumpkin carving, Halloween costumes, Thanksgiving, Christmas light viewing, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years. The list is long and amazing. To me the most magical part of these holidays is the opportunity to create special family traditions and memories. I can't wait to to experience these moments through the eyes of my daughter.

A few weeks back I called up my favorite photographer, Amanda Meg Photography. She is the only one I trust to capture my family moments and I knew that I had to get her to take our holiday card pictures. Amanda is super pregnant right now, so we fit these photos in at the beginning of September.

When putting together our outfits for previous family photos, I have always stayed with a neutral palette. I guess I thought wearing bold colors would somehow take away from the images. This time though, I really wanted to wear this dress. I got it a few weeks back from a friend who does Lularoe and I just love the cut and the colors. I built our entire looks around the colors of this one dress.

I wanted to make sure my outfit felt more "fall" than summer, so I layered my dress with tall boots and a knotted belt at the waist. I also stacked on some of my favorite jewels. The moment I ordered my Hazel Statement Necklace and Jolie Sparkle Necklace I KNEW these were the ones I would wear in my holiday cards. I love the way they layer together and create such a festive, chic, and preppy vibe. These will be getting a lot of love over the next few months as I attend holiday parties, charity balls, and more! I also layered on some of my favorite bracelets to create a fun stack on my wrist. These are all jewels I "added" to my everyday pieces of my hoop earrings, diamond initial, engraved bracelets and ring. Those are my daily pieces that I wear everywhere! And when I want to spice up my look a little more or make it extra special, these other pieces are absolutely perfect.

Stay tuned for upcoming family pictures. I'd post them now, but where is the fun in that!