Head of the Charles Regatta

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There’s nothing more perfectly fall than the Head of the Charles Regatta, did you go this weekend? We try and go every year. It’s a fun weekend in Cambridge, MA of boat racing, vendor sampling, and all around beautiful fall weather (most of the time).

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The views are kind of spectacular, huh?

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People everywhere and tons of food sampling and other fun.

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And of course vendors selling things like fried dough.

DSC_0603-001And, frankly, it’s the perfect reason to wear your fave new fall outfit. (mustard yellow polka dot for her, army jacket for me).

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We’ll see you at the Head of the Charles Regatta next year!

Couple Things…

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Cheering Daddy on during his marathon over the weekend!

Funky giant carrot from our CSA that looks like it’s sticking its tongue out at us.

Sleeping on our bed! Not usually allowed.

Snacking before gymnastics.

Have a great weekend everyone! Don’t forget you can follow me on Instagram @iamstyledbyjess.

 

Wilson Farm (free!) Spooky Hay Ride

spooky-hay-ride-8If you live in the area you’ve heard of and probably been to Wilson Farm in Lexington – a great little farm store with homegrown produce, homemade treats, gourmet goods, and so much more. In the fall they do a pretty cute spooky hay ride. We just went yesterday and our Z loved it – it’s great for kids of all ages and not really too spooky at all (but there are some funny bits for the parents!).

spooky-hay-ride-3You ride on tractors that they actually use to farm with during the day (the spooky hay ride is open specific times becauase of this) and you ride by and sometimes through (as seen above!) regular activities that they’ve made spooooooky….

spooky-hay-ride-2…like this spooky farm stand!

spooky-hay-ride-4Or this spooooky birds nest!

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Hay rides are awesome.

spooky-hay-ride-9And at the end of this free spooky hay ride they give you fall treats, how fun!

spooky-hay-ride-7We walked around the store after and found this awesome Halloween gingerbread house.

spooky-hay-ride-6And best of all – the largest candy apple we’ve ever seen. Fun afternoon!

Couple Things…

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Maxine and I shared some Boom Chick Pop.

We had roasted roots for the first time this season.

Trader Joe’s is killing it with pumpkin items this year. Have you tried the pumpkin toaster pastries (aka pop tarts!)?

It was oddly windy on Monday – someone was enjoying it though!

This week’s fall nail color: essie’s bobbing for baubles.

I reserved this spot for a photo from last night – met some friends for dinner last night of take-out and catching up! I totally forgot to take photos, sign of a good night.

Have a great weekend!!

 

Wearing Fall Trends – Sweatshirts

Throughout August and September I did a series of fall trends posts for the current 2013 fall season. I shared with you fall trends that I like, would actually wear, and am actually wearing now that it is, in fact fall (calendar and temperature). So, I thought I’d revisit the series and show you how I am personally wearing some of the fall trends I wrote about.

First – I was psyched to jump into the fall trend of fancy sweatshirts. Not your standard average giant wear-to-the-gym-only sweatshirt. Rather: dolled up, embellished sweatshirts meant to be worn as a dressy top. I found this great Factory Beaded Sweatshirt from J. Crew Factory when the entire store was an additional 40% off.

fall-trend-sweatshirtsI am wearing it casually to the playground here…

fall-trend-sweatshirts-4…and dressed up with a collared shirt underneath here for a work day.

Are you wearing a dolled up sweatshirt this season?

 

ps. I hate posing for these outfit posts – I don’t know how you fashion bloggers do it!!

Purse Birthday Party

A theme had been decided. Invitations have been made and mailed. It is time to share my Z’s second birthday party theme with you…

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I know I’ve told you how much my Z loves shoes, but she’s nuts for purses, too. And I thought while she still isn’t demanding princesses, pink, or any sort of character-themed birthday I am going to go to town on an original, colorful, and fun idea. Right?!

purse-party-card-2I made the invitation very simple this year to focus on the purse on the front (and I was running out of time). And used three fall colors that will be the party colors: orange, green, and a dark purple.

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And I’ve been playing with some cute purse chocolate molds, too…

…more details and DIYs to come but it’s all about the purses!

Z’s first birthday invitation and party.

A Hike at Diana’s Baths

dianas-bath-nh (2)One of our fave fall activities is to drive up to North Conway, NH and go for a hike. Back in the day we went on actual hikes that went up a considerable hill, but now, having our Z, we’ve done our annual North Conway fall hike at Diana’s Baths (which is technically in Bartlett, NH, but anway…). Have you been? It’s more like a nature walk and totally perfect if you’re toting a little in an ergo or some sort of carrier.

dianas-bath-nh (1)This year, we had our Z in a great hiking backpack we inherited from my sister who inherited it from my aunt.

dianas-bath-nh (5)The scenery is spectacular – particularly if you go in the fall, look at those pops of color!

dianas-bath-nh (6)We did find a friendly young couple to snap a cute family photo, too.

dianas-bath-nh (7)Then it was hiking for all of us and Z stayed out of the backpack and walked the last 1/4 mile!

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Although, she mostly ran off and did her own exploring. What a fun fall morning!

dianas-bath-nh (4)And one of the actual falls. You have to check out Diana’s Baths!