September 26, 2013

Checks & Leather

Fall tends to bring out the adventurous side in me. Wandering around abandoned farms, walking along old train tracks, checking out haunted houses, and even dipping into more adventurous looks - like pairing checks with leather? Why not! Lately I've been challenging myself to step out of my style comfort zone, so pairing this button up with a mini-skirt and black booties felt like the perfect amount of my usual style mixed with a slight edge. I've also been on a skirt kick lately, and I'm on the hunt for a few short wool skirts, and the perfect mustard yellow mini to take me through fall into winter. Let me know if you've seen any around lately!

I feel like a big thank you is in order today. For awhile I was feeling uninspired and weary on how much to share about our wedding process and life as a of lately. I grew so accustomed to just sharing what was on my mind at the moment, rather than typing out my heart onto these pages like I used to. Blame it on the stress of finishing grad school, starting a new job, planning a wedding, or whatever it may have been, but I'm happy to sit here now knowing that I've been putting my heart out there more, and I feel so thankful for all of the kind comments I've received. I may not sprawl my heart here every day, but it's nice to know that those who do read my words are kind and can relate. Thanks for making my days, ladies and gents, truly.

Outfit details:
Button up: Levi's
Necklace: Gift from Katherine
Skirt: c/o Jcpenney
Bracelets: Kate Spade
Booties: Sam Edelman

This afternoon I had a coffee date with a sweet coworker at a favorite local coffee shop, and this evening Scott and I plan on decorating for Fall/Halloween! We already have a few mini pumpkins that we picked up last week, but we want to decorate our porch with larger pumpkins, tiny gourds, and those ghoulish looking pumpkins too. I'm also still on the hunt for apple cider donuts, and I think my friends Sarah and Anita are on to something good - we've been tweeting about having a Krispy Kreme and/or Dunkin Donuts ladies date soon. Score! Now, where can I find the best apple cider?

Is there a new style that you've been wanting to try lately? Has the new season put an extra spring in your step as well?
-Chelsea xo


  1. I want, no, need, apple cider! Fall makes my soul come alive and I wish it were here for longer!
    I love this outfit so much and will have to check that skirt out at my local JCP!

  2. Lovely outfit :) I have been searching for the perfect mustard yellow mini too!

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}