October 4, 2013

The Pistachio Orchard

Scott and I recently stumbled upon this hidden gem of an orchard - a pistachio orchard tucked away in between suburbia and rural farmland. Last weekend Scott and I were out on a random drive to check out more of the area when we spotted this orchard just off the road as we zoomed by. The next evening, just as the sun was setting, we came back to get a better view. Much to our surprise, every homecoming group had the same idea as us - HA! The orchard was flooded with teenagers dressed up in their evening's best. One group even had a cute pendant banner hanging behind them for their photos - talk about stepping things up! To get a better feel for the orchard, and not to disrupt the dance pictures that were being taken by swarms of adorable parents, we walked further into the trees.

The light was absolutely magical as the sun set on this small orchard. The bright spots of yellow and orange that were filtering in through the leaves and branches gave off the most warm feeling, and in this moment and space it completely felt like we were in a different place. I've always dreamed of flying to Maine during the fall and driving down the coastline, taking in the red, orange, and yellow leaves along the way as we stopped in at all of the East Coast cities I've ever wanted to visit. One day we'll make it there during the fall and go on this trip I've envisioned for so long, but  for now, I'll taken any slice of fall heaven in the Arizona desert that I can get!

Lately I've been rocking a lot of red accents and looking for ways to incorporate more fall tones, and the occasional pop of color, into my wardrobe. Fall always puts me in the mood to rock more reds, oranges, greens, and my go-to neutrals. I've also been digging out a few old favorite pieces from the back of my closet and re-working them into my current daily wears - it's just like shopping, but free and speedy! I've also have my eye on a few new dresses and some plaid button ups, as well as something special to wear for Scott and I's seven year anniversary this month. If you see anything that just screams me, please send a link my way!

As we were leaving the orchard, the view from the other end left us breathless. The pistachio trees looked magnificent all of their fall glory, and the glow couldn't have been more perfect. I've noticed that when the sun sets around our orchard, the area almost gets a little foggy - perhaps it's only the dirt settling around us, but I would like to think that it's fog and a chill is about to set in (hey, it has been in the low 60's lately!).

It's Friday and date night is calling our names! One of our favorite local restaurants, Liberty Market, just had a revamp and we're dying to try our their improved menu. We don't have many other plans for the weekend, but I'm excited to just get some rest (I've been fighting off a nasty cold the past few days), and work on some wedding details - our Save The Dates need to go out ASAP!

Outfit details:
Jacket: Nordstroms Rack
Top: Old online shop
Clutch: Cleo & Clementine
Jeans: c/o Madewell
Flats: Madewell

What are your plans for the weekend? Do you have a favorite Halloween movie? Favorite fall tradition?
-Chelsea xo


  1. Perfect fall outfit, longtime blog reader!

    1. Hi Sarah! Thank you so much, sweet lady! It's always so nice to meet longtime readers! Have a great evening! :)

  2. Your photos have been beautiful lately! These are just stunning. I love the last few. The light is gorgeous.

  3. Love this outfit and the lighting is just perfect. You have a perfect style! :)

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