Transitioning

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall is such an awesome transitional period.

Beyond having literally the best fashion of the entire year AND the best fashion month, the weather is turning, we get this gorgeous show of colors, and we start getting cozy for the winter ahead. While I despise winter with a firey passion, I love fall (like every other Basic out there. Whoops). I love scarves and hot apple cider, crunchy leaves, chunky sweaters, and so much more. Heck, last year, I even wrote a list of all the things I love about fall. 

This look spans the gap between summer and fall nicely with a cozy scarf and these amazing loafers while still hanging onto summer in the white of the slacks. Details at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Fall Fashion, Gap Chambray, Target slacks, Gap loafers, Brina Box blanket scarf | Stile.Foto.Cibo

Chambray | GAP (on sale!)
Slacks | Target (old)
Bag | Target (old)
Loafers | GAP (similar)
Blanket Scarf | Brina Box (on sale!)

Photography by my lovely lady, who is now offering her services to other bloggers! Check out her facebook page and learn how you can get a free shoot!
Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine.

Apples and Cream Cheese

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That apple picking we did a few weeks ago? It was followed with an insane amount of apple related kitchen time. I’m intending to save some of the apple recipes for later in favor of some other posts coming up but I figured I’d share this quick and easy snack at least.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 slices whole wheat toast
  • Tofutti brand Better Than Cream Cheese
  • ground cinnamon

Steps:

  1. Thinly slice your apple. Keep the skin on- it’s full of good things and why would you get rid of it anyway it’s tasty!
  2. Toast your bread.
  3. Cut bread diagonally and cover with cream cheese.
  4. Lay apple slices on the bread.
  5. Sprinkle everything with a hearty dash of cinnamon and enjoy!

I love this as an afternoon snack with a hot cup of earl grey and a splash of almond milk.

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A Chill is in the air

One of my favorite style blogs that I follow, Damsel in Dior, recently did a post on 40 reasons to love fall. Inspired, I decided to create my own chilly list.

  1. Scarves. Warm, thick, snuggly soft scarves to curl up in.
  2. Tea. I drink tea all summer long regardless but a hot cuppa coming in from a chilly walk is just too wonderful.
  3. Apple everything. Apple picking. Apple baking. Apple cider. All of it.
  4. Fall color photography.
  5. Snuggling into a pile of cozy soft blankets.
  6. Boot season arriving.
  7. Sweater season.
  8. Swapping bright summery colors for deep rich colors.
  9. Warm crumble-y desserts.
  10. Getting lost in corn mazes
  11. Spiced rum & apple juice.
  12. Blazers.
  13. Pea coats.
  14. All forms of outerwear, honestly.
  15. Pots of soup bubbling away on the stove.
  16. Pumpkin ale.
  17. Warming up after coming in from the cold.
  18. Fluffy socks.
  19. Thanksgiving- vegan style!
  20. Mulled wine.
  21. Crunchy leaf piles everywhere.
  22. Bonfires.
  23. Hot cocoa.
  24. Drizzly days.
  25. Football.
  26. Chilly beach walks (i’m pretty sure this is a Great Lakes thing almost exclusively)
  27. Halloween!
  28. The colors that appear at farmers markets.
  29. Pulling my favorite sweaters out of storage and putting summer clothes away.
  30. Sharing all these wonderful things with the ones I love.

Happy fall everyone. Go enjoy it!

Apple Picking

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Fall days bring a chill in the air and an ever-present scent of cinnamon everything. My favorite pairing with cinnamon is, of course, apples. While everyone’s fawning all over pumpkin everything (which is, admittedly, good) I’m itching to dive head first into vats of apple cider. So, of course, once that familiar chill of fall arrives, I need to venture to the nearest apple orchard and pick a peck with which to make my entire apartment smell amazing.

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To my favorite orchard I went! My lady and I went and picked a variety- gala, johnagold, mackintosh, and paula red. We went later in the season than I usually like- rehearsal and moving prohibited anything sooner- so we had to do a little bit of climbing to get to the good stuff. Still, when everyone else is diving after honey crisp, it makes it easy for me to get to the actual good stuff.

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My plans for apples change from year to year but there’s always pie involved. This year they also became enough apple sauce to last until Christmas and several dozen apple muffins.

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Fall Decorating

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When September rolls around, I find myself having to actively resist the urge to decorate for Halloween already. Frankly, if I could, I would be decorated for Halloween year-round though I don’t know how much that would be appreciated.

This year, I had a valid reason barring me from decorating too early. Moving. End of September brought about time to up and move to a new place in the city. So decorating wasn’t going to happen. It would have to come back down anyway! I resisted, content in the knowledge that I would be able to decorate soon enough- and in a new home at that!

My favorite candle right now is Yankee Candle’s Autumn Wreath. It’s spicy while still keeping its freshness. I have never been a fan of those canned pumpkin scented candles that smell cozy to the point of suffocation by pumpkin. This one welcomes fall into my tiny home in the most wonderful way.

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It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins. Craft stores sell fake pumpkins everywhere and they can be tempting but I still gravitate towards the real thing. These little guys were on special at the grocery and definitely end up being cheaper than the craft store variety.

While the cost of moving doesn’t allow for much more than some of my favorite gourds and a candle or two, it’s so wonderful to have my favorite season present in my home again.