// Hello October


Holy October! This year has flown by. I'm definitely enjoying the cooler temps in the morning, and the changing foliage outside our windows. I've been getting really excited about Halloween this year. Last year was such a bust since there were really really bad storms when the kids were supposed to go Trick or Treating. We even took Toby to the next town over the next night to try and do a little something but again, it was a bust. Nothing beats walking around the local neighborhoods and watching Toby knock on the same doors I knocked on at his age. Toby is pretty set on being a Power Ranger for Halloween this year, and I can't help but scour the internet for ideas for Linden. A kid only gets one first Halloween! (Here's Toby's "Halfway Homemade" costume from last year!) Part of me wishes Toby would be game to let me do another halfway homemade costume, but he's got hearts in his eyes for a straight-from-the-pack costume haha Whatever makes him happy! Let's all cross our fingers for good weather. I know it's a full four weeks away, but I can't help but get excited.

This outfit is pretty standard for me during the Autumn months. I wear this jacket on the daily. I haven't worn this dress since last Summer (seen here!) but if I hadn't been pregnant this Spring/Summer then I would've worn the daylights out of it. I seriously love this dress so much. The only downside to it is that it's a polyester dress so it does not breathe at all! Since I wear Linden almost all day, it wasn't exactly the best choice. It totally felt like we were stuck together haha I changed into a cotton dress after we got home and all was well. (I bet my neighbors think my grey cotton dress is the only dress I own because it's my "pajama" dress and I walk to the mailbox in it every morning... Yikes! haha) Anyway, you'll probably see a lot of this jacket on the blog since I wear it so often. I tend to gravitate to sage, rust, and saffron a lot this time of year (Who doesn't?!) Hopefully it'll help me make a lot of my Summer dresses Fall-appropriate.  

Linden has been surprisingly chill so far this week and I'm reallllly hoping he'll stay that way. He's started being awake a bit more during the day now, and he's usually really content to sit in his rockaRoo for a little bit following a feed. Then he likes to be held for a while and then he plays on his little activity mat. I should be using all of that hands-free time to get some actual work done, but I usually find myself sitting right beside him starting at him haha I just can't help it. The "newborn" is starting to wear off and he's starting to become an engaging little infant. I can't wait to hear him giggle!

I've been doing a lot of sign paintings lately and they've been so fun. I took a little break from blog designs for a few weeks to give myself some breathing room, but I'm about to dive back in head first. I'm also gearing up for the holiday rush for signs. It always seems to hit me mid-October so I'm trying to be prepared! Gonna paint my little hands off!

JCPenney dress (Isabel + Nina)
Zara jacket
Target flats

20 comments:

  1. Love this outfit! The colors are perfect for fall! I love having a "go to" outfit!

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  2. you look so adorable in that dress! it looks so great on you.

    www.amoderngypsy.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the whole outfit! I'm glad that Linden is being so chill and that everything is smoothing out for you guys. I'm crossing my fingers for your guys' good weather, and here too. It's already threatened snow (again!) here, so I hope all the little kids in my neighbourhood can T-or-T!

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  4. Love the outfit, it looks great on you and it's the perfect autumn outfit.

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  5. You look awesome. I really love that jacket with the dress! I'm not always a huge fan of olive green, but it really looks great on you. So autumnal, too!

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  6. Such a lovely outfit for autumn!
    xxx Tineke

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  7. You look awesome and so festive! I'm a big fan of that dress.

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  8. This outfit is so wonderfully adorable. I'm so in love with army green jackets, I think they just look great with almost everything. So happy to hear that Linden has been so chill lately, that must be so wonderful.

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  10. I'm super excited for Halloween too! It's one of my favorite holidays however, I just love October in general. So much fun stuff! I'm Canadian, so we celebrate Thanksgiving in October too. Something about the month just feels so "warm" to me. :)

    Have a great day

    Jessica
    www.littlemapleleaf.blogspot.com

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  11. Oh my goodness, I seriously love that dress. It is such a cute cut and that pattern!

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  12. Beautiful dress! Wish I could get away with a light jacket and no tights in the fall; it's too cold where I live.

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  13. STUNNING dress! That print and those colors looks great on you!

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  14. That is such a versatile dress and perfect for autumn! I love your signs so its no surprise that you have such a rush on them during christmas!
    Justine
    http://theredlipchronicles.blogspot.com

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  15. I love how your jacket doesn't pull the femininity out of your dress, and it looks comfy to wear, too!

    Life With Antlers // A Personal Blog

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  16. I love the boldness of your tattoos! Way to rock it proudly! Such gorgeous colors and designs. LOVE!

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  17. Yessssss fall colors! I'm excited to wear a sweater AND a scarf tomorrow (although, uh, ligh sweater because it will STILL be 65 degrees). I've been spending all my time in this house in a nursing tank and yoga pants and I am READY to plan a real outfit that isn't loose-fitting maxi skirt + loose shirt for a Target run, haha

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  18. that dress is amazing! absolutely love it :)
    xo, cheyenne

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HEY! Thanks for dropping by. xo KB