Last weekend my father and I took a trip up to visit my sister at school. It’s become a yearly tradition during the start of fall to spend the afternoon apple picking and eating pie. It’s great to be outdoors, wandering around an orchard in the sun. Hollis Farm is a wonderful spot up in the hills with rows and rows of apple trees. An added bonus, the little shop inside sells wonderful baked goods.
I’ve learned that fall is flannel season, tried and true. As the weather gets cooler, there’s nothing better to wrap yourself up in. I am in love with L.L. Bean’s plaid, flannel shirts. Their fit is incredibly flattering and they are both comfortable and warm. I always cuff the sleeves, mostly out of comfort, although I did recently see this post [http://www.whowhatwear.com/five-steps-to-cuffing-your-sleeves-jcrew-style/slide6] on how Jcrew cuffs their shirts which got me wanting to cuff everything. I do have to be honest though, the day we went apple picking, was about eighty five degrees and I was sweating like crazy. Let me tell you, these flannels are warm.
The leggings I’m wearing are from Champion, one of my favorite workout brands. I’m a huge fan of leggings, but I like knowing I’m covered. These leggings are thick yet incredibly comfortable. They’re perfect for a casual, weekend look.
When walking around an apple orchard, you need some sensible shoes. I received these Hunter boots as a Christmas present last year from my grandma and I really do love them. They’re a little pricey, but I believe they’re worth it for the quality. Plus, they have a padded sole which I haven’t found with most rain boots. I love the matte style, but I think the glossy ones look just as good. I would love to have a red pair one day as well.
Crossing apple picking off my fall bucket list just makes me want to add more things on. I never feel like there’s enough time in the fall, especially with the craziness of school. I’m in the process of talking my friends into a road trip further up north to see the leaves.. but we’ll have to see! What are you excited to do this fall?