It’s finally cooling off after a particularly hot and steamy couple of weeks here in the Bay Area. We lived in the south for a number of years, so are definitely familiar with hot and muggy summers. But, it seems even more uncomfortable in California, where it’s not supposed to be that bad. Of course, it could be that I’ve just become soft over the past couple years…who knows.
Anyway, we had a picnic at our favorite spot – Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve – on Thursday and it felt particularly fall-ish. The air was cool, the fog rolled in while we were eating, and we hiked the ridge as the clouds overtook us. Makes me even more excited for all that fall brings with it. (Except for pumpkin spice lattes…I seriously don’t understand the obsession.)
I’ve seen all kinds of fall round ups around the web this week. Here are a few of my favorites!
Fall Inspiration from Around the Web
Seven Fall Trends – I’m definitely on the bandwagon with bright red (duh) and sweatshirts. I might need to pick up a flowy dark floral blouse.
Yay for sweater weather! A brown, oversized cardigan needs to find its way into one of my online shopping carts, and that denim wrap top is calling my name. I have a weakness for chambray anything.
Speaking of chambray weaknesses…do you have a fall uniform? Cup of Jo is knocking it out of the park for me this week, as far as wardrobe ideas go. I have five different chambray shirts, which are regulars in my clothing rotation throughout the year. I often find myself with denim on top and bottom. This post gave me inspiration to take it up a notch with an interesting jacket and some fun lipstick.
My love for tomato red has been further validated. Check out that amazing Flame red in Pantone’s Fall Fashion Color Report.
Although I’ll never tire of high summer’s bounty of fresh tomatoes and other produce, I’m actually pretty excited to be able to cook heartier meals and not have to worry about heating up the house. Martha Stewart just released a new slow cooker cookbook. A few recipes were in the recent Living Magazine, I’m excited to try them out. Especially the Ribollita and Cinnamon Buns.
I don’t usually feel motivated to update my decor all that much for the various seasons. EXCEPT for fall and Christmas. I love the simplicity of fall decor – pumpkins, natural grasses, cozy textiles. This home tour from last year is perfection – understated and comfortable. It’s definitely inspiring me to bust out a fall vignette or two. Maybe I’ll wait until October, though…
How about you? Are you ready for fall, or do you wish summer lasted a bit longer?