Family day at the Pumpkin Patch

wearing: mask / lapis and gold earrings / stripe top / snake buckle belt / fall nail polish / lapis bead bracelet / gold link cuff / handbag / light wash patchwork jeans (under $40!) / water resistant lug sold boots /

Fall is here! This year, seeing the pumpkin patch open was thrilling! Normally we wait until a week before Halloween to visit the pumpkin patch. Our goal has always been to buy pumpkins to carve for Halloween. This year, Halloween is going to be much smaller since we aren’t allowed to trick or treat, and the kids cannot attend their normal Halloween gatherings. Therefore, the pumpkin patch took on a new meaning for me this year; decorate for fall.

Despite the ninety-degree weather out there right now, fall is here. So, to get into the spirit, I’ve been stocking up on any pumpkin food at the market I can find. I also invested in a new fall wreath for the front door, and bought pumpkins early to decorate the front door! I have to admit, I love the fall decor! Oh, and I also bought those mini gourds and pumpkins to decorate my kitchen table. Yes, I am overboard for fall this year. haha, don’t hate!

We didn’t spend a long time at the pumpkin patch this year, since we are trying to stay safe and not get sick. We were there just long enough to pick out some really cute pumpkins for the front door, which will get carved a few days before Halloween, and snap a few quick pictures! After all, is it really fall if you don’t take a picture with a pumpkin? Cheesy-yes, necessary-also yes!

Are you heading out to the pumpkin patch this year? Do you usually buy pumpkins to decorate for fall, or are you looking for future jack-o-lanturns?

I hope you are having a fabulous fall season. Oh, and if you are looking for a good laugh, I fell into, then had trouble getting out of, a giant chair. Kudos to my son for capturing my fall. You can see it below.

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Fall day in the city

fall outfit ideas givenchy antigona

wearing: green and gold earrings / mask / black puff sleeve top / black snake buckle belt / destroyed denim jeans (under $50) / gold cuff / grey bead bracelet / black handbag / fall nail polish / square toe boots (under $200) /

The fall season is here, and since my daughter is a junior in high school, we are starting to look at colleges. I cannot believe we are already looking at colleges! Of course, we are starting hyper-local. So far, we took her to look at Stanford and UCSC. When I realized she was looking at local schools, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show her my Alma Mater-USF!

Over the weekend we started our adventure at the A.L.C pop-up shop at 2011 Fillmore in San Francisco, then we ate lunch and headed over to USF so I could give my daughter the full tour; as full a tour as possible during a pandemic, when schools are virtual for the semester.

We parked right in front of campus (um-when does that happen?!), and then I brought my family down to the baseball field, and took them throughout the campus. There was a lot of new construction on campus, which was fun for me to see since those buildings and add-ons weren’t there when I was a student. It was really fun to give my family a tour, talk about the buildings, and student life at USF. I used to give college tours to prospective families when I was a student, so I felt like a collegiate again, which was fun!

My daughter enjoyed the tour, and really liked the campus. I am not sure if the major she wants is available at USF, but at least she liked the campus! If she doesn’t choose to apply there, maybe one of my other kids will want to be a Don, just like their mother!

I have to give a shout-out to these boots. I just bought these square toe booties for the fall season, and decided to wear them for the first time in the city. We did a ton of walking, and these boots were so comfortable! I love the roomy square toe, and good foot support. I am looking forward to wearing these boots often this season since they are not only on trend, but great for walking!

I hope you are getting chances to rock your new fall looks!

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san francisco street style fall 2020

A.L.C. Pop-Up shop in San Francisco

ALC pop-up shop sample sale

A.L.C. has a pop-up shop in San Francisco! This happens to be one of my favorite brands when shopping for fashion week outfits. So, when I found out there was a pop-up shop in the city, I had to go!

A.L.C. always has fashionable clothing which reflect current trends in an understated way. Thier clothing is high quality, and fits really well. I can pull my size off the rack and know it will fit every time. I have never needed alterations, A.L.C. just fits!

The pop-up shop in San Francisco is really exciting because they are offering pieces from recent collections in 2018 and 2019 at 75% off retail prices. Wh-aaaaaat??? Yes, you read that correctly. This means the floral silk blouse I picked up, which retails at $345, was $86.25 at the pop-up shop. I also snapped up an on-trend stripe dress with fabulous puff sleeves which normally retails at $195 and is $48.75 at the pop-up shop. Those are amazing deals!

Outfit details: blouse c/o A.L.C. avl at the A.L.C. pop-up shop SF / earrings / jeans / handbag / nail polish / cuff / bracelet / boots /

This is the beautiful silk floral blouse I picked up at the A.L.C pop-up shop in San Francisco. It looks great with jeans, or for a dressier look, a black skirt or black pants.

Outfit details: stripe dress c/o A.L.C. avl at the A.L.C. pop-up shop SF / earrings / cuff / bracelet / nail polish / handbag / shoes /

This is the stripe dress I picked up at the pop-up shop. It’s a fabulous summer dress which can still be worn in the fall season. It will look cute in the spring/summer with sandals or espadrilles; while in the fall, I like how it looks with loafer slides.

Although the collections for sale are from 2018 and 2019, they are still reflecting current trends for 2020 and into next year. A.L.C. creates fashionable clothing with longevity, so you don’t have to worry about investing in a piece which reflects a fleeting trend, the clothing is fashion-forward; meaning it will last for several years.

Shopping at the A.L.C. pop-up shop in San Francisco is safe and easy. It feels really luxurious when you’re inside since they limit the number of customers shopping at a time. This means you have the store almost to yourself! It’s like a private shopping experience. They also require masks and offer hand sanitizer to keep us all safe. Love it!

You can visit the A.L.C. pop-up shop in San Francisco at 2011 Fillmore Street. For more information, please see details online here.

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*thank you to A.L.C. for partnering on this post. all thoughts and opinions are my own