SHOES// BASKET // TOP- sold out but similar here and here

Apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities because you can do so much with the apples you pick. This year I used some of my small apples as decor. I put them in a decorative bowl and they are still in good condition 4 weeks later. I also love to make homemade apple sauce which is really easy and a great snack or party favor. I used this crockpot recipe and the apple-sauce was PERFECT!


The Crimson Fall Jumpsuit

SHOES (old but similar here)// JUMPSUIT // TOP // FLOWERS

I LOVE jumpsuits. They are flattering and 99% of the time extremely comfy- and let’s be honest, that’s the real reason I love them so much! This red jumpsuit is one of my fall favorites. I can wear it with a tee on warmer days and a turtleneck on those cold, windy fall Chicago days!

If you all couldn’t tell, I also LOVE flowers! For years now I have wanted to make my own centerpieces and last weekend I finally did it! My girl friend Sara and I got the flowers from the cutest local floral shop called Field and Florist. Everything about the shop said “charm” and the owers are not only brilliant florists, but extremely kind and helpful! I could not be more happy with the flowers I picked out and had the best time putting together these centerpieces!


The Floral Fall Dress…YES


A floral dress you can wear in the fall? Sign me up! And these colors are to die for! I use to wear darker colors when it was gloomy out — I’m not sure why, but that always ended up being the case. But recently I have been trying something new and I LOVE it! I have been wearing bright colors on rainy gloomy days! I feel it really helps brighten the day up.



Austria Part Two – Hallstatt

Visit Hallstatt. You will thank me later! This little town in the Austrian Alps is a dream come true. Brad and I rented a car and drove from Salzburg to Hallstatt and then down to Bled, Slovenia and it was the coolest part of or trip- I highly recommend renting a car and driving around this part of the world. It was unreal being able to stop anywhere we wanted to go explore we were like kids again!



Salzburg- Austria Part One


Go to Austria, you will not be disappointed! We were there in April and the weather was a bit on the colder side, but we were told that it is normally much warmer at that time of year. Despite the cold weather, the Country was BEAUTIFUL!!!!! It is for sure one of my favorite countries.

All the photos you see here are from Salzburg, which is where the Sound of Music was filmed (it is one of my all time favorite movies). Let me tell, you this city is magical. I felt like I died and went to heaven. I heard from a friend that the originally sound of music house was turned into a hotel and we were lucky to get to stay there at Schloss Lepopoldskron Salzsburg! It is for sure in my top ten hotel list. The grounds are stunning, exactly what you see in the movie, and the Schloss (which means palace in German) was extravagant in every detail! I could have stayed there a month and it still would not be enough time.

We also did the Original Sound of Music Tour which was awesome! We highly recommend it! It takes you up into the mountains and gives you a tour of Austria’s stunning Lake District, all while singing along to your favorite Sound of Music songs.