"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." FSF // Happy fall, sweet friends! My favorite season is finally here, and the autumnal equinox couldn't have greeted us any better here in desert yesterday -- cloudy skies, boot weather and pumpkin spice iced coffee on repeat (for me, at least!). In honor of the new season, I thought I would share five favorites for fall --

- New Leaves by Owen, an autumn classic that I could listen to on repeat. 

- The perfect pair of cognac booties for crunching through leaves and walking around in the autumn breeze. I just purchased these Hollis booties from Madewell and I have a feeling that they'll quickly become a fall staple! 

- The process of making our home feel extra cozy and warm! This year I'll be adding a few more throws and pillows to our leather couch and chairs, along with a couple of pumpkins here and there. I currently have my eye on this pretty rust mudcloth pillow, and think it would make the perfect addition to our home for the fall season (and beyond!). 

- Brewing the Chemex full of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice coffee! I've tried a lot of PS coffees in my day, and this one is by far my favorite. 

- Celebrating ten years of love with my forever sweetheart! We were just kids back in 2006, but we knew we had something special! xo

Happy Friday, friends! I'll be back soon!

-Chelsea xo


"So long sweet summer
(So long sweet summer)
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays
So long sweet slumber
(So long sweet slumber)
I fell into you, now you're gracefully falling away" -- DC

Can you believe that it's *almost* the last day of summer? This warm and carefree season seemed to come and go so quickly this year, just like the sunlight now that feels so fleeting each day. While I'm obviously ready to jump full into fall, I thought I would send off summer with a little ode to all of my favorite memories it held, and that includes...

... making our house a home and summer nights in Springfield MO. Sipping on iced coffee, seeing the statue of liberty and driving up and all around the state of Colorado. Singing at the top of my lungs to my favorite summer song (My Heart Beats 4 U by Rooney -- in case you're wondering), and being silly with the one I love. // Now it's your turn -- share with me a few of your favorite summer memories that you know you won't soon forget! 

This fall is set to be a full one, but I'm ready for it and can't wait to get started (and with a girls trip for my besties bachelorette next weekend!). Scott and I have a few fun things up our sleeves, like two handmade markets with Citizen Home Decor in mid-October (Pineapple Triangle & the Mesa Bazaar), and we're pretty stoked to celebrate ten years of love toward the end of this month! Fall 2016, we're ready for you! 

Forever 21 Boater Hat (similar)                                                                                                Madewell Courier Button-Back Shirt
Madewell High-Riser Skinny Jeans
Nisolo Huarache Sandal 
Original Boyfriend Sport Chronograph Watch c/o Fossil                                                                   Madewell Zipper Transport Bag

Are you ready to kiss this summer goodbye, or are you clutching onto those last few days, hours, minutes for dear life? I'll be back soon, but for now -- so long sweet summer! 

-Chelsea xo