DEAR OCTOBER

Where have you gone? My favorite month is almost over, but the best is yet to come! On Friday, we're celebrating Scott's 28th birthday -- finally we'll be the same age, haha (I'm 6 months older)! We'll be celebrating with family and friends on Thursday night, and then heading to Palm Springs the following morning to explore, relax and see my best friend get married! It's going to be an emotional weekend (I'm such a sucker for love and weddings), and I just can't wait to get the party started! I also have a full list of places we're hoping to visit while in PS (like that darn pink door), but would love any suggestions you may have! 

Even thought it's still so hot in Phoenix (in the mid-90's most days), I'm doing my best to slowly pull out my autumn pieces. Other than boots, I haven't really made any cold-weather clothing purchases just yet. Madewell and Loft have so many cozy sweaters and cardigans right now, but I just haven't been able to bring myself to buy anything remotely warm. Most years, I would have ran out first thing in early August to grab all of the cozy knits and autumnal colors -- but this year I'm playing it slow and waiting for just the right pieces. I guess you can say my buying habits are changing -- I'm more into waiting for the perfect piece than buying the first thing on the rack. Maybe that's just what happens when you get older -- anyone else with me?

With early November about to make its grand entrance, we're doing the best we can around here to get all of the pre-Halloween items marked off of our checklist. Pumpkin patch -- check! Watch The Addams Family -- check! Hocus Pocus -- still on the list, along with Halloweentown and Casper! I I also still want to carve our pumpkin for the big day, as carving pumpkins has always been a sweet tradition in our family. Scott carved the state of Arizona into a small pumpkin for the market last weekend (here, if you're curious!), and it turned out super cute! An owl, a cat or a grinning triangle face are my usual go-to's, but we'll just see how this year's turns out. Maybe I'll go crazy and carve a coffee mug, or maybe even a cacti - ha!  

Vince Camuto Wide Brim Felt Hat (similar)                                                                                          
Madewell Sweater (similar
Madewell Crossbody purse (similar
Madewell High-Rise Skinny Jeans                                                                                                       Nisolo Haper Chukka Boots

Ok, I'm off to run a few errands, bake another cheesecake (I baked one last night for Scott's birthday and now I need one more for our trip!) and then start packing for our weekend getaway. I'll be posting to Instagram Stories a lot while we're away, so don't forget to follow me there if you don't already! Hope ya have a great evening, friends! Be back soon!

-Chelsea xo