Fall Wishlist

This cooler weather that the midwest has finally been blessed with has me itching to do some fall shopping.  Thus, I am making my fall wish list.  I am trying to stick to classics that will last me well beyond this year.  

Great pair of skinny jeans (with a higher rise)
(I purchased these from the Anniversary Sale and I am not 100% sold on them, so while I am deciding, I am also keeping an eye out for other options.)

Cozy camel sweater (the elbow pads are an added bonus!)
 The Gap 

Camel Jacket

Cognac Boots

I think I am FINALLY going to go for the watch I have been coveting for three years now...

New sunnies--LOVE the unique details on this pair

I am LOVING chevron this season and the colors in this bracelet set are perfect for fall!

I think these investment pieces will give me a good start on dressing for the season. I also have my eye on a few sweaters at J. Crew (which will hopefully be in a separate post coming up soon). 

What is currently on your fall wishlist?  


Memorable Quote of the Day

My Kellen got home from school today and told me about the Columbus Day activities that they did at school. 

He then asked, "Was Christopher Columbus a Christian?"
I replied, "I don't know buddy, why?"
His response, "Because it would be cool to meet him in heaven someday."


Capes and Ponchos

I have seen ponchos all over magazines for fall and winter.  I ignored this trend last year, but I think I like it this year.  With the right balance, I think they can look very chic and the bonus is that they look cozy and would be great for the holidays when you want to wear something that can grow with you from meal to meal.

A couple that I am liking:

Oh so chic, and I think it would be cute as a coat. 

Pretty color and easy to layer for the entire season.  Would be great with leggings and boots. 

I love this one!  The color, the lightweight, supersoft fabric, the price!  It will be mine!

This one looks fascinating to me.  I want to see the length in person, but I love the brilliant color. 

Will you be wearing ponchos this season or are you resisting the trend this season?


Conversation of the Day

So as I was getting my coffee this morning, Kellen was playing Super Mario Bros. and had a question about what it looked like when I played in my "younger years".  The conversation went like this:

Kellen: Mommy, in the olden days, ahem--when you were little, did they have little toads that you carried to the end of the level and they saved them?

Me: Contrary to your beliefs, buddy, I am not as ancient as you might think.

Kellen: I know mommy, if everything goes right, you could still have another 70 years.

Me: Thanks....


Oh, Rose Gold

How do I love thee.  I have happily jumped on the Rose Gold bandwagon and I hope that this is one that sticks around.

Here are a few pieces I am considering:

This is my ultimate wishlist item for fall.  I am in love with it, but I don't know if I can justify the price, given that it may not be a classic piece.

A more budget friendly option...

Do you like the rose gold trend?  Do you think it is classic or trendy?  Worth investing in?


Where were you...

when the world stopped turning on that September day? (lyrics by Alan Jackson)

I remember vividly, I was on my way to Geometry class when I walked across the Student Union and saw a plane crashing into a tower.  I thought it was on some Sci-Fi channel and that I was seeing part of a movie.  When I got to class, I saw a note that said that class was cancelled.  I walked back to my sorority house a little more quickly than I walked to class that morning.  When I got back, I found out and I remember I just sat down on my bed and tried to absorb it all.  I immediately called my mom and then my boyfriend at the time (who now happens to be my wonderful hubby).  I was glued to CNN for the rest of the day, probably the week for that matter.

So many things changed that day.

Since then:

I got married.
I had three wonderful children.
I got my elementary education degree.
I got a teaching job (my dream job).
I cannot hear airplanes overheard without getting a little anxious.
I fear flying and avoid it if I can.
I value friendships much more.
I treasure everyday with my family.

I thank God everyday for another day and for keeping myself and my loved ones safe.

We learned a lot about our country on that day.  We pulled together to help each other, to pray, and to cry for what was lost.  But since then, we have become stronger.  A lot has happened in ten years, but I am much more thankful for everything since that day, because I realized how quickly life can be taken away.