1 :: It’s heeeeeeeeerrreeee!!! – My favorite season seems to have descended upon me over night! For those of you who don’t know, fall is my FAVORITE. The clothes, the colors, the crispness of the air…. everything wonderful happens during this season: football, apple picking, pumpkin spice latte’s, halloween, my birthday….. and the list goes on! Fall in Germany is particularly enticing as it opens the door for so many festivals and things to do. Plus, the weather is cooler here which means I can break out my boots that much earlier! Now that D is back home, it feels as though everything is back in place and setting itself up for a glorious fall season!
2 :: Knee High Boots – I think my heart skipped a beat. These beauties are prized and most beloved. A huge thanks to my sister Sarah Ndjerareou for the tip off to Stuart Weitzman’s collection this year. What’s not to love about the over-the-knee boot? They are stylish, beautiful, and from the knee down you’re super warm and comfy. Sounds like a win/win to me! You had better believe all of these are on my birthday wish list this year. Eat your heart out ladies…. Click on an image to shop online courtesy of Norstrom.com. 1) Stuart Weitzman – ‘Highland’ Over the Knee Boot $750.00 2) Frye – ‘Lucinda Slouch’ Over the Knee Boot $447.95 3) Stuart Weitzman – ‘Demiswoon’ Over the Knee Boot $598.00 4) Jimmy Choo – ‘Tamba’ Over the Knee Boot $1,895.00 5) Stuart Weitzman – ‘5050’ Over the Knee Boot $598.00 6) Chinese Laundry – ‘South Bay’ Over the Knee Boot $99.95
3 :: Autumn Eats – I can’t decide what I’m more excited about this week. The food or the shoes. Autumn for me means breaking out the comfort foods. Dishes to warm the soul. It’s the time of year where my kitchen starts to flex it’s biceps in prep for christmas baking. I just hope you have some cool weather to let these dishes work their magic in. Click on an image to take you to the recipe! All images are courtesy of Pinterest. Don’t forget to follow my “Yummay” board! 1) Raspberry Pie via BHG 2) Roasted Butternut Squash and Sage Soup by Chung-Ah 3) Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew) 4) Penne with Roasted Butternut Squash, Pancetta, and Sage via Martha Stewart from Scott Conant 5) Tex-Mex Oven Fries with 2 Dipping Sauces by Katie Goodman via Good Life Eats.
4 :: Tunes for Fall – Autumn leads me towards slow folksy acoustic songs. So tuck in, I’ll be on this kick for a while. I’m not really sure why, but the vintage girl in my heart jumps up and down ecstatic with joy upon hearing these artists. I’ve been editing some stellar sessions lately full of life and love and these tunes make me smile while perfecting family hugs or engagement kisses. Click on an album cover to take you to Amazon.com! 1) Bright Whites – Kishi Bashi 2) Candles – Daughter 3) Can’t Pretend – Tom Odell 4) More Like Me – Emily and The Woods 5) In the Middle – Joshua James
5 :: Autumn and Bluegrass with “The Wurst Boys” – I had joy of taking photos of the newly formed bluegrass band “The Wurst Boys”. All of them are members of the Ramstein Area Bluegrass Association and I am thrilled that they have allowed me to photograph their journey. Bluegrass to me is all about personality and these guys have it in spades! Here’s a sneak peek of whats coming on the blog soon! Special thanks to James and Amy Hopkins for contacting me!
6 :: FALL MINI SESSIONS – I am by far the most excited with this next bit of news. I am offering Fall Mini Sessions from October 14th – 21st!!! The session fee is $130 and includes: A one hour photoshoot, six holiday card ready images on a USB drive, an online private gallery, and a $25 print credit towards custom designed holiday cards or prints! To book your appointment as spaces are limited CLICK HERE. I am really looking forward to working with you guys and have some really cute ideas in store! Book your session now before all of the slots fill up!
That’s all for this Monday! Hope this inspired you to start your week refreshed and ready to conquer. Don’t forget to come back next week!