Sunday, October 5, 2014

It's Fall, Y'all!


I'm over the moon happy to have fall here. The crisp cool air, stark colors, the best holidays, and most importantly pumpkins. Lots and lots of pumpkins. 


Growing up I never went to a pumpkin patch because my daddy always had the best pumpkins growing at our house. Having pumpkins from home is always the first option, but unfortunately I don't have time to visit during the early fall so buying pumpkins from local farms is the next best thing. My sophomore year I went with a couple friends to Roloff Farms and wasn't overly impressed (to be honest) so I didn't go back last year. This year we decided to go to Sauvie Island. For some reason I had never been there before this visit. HUGE mistake. It is basically a gorgeous farm community like 10 minutes from downtown Portland. There's everything from U-Pick flowers or produce to corn mazes all over the island. We decided  to stop by the first pumpkin patch we came to which ended up being at Bella Organic


Since it was the first Friday in October the farm wasn't overcrowded which is always nice. We wandered around quite a bit. There was a lack of signs that made it difficult to understand where it was and wasn't appropriate for us to walk through, but we never got in trouble, soo .....


The weather was absolutely gorgeous. For those of you who still think Portland is always dark and rainy here is a bit of proof to show otherwise. This is suppose to be our rainy reason, but it has been warm and sunny lately. After a way too hot summer I think we deserve a not way too depressing fall.


I wore a pretty basic go-to fall outfit. This is the camo puffer vest from J.Crew Factory that I have been obsessing over in past posts. 



(It was so nice that I actually had to take my vest off for a while.)



We indulged in the delicious treats even though I told myself I wouldn't. The caramel apples were so disappointing (totally not worth the $13!). They were soooo caramel-y. I'm not sure if it's just because I had too high of expectations for how good caramel apples are or if these were just bad caramel apples. Regardless, they definitely look better than they taste. 


After visiting Bella we decided to drive around the island and soak in the scenery. I saw more full-sized pick-ups than I have the entire time I've lived in Portland. Maybe this is a hotspot to find boys? I can dream.



In the end I had a great time at Bella, even in spite of less than great and way too expensive caramel apples. They have a cute little shop with fresh food and gifts to buy. I found a couple retro advertisement signs for my apartment: one is Winchester and the other is Case equipment. The most exciting part was discovering Sauvie Island. It was a little taste of country right in Portland. I have a feeling I'll be returning quite often ...

Have you done any fun fall activities yet?

Camo Vest (J.Crew) | Ram Head Bag (C.Wonder) | Riding Boots (Vince Camuto) | Sunglasses (RayBan) | Necklace (Free Press)

4 comments:

  1. Love your camo vest! Looks like you had a great time at the pumpkin patch. I need to go to one!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  2. I'm obsessed with that camo vest! It's the perfect pumpkin picking outfit!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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  3. Those fries and caramel apples look AMAZING! (And so do you!) :)

    xo,
    Marissa
    www.makinitwithmarissa.com

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