I know, I know... Apple picking is such a cliche fall blogger activity. I can't help but love it, though, especially after going apple picking in New England many years ago. I couldn't make it back to New England this year, and I've been dying to apple pick for the past few years, so I did some research and found a few orchards within a reasonable driving distance. Orchards are definitely not as plentiful here in Idaho... we're kind of known for our potatoes, not our apples. ;)
We visited Cabalo's Orchard and Gardens last weekend with a couple of friends. It was an absolutely beautiful, sunny, and crisp fall day. As much as I love the sunshine, it doesn't make for great photo lighting. Ah well… We picked a variety of apples (mostly criterion apples, a cross between winter banana, red, and golden delicious apples that really taste nothing like red or golden delicious apples, in my opinion) and selected a number of pumpkins from the patch next to the orchard. Korri and I went a little crazy in the pumpkin patch and picked out 10 to take home. I decided to be reasonable and pare it down to only eight—four large orange pumpkins (two to carve) and four smaller white pumpkins. In all, we took home 100 pounds of pumpkins...!
There was a little farm stand with some freshly picked veggies (we grabbed some bell peppers and jalapeños for making salsa), fresh apple cider (absolutely delicious), local honey, popcorn kernels, and pickles. I also picked out some decorative corn, but I'm not quite sure how or where to display it. I know Sybil will try to eat it if it's in her reach...gotta love cats! I am excited to have some more fall decor for the house, though.
Of course, I had to go all out for the occasion and wear the most cliche blogger outfit I could: quilted vest + flannel shirt + L.L.Bean boots. The only things that would have made it even more cliche is a huge blanket scarf and floppy hat! The vest is perfect for keeping warm but allowing the plaid shirt to shine. Of course, I had to wear my boots, which were great for frolicking between trees and keeping my feet safe from rotting apples and crazy weeds. I love wearing navy and burgundy together, and I think the burgundy pants add some interest; regular denim skinny jeans would have been too predictable. Jewel tones for fall…groundbreaking, right? ;) It’s just as groundbreaking as apple picking, ha!
Uniqlo vest / similar from Kohl’s or Lord & Taylor
Penfield shirt / old; similar from Kohl’s or Nordstrom
Madewell pants / old; similar from Nordstrom
L.L.Bean boots / exact
Coach bag / vintage; similar or similar by Lucky Brand
Le Specs sunglasses / exact style
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact