Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Five Fall Faves: featuring Cara of City Girl Chicago

For me, the season of fall not only conjures up images of fashion week and new fall wardrobes, but also a shift in the activities I start to crave and do more of.  When summer days start to slow, I make it my intention to settle into the new season by taking time for myself and slowing down my pace a bit.

1 – I love traveling in the early fall, when you can really sink into your surroundings after the main tourist season has come and gone.  This year we are heading to Paris and Italy for a whirlwind trip sure to be remembered.  My first time to both places - I am just squealing with delight over here.

2 –With cooler weather comes cozy ensembles. There is just something so satisfying about the first day of true autumn weather, when you can slip on a jacket or a cozy scarf and still enjoy the sunshine.

3 – When the weather turns, I find myself craving some quiet time in the kitchen.  I enjoy making soups in the fall ~ letting the flavors develop on the stove while the aroma fills the home is always a treat.

4 –The pace of summer is always go-go-go, so I like to carve out time in the fall for some good reading.  And what’s better company to a good book than a quiet reading nook?  I like to settle into my space, whether it is my balcony, bedroom, or coffee shop.

5 –Is it just me, or are others looking forward to this fall’s more subdued nail colors as much as I am?  I’m especially looking forward to exploring the world of ballet pinks after a summer of neon.

 Thank you Johanna for having me here!  Give little Olivia and Lola's cheeks a pinch for me. :)

Thank you Cara - I am so envious of your Fall trips. How amazing! 
You can also follow Cara on Twitter, too!


  1. I love this! I'm so excited for fall! I just wish the weather in Chicago would get cool and stay that way now. No more 80s.

  2. Thanks for having me! I may not be the best at regular blogging recently, but it's only because the wheels are turning up a new project in the works! It was fun to get back to the "roots" and do this post with you :)

  3. You're going to Paris AND Italy???? I'm so jealous! I hope you have a fantastic time!!

    I'm looking forward to everything fall myself... it's my favorite time of the year. :)

  4. Your post is so fall chic. I am loving the subdued nail colors as well. Hope you have a great trip!

  5. Your post is so fall chic. I am loving the subdued nail colors as well. Hope you have a great trip!


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