Not only do I love fall weather, I love fall fashion. Give me a great pair of boots, a comfy sweater, and a cute scarf and I am in heaven. People look so nice and put together after months of flip flops and cargo shorts. Another thing I adore about fall is coming home from work, putting on a pair of sweatpants and a hoodie, and curling up next to a fire with some hot tea. Looooove.
But by far, my very most favorite thing about fall is the fact that I get to celebrate something four months in a row. Celebrating special occasions typically means time spent with people I love, and usually, good food. And for three of those four occasions, I get presents!!!!
I am a sucker for a gift. Always have been, always will be. Growing up a (superspoiled) only child, birthdays were BIG. I'm talking beautifully wrapped packages, sweet cards that could make you tear up, cake and ice cream, my favorite meal, and my parents sitting around watching me open a jillion gifts. When I got older and started picking out what I wanted I would have my mom wrap it for me even if I was with her when she bought it, just so I could have the joy of opening a present. I do the same thing with Arsen. Sorry babe.
Notice Addie's all up in my space in these photos. She loves gifts too.
I also decided something else. This year instead of asking for small things that they have to really think about like "books"" and "clothes", I'm going to narrow it down to a few nicer things. Another thing to know about me: I am NOT a label girl. I am superthrifty, and I want to get as many things for as little money as I possibly can. However, now that I'm getting up there a bit in age, and working in "the real world", I feel like I need to start investing in a few nice things. I recently made this one of my goals in my 28 in 28 post. Arsen has already let me know he's planning on taking things up a notch this year in the gift department, so it works out well. Yay for not being broke college students anymore!
So if there are any super fashionable ladies out there who or reading, do tell: what are the staples that I should have in my closet? If I'm going to invest (or if my loved ones are), I want to make sure I'm doing it right!