My sister moved to the Atlanta area over the summer and their backyard has provided many memorable nights around a campfire. The trees are tall and vibrant and there is ample open space for some good tree stump seats and a good fire pit. This October has been unusually cool for the area, but I don’t mind since it reminds me of my midwest home. You know the wet leaf and smoke in the air smell with the slightly crisp chill reaching your bones? The wind also makes sure you take note with a shuffle of falling leaves to add to the ambiance. I’ll take it.
So lately we make a batch or two of Abuelita’s hot chocolate (the best) to go with some apple-bake filled mugs my sister makes. We spend at least a few hours chatting about life, swinging on hammocks , and listen to my brother in law strum a ridiculously good version of Mumford on the guitar. I hope we make these nights our October traditions, because they sure are good at taking you away from the world for a brief time and allow us to slow down.
This autumn, I have been using pieces from Old Navy. I really love how their items are interchangeable and layer well. I have always been a flannel girl, and their line of plaids and flannels fit me so well. ( I like to go up a size for a looser fit or just wear the boyfriend style.) Textured sweaters, quilted vests, cable knit hats – oh my! All so good. Have you seen their fall outerwear collection? I have a few of their coats on my wishlist.
It is cold and rainy here today, so wishing you a warm Wednesday! And by the way, do you all create fall traditions? What are they going to be for you?
*Photos by Angela Hoyer in partnership with Old Navy, and all opinions are my own.