Even in South Florida, it began feeling like Fall. My sister had the most beautiful weather for her wedding (I’m working on a huge wedding post for the weekend).

Every day, with the help of my now-brother-in-law’s fancy truck (what a guy! He let me borrow it the whole time), I ran around town, doing the usual wedding planning and panicking. In between the errands and generally running around like a crazy person, I would pick up two of my favorite girls from their schools – one from high school (insanity), the other from pre-K. Roxy’s school happens to be adjacent to the church parking lot near my mom’s house, where I used to play. There was a large, beautiful tree that we called our club house; it was the absolute best tree for climbing. We each had a “room” and decorated accordingly (in our imaginations). Even in middle school, we used to run our lines for our school play while lounging on the tree’s limbs. It was our very own Giving Tree. The church ladies always yelled at us for playing in the tree; they were a crabby bunch.

When I reached high school, they cut the tree down. Now there is only a gazebo.

I suppose it will have to do. We don’t have much of a choice.

Outfit Details:
Thrill Seeker Jacket – courtesy of ModCloth
Pumpkin Pie dress – courtesy of Spotted Moth
Romance boots – courtesy of Seychellesstick – Roxy’s wand (she traded me for the Coach bag – the girl knows what she wants)
pen in my hair – oops

  1. irina says: October 21, 20109:49 pm

    awesome pictures! you look stunning! great fall look!I love the way you look, love your style, love your blog! Let's follow each other?

  2. Kerri @ OldLadyChic says: October 21, 20109:51 pm

    Hey! I live in South Florida! Have to agree, the weather is becoming heaven around here! Love your red dress 🙂

  3. eemah midnight says: October 21, 20109:52 pm


  4. A Little Brighter says: October 21, 20109:57 pm

    Oh wow! I love your story about the tree 😀 Makes me nostalgic!
    Love the outfit the colours are so bright yet so perfectly fall!
    Adorable photos and she looks like she has so much energy 😀


  5. Francesca says: October 21, 201010:18 pm

    love that dress!!


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  6. Zaira Mabel says: October 21, 201010:38 pm

    I just love how Roxy managed to steal the spotlight in every single picture! What a beauty, and that says a lot compared to the model she's next to- You have legs to die for!

  7. Kinsey says: October 21, 201010:59 pm

    adorable! i love the dress and especially the blazer. good styling to pair it with those boots! you never disappoint!

  8. Bio says: October 21, 201011:00 pm

    love that print!

  9. Meghan says: October 21, 201011:23 pm

    I love this so much, the pairing of the floaty dress with unique leather accents!

  10. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: October 21, 201011:53 pm

    So cute and that little one is definitely going to be a model, such a good poser!

  11. Kelly says: October 22, 20101:52 am

    You two look so cute together! You can tell how much she loves you (and your bag!) 🙂

  12. Sophi says: October 22, 20101:53 am

    I've really enjoyed all these glimpses into your family life over the past few weeks. You're all so beautiful!


  13. Beautifully Pure says: October 22, 20102:22 am

    Aww!! I love your cropped jacket! So pretty! I love it. 😀

    ~ Katie

  14. Sara C says: October 22, 20103:25 am

    Your nieces are totally fab 🙂

  15. SMASH says: October 22, 20103:57 am

    your niece is so stinkin' cute. honestly, though.


  16. alannah. says: October 22, 20104:38 am

    your dress is so beautiful!
    thats really sad about them cutting the tree down too, i hate when things like that happen!


  17. Charmalade says: October 22, 20106:43 am

    That's so sad that the giving tree gave away to a gazebo– though gazebos can be pretty nice, I heard. My favorite part of the story had to be when you said you decorated each "room" in your imaginations– that sounds so fun!

    Also, all three of you look adorable and fantastic. Damn you, photogenic family! xD

    Toast with Charmalade

  18. Penny Dreadful says: October 22, 20107:28 am

    Well it looks as though you both enjoyed the gazebo anyway. Fab little jacket you are wearing 🙂

  19. Alice says: October 22, 20108:58 am

    Oh what a lovely story and these Pictures are too cute!;) Love your Outfit. Especially the Pumpkin Pie dress (what a sweet name:) and your boots. xx, Alice 🙂

  20. Anonymous says: October 22, 20109:48 am


    have you modelled for knitting patterns before?

    The model looks like you!

  21. Collette Osuna says: October 22, 201011:08 am

    You look so gorgeous as usual….wonderful pics and super sweet story to boot:)

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  22. Grazia Centrone says: October 22, 201012:44 pm

    this photo are so cute!!!*_*

  23. C h i Q . 21 says: October 22, 20104:46 pm

    I'm soooo happy that I've found your blog in the internet. Your style and your outfits were soooooo beautiful. and the little girl is very cute, too. 🙂

  24. Polina says: October 22, 20108:50 pm

    love that dress! omg tessa's growing up so fast!

  25. libys11 says: October 26, 20102:41 am

    that's an amazing dress!! and your sisters are just as lovely as you! 😀

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  26. Rchliey says: November 6, 201011:11 am

    nice dress, and it is so matching with the jacket