Fall Lusting

[Insert huge rant about everything going wrong. I originally had 3 paragraphs of a rant here but it all seemed so petty after re-reading it. Funny how sometimes you just need to write out your problems to be reminded how good you really have it]

What’s a girl to do when she feels like all the little things seem to be going wrong? Take a deep breathe..and notice the smell of fall in the air. When did that happen? Was it when I was in the kitchen bitching about my eclairs not coming out after 3 hours of baking? Or when my computer kept crashing every time I tried to upload a photo? Or maybe it was when I was on an exhausting 5 day long business trip in Atlanta…it must have been then? Yeah, that was it. Not that I’m complaining about it. A hint of crisp in the air is always so relieving against my tense body and created a surge of excitement in me earlier this week. A surge of excitement for pumpkin flavored everything, late night bonfires, big sweaters with knee high socks, and warm cups of tea. Let’s just take another deep breath and look at some fall-themed inspiration, shall we?


FASHIONING /// I live for over size sweaters and knee high socks. Thanks to past end-of-the-season sales, I’ve managed to collect knee high socks in pretty much every dark shade of blacks, greys, greens, and blues to ever exist. And my need for thrifting always keeps me stocked on over-size, funky geometric shape patterned sweaters.

CRAVING /// Pumpkin flavored BAGELS?! Yes yes yes, please!

INSPIRING /// Chai smores? Talk about a perfect fall dessert for the next time we have a bonfire. Fall for me means Chai flavored EVERYTHING. Can’t wait to see what I come up with for VV this fall.

CREATING /// And speaking of bonfires… another favorite fall activity! We usually host horror movie nights once a week in the fall leading up to Halloween. This also usually entails a bonfire and big sweaters. So many favorite things in one place. Now…if only I could get myself to like scary movies….

What are you most excited for this fall?



  • Harriet
    September 18, 2013

    Oh man! Sometimes, a bit of image love and inspiration is absolutely required. I hope things turn around for you, though! I love these little posts you put together.

  • maria | pink patisserie
    September 18, 2013

    I’ve never had a pumpkin bagel, but now that’s all I can think about. those s’mores wouldn’t hurt either. And you are right about the rant, it’s good to get it out then realize things aren’t so bad. Hope things are getting better. 🙂

  • phi @PrincessTofu
    September 18, 2013

    sometimes a little bit of this: http://whatshouldwecallfoodblogging.tumblr.com/

    makes me feel normal. 🙂

    Good luck!!

    • Shellywest
      phi @PrincessTofu
      September 18, 2013

      OMG! I just spend 15 minutes browsing through this tumbler – it made me laugh SOO hard. The one about beets was made with me in mind…

  • Grace @ earthy feast
    September 18, 2013

    I do that same thing where I complain about stuff and I sound like such a negative person and then I just delete all of it. I love fall, it’s my favorite – crunchy leaves, cool weather, soup, pie and those s’mores look awesome. 🙂

  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit
    September 18, 2013

    HAHA, I know exactly how you feel. But Still – helps to get it out sometimes! Meanwhile, retail therapy!!!

  • becca
    September 21, 2013

    aw so sad about your rant//feelings. I get it though. sometimes you’re just gotta get it out there and sort through that stuff before you can move past it. and into fall!
    gotta admit, I’m having a tough time running from summer into fall like I usually do, but buying some new pants/boots/pants/socks/scarves (yes.) has helped me this week. oh retail therapy.

    • Shellywest
      September 26, 2013

      Hahaha retail therapy is ALWAYS my answer when I’m feeling off (well that and baked goods and yoga) – fall season is my jam for clothes so I’m savoring these days where knee socks and shorts with boots are appropriate. Love it almost as much as I love a caprese salad in the summer (ALMOST).

  • Mireillle
    January 9, 2014

    oh wow…a virtual treat..I am FINALLY getting aDSLR in a few weeks and hopefully will be able to create similar amazing images

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