Flirting with Fall

Howdy, folks. How was everybody's weekend? Ours was bloody fantastic. A dear friend from Boston came to stay with us and it was non-stop fantastical shenanigans from the minute she arrived Friday night, catching up over hibiscus flower cocktails to our early evening tea and cookies send-off on Sunday. We visited several nearby beaches, accompanied her to get a new tattoo at the stunning Seventh Son tattoo shop in SOMA, moseyed around Half Moon Bay's pumpkin patches and harvest festival, and enjoyed many delicious meals and stories and laughs. It was a blast!

Our Indian Summer persists, despite what these photos may be telling you. We've had a few crispy Fall days here and there, but for the most part our days still hover in the 70s. I was so excited to wear this outfit - a super light silk dress fortified with thick black tights, riding boots and a natty, no-nonsense coat and bag. You've seen this dress before, but on a warm Spring day with bare legs and platform mules, so it was fun to turn it into something that works for this time of year, too.

I wanted to show y'all our new front door. It's such a deep, lacquered mahogany, I love it. We got to pick from around six colors - glossy jet black, red-orange, pale blue, brown and darker beige. Originally, I asked for black, but changed my mind when they told me of the hassle involved. We've since decorated the house inside and out for Halloween - a wee bale of hay, lots of pumpkins, oversized pieces of candy corn and vampires and ghosts! I'll try and get some photos up here soon. So festive!

Dress: Julie Brown Coat: H&M Boots: Etienne Aigner Contrast Satchel: Asos Foxtail: Dollywood

Necklace: Mariele Ivy Thorned Cuff: Made Her Think Earrings: Asos Fox Ring: Asos / Smokey Ring: Pretty Penny, vintage