make-believe: pumpkin picking.

October 18, 2016

make-believe: pumpkin picking | reading my tea leaves
I’m not sure that I’m gonna find myself in a bona fide pumpkin patch this fall, so just in case, I’m playing a little make-believe and daydreaming about a citified take on the classic autumnal excursion. No need to question whether your shoes are sensible enough for navigating fields of pumpkin vines if you’re stalking a city patch. 

Mostly what I’m dreaming about is a day away from business as usual. Plus cider donuts. Lots of cider donuts.

A solid jean jacket for keeping the chill at bay. 

A cream-colored clutch for stowing dollar bills and donuts.

A new book for devouring on the trip.

A roomy coverall for covering a pumpkin-shaped belly.

A fancy bra and matching undies because even if the outfit is simple, the underneath things don’t have to be. 

seated lady and a girls pennant pin because jean jackets were made to be adorned with pins.

A cold-weather fragrance for setting the mood.

A pair of clogs with a little fringe for staying just this side of fancy.

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  • Reply Bridget October 18, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Ooh, I have my eye on that jacket! Have you tried it and can attest to its quality?

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 18, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Haven’t tried it! But it sure looks beautiful!

  • Reply Audrey October 18, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Have you by chance tried that Olo fragrance yet? I recently ordered some samples of theirs trying to find a nice fall/winter scent, but I didn’t try that one!

  • Reply Chelsea October 18, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I love your style and dreamy lingerie/ clothing links… just wish some of it was a little more affordable. Thanks for the day dreams though! Virtual window shopping is good too ;-).

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Hey Chelsea, Thanks for your note. Understood that some of these finds fall into category of make-believe—window shopping highly encouraged! But I also think it’s worth noting that they’re also sourced from shops and businesses working really hard to make high-quality, sustainable, and ethical products. And that often that same attention to detail and ethics means higher costs, both for production and consumer!

  • Reply Helen October 19, 2016 at 1:11 am

    Have you seen Emma Watson on Instagram at all? In every photo she mentions the sustainable, responsible clothing she is wearing and the companies she bought from. While I have not yet looked into any–I usually assume her clothes come with movie star price tags– I bet there are some great make-believe leads in there! And I love that she uses her money and her platform to support these kinds of businesses. Also, her feminist book club has been a delight, some amazing reads.

  • Reply Laura October 19, 2016 at 7:01 am

    BRYR clogs are on my make-believe list for spring/summer (australia)! i’m looking into a one hit purchase of a small collection of items that mix and match for my simple spring summer wardrobe – still dreaming and researching to find the *exact* right items before purchasing. the idea is to find thoughtful products that will last for years to come, so once i’ve purchased these items, there will be no more clothes shopping until autumn/winter next year.

  • Reply Morgan October 19, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I read commonwealth the day it came out — loved it! My book club is discussing it tomorrow night. Very different than any of her other stuff but you should read it!

  • Reply Chelsea October 19, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Erin, Totally understood. You inspire me to find more locally sourced items as much as I can and I appreciate that. Thank you!

  • Reply Rachel October 19, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Erin, have you read Commonwealth? If not, I would highly recommend it! It’s one of my favorite books this year and definitely a perfect fall read. Great choice for this post 😉

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 19, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Not yet! On my list!

  • Reply Anna October 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous! Lurv the fancy underwear under the simple coverall.

  • Reply Julie October 21, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Hello Erin. You are near NYC, correct? If you are able to make it out toward Queens, there IS a bona fide pumpkin patch at Queens County Farm Museum. Hope you can enjoy 🙂

    • Reply Erin Boyle October 21, 2016 at 10:06 am

      Yes! In NYC! Would love to make it out there!

      • Reply Julie October 21, 2016 at 10:12 am

        Here is a link to their site:

        Their “Hours and Directions” section show how accessible the farm is!

        • Reply Erin Boyle October 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

          Yes! Have wanted to make the trip for awhile now!

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