SEEING LEAVES...A FALL TRIP TO NORTHERN MICHIGAN

Gale force winds and Rain just do not mix with a frolicking in the leaves kind of weekend! Mr. Nine and I went on our annual trip to northern Michigan to our favorite town to not only view the leaves but to attend the beloved Fall Festival! Unfortunately, mother nature intervened, once again, remember the windy trip with my mom in August (Read HERE), and really didn’t allow us to do the Fall things we truly wanted to do. You know Mr. Nine and I, we made the most of it and it was relaxing to get away, but we’ve got a solution for next year in place!


Plus, can we talk about how the people that compose the leaf touring map in Michigan are liars, LOL! we both get emails from Pure Michigan and we always look forward to the yearly fall foliage forecast. Those emails had stated that the P could be a little early this year Because of the summer we had and that the leaves were at their peak where we were headed but they were wrong. My first full day up there we did travel little further north just to get a few pictures. I’m going to do next year is just watch the weather every single day there’s a stretch of fairly warm temps and sunshine with no rain or wind in sight we’re just going to head that way at the spur of the moment.
Travel outfit consisted of beloved stripes.
BUY SWEATER HERE // BOOTS HERE

Nonetheless, we were able to have our favorite meals at a favorite little restaurant and of course I have my beloved Bailey’s and coffee. 

Mr. Nine indulged me in using the remote control to get some pictures since I match with the leaves. And we laughed the whole entire time.
BOOTS HERE // SWEATER HERE // HAT HERE // EARRINGS HERE





AND I was super excited to get a mango margarita and yummy Mexican including chips with delicious queso. 

BUY WUBBY PULLOVER HERE

Saturday was a little bit of another story because that’s when the Gail force plans entered into the picture. It made it feel like winter and we felt so sorry for the small amount of people in the Parade. 

The Scottville Clown Band is awesome...
The band members come from all over Michigan and over 14 other states, from California, Tennessee, Florida and even New York. The members are a very diverse group, some doctors, firemen, police officers, bankers, and realtors. This hilarious group of very talented musicians come together many times throughout the year to share this passion for entertaining crowds and travel all over Michigan to strut their stuff.

We did indulge in our favorite Fries on the planet from Frankz and the Local Bakery Pretzel Bites and Beer at the Stormcloud Brewery for Oktoberfest.




This cracked us up!

What do you do when in our favorite Lake town, no better the weather, you bundle up to view the lake and the favorite Light House!! We have NEVER, and I do mean NEVER seen crashing waves like this on Lake Michigan. We felt like we were at the Ocean.
 

Yes, it was that COLD..with the wind, was like 30's..brrrr



Check out this video I took of the waves and 
the crazy guy trying to go out to surf





This is how we spend the rest of the Day/evening...cozy and ..did watch out Irish win!

Thank goodness I got at least one halfway decent pic what this year’s Giant Pumpkin winner, lol!

We went far enough North on Friday to at last see this!


Tradition on the way home included a stop at Miller's Fruit Market for honeycrisp apples and a picture by each year’s changing pumpkin display. This year's truck was not my favorite, lol
 

BUY SWEATER HERE

HAPPY NEW FALL WEEK PUNKINS!!

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FRIDAY FAVORITES.... I LOVE OCTOBER

Happy Friday Friends! I just love Fall so much and I am so sad that October is even going faster than I anticipated when Fall just hot here! It’s been a super fun week including a day trip to Chicago!

1. Chicago Day Trip
When I first started blogging, I was blessed to follow and correspond with Caroline, the sweet blogger behind The Petite Fashionista. She is so darn precious. Luckily, she lives within driving distance in Chicago so for the second time, I got to spend some quality time with her. We had a fabulous lunch to celebrate her birthday with a little Bailey’s in our warm drinks of course. And some shopping time too.




2. Boots/ Shoes
Boots, shoes and boots oh my! I’ve been going a little crazy lately with the eye candy for my feet and I wanted to share some of my new shoes and boots. From the snakeskin studded flats to the most comfortable boots ever from Paul Green to the leopard fabulousness, I am in shoe heaven!
BUY FLATS HERE

BUY BOOTS HERE

BUY Slip-On's HERE

BUY LEOPARD BOOTS HERE

3. Week's Attire
Caslon Tee HERE // Sweater in Olive HERE // Jeans HERE

 Shoes HERE // Sweater 

Sweatshirt HERE and in Sherpa HERE // Boots HERE & HERE

4. Back in Black with PEACH
Back in black baby! And when these two amazing black pieces come from PEACH, even better because you know you’re getting top-quality! I was super excited to dress up their Instinct Leggings with the adorable satin ruffle hem Savannah Sweater!

BUY LEGGINGS HERE // SWEATER HERE // SHOES HERE // EARRINGS HERE

More Inspo

How CUTE is Jill!!

5. MISC. FUN
Posts of the Week

Favorite Chicago Purchases
Here are my two favorite purchases from the day trip to Chicago.
The most glorious leopard boyfriend blazer with ruched 3/4 sleeves. LOVE!
BUY BLAZER HERE

This Pat McGrath Labs lipstick comes in the greatest sparkly packaging and the pigmentation is beautiful.
BUY LIPSTICK HERE

Fall Trip Preview 
Monday I’ll share a recap of the trip North with Mr. Nine. Here’s a funny outtake cracking up when trying to take remote photos in the rain.


Have a Fabulous Weekend Loves!


FALL FLORAL & STYLE SIX LINK-UP

You know I adore dresses and all the cute Fall dresses I have been seeing have me swooning!


This is the dress from band of gypsies at Nordstrom that I got thinking I would be wearing it to a brunch with some fellow bloggers, but mother nature didn’t allow that to happen for me. However, I am in Chicago today meeting up with a blogger friend but I got some pictures of this beautiful dress at home so I could share it with you for a Style Six link-up today!

The background of this dress is black, but it has the most beautiful and vibrant Fall colors in it like the golds, blues and rust and a little blush and Ivory! The sleeves and back of the dress or what makes it so incredibly cute. 



The Hi-Low hem and wrap style makes for a very flattering fit. So many shoe opportunities. I put blue suede booties with it but cognac boots or heels and even sandals when the weather is still warm! I think tall boots might even work with this, maybe a slouch boot!



DRESS HERE // Similar BOOTS HERE & HERE // EARRINGS HERE // NECKLACE HERE

My Favorite from last Week's Link-Up
GINA from On the Daily Express

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