This Was Supposed To Be About Fall

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It’s here, my friends. Fall has officially arrived in Minneapolis, and I’ve been welcoming the season with open arms, pumpkin candles {see here}, and autumn decor. I’ve got a soft spot for the fall, what with all the colors and spices and layers and pies and bonfires and every other stereotype associated with this time of year. Darrin is great and everything {understatement of the year}, but I think a part of me married him solely because his hair is essentially “fall” all year round {get a load of those luscious locks here}. Brilliant, I know. There aren’t too many redheads in this world that have a hair color as rich as Darebear’s, and the unusually large number of old ladies that have stalked us around the grocery store can testify to that. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times we’ve paused in the cereal aisle, trying to decide between Cheerios or Lucky Charms {Lucky Charms DUH}, and have noticed an old Betty watching us nearby. We’ll move ourselves and our cart to the next aisle and BAM. There she is again. Clutching her little purse close to her sweater and watching us. She’ll catch our eyes, shuffle her little body up to Darrin, and say, “Do you know that you have such a brilliant shade of red hair? I’ve been staring at it this whole time!”


Darrin is always very sweet and courteous, usually responding with a smile and a “Yeah, that’s what people tell me.” I usually stand a little closer to Darrin, grab his arm, and give the woman a “back-off-Betty-he’s-mine” stink-eye….

Just kidding.

But seriously.

What was this post supposed to be about again?

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Sweater: J. Crew Factory; Jeans: GAP; Heels: Soda {old; but aren't these cute?!}; Bag: Mellow World
Sweater: J. Crew Factory; Jeans: GAP; Heels: Soda {old; but aren’t these cute?!}; Bag: Mellow World

Fall. Right. I’ll try to stay “on track” for ya {pun most definitely and very consciously intended}.

Fall is sweater season, so I picked up this fun, color block sweater from the J. Crew Factory store over Labor Day weekend. I’d try to describe to you how soft this sweater feels, most likely using fluffy cloud and fuzzy, baby animal imagery, but I just don’t think my descriptions will do it justice. You might have to pick one up {on sale!} and feel the coziness for yourself.

If you haven’t already, you can win the awesome handbag that is featured in the pictures above by entering my Mellow World giveaway! There are a number of simple ways that you can enter, so be sure to check the Rafflecopter here! Mellow World is currently having an awesome handbag sale this month {free gift with your purchase of $75 or more!}, so be sure to use the promo code MW10SGCEF for 10% off your purchase! Discounts, you guys. I’m hear for ya. 🙂

Have a great Thursday!



  • Reply Katie Cummings September 11, 2014 at 7:52 am

    That sweater looks fab! And while I would never steal your hubby away from you, I also think redheads are the cutest. I will be Betty in 50 years, for sure.

  • Reply By The Shore, Life & Style September 11, 2014 at 9:04 am

    I’m in love with that sweater – just love the fun colour blocking! And I must admit your hubby has rad hair… love the story of the supermarket. Too cute! As for fall?! Bring. It. On! I love getting all cheesy and into it, it’s the best!!

  • Reply Alecia Mariana September 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Love this sweater!! I wish it would get cool enough here to start wearing some of mine!


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    Vivre by Alecia Mariana

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  • Reply Eye See Euphoria September 11, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I love the sweater. The pop of pink is nice.

    Eye See Euphoria .

  • Reply ≈ CARMEN ≈ September 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    I love the pops of color in the sweater. Perfect for the cool fall nights. :] // ☼ ☯

  • Reply lucia September 11, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    the jumper is amazing!

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  • Reply tiateilli September 12, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Great look!

  • Reply sprinklesofstyle September 12, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Such a gorgeous outfit!! You look beautiful! 🙂

    Layla xx

  • Reply Andrea Karwandy September 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    I just found out about your blog through a post Ruche did and I’m already hooked! Love all the style posts and you and your husband are so cute. I’m also super tempted to buy this sweater, I love the colors and it’s definitely getting to be sweater weather here in Saskatchewan! I recently started a blog and would love to talk to you sometime about your style posts. I have done a few for subscription reviews but always feel so awkward posing for the camera, I would love some tips on how to look and feel natural in front of the camera, you seem like you do a great job at both!

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      So glad you stopped on by! I’d love to answer any questions you might have! Although, I’ll admit right now that I’m no expert! Just shoot me an email! 🙂

  • Reply thosevintagethoughts . September 13, 2014 at 4:03 am

    That jumper is stunning!!! Just found your blog on ABM comments and already scrolling through excessively 😉 Kath x

    • Reply Grace Beekman September 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks girly! Glad you stopped by! 🙂

  • Reply GlamFizz September 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    You look so beautiful!
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