After last week’s post about cleaning out my closet, you might be wondering if there is anything left for me to wear. I guarantee there is a hefty amount of clothing and shoes left for me to choose from. I started with around 128 items and downsized by about half, leaving me around 60 items total. I thought it would be fun since I make so many packing lists and other capsules to share what exactly made the cut.
Not only did I learn a lot about the process of cleaning out a closet, I learned a lot about my preferences and favorites. I also learned I might want to keep something I haven’t worn in over a year because it brings me joy to touch it.
1. Badminton Set / 2. Lunea Melamine White Dinnerware (not fragile!) / 3. Peterboro Handmade Picnic Basket / 4. Amara Pure New Wool Picnic Blanket / 5. Acrylic Stemless Wine Glass / 6. Table In a Bag (FSC certified!) / 7. Weck Canning Jar / 8. Small Metal Lantern / 9. Bocce Ball Set
Over the Summer I had my fair share of picnics, including a dreamy one at the beach. As we make our way into Fall, I can’t help but think about how lucky I am to live in California and not have to give up the picnics I’ve been in love with all Summer. Our weather stays pretty mild, and sometimes warm, for the transition into fall. We’re headed to a party that I’m not hosting on labor day, but I thought it would be fun to put together a little Labor Day picnic inspiration anyway.
During our Stay at Family Camp in Aspen Grove, we took time to hike to Stewart Falls via the trail from Aspen Grove. It’s around 3.8 miles in length, with no crazy elevation changes. The trail is good for all ages and while we did the hike without kids, our older son Aiden went along with his age group for camp. One of my favorite parts about the hike was a section of the trail that was lined with ferns, queen anne’s lace, and birch trees. It reminded me of something from a fairy movie and it was hard to refrain from snapping more photos every few steps. It took a few hours to hike to the falls and back, but it was well worth it in the end.
Sponsored by Zappos, all photos by Kate Skogen.
Dark: Black Leather Jacket, Black Silk Tee, Black Skinny Jeans, Lucky Brand Belia Boots in Olive
Light: Summer Hat, White Button Down, AG Straight Leg Jeans, Lucky Brand Jezza Suede Wedges
Now that the temperatures here have been consistently below 80F, it’s starting to feel more like Fall. I usually like Fall here with it’s milder days and cool nights, perfect for hanging around a campfire or just being in the outdoors for the evening. Today I’ve partnered with Zappos & Lucky Brand to share a couple of outfits that could be my perfect Fall uniform, both dark and light. I love that Lucky Brand was founded in California (Los Angeles) years and years ago and continue to maintain that cool California vibe. If you know anything about me, it’s that I’m a California girl through and through.