Cider Rules at the Apple Orchard

by Hampton Ivy, 10/26/2014

Shirt: Lauren Ralph Lauren . Jeans: Michael Kors . Socks: Target . Boots: Ecoté . 
Scarf: Target . Sunglasses: Target . Belt: Forever21

Apple picking during the fall is a necessity. I've been to several orchards over the years, but this one has to be my favorite. The fields of trees and fall foliage were certainly beautiful, but the blue cider barn was my favorite sight to see. Inside the barn styled store was a small collection of groceries and goodies, such as jams and pies, all made on the orchard. If you ever get the chance to stop by, I recommend the apple crumb pie, and, of course, the delicious apple cider.

A Fresh Face for Fall

by Hampton Ivy, 10/20/2014

As we've made our way into fall, clothes have transitioned from bright and fun to warm and cozy. Like clothes, makeup has transitioned as well. Summer tans are washing away and noses are turning pinker everyday from the chilly air.
Partly due to missing summer, but also due to loving fall, I've made my daily makeup routine an easy middle ground between the two seasons. Keeping the glow from summer, but bringing in the warmth of fall, these are my go-to products for a "fresh face" this season.

For a fresh face a little done up, I use the following:
Under-Eye Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi
Face Concealer: Maybelline Cover Stick
Setting Powder: Revlon Colorstay
Bronzer: Hard Candy Hula Hula
Eyebrows: Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Brow Mousse
Mascara: Benefit "They're Real" and Urban Decay "Perversion"
Lip gloss: Buxom Full-On Lip Cream "White Russian"
 Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette
on the lids, "Naked" in the crease as transition, "Buck" to deepen the crease

For days when I want something even simpler, I use the following:
Under-Eye Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi
(blended using a damp makeup sponge)
Face Concealer: Maybelline Cover Stick
Setting Powder: Revlon Colorstay
Bronzer: Hard Candy Hula Hula
Eyebrows: Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Brow Mousse
Mascara: SmashBox Full Exposure
Lip stick: Urban Decay "Naked"
Lip Gloss: Maybelline "Iced Chocolate"
 Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Naked Palette
on the inner corners, "Naked" on the lids, "Buck" to lightly deepen the crease
Natural and glowing from within- that's my fresh face for fall.

Fall Fairs

by Hampton Ivy, 10/17/2014

Sweater: Lauren Ralph Lauren . Pants: Dover Saddlery . Boots: Kelly&Katie . 
Scarf: Oscar de la Renta . Purse: Spartina449 . Bracelet: Michael Kors

I can't stay away from fall fairs. Every week there is a new one to go see and I can't turn them down. During the fall there is something special about fairs that other seasons don't compare to. Seeing the villages covered in leaves, fall treats for sale, and smelling the warm scent of fair food through the otherwise crisp fall air, makes fall fairs the best fairs.

Fall and Our Four Legged Preps

by Hampton Ivy, 10/10/2014

Sweater: Ann Taylor . Scarf: Spartina449 . Jacket: Urban Renewal . Jeans: Forever21 . Socks: DSW . Boots: Madden Girl .
Sierra's Scarf: Cejon .

There are two main reasons why I love fall so much: the activities, and the clothes! On casual days nothing beats worn-in jeans, boots, and comfortable knits. I love an easy outfit that I can do just about anything in, whether apple picking, lounging outside with a mug of mulled cider, or playing with two of my babies, Sierra and Maggie. 

Houndstooth in the Village

by Hampton Ivy, 10/06/2014

Shirt: Banana Republic . Cardigan: J Crew . Skirt: J Crew . Tights: Studio S . Boots: Kelly&Katie . Necklace: Studio S

Northport Village is one of my favorite places. Where the shops are boutiques that carry and support the local brands- Where everybody knows everybody- Where if you forgot to bring enough cash for the Sweet Shop, you'll get a smile and a wink, and just bring it with you next time- Where you take your food to go, to sit on the park benches and eat with a view of the harbor- Where families walking their pups stop to say hello and chat for a little, or sit on the grass and enjoy their surroundings. No one is in a rush, and everything, for the most part, is right there in that tiny little village for everyone to enjoy.

A Beautiful Start to Fall

by Hampton Ivy, 10/02/2014

Shirt: Forever21 . Cardigan: Talbots . Jeans: Michael Kors . Boots: Ecoté . Belt: thrifted

Sweater: Ralph Lauren . Pearls: heirloom

Shirt: Eliot . Sweater: Brooks Brothers . Necklace: Studio S

It didn't take long for me to jump into all of the fall activities that are beginning again. Visiting the horse stables, browsing roadside farmers markets, picking fresh seasonal fruit, and deciding which delicious pie to buy has made this first fall week a lovely one.