One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is picking a real Christmas tree. It’s festive and traditional, and the pine scent it leaves around home instantly makes me happy. There are plenty of places around the Philadelphia region where you can pick up live trees and wreaths, but I stumbled upon this perfect lot at the Lemon Hill Mansion. From the sprawling hilltop, you can see the Philadelphia skyline on one side, the Schuylkill River on another, and the historic mansion built in 1799.
Other great options include:
–Linvilla Orchards | Media, PA (also my favorite place to pick apples in the fall)
–Bustard’s Christmas Trees | Lansdale, PA
–Marsh Creek Tree Farms | Elverson, PA
–Willard Family Christmas Trees | Newtown, PA – Washington Crossing, PA – Columbus, NJ – Hamilton, NJ
–Terrain | Glen Mills, PA (for baby tabletop firs, garlands, wreaths)
This marigold beauty is perfect for Thanksgiving. It’s cute with a great price point but more importantly, it’s loose around the waist, so you can eat to your heart’s content. I paired it with leather booties and a leather jacket to edge up the look, but you can also wear it with simple heels to make the ruffle neckline the focal point. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday!
I’ve rounded up my top picks under $200 from the Nordstrom Fall Sale for every occasion. I chose items that are simple but have a unique quality to them. For example, these Topshop beaded mom jeans have a relaxed fit and wash but the gorgeous embellishment adds a little extra flair. All of these items can be dressed up or down. If there’s something specific you’re looking for, feel free to message me and I’ll send you my suggestions!
Free People Chamomile Cardigan: $78 | Adelyn Rae Lace Sheath Dress $59 | Halogen Ruffle Hem Top $35 | Blondo Olivia Waterproof Knee High Boot $169 | Street Level Velvet Backpack $29 | Le Specs Cat Eye Sunglasses $47 | Lauren Lorraine Ruby Embellished Half D’Orsay Pump $59 | Vince Camuto Down Fill Parka $199 | Topshop Beaded Mom Jeans $144
‘Tis the season for chunky knits; if there’s only one you add to your wardrobe this fall, make it the Free People Park City pullover. It comes in ivory, terracotta, turquoise, and wine, and this waffle-knit is the perfect piece to layer over stripes and under a coat. Instead of buying a ton of cheaper pieces and replacing them every year, I like to collect investment items that I adore and know will stay with me for a while.
Photography: Caleb Church
Joggers are one of my closet staples because of their versatility; they look equally as good dressed up or dressed down. Wear them with sneakers for a casual weekend look or with heels and a dressy top for the workday.
Sequins, tulle, and pastel: three of my favorite details seamlessly come together in what I consider my ethereal ‘fairy’ dress. Inside is a shorter, separate slip that adds a subtly flirty feel to the midi length, a current favorite style of mine. Add a pair of bright white sandals and cat-eye sunglasses to complete the look.
Photography: Rosie Simmons
Elevate your gingham dress with a pair of strappy sandals and a ruffle detail at the waist. Pair it with this timeless J.Crew denim jacket for daytime (or transition to night with a leather jacket). Complete the look with a basket rattan bag for the last days of summer.
Photography: Rosie Simmons