The end of 2016 is rapidly approaching, and fall is never long enough! It’s already mid November, and my family finally had a chance to visit our favorite fall spot Oak Glen, California aka Apple Country. Family bonding time is much cherished these days because even though we live only 25 minutes apart, it’s nearly impossible to match up our schedules to spend a full day together! Besides delighting in apple pie, I always look forward to planning my outfit because we take photos in the same tree year after year.
I became fixated on wearing a quilted vest this year, so I began the outfit coordinating there. No shocker that Old Navy had the vest for me. They have a few different options, but I opted for the lighter-weight version because 85 degrees in November is still a thing. Figuring that I would be styling this vest with all my flannels, I choose the heather gray to match everything. Next came this amazing plaid dress. I bought a plaid dress last year (featured here) but this one is SO different. I’ve always wanted a button-up flannel dress that didn’t look like a pajama shirt and styling with the quilted vest did the trick!
Let’s talk accessories. Along came these gorgeous Vince Camuto boots that just so happened to be on SALE at Nordstrom. You won’t see me in the over-the-knee boot trend this year (I just can’t seem to find a pair that compliments my 5 foot frame), but this mid calf boot is just what I needed to complete this Apple Picking look!
Last, but definately not least, my jewelry is all from Rocksbox. I love jewelry sets that ‘go together’, but don’t ‘match!’ This shipment’s necklace is by Gorjana and is made up of gold, silver, and rose gold bars that compliment the jewel-tone earings by Perry Street and the Wanderlust & Co turqoise ring just right. If you didn’t see my review of their jewelry subscription, catch up here. I am still still offering the promo code StyleServantXOXO to get one month free!
The vine is dried up and the fig tree is withered; the pomegranate, the palm and the apple tree– all the trees of the field–are dried up. Surely the people’s joy is withered away.
I would be devastated if a locust swarm ruined the apple orchards of Oak Glen! Luckily, locusts are not on our radar these days. This story in the book of Joel, told from the prophet, is not so much about physical destruction, but symbolizes punishment and forgiveness in the Old Testament. Our God is all powerful and so are his consequences when we don’t seek after His plan, but their is more beauty in his story of forgiveness! He just wants us to draw near to him!
Have a blessed week!