Colorful leaves, crisp air and warm drinks – the things we all know so well describe one of the most beautiful seasons. Autumn has officially embraced the South and I’m thankful for the temperature drops and lack of dense humidity, along with the welcoming of my favorite season! Since farming is so big in this state there are pumpkin patches galore and acres of orchards with over one hundred types of apples. I’m not the baker in the family (Scott is, he actually loves to bake cookies from scratch!) but I will go out of my way to learn just to have a slice of heaven on a plate – otherwise known as apple cheesecake pie. I would also take my bounty and make candy apples to give out to friends and coworkers.
Despite edible goodies, there is something else much celebrated about a colder climate – style. I can’t imagine Fall without my Frye boots. They are not only durable, so I can take them on a long day of apple picking, but they are also incredibly tasteful. I can’t tell you how many compliments I have gotten on these boots. I have had them for about 4 years and they still look brand new. My aunt Jane even gave me her old Fryes from when she was my age and they are still perfectly in tact. A product that is made to last definitely wins my heart. I paired my Fryes with a long sleeve shirt with a coyote print. Tucked in to my favorite, flouncy skirt I think this outfit is Southern at heart, but still the right amount of girly.
I’m a firm believe in the bouffant. I really think big hair needs to make a comeback. Not just a little volume, I’m talking straight teasing and pooffing. The kind of hair that makes you want to say, “that’s why her hair is so big – it’s full of secrets!” Hair that would make Dolly Parton and Priscilla Presley want to claw at your scalp. Hair that would make Jackie Onasis Kennedy look in the mirror and think, “next time I want to go bigger and better!” Hair that would make Elvira, Mistress of the Dark put a balding hex on you. Afterall – the bigger the hair, the lesser you care. I think that’s a Southern saying or something.
Photographed by Amanda Amador, hair and makeup by brittanyncampbell at Sunshine Makeup Artistry.