Can we talk about the balloon sleeves on this off the shoulder sweater dress? Although I initially hesitated to buy another off the shoulder piece (can you have too many?!), as soon as I saw the sleeves and the price (40% off!) it was a done deal! I love the color and don’t have anything like it. I wore it on a recent weekend getaway and received so many compliments on it. It was super comfy and perfect for the fall.
I started the day with a blanket scarf, similar style HERE, and stuffed in my bag as the day warmed up. Blanket scarfs are a great staple to carry you from the fall into the winter. As I’ve mentioned before, they’re great for traveling as well.
I bought this floppy hat last year at Nordstrom but they have a similar style HERE. I love a good wool floppy hat. I’ve really been more aware of the sun the last few years and have noticed that it seems to be more intense in the fall even though the air temperature may not be as hot as the summer. Wool floppy hats not only look cute but they protect your face from harmful UV rays.
If you haven’t been to northern Michigan, you need to put it on your list of places to visit. It’s great for different reasons year round but the fall is one of my favorite times to visit. My husband and I love to visit the wineries. The scenery is so beautiful!
We had a cottage on Torch Lake that we sold last year. We loved the area and have some great memories there but are at a time in our life that we weren’t getting as much as use out of it as we would like to with the 3.5 hour drive. We still intend to visit the area and either rent or stay in a hotel. We didn’t make it this summer but decided to make a spontaneous trip last weekend. We stayed at a newer hotel in Traverse City, Hotel Indigo, which we really liked. It was in a great location with a rooftop bar.
We hit up some of our favorite spots and tried some new. Here are some of our recommendations:
Breakfast: Harvest and The Plaza
Lunch: The Jolly Pumpkin
Dinner: Red Ginger, Mama Lu’s, Apache Grille
Drinks: Hotel Indigo Rooftop (heaters and fire pits available)
Wineries: Aurora, Bowers Harbor, Chateau Chantal, Bonobo
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