Chapter Fifteen Picks

22nd Birthday Love List

Today, I turn 22 (omg!!!) My birthday has always been one of my favorite parts of fall and this year is no exception. I’ve already had a great time celebrating by visiting my best friends up in Rhode Island and spending some time with my mom in Boston. And I’m looking forward to a birthday dinner tonight and cake with my whole family this weekend. Between all the fun and cake and festivities, there’s one of the best parts of birthdays: the gift! Here’s twenty-two things on my 22nd birthday love list!

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Quick Shop

BB Dakota • And Other Stories

Nordstrom • Lulu’s

Too Faced • Free People

Cambridge Satchel Company • BCBG

Joie • ASOS

Kendra Scott • Nine West

Forever 21Anastasia Beverly Hills

Urban OutfittersBauble Bar


ZaraRifle Paper Company

Kate SpadeAnthropologie

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lifestyle · recipes

Apple Picking and Apple Recipes

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This week, I’m in New England celebrating a joint birthday weekend with my best friends and a fall adventure vacation. My first stop was Rhode Island, to visit my friend. It’s the first time I’ve been to this state, and, though small, it’s beautiful this time of year. My first day here, my friend took the train from Boston and met us in Rhode Island. And when trying to figure out how to spend the day, I suggested apple picking. We found an orchard online, set the GPS, and drove out there. We spent the afternoon walking around, trying to reach apples high up in the trees, and laughing. Then, with a bag full of apples, we headed home with the idea of trying to use them all in some kind of recipe. Here are some fall foods to try when you find yourself coming home with a giant bag of apples. Continue reading “Apple Picking and Apple Recipes”

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Paper Source Haul


When I was in New York City this summer, we wandered into a Paper Source and I had found my happy place. I’ve been obsessed with notebooks and pretty little office things for, like, forever and now I had just stumbled on the motherload of stores that sold all my favorite things. I bought a couple items in New York, some notebooks and such, but I wanted to go back and buy everything. Problem? There’s no Paper Source in my city. But that didn’t stop me, immediately, I was on my phone on the website looking up the nearest location. And I found that it’s only two hours away. In another state, but only two hours away. So my mom and I made a plan to day trip to Ohio one Saturday in the fall and visit Cleveland’s local Paper Source. And this is what I bought. Continue reading “Paper Source Haul”


Fifty Ways to Fall in Fun


Fall is probably my favorite season. I love fall styles like cozy sweaters and boots, I make a mean pumpkin cake with homemade whipped cream icing (just wait ’til you get that recipe), and I can drink apple spice tea all day every day. Plus my birthday is in October! There’s so much to love about fall and so much to do. So here are fifty traditional and different activities that’ll make this the most fun season yet. Continue reading “Fifty Ways to Fall in Fun”