[Fall style - color block - fringe - sweater - booties]
Well, hello there, November. Didn't see you coming. Got preoccupied with little dude's first Halloween as a trick-or-treater. I wasn't sure what to expect from him, but he seemed to have fun.
I was a little worried that the day was going to be off: we left to drive from LA to Orange County a little later in the morning than I'd hoped, and once you become a parent you understand the importance of planning travel around your child's energy level and nap times. My son needs to take a good long nap mid day to make it to bedtime without a melt down, and that usually happens around noon. However, if he has to sit in the car for longer than 20 minutes (which the drive to OC from LA is) he could possibly fall asleep for a mini-nap, and that will mess up his afternoon nap schedule. (Don't we all remember falling asleep during car rids as kids?) Well, that's what happened this time. And he slept for only about 30 min, when we woke him up and then fed him donuts (Daddy had been wanting to try Sidecar Donuts). So not only did he have a little refresher nap, but then we fed him sugary donut. Great parenting, LOL.
And it did indeed mess up his afternoon nap. Instead of noon to about 3p, he finally went down around 3:30. But he slept til 5:30 (which on a normal day would mess up bedtime) but it actually worked out perfect for an unusual night of running around a neighborhood collecting candy from strangers, LOL.
We dressed him in his Lakers sweatsuit to pretend he was a basketball player. He doesn't understand the concept of costumes yet, so he wouldn't wear anything puffy or on his head. He had his pumpkin bucket he kept a death grip on the whole evening, and he quickly figured out, by following his 5 year old cousin up to the doors, to hold his bucket out and people would give him things. He could only say "treat" (of "trick or treat"), but that's the most important word anyway, right? :)
The weather had been warm this weekend, but when we were out trick-or-treating, it was perfect and cool. I can tell fall is ALMOST here. Which is good, because I want to wear this sweater everyday, it is SO soft and comfy. It's only 3/4 sleeves, which works well for our quasi-fall temps in SoCal, and I love the colors.
This fringe bag is the perfect size, and while it's faux suede, it's really good quality, no one would be able to tell. And if you read my bucket bag post from last week, you know that hands-free cross body straps are a necessity of mine with the little dude around.
The booties are very comfortable, but I found they run a little narrow so I sized up, and I love them. I scored these at a Sole Society sample sale, but they're still available for regular purchase as well.
I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween, and are ready to start the holiday countdown!!