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outfit: day at the apple orchard

Wednesday, September 21, 2011



Last weekend Jed and I made a surprise visit back home to Iowa for my mom's birthday and a trip to my favorite apple orchard! It was the perfect day to pick apples. The place was packed and the crisp air was delicious. The staff at Wilson's were busy making fresh apple cider doughnuts and apple turnovers. I had to try both, of course! I came home with a handmade basket and a bag of windfall apples.

Last night I baked a few apples for an after dinner snack. They are simple to make: Core the apple and fill with a small pat of butter, a drizzle of honey (or brown sugar if you prefer), a few shakes of cinnamon, nutmeg and a tiny pinch of salt. Wrap in foil and bake for 1 hour at 350°F. Place in a pretty bowl and eat it as is or you can add a dollop of whipped cream if you like. We had ours plain and it was perfect.

Outfit:
Lands' End StormRaker Rain Jacket | Lands' End Petite No Iron Twill Tartan Shirt | Mossimo Ankle Pant | G.H.Bass & Co. leather satchel (thrift store) | Bensimon sneakers | Rimmel nail enamel in Sunset Orange

10 comments :

  1. You look so pretty! I'm wicked jealous of that bag! What a great score. Fall hasn't quite arrived down here in Florida, but I'm looking forward to some baked apples myself once it does.

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  2. Oooh, sounds so tasty.
    'Love your choice of Lands' End items, although I swear by LLBean's plaid flannel shirts. Perfection.

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  3. You look ideal, sounds like such a beautiful day! Can't wait for fall to officially stay here for good!

    xoxo
    Solanah

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  4. Apple picking is (was...) one of my favorite fall traditions! :) Unfortunately as far south as I am in FL, there are no orchards to speak of. Not that this stops me from buying bags of apples in the store and making loads of apple pie filling and applesauce! ;)

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  5. Anna, your cheeks look like apples!
    Pretty : > )

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  6. Lovely outfit! Perfect for apple picking.

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  7. Such a lovely photo shoot! The colors in your wardrobe blend so beautifully with the colors in nature.

    Nothing gets me in the mood for fall more then apple picking at my local orchard. Happy autumn to you!

    Katherine

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  8. Adorable! I want to go pick apples RIGHT NOW. I just bought a ghana basket this last week too! My older knitting friend told me where to get one locally and I just love it.

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  9. I want to go apple picking so terribly bad! Your outfit was so cute! Funny, I had never heard of Land's End until recently and just purchased my husband some sweaters off of there and now it's mentioned again, here!

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