Fall Finds

Snake Earrings + Tote...just got it and LOVE it!

Fall is in full swing here and I am loving all the sweaters and boots right about now! My big fall investment are these jeans and this tote. It's perfect for work and is a great neutral color! I also got it monogrammed with my initials which makes it seem more like a keepsake piece.

Are you experiencing fall-like weather yet?

xo natasha

Friday Links

Happy Friday! And guess what?? We broke ground on our new house {which is right next door to our current house} and the walls are starting to fly up! It's SO exciting to watch the progress every day! Fingers crossed the weather holds for a bit longer! 

That being said, the news of the fires around us in wine country are just devastating. The stories like this one and this one just break my heart. Here are some of the ways you can help.

And not to get too dark,  butI thought this video was super powerful in honor of Suicide Awareness Day.

Ok, back to our regular program...'tis the season for everything pumpkin! Do you agree with this assessment of the best of the best?

Loving these sneakers...but what color to buy?

If you're looking for a new book to read this fall...

I feel like everyone {and their mom} is talking about this vacuum! And now I want one! Is it really as amazing as everyone says??

Love this top to transition you from fall to winter...what is it about velvet this time of year??

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xo natasha

Trip to Apple Hill

This past weekend, we ventured down to Apple Hill for our annual trip!

We always start our day at O'Halloran's Apple Ranch for pumpkin + apple picking...and some good photo opps! It's a bit off the beaten path so we usually luck out with minimal crowds.

Next, we stopped at Apple Ridge Farms for apple cider donuts! I've also heard amazing things about High Hill Ranch. which serves apple cider milkshakes and a variety of apple cider donuts, like with sprinkles on top...next time!

Next, was Delfino Farms which is a gorgeous property overlooking the hills and vineyards. We got hand pies and face painting!

Our last stop was Boeger Winery, which is really the ideal last stop as it's kid-friendly and...they sell wine. So yes, it was the perfect end to our kid-crazed day! They have sand pits with tractors and a huge grassy lawn for a picnic. Their barbera and sauvignon blanc is amazing!

Have you been to Apple Hill before? What's your favorite spot!

xo natasha

Friday Finds

Fall is in the air and the weather has been reflecting it lately! We are in for some majorly fun fall activities this weekend, including Oktoberfest, Fish Festival and Apple Hill for pumpkin picking and apple cider donuts! Yay!

Here are some recent finds worth mentioning:

My pullover is new and is perfect for this transitional weather.

Speaking of transitions, we are making the transition to a booster seat for Ethan. We just received this version courtesy of a new-to-me site, Wikibuy. This site does all the hard work for you by price shopping for the best deal. Super neat, right?

These boss boots are SO cute! Definitely on my wishlist!

This San Francisco Staycation is going to inspire my next vacation!

Loving this rustic Halloween inspiration! 

What do you think of the furry mule trend? Those are super expensive, but THESE are a total knock-off and are super cheap!

Looking for the perfect shades of gray for our new house. Do you have a favorite?

Hope you have a wonderful fall weekend!

xo natasha

Sweaters on Sale {and under $100}

It's officially sweater season...and it's also Shopbop's Sale, so what better time to stock up on some cozy sweaters? Today is the last day of the big sale so I rounded up some of my favorite sweaters, all under $100! Plus you get a discount when you enter code ETOS17 at checkout!

Unmellow Sweater {check out the back!!}

Have a great weekend!!

xo natasha

Quick! A Shopbop Sale!

Ah! This sale snuck up on me and it couldn't come at a better time as we transition to fall! I want every single thing above...or own some  a couple things and can testify to how wonderful they are. The OTK boots are a major investment but I promise you they are worth every.penny. I'm super into long cardigans and the one above is no exception. I also really really love that circle bag...it's so pretty!

Also, not shown above, but worth investing in for the winter are Sorel Boots!

Hurry! The sale only goes for three days and ends on Friday. Use code EOTS17 at checkout to get up to 25% off!!

Are you going to splurge on anything fun??

xo natasha

Shoe Love: The Mule

I absolutely loving the mule trend this fall...it's the perfect mix between comfort and style and can easily be worn to work and on the weekends! Here are some of my favorite options...

The Gemma Mule {love it in velvet too!}

The Suede Heel Mule {Everlane always gets it right! Love this and this too!}

The Trace Mule...can't decide between the mauve and gray color!

Are you digging the mule as much as I am? Did I miss a pair that needs to be on my wishlist??

xo natasha

'Tis the Season for Family Photos

Left to Right:

It's that time of year...the holidays are upon us and every year I try to plan our family photos early so they can get mailed out with plenty of time for our family and friends to enjoy. The reality is that most years I'm scrambling! So 'tis the season to plan early!

I'm trying to break out of the blues and beiges that I usually go for...and with three boys, why shouldn't I incorporate some pinks and reds this time?

Have you started to plan for photos yet?

xo natasha

Crazy for Culottes

1 // 2 // 3 // 4
5 // 6 // 7 // 8

I know what you must be thinking...the 90's are calling and they want this trend back. BUT! Let me tell you, I am kind of obsessed with this trend, both for work and the weekends! They're universally flattering (don't believe me? Read these reviews) and SO cute with heels, mules and flats. 

I bought these in white (size down if you buy!), as well as these jeans...and now I can't get enough!

Do you love this trend??

xo natasha

Fall Finds

Ahhh fall is in the air...the leaves are changing, the weather is cooling and the layers are coming out in full force! Here is just a sampling of items that I've been eyeing lately {you can always keep up with my favorite finds at the Shop My Favorites tab at the top too!}. Isn't that fur coat just calling your name? Me too! ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

xo natasha

Our Labor Day Weekend

We spent this last weekend in Newport Beach to visit friends and some family.

This picture pretty much summarizes our weekend...it was a HOT one! Like a sweltering, humid, sticky kind of hot! Luckily there was a pool to distract the boys! ;)

Ethan was determined to finally swim on his own, sans life jacket. I was really impressed with his tenacity...he was a little fish all weekend! And he started treading water/swimming by the time we were ready to leave!

Wyatt was a bit more cautious!

Wyatt and his buddy O'Mara...little two year olds!

One of my favorite places in Newport to grab a coffee is Kit Coffee. It's such a cute little shop.

One highlight of the trip was seeing Courtney from A Thoughtful Place. She has become like a sister to me and I truly treasure our friendship. We always have the best time together! And it doesn't hurt that our husbands {both Ryans} like each other too! Also, her new home is AMAZING! Check it out here.

Later that night, we had a wedding to attend in Laguna Niguel. The dress I chose to wear was actually a romper and did not breathe at all, so I was literally dying a little bit in these pictures!

But it was really fun seeing my brother and sister-in-law amongst other family.

How stunning is this setting?

Sunday night, I met up with my girlfriends from high school. We had a super fun night out at Lido Marina Village!

And GUESS who we ran into at Nobu?? Kelly Dodd from Real Housewives of Orange County. She was really nice and so sweet to take a picture with us!

Overall, we had the best time! The boys did not want to leave and come back to reality! Neither do we!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

xo natasha

Ethan's First Day of Kindergarten

Shirt // Shoes c/o {they light up!} // Letter Board

It's hard to believe Ethan had his first day of kindergarten yesterday. Well, technically, it was a nice introduction day for both kids and parents...we were only there for a two-hour orientation...but the whole idea of Ethan starting school is so exciting and overwhelming! Ethan could hardly stand himself he was so excited. He got himself dressed and practically begged to have his picture taken with his new backpack. I'm so proud of this little guy and can't wait to see him take on this new chapter in life.

Meanwhile, if anyone has advice on how to manage younger sibling separation, let me know! Poor Wyatt was beside himself that he had to go to pre-school by himself today! :(

For more of my thoughts on Ethan heading to school, check out my article here.

xo natasha

Staying Hydrated

Similar to workout clothes, I feel the cuter the water bottle, the more likely it is that I'll drink water throughout the day. Water bottles have literally become the new "it" thing to carry around! I especially love the insulated ones...I bring coffee to work in the morning and it stays super hot and then fill it up with water for the rest of the day and it stays super cold. Win-win!

What's your take on the fun water bottles?

xo natasha

Making that Fall Transition

I'll admit, like most people, I get ridiculously excited for the transition to fall. It's the best of both worlds: layers, mules, pattern and just overall coziness without being freezing!

A couple thoughts:

+ I love that the circle bag is transitioning to fall with this leather version.
 + Stripes and Camo are my favorite fall combo.
+ Mules are like sandals, but without needing a pedicure!
+ Suede jackets and long cardigans always make an outfit appear more put together.
+ The cropped demi cut jean is such a flattering cut...can't wait to wear them with sandals, then mules and finally boots as the weather transitions.

What are your favorite fall transition trends?

xo natasha

PS...Madewell is offering 15% off all purchases through tomorrow so now is a great time to grab that ultimate fall tote!

PPS, did you notice those Prada sunglasses are 70% OFF?! Such a deal!

Anniversary Getaway to Wine Country

We celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary this past week, traveling to Healdsburg for a two-night getaway. After visiting earlier this year, I was dying to get back and to show Ryan. It was the perfect amount of time to unwind, relax and reconnect.

We kicked off our stay by going to Bravas Bar de Tapas. I highly recommend eating outside and enjoying a cheese board + their large selection of tapas. Ryan got the Thai One On cocktail and is was delicious! Super refreshing after a long drive!

Afterwards, we walked the square which has a ton of super cute shops, restaurants and wine tasting rooms. We scheduled a tasting in advance at Banshee Wines, mainly because the tasting room is super cute! Their wines are really good too!

My shirt {under $30!}

Afterwards, we stopped at Noble Folk Ice Cream and I got the Lucky Charm flavor!

One of the better decisions we made was to stay at a fun hotel, H2Hotel Healdsburg, on the square. As always, I booked a week in advance via the app HotelTonight and we got a great deal {use NSCHUE to get $25 off your first stay! Totally not sponsored, but have to mention!}. The hotel was SUPER cute and modern. It had ivy crawling all around the building, an amazing spoon fountain, free jugs of water and snacks in every room, plus a salt-water pool! It was heavenly! 

An added perk was that Spoonbar is on site and they make some of the most amazing hand-crafted cocktails I've ever had. This one was the rosemary margarita...yum!

For dinner, we went to Wili's Seafood & Bar for oysters and other delicious seafood! 

The next day was our wine tasting day, so we grabbed coffee at Flying Goat and checked out Shed before heading out for the day! 

If you can only go to wine winery while in Healdsburg, trust me and go to J Winery! The flight of champagne is out of this world and you must do the cheese pairing. I've never had a more unique pairing of cheeses before. It's quite the experience! 

Afterwards, we grabbed deli sandwiches at Oakville Grocery and headed out to Bella Vineyards, where the tastings happen in a cave, and Preston Farm and Winery, an expansive property with a lot of family history.

For dinner we headed to Valette, which was probably my favorite meal of our trip. The food and service was amazing and the entire experience was special. It's a great place for an anniversary dinner or date night. Be sure to order their house made charcuterie and save room for their bread, butter and jam dessert!

We ended our trip at Shed for breakfast. Their Belgian waffle is to.die.for!!! 

It was such a fun weekend and especially nice to really reconnect with my husband! I tease that even though we are pretty good about date night, there is something about the 24-hour mark that really makes a difference!

xo natasha