We have spent the last two months oogling over your stunning #embracefall photos on Instagram. When we first started talking about fall in September we had no idea we'd still be running around in sandals or hiking in shorts come mid-November. It seems that this year's fall is doing a slow waltz + refusing to let Mother Nature's close the curtains on this colorful facade. Not that we're complaining -- like every one of you; we're loving all of this beautiful weather. However, winter needs to happen!
A cold front rolled across the United States last week, so...winter is coming, marching forward with a frigid melody + heavy drum beat. While we work to wrap our minds around this change of weather, let's take a quick second to sooth ourselves with the colorful photos y'all shared with the #embracefall hashtag on Instagram. Feast your eyes out, while you prepare your stomach for a Thanksgiving feast later this week...
Since we're all trying our darnest to balance real life responsibilities with our urge to explore it's only appropriate to kick off this little #embracefall recap with the realities of adulting -- fall colors from paved paths. We don't always have enough time or energy for big adventures but that doesn't mean we can't find mind-blowing beauty right near home!
Mountains + Lakes
What is it about rolling mountains + calm lakes that bring out the awesome of fall? Well, mountains are pretty self-explanatory; they're mountains. But the lake water isn't even warm enough to jump into but we seem to be drawn to the water's edge just to soak up all the beauty around us. There's something there that just exudes peace.
Oh, the trails! We all love the time we get to spend on trails + if we can get out in the peak of fall the crisp weather + bright colors make every step worth the effort, whether we're running, backpacking or plain ol' wandering! The trees seem to be hugging us + sprinkling lucky leaves down on our heads.
This may be a girl thing, but fall is the perfect excuse to dig up adorable boots + shoes to frolic around in. After a summer of simple sandals + before a winter of function-beats-fashion boots fall is the perfect time to pop a little sass into your life with your footwear.