look book: pumpkin patch

October 17, 2011

I have been wanting to go to a pumpkin patch for years! And when I say pumpkin patch I mean a real pumpkin patch, not one of those converted parking lots with straw on the ground. I want to go to a big, beautiful field and pick a big orange pumpkin and cut it right from the vines. In LA a real pumpkin patch is almost impossible to find, but I put Matthew to the test to do some research and he found the perfect place. Of course it ended up being a little outside of LA {yes, a whole county north}, but we found it nonetheless and had the best time picking out our pumpkins! Our yearly pumpkin carving competition is coming up and I need the perfect one to win :)
dress c/o 11 Eureka, sweater and boots J.Crew, scarf random boutique, tights Target

I love the color of this dress! It's so pretty and reminds me so much of the fall season. I've said it before but I'll say it again, this is my favorite season by far! The cooler weather, the change in lighting, the natural colors {mustards, browns, oranges}, the layering.. it really can't be beat! {Although I know some of you summer-holics would beg to differ!}

Have a great Monday friends!
xox
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78 comments:

  1. The colors are so beautiful together, Mara, and I adore those boots! I am so happy you found a real pumpkin patch! I may have to get my husband to take me up there too!

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  2. The dress is definitely beautiful. I love how your outfit kind of matches your surroundings. Perfect colours for picking pumpkins! :)

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

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  3. I am a big fan of the fall as well, no other season can beat the beautiful colors and perfect weather.

    ps: your dress is fallish, I have been having a hard time finding me fallish dresses.

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  4. gorgeous, mara! i love the light in those last two photos! - Kayley

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  5. Mara, you are gorgeous! I love going to real pumpkin patches!

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  6. aww lovely! one of my favorite things about american fall traditions is picking pumpkins.

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  7. Me too!! I've been dying to go to a pumpkin patch. I'll have to put the hubs on a mission to find one for us. Looks like a super fun & cute day!! And I can't wait to see pics from your carving competition. Yay!! And goodness, you look gorgeous Mara. I love everything about this outfit: the hues, the layers, & beautiful patterns. Happy Monday! xo veronika

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  8. i just went last weekend...so much fun!

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  9. These pictures are beautiful!!! The pumpkin patch is the perfect setting for this outfit. So adorable!

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  10. I love the last photo of you smiling! Such a great smile!

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  11. SO cute! & I have never been to a pumpkin patch. Want to go so bad!!

    M x

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  12. so adorable! I coulnt think of a better outfit to wear at a pumpkin patch! Love these pics! www.casualglamorous.com

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  13. I love this. Fall is by far my favorite, too. :)

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  14. So for those of us in LA who want to go to a real pumpkin patch too where is this one? :)

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  15. Girl, you are so cute! the first thought that popped into my head when you said pumpkin patch was "so american" but the idea seems so lovely! I wish we had these on my side of the world! x

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  16. great pics
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  17. aw, this looks like so much fun! you are breathtaking girl. lovin' that outfit and the backdrop. the lighting is amazing too!
    xo TJ

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  18. Beautiful warm fall palette on pretty girl!:)
    xoxo
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  19. Your dress is so cute! I love going to pumpkin patches in the Fall - makes the season feel like its really here.

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  20. I'm so ecstatic I found your blog...I'm just loving your style! I can't wait to see more. P.s. This dress colour is divine, one of my favs so glad it's in this season!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  21. I also love the color of your dress. I want to go to a pumpkin patch too!

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  22. Love love this outfit. please i hope u follow back britters89.blogspot.com

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  23. AW! I love it! The pallet is so fall!

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  24. This is one of the most beautiful outfits you've put together, I think! The fall colors really make you glow =). I LOVE fall too, although I'm not yet convinced that California fall is still fall when compared to New England fall...

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  25. this looks like a beautiful time of day to take photos. gorgeous light! it compliments your autumn colors well:)

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  26. LOVE the pumpkin patch and LOVE the pumpkin dress. So glad I stumbled upon your blog- definitely making my blog reel!

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    4scarlet.com

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  27. Aw, this post is adorable! I love that you ventured out of town in search of the perfect pumpkin! I don't know as I've ever been to a real pumpkin patch, but it definitely makes for gorgeous photos! You look so pretty, love this whole fall-inspired outfit and the lip color is amazing on you!!

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  28. i've always wanted to go to a real pumpkin patch too! maybe i can convince my family to go this weeek. and i agree, fall may just be the best season ever - and that's coming from a girl who devotes herself to summer entirely. autumn is taking over my love.

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  29. You look fabulous and I'm totally with you on the real pumpkin patch thing. I've been telling my husband for two weeks now that we need to find a real one! ha ha So thats awesome you found one!

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  30. I know exactly what you mean! Pumpkin patches and apple orchards are places my family goes every fall!

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  31. Mara, you look gorgeous! That dress is absolutely to DIE for.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  32. Love these photos Mara!! You look so pretty, and I love the pumpkin backdrop!!!
    And love your outfit, and the colors.
    I love the Fall season as well. It always seems to go by so fast though. And I love seeing pumpkins around! And the color of the leaves!! Can't be fall without that!

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  33. these photos are so beautiful! I love the pops of orange coming from the pumpkins in the background.

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  34. I love this time of year, too! (except it's still practically summer here in LA!!) You wouldn't happen to be in Oxnard, would you? I think my boyfriend was at that exact pumpkin patch this weekend! P.S. - love the composition of the photos! xoxo

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  35. Absolutely beautiful - and what a perfect OOTD to wear for it! Yeah, Matthew, for your good research!

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  36. Glad you had fun at the pumpkin patch! I totally love this outfit! The dress, tights, sweater, boots, love it all! Happy Harvest!

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  37. Love the outfit!! and YAY for pumpkin patches! Its funny to think that there are places that don't have pumpkin patches, I've been going to one every year since I was little that was only 10 minutes from my house, ha ha. I might not get there this year though... *cries*
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  38. You look amazing in fall colors! :) This is such a cute place to take photos :)

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  39. these colors look great on you! especially that lipstick color.

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  40. Pretty dress. I love the lighting.

    -B

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  41. i loveee your dress mara, it's such a pretty fall look! i really wish i had my boots out here! they're back in new england :( you HAVE to tell me where this pumpkin patch is! if it's not more than an hour away from where we live i'd be tempted to go there! it looks beautiful!

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  42. I love everything about this outfit! Such a pretty scarf. :)

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  43. this looks so pretty! jj and i are going to a pumpkin patch/corn maze north of LA this weekend. i hope it looks as beautiful as this one!

    and super pretty outfit, mara!

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  44. you should smile more in your pics- that last shot of you literally made ME smile :)

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  45. i love that dress too! i won it in a giveaway and haven't been able to take it off since.

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  46. such gorgeous photos. all the colors scream fall! so glad i stumbled upon your blog - i'm a fan! xx

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  47. I absolutely love these colors on you! You look striking!

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

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  48. Love your fall outfit Mara, and pumpkin patches are indeed hard to fine in LA. :( hahaha!

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  49. Aww Mara - you look so festive and I absolutely love the colours on you :) Matches your hair perfectly! You look so pretty! xxx

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  50. I think I have that sweater.
    Now I just need your dress and boots and I'll be adorable!

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  51. awww you look so beautiful and festive and happy! i so love your dress.

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  52. I love your blog!! you are so pretty and cute, and i love so much your relationship! hahaha in this post you are especially beautifull. Congratulations for your work in this blog. Kisses from mynicestworld

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  53. omg is this on the way to oxnard?? SB area? LOVE!!

    xoxo
    b

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  54. You, lady, are so bloody beautiful! I really love this post.
    We don't have pumpkin patches in England which makes me sad but I did find munchkin pumpkin and I almost died with cute overload.
    Just found your blog and I really love it :)
    Hope you have the best day!
    Ellie xx

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  55. Love these beautiful pictures. Do you and the hubs compete against each other? So fun!

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  56. Love the look! The boots are super cute....I am looking for a good pair for the fall/winter.

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  57. Pumpkin Patches are the best and the time of day when you went is just beautiful...you look gorgeous! I agree this is the BEST season!

    Liesl :)

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  58. ummm, could you be more gorgeous?!? loving these pictures, and your outfit is the perfect pumpkin patch look :) also your lipstick is lovely. xoxo

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  59. Eek! You are gorgeous lady! So happy to meet you through blowfish as well! Your blog is so so stunning.

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  60. what a perfect fall day. beautiful as always miss mara.

    xoxo

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  61. Oh my gosh, this post is too amazing! The colours in your outfit, the beautiful lighting, the pumpkins!! Reading this made me long for fall.
    And I said this last year but I LOVE that you guys do a pumpkin carving contest. That's the coolest and cutest thing ever.

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  62. Beautiful photos! The location is amazing and I can't wait to see the result for your carving competition!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  63. I so love this outfit! What tights are you wearing? Are they HUE?

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  64. aw these photos are gorgeous!
    I love the whole outfit too!

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  65. these are seriously too cute! I love your dress, and you look like you're having a great time. love your blog. :)

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  66. This looks so fun! And I love your outfit, it is so cute!

    Hope you have a great day!

    Lauren

    http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

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  67. I've never actually been to a real life pumpkin patch before - that is something I MUST rectify!

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  68. You're so pretty!
    So glad I clicked away & ended up at your blog!! These photos are amazing.

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  69. Looks like you had a great day!!

    That last photograph of you is stunning, and has anyone ever told you how fabulously you wear red lipstick?!

    Niki @ LQM&M
    xo

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