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Hanging On

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fall outfit - modcloth scarf



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I am hanging on to the remnants of fall for dear life. I am not ready to accept that the holidays are just weeks from getting underway, and Christmas everything is already donning store shelves. I’m a bit of a Scrooge, for many reasons…but I’ll save that rant for another time.

It is still weirdly warm and mild here on the East Coast. (Did you notice my short sleeves? Haha.) So, it’s even harder to accept that fall colors are slowly waning and giving way to Christmas trees and twinkling lights. I was actually too warm in this outfit while I was taking pictures, believe it or not. Boots were a bit much for that day’s temperatures, but it’s still fall! And I’ll wear my boots if I want, haha. It had also just rained…so, I didn’t want to be trucking through the nature preserve in just my flats.

There aren’t many colorful leaves left on the trees, thanks to that rainstorm. But I’m hoping if I continue to wear fall colors it will still feel like fall. My latest fall colored addition to my wardrobe is this scarf. I love how soft and lightweight it is. It’s perfect for a warm fall day!

And I am still eating/drinking everything pumpkin flavored. I know some folks get a little sour about the barrage of pumpkin everything at this time of year, but I personally love it. I can eat/drink pumpkin flavored things all year long! And my favorite is pumpkin pie. But I really just like the pie filling, not the crust so much.

So, when Mona from Curls & Cakes posted a recipe for pumpkin pie cupcakes, I had to try it! I’m not a baker at all. I usually just buy my pumpkin pies. But Mona’s recipe seemed so painless, it seemed silly not to try. This was the first time I had baked anything in years. I honestly can’t even remember the last thing that I baked.

pumpkin pie cupcakes

pumpkin pie cupcakes

And oh my goodness am I glad I tried this recipe! These cupcakes are SO good! Seriously, I made two tins of them and just between my husband and I, we almost have them gone after two days. Haha. The only thing I changed with Mona’s recipe was I made mini cupcakes. I baked them for a couple minutes less too, just because I was worried I would overcook these little guys. My cupcakes are not nearly as pretty as Mona’s, but they sure are yummy! To see Mona’s recipes, and much prettier cupcakes, click here. And a fair warning to any family members who may be reading this, hopefully these pumpkin cupcakes sound good…because these are definitely going to be one of the dishes I bring to pass at Thanksgiving!

Is anyone else out there hanging onto fall for dear life? Or are you embracing the holidays in all their glory? And who else is going to try to make pumpkin pie cupcakes?? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Dress: Thrifted (similar here)
Scarf: ModCloth
Boots: Payless (Old. Similar here.)
Tights: ModCloth (similar)
Bracelet: c/o* C&A Leather
Earrings: Maurices (Similar)

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me this product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. So beautiful, the outfit and the backdrop! I’m not into the holidays at all, so I hear you with Christmas exploding all over the shelves everywhere! XO

    1. Thank you so much, Lauren! And oh the holidays…I’m already getting a headache just thinking about it haha. I can usually survive Thanksgiving, but Christmas is just so much madness!

  2. I am definitely hanging onto fall for as long as possible! I love this color combination & that scarf is beauuutiful! I am going to try to make those cupcakes this week 🙂

    Lee – leethrifts.blogspot.com

    1. Aw thank you so much, Lee! And glad I am not alone on hanging on to fall! And you will love the cupcakes! 🙂

  3. Love your outfit and the color combo! I’ve had that scarf in my wishlist for a while. Seeing it on makes me want it even more!

    I am like you, desperately hanging on to what’s left of our fall season. Most of our leaves are becoming brown and blanketing my yard. It’s been such a delight having warm weather so late in the year, especially for Colorado! But I fear it’s finally over, with one snow dusting under out belt and another forecast for tomorrow, I believe my autumn wonderland is over. I love pumpkin everything too. It never gets old. Thanks for sharing Mona’s recipe I’ll be sure to give it a try.

    Heather | The Arbitrary Fox

    1. Aw thank you, Heather! The scarf is really cute in person! Funny story, though, there’s a thicker version of this scarf on ModCloth’s site (and that’s what I thought I had ordered) so, I was a bit surprised when I got this rather lightweight one. Haha. But I think I like it better, the other one would’ve been too warm to wear anywhere but outdoors. And oh wow! You’re already getting snow? That has to be pretty too, though! 🙂 You will love Mona’s recipe – it’s so yummy & simple. 🙂

  4. It’s funny that you’re talking about fall being over because I was just saying this to Justin today! We were running some errands and I commented how all of the trees look so dead now. It’s sad haha! I do love the holiday season though so i’m looking forward to that. I love the pops of color from your tights and scarf! So pretty =) The pumpkin pie cakes look SOOO yummy!


    1. It is so sad! Even the trees look sad now, haha. I do enjoy seeing snow and holiday decorations too (and Christmas music is my favorite!) – I’m just not ready to deal with the madness that the holidays entail haha. And thank you so much, Amanda! 🙂

  5. Haha! Hanging onto autumn has become the main thing I do. I totally understand where you’re coming from. It feels like autumn is the shortest season, and it’s also the best, so it’s quite annoying really.
    I’m so glad you liked the pumpkin pie cupcakes. I think I have to bake them again, I’m craving it! Your mini cupcakes pumpkin pies are adorable. And I think mini ones might even be better because you can put a whole one in your mouth then 😛 haha!
    Thank you for linking to my recipe. I’m so glad you liked the recipe and that you thought that it was easy. I feel like a proud mama! haha
    Much love,

    1. Oh I know..why does autumn have to be so fleeting? Why can’t it last as long as winter? 😉 And thank you so much for the pumpkin pie cupcakes recipe! They are so good and yummy, and mini is nice because they are bite-sized. 🙂 I’m going to be making them nonstop next week!

  6. You look so beautiful in these fall colors. These photos of the nature preserve are also really pretty. These cupcakes look super delicious! Now I’m curious to try them out too.


    1. Thank you so much, Joanna! I would definitely give the cupcake recipe a try – you won’t regret it! 🙂

  7. I’m also hanging onto Fall. It’s my favourite season by far! Love the colours in this outfit, and the muffins look incredible!


    1. Thank you so much! And fall is by far my favorite season too. Hopefully you get to hang on to fall as long as you possibly can too! 🙂

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