cues for change

The colors of fall and spring are so fleeting, but so incredible.  Sometimes I wish it was this colorful always, but then I think they wouldn't be as incredible.  We'd get used to it and then it'd be normal.  The few weeks in fall and spring when the world is teeming with color are to be cherished.  Plus, it's a visual cue that change is happening.  A reminder that change is a good and natural thing, and that it is also pretty damn beautiful at times.  

Speaking of change, you might notice that things look a bit different around here today!  I've been trying to come up with a new blog design for a long time, and it always seems harder to design for oneself than for clients.  Such was the case.  But I knew I needed something new.  I knew I wanted something simpler and cleaner.  I hope you guys like it.  I like it.  It feels like a breath of fresh air.  It feels like I moved out of a tiny stuffy house and into a bigger, more grown-up house (now, if only this could happen in real life...).

dress/courtesy of modcloth :: scarf/h&m :: jacket/courtesy of asianicandy
hat/nordstrom :: vest/old navy :: boots/courtesy of blowfish :: belt/thrifted
bag/courtesy of handbag heaven :: photos by Dan

Dan & I have started taking more walks lately.   It's especially nice with the fall colors and weather.  The rain and clouds haven't hit just yet, so it's been absolutely perfect fall weather.  Just a little brisk, with a bit of warmth still left from the sun.  I'm so glad we live within walking distance of most places we love going.  Everything is the perfect distance away.  Some places are close enough for a short walk, and others just far enough away for a long, but not too-long, walk.  Plus, there are coffee shops along the way to stop at and warm up/refuel for a bit.