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Feeling Fall

Chloe Gordon7 Comments

It’s that time of year again: family, friends, giving thanks, sharing. Our family traditions haven’t changed much over the years, which I guess is the definition of tradition! But the one thing that has changed for me is my allergies. I don’t ever remember having them when I was younger, but they sure have made up for lost time and like reminding me how difficult life can be whenever I’m around greenery, and prepping the house for guests. Yes, allergies have a way of intruding even on the best of times. But, I’ve found the solution in Flonase® Allergy Relief.

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Every year, we travel back home to Alabama to celebrate the holidays. The women take over and make everything “just so” around the house and in the dining room. And every year, my allergies go crazy with dogs, decorations, and the typical change in season whenever I travel from one climate to another.

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This year, I’m not only excited about seeing family and decorating, but also preparing for the guests who will be coming for dinner. We love a natural holiday table, full of greenery and leaves and natural settings. My favorite task is to find the perfect setting from outdoors, and typically, I’m a watery-eyed mess before we are done scouting (and not from just laughing too hard or reliving the silly things we did when we were kids). But this year, I’m prepared! I won’t be traveling without my Flonase for the relief I need to be a in a different setting, and a bright-eyed, chipper aide.

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Greenery and fall decorating, here I come!


free people

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In one of my classes, we’ve been watching a movie called Searching for Sugar Man.  It’s a documentary about an underground — presumably dead — musician who lived his life not knowing that a bootleg copy of his music went viral in South Africa after someone brought it back from America. It’s a super great movie and I totally recommend it, but the reason I’m bringing it up isn’t to talk about the movie, but to talk about the lyrics within Sugar Man’s songs. 

I’m not really a music person. I love listening to music, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t know a lot of artists or song names, I just kind of listen to what I like when I’m feeling it, if that makes any sense at all. However, when I heard Rodriguez’s music I was infatuated. They’re just so poetic and perfect, and despite the fact of not being able to think of another adjective that starts with a P, I totally recommend you check out his stuff! Especially the songs “Sugar Man” and “I Wonder.”

Speaking of poetic and perfect things, can we take a moment to appreciate Free People clothes as of lately. They are seriously too perfect I can’t get over it — I mean check out how cool these leggings are. They’re the kind of clothes that you can throw on when you’re not feeling your prettiest and then feel transformed into a chic Pinterest person. So do yourself a favor and check out their newest stuff, you won't regret it. 

Oh and one more perfect thing? Marshall, the amazing person behind these pictures! He’s seriously so talented, and I feel lucky to have been able to shoot with him. Check out his Instagram if you're in need of some photographic inspiration, another thing you for sure won’t regret. 

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tunic (c/o)  / grey hat  (c/o) / leggings (c/o) / black hat  

Thanks for reading! 

let the little things excite you

Chloe Gordon1 Comment

Ever since starting college, I’ve realized how much I love the sky. From gorgeous sunsets, to big orange moons, to the grey, blue, and white hues. I know this is somewhat of a nerdy — and maybe off-topic — thing to talk about. But the sky is cool. It really is. It’s kind of this ever changing, yet constant, work of art that I just can’t seem to get over. 


Occasionally, actually every time I’m walking to or from dinner I freak out over the sunset. If it’s especially great I really, really freak out. My friends usually make fun of me for these over-excited moments, but I can’t hold back my infatuation with the sky. I just think it’s important to take a moment or two or three to appreciate the unappreciated. Sure, the sun always sets, but tonight’s sunset is so different from last night’s or tomorrow’s sunset. 

Whatever makes you excited or happy or overwhelmed in the best way possible, cherish it. Whether it’s the sky, the stars, the leaves changing color, or whatever, just appreciate your appreciation.

Let the little things excite you.

Thanks for reading!