Picking the Perfect Pumpkin

When October rolled around, I knew I wanted to go on an adventure to find the perfect pumpkin. I’ll probably buy a couple more from a local nursery, but I wanted to go to a PYO spot too. A reader that I’m friends with on Facebook went to Lyman’s Orchards and posted a photo. I’ve seen billboards for the Lyman’s on I95, so I knew it had to be close. The pumpkin patch there is heaven!

It took a while to get there with traffic and then we had a hard time finding the patch (it’s tucked away behind the apple trees). The journey was beyond worth it though. Once we got there, we were greeted with views of fall foliage from every direction as far as the eye could see. And so, so many pumpkins.

Barbour Beadnell Sage

I kept things super simple with what is basically my everyday uniform as of late. Sweater, jeans, and my fave sneaks. While it’s still too warm for a coat most days, the evenings and mornings are cool, so I’ve been keeping my Barbour coat in the backseat just in case.

Which Barbour to Buy

You can’t go wrong with picking up some fall staples from Nordstrom! As always, they offer free shipping and returns and carry so many of my favorite brands, including J. Crew now.

Carly Prepster Casual Fall Outfit Pumpkin Patch in Connecticut

Superga Sneakers

My Superga sneaks are well-loved. Once they’re broken in (took a few wears for me), they are crazy comfortable. I reach for them nearly every day and love the casual look. Kate Middleton likes them too, so you know, definitely a must-have.

Lyman's Orchards Pumpkins Best Pumpkin Patch in Connecticut

Loving the zipper detailing on the sleeves. With the ruffle, it’s kind of like having a built-in scarf that you don’t have to fuss with. The sweater comes in a chic black as well!

Ruffle Turtleneck  J.Crew Tippi Ruffle Turtleneck Sweater

Barbour Coat // Sweater // Similar Jeans // Superga Sneakers // Longchamp Bag // Sunglasses

Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

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OMG! I live 20 minutes away from Lyman’s and I would have fallen over if I saw you there. I’ve been meaning to get out there for a fall day!! (If it ever cools down.)

Sally Cathcart

Love this outfit! What color are your superega sneakers? I cannot decide which color to get. It looks like yours are white, but I’m not sure. Thanks!

Meghan Hawes

Love it Carly! So glad you were able to make the trip! I’m so happy my picture inspired you to go 😘

Amanda Perelli

Carly! I screamed when I saw this post! I was there on Saturday with my college newspaper as a ‘bonding event’ haha! Hopefully someday I’ll run into you around CT <3

Julia B.

I’m thinking of getting a pair of the sneakers- any tips for how to keep them white? 🙂