Saturday a few friends and I headed out of the city to Butler's Orchard in Maryland. I was expecting the regular apple and pumpkin picking but was in awe of the number of family activities they had. There was a pumpkin carriage ride, a petting zoo, pony rides, a corn maze, and what shocked me the most: a corn box; just like a sand box, but filled with kernels of corn. Apparently they’re not that uncommon and my friend who had grown up in Ohio had played in them during the fall when she was younger, but being from the Northeast I was bewildered. We opted for the corn maze and it was only slightly embarrassing when our group of five 21-year-old girls managed to get lost.
We got some food while we were there and then decided to head back. The farm is separate from the market where they sell pumpkins and baked goods so we started at the farm and then made our way back to the market before we left to stock up on donuts, cider and apple pie. If it wasn't so far from campus, I would definitely go back just for the market. I couldn’t resist bringing home some cider donuts, a mini apple pie and a pint of cider.
Truth be told, I was extremely hot wearing the sweater and vest because the day we picked happened to be 80 degrees but I was too excited to wear fall clothes that I couldn’t resist. I just picked up this vest from Francesca’s and I love it. It’s so soft and cozy I’ll be wearing it well into the winter.
Outfit details: vest: Francesca’s (also comes in grey!); sweater: Vineyard Vines, similar; jeans: J.Crew (similar); boots: L.L. Bean (they run big, they recommend sizing a half size down but I wear a size 6.5 normally and my bean boots are a kid’s size 3.
Photos: Alyssa Rotunno