Outfit // China Camp + Chambray

Hello my lovelies! It's been a slightly stressful week around here (remember those midterms?), but this past weekend was wonderful. I went to China Camp in San Rafael after visiting my sister who lives near there and having a photo shoot with my two month old nephew. He's simply the cutest and I will definitely be sure to share some of those photos when I am done with them :)

There's so much going on at this local state park. It is great for picnics, bike riding, and even photo shoots. Remember these maternity photos? Taken in a different part of this place! These wooden planks that run for hundreds of feet through the middle of a field of sorts (don't know what to call it!) are my favorite for exploring though.

There's something fun about walking up and down them, hopping off in spots to look at plants or little crabs that live in tiny pools of collected water. Though Marly wasn't on this adventure, he enjoys it too, and even hops all around the tall brush like a bunny.

I have finally, FINALLY learned how to make one of these awesome buns. It took me FOREVER. I tried the sock bun thing a couple years ago. Nope. I tried teasing my hair a bunch and doing it without the sock. Nope. When I was shopping alone in Dallas this June, I broke down and bought one of those bun donuts. It even had directions on the back, but of course those were no help whatsoever. After watching about a dozen tutorials online, I finally created a technique that has worked for me ever since. Score! Maybe I'll even get around to doing my own tutorial if there is interest...

I'm pretty excited that fall colors are here! As much as I do like bright, cheery colors, I feel most at home in deeper ones and love layers. So hooray! It still isn't crisp and chilly here so sandals were a must, but we will keep working on that. Can't wait to break out my boots! They call to me every morning, but I am just like, "It's not quite time, friends. Okay? Hang in there." Yep.

At any rate, I would say that October is shaping up to be a pretty good month so far, don't you think? School is just ridiculous and awful if I'm being honest, but the rest of life has got it going on. Let's try to keep this up for the next few weeks.

So now that you know I talk to my shoes, I think we can wrap this up and just hope that you come back tomorrow to find out what I did after this and enter yourself in a GIVEAWAY! Yep, that's right! It will be the very first giveaway I have hosted here on Foreign Room. Woot!

Lix Hewett said...

Lovely! I love your makeup.

Jess // Foreign Room said...

Thanks, Lix! I don't always take the time to do it really nicely but I feel special when I do :)

Jess // Foreign Room said...

Haha oh Katie... Thank you so much! You definitely should try it! Takes a while to figure it out, but I know you can do it :)