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6 Things I Love About Fall Weekends

fall pregnancy outfit: Primaloft Ultra Slim-Fit Packable Coat

Coat: Primaloft Ultra Slim-Fit Packable Coat, more colors here | Sweater: old sweater, similar here and here | Jeans: Maternity Jeans, non-maternity version here | Sneakers: Pink Sneakers, slip-on version | Bag: Escapade Bag, similar here

We did a whole lot of nothing this weekend and I absolutely loved it. And, if you live in Chicago, you probably know why. It rained literally all day long on Saturday which made getting out and doing much pretty difficult. But, secretly I loved it. It’s not very often that we have a totally free weekend and it was much-needed.

The weather had cooled off considerably by Sunday and we finally got to enjoy a few things that I love about fall weekends.

Primaloft Ultra Slim-Fit Packable Coat

casual fall outfit
maternity style

What I Love About Fall Weekends

Pumpkin Everything

I know, it’s cliché, but pumpkin-flavored things are a huge perk to autumn! Pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin bread are my two favorite pumpkin-flavored treats. I whipped up a batch of the pumpkin pancakes this weekend and then we ate them two days in a row. They’re so good! Do you have any favorite pumpkin-flavored foods or drinks?

Cozy Layers

We’ve had a really warm fall so far, but this past weekend we finally got a taste of cool, crisp fall weather! Which meant that I finally got to pull out this fall coat from Bernardo. I love the length of this coat for fall! It was exactly what my wardrobe needed too. I have plenty of heavy, long coats for cold winter days and several light jackets, but nothing in between. This one provides the perfect amount of warmth for cool fall days. I love this bronze color and rose gold hardware—it goes with everything, and it also comes in 5 more colors too.

Not that we’re traveling anywhere anytime soon, but it’s worth noting that this jacket packs down into it’s own tiny bag, making it perfect for quick weekend trips or for packing in your suitcase.

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casual fall coat

Fall Colors

The leaves actually haven’t started changing here, but I’m so looking forward to when they do. It’s like the streets have a golden glow that I just can’t get enough of! Thankfully our neighbors have decorated their front stoops with pumpkins and gourds, so it still looks pretty festive!

Long Walks

I love walking year round, but there’s something really magical about it this time of the year. It’s cooler and the streets are much quieter—especially on Sunday afternoon!

Weekend Adventures

Since we’re not traveling anywhere right now, spending our weekends getting out to different areas of Chicago is so fun. We love going to different neighborhoods or Lincoln Park and walking around the neighborhood. This coat is the perfect weight and provides the perfect amount of warmth for when we’re strolling around!

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Life Slows Down

Summer weekends are filled with so many plans. Going to the beach, the pool, grilling out at someone’s home—while I love all those things, I also love how much slower the weekends seem to happen once fall hits. We slept in late all weekend and didn’t make any hard plans. It’s not every weekend that we do a whole lot of nothing, but it’s so nice every once and a while!

Do you have a good coat for this time of the year? What are your favorite things about weekends in autumn?

BTW, the perfect long puffer coat, and 10 ways to celebrate the start of fall.

In collaboration with Bernardo Fashions.