His and Hers Flannels for The Perfect Fall Day Date

Fall in Pennsylvania is incredibly beautiful. The leaves and the rolling hills make for the most picturesque landscapes I’ve ever seen. Sometimes while I’m driving, I find myself wishing for my camera because it’s so beautiful I almost can’t bear not to capture it.

womens-flannel-puffer-vest-8

This weekend, possibly the peak in Pittsburgh for fall colors, Arnie and I decided to spend our Saturday morning horseback riding at Rolling Hill Ranch. It always makes for fun “day date” together, taking in the beautiful weather and country air. We had visited the ranch last fall and had wanted to make another go of it this year.

October was such a crazy month, always something going on during the weekends, so if we didn’t fit it in soon, we knew the opportunity would pass. We made our plans to go nearly two weeks in advance and, despite the fact that I was also photographing Christmas family portraits the same day, we decided to make it work.

fall in the country Mens flannel shirt puffer vest

Arnie won the lottery where horses were concerned. His horse was beautiful and listened really well; he was even able to run with him in the open trail. I, on the other hand, was paired with a horse entirely too much like myself. He wanted to be the decision maker, and only after several minutes of coaxing did he give in to my requests. He also wanted nothing to do with the mud–a trait I could wholeheartedly relate to–and did just about everything in his power to avoid it.

As an aside, Arnie and I unintentionally wore the same outfit in different colors. When we saw each other, it was that “Are-We-Really-Going-To-Be-THAT-Couple?” exchange where, in the end, we just laughed and wore matching the outfits anyway. (In fact, we even wore them to the Christmas portraits, and it just became a joke throughout the day.)

womens flannel shirt and puffer vestfall in the country

For Arnie and I, but me especially, it’s hard not to get caught up in life’s many day-to-day tasks. There will always be something  to do–a few loads of laundry, cleaning the apartment, tasks for work–and it’s hard to force ourselves to do something just for us. Every time we do though, it’s so worth it. It’s good for the soul, good for your relationship… it’s just good to disconnect for an hour

After our morning day date, we were able to come home and recharge before the afternoon’s Christmas portrait sessions, which gave me more energy and allowed me to be totally present with the families I was working with. (I will be sharing photos from some of the different sessions over on W&K Photography throughout the week, in case you’d like to check those out.)

womens-flannel-puffer-vest-12fall in the country

Looking back through these pictures already has me wanting to go back. It’s such a fun and out-of-the-ordinary weekend activity to do with your significant other or a group of friends, and a really wonderful way to enjoy Pennsylvania’s pretty countrysides.

I hope you all had wonderful weekends as well, and if you’re looking for outfit details for both Arnie’s and my outfits, you can find them at the bottom of this post. (Quick side note: My flannel is a petite size and styled as a relaxed fit. If you prefer a tighter fitting shirt, you might consider sizing down on this one.)

womens-flannel-puffer-vest-11fall in the country Pennsylvania farmwomens-flannel-puffer-vest-10fall in the country womens-flannel-puffer-vest-9

SHOP OUR LOOKS:

Lauren: Vest | Flannel | Long-sleeved tee | Jeans | Watch | Boots
Arnie: Vest | Flannel | Jeans

 

Let's chat!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow @wellesleyandking on Instagram

  • Exactly one week ago, @attybernard and I went on our last coffee date before spending the rest of the day cooking and cleaning in preparation for our little girl. Something about that day just made us feel like she wasn’t going to be long. The very next day she joined our world, and these have been the best 6 days of my entire life. 💕 #newmom #newparents #newbornbaby #pittsburghphotographer #thehappynow #thatauthenticfeeling #seekthesimplicity #abmhappylife #theeverydayproject #verilymoment #darlingmovement #littlestoriesofmylife #momentslikethese
  • Settling into our family of three, and this guy is the best teammate a girl could ask for. I never knew I could feel so much love—I could burst. #newparents  #thehappynow #livebeautifully #postitfortheaesthetic #inspiremyinstagram #chooselovely #thatauthenticfeeling #seekthesimplicity #abmhappylife #theeverydayproject #verilymoment #darlingmovement #feelfreefeed #littlestoriesofmylife #momentslikethese #postitfortheaesthetic
  • This girl entered our worlds yesterday afternoon—exactly two weeks ahead of schedule and right at the end of the Pats game—just letting mommy and daddy know who’s gonna be in charge of the schedule from now on. #newbabygirl
  • I hear we have some snow coming Pittsburgh, friends! 💕 Am I the only weirdo who is actually excited about this? You can find me in all the cozy sweaters and blankets, snuggled up on the couch. 😍 #theblogsocieties #shopstylecollective #wkloveyourcloset #pittsburghblogger #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #pghfashion #pghblogger #stylebloggers
  • I finally got a vanity at age 31. I never knew what I was missing! ☺️ #husbandwin #ikeahack #affordabledecor
  • Hard to believe how soon our little one will be joining us. Feeling all sorts of emotions, but mostly ready to meet her. I’m curious—any other moms to be out there? If so, when are you due? And those of you who are already moms, what words of wisdom would you share with those of us about to become mamas, too? #theblogsocieties #shopstylecollective #wkloveyourcloset #pittsburghblogger #discoverunder5k #discoverunder10k #pghfashion #pghblogger #stylebloggers #37weeks 📷: @julieanne514

Follow Me!

Ready to build a wardrobe to last?