The Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING craze is out of control. It’s omnipresent this fall season. I read recently that 19 percent of all restaurant menus currently contain a pumpkin item. Pumpkin spice is becoming the apple pie flavor and scent of the 21st century … it just makes people feel cozy.

With plaid and pumpkin everywhere, we think the current look is SOOOO Pumpkin Spice Lifestyle. Think of drinking pumpkin spice lattes while you pick apples under the falling autumn leaves while pining for the first day the pond freezes over so you can get out your ice skates and twirl for hours … ahhhh, that’s Pumpkin Spice Lifestyle!

So here you have it, our pumpkin spice lifestyle shoot, which chronicles a day in the life of a pumpkin spice gal. Enjoy!

Models today are from StyleBlueprint’s corporate office, all of whom specifically work with all of our SB markets. 

Before Noon, the Perfectly Pumpkin Spice Lifestyle Way

7:30 a.m. — The latte

Life is just better with a pumpkin spice latte. Are you starting each morning with one? We hope you are eating apples and have sunflowers on hand, too … while wearing cashmere in earth tones and oranges.

Pumpkin Spice SB Staff

Here we are feeling all pumpkinabulous! From left to right: Liza in J. McLaughlin orange color-blocked sweater and J.McLaughlin fur ear warmer; Anna in J. McLaughlin cashmere jacket, Calypso St. Barth necklace and Calypso St. Barth fringe bag; Elizabeth in J. McLaughlin white blouse and Gus Mayer Barbour vest and Gus Mayer black handbag; Alex in Calypso St. Barth tee and J. McLaughlin cashmere poncho with fur collar; Beth in J. McLaughlin orange cashmere sweater, Calypso St. Barth scarf; Ashley in Calypso St. Barth cashmere hoodie, Gus Mayer black fringe bag

8 a.m. — Your cereal

After your latte perks you up, sit by some pumpkins and eat your Mini-Wheats and Puffins, each seasonally flavored, of course! Bonus points for wearing a plaid shirt with a quilted vest.

A must when eating pumpkin spice cereal: wear plaid and a quilted vest. Anna is wearing an Elizabeth and James shirt and Barbour vest from Gus Mayer; Alex is wearing a J. McLaughlin plaid shirt and J. McLaughlin quilted vest.

8:45 a.m. — Lotion time!

At this point, you’ll likely want to bathe in the pumpkin spice smell, but you don’t have time to take another shower. Instead, drench your arms in this trendy-smelling lotion. Beware if you have any pets who also love all-things-pumpkin. A tassel necklace completes this perfect moment.

Pumpkin Spice Lotion

Yes, this is a real product that’s perfect for when you, too, want to feel seasonally soft. The tassel necklace is from Calypso St. Barth; find Bodycology Spiced Pumpkin body cream on amazon.com.

9:15 a.m. — Pumpkin up your pooch!

Speaking of pets, if Fido is getting jealous of everything else having the pumpkin spice scent, he’s in luck! Oh, sweet pup, you, too, can be spritzed into the season. And wearing a gray cashmere turtleneck simply confirms for your pup that you clearly know what’s on-trend! Spritz him off in the bathroom for extra bathroom scents … always a welcome thing.

 

 

Pumpkin Spice Pet Cologne

That label is hard to read but it says, Pumpkin Spice Scented Pet Cologne. It’s available on Amazon if you are intrigued … Beth’s wearing a gray cashmere sweater from Calypso St. Barth.

10 a.m. — Time for some pumpkin spice “me” time

Now that you have had your cereal and your latte, and the family is bathed in the smells of the season, you’re due for a little break. Take some quiet time to engage your mind with some Pumpkin Spice Sudoku. It’s a perplexing word game made even more addictive with this seasonal theme. Make sure to have some ankle pants, booties and a cashmere wrap to savor your “me” time properly.

Pumpkin Spice Suduko

Ponder your words like Beth is while wearing a Calypso St Barth cashmere cardigan, Calypso bracelet and J. McLaughlin Evermore chocolate pants.

10:45 a.m. — Gather with your girlfriends

Now that you’ve experienced so much pumpkin spice joy, you’re likely having a sugar crash. No doubt your best girlfriends are experiencing this, too. Call them over and eat more pumpkin-spiced delicacies, like Hostess Cupcakes and Pop-Tarts, both available in this seasonal flavor. All of you must wear your floppy felt hats, cashmere, booties and scarves. Bonus points here for the suede bag and anything fringe. You’ll be back to giggles in no time!

Pumpkin Spice Lifestyle Hostess Cupcakes

Are you ready to talk football and recipes next to the fire?! Well, we just happened to have some treats in our totes for such an occasion … Anna in a fringe cashmere cardigan from Gus Mayer, hat from Calypso; Liza in a striped cashmere sweater, plaid scarf and hat from Gus Mayer. Orange and tan suede waterproof bags from J. McLaughlin; Ashley in a cashmere sweater from Calypso St. Barth and hat from Calypso St. Barth, scarf from J. McLaughlin

Pumpkin Spice Hostess Cakes and PopTarts

These bags are plenty roomy, and you don’t have to worry if pumpkin-flavored rain or snow were to fall, as they are waterproof. From J. McLaughlin and available in many colors

11:15 a.m. — Time for a run!

At this point, you’ve consumed thousands of calories, and it’s not even lunch hour. Time for a run, ladies! Get your exercise clothes on and grab a piece of Trident Layers pumpkin spice-flavored gum. YUM! And the days are shorter, so please, please, please buy a white jacket with light-reflecting technology. Enough with the black workout wear at dusk/night!

Pumpkin Spice Alex

While chewing your pumpkin spice gum, consider wearing a white Lole full-zip cardigan, made for your athletic pursuits, and available at Fleet Feet.

11:45 a.m. — Don’t forget about Baby! 

Is Baby casting a covetous glance, making you feel guilty that you, your girlfriends and your pup have all enjoyed pumpkin spice but she has not? No worries! Dress that baby in some plaid, the most pumpkin-y lifestyle pattern out there, and let her partake! She’ll snuggle right into all your cashmere as you prepare her new favorite beverage, made for wee ones under 12 months old. Spit up and diapers have never smelled so good!

Check out this Pumpkin Spice Lifestyle product, and many more, all beautifully stylized, at StyleBlueprint.com

Hopefully everyone is reading the bottom right of this ad above. Liza is wearing a cashmere sweater and soft, cashmere fringe scarf from Gus Mayer.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

With Carmen Pumpkin Spice Life

Enjoy your fall the pumpkin spice way!
Special thanks to Carmen from Private Edition (center stage above!) for our makeup. Hair was styled by the talented hands at Harper & Olive Boutique Salon. Baby Nora trustingly provided by the Viscardi family. All images: Ashley Hylbert