fall at river oaks shopping center

It’s officially here- today marks the first day of the autumn season and I couldn’t happier about it! While I love summer, there’s something magical about the leaves changing to shades of yellow and orange, trips to the pumpkin patch, and sweater weather. That last one especially gets me excited because fall clothing is my favorite! I LOVE chunky knit sweaters, riding boots, leggings, and all things comfy/cozy. Last week I headed to River Oaks Shopping Center to do some fun fall shopping for both myself and Zach- I had the most relaxing “me day” full of a blow out, spray tan, lots of shopping, and of course some snacking along the way. Sharing all about it below!

My first stop in River Oaks Shopping Center (second technically, after Starbucks of course) was at FullBlown Dry Bar for a much needed pampering session. I’ve been to many blow-dry bars in my day and I have to say, Full Blown is top notch. Not only is it a relaxing experience, but everyone in there (including the owner, Peggy) was so friendly and kind, I felt right at home. My blow-out lasted a solid 3 days which is amazing in this Houston heat!

From there I decided to do some shopping and walked over to Saint Cloud, which is one of my very favorite boutiques. I was greeted by the sweetest “employee” and picked up a trendy came jacket that you’ll be seeing a lot of this fall! I also picked up a new bag in J.Jill, some sweaters in White House Black Market, and a dress from Vikari. I always want to take a trip back to Paris when I stock in Vikari- the clothes are all from French designers and are so chic (yet without the super expensive European price tag!).

Zach rarely has time to shop and was in need of some new fall threads, so I took it upon myself to do some shopping on his behalf (#challengeaccepted). I stopped in Jos A Bank where I was greeted warmly and helped right away- which was nice since I wasn’t sure where to even start! They had so many great menswear pieces and not just suits- I ended up getting Z several sweaters and a grey vest he can wear for fall family pictures. I also ran in Allen Edmonds to get him some new dress shoes because they’re his favorite and he lives in dress shoes. Comfort is key and Allen Edmonds has mastered the art of style meets comfort.

After all my shopping, I still had a little extra time before I needed to pick up the boys so I grabbed a quick spray tan at Beautifully Bronzed. I rarely get spray tans but I have a lot of events/shoots the next week and thought it would be a good idea to try out the salon. Best spray tan I’ve EVER had, hands down, and I love that their tanning solutions and products are all 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free, and paraben-free. Since I’m still breastfeeding, especially, this was very important to me. Highly recommend Beautifully Bronzed in River Oaks Shopping Center to other mamas looking for a safe spray tan!

Walking around River Oaks Shopping Center with fall in the air was good for my soul. As much as I love spending time with my boys, I truly believe having “me time” is essential to being the best mama I can be- we all need time to recharge and come back energized and ready to give our kids our best. Even if you’re not a Mom, taking time for your self is just as important! Spending an afternoon in River Oaks Shopping Center this fall will leave you feeling relaxed, rejuvenated, and likely give your closet a revamp, too.
xo, Britt

*This post is sponsored by River Oaks Shopping Center, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.