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Team RAOP’s Fall Faves

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There’s a LOT going on behind the scenes at #ThePastelPalace these days, and though we aren’t ready to release all the details quite yet I thought I’d take the first step: introducing you to our rapidly growing dream team!

First up, most of you already know Johanna, the original pastel club member! Jo does all of the photography, editing, crafting, and all sorts of crazy other tasks around here (including painting random objects pink and walking the dogs at lightning speed before we rush to a shoot). Oh, and she’s also my best friend and room mate too…

What you probably don’t know is how many other awesome women make up our RAOP girl gang! Mari is our first part time employee, and you’ll be seeing lots of posts written by her coming to the blog soon (think beauty and fun sewing projects). Olivia is our official intern, and though we met her through Instagram she immediately felt like part of the family. Kelsie just joined the lineup a few weeks ago, and has been totally killing it helping with styling and planning new projects (hooray!) Finally, Jeanine has been doing an *incredible* job updating the website (do you like it so far?!) and she has even more amazing surprises up her sleeve!

So there you have it- my dream team! I think it’s about time you guys got to know them, so here are some of their Fall favourites this year:

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Johanna //

What summer trend/item are you planning on keeping around?
Ripped jeans (sub-in glitter tights underneath.)

How do you change up your space once autumn arrives?

Get rid of all my belongings so I can flee the cold.

What is inspiring you right now?
Rocks, minerals & gemstones.

What’s that one piece of clothing that you just can’t wait to break out once it gets chilly?
I put on a turtleneck under anything I’m wearing as soon as the temp dips below 23 degrees C!

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Olivia //

What summer trend/item are you planning on keeping around?
So not ready for the choker trend to be over yet.

What is your go-to fall beverage?
Chai tea lattes mmmm.

What is inspiring you right now?
Hari Nerf and Petra Collins photography and the whole idea of challenging the male gaze.

What’s that one piece of clothing that you just can’t wait to break out once it gets chilly?
Leather jacket forever and always.

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Jeanine //

Where are you looking for inspiration right now?
I love MyDomaine for interior design and Instagram for style (@alwaysjudging, @hypebae, @persephonevint to name a few).

How do you change up your space once autumn arrives?
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and am gravitating toward a more neutral colour palette. I’m slowly introducing different shades of grey into my bedroom, and I want to play some more with textures like velvet and faux furs. I also just bought a beautiful heathered grey flannel duvet cover. So soft and cozy.

What is inspiring you right now?
Fran Drescher meets Carmen Sandiego.

What’s that one piece of clothing that you just can’t wait to break out once it gets chilly?
My coat collection. I can’t pick just one!

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Kelsie //

What summer trend/item are you planning on keeping around?
White. The Labour Day rule is sooo archaic, winter whites forever!

What colour are you crushing on for fall?
Dusty rose and cobalt- especially together.

How do you change up your space once autumn arrives?
I’ll replace my lighter summer throws with super thick and cozy ones, and change all of my candles to tobacco and woody scents. I pay a little too much attention to that stuff.

What is your go-to fall beverage?

Mulled wine of course! That counts as a serving of fruit right?

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Mari //

What summer trend/item are you planning on keeping around?
I wish I could say my spice girl platform sandals, with socks, but I’m not so sure I can pull that off. So I’m going to go with my beloved Chance 3 hat, especially on bad hair days.

Where are you looking for inspiration right now?
Stylenanda.com, always. Intricate cross stitchings. Pinterest, to figure out how to cover up the two floor-to-ceiling mirror walls in my new apartment.

How do you change up your space once autumn arrives?
Mostly I drink a lot more coffee. But also, I am moving so I have a whole new space to play with, which is very exciting.

What’s that one piece of clothing that you just can’t wait to break out once it gets chilly?

My long flannel coat which has already been making the rounds.

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