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One of the only bad things about Maine is that virtually every local business has completely arbitrary hours. They close for an undisclosed amount of time for lunch, for runs to the post office, for community events, like Damariscotta’s Pumpkin Fest, and on random days, like Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays– just because. We were on our way to a popular pumpkin patch, only to discover mid-voyage that they were closed (just because), so we ended up making an emergency pumpkin run to Beth’s Farm Market in Warren. I’d been once before, but it was pre-fall decorations, so my expectations weren’t high. We were pleasantly surprised to find their own miniature pumpkin patch, a Better Homes and Gardens-worthy patch of colorful mums, corn maize, hay ride, apple cider station, and so much more. Way to go, Beth’s, for creating the atmosphere of a pumpkin patch without all the screaming children.
It was in the low 50s, so I decided to try this black and white plaid wrap coat on for size (and for warmth). My Floridian naiveness and I didn’t pack enough warm clothing for Maine’s fall/winter seasons, so I’ve been trying to not freeze without spending a fortune on outerwear that I’ll probably never wear again in Florida. Because of its price tag, I figured I was taking a risk on this affordable plaid wrap coat, but it ended up being super soft, warm, and costs under $35 (gasp) at SheIn. Plus, it has a chic tie belt, which is an automatic waist enhancer, and a well-structured shawl collar, which gives the plaid wrap coat a more high fashion feel. Head to the bottom of this post for full outfit details and photos from our visit at Beth’s!