The Cold Shoulder // OOTD

It is NOT fall in California. Despite it technically being autumn, California is like "nahhhh." It was 82 degrees a few days ago. 82 DEGREES! Today it's 66 degrees & slightly cloudy. The temperature fluctuates, so sometimes I can utilize my beanies. Other times my head may catch on fire from the heat. This is not one of those days though. Thankfully.


Beanie: Forever 21 // Shirt: Rue 21 // Pants: H&M // Boots: Wet Seal

I'm really starting to see how my fall style varies from others. California is just a different place. Our autumn is odd. It's cool enough so that wearing boots & a beanie wouldn't be totally weird. It's warm enough that I can have these nifty shoulder cut outs & not get chilly. No cold shoulder here. :]



I picked up this beanie last fall from Forever 21. If you know me in any way, shape, or form you know that I am a woman who enjoys color. A statement beanie such as this neon yellow one is no surprise. I'm pretty sure it was on sale for under $5. It's loose & one of my favorites during the chillier California days.


I've never worn this shirt before, so I like how it looks. The mix of tribal / geometric pattern & the cut out give it a bit of oomph. Today I get to work from home, so maybe the boyfriend & I will end up heading to a movie later. Hope you're having a happy fall!

Any plans for the day? Let me know! Toodles~

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  1. I'm digging the shoulder cut outs!!!

    http://arnellavanilla.com

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    1. Gives it a little something extra, right? :]

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  2. I'd love a Californian autumn! It's awful here in the UK, just drizzle and darkness!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Eeeek. Yikes. I couldn't even imagine! :p

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  3. I'm so jealous of the weather...it must be so nice to have extended summer months :) Lovely look...especially love the boots; they look so cosy! Danielle x

    frontière girl

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    1. Quite cozy! Yes, it's usually warm around here! :P

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  4. I need that electric beanie, like, now! And I'd def trade the CT cold for CA sun.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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    1. I know! I love it! Wishing you warmness from CAli! :D

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  5. Cute beanie! I am jealous that it's still warm in California!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  6. Florida's the same except no matter where you go or how cold it is there's still one person in the same room wearing shorts and sandals! I want it to be chilly so I can wear my scarves but I'm not a fan of the cold. Not that it gets too cold here but it gets cold enough for me to shiver like a crazy person lol

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. I know what you mean. I live near the ocean so it's normal to see tanks, shorts, & flip flops year round. :]

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  7. Your hat is awesome!!! It's going to be my next buy!!!!

    xoxo,
    Marianna

    http://mariannapapagiannopoulou.blogspot.gr/

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  8. I want that beanie! It looks amazing on you :)

    http://fashionomicall.blogspot.com/

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    1. I hope you find the perfect neon beanie! :D

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  9. I love the hat! So bright! People always tell me if I moved to CA I'd miss the Chicago seasons - but hey I like the idea of fluctuating weather! You get a little dash of everything :) Except maybe snowstorms haha

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    1. A dash of everything....except snowstorms. It may rain a few times in the year & that's about it. :]

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  10. Wish I could say the same about Canada's autumn, lol! We've been waking up to frost every morning.

    Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Ooooh Canada gets cold. My cousins live there, so I've seen & heard all about it. :]

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  11. Love the cutout shoulders on this top. The neon hat is really cute too. Cute look for the colder weather!

    lovejoanna.com

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    1. Thanks Joanna. Wish it'd get colder though. :p

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  12. Love the fun beanie. It's the perfect pop of color! I'm excited it's getting color enough to break these out.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. I know. I'm thrilled. Just waiting for those cooler moments! :D

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  13. I'm kind of torn about California weather... It's nice having cold days every once in a while.

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    1. I wholeheartedly agree. Some actual frigidness would be refreshing! :p

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  14. What I would not give to have California-style winters!

    rae of love from berlin

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  15. I love the print of this shirt, plus I am a sucker for anything with cutouts. I like how "fallified" the look with a beanie while still complying with the California weather :)

    Camelldalynn.com

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    1. Complying with the Cali weather is essential. Don't want to end up burning hot! :P

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  16. Such a cool neon beanie! It looks perfect with entire outfit!

    jointyicroissanty.blogspot.com

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  17. You are lucky that you don't have our cold weather there now. Your outfit looks very nice and comfortable:)
    xo
    Elmira
    http://www.wellputtpgetherstylebyelmira.com

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    1. I don't know if I could handle the true cold! :p

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  18. It's really unique! I love how it looks on you as well as the neon yet wintery detailing! Makes it really modern!

    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Californian fall sounds amazing to me. It always gets way too cold way too early in London..haha.. Love the look by the way. The beanie is super cute!

    Jasmin xx

    http://www.whatdefinesus.com

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    1. London is lovely in other ways, just not sunny weather. :p

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  20. Cute outfit! I love how you take advantage of California's unique weather. Enjoy it: it's snowing out where I live and tomorrow's low is forecasted to be -4.

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  21. Loving the neon beanie and the shoulder cut-outs, perfect outfit for chilly days!
    XO Courtney
    www.ColorMeCourtney.com

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  22. A true cutie patootie you are dear :) Look how sweet you look! Fun little hat and a gorgeous top. I adore exposed shoulder, very va va va voom and all :) Great look! Thanks for your kind visit to my blog. So glad to find yours :) xoxo

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  23. I am so jealous of fall in California - it is so cold here in Switzerland! Your neon beanie is so cute on you and the geometric pullover is very pretty.

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  24. Nice outfit! A little color, especially bold one, can go a long way....

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