Basically Winter // OOTD

It's basically the middle of December & winter is creeping upon us. Winter calls for frigid blizzards, snow days galore, viewing our breath in the air as the jingle, jingle, jangle of Christmas music can be heard out of nowhere. These are the moments to come. These are all signs of winter.

california lifestyle blogger

california lifestyle blogger

Southern California, however, did not get the memo. Southern California has a mind of her own. She doesn't give a damn about winter or your preconceived notions about it. She doesn't like snow, rain or cold weather of any kind. There's no way you can change her mind. Over the course of autumn, she blessed us with a couple days of rain sprinkled here & there. She decided to give my car a gentle wash to remove the dirt of weeks gone by. 

california lifestyle blogger

california lifestyle blogger

california lifestyle blogger

Living in Southern California affects my style. Because it's fall I decided to take advantage of the miraculous weather. My boyfriend & I trekked to a local park to find a secluded area to take some outfit photos. We ended up finding a cool spot near a little stream. The sun was setting, slowly hiding as the shadows engulfed us. That's when I noticed the mosquitoes. Pesky little buggers literally sucking the blood & life out of its victims. How fashionable would it be if I wore a mosquito net at all times?

california lifestyle blogger

california lifestyle blogger

california lifestyle blogger

As Fred & I ran to the car, we wildly flailed our arms & legs in order to avoid allowing the miniature vampires to land on us. Regardless, I was hit. I kindly received two mosquito bites, just in time to be deemed a Christmas present. Mosquitoes; I shake my fist at you! My lesson to you is this: don't take photos by a stream at dusk. 

california lifestyle blogger

california lifestyle blogger
Tank: H&M (similar) // Shorts: Forever 21 (similar) // Velvet Boots: H&M (similar // Scrunchie: Ross (similar // Necklaces: Versailles, Rue 21 (similar, similar) // Purse: Ted Baker (similar
San Diego & I have relatively parallel ideas on seasons. Since Southern California decided that autumn should be a balmy 70° Fahrenheit, I decided to go with an easy-going shorts & tank top look. What do you think of this fall outfit for California? How's the weather where you are? :]


Follow me for more fashion, travel, & the California way of life:
   Bloglovin // Facebook // Instagram // Pinterest // Twitter

Oh & add me on Snapchat: carmenvarner

57 comments

  1. Those suede boots are to die for, Carmen, and I can't believe you shot this for fall. The weather in California really is something, huh? Loving the pop of colour from your socks, too!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're actually velvet & they're my favorite shoes/boots of all time. :]

      Delete

  2. look beautiful

    http://bellodiesseredonna.blogspot.it/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Cute outfit dear. I really like the H&M boots. How lucky for you to live in Southern California. Hopefully the mosquitoes will be gentle on you for the rest of the holiday season. :) Michele xx

    www.chicuturnonglitz.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are absolutely beautiful! I love your hair color btw & those boots are the perfect piece to your outfit!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much; I henna it every few months or so. :]

      Delete
  5. love the bag!
    www.annazuerker.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

  6. I really love you :) I see you for a long time, I'm impressed!


    Can you follow me? I follow you :)
    If you comment my post, I will comment your five posts! :)
    http://www.sandrakopko.com/2015/12/khaki-sweater.html

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cute tank! I love H&M's style

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Aww come visit the east coast. It will definitely feel like winter, I promise! Loving this outfit regardless though. Those suede booties are killer :)

    Enclothed Cognition

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know if I'd actually be prepared for a real winter! :P

      Delete
  9. Love your outfit! I always carry bug spray because of those little vermin. You look great, hard to believe winter is almost here.especially when it is 80 out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I never carry bug spray but it sounds tempting now! :]

      Delete
  10. Boots and shorts are my favorite combo! You rocked it! :) Also love pink and black together too! <3 It was so warm two days ago, now it's windy and cold in LA! Socal weather is funny! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Boots & shorts are a cool, unexpected combo. SoCal weather is indeed funny!! :]

      Delete
  11. Nice outffit!! love you bag dear.
    Kisses www.vanedresscode.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. This look is lovely! I wish that I could wear clothes like this here in London lol. Your Teb Baker bag looks so much like the Céline one too.:D

    - www.veebzboo.com
    - www.youtube.com/veebzboo - My Christmas Gift Guide - For Her

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know how cold London can get! It DID rain here a couple days ago, but that's the extent of it. :]

      Delete
  13. I wish the weather in the UK was warm enough for an outfit like this! You look gorgeous, and those shorts are just too cute! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much! I guess we should just enjoy what we have. :]

      Delete
  14. I wish it was that warm over here in the UK! Currently it's raining so hard you would look like you jumped in a pool if you went outside, and the wind is bloody freezing.

    I love this outfit! Even if it does make me super jealous...

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha! Well, if you were here you could literally jump in a pool & enjoy it since the sun is out. :]

      Delete
  15. Great look!
    http://www.silkypearl.com/

    ReplyDelete
  16. Little red bag - I love it! You look so happy and the style is proper for a long walk.

    http://sunmoonstyle.blogspot.rs/

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ohhmmmyy this summer wear looks great on this kind of weather
    Love it babe

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I guess I get to use my summer clothes year round! :]

      Delete
  18. Haha I love this! It looks so warm there! It's definitely chilly here but not as cold as usual. I love your necklaces! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much. What's the temperature where you are? :]

      Delete
  19. Great outfit! Really like the boots and shirt. Thank you for sharing!

    Camy xx

    www.osiarah.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. You rock this outfit! Love the bag

    www.livingaspaula.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. How fun, I used to have a similar Ted Baker purse in the same colour and sold it but always loved it. Kirsten x

    www.thelifbissue.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Such a cute purse, huh? Where did you get yours? :]

      Delete
  22. This may not be a conventionally Christmassy outfit but I think that bag screams Christmas to me!

    Sinéad ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Unintentionally Christmasy if anything. Thanks Sinéad. :]

      Delete
  23. I love your style and outfit! Love the choker and the amethyst necklace! Great post. I live in Pennsylvania so it gets really cold here but I would love to visit Southern California because my boyfriend is from there!thanks for sharing and have an amazing weekend love.

    http://www.kaylasvibrations.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Lovely bag! It's hot where I live, rainy at some days but weather has been pretty good I would say :) Oh yeah, I living in Malaysia.

    Real Life Nerd // www.vivienekok.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Ah I would love this weather right now! Cute bag btw. =D

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'm from LA and this is definitely the definition of socal winters. I miss it! Though, I do appreciate the snowfall in NYC from time to time...just not the windchill heh

    Characters & Carry-ons

    ReplyDelete
  27. I love your hair like that <3

    Kisses and good karma,
    Tatum | AbstractAphrodite

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh I wished I lived in California, its pretty horrendous in London today. Looking great by the way x

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  29. You look so cool and stylish! I love your boots !

    http://chicglamstyle.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love the bag!

    http://stylesprinter.com/

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for reading & writing. :] // ▲

Wishlist

© Carmen Varner
Maira Gall
81fc14506961ef9749f14f0b763f9d6b