Fall Prep // OOTD

According to the calendar, fall is approaching. In San Diego, it's nearly time to bust out your lovely layers, your cool cardigans, your stunning scarves — all those wonderful items of clothing that rarely get enough showtime in the city of sunshine.

Sunglasses: O by Oscar de la Renta (similar) // Top: Thrifted (similar) // Dress: H&M (similar) // Jacket: Sammydress* (exact) // Purse: Givenchy (similar) // Shoes: Nine West (similar)

I must admit this summer has been pretty mild compared to the last couple of years. It was doable, approachable. It was warm, sometimes hot, but never beyond bearing. What a beautiful place called come home!


In preparation for fall, I opted for this light denim jacket with zig zag detail. It has enough character, enough pizzazz to stand alone. Yet it's not too outlandish to wear with something bold or colorful. I styled it with some black & grey basics so the beautiful detailing could stand out.


If you remember from this post, I mentioned that I got a vintage velvet Givenchy purse from a consignment store in Palm Springs. This outfit was my first time wearing it out & I absolutely loved it. The velvet is a small, relatively unnoticeable detail, but one I adore.


The Sammydress jacket will be perfect for those chilly autumn evenings. It's relatively thin but thick enough that the wind won't go through it. I'm so excited for pumpkins & pumpkin spice lattes & all things allspice & crispy fallen leaves & everything that makes fall such a remarkable time of year.


The seasonal transition in San Diego is relatively minimal, but the preparation & anticipation is half the fun. I look forward to fully soaking in all the changes around me, those gloomier early mornings & those crisper afternoon walks.

Sunglasses: O by Oscar de la Renta (similar) // Top: Thrifted (similar) // Dress: H&M (similar) // Jacket: Sammydress* (exact) // Purse: Givenchy (similar) // Shoes: Nine West (similar)
I just look forward to having days where wearing a layer, even if it's then, is appropriate. Thank you Southern California for supplying 70°F weather all year long. I guess I shouldn't really complain, but it's genuinely Nice to have a change. Layers I'm coming for you!

What's your favorite part about autumn? Do you like this outfit? :]

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* Disclaimer: I received the denim jacket from Sammydress. All opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure here. :]

42 comments

  1. Gorgeous babe. Great post! xx

    www.fromluxewithlove.com

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  2. very pretty jacket and you're spot on with that bag given velvet is one of the top trends for fall :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  3. Amazing! I love it!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  4. This outfit is so cute, and perfect for the season! It looks brilliant on you c:

    Amy;
    Little Moon Elephant

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  5. A perfect transitional outfit! Your jacket is stunning! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  6. Ahh so excited for fall! Love this outfit idea! xx, Hannah

    www.thedailydelicacy.com

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  7. Love the detail on your jacket! Great outfit x

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  8. GORGEOUS. Also, I am just casually obsessed with yours shoes...*heart eyes emoji*. I looooove fall weather and it means we're just that much closer to Christmas!!

    thesixthdisneyprincess.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the jacket and love how you styled it.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

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  10. You look lovely! Great outfit.

    xo, Maryam
    www.glamandposh.com

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  11. beautiful I can't wait for fall love all the colors
    galantosfun

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  12. Love this look!

    Anna Sofia



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  13. I love that jacket. I love how you styled everything.

    x. Cattleya



    alittlecattleya.com

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  14. Love statement pieces like this jacket, they really make the outfit stand out.. xo, Emily

    http://bailylamb.com

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  15. I'll take your 70 degree weather in January -we can trade-lol-love your lovely layers girl!
    Katelyn
    www.theyellowspectacles.com

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  16. we definitely had a hot summer, but as far as I'm concerned, that is just as it should be. Your chevron jacket is so cute and will be the perfect light layer as things cool down.

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  17. Love the look!
    Gorgeous jacket!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  18. LOVE this whole look! The denim jacket is great...such neat details.

    -Emily
    https://baublesandthreads.wordpress.com/

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  19. Cute jacket babe! Love how you styled it xo, sharon

    http://www.stylelullaby.com/fashion/creating-balance-outfit-trollbeads/

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  20. . Eres increíble combinando. Un besito y te invito a pasarte por mi blog.
    Las siete maravillas de Amanda.

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  21. Thanks Maria. It's all about the details. :]

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  22. Ha thanks. I'm officially retiring them. They're SO uncomfortable. :]

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  23. Haha, it's the fall/winter is the only time of year we get a break from the heat & sun, so I'm looking forward to it. :]

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  24. Here in SD we had a mild summer, we're having a heat wave now thought. Guess the heat had to make an appearance at some point! :]

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  25. What a lovely outfit! I wish it was still warm enough here to wear anything besides long trousers. It´s already getting so cold! Also layers are one of my favourite looks in the colder seasons as well!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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  26. Hi Carmen, thank you for your comment in my blog ;)
    I am all for that great bag and shoes, nicely done.

    Lorena
    www.myeverydaywear.blogspot.com

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  27. wow so nice jacket. I love this very much. you can try muslimah pant with jacket.
    http://www.thefemall.com/clothing/arabic-clothing/muslimah-pant

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