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. :]