If you truly look & you truly believe, you just might find tidbits of fall in San Diego. It's not an easy feat. It's more like a scavenger hunt. If you keep your eyes open & constantly alert, you may spot some multicolored fallen leaves. 

patchwork stripes

patchwork stripes
Dress: Foxcroft Collection* (exact) // Shoes: Nina (similar) // Purse: Givenchy (similar) // Necklaces: Ralph Lauren (similar), Forever 21 (similar) // Earrings: Unknown (similar) // Sunglasses: O by Oscar de la Renta (similar

You'll see more seasonal produce at the farmers market like pumpkins, Brussels sprouts, persimmons, & grapes. You might catch me sipping on a hot pumpkin spiced latte even though it's 80°F outside. You may even have a few days with temperatures under 60°F.

patchwork stripes

Because of the moderate nature of fall, it's vital to have a versatile wardrobe. This Patchwork Stripe Dress from Foxcroft Collection* is already one of my favorite dresses for the season. I've worn it to a business meeting, drinks with my girlfriend, date night with Fred, & out & about for Sunday errands. 

patchwork stripes

patchwork stripes

I usually don't rave on about a dress but I am 100% pleased. The dress is buttery soft & completely comfortable. The small slit & the belt leave me feeling slightly sexy but still professional. This is a dress that I can honestly say I feel confident & powerful in, & that's exactly how clothes should make you feel. 

patchwork stripes

As a human being with Internet access (aka information at your fingertips, perfectly curated Instagram feeds, millions of online resources, magazines, & blogs to browse), it's always nice to feel confident in yourself. 

patchwork stripes

bow heels

That's why I said "the hell with it." I shut down the computer, stopped hacking away at the post I was working on, & begged Fred to venture outside with me. We traveled to the park & savored the glory of the nature around us. The leaves. The plants. The air. The sun.

patchwork stripes

It's exhilarating to have moments like that, where you simply shake things up a bit, switch gears, & temporarily quit the World Wide Web. Speaking of switching things up; fun fact: these heels are from my junior prom from about nine years ago. It was the very first time I danced with Fred. It was the first time I wore them since that fateful night.

What do you think of this outfit? How is your season going? :]

* Disclaimer: Foxcroft Collection provided the Patchwork Stripe Dress as PR samples. All opinions are 100% mine aka Carmen's. Learn more about my disclosure here. :]