#OOTD: Doing Fall in SoCal
While fall is my favorite season for fashion and style (scarfs, hats, boots, oh my!), it can be difficult to create an autumn inspired ensemble when the temperatures are still well above cool. To get into the November spirit, I thought I would share one of my go to fall outfits!
Banana Republic top [new, $10], Express skirt [new, $15], Nordstrom boots [new, $50], Gucci scarf [new, gift], Gucci bag [secondhand, hand me down], Michael Kors watch [new, gift], Banana Republic bracelet [new, $10]
I love the mini skirt and boot combo because it still screams changing leaves without having to over heat. And for being long-sleeved, this top is super light and breathes well. Important!
While I love the big blanket scarf trend everyone is wearing, there is no way I can pull it off right now without sweating my boots off. So I opted for a silk scarf around the neck, which I think is equally cute and fall-ish! Especially in the Gucci red and green. ;)
These Louise et Cie boots I've had for years, and I actually scored them for a quarter of the price from Nordstrom Rack. They are great quality, and as they accumulate the occasional scuff it only adds character.
I really love skirts (because I really hate pants), so I was super excited to find this adorable skirt in the clearance section of Express just this past week! Markdowns were an additional 40% off, and I found an additional 15% off discount via Retail Me Not. I always check this app for mall stores, because a lot of times they have coupons or additional reductions! As for the skirt itself, the material is super strechy and comfortable, and the tie up the front adds a really fun detail to the outfit.
This is not deja vu... you have seen this bag a number times. (Like here, here, and here.) I was lucky enough to have a fabulous great-aunt to pass this along to me, and it is definitely one of the most previous pieces I own. A neutral, high quality bag is definitely wardrobe staple numero uno.
We shot in downtown Riverside, which I've always loved to visit because of the Spanish architecture and picturesque storefronts. This is right in the main square, adjacent to the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. If you are ever near the area, I definitely recommend you give it a chance! There are a number of unique shops, restaurants, and salons to window shop and explore. And while you're there, check out Casey's Cupcakes. BOMB.
Is any outfit really complete without a goofy smile? I think not! :)
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