Fall is here but you wouldn’t know it as the temperatures here in So Cal are about the same as they were in July. The only difference is at night there is a really nice breeze so you don’t feel the need to sleep in the freezer. Alas, while I’m super jealous that my East Coast and Mid West fashionistas get to start their layers for the season, the only seasonal appropriate staple I get to indulge in sadly are boots. Whether they are combat boots with a heel, combat boots without a heel, knee high boots, thigh high boots, or chic Celine boots, I’m good for Fall and Winter, I just need some decent weather to appropriately debut them.
Meanwhile, my Joie Dalton Booties match perfect with my So. Cal transition from Summer to Fall attire. Although I could sit here and complain about my inability to sport my cute coats for the season (I will never complain of such friveoliy because truthfully I hate being cold) I’d rather sit here and brag about how cute my favorite denim shorts pair with my Haute Hippie top. I never thought I’d be a fan of fringe but then I stumbled upon this gem and got this normally $200 top for $50. Couture on sale? Loves it! Alas, the fringe detail accenting this dream catcher like bottom was too good for this hippie at heart to pass up. Plus, I have a stronger addiction to Haute Hippie than I do Pumpkin Spice Latte’s. Slap a sale tag on my beloved label and it’s a done deal! If I can’t have my layers, I can at least still hold on to my favorite boho/ hippie trends.
Sadly, the fringe falls off with nearly every step I take. However, that actually turned out to be a hidden benefit of the top when I ventured out on today’s photo shoot. I didn’t realize I had forgotten my phone in my car until I was already half way down this desolate trail. I had initially felt like a boss, tackling a trail that has been declared “moderate” by some hiking society I’ve never heard of, until I found my foot stuck in a hole. No worries, though. I survived. The power of the Dalton bootie I suppose.