Chilly Weather Means Cozy Sweaters

Top: 5/48 Jeans: J Brand Boots: Joie Necklace: House of Harlow

Top: 5/48
Jeans: J Brand
Boots: Joie
Necklace: House of Harlow

Can you believe it was only a week ago that I was frolicking in 80 degree weather on the beach? To those of you whose winters consist of subzero temperatures, you’re probably going to read this and shake your head the whole time at my claim that this temperature is freezing. As a So Cal girl anything below 75 degrees and I begin to complain I’m in danger of dying of hypothermia. Crazy but I live in Southern California for a reason. I enjoy my sunny days.

I’ve been enjoying my lightweight sweaters, but today I had to bust out the heavy knit because it was only about 60 degrees outside. It may have well been below subzero. This is the time of year you see us Cali folks bust out our puffer coats and Uggs. When the sun hides we dig deep for our winter wear. Today I opted for my favorite Fall/ Winter sweater! Tera cotta chunky sweater and brown boots make for a cute and cozy winter ensemble!

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Staying Warm and Stylish on A Blustery Day

Top:  A.P.C  Jeans: J Brand Scarf: Alexander McQueen Shoes: B Brian Atwood

Top: A.P.C
Jeans: J Brand
Scarf: Alexander McQueen
Shoes: B Brian Atwood

It’s officially getting colder which means I can officially¬†start layering up. And Halloween is just days away! My favorite holiday! So it’s time to start unleashing my favorite spooktastic wardrobe pieces. Normally I’m not a skull person. For years I affiliated skulls with gothic individuals and the original Hot Topic crowd (you know before Hot Topic started selling Hello Kitty and Justin Bieber attire, a vast improvement in my opinion but that’s neither here nor there.)

Long Live McQueen!

Long Live McQueen!

However, since I’ve fallen in love with the late Alexander McQueen and his signature skull design, I’ve learned to appreciate the once gothic symbol. I have since been told that the skull is actually symbolic of being a free spirit. I’ll go with that! One of my favorite accessories is my McQueen scarf that I bought years ago when I had to work on Halloween. It was my way of “dressing up.” A nice substitute for a Halloween costume that I figured I could wear all year round. One of my favorite things about wearing that scarf is that for whatever reason it compels other McQueen fans to tell me how they began their love affair with the legend and mastermind. By far my favorite story is that of a woman who said she actually met McQueen in an airport once. After he passed away she went on a mission to find a Union Jack flag with the McQueen signature skull and the phrase “Long Live McQueen.” She succeeded and that’s her favorite accessory. I’ve always loved that scarf but since my story is not nearly as fascinating as my fellow fashionista I have not felt worthiness enough of that particular design. Maybe one day.

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Not only does my investment work as a conversation starter between myself and fellow McQueen enthusiasts but it also serves to keep me warm on a blustery California afternoon.

I also have a soft spot for pink skulls a la Tarina Tarantino.

I also have a soft spot for pink skulls a la Tarina Tarantino.

It was even cold enough today to debut my Akris Punto Coat!

It was even cold enough today to debut my Akris Punto Coat!