Winter feels far away from us in California with temperatures still in the high 90’s into hundreds. Yet, David and I have already started getting in the holiday spirit by getting our fall decor, Christmas tree, and wintery candles ready at home. The only thing we haven’t really been able to do is change up our wardrobes for the season! It’s just been so hot that we’re still in our tees and shorts. When we went to Chicago a few weeks ago, we were able to escape the heat for a bit. Of course, I seized the opportunity to finally wear a chic faux fur sweater, pants, and boots! It was a refreshing change from my usual lightweight summer dresses that I wear out regularly in the desert.
I saw this navy blue sweater on the latest H&M campaign and it was calling my name. With many around the world already sporting faux fur, wool coats, berets, knits, and boots, I just can’t help but feel a bit… conflicted. It’s a battle I can’t win — I absolutely love the summer weather here and don’t want it to go away, but then I have days where I just want it to be cooler so I can change up my outfits. Since my fall/winter stuff is usually in storage for literally 10 months out of the year, it’s hard to justify spending heaps of $$$ on sweaters and coats — despite how tempting it can be.
Luckily, this beauty was priced fairly at $50 USD. I love that it’s a cozy knit sweater with faux fur accents on the sleeves. It looks so luxurious! For a day out exploring downtown Chicago, I wore it with leather pants and grey over the knee boots. I don’t think I’ve worn pants once since moving to Palm Springs, and it’s probably been a good year since I got to wear over the knee boots.
After we got back from Chicago, we made a spontaneous trip to LA. It’s a lot warmer there, but nights do get chilly. Since traffic going back home is terrible until late night, we stayed out and got some night shots in Chinatown. The sweater and skirt combo is a lot more fitting for Southern California. I had been searching for the perfect gold pleated accordion skirt for the longest time and was so happy to find this online exclusive on Forever 21’s website for around $50 (similar here). It comes in a dark silver too. After discovering how great the quality of this gold one was, I wanted to get it! Unfortunately, when I went back to look, it was already sold out in my size. The gold one sold out super quickly in all sizes so I’m really glad I bit the bullet when I did.
As you can tell in the last photo, I had a pretty bad hair day… hehe. Hey, it was a long day. But nothing that a good hat (similar here) can’t fix, right? 😉
Do you have a sweater in your closet that seems to go well with anything?
Photos by David Potter