Yesterday, Fall made an uncharacteristically (but wholly welcome) early appearance in the form of light showers, cloudy skies, a brisk breeze, and 60º temps. Considering the fact that this type of weather usually doesn't occur in LA until late October, I was more than happy to whisk some of my recent F/W buys out of the closet and romp around the neighborhood.
In other exciting news, today is my 20th birthday. 20 is a bit of an odd place to be — not a teenager anymore, but also not 21...
At times I still feel uncertain of who I am, what I want to do, where I want to be in 5 years, etc., but I think at day one of 20, I have a much better sense of how I might answer those daunting questions than I did at day one of 19.
After a tumultuous 18th year of life, 19 was pretty incredible. By taking a semester off from school, and taking time to collect myself and reorganize my wants and needs, I grew so much. None of the happiness I felt, or things I achieved, would have been possible without my best friend/boyfriend, who has always been there to encourage me and just tell it to me straight, and my family. 19 taught me to be confident, loving, and ambitious, and I only hope that I can continue to apply these lessons as I take on what 20, and the rest of my life, has to offer.
Returning, from the tangent of birthdays and lessons learned, to the topic of this Fall outfit, I cannot contain my obsession with this Reformation blazer coat. It's perfectly boyish, yet sophisticated — a staple piece that can go with everything from dresses, to jeans and a t-shirt. One of the things I love about Fall in LA is that it's cold, but not too cold to where layering a coat and some boots over a pair of shorts isn't an option. Knits remind everyone of Fall, right? Sure, a basic cable-knit sweater is an obvious go-to, but what about something like Zara's ribbed knit turtleneck short sleeve? I am so in love with this piece. The weight is heavy, and the stark whiteness is balanced out by the simple detail of a black stripe across the sleeve hems. Another highlight of this look is the sock boots I'm wearing, which were gifted to me by Aldo last year. The multi-textural element of these boots is irresistible, and makes for a unique look that isn't over-the-top.
I'm going to keep this outfit (and several variation of it) on loop for the rest of Fall and Winter. I guess this is what 20 looks like.