Light Me Up
Summer may be just around the corner, but it still cools down to the low 60s late in the day along the coast. I've been taking the cooler afternoons as my last few days to wear my fall clothing until I have to deal with the heat of the summer. While I don't condone smoking at all, there was just something about this cigarette box print that I loved. Cropped sweater with cute and quirky prints definitely don't get enough love in my closet, so I try to make the printed sweaters I do have count.
For my "last hurrah" for cool weather, I wore this cigarette printed sweater from The Kooples. It's pretty cropped, so I paired it with high-waisted jeans from Levi's and a leather western belt. I always feel like pairing something cropped with high-waisted jeans leaves my middle area looking pretty blank, so I love using belts to add more detail to my midsection while also emphasizing my waist. I wore my leather boots from Donald J. Pliner because it's never a bad time to wear a black boot. Finally, as usual, I wore my sunglasses because my eyes are super sensitive to any sun. Even if your eyes aren't as sensitive as mine, it's still important to wear eye protection to avoid damaging or straining them.
PS. I love a killer red lip.
Photography: Nathan Jelenich