Wide Brim Hat + Leather Shorts

Bordeaux Wide Brim Hat, Leather Shorts, Camel Tiger Print Sweater, Fringe Crossbody, Bordeaux Lip , sage+sparkle Last weekend I was in California, celebrating my Mom's birthday.  We celebrated with brunch in Napa at The Boon Fly Cafe (which is where we took this pictures).  The food was incredible as was the location - barn setting at the Carneros Inn.  On one of my trips out to California, I have to stay at this place.

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Growing up in Northern Ca. I never used to think we got seasons, then I moved to the East Coast, and while the seasons are much more prominent, Fall and Spring (my two favorites) are so short-lived, where as in Northern Ca.  they seem to last forever.  This time of year, can get pretty warm as they often experience Indian Summers, but for the most part the days are sunny and the nights are cool and the BEST part is that there is no humidity.  So even thought it was in the 70's on this particular day, it felt perfectly appropriate to wear a fall hat, light sweater, and leather shorts.

Northern California DOES have seasons - something I often took for granted.  It seems as if Northern Ca. is similar to the east coast, just the opposite - Fall + Spring seem to dominate, while Summer and Winter (in more recent years mainly Winter) seem to dominate for the East.  I guess the saying is true, you never realize what you have until its gone.

However, with that said - there is nothing quite like the feeling of a crisp East Coast fall day, driving up-state seeing all the foliage change.  While California may have its perfect weather year-round, the east coast has its extremes and while when its bad its terrible... when its good, it's magical - in a way that nowhere else can compare.

Bordeaux Wide Brim Hat, Leather Shorts, Camel Tiger Print Sweater, Fringe Crossbody, Bordeaux Lip, two tone oxfords, sage+sparkle

wide brim hat, animal print sweater, smashbox legendary long wear lip lacquer,  sage+sparkle

Bordeaux Wide Brim Hat, Leather Shorts, Camel Tiger Print Sweater, Fringe Crossbody, Bordeaux Lip , sage+sparkle

leather j crew shorts, fringe bag, sage+sparkle

MICHAEL Michael Kors Oxfords, sage+sparkle

Bordeaux Wide Brim Hat, Leather Shorts, Camel Tiger Print Sweater, Fringe Crossbody, Bordeaux Lip , sage+sparkle

{top, MICHAEL Michael Kors (similar on sale at Neiman Marcus) | shorts, J Crew (similar via J Brand) | shoes, MICHAEL Michael Kors | bag, Flea Market | Sunglasses, MICHAEL Michael Kors | Hat, Forever 21 (borrowed from my sister - similar via Nordstrom) | Necklace, Forever 21 | lip, Smashbox

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