(Forever 21, La Dama, and vintage necklaces, Donna Karan cashmere cardigan, vintage slipdress and belt, UO tights, Aldo platform sandals, Genevieve Jones fringe clutch)

By one of my favorite cafés, Alta in Newport Beach, after doing some shopping for the eBay store. Aside from having a rustic cabin feel, there’s a book borrowing shelf and a place for frequent patrons to leave their mugs…and yeah some of the best coffee ever. We tried to get some photos of the inside but it was way too dark already…there was actually barely enough light to take these afterwards before retreating back south for some gym time, cooking up a massive artichoke, and trying to decide what to make of the British version of The Office. Really not looking forward to daylight savings on Sunday..why can’t California go the way of Arizona and Hawaii and refuse to partake?

Thank you to Donna Karan and Genevieve Jones for these beautiful pieces. The cashmere cardigan is easily one of the most luxurious things in my wardrobe and I love its perfect charcoal gray. Worn with some old favorites, my perhaps most comfortable heels ever and this crazy bullet belt. I think autumn has finally made it here.