As someone who prefers summer to any other season, I’m shocked to admit that I’m actually excited for fall – really excited, in fact. Exchanging long, warm days for shorter, cooler ones is not something I usually welcome with open arms, but for some reason I feel differently this time around. Maybe it’s due to the fact that California’s summer was exceptionally long this year, extending well into October, but in between the warm temperatures, autumn is slowly but surely creeping in. The leaves are beginning to fall, pumpkin patches are sprouting up everywhere, and the air just feels crisper. I’m spending the week up in San Francisco where the climate is generally cooler than it is in LA, so I’ve welcomed the change in season by loading my suitcase with boots and sweaters. As much as I love an easy summer dress, there’s something nice about retiring those lighter pieces for cozier options like this.