I love fall in LA because I get to layer up and move my leather jackets back to the front of my closet.  It’s a celebratory day whenever this gets to happen because much of the year in LA is so hot, it rarely feels like there is a change in seasons at all.  That said, there’s still something special about fall; the air starts to feel a bit more crisp.  

As a native New Yorker, the warmth here is nothing to complain about but fashion-wise, I really do miss layers. Since I’ve lived in LA, leather jackets have been my go-to pieces for extra warmth and a touch of fall edginess.  Today’s leather jacket, which I bought last winter, remains one of my favorite staples in my closet.  I love the rose gold hardware, the soft, buttery leather and the fit.  I also love that real leather jackets like this one get even better with age.

Today, I paired my jacket with nude heels and a comfy navy gingham shirt.  I love how the navy pops underneath the black leather–even though I know mixing navy and black is often a fashion no-no.  In terms of accessories, I kept it simple with classic black ray-bans and my new favorite rose-colored 360 Pearl Earrings from Baublebar.  I now have my eye on these earrings in every color–especially because of their $20.00 price point!

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