The cool sweater-weather nights of Southern California have won me over. The 24/7 summer like state of S's new home had me giddy yet perplexed - what kind of weather is better than sandals and sweaters? But what to wear?! After dinner one night, S and I decided to take a walk along the Strand to see the views of the sunset from the Manhattan Beach pier. The cut out knit sweater I wore from Banana Republic was a perfect choice for the night - I love shirt so much, I have it in two colors! The open back creates a willowy, drapey effect while the crisp crew neck keeps things preppy. I wore my black harem pants with this to bring my outfit up a notch for dinner. One thing I noticed about Southern California is that most of its towns are like any beach town - if even a part of your outfit isn't relaxed, you kind of stick out. No big statement jewels needed, no pointy heels necessary - just sandals, sunglasses, loose hair and you're good.