Ah, summer in coastal Southern California…it can get breezy and cool in the afternoons and evenings, which is why I’m always on the lookout for summer-weight sweaters. (Not to mention the Arctic-level air-conditioning in many stores and buildings…🥶 )
This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. All ideas and opinions are my own.
This little cardigan from Halogen was one of the first pieces that caught my eye in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The fabric is a soft and lightweight blend, and is available in several colors. It’s perfect now over a tee, and come fall, it could be worn as a mid-layer buttoned over a camisole or tank. I’m wearing the XS.
I’m not kidding about the breezes…my hair was being blown all over the place when we took these photos!
Transitional season & summer-weight sweaters from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale…
But I’m not complaining…our (usually) mild weather is one of the best things about living here!
There are just a few days left to save during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Nordstrom always offers free shipping and returns. In a hurry? You can order online and pick up at a store near you (many Nordstrom stores also offer curbside pickup).
Planning to visit Los Angeles?
With many of us planning more regional and road trip travel this summer, you may be considering a visit to the L.A. area. I’m often asked about what to pack, and my answer is a resounding “it depends.”
What clothing you’ll want to pack will depend on where you’ll be spending your time and your activities. We have a lot of microclimates, and weather conditions can be vastly different even within just a few miles. One rule of thumb: the further inland you are, the warmer it tends to be (during summer months). The safest bet is to bring a range of lightweight layers.
No matter what, be sure to pack:
- Face masks (L.A. County is currently requiring masks be worn in all indoor public spaces)
- A lightweight sweater or jacket (see above)
- Walking shoes or sandals. While L.A. isn’t necessarily a walking city, many popular activities and attractions (e.g. theme parks, beaches) will involve lots of walking.
- Patience. Traffic is back up to (and sometimes exceeding) pre-pandemic levels. Plan on it taking longer to get where you’re going.