Winter has finally decided to show itself in California and I’m not complaining! Winter as we know it at least. We’ve had highs of 50s-60s the past couple of days so it’s safe to say we had at least a little winter. I’ve been wanting to wear this quilted dress (Express) since I got it as a Christmas present. In a flurry to get ready for church in 20 minutes, I threw it on over a long sleeve (Ralph Lauren) with wet hair and heels in hand and it turned out to be a cute outfit! This was the first time I even tried the dress on and Express never fails to disappoint me! It fit like a glove and loved how the skirt had just enough flare. I didn’t want to look too pilgrim, which this look could definitely be described to resemble so I paired it with my strappy heels (Aldo) and as my sister calls it, suitcase purse (Phillip Lim for Target). After church and lunch we took an impromptu visit to Victoria Gardens in search of my Maid of Honor dress for my sister’s wedding. All in all we had a great trip leaving with everything except what I went there for (typical), I’ll have to battle the mall grounds yet again for that so hard to find light coral, petal, coral, peach, dusty rose or blush gown (seriously).