At the beach house here in So Cal, we have summer all the way until late October. This is when I really love going to the beach. The tourists are gone and the kids are in school so weekday beach trips are quiet and relaxing. The water is a bit warmer and there is still plenty of sunshine to get my tan on. As much as I want to pull out my fall wardrobe, I am happy I continue to hold on to my favorite summer dresses long into a California fall. Here's a dress I found in the Paris flea markets years ago when I was assisting at Vogue Paris. It's a black cotton dress from the seventies. I love it because it has a bit of a latin vibe and it's super comfy. I team it up here with my hippie jewelry, a Chanel satin and suede hair bow barrette, big black sunnies from Forever 21, my Hermes medor watch, and vintage espadrilles by Helmut Lang. Here's to holding on to summer.