Blame it on the boots and San Francisco's "June Gloom" but I am taking the Southwest thing and running with it. This outfit is for the San Francisco summer. Too cold for shorts, so cropped jeans give a nod to the season while keeping the legs warm. Button down is rumpled for a "fresh from the beach" feeling. Sweater is perhaps more aptly described as as a big old blanket for when the fog rolls in. Necklace is that nod to glamour that finishes the look and makes it appropriate enough for cocktails al fresco -- if you don't have kids and do that sort of thing -- or a late-afternoon beer with the husband, if your life is more like mine.