I know I live in California where it is expected to be warm and sunny 95% of the year, and yes I have to say I love it, but though some may not believe this - we do experience a type of fall and winter weather. It does get cold here, but more like a wonderful-type of cold. A cold that you can wear the fun layers, but not be freezing or need a heavy coat to cover them up. I love and anticipate this type of cold weather, BUT lately we have had none of that. Try wearing thick wool tights when it's is 85 degrees and dry as a bone outside - not a pretty sight (a lot of tossing off layers and wiping sweat off the brow).
For the weekend plans this is what I had to work with - tying together the fall with the "summer-like" weather.
For breakfast with the girls, running errands, and then a Fall Dinner Party this dress,(which is actually a skirt) sweater, and over the knee socks worked well. I just changed up the hat for the dinner party.
And for Sunday's brunch by the beach I made this black blouse (short-sleeved - thank goodness!) stand out with pops of green, yellow, and red.