For the first few days we were in California, we all woke up before 5am. We decided to embraced our internal east coast alarm clock and enjoy a sunrise one morning down by the water. I pulled-out the light, yet warm layers I had packed to wear as the seasons changed. Patagonia’s fleece is one of those pieces that will always have a place in my closet- it’s an essential fall item, and one I wear happily over just about anything- dresses, jeans, skirts and more. I bought C this little teddy coat that was too sweet to miss. Even one of Thomas’s most-worn fall jackets is this fleece. Whether I’m heading for a day spent outdoors, or simply looking for something casual to throw over whatever I’m wearing, I’ll reach for one of my favorite fleece styles, like this one, this one and this one. I also recently found a few great budget friendly pieces here, here, and here – all under $40.