As the summer sun begins to lose its strength, I’m safe to discard the light colors and descend into the darkness with my fall fashion selections. However, in perpetually-sunny San Diego, crop tops and cut-offs are still perfectly sane winter wardrobe pieces. If you haven’t noticed, for me, it’s really all about a great pair of shoes. Right now I’m lusting: platform creepers, studded loafers, Pony Fur Litas and winklepickers. But as always, my true first love remains with Ann Demeulemeester’s Fall ’08 triple lace-up boots. My winterlust list also contains plenty of tank tops, sheer chiffons, thigh-highs, leather and the pants I hope to one day afford: Bonadrag‘s lace flares.