Apologies for the brief hiatus, friends + followers – I’ve been getting over being sick, so there was more cuddling with Chloe/resting than blogging on the to-do list this past week. Never fear – I’m back!
Today we’re talking about winery style – what do you wear to a vineyard in the middle of January? I’ll caveat this point by saying that I am blissfully aware that a California winter is nothing to complain about – but still, 50 degrees and foggy calls for some careful dressing. I woke up the morning of my birthday, and realized that I needed an outfit to carry me from car ride to Sonoma, through the private tasting, and into an afternoon of football at the local tavern.
Enter: the over the knee riding boot. I am a HUGE fan of anything luxe leather – add some fun hardware and an over the knee style, and your footwear goes from meek to chic. I spent the better part of the fall coveting a pair of suede Tory Burch boots, only to try them on at Saks and HATE them. The next week, I found my perfect pair on sale at Nordstrom, and I have been a happy wearer of these Coach boots for the last month of two. My advice for finding your perfect pair? Look for a low/flat heel, and well constructed calf. Depending on your preference, hardware can definitely amp up the look – I opt for gold regularly, because it matches my skin tone and a majority of my jewelry.
Once I had decided on my boots, I paired them with a crepe-thin white sweater (similar here from J. Crew), a twirly skirt in a jewel tone (on sale here from LOFT!), and a glittery statement necklace that my dad bought me for Christmas (see similar here). To keep warm, I donned my favorite white pea coat (I’ve had it since college, this one is similar), and we were off! My favorite fallback purse kept all my needed goods (phone + lip gloss + winery cards + small gifts) together – and I felt put together and polished all day – even when R and I were sampling fried apps and the beer selection at Hopmonk with the group 6 hours later!
The day was perfect, and I loved my accessories – but the best part? A day of celebrating with my favorite friends, including some of my best girls, L and E. Happy Birthday, indeed!