Wine Country Style: The $55 Topshop Wrap Mini Dress Everyone Needs

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

Update: The $55 Topshop Wrap Mini Dress is now $26.99

If you only have one dress in your closet, it should definitely be as flattering and as versatile as this Topshop wrap mini dress. This simply sophisticated dress was perfect for wine tasting last week in Napa (check out more from my visit to the Meritage Resort here) and for date night this week. Not only is this dress unbelievably flattering it is also only $55, comes in five colors and sold at Nordstrom.

Wine tasting in Napa can be a bit more formal than Sonoma so I wanted to make sure that I dressed the part while still staying comfortable! For this look, I wore a shape dress from ITEM m6 underneath my wrap dress. Now the dress can be worn with or without the shape dress, but for this day in Napa, I decided to keep it a bit more conservative with the scoop neck from the shape dress. The all-over smoothing and shaping construction also held in my tummy after an overindulgent dinner the night before at Morimoto (an absolute must for dinner when in Napa).

Now let’s talk about these shoes. Yes, they are very high (4.25″ to be exact), but they are also very comfortable. Like most heels of this high height, this shoe causes the foot to push slightly forward as you walk. To accommodate, M. Gemi suggests going a half size up. I went from a 38 to a 38.5 in these shoes and could not believe how comfortable they are. These are truly a pair of heels you can wear all day without having to store a pair of flats in your purse. Want to give any M. Gemi shoe a try? Save $50 off with the code: KAT50

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF styles the Topshop Crepe Wrap Mini Dress for a day of wine tasting in the Napa Valley.

What I Wore:

Dress: Topshop, Crepe Wrap Minidress

Slip: ITEM m6, Shape Dress

Shoes: M. Gemi (c/o), The Cammeo (natural patent). Save $50 off with the code: KAT50

Bag: Brahmin (c/o), Lane Circle Crossbody Bag

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Standard Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses


Snag the Topshop Wrap Mini Dress in All Five Colors Below:

Statement Style: The ASOS Flutter Sleeve Dress

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

I love to make a statement, especially when it comes to my personal style.

You will rarely find me in a head-to-toe black look and I almost always find myself my favorite statement style pieces from ASOS – including this dress.

The ASOS Flutter Sleeve Dress from this post made its way into my shopping cart the moment it landed on the ASOS website (I check the New In tab every morning). It’s the perfect dress for any occasion, especially this time of the year. Think weddings, graduations or even a date night. The body is fully lined (very impressive) for the $119 price tag and the glittery polka dots make the dress easy to transition from day to night. This dress has been in my closet for less than 5 days and I have already worn it twice! Snag it here before it sells out again!

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

San Francisco fashion blogger KatWalkSF styles an ASOS flutter sleeve dress in North Beach.

What I Wore:

Dress: ASOS, Flutter Sleeve Midi Dress with Hanky Hem in Glitter Spot

Bag: Mon Purse (c/o), Grainy Leather Triangle Envelope Clutch

Shoes: Nina (c/o), Tinsley

Sunglasses: Le Specs, Air Heart 51mm Sunglasses

Also styled here.

Shop my the entire statement style look – Including the ASOS flutter sleeve dress below:

Stepping into Spring – Spring Florals (that are already on sale)

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“Florals? For spring? Ground-breaking.”

Spring Florals I know lame and oh-so-predictable. Nothing new over here, but this dress is an accidental favorite in my spring wardrobe. I originally bought this dress for NYFW in February wore it but never photographed it. I brought it to Milan and Paris in March and again never photographed it…but I wore it (multiple times).

Aside from the obvious floral design, this dress has so many amazing features for just $51. For a not so hefty price tag, you get a killer and comfy dress. The stretch waist was perfect for traveling and layering with tights or leggings during the winter. The thigh-high slit gives just the right amount of sex appeal and the single ballon sleeve gives it just the right touch of style.

Are you ready to break out the Spring Florals?

(or am I styling this dress a little too soon?)

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What I Wore:

Dress: ASOS, One Shoulder Balloon Sleeve Midi Dress in Floral Print (20% off)

Sunglasses: JUCOO via AmazonClout Goggles Cat Eye Sunglasses Vintage Mod Style Retro Kurt Cobain Sunglasses

Shoes: M. Gemi (c/o), The Cammeo (natural patent). Save $50 off with the code: KAT50

ALSO STYLED HERE

Bracelets: ADORNIA (c/o), Love Cuff and Alexis Bittar

Bag: Vintage Chanel


Shop My Spring Florals Look Here:

An Honest Review of The Gal Meets Glam Collection

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Tyler Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Dress

Let me start this post by saying that I have been a huge fan of Julia Engel and Gal Meets Glam for many years. She was one of the first bloggers I ever discovered in San Francisco and although her style is a little too feminine for me, I’ve always appreciated her aesthetic and the business she has created.

Long before she moved to Charleston I used to see her at the Ferry Building farmers market on Saturday mornings buying flowers and being fabulous with Thomas…while I was sporting my best athleisure look (hungover) and sneaking Benji around for free samples – some things never change.

So when news came out that she was launching a collection of dresses I was excited to check out the collection and support another blogger. The morning of the Gal Meets Glam collection launch I headed over to Nordstrom.com and quickly snagged the two dresses that I had been eying from the lookbook – The Tyler and The Ardith.


Let’s kick things off with the Tyler. According to the description on Nordstorm.com, it is perfect for all those summertime fetes you’ve already RSVP’d to – I don’t even know what that means. All I know is that I put this dress on and felt like a million bucks…until I got downstairs and into my Uber and the dress ripped not once but twice in the arm the moment I got into the car…leaving me feeling like a $20 Forever 21 mistake.

Yes, this dress is cut from forgiving scuba crepe and finished with a twirl-ready trumpet skirt (making it very flattering on a curvy lady) but the draped neckline does not work IRL. Last time I checked I need to move my arms to say put on my seatbelt and this dress just DOES NOT allow that. So I’m sad to report that I will be getting rid of the Tyler dress just like I got rid of Tyler from Tinder. Buh-bye.


What I Wore:

Dress: Gal Meets Glam Collection, Tyler Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Dress

Bag: Topshop, Beverly Floral Embroidered Straw Tote Bag

Shoes: M. Gemi (c/o), The Cammeo (natural patent). Save $50 off with the code: KAT50


Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Tyler Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Dress

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Tyler Off the Shoulder Scuba Crepe Dress

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Next up is the Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress from the collection. I am wearing the same size in this dress as I am wearing the Tyler dress above (8) and I could not zip it up past my bra. My photographer Shannon even tried to zip it up and it refused to go up. We both agreed that it was a combinati0on of the fabric, fit and the zipper. It should have zipped up, there was plenty of room – just a bit of a defect.

So we just took some photos of the front of the dress (avoiding the back) and did our best to make it work!

Like the Tyler, the fabric did feel worthy of the $138 price point. The 70% polyester, 22% cotton, 8% viscose blend was almost rough to the touch and not anything I would imagine wearing in warm weather – I don’t imagine it will breathe well. I really pictured this dress traveling with me through the summer due to its ability to be styled oh-so many way, but just like the Tyler, Edith will be returning to Nordstrom.


What I Wore:

Dress: Gal Meets Glam Collection, Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Bag: Sensi Studio, M’O Exclusive Netted Straw Tote Bag

Boots: Public Desire (c/0), Empire

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Aviator Sunglasses

Earrings: SUGARFIX by BaubleBar, Mixed Media Tassel Earrings


Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

I wanted to love the collection, but both dresses are going back (sorry Nordstrom). Yes, the dresses photograph well but last time I checked I need both straps on a dress and the ability to zip a dress all the way up…

I’m looking forward to watching the collection progress and continuing to support fellow bloggers. Let me know in the comments if you have tried the collection and what you think of it.


UPDATE: I received a lovely note from Julia regarding the issues I had with her dresses. She thanked me for supporting her, apologized for the bad experiences I had and even offered to refund me personally for both dresses.

I had already returned both dresses to Nordstrom by the time I received her note (love their return policy) and when I let her know that she offered to send a new dress. Well, I took her up on that and my new dress arrived today. Stay tuned for another review of the Gal Meets Glam Collection.

Top San Francisco Fashion Blogger KatWalkSF reviews the Gal Meets Glam Collection Ardith Gingham Fit & Flare Midi Dress

Shop the Gal Meets Glam Collection (if it still interests you) below:

The Nordstrom Lace Cover-Up You Need Until You Find Your Summer Body

KatWalkSF poolside at the Meritage Resort and Spa Napa in a Nordstrom Lace Cover-up

Guys, I’m just gonna be REAL honest here. My summer body is NOT here. I’m looking for it this week and I am hell-bent on finding it before I go to LA at the beginning of June – insert my crash diet. But let’s just be real here, I will most likely not find my summer body before June and it is highly likely that this Nordstrom lace cover-up will be in my suitcase for LA.

My lack of summer body hit me just as we crossed the Golden Gate bridge on the way Napa a couple of weeks ago. I made Ashely pull off the freeway and make an emergency pit stop at the oh-so-fabulous Nordstrom Corte Madera because nobody wants to see my winter body at the pool. We ran upstairs to the swim department and this pretty lace cover-up was calling my name. The plunging necklines in the front and back give this boho dress the perfect amount of conceal and reveal until you find your summer body like me. The sleeves hid my arms and the side slits show just the right amount of leg. I felt fabulous at the pool in this bad boy and EVERYONE needs these Hermes dupe sandals (I stole them from Ash).

KatWalkSF poolside at the Meritage Resort and Spa Napa.

KatWalkSF poolside at the Meritage Resort and Spa Napa.

What I Wore:

Coverup: Chelsea28, Nordstrom Lace Cover-Up Maxi Dress

Swimsuit: J. Crew, 1993 underwire one-piece swimsuit

Sandals: Steve Madden, Greece Slides

Hat: Sole Society, Wide Brim Straw Hat with Raffia Band

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Original 58mm Aviator Sunglasses


Check out more from our stay at the Meritage here + here.