I was able to work directly with the designers and key members of their teams to create a look that made me feel like a million bucks – and a look that I most likely would have never put together on my own.
A weekend in wine country calls for good friends, good food + good hats!
I recently had the pleasure of spending sometime with the Goorin Bros team at their North Beach shop in San Francisco. The Goorin Bros team took us through the history of Goorin + let me play dress up in their shop. I have been a huge fan of Goorin Bros. hats (featured here, here + here) and loved spending time with their custom hat maker + shop keeper. I instantly fell in love with their everyday straw collection, which includes hats that are PACKABLE! Say goodbye to your big old hat boxes + join me in wine country!
The Poolside has been a hat favorite for this CRAZY hat lady + has almost made a daily appearance on my head. Here is it styled with YES, another Anthropologie dress, check out the full post here.
I hope you enjoyed all 4 looks + if you are ever in San Francisco be sure to stop by the North Beach shop, it is by far my favorite!
Last week I saw a post on the DVF Instagram account asking followers to share their DVF wrap story. The post said:
“From building a fashion empire to falling in love, women have lived the journey of their lives while wearing a DVF wrap dress.”
Aside from the falling in love part (insert ALL the dating apps), I have 100% lived the journey of my life in a DVF wrap dress. My very first designer apparel purchase was a DVF dress.
I saved my paychecks from my first job at Banana Republic and snagged this dress on MEGA sale at Saks. I think it was a size 12 and way too big for me, but it was a DVF wrap dress and it was mine! This shortly became a routine in my life. Anytime I earned a large paycheck or had something to celebrate, I purchased a piece from the DVF collection (eventually in my size).
Flash forward to over fifteen years later and I have a closet full of DVF pieces that I will treasure forever. Last fall I had the honor of meeting Diane when she was in San Francisco for an event. I was shaking and sweating and somehow mustered up the courage to ask her to take a photo with me. She did (seen here) and my fashion girl dreams came true.
A couple of weeks later I was in Los Angeles visiting my grandmother. I showed her my picture with Diane and she immediately instructed my Aunt Margee to find the photo of her in her favorite DVF wrap dress. My aunt quickly found it and to my surprise, it was almost the exact same dress I’m wearing in these photos. This was one of my last memories with my Grandmother and will always be our DVF wrap story.
What I Wore:
Dress: DVF (c/o), Woven Wrap Dress (belmont camel) – also seen here.
Especially when the oh-so-talented Erika, of Whiskey and Lace, hosts it. This picnic was straight out of a Pinterest board. Erika did not miss one detail! From the stunning tablescape to the lemonade bar cart. Everything was perfect!
…the company was not so bad either!
Shop everything that you need to create your own wine country picnic from terrain.
I just discovered this site (Anthropologie’s sister site) and I am obsessed. Inspired by the idea of merging house + garden to create an experience for all of the senses. They have a variety of products and services to captivate your imagination and enhance your life. Perfect..right? All I need now is to get out of my studio apartment and find a house like this!
“Pie is a good metaphor for life; or if you prefer, life is a good metaphor for pie. Both have structure and content, crust and filling. Both are better with a hot cup of coffee. And like life, pie is not meant to be perfect, it’s meant to be eaten.”