When I wear gingham, I feel like sunshine and picnics. Nothing says hello summer more than a pretty gingham dress. In fact, gingham is the biggest trend of the season and it never goes out of style. It’s the first weekend of June, and the weather couldn’t be more perfect for a day out with my sweet hubby Gary, so I am wearing my new 50s inspired Roberta Gingham Swing Dress from Collectif Clothing.
Collectif Clothing: Celebrating vintage styles UK-based Collectif Clothing offers a unique blend of vintage and retro-inspired styles, all designed with high-quality materials and an eye for timeless aesthetics. Their size-inclusive collections, which range from XS-22, elegantly celebrate every body shape and size, re-imagining the enchanting fashion of the 1940s and 1950s for the contemporary woman.
This is a bittersweet post for me. We shot these pictures the day before another horrific wildfire broke out in California’s beautiful wine country. Although we are very fortunate and beyond grateful to still have a home, hundreds of people are not and so many businesses and world famous wineries burnt down. For those not familiar with this latest wildfire it is the Glass Fire in Napa/Calistoga, California.
It was a warm and glorious Autumn day and we drove out to our local vineyards for a Fall photoshoot. I wanted to wear a colorful dress because I felt so happy and never tired of the beautiful vineyard views. Many vineyards are currently in harvesting mode here but we managed to find some that still had lush grapes hanging on the vine!!
My accessories today are all by Erstwilder and they are part of the brand new Fan Favorites launch happening tonight. Erstwilder is a company based in Melbourne, Australia (I have partnered with them many times here, here, here, here, and here) and they do so much good for their community from food bank donations to helping the animals and wildlife and they did a lot for the animals during the tragic wildfires that happened earlier this year in Australia.
How fun is my Cyril the Sloth necklace!! I love his cute little face and he is perfect to wear for all seasons. I thought Cyril complimented the large Tarsier I posed with. Cyril comes with an adjustable chain and it will fit comfortably on you. Cyril will sell out very fast so hurry to Erstwilder to snap him up!!
I sure have a thing for pretty birds and could not resist my beautiful Betty Jo Sparrow brooch. The colors on this birdy are spectacular and she will match all my outfits this season. I especially enjoy wearing these lovely Erstwilder pieces when I am on my Zoom calls as my teammates and colleagues also like to see what I will be wearing next. You can snap up Betty Jo Sparrow here before she sells out!!
How spectacular is my Lacey of the Lily frog brooch, I love the bright green colors! Now this is a brooch to wear all year round and it will enhance all your outfits. I love the size of the brooch, not too small but perfect and looks lovely on someone with a curvy figure and full bust. So easy to wear and adds a brilliant pop of color. You know this one will jump right into everyone cart so hurry to Erstwilder and snap yours up now!!
This was a fun photoshoot in the beautiful California vineyards that turned tragic with the Glass Fire. The fire has been burning for over 1 week now, over 65,000 acres burned. Our frontline responders and all the firefighters are doing such a tremendous job and they are all so courageous!! We can thank them enough!! Hoping the fire is under control very soon and everyone will be safe.