Hubby and I headed out for a lovely weekend getaway to Healdsburg, CA. We were excited to enjoy the perfect weather that we have been having in California. I love how Northern California is dotted with little towns that all have a charm and personality. My favorite are the wine country towns and soon the vineyards will be blooming and turning a lush green and then the grapes will start to grow. For our adventure today we headed to Healdsburg, CA, a delightful town that is always popular with tourists that come up from San Francisco to tour the multiple wineries, experience wine tasting’s, renowned spas, restaurants, and shopping. I wore my new Veronica Atomica dress by Sourpuss Clothing. The print on this dress is fantastic with bright turquoise blue starbursts against a stretchy, and twirly skirt, and it also has pockets. I love how figure-flattering this dress with the classic 1950s silhouette is sand, it is so comfortable. I added my blue cardigan, blue petticoat, and my blue purse and shoes for pops of color. I received so many compliments, it really made my day.
As the late afternoon approached the weather cooled off (we are still in February I keep reminding myself) and I put on my Mid-Century Retro Coffee Time turquoise blue cozy sweatshirt from Crazy4 Me Style (also available in t-shirts) that matched the dress perfectly as we headed to the coffee shop. Lots of folks asked about my sweatshirt and dress and wanted to know where they could get one. Wearing vintage-inspired designs matches my aesthetic perfectly and it is so nice when people respond to it and like it too!!
You can see a what our little adventure was like on my Instagram as I had so much fun putting a little day-in-the-life video together.
Get ready for a festive post Sourpuss Clothing: vintage Christmas meets kitchmas delight. I unveil the fabulous world of Sourpuss Clothing, a brand that marries vintage charm with retro fun.
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Oranges, reds, yellows, greens, black, wine, and even shades of pink are just some of the gorgeous autumnal colors nature creates for us to enjoy. This post is all about sharing some of these standout colors that I like to call eye candy because they evoke a pop of sweet joy when I wear them and see them.
A black dress can certainly be appropriate for Fall especially when it has a print as beautiful as this one with orangey-reds and turquoise blue-green. This dress is the Trixie Midnight Lily Swing Dress from Collectif Clothing in the UK. The dress is made from high quality cotton sateen and has a lovely sweetheart neckline and fitted waist for the 1940s-1950s bombshell look I love. The sleeves are ¾ and perfect for Fall time here in San Francisco.
My feline friendly outfit is another Fall favorite of mine. I love novelty prints and the border print on this skirt has the most adorable kitty cats. The skirt started off as a dress that ended up being too small and wouldn’t go over my chest so I had a seamstress convert it into a skirt for me and now I can wear it often. I like the green color of the skirt and paired it here with a bright orange sweater, leopard print purse and dark brown cardigan and I feel like I am wearing several autumnal colors in one outfit!!
I love a good plaid and it isn’t always easy to find them in non-Christmas colors. Well, Sourpuss Clothing has a fantastic selection of everyday plaids and they are available in dresses and skirts and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you this epic photo shoot by my sweet hubby Gary Greco and the incredible mid-century modern location!!
Living in gorgeous wine country California we are fortunate to have world-class wineries so close by and today we visited the exquisite Ledson Winery in the heart of Sonoma Valley wine country on HWY 12. The drive was beautiful; it was sunny and cool having just sprinkled in the morning. The vineyards are essentially bare sticks this time of year but still gorgeous to take in and it was a beautiful drive.
You can’t miss the Ledson Winery also known as The Castle!! It is a 16,000 sqft Gothic French-Normandy style winery and tasting room. The Castle is absolutely stunning!! Ample parking is provided and the grounds are exquisite with manicured lawns, trees, and florals. Restrooms are easily accessible and are also in the style of The Castle in a separate building right by the parking lot making it very convenient for those who drove a long distance. A gorgeous fountain is a focal point in the front and imagining what springtime is like here when the roses and flowers are blooming, a sweet smell in the air and the vineyards are lush with grapes is surely a dream. We will certainly be back in the Spring and will post photos for you all.
If you’re a scaredy-cat, you better hide, cause something Spooky’s just inside!
Fall is just around the corner and that means Halloween is not far behind. Not only can get Halloween ready but you can also get your wardrobe ready for Fall. If you lovely fun novelty prints as much as I do then you need this Artisan Skirt – Halloween Cat skirt from Heart of Haute!! A bright orange color with fabulously furry black kitty cats and jack-o-lanterns decorate the skirt and you can’t help but get excited for Halloween. The skirt is available in sizes XS-3X as Heart of Haute does their very best to be an inclusive size brand. I am wearing the skirt in my standard 2X and the fit is so perfect and comfy!! The skirt comes with nice wide waistband too so you can easily not wear a belt for added comfort. Zips up the back. Because the skirt is cotton I did find the waist loosened with wearing making it even more comfortable. The nice full skirt gives it great shape too.