A Caramel Clutch in Calistoga

I hope you like my fashion illustration! (;
Today’s Illustration:
navy silk shirt Theory (or $ Old Navy and $$ Ann Taylor), skinny denim asos (or $ asos and $$$ Madewell), anchor earrings CatBird (or somewhat similar), leopard booties LOFT (or $ Madden Girl), Envelope Clutch (thanks, Yeswalker.com)

V.Ng and I are enjoying our time in the Napa Valley, but choosing outfits can be tricky when the day’s could include touring a vineyard, tasting wines, strolling the main street of St. Helena, or relaxing at home.  I hate being over dressed but I never want to appear sloppy (especially around so many Michelin stars!)  The easiest solution is a chic blouse paired with jeans.  (Nothing says effortless like denim!)

It’s basic so I add standout statement pieces: bold anchor earrings and leopard ankle boots (currently 50% off with code SAVE50).  I especially love my booties because they look expensive, add height, and are comfortable all day!

There’s no shortage of good food and drink in the Napa Valley; I urge you to visit.  Here are a few of our favorite spots:

1) Gott’s Roadside (V.Ng loves the burgers.)

2) Market (My brother and his wife are regulars here! Definitely try the mac & cheese!!)

3) ad hoc (The food is phenomenal; the atmosphere is adorable.)

4) Beringer Vineyards (I love the ambiance of the estate.  My brother is a senior analyst for the parent company so, we always get spoiled with an extravagant tasting.)

5) Mondavi (My sister-in-law’s new digs! She is the red winemaker!)

(If you end up in Dean & DeLuca buying meats and cheese to pair with your newly purchased wine… definitely buy some Jeni’s ice cream!  It is one of the few locations outside of Ohio where you can grab a pint.  Obviously get the salty caramel.  You won’t regret it!!)