A Weekend in Napa

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, grey jeans, black booties, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

This past weekend was my very first time in Napa and I’m already dying to plan another trip back! The few days leading up to the trip made it that much more special… It was a whirlwind (a very stressful one) to say the least! The cliff notes version: I got home from a month in Europe on Tuesday night, only had Wednesday to catch up on everything (I was supposed to shoot 6 projects and it was pouring rain all day), and then was supposed to fly out to San Francisco on Thursday morning. My flight was delayed over NINE HOURS and I spent all day Thursday at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, missing all of my meetings and plans in SF. Finally got to San Francisco around 9:30pm (17 hours after leaving my apartment in Chicago) and I was in a mood to say the least! We were heading up to Napa on Friday morning and naturally, the forecast was saying 100% chance of rain all day, every day while we were there. I couldn’t help but think, “I should have just stayed home!”

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, grey jeans, black booties, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

By the time we got to Napa, my mindset had totally shifted! Sure, it was a rainy drive with heavy traffic, but there’s just something about a road trip, good music, and girl talk to get you out of a mood, am I right? We had lunch, checked into our cozy bed & breakfast, and ventured out to start the afternoon of winery visits!

Bows & Sequins wearing a monogrammed tassel crossbody bag in Napa.

Our travel luck turned around as soon as we got to Chandon! The rain stopped, the clouds semi cleared, and we were left with the most beautiful (and moody!) fall weather… We were even able to sit outside while we polished off 3 bottles of wine. (Hey, there were 6 of us!) While Chandon does tend to be a little bit touristy, the grounds are so stunning. We couldn’t resist snapping some pictures in the vines! I’ll share more about our exact itinerary, where we ate, which wineries we visited, the late-night spots Hallie and I found, etc. Stay tuned!

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

I wore a classic plaid shirt with a quilted vest and topped it off with a giant blackwatch plaid blanket scarf. (Can you believe it’s only $22 at Old Navy?! I need it in every color!) I love the look of plaid on plaid… Such a fun play on prints! I went with grey jeans to switch it up a bit and black booties to play up the black in the scarf. Heeled booties probably weren’t the best choice for the rain and deciding to venture out into the (muddy) vines… Need to find some suede cleaner ASAP!

Bows & Sequins wearing a monogrammed tassel crossbody bag in Napa.

Get the Look..

Old Navy Vest
Old Navy Plaid Shirt
Old Navy Plaid Blanket Scarf
Rag & Bone Jeans (similar here for $50)
Ivanka Trump Booties (similar at Old Navy!)
Gigi New York Crossbody Bag (similar at Old Navy!)
Karen Walker Sunglasses
Michael Kors Watch
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Cuff
Katie Dean Ring

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, grey jeans, black booties, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, grey jeans, black booties, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a monogrammed tassel crossbody bag in Napa.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a monogrammed tassel crossbody bag in Napa. Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a monogrammed tassel crossbody bag in Napa.
Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, grey jeans, black booties, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, grey jeans, black booties, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, grey jeans, black booties, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, grey jeans, black booties, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

Bows & Sequins wearing a plaid shirt, quilted vest, and a blanket scarf in Napa, California.

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24 Comments

  1. 10.18.16

    I love these pictures, I have always wanted to go to Napa!!

    http://www.macaronsandcoffee.com

  2. 10.18.16

    You are too cute!!

  3. 10.18.16
    Kelsey commented:

    I love this outfit and this place looks gorgeous!
    Kelsey |Petiteinherpearls.blogspot.com

  4. 10.18.16
    Natali commented:

    You’re looking sweet in this comfy and laidback outfit! Great photos!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  5. 10.18.16
    Tracy Schwartz commented:

    Love Napa!!

    Cute outfit!

  6. 10.19.16
    Lauren commented:

    It sounds like such a rough start to your trip, but nothing like a little winery visit to relax, right?! Love this mix of plaids!

    Fizz and Frosting

  7. 10.19.16
    Elizabeth commented:

    So cute! Sorry about the horrible weather. Napa is beautiful Definitely on my list of places to go.
    XO
    https://splashofpreppy.wordpress.com

  8. 10.19.16
    Kate commented:

    What a darling post! Live your plaid scarf!
    -Kate
    Katekoutures.blogspot.com

  9. 10.19.16
    Emily commented:

    Quilted vests are the absolute best for fall! Especially in navy!

  10. 10.19.16
    Emma commented:

    This looks like such fun fall outing!!
    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  11. 10.19.16
    amanda commented:

    I think you have mentioned this before, but can you remind me what curling wand you use? Thanks!

  12. 10.19.16
    Tovah Fairshot commented:

    That purse is adorable! Napa is great in the fall!

    illhavewhatsheswearingblog.com

  13. 10.19.16
    Helen commented:

    I’m glad the weather cleared up for you and you were able to enjoy your trip to Napa. I’m loving that plaid scarf, by the way!

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

  14. 10.19.16
    Tina commented:

    I’m really drawn to the colors in this post. The deep blues and greens are perfect for Fall but I think they could be lovely any time of year. It’s often that I will look at an outfit and only like a piece or two, but this whole outfit is right up my street! It just looks so comfy cozy. Of course, the scene didn’t hurt either! 😉

  15. 10.19.16
    Hallie Wilson commented:

    The color palette in these photos is picture-perfect. Can’t wait to go back! Ana’s better be in your Napa guide…. Lolllll.

  16. 10.19.16
    Ellen commented:

    This is an outfit I would totally wear every day of the week. Sounded like the trip was well worth it in the end. I can’t imagine being stuck in an airport for 17 hours, though.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  17. 10.20.16
    VelvetCrate commented:

    Love the hunter green and navy tartan color combo!

  18. 10.20.16

    These pictures are awesome! I have a wedding to go to in Nappa and cannot wait!

    Love, Lindsey
    http://thenomisniche.com/

  19. 10.20.16
    Charlotte commented:

    Loved this post! The scenery is beautiful and I love the autumnal hues to this outfit! xx

    http://styleandsplurging.com

  20. 10.20.16
    Kellie commented:

    I was there (Napa/Sonoma) over the weekend as well. Can’t wait to hear where you visited.

  21. 10.20.16
    Amanda commented:

    Napa is the best, right!? We just got married there in June and it was so dreamy!

    xo, Amanda
    http://www.aglamlifestyle.com

  22. 10.21.16
    Manavi Siddhanti commented:

    I completely relate to this post: everytime I travel, there is always a glitch. Or like 20. Glad you had fun and you look nice too!

  23. 11.18.16
    Claire commented:

    Any hotel/B&B recs?

  24. 9.29.17
    Aline Brodbeck commented:

    I don’t have words to describe how absolutely I found your look perfect. Everything about him is beautiful. It’s something beautiful and exactly how I like to dress, as you can see on my blog.

    Aline Brodbeck
    http://www.blogfemina.com | My Instagram profile