Wine Country with Catherines
A few weeks ago I took a beautiful trip to Sonoma County courtesy of Catherines. Chastity from GarnerStyle, Rachel from Lovely In LA, the Catherines team, and I spent a few days exploring Wine Country from sun up to sun down. To say this area of NorCal is beautiful is an understatement. The endless rows of vineyards, fresh air, and stunning sunrises and sunsets were breathtaking. Being in the company of these awe-inspiring women didn't hurt either. We stayed at the charming Farmhouse Inn in Forestville. After settling into our rooms, we traveled to Healdsburg for lunch at Shed.
After lunch, I explored the nearby garden in the Soft Sunset Maxi. They weren’t lying when they said this dress is soft. It is one of the smoothest and coziest knits out there. I usually don’t do tie-dye, but the coral hues won me over. The best part of this dress: it comes in petite! This dress is just the right length for my 5’4” and under babes. It hits at the ankle and does not drag on the floor.
We took a dip in the pool and hot tub as soon as we came back to the Farmhouse. I loved the Bold Burst Swimsuit. Normally I would wear a 26 in swimwear, but this suit was only available up to a 24. Luckily the 24 was a great fit. It had molded cups for support and blue and white rays bursting from one side to the other. So chic!
Up before the sun rose the next morning, we did something I have dreamt of doing since I was a little girl --- a hot air balloon ride! It was incredible. The ride was completely smooth and not rocky as one would imagine. With the sun shining on our faces, we had perfect views of the valley and mountains. I felt nothing but serenity and happiness while up in the air.
A casual-sporty look was perfect for this adventure. The Mulberry Street Buttonfront Shirt, available in petite, was one of my favorite pieces to wear throughout the trip. It was ultra comfortable and lightweight with a relaxed fit. I paired the shirt with the red Ripstop Capri Pant (a fashion first for me!) and tortoise Sleek Style Sunglasses. Side note: Shout out to Chastity for teaching me how to half tuck my shirts.
Later that afternoon we visited the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate for a food and wine pairing. The white wines were my favorite. The pork belly slider and caramel corn were a close second. I wanted to glam it up, so I wore the royal blue Night Music Dress and red lipstick. I was digging the embellished neckline. It sparkled like crazy and took all the hard work out of accessorizing.
Thank you to Catherines and Kellie B. for taking me on this amazing adventure. I will never forget it!
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Photos by Christina Emilie.
This post is sponsored by Catherines. All opinions are my own.