Located just a few steps from the Sonoma Plaza, La Brocante is a charming shop filled with beautiful things. Handbags, gorgeous jewelry, scarves, and lots of gorgeous clothing. Diane, the owner, carries a wide selection of stylish and high-quality items from a variety of designers, including one of my favorite desginers, Stella Carakasi.
The trunk show introduced the Stella Carakasi Fall ’14 line.
Malia of Style by Malia came with me to check out the line for her clients. Malia is always on the look out for places to take her clients to shop and for clothing lines that work with her clients’ lifestyles. Stella Carakasi and La Brocante both fit the bill.
We had a great time and got to meets some lovely people like Sharna who owns Cheveux,a chic and inviting hair salon located behind La Brocante.
No Wine Country event is complete without wine! Acacia Vineyards provided tasty Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The dazzling and brilliant Stella Carakasi herself was there. Here, she poses with Sharon, an associate at La Brocante. Sharon is wearing the Redefined Jacket in Aubergine.
This radiant silver-haired beauty, also an associate at La Brocante, models the Take Note Vest, also in Aubergine. Such a stunning piece!
The ladies in white and gray show how well Stella Carakasi’s Spring ’14 line works with Fall ’14 pieces.
The coat hanging on the end of the rack is absolutely stunning! It’s the Far and Away Coat in Travertine. The color, the style, the material – all are wonderfully luxurious and chic!
I loved the necklace the mannequin was wearing so much, I ended up buying it and have worn it twice already.
The Illusion of Chaos sweater is unique in its design. Tucks and drapes in both the knit and crinkled georgette make for a romantic and fashion-forward look. It’s a sheer piece that you can wear a bra with or, for more coverage, a camisole.
The back of the sweater also has an asymmetric hemline with plenty of draping.
This sweater is a great fall piece and I love the color.
The pants are my go-to pants of the season. They are made with a thick ponte knit with plenty of support and dare I say, even a little lift in the rear! And what I really love are the elastic bands on the sides of the pants that smooth my waist, allowing me to wear longer sweaters and tunics without worrying about seams, belt-loops, zippers or buttons poking through.
When my husband saw me in these pants for the first time, he jokingly said, “Uh, you’re not wearing those without me.” You know you’ve got some flattering pants on when your guy says that!
I adore my Stella Carakasi Fall ’14 look. See the fall line and check out the deep Spring ’14 discounts online or at the Stella Studios located in Berkeley.
And if you’re visiting Sonoma, be sure to stop by La Brocante located at 156 E Napa St, to see all their beautiful things!
Monday is the last day to submit your photo for the next How I Wear My!
October’s theme is Favorite Color. Jill of Everything Just So and I can’t wait to see how you style your favorite color.
Send your photo and a brief description of your look to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the day, September 29th.
The post will go live October 1st!
Make it a rich day!
Disclosure: The Illusion of Chaos sweater was given to me by Stella Carakasi. I purchased the Look Sharp Leggings. Once I tried them on, I could not leave the store without them. All opinions expressed here are, as always, my own.