Spring Style in Wine Country

Spring Style in Wine Country

Happy Easter to those of you celebrating! I’m spending the day with my husband’s side of the family enjoying a barbecue and some spring sunshine with people I love. I hope, however you’re spending the day, it’s a lovely one!

The weather here in Wine Country has been gorgeous lately and warm enough that I am starting to put away the wool coats and winter boots and bring out the lightweight clothes and sandals. Today I want to share some recent spring outfits with you featuring new pieces from the Stella Carakasi Spring 2016 Collection.

I have already worn this Making Waves Sweater in Pacific  – a very deep navy blue – a few times since it arrived a couple of weeks ago.

Stella Carakasi Making Waves Sweater

It’s a great transitional piece as the afternoons are warm here but the mornings and evenings are still pretty chilly. The lightweight knit, made from 84% linen and 16% nylon, keeps me cool in warm temps and long sleeves keep me comfortably warm. But I make sure to bring a pashmina along for cool evenings when I wear this sweater.

Stella Carakasi Making Waves Sweater

The Making Waves Sweater is sheer. I wear a simple navy or black tank underneath.

The draping in the front and back give this asymmetrical sweater lots of interest and movement. It has tiny weights – one in front and one in back – to help keep the drape of the fabric in place.

Spring Style in Wine Country

I wore it in Sonoma recently when my husband and I had an errand to run there one early evening. We decided to stop by Saddle’s Restaurant at MacArthur Place and enjoy an order of their tasty stuffed mushrooms before heading home for dinner. Spring has sprung here in Sonoma Valley and it really shows on the grounds at MacArthur Place. Blossoms are breaking out everywhere and are so full of color and the scent is so fresh and lovely.


We stopped off at their giant chess game so I could pretended for a moment that I know how to play.

MacArthur Place Sonoma

I wore the sweater with Gap girlfriend jeans and cognac laced sandals – they’re my new favorite shoes for spring and so comfortable. The price is right too (just a little over $50!).

I carried a Mulberry Bayswater bag (similar). For jewelry, I kept things simple and wore a geode pendant necklace by Janet Harrer and my Apple Watch Hermès, a Valentine’s Day gift from my sweet husband.

Spring Style

I wore a pair of new sunglasses that I bought while in the city with Kim of Northern California Style (more about that in my next post). These sunnies are by Tory Burch and I just love them! Kim helped me choose this pair among many I tried. I love the rounded frames and gold hardware.

Tory Burch Sunglasses

Friday, Bill and I celebrated Friday’s arrival by spending a little time at B.R. Cohn Winery. You may recall that I had a photoshoot with my friend and professional photographer, Daidri Smythe, when I took over the B.R. Cohn Instagram account for a few days back in February. It is one of my very favorite wineries in Sonoma Valley. Not just because it is breathtakingly beautiful but the wines are outstanding too!

Spring Style in Wine Country

I wore a Stella Carakasi Flow Motion Vest in Platinum that is so gorgeous! I can already tell it will be a key piece in my spring and summer wardrobe.


It’s lightweight, covers my arms and the beautiful silvery gray looks great with so many colors including browns, pastels, black, navy and white.

Spring Style in Wine Country

I wore it with my favorite – and only – pair of white jeans and a Micro Modal tank also by Stella Carakasi.

Spring Style in Wine Country

I added a Missoni scarf (similar) I bought four years ago in Bellagio while visiting Lake Como for some extra color and texture.


I carried my Kate Spade Cedar Street handbag in a bone color – one of my most versatile bags – and wore gray suede low-heeled booties (similar).

Spring Style in Wine Country

I love the soft color and fabric of this vest. It’s a great layering piece for my Wine Country wardrobe.

Spring Style in Wine Country

Check out all the new additions to the Stella Carakasi Spring 16 Collection and take 15% off your purchases by using code RICHLIFE15 at checkout (good on sale items too!).

Reminder! How I Wear My:Boho is quickly approaching. The deadline for submissions is April 4th. Send a photo of you in your Boho look to howiwearmy@yahoo.com along with a description of your outfit to be featured. See the How I Wear My page for all the details!

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I’m linking up with Visible Monday, Shoe and Tell and #iwillwearwhatilike today!

Make it a rich day!



Disclosure: the Stella Carakasi pieces were given to me. All opinions expressed here are my own, as always. 


    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 29, 2016 / 11:03 am

      Hello Ryoma! Lovely to hear from you. I bet Japan is beautiful this time of year. Happy belated Easter to you!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 29, 2016 / 10:38 am

      Isn’t it the best? I carry it often – it’s about 12 years old!

  1. March 28, 2016 / 5:06 am

    Ooh, love both pieces but am really coveting that sheer navy drapey sweater! It looks so perfect for so many seasons.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 29, 2016 / 10:38 am

      I agree, Bettye! It’s the ideal sweater for our warmer climate here in California. I can probably wear it 8 or 9 months of the year!

  2. March 28, 2016 / 5:31 am

    So chic, relaxed and lovely, A! Thanks for sharing your looks with Vis Monday, xo


    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 29, 2016 / 10:37 am

      Thank you, Patti! Have a wonderful week!

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 29, 2016 / 10:37 am

      Thank you, Pam!

  3. Kathy
    March 28, 2016 / 7:06 am

    Both pieces from SC are beautiful and obviously versatile. Love the gray and white outfit so much.

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 29, 2016 / 10:35 am

      Thank you, Kathy! I love that one too. Will be wearing it often this spring and summer.

  4. March 28, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    🙂 Hope you had a wonderful Easter Day with your family and friends!
    The blue sweater is wonderful. I like the idea that it’s sheer and very light weight.
    All the other styles look lovely on you, too.
    Have a very HAPPY week and greetings from the other side of the world 🙂

    • Adrienne Shubin
      March 29, 2016 / 10:36 am

      Hello Claudia! I hope you had a lovely Easter as well.
      I think the blue sweater is wonderful too. And it’s dark enough that I can wear black with it – it ends up looking more charcoal than blue when I do that, interestingly!
      Hope all is well. Have a great week! A

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