Chilly Weather is Finally Here!
Colder temps and frost have arrived in Wine Country. Hurray! I have been waiting – not so patiently – to wear some of my new pieces from Stella Carakasi’s fall collection.
I have finally been able to wear my favorite new fall addition to my wardrobe, this beautiful Peruvian Alpaca wool coat. You may recall that I wore it on the runway at the Fall Style Event at Stella Carakasi last September.
It’s called Rumor Has It Coat and it is soft, warm, luxurious and can be worn a few different ways. My favorite way to wear it is to have the inner jacket zipped just below my collar bone while leaving the waterfall lapels open. You can also sweep the lapels over the front of the coat making for a draped look.
Or zip the inner jacket all the way up to the chin as I did here for a dramatic look that will keep your neck extra warm!
I love the leather trim and the zipper sleeves!
I hope to have many opportunities to wear this luxurious beauty!
New Hair Cut!
Last week I had a hair appointment for a color refresh and cut. I had grown tired of my dry, brittle ends and wanted more lift, body and movement. But I still wanted my hair long. What to do?
I discussed options with my hairdresser, Kimberly who is the owner of Dolce Vita Salon in Santa Rosa, about my desires and she suggested taking just a few inches off, shortening my existing layers and adding a few more.
Here is my “before” look, which was taken in early November.
And my “after” look.
I love the new length. It’s s0 much easier to style and not so weighed down and flat looking as before. Plus, those dry ends needed to go! This is the shortest my hair has been in probably 10 years and I am thrilled with it!
I have been busy writing posts for Sonoma Magazine this week, in anticipation of Thanksgiving Day, which will be here in less than a week. Eek!
A talented group of local women put together an absolutely stunning Thanksgiving photo shoot. They were kind enough to share the photos and their expert tips with me so I could, in turn, share them with readers!
Another post, with tips from Brittany Bijan of Harlin & Sparrow and Sarah Davis of S. Davis Prints, will be about creating a beautiful table scape for your Thanksgiving guests. It also includes baking tips from Sonoma pastry chef and co-owner of Crisp Bake Shop, Andrea Koweek – so be sure to check back!
The breathtakingly beautiful photos you will see were taken by my friend and professional photographer Sarah Deragon.
If you celebrate Thanksgiving, what are your plans? Ours are up in the air. We will be staying home but we’re not sure if we’ll be enjoying a purchased pre-made dinner for two or cooking for a crowd. I don’t know about you, but the idea of cooking a huge multi-course meal for two people sounds exhausting!
During the Thanksgiving holiday, I am looking forward to catching up on my writing, reading for pleasure (which I never seem to make time for anymore), spending time with family, putting up the holiday tree and decorating the house, and doing a bit of organizing and decluttering.
I hope to add more pieces to my “Items for Sale” page this weekend. I also added some new pieces to my My Wine Country Closet page including this olive green trench from Gap. I absolutely love it! It’s lightweight and will be perfect for mild temps this fall and winter.
Make it a rich day!
Disclosure: The Rumor Has It Coat was given to me. All opinions expressed here are my own, as always.