Fall is finally upon us and that has Jill of Everything Just So and me thinking of autumn colors, so for this month’s “How I Wear My” post we decided to focus on two of them, Burgundy and Bordeaux. Both seem poised to be big hits this season.
I decided to take photos of my burgundy look in a vineyard since this time of year the leaves are starting to turn shades of red, orange and yellow and the vines are heavy with dark, purple, and lusciously ripe fruit.
A friend of ours is getting close to harvesting his red wine varietals and mentioned that if we wanted any photos in his vineyards, we had better get over there quickly.
Bill offered to play photographer for me, so I hurriedly got dressed in a burgundy corduroy shirt dress that I bought over the summer at Goodwill and a pair of tall black boots.
This is yet another thrift store find of mine that had the tags still in tact. I paid $14.99. The dress is made by Coupe, not a brand I am familiar with. I searched around a little and found the company’s Facebook page, but that’s about it. Have you ever seen this brand before?
We headed over to the ranch in Bill’s pickup. I was feeling kinda country being in a pickup on a ranch and sat on his tool chest for a bit while we decided what section of the vineyards we wanted to use .
Once we started walking around in the rows, I couldn’t help but pluck a few grapes to taste.
The ranch grows several different varietals including Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel, and this varietal,
|I accessorized my dress with a chunky gold necklace ($6.00 thrifted),
a big Guess? gold watch and a Ralph Lauren black woven belt.
Alicante Bouschet. A tasty grape and fun to say, but at its best when it’s turned into wine.
What I love about this vineyard is the ripe old age of the vines. Some look more like trees than grape vines. Most of them are taller than me!
This is a view of just part of the ranch. The rows of vines seem to go on forever.
Once we were finished with our photos, we stopped by to say our goodbyes and thank our friend. He gave us a huge box full of table grapes to take home with us. They are all delicious, but the green grapes are especially flavorful and sweet and came from a 100+ year-old grapevine.
For more burgundy and bordeaux looks, be sure to head over to Jill’s blog!
For November Jill and I will tip our hats to hats. So find your favorite chapeau and join us for “How I Wear My: Hat.” Send either of us a picture of yourself in your hat by November 1 and we will include you in our post on November 2.