Wine Tasting in Napa

What to wear in Napa

I’ve been to Napa plenty of times, but going for a girls trip made it an entirely new (amazing) experience. My friend Victoria spends a lot of time there so she planned out every detail of the trip, leaving my usual type-A self to just relax and enjoy the ride. With six girls, five of us bloggers, it could have been a disaster, but it was the opposite of that. There were times for relaxation and times for long belly laughs.

I’ll give a full recap of the trip tomorrow when I have some time to sit down and write it all out, but I’ll give you my highlights now: Our mudslide treatment at Spa Solage was incredible. It included a 20-minute zero gravity meditation that was out of this world and rejuvenated me in a way I didn’t know I needed. Also just connecting with my friends over way too many bottles of delicious wine and meals was so wonderful.

On Saturday, I wanted to keep my look super simple and comfy to take me from wine tastings all day to dinner that night. Luckily everything in Napa is pretty casual so this look flew even for a night out. I threw on this sweater, that I’ve been seeing some of my favorite bloggers and friends wearing, and was so happy I did. It is literally my ideal sweater… from the fabric to the weight of it, to the cut, to the stripes. I also love the tortoise button detail on the shoulders! PS it’s on sale here for 25% off today only! Use code FRIENDS16.

I picked up these booties before I left because I needed a classic brown leather pair for fall anyway, and knew we would be walking around a lot so comfort was a must. The price doesn’t suck either.


Vineyard Vines Striped Sweater

Lemon Stripes Napa Valley

The best striped sweater

Striped Sweater

Sweater (and on sale here) / Jeans / Bag c/o / Barbour / Booties

Photos by Jessica Sturdy.


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  1. From all your guys snap stories it looked like an amazing weekend! And that sunset one night whoa gorgeous!

    Those booties are on my holiday list!

    Can’t wait for a full recap!

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  2. The Adored Life said:

    This is such a cute outfit and sounds perfect for a wine weekend!
    The Adored Life

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  3. CelebratingthisLife said:

    Love the sweater, the tortoise buttons are like icing on the cake! Can’t wait to hear all about your getaway, I’d love to visit Napa one day! xx Rox-Anne,

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  4. Dana Mannarino said:

    Love this sweater/jacket combo! Your trip looked so fun, I definitely want to go to Napa soon!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  5. Ginna said:

    Looking forward to reading your recap! That sweater is darling, too!

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  6. That saddle bag is SO cute!

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  7. You look beautiful, Julia! I hope you had a great time with your friends. 🙂 LOVE Napa, and I’m trying to get back this year with Mitch! Also — how great are those boots?! I pretty much wear mine every single day, haha! So comfy.

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

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    • Thank you! You need to go back with Mitch. It’s such a great romantic spot. Can’t wait to bring Anel again too!

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  8. I know! The weather was kind of a bummer but we got a great sunny afternoon on Friday so that was great 🙂

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  9. Daisy said:

    I concur – Napa + Sonoma are the best place for a girls trip!! I’ve been on a fall bootie buying spree but literally keep buying black suede versions. whoops!

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  10. Olivia Tennant said:

    I’ve been dying to go to Napa for years and still haven’t made the trip out! The booties look great, and I’m really loving the buttons on that sweater! Glad you had a fun trip!


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  11. That sweater is so adorable!! I had a feeling it was Vineyard Vines 😉

    Kristina does the Internets

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