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Men’s Fashion Focus: All in The Details

Men’s fashion has become as relevant and evolved as women’s fashion in recent years. Many men’s designers are updating classic staples by using the softest fabrics and incorporating subtle details. We know guys like soft t-shirts as much as us ladies do, so when designers create soft as ever modal tees and french pants for guys or stitch a cool contrast color thread on their favorite button down, they’ve gotta have it. A few of our favorite designers like Ted Baker, Ben Sherman, Penguin and Vince, have set the tone for quality, comfort and style, that create the perfect balance of fashion and function for guys.

1. Ted Baker  jacket with contrast silk lining

2. Vince cotton/modal/cashmere patch pocket henley sweater

3. Ben Sherman gingham & chambray shirt

4. Vince  french terry sweatpants

Napa Valley Summer Essentials

Longer and warmer days are finally here, and the first official day of summer is just on the horizon. Transitioning into the summer wardrobe is my particularly favorite time of year  – sandals move to the forefront of your shoe closet, dresses become the perfect go-to outfit, and so begins the justification of how many sunglasses and hats you absolutely “can’t live without”. With every season, we gravitate towards a handful of pieces that we consistently reach for and thus, become our essentials. If you’re from Northern California, visiting the Napa Valley soon or just want to be inspired by Napa Valley’s seasonal fashions, we’ve handpicked our Napa Valley summer essentials so you can take on the season in style.

 

 

1. Lightweight cardigan – perfect to layer in cooler mornings and wrap up in when the sun goes down.

2. Crossbody bag – ideal bag for all your summer activities from BottleRock to wine tasting.

3. Neutral wedges – the perfect shoe to go with almost any summer outfit and  a safe pick to trek through the vineyards.

4. Aviator sunglasses – the metal frame is an ultralight design and aviator shape is a classic style you can wear season after season.

5. Raffia fedora – more feminine than a baseball cap and without the commitment of a big brim sunhat.

6. Cuffed skinny denim – a bottom that you can literally wear all year long, dress up or down and pair with any shoe.

Happy summer shopping from PlumpJackSport!

How To: Printed Shorts

Shorts season is officially here! With that said, designers always have fun printed shorts in their seasonal offerings, in addition to classic solids. This can be intimidating to some, as any multicolored bottoms take some strategic thinking when it comes to pairing the right top with them. A good rule of thumb when pairing your top, is this: a neutral color (can almost never go wrong), a color of the same family (think primaries, pastels, neutrals) or one that picks up a color of the print on the bottom.

Below are a few easy ways you can rock printed shorts:

 

Behind The Threads: Gorjana Jewelry

 

Gorjana jewelry is one of our absolute favorite jewelry lines at PlumpJackSport. Gorjana Reidel created the line in 2004 with the principle of creating, “current trends with timeless classics”. The collection focus is perfect for everyday and aesthetically appealing details create versatile style for any look.

I spoke with Gorjana about the line, jewelry essentials & her favorite pieces.

What has been your biggest inspiration in the development of Gorjana?
I am such a visual person that I get a lot of my ideas from everywhere, people  I see walking around, bloggers and magazines .  I will see what a girl is wearing and think a certain pair of earrings or a necklace would look really great with that outfit.  It comes from what I would love to have to accessorize my wardrobe.

Has a particular piece of jewelry become an icon for the line?
The Taner bar Necklace has definitely become the staple and by far the most popular.  It looks great on everyone and it goes with everything. It really is a must have piece.

How do you encompass the Gorjana customer in each piece you design?
We have a diverse group of customers so I try to design pieces that speak to different women.  Our pieces have a sense of timelessness and ease that gives our customers an opportunity to make them their own and wear them in a way that works best for them.

Who are your favorite fellow jewelry designers?
I have always really like Cathy Waterman’s pieces, they are so delicate, intricate and so beautiful.  I have also really liked some of the more edgy pieces that Eddie Borgo has, they are definitely more statement pieces but there is a clean feeling to them.

What are the three essential accessories every girl should own?

  • A great stud earring, stud earrings are so easy to wear and add a little sparkle to your face.
  • A simple and versatile necklace, something you can wear all the time and that can be layered with other pieces.
  • A great gold bracelet.  Lately I have been loving our cuffs, the alphabet cuff is one of my favorites because its so timeless and you can personalize it to have some extra meaning.

Gorjana cuff

Gorjana & Griffin has expanded well beyond jewelry at this point. Where do you see the brand in five years?
We are constantly evolving so that is so hard to say.  I see us making great accessories that we really love with a focus on jewelry as it is the original passion behind the brand.

Check out the latest Gorjana pieces at PlumpJackSport at The Carneros Inn! Call for an appointment to shop 707.299.4858

Style Marks the Spot – Coordinates Jewelry

I always say you can never have enough jewelry. You have your ‘of the moment’ pieces, your classic pieces and now, you can transform your memories into your own chic, customized pieces .

Coordinates  jewelry makes wearing your favorite memory look stylish as ever with bracelets, necklaces and rings that you can 100% customize. Coordinates engraves the geographical coordinates and words of a place that you share a special memory with, on your choice of 1. Coordinates engraves the geographical coordinates and words of a place that you share a special memory with, on your choice of 12 different metals and the option of adding Swarovski crystals.

Coordinates are all made in Los Angeles using high quality design techniques and materials. I love the idea of them being individually unique to you and would make the perfect gift for your significant other to remember the place you got married or engaged. As we approach wedding season, i thought these would be the perfect keepsake to have at our PlumpJackSport boutique.

For more information, check out Coordinates Collection, here or call PlumpJackSport to shop our current selection, 707.299.4858.

The Legend Bracelet from Coordinates Collection

Sara's Top Five Fashion for Spring

When choosing my picks, I have to think about the mountain climate of Lake Tahoe. One minute it’s sunny and beautiful and the next minute it can turn on you and bring cool
temps and afternoon thunder. That’s why my picks are are versatile and suitable for all-weather.

  1. Reina Bootie from Frye (retail 288.00) – These boots are so easy to slip on with a great pair of skinny jeans, but also look great with a long and short skirt or dress. They are casual, but very stylish. Reina Bootie (2)
  2. Justin Sunglasses from Ray Ban (retail 115.00) – These are always in my purse as my go-to pair of shades. They are comfortable and very cool – they definitely add a bit of edge to your style.RAy Ban Justin 115 (2)
  3. Long Sleeve Raw Big Back Slant Tee from Wilt (retail $138) – A cool basic black tee that is lightweight and comfortable. Looks great with everything.
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  4. Henley Maxi from Tart (retail $200.00) – If there ever was a summer dress to add to your wardrobe, this is it. The jersey is so soft, it’s like wearing a stylish nightgown on the town. Tart_Maxi
  5. Mid-rise skinny jean in graphite from JBrand (retail $231.00) – This jean’s contoured fit is great for a night out with a pair of heels or stylish booties. I love the graphite color, too – a nice addition to my collection of “blue” jeans.

All of these styles and more are available at our boutique, PlumpJackSport at the edge of the Village at Squaw Valley, right across the street from PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn. Come by and ask for me and I can show you my favorites and help you find your favorites! Find your style and get out and play!

Sara DeDeo is the Director of Retail Operations for the PlumpJack Group and is in charge of both PlumpJackSport boutiques in Squaw Valley and Napa Valley. She is a Truckee local and is frequently seen on the mountain with her adorable twins.

Behind The Threads: Tart Collections

Jamie and Dana Finegold of Tart Collections

Jamie and Dana Finegold of Tart Collections

“Quintessential California style.”

We’re excited to introduce our new series – Behind The Threads, where we’ll be talking with some of the faces behind the amazing brands we carry at PlumpJackSport.

We’ve carried bay area based line, Tart Collections, at PlumpJackSport for two years now and what attracted us to the line, was it’s effortless, fabulous fitting pieces and the super soft fabrics they have come to be known for. We sat down with husband and wife team, Jamie and Dana Finegold, owners of Tart Collections to talk about the creation of the line and why it works for every style.

Jamie Finegold’s hobby of design sprouted while he was attending school at UC Santa Barbara. He got his start by making t-shirts for athletic teams and sororities on campus and people took notice quickly and soon made a name for himself. Dana and Jamie (high school sweethearts) soon became partners, and in 1996, with Dana’s advertising and business background and Jamie’s designs, they launched JD Fine & Co.. Establishing their line of sleepwear for children and women, it was picked up my major retailers and had a great response from customers. From there, they created Tart Collections in 2004 to hone in on their growing female customer base, creating a women’s wear line that is versatile and chic.

Since then, Tart Collections has gained attention and is now available online and in high-end department store retailers and boutiques. Jamie said he knew Dana and him were “doing something right” when the line gained more and more momentum through an increasing celebrity following from the likes of Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Katy Perry and more. Jamie and Dana keep key cities in mind while designing, as each piece is weather tailored for ladies from all climates and with an emphasis on the pieces skimming the body just the right way. The super soft modal fabric that is consistent in each collection has become their signature feel.

The success of the company comes from the tight knit atmosphere of the staff at the Tart Collection offices. Jamie does the photography and oversees the design team and Dana oversees financials. They also have factories here in the bay area and have their sights set on manufacturing the entire line in the US, and to open Tart Collection retail stores so customers can get the full Tart experience.

For more information about the line and to see their latest collection, check out Tart Collections.

Your Key Spring Essentials

Your Key Spring Essentials

Spring Essentials

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1.) Printed shorts. Adds a fun pop of print to any outfit and seamlessly translates right into summer. Trina Turk Corbin short, $238

2.) Neurtal sandals. These make for a great staple sandal and a neutral color becomes easy to wear with all your spring pieces. Tory Burch Miller sandal, $195

3.) Embroidered tunic. You can dress up or down and can wear by the pool or running errands. Tory Burch Pearl tunic, $295

4.)

Printed dress. You can wear with or without accessories and is a must for all your spring occasions. DVF Reina dress, $298

5.) Bold maxi. This is one of the most versatile piecse to work with for the season. The solid color goes
great with neutral over pieces, bold necklaces and printed scarves.
Charles Henry, sleeveless smocked maxi dress, $268