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Fall Pieces We’re Currently Falling For

 

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Even though temps have been hotter than hot here in Napa, they’re not stopping the fall arrivals from coming our way. Which makes us wish we could sport the latest hats and sweaters sooner than later. In the meantime, we can lust over some pieces that we can’t wait to wear full throttle in the next few months.

SUNNIES: if you typically reach for a black or tortoise frame, this olive color is a good way to switch it up + the fit is fantastic.

BLACK PANT: an updated fall staple + the softest fabric ever.

TEE: the color of the year + goes with your fall color palette.

NECKLACE: the necklace you’ll wear all year long + the most dainty piece to pair with everything.

FLOPPY HAT: two words: instant chic + just the right amount of flop.

SWEATER: asymmetrical hem + neutral color, makes for your not so average fall sweater.

 

Festival Fashion: BottleRock Napa Valley

Year three of BottleRock Napa Valley kicks off this weekend, which makes for the perfect excuse to rock cut off shorts, kimono’s, slouchy tanks, all with your favorite beer or wine in hand. We’ve picked our favorite pieces of the moment for some festival approved fashion to get you through the weekend (and the warm days) in style.

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S U N G L A S S E S // Oliver People West

K I M O N O // Fifteen Twenty

T A N K // Red 23

S H O R T S // Hudson

J E W E L R Y // Gorjana

S A N D A L S // Tory Burch

How To Shop For: Mom

Not only do I absolutely love shopping for all my friends and family for the holidays, I especially love shopping for my mom. It’s a reason to spoil her and I love the mission of finding just the right gift. The gift that she wouldn’t expect or something she had looked for in the past and had no luck. The gift that simply says, “I love you this much”.

Here are some ideas that she’ll be sure to love.

Necklace – gold plated and age neutral, the perfect piece of elegance for her to wear everyday (Gorjana, $60)

Decorative bowl – so family dinners can be delicious and chic (Tory Burch, $128)

Cozy cape – whether she’s on the go or quiet at home, she’ll be effortlessly in style (Vince, $495)

Double layer gloves – chunky cable knit and fingerless, so she can still text you to say, “Thank you for this fantastic gift!” (Urban Outfitters, $18)

Metallic detail mug – so she can start her day off with some glitz (J Crew, $14.50)

Etched measuring spoons – wood spoons with etched details make these a standout accessory in any kitchen (Urban Outfitters, $20)

Cashmere slippers – because her toes deserve a little luxury too (Arlotta, $115)

Quartz bottle stopper – so the bottle of wine you two just shared can stay fresh (and look pretty) until next time (RABLABS, $64)


Stay tuned for our next post, “How To Shop For: Dad”

Happy Shopping!

The New Staples: Updated Classics You Need Now

Your wardrobe is like your tool box for fashion. You have the crisp white button down, the clean black pant, the classic pea coat, those everyday diamond earrings and those great leather booties – just to name a few essentials. These classics pieces are timeless, because you can wear them season after season and often throughout the year, depending on where you live. They’ve become tried and true styles you can pair with pieces you already own and become your go-to fashions you can always count on for the perfect outfit in a flash.

Fashion is always evolving, and the best part about it evolving, is seeing designers updating the most essential pieces in a way that make us remember why they’re classic, and shines a whole new light on what makes them special. We’ve highlighted a handful of styles with an updated feel to elevate your wardrobe in a new, fresh way.


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1. Black pant – the ultimate staple. Opt for this updated version of the black pant for a trouser fit, without the formal feel. (Pictured: J Brand skinny pant)

2. Stud earrings – these long minimal stud earrings are an edgy way to dress up your stud earrings and the hammered look gives them a textured dimension as you move. (Pictured: Gorjana pressed Taner studs)

3. Pop of color dress – not your little black dress, is the perfect go-to dress. The color makes for an outfit all on it’s own. Strategically ruched and the right amount of stretch. (Pictured: DVF Bevin ceramic ruched sheath dress)

4. Booties with detail – a classic black suede bootie with a dressed up heel. Chunky heel for wearability and gold detail when you want to add a pop of lux so you can wear day to night. (Pictured: Tory Burch Regina bootie)

5. Coat – a cozy overcoat feel, with a sweater fit. Drapey cut and contrast piping adds updated details to this classic style coat. (Pictured: Tart Collections Bain coat)

6. White blouse – this flowy shape can be tucked in or out for a dressed up or down look and comfortable enough to wear all day long. Pair with denim for the weekend or your favorite pencil skirt for the work week. (Pictured: Velvet Rosie blouse)

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.

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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

Nautical Inspired Necessities

I’ve always loved classic nautical inspired pieces, as I feel like they’re timeless and chic enough to wear almost year round here in California. It’s always fun to see designers incorporating a nautical feel into their latest collections and I can’t help but feel inspired to wear some of my pieces in new ways. With our lack of winter here in

California, I can’t help but be in the summer mindset and sport my new Frye boat shoes on these many sunny days we’ve been having. Below are some of my current favorites that I’ve been sea-ing lately:

 

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1. Splendid striped jacket

2. Frye Quincy boat shoes

3. Tory Burch textured
crossbody bag

4. Nordstrom cashmere & silk scarf

5. Saint James for J Crew unisex striped shirt

6. Free People rope belted cuffed shorts

7. Tory Burch chunky stripe straw tote

8. Gorjana anchor necklace