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Spring 2015: Here in A New York Minute

A view from the Empire State Building

A view from the Empire State Building

We just got back from New York to buy for spring. While we arrived just after fashion week, style remained in the city and spring trends were the talk of the town. It was in the 70’s and sunny, so the timing was parallel to what’s on trend for spring. Think resort focused prints rich in botanical, fruit, bird and bold floral prints. Designer color palettes included pastels and brights. Denim trends offered small ‘knicks’ vs. distressed details, skinny slouchy fits and cool washed boyfriend cuts. Feminine inspired moto-jackets and printed jogger pants are a just a few fun trends that will also be present in spring and that pair great with classic pieces you already own.

Some snaps from our NY fashion market we attend: Coterie

Some snaps from our NY fashion market we attend: Coterie

Tory Burch looked fantastic, as always – comprised of raffia tweed, updated gingham prints, color-blocking and fringe details. Earth tones mixed with brights made for a fun spring color palette to appeal to bold and understated styles. Check out her spring runway show for the complete collections of looks, here.

Our Tory Burch ready to wear rep, Alexis & myself and some of the Tory Burch spring collection.

Our Tory Burch ready to wear rep, Alexis & myself; along with some of the Tory Burch spring collection.

“We thought about construction and engineered patterns…textured knits paired with their digital-print counterparts.”

– Tory Burch

Hilary and I, with a few Tory Burch spring runway looks.

In The Navy

Ahh yes, the classic color we ease into after we exhaust our ever evolving black wardrobe. Navy is one of those classic colors that pairs with almost everything and looks good on just about everybody. If you are brave enough to expand your wardrobe color palette, navy is the perfect color to segway from black to a slew of other fun colors. From a classic navy Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress to a navy and white stripe St. James top, it’s a color that is here to stay and one that designers almost always offer in one piece or another, every season.

With some amazing fall collections hitting the racks, I can’t help but notice navy pieces sprinkled in with medium greys, burnt oranges, berry hues and olive greens.

Our favorite navy pieces for fall:

 

 

 

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:

 

Seasonal Focus: Spring Jackets

We saw so many designers for spring having lightweight jackets in their collection – and rightfully so. This is a transitioning season in which sometimes a lightweight jacket becomes a must in your wardrobe. We picked a few of our favorites to carry at PlumpJackSport at The Carneros Inn for spring – take a look!

The Blake Jacketfrom TART Collections – a fabulous moto-inspired jacket that you can dress up or down in an ideal neutral peyote color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shrunken Sgt Pepper Jacket from Tory Burch – feminine meets masculine on this uniform-esque cotton and twill jacket. A classic staple that will last season after season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lennox Safari Jacket by Level 99 – the linen blend creates perfect comfortable jacket feel that enables you to to wear as a utility-like shirt over a tank or blouse and cinching at the waist creates just the right shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make an appointment to shop at PlumpJackSport at The Carneros Inn for all your spring essentials – 707.299.4858

Happy shopping!

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

Summer Trunk Show Sneak Peek: Saturday, June 29th

PlumpJackSport’s Summer Trunk Show at Odette Estate is happening this Saturday, June 29th (11am-4pm).

Here are five great pieces that will be showcased, including other great picks, plus sunglasses and jewelry. If you do a tasting, you receive 10% off your trunk show purchase.

Piece: DVF Oblixe Silk Jersey Wrap Dress
Price: $365
Pairs well with: Evening cocktails al fresco

Oblixe Silk Jersey Wrap Dress

Piece: Nicole Miller Nivi Racer Back Dress
Price: $300
Pairs well with: Outdoor concerts and music festivals

Nicole Miller

Piece: DVF Ria Chiffon Dress
Price: $375
Pairs well with: Summer weddings

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Piece: Tory Burch Mini Dress
Price: $350
Pairs well with: Afternoon shopping sprees

Tory

Piece: Trina Turk Mist Dress
Price: $248
Pairs well with: Urban adventures

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