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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Day at the Winery with Sloane Ranger

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There is nothing like visiting a winery in the fall. With the leaves changing to the most beautiful fall shades and the cool and crisp air, it makes for ideal conditions for any fall outing. A few weekends ago, we headed to Virginia wine country to celebrate my birthday. We had a full day ahead of us, so dressing comfortably and packing all the winery essentials was a must.

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Cape: J.Crew | Black Tee: BP. via Nordstrom | Black Leggings: Zella | Tote: Sloane Ranger c/o | Boots: Hunter | Hat: Nordstrom, last season {similar style HERE} | Monogram Necklace: Onecklace c/o {XXL size} | Bracelets: David Yurman link, cuff | Lips: #47

There are so many things to think about when spending the day at the winery. Comfortable clothes and shoes are pretty high on the list. It was chilly in the morning when we left, but by the afternoon, the sun was shining and the cool fall chill vanished. I opted for THIS cozy poncho and classic black tee which made for a great layering look for the weather. As for shoes, flats are a necessity. Depending on the winery, you may be able to walk through the vineyard so a flat typically works best. Even if you aren’t planning to walk through the grass, it’s a long day on your feet so comfort is key. We were able to walk through the vineyards and the rest of the grounds but because there was rain earlier in the week, the ground was pretty muddy and soft -- I'm glad I went with the Hunter boots

Once you have your look figured out, food is next on the agenda. We were planning a full day of wine tasting at two different wineries and although most wineries sell more substantial food {think sandwiches and salads} I decided to pack a few snacks for the car ride and while at the winery. This cute gingham tote from Sloane Ranger was the perfect size to carry all the essentials: rosemary Parmesan crackers, almonds, chocolate and bottled water. Not to mention, I was also able to throw in a blanket {which we unfortunately could not use due to the mud!} my phone, wallet and camera to catch a few snaps of the day. There is even an interior pocket that was the perfect size for a corkscrew! The tote was a mix of function and fashion for a stylish day at the vineyards, something that is often difficult to find.

Although we had two wineries on the agenda for the day, by the time we reached the second one it was absolutely packed! After searching for a parking spot for nearly 10 minutes, we ending up parking by a barn and hiking up the hill {mountain?} to the tasting room. Unfortunately, the room was so crowded we decided that one was enough for the day. My advice, especially if you are wine tasting in Virginia, get to the winery early! We arrived at the first one right when they opened and it was perfect – we were able to get a table and enjoy the beautiful scenery before more people arrived. Also, if you are planning your own trip to the vineyard, check out the winery’s website to see if they allow dogs. There are so many dog-friendly vineyards in Virginia and we have taken Ella to quite a few. She is a huge fan :)

Exciting news! Use the code BLONDES for 20% off your order of $50 or more at All For Color, including Sloane Ranger totes! Expires 12/31.

Thanks so much for dropping by and see you back here tomorrow for my first gift guide of the holiday season!

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24 comments:

  1. Great look and that bag sounds like it was perfect for the day. What a fun idea!!

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  2. We said that the next year we go to our favorite winery we are going to pack a back full of our favorite things and now we just need a bag!! Great idea and perfect picnicking look!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. What a fun day trip and you look so cute with your poncho and hat! I am also loving that cute plaid bag.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  4. Seriously what a fun day trip! I can not wait until in turn 21 and am able to go to wineries! I love this look so much on you also! So cute! You always look so darling!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  5. This outfit is definitely perfect for a winery! I LOVE that bag--the black gingham will seriously go with everything! Is this Barrel Oak?! I'm trying to figure out which winery you were at--we're pretty familiar with all of them haha!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  6. That is a great tote bag and what a beautiful day with you looking all gorgeous with those pops of red and cute hat! Love everything about this!

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  7. Perfect look for a winery visit! Layering is key when the weather changes throughout the day, and I love your fun tote!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  8. Love the red and black combo! And that poncho with the hat is the perfect look for a winery visit! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  9. Love that tote. Love the black gingham.

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  10. That's such a cute bag, I love how it's practical to hold all of those vineyard essentials and it's fashionable, too! I've never been to a vineyard before, but Eddie and I have talked about it and we may do so next year, so I really appreciate the tips on what to wear and what to pack. Also, I don't recall you mentioning it was your birthday recently, happy belated birthday! I wish you a year of joy, health, love, happiness, and much success! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have the most amazing day!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  11. I would love to go visit a winery during this time of year! The weather is so perfect for an outdoor thing like this. Love the outfit! I'm with you, comfy shoes are definitely a must!

    xoxo
    Rachel
    http://thetrendytomboy.com/wishlist-wednesday-holiday-gifts/

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  12. Such a gorgeous background, love love love spending a leisurely day at the winery! And loving your whole look, such beautiful pops of color <3
    Green Fashionista

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  13. What a vibrant rainbow of colours!!

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  14. Obsessed with this outfit and bag! The print is so cute...perfect for a picnic at a winery.
    I am not into wine...but visiting a winery is on my list for sure!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  15. That's such a great idea to bring your own food to the wineries! We did that for a few here in Texas and it was awesome! That's a bummer that the second one was so crowded, but at least you enjoyed your time at the first one!

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  16. These pics are just breathtaking! I love winery's! Such a great backdrop and the bag is fantastic! So cute --- just like YOU!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  17. That sounds like a fun day, and the area seems beautiful :) You look really pretty too!

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  18. So obsessed with this look! The plaid and polka dots are so adorable and red is definitely your color!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  19. This is such a perfect fall-winery look. Perfectly cozy and chic.

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  20. Perfect look for a winery! Love the black look with bright accessories and what a great bag!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkelandslippers.blogspot.com

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  21. Gorgeous color on you! Looks like such a fun day :)
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    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

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  22. Comfy ad chic! I love the tote! Souds perfect for a fu day! XX
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozlam.com

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  23. The bag goes perfectly with the outfit. I love the red with the black and white so put together.

    Life is just Rosie
    Instagram

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