Old School....

Old School....

I titled this article "Old School," because I was shooting in front of a very historic Napa Valley Bakery, called Buttercream, it wasn't necessarily because of their donuts or cupcakes, but more so their amazing pink and white striped walls, and apparently I am not the first person with this idea...go figure! What is somewhat shocking to me, clothes aside, the amount of people going in for donuts at 5 p.m. in the evening...I guess they donut care when they get their sweets in, even if it's on theIR way home before dinner! HA

This dress I actually purchased from Miyamo, a local boutique in downtown Napa and wore to my 29th birthday celebration and then again for my engagement photos, none of which anyone got to see! I love the idea of blogging because you can reinvent your closet and it doesn't necessarily always need to be about a brand new outfit, every time....which for someone like me who buys a dress, wears it twice and then it never sees the light of day, this is a good thing! I accessorized with my vintage Fendi (a gift from my auntie) structured shoulder bag and chunky heels hot off the racks from Target, gave me all the 70's feels necessary to complete my outfit and they will be featured with my Bridal Shower dress this weekend, so excited! Who doesn't need a super comfy pair of chunky brown heels that go with just about anything, don't walk, run to your local store...they also have DV for Target at the moment, with lots of cute sandals and heels inspired by their line!

When it comes to going out in Napa, obviously I live here and am not always at a winery, fighting the terrain and sometimes we get dressed up. In particular this evening I was on my way to a friends birthday party in Downtown Napa! You could however easily wear this to a nice dinner in Yountville, or a Winemaker Dinner at a Winery (obviously check with them first re: rough terrain and proper foot wear, when in doubt, wear a wedge!)....

Seriously....on a BIG side note, Buttercream Bakery truly has the best donuts, great cakes and cookies...their breakfast is classic and the perfect hangover recipe! If you are staying in Napa or specifically downtown Napa...make sure to pop in their for breakfast before a big day of wine tasting!!

For a few similar versions to my dress click , HERE and HERE....

Have a WONDERFUL weekend everyone! I know I will!

XO

Mal

Pictures by Dan'yell Powell of Huma Imagery

Bridal Shower RECAP

Bridal Shower RECAP

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski {Mothers Day Gifts}

Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski {Mothers Day Gifts}