One of the best perks about living in San Francisco is being able to escape from the city for the weekend and spend time in the beautiful countryside. Last weekend we headed out to the Lavender Barn open house in Sonoma to take in the views and cut some fresh lavender. The Lavender Barn is located right in the heart of wine country and is surrounded by miles of gorgeous vineyards.
Thrift Style in Wine Country
As many of you know, I am huge advocate for thrifting so it makes perfect sense that my summer adventure wardrobe is full of thrifted finds. I have been shopping at thrift stores since childhood and I have discovered so many great gems over the years. I love the thrill of the hunt, it’s almost as much fun as wearing your new finds! This 1990’s vintage lavender floral dress was a great score from Schoola. If you are not familiar, Schoola is an online thrift shopping site where 40% of the proceeds go to children’s education. I purchased this dress during one of their sales and I ended up only paying $7.50! What a steal! Shopping with Schoola is such a win-win because you find clothing you love and your dollars go to support a great cause. Want to try it for free? Click here to use my referral link and receive $10 to shop for free! You’d be amazed at how far $10 will get you at Schoola.
Another great thrift find featured in this post are my Stuart Weitzman wedge sandals from Savers. I picked these up during the Memorial Day Sale for only $10! They are in like-new condition and the original retail value was over $200. Not too shabby! To complete my look I topped it off with my white and navy Banana Republic sun hat.
Sonoma Lavender Barn
This was my first time visiting the Lavender Barn in Sonoma. It is only open two weekends a year and it is extremely popular with visitors from all over northern California. We were lucky to arrive early before all the crowds started to roll in and got a chance to stroll through the grounds and surrounding vineyards. I cut a large bunch of lavender to take home and it currently adorns our kitchen in a large mason jar. On the drive home the lavender was so fragrant that our whole car smelled like a spa. There's nothing better than the smell of fresh cut flowers!
My boyfriend and I just recently watched the movie Bottle Shock based on the incredible true story of winemakers in Napa Valley. I highly recommend watching it if you’re interested in the process and history of wine making. The film sparked our curiosity and we wanted to see the historic Chateau Montelena in-person. If you are out visiting the area, the Chateau is definitely worth adding to your itinerary. The estate's grounds include rolling hills with vineyards and a reservoir filled with swans and willow trees. Do your homework before visiting and watch the film beforehand, it will give you a great frame of reference and make your trip even more memorable.
P.s. In case you hadn’t noticed, I am rocking new rose gold locks and I’m kinda in LOVE with this new look. New season, new hair! Tell me all about your summer and thrifting adventures in the comments below!
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