Wine Country Getaway ... One Dress 4 Ways



Jeff and I took an impromptu trip to
last weekend.

We have been working on home projects for 6 weekends in a row
and 
we just needed a break!

It was truly an impromptu trip
in that 
I really got dressed that day 
to go look at model homes 
for backyard inspiration,

But, I loved my outfit 
and 
had styled several looks to do a photo shoot with.
I decided my looks would be even more fun to shoot
in wine country.

So off we went!
I have said many times here
I often choose destinations
around outfits I love!




Once we were out there
we decided to spend the night at the lovely




My favorite part of our  room
was that it opened up completely into the vineyards!




This was my travel and lunch outfit.
I will explain more about it below.




We went to one of our  new favorite spots in Temecula


Definitely the chicest spot out there
and 
voted best winery experience by San Diego Magazine.

"Designed to Enhance Without The Crowds"
and 
they definitely excel at their mission!




How gorgeous is their patio view!!




We had been to 


many times for drinks
but it was our first time staying.
I was unexpectedly delighted with our
vineyard room in the newest wing.




It is a lovely property with alfresco dining
 and an outside bar.
Saturday night they even live music under the stars!




My Lola hat with ties
kept my hat in place durning the afternoon breezes.




The property has a beautiful manmade lake as well.




Now back to my outfit.
I  did all four of my looks off of this fitted maxi.
Quite honestly I would never wear this dress just plain like this.
I am only showing this image 
to illustrate how a dress like this can be a great starting piece.
consider this post another 

Good Girlfriend Share.

What I love about using this dress as a styling base
is that it provides one long line of base color
which is a flattering start on most any figure.
It also doesn't add any bulk under the top layers.

The fun an flirty ruffle
was a wonderful addition  to each outfit.
No surprise
I love my outfits to have some fun drama!




You can see in my travel outfit
how it acts as almost a ruffled slip under my dress.
I added a tie belt, platforms and my wide straw hat 
and 
voila 
first look complete!






For Saturday Date Night
I added my lovely feather jacket
slicked back my hair
so that my newest designed earrings 
could play a staring role.
The platforms worked again to finish the look!







Sunday morning called for a fun outfit to
check out 
Old Town Temecula
for brunch.

I wanted a sporty look 
so I added a striped top over the dress
and 
then a long wrap navy vest.

Stripe platform shoes and a cross body bag
made for an easy walking and shopping outfit!






For wine in the vineyard
I kept it white and fresh
with another white wrap long vest
finished with a shell Crown.

This outfit was so fun to wear outside in the early evening
because the vest almost floated behind with every step!







So there you have my 
Styling Tips
for one piece 4 ways
my friends!
I hope it inspires you to look a some of your own pieces differently!




My biggest 
Styling Tip
is always accessories
the easiest way to take a single piece 
differen directions.




This was our lovely room view.
I so enjoyed watching the light change
over the vineyard
and 
the windmill start and stop.

Getting away and seeing natures bounty
was a truly needed balm to my soul.




Especially with my one true love.






Waking up to this view and coffee
was almost as fun as the wine!




The surprise treat of our stay
was realizing 
hot air balloons literally launched from our parking lot!

To hear them breathe to life and lift off
was truly amazing!

We might need to try this our next time out!








One down side of packing around one piece
is that it can get dirty by.

Before our coffee search I realized my white dress had a spot that I needed to get out
so I left my dress to dry in the sun.

And boy did I miss the other layer
especially with a wrap vest.
Missing it for a bit
just made me love my layering concept more!












As always my friends

I wish you love and joy
as you style your life












13 comments:

  1. Brilliant layering and gorgeous palette. Sending love!!!

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    1. Awww thank you ever so much gorgeous Jean! I so appreciate your visit darling! xox

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  2. Have to say you look absolutely stunning in each and every look. I love how you own the clothes, they do not own you. BTW when you travel for a weekend how much luggage do you travel with? Just asking, because as a minimalist my head is spinning thinking about it.

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and kind words darling! Believe it or not, this was the lightest packing I have ever done. 4 pieces on hangers and the rest fit into one basket. I shocked myself, that I could even go so light. Most times I have a multitude of luggage pieces. I am a true maximalist when it comes to dressing! xox

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  3. You are the master at layering!

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit here and your kind words darling!!

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  4. Beautiful outfits! I've bookmarked it so I can refer back to it when I'm wardrobe planning!

    For little spots on clothes, I've had success using a Tide pen to quickly and unobtrusively get rid of those annoying small spills I manage to get on myself. You might want to try it!

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    1. Thank you darling! And thank you for the lovely tip about the Tide pen! I need to add that to my overnight bag! xo

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  5. I love when you do the good girlfriend shares, and your advice is always so great! Love every single outfit you wore, and I love the idea of this, and am definitely incorporating it into my wardrobe/outfits. Thanks, Tamera, for the inspiration and beautiful photos. Also loving the hair!

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    1. Beth thank you ever so much for your visit here and your kind and encouraging words darling! I am so appreciative! I am so Happy you find the advice helpful xo

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  6. You look so beautiful, Tamara. Your strength shines through as I reflect on your journey from several years ago. And, I adore your tribute to your hubby.... sounds like you both have arrived in a very good place. Brava diva!

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  7. Lark thank you for your continued visits here darling! I am very appreciative! Yes, my hubby and I are doing very well. We have put in so much time and effort into repairing our marriage and now are able to reap the rewards of our effort. Thank you for your touching comment dear! xo

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  8. It's like magic right before your eyes how you styled these looks! Genius!
    This trip looked so lovely and peaceful. Cheers to you and your one true love!

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