shopping in napa: napa valley vintage home

I  walked into this store on Saturday in St. Helena, and I walked out with 4 large shopping bags full of goodies.  If you're headed to a wedding in Napa, head to Napa Valley Vintage Home to buy the wedding gift.  You will find something gorgeous in this store for a wedding gift, hostess gift, mom's or best friend's birthday.  Spencer Peterman olive wood bowls, serving dishes, candles, necklaces, unique children's books, and cutting boards too pretty to put away in a cabinet.  Located in charming downtown St. Helena, Napa Valley Vintage Home is a must!


my yellow dress

Still on the topic of the wine country wedding last weekend..........everyone loved my yellow dress.  I'll fill you in on my little was rented!  I love Rent the Runway for events.  Otherwise, you buy an expensive dress, wear it once, and then it takes up space in your already stuffed closet.

I also found the dress with the help of a few dear friends.  Thanks to Terra for telling me about Rent the Runway.  Thanks to Courtney for finding this gorgeous dress!  Courtney wore it to my wedding, and looked adorable.  She was gracious enough to let me copy her.

The dress is by Monique Lhuillier.  Since the dress has a more sweet, old-fashioned shape, I paired it with huge funky bright green earrings to give a more modern feel.  I wore my hair up to show off the earrings, and added gold heels and a gold bag.  No necklace as the bright yellow color & huge earrings were already enough.

The dress was delightful , and I am thankful for good friends who led me to it!