Out Of Place

31 Jan

Vintage Sequin Cocktail Dress - San Francisco Street Style
Vintage Sequin Cocktail Dress - San Francisco Street Style
Vintage Sequin Cocktail Dress - San Francisco Street Style
Vintage Sequin Cocktail Dress - San Francisco Street Styl
Vintage Sequin Cocktail Dress - San Francisco Street Style

Blake and I spent the weekend in Napa to celebrate our 4-year anniversary. Amazing that this is just a 30 minute drive outside of the city — when you’re there, it feels like you’re a world away.

These photos were taken near Domaine Carneros, which is one of our favorite stops for sparkling wine. The views are killer and the cheese plates aren’t bad either.

I found this vintage cocktail dress at the Goodwill a while back, and decided to take it up a few inches… I love how out of place it looks in these photos. I don’t know why, but it just seemed right at the time.

*head to toe: vintage dress, YSL ring, Steve Madden boots

45 Lovely Comments on “Out Of Place”

  1. JoAnn @ i'd rather be shopping 11. Feb, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

    these photos are STUNNING! you’re gorg…
    and happy anniversary!



  2. thisiswhati'dwear 10. Feb, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Your dress is SO beautiful! Lovely pictures – The Napa Valley is definitely on my to do list X



  3. Teckie 09. Feb, 2011 at 1:26 pm #



  4. Anthea 08. Feb, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    Hi Laura, these pics are really beautiful! Congrats on the 4 years.


  5. Angel li 06. Feb, 2011 at 12:34 am #

    Awwwwww Laura my goodness youre gorgeous. And the photos are lovely! Blake takes the photos? So glad I can see your blog in china :) and happy anniversary!


  6. Shevah 03. Feb, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous photos. That dress is incredible.


  7. KatieDStylist 03. Feb, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    So jealous of the pretty weather! That dress is amazing…great images!


  8. Anadiomene 03. Feb, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    That dress is so pretty! You look great ;)


  9. classiq 03. Feb, 2011 at 4:22 am #

    I love the contrast the dress makes with the scenery!


  10. Erike 02. Feb, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    Ooohh I am dying to go to Napa. Love that you altered the dress into a mini. I agree, the whole look just makes sense!



  11. Lainey 02. Feb, 2011 at 9:03 pm #

    This is brilliant. I love the juxtaposition between the sequined dress and the fields. It’s such a beautiful setting.


  12. Rach is Ordinarily Urbane 02. Feb, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Happy anniversary! This dress is stunning, what an amazing thrift find! Did you do Sonoma too?


    Laura Reply:

    Thank you!! We drove through Sonoma but mostly stuck to Napa this time around. I love Sonoma, though! Will prob go there next. :)


  13. Carrie 02. Feb, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    Good Lord woman you look gorgeous!! These photos are stunning


  14. Laura 02. Feb, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    beauuuutiful pics and that place is really amazing!
    love it!
    your dress is ESPECTACULAR!


  15. Alicia 02. Feb, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    love that thrifted dress – great find! also love that you hicked it up a few inches :) i am planning a trip to Napa soon!!!


  16. Aga 02. Feb, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Yay! Can I borrow this dress from you?! It’s pretty awesome! :)




  17. Ria 02. Feb, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    Love this vintage ensemble. Looks so good! Sparkly fun. I would love to visit Napa Valley with my bf and take a break from it all. Congrats on your anniversary!


  18. Jay 02. Feb, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Beautiful! I love this dress :)


  19. THRIFTED.net 02. Feb, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    This is the best dress I have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!! Like EVER. Seriously.

    Congratulations to you and Blake!

    XOXO Lindsay


  20. Aimee 02. Feb, 2011 at 8:48 am #

    Laura, you look absolutely gorgeous in these pictures! so lovely and looooove that dress!


  21. Nita-Karoliina 02. Feb, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    I love sparkling wine and now i feel i need to get one glass of it soon :)

    Really beautiful look and that landscape.
    Happy anniversity!


  22. Emma 01. Feb, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    This dress is beyond amazing, i really love it! Such beautiful photo’s too
    Scrapbook de la Emma


  23. Too Poor for Couture 01. Feb, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Wow, gorgeous dress!


  24. Alexandra G. 01. Feb, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    Absolutely in love with this dress! You look amazing. Congrats on the 4 year! Can’t believe my boyfriend are I are coming up on 3 years this month…time flies. Glad to see you had such a great time, and from the looks of it, you got all rested up!

    Alexandra xo



  25. Vanessa 01. Feb, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    Prettttty dress! xo


  26. Raspberry Jam 01. Feb, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    Thats a very beautiful dress!




  27. cocncordiaedge 01. Feb, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    wow!!! u luk amazing


  28. Girl and Closet (Veronika) 01. Feb, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Stunning dress, what an amazing find! And those pictures are just fabulous …I adore the last one with the sun flare, just gorgeous! Looks like you had a fabulous time. xx veronika


  29. Margot 01. Feb, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    These photos are beautiful. The light is so soft and that cocktail dress looks perfect on you. It is so feminine, and paired with the boots it gives it just the right edge. I love how you took such an ornate dress and made it look at home in the countryside. That champagne color blends so well with the rays of light. Did you spend the whole weekend in Napa? Any good wineries we should be checking out next time we’re there? Looks like you had a wonderful anniversary.



    Laura Reply:

    Thanks girl!! Yes, we did spend the whole weekend there — it was really nice. We went to Chandon, Gerard, Jessup and Domaine Carneros this time. Some other faves are Peju and Hopper Creek (small but so much fun!). xx


  30. eat.sleep.wear. 01. Feb, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    i LOVEEEE this. the contrast of the dress and the scenery. Although its funny because I feel like they work so perfectly together. You look great in blush tones and what a great find! xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com


  31. melissa 01. Feb, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    beautiful dress, beautiful photos! i love the background of your photos, wish there was somewhere like that near me i could take outfit photos!! x


  32. CessOviedo 01. Feb, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Oh my! That dress is so gorgeous, so detailed and pretty, you look stunning!



  33. jada and jon 31. Jan, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    hey girl. just saw you liked the vintage sequin jacket from Nana in Wonderland. She got it from us and if you want one of your own come check out our website! Email us and we’ll hook you up with a coupon code for your first purchase!!!




  34. Anna Jane 31. Jan, 2011 at 11:40 pm #

    amazing pictures, laura! the whole scenery is simply stunning.


  35. Dylana 31. Jan, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    The dress is super stunning! I am gah gah for it!




  36. michelle elaine 31. Jan, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    you look amazing laura! out of place or not this is seriously way hot! and WOW that’s a thrift find!? impressed!



    Laura Reply:

    Thank you!! <3 Yep, a thrift find -- got it at the goodwill on haight street. It was kind of a weird length though, so I got it shortened.


  37. Shilpi 31. Jan, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    Aww congrats on your 4 years! Napa is awesome, my cousin is a Napa neighbor so she gets to take us for free

    I LOVE your dress


  38. Corks + Caftans 31. Jan, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    dude, you are a machine. these photos are incredible!!!


  39. Nickie Frye 31. Jan, 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    Gorgeous shots! Love the dress! Glad you had fun on your wine tasting trip. Don’t forget about Sebastiani in Sonoma for next time. The cheese shop on the square is great too. :)



    Laura Reply:

    We almost stopped there on our way back, but needed to get home. Will definitely check it out next time and thanks again for the recommendation!! <3


  40. pancakeSTACKER 31. Jan, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    Aw, I absolutely love these photos. Your vintage dress is such a pretty color! Congrats to 4 years! :) Hope you both had an awesome weekend!



  41. Rachel 31. Jan, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    I absolutely love love love your dress :) and on such a beautiful lady too :)


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