Summer Denim: White Cotton Top and Lace-up Sandals

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Do you have a go-to outfit? To me, there’s not much better than an effortless white top and jeans combination. When every other outfit fails, this is an outfit I’ll always rely on. Just with little twists to mix things up.

I grabbed my go-to Levi’s jeans (these have a Mom-jean-like feel but a flattering fit) and added this BB Dakota white off-the-shoulder top for a summer vibe. I love the gauzy cotton feel, which is lightweight and easy to wear. It's a great style to dress up for date night and I can't wait to tuck it into all my shorts through summer, as well.

For a summer spin for daytime, I slipped into these Madewell lace-up sandals but you could easily add flats, sneakers, loafers…you name it. I personally love how a lace-up detail adds a little something extra but a pair of slides in any color would also look effortless and easy.

This Madewell circle crossbody is the epitome of effortless and truly goes with everything. I love how it's on-trend yet still classic. It's also currently on sale—snag it while you can!

As always, thank you for reading! 

x Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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30th Birthday Weekend in Napa

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What better way to spend your birthday than with a weekend getaway in Wine Country? It's a quick trip for me we do often living in the Bay Area but I knew it would still be a special place to celebrate my 30th. Whether you want to relax and pamper or dine and drink wine, Napa Valley has everything you need to make your birthday (or any getaway) a celebration. 

If you’re planning a trip, (whether it’s your 30th or not), or simply hoping to schedule your weekend activities with ease, I highly recommend using Visit Napa Valley. You can utilize their planning guides and pre-planned itineraries or even reach out to their concierge service to create your own complimentary itinerary. At the very least, it's a great way to see all Wine Country has to offer in one place—from hotels to wineries to activities. 

I had my mind set on relaxation and since I've done a lot of wine tasting in Napa Valley, knew I also wanted to find a winery or excursion with a little something extra. We ended up staying at Silverado Resort and Spa for the weekend and when I mentioned we'd have a large group on Saturday, Visit Napa Valley recommended Sterling Vineyards. For a few more of my past favorite wineries, see this post. Below is a breakdown of our Friday-Sunday itinerary with details to follow.

The weekend itinerary:

Friday: 

4:00 pm: Check in at Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa

6:30 pm: Dinner at The Grill at Silverado Resort

Saturday: 

12:00 pm: Tasting at Sterling Vineyards, Calistoga

2:30 pm: Lunch at Brix, St. Helena Highway

5:00 pm: Drinks on the Patio Terrace Bar at Silverado Resort

9:00 pm: Late dinner at The Grill at Silverado

Sunday (the birthday): 

9:00 am: In-room breakfast at Silverado Resort

10:00 am: Pool time + Cabana at Silverado Resort

12:00 pm: Facial at The Spa at Silverado Resort

The Hotel

I knew I wanted somewhere with a little bit of everything to offer, somewhere we could enjoy ourselves without even needing to leave, and Silverado Resort and Spa truly exceeded my expectations. If you’re looking for something charming yet grand, elegant and tranquil, luxurious yet retreat-like, it really covers all the bases. Driving up to the resort was a dream. Nestled in the rolling hills of Wine Country, the resort is spread across acres of gorgeous greenery. Whether you're a golfer, prefer to be pampered or want to wine taste into the weekend, there's something to suit you. Prepare to be greeted at the Mansion before checking into one of their distinct neighborhoods. 

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silverado resort and spa

We stayed at the Mansion Estates, which felt tucked away and intimate but was still central and made it easy to get around. It felt like we were staying in our own little 1-bedroom bungalow. With a full kitchen and our own side and back patio, it was light and bright and had everything we could need for the weekend. 

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After settling into our room, we meandered out to discover the layout of the resort. We were located right near one of their 10 pools, a quick hop away from their tennis courts, and right to the side of their Wedding Suite and services. Sidenote: The Mansion Garden was breathtaking and if you're looking for a scenic space in Wine Country for your big day, I highly recommend taking a look.

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silverado resort mansion garden

We popped into their nearby Marketplace and Café which was perfect for grabbing snacks and anything extra we needed. After stocking up on wine, cheese & crackers and salami, we enjoyed our self-made charcuterie plate and a quick drink on our patio overlooking the lush landscape. Truly the perfect way to set the weekend. After that, we had dinner at their restaurant, The Grill. I highly recommend the mussels and grilled artichoke. The restaurant overlooks the golf course and, while I am no golfer, I was told this is *the* place to do it. We ended the evening exploring the gardens and finished with chocolate covered strawberries and in bed and if that's not the perfect day, I don't know what is. 

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The Tasting

Saturday morning we had a tasting reservation at Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga. Friends and family met at Silverado and we took a Lyft up to the winery, about half an hour away, but you could just as easily book transportation for a larger group. In the past, I've loved Beau Wine Tours for a bachelorette weekend. As I mentioned, Sterling was the perfect way to wine taste with a little "something extra." When you get to the winery, you start with an aerial tram up to the tasting rooms and overlook. We booked their Silver Experience, which included a seated tasting and self-guided tour. Tip: Give yourself extra time than the allotted 1-hour tour to take in the view.

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After our tasting, we headed back down to Napa for lunch at Brix. This was the perfect setting for an outdoor lunch with an expansive view. The gardens and vineyard here were stunning and we sat at a large picnic table on the patio overlooking the orchard. This is a great place to do any gift-giving or to simply sit and relax outdoors for a while. 

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After lunch, we returned to Silverado Resort to freshen up before drinks at the Mansion Bar. They have the perfect patio that overlooks the golf course. We ended up heading back to our room afterward for another charcuterie plate and chatted into the evening before another late dinner back at The Grill. The resort is so serene and really conducive to meandering from here to there, with easy little indoor/outdoor settings everywhere. You can even enjoy some bocce ball or cornhole. 

The Birthday

With Sunday being my actual birthday, I knew I wanted to wake up refreshed and ready to enjoy a relaxing day. Silverado Resort has a plethora of pools to choose from, which we took advantage of. I think having multiple resort pools created a more peaceful experience, as it wasn't overcrowded on a 90-degree weekend. Whether you take advantage of their cabana or not, there was plenty of room to have your own little private space.

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After the pool, I headed to my facial at The Spa. In my opinion, a little self-pampering can go a long way and is a must for any special event or occasion like your birthday. Their spa was the most peaceful setting and they offer plenty of space to relax, whether you book a skin service, massage or spa package. Stop by to enjoy their steam room, garden setting or private pool. Their Signature Facial was both relaxing and rejuvenating and my esthetician was personable, knowledgeable and professional. She took all my notes into account and gave me personal recommendations after the treatment.

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While I was enjoying my facial, my boyfriend enjoyed their driving range, which he said was very affordable and I was told the green at Silverado is "like ice." Needless to say, we both finished off the weekend with something we loved that left us feeling renewed and refreshed. 

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Whether you're headed to Wine Country for a birthday weekend, anniversary, girls trip or any getaway, I highly recommend a stay at Silverado Resort and letting Visit Napa Valley help plan your stay, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

As always, thank you for reading and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

Tyler

The outfits:

Vici Striped Dress

White Free People Dress

Revolve One Shoulder Top

Ella Moss Bikini

Madewell Lace-Up Sandals

Levi's Shorts

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This post is in collaboration with Silverado Resort and Visit Napa Valley. All thoughts and opinions remain my own.

Rose Pink Pullover and Denim Shorts

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Summer style doesn't just have to mean short sleeves. Fancy sweatshirts? I'm all about it. Try updating your fall and winter pullovers with a fresh style to pair with shorts for a comfy-casual look for cooler days and summer nights.

I went out of my color comfort zone with this Free People pullover and I'm so glad I did. I had to stop myself from snagging it in the ivory but it's the most gorgeous rosy tone for the season and has the sweetest sleeves. This is definitely a piece you'll wear year-round and I promise this will be your new favorite sweatshirt, both in and out of the house. 

I paired it with my new Levi's wedgie shorts and I really love the fit on these. They're high rise and have a slightly longer length, which covers yet still gives you that cut-off fit and feel. For size reference, I am between a 25/26 lately and sized UP to a 27 in these! I love the lighter wash and unique pockets.

I also have to share this little Free People wallet crossbody with you. It's the perfect small bag to slip on for when you don't want to carry much with you. It has slots for your cards and cash and I was also able to fit my iPhone 8 Plus inside. Great for coming summer days and nights!

Thank you for reading!

x, Tyler

Photos by  Sarah Eichstedt Photography

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Instagram Lately

Continuing my weekly Instagram recaps...in case you missed it. Here's what was on Instagram this week. I also shared my favorite finds from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale yesterday, in case you missed it. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

 this effortless wrap tee

this effortless wrap tee

I adore this top. It's so flattering and the color and fit is effortless. I sized "up" to a small for a relaxed fit.

OUTFIT DETAILS: madewell top | levi's shorts

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True life: I almost bought this sweatshirt in ivory but when I asked my boyfriend his opinion, he told me to get this rosy color because I "have a lot of white." Once I got my hands on it, I was sold and am so glad I got out of my comfort zone. I always love having "dressed-up" sweatshirts on-hand for cooler days and to pair with shorts through summer. I'm wearing an xs and also love the slightly longer fit of these Levi's. I sized UP!

OUTFIT DETAILS: free people pullover | levi's shorts | free people bag 

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I asked for your comfy, large, pet-friendly sofa recommendations on Instagram but nobody answered. 😭We are on the lookout for something bigger for the four of us, dogs included. 

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You all know I can never resist a crisp white top. This one is effortless, bright and 100% cotton. It has a gauzy feel and will surely be a closet staple. Can't wait to pair it with shorts. I'm wearing an xs.

OUTFIT DETAILS: shopbop top | levi's jeans | madewell bag | gorjana rings

 these white sneakers

these white sneakers

 flattering skinny "mom jeans." sized UP!

flattering skinny "mom jeans." sized UP!

lace-up sandals

I grabbed my first pair of lace-up sandals for summer this week. These are so flattering and feel dainty, not heavy on the foot/ankle. My boyfriend said they were "cool." 

OUTFIT DETAILS: madewell sandals

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I found this Vici set that would be perfect for a summer vacation—or at least make you feel like you're on one. See more in this blog post.

OUTFIT DETAILS: vici top | vici skirt | vici clutch

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I also shared my 30th birthday dress on Instagram stories and I. can't. wait to wear it. 

OUTFIT DETAILS: free people dress

I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend and, as always, thank you for reading!

x, Tyler