Threadless in Wine Country

A few weeks ago, I traveled south to San Luis Obispo to go wine tasting with some awesome peeps from Threadless.

Maybe it’s like wearing a band’s t-shirt to see their concert, but I don’t care – I totally wore one of my Threadless tees. It’s one of their classics: 99 Luftballons by Ross Zietz. I just styled it my way: with a full skirt, wide belt, and fun flats. :)

99 Luftballons in wine country. (Photo by Pat Zimmerman.)

99 Luftballons in wine country. (Photo by Pat Zimmerman.)

99 Luftballons, a wide yellow belt, and a full skirt. (Photo by Pat Zimmerman.)

99 Luftballons, a wide yellow belt, and a full skirt. (Photo by Pat Zimmerman.)

I also did my nails. (For once! Of course, I painted them in the car ride down from San Francisco.)

I was inspired by manicures I’d seen on Pinterest & style blogs – a solid color with glittery tips. And I wasn’t the only one with that idea! The lovely Julia (an artist who’s been printed loads of times on Threadless) had painted her nails in a similar way.

Glitter-tipped nails.

Glitter-tipped nails.

But the trip was about so much more than just clothes and nails (yes, there *is* something more to life!). It was about wine tasting:

Cheers! With the Threadless crew.

Cheers! With the Threadless crew.

Taking lots of photos:

Jess strikes a pose for Craig

Jess strikes a pose for Craig

And drawing… with wine, of course!

Chris turns wine into art

Chris turns wine into art

All in all, a shockingly good time!

Gasp! (Photo by Pat Zimmerman.)

Gasp! (Photo by Pat Zimmerman.)

T-Shirt: 99 Luftballons by Ross Zietz, via Threadless
Cardigan: Keep it Simple Cardigan in Black, via ModCloth
Skirt: Essential Elegance Skirt, Moon Collection via ModCloth
Belt: Target
Shoes: 10 Things I Love about Shoe, BC Collection via ModCloth
Purse: Cole Haan Valise Archer leather satchel via Rue La La

(P.S. More photos from the trip available in my Flickr set.)

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Fire Ants!

This weekend my friend Lisa visited Pat & me, and to celebrate, I donned my fantastic Charlotte Taylor fire-ant-print maxi dress. We headed out to brunch on Saturday morning — and on the way, passed my closet.

Kate's Closet. Photo by Lisa.

Kate's Closet. Photo by Lisa.

(It must be my closet, because the sign says so!)

Once we reached our destination — Plow — we had a bit of a wait, so I decided to snap a couple of pics of Lisa.

Lisa. In black. 'Cause that's how she rolls.

Lisa. In black. 'Cause that's how she rolls.

The thing about Lisa is that she always wears black. ALWAYS. (We kinda have totally different styles, in case you can’t tell from the photos.) She looks amazing, but bright colors make everything better. *nods sagely* Hence the mural!

The colorful mural totally brings out Lisa's eyes. Or something.

The colorful mural totally brings out Lisa's eyes. Or something.

And then the wait was over and it was time for FOOD!

Plow's namesake breakfast, The Plow. Nom!

Plow's namesake breakfast, The Plow. Nom!

And HUGS!

Lisa and Pat crazy hug!

Lisa and Pat crazy hug!

And then we headed back home. And found some flowers along the way!

Fire ants and red roses. Photo by Lisa.

Fire ants and red roses. Photo by Lisa.

In the evening we went to the Chinese New Year’s Parade, but my camera died. *sadface* So I have to see if I can swipe some pictures from Lisa . . .

When we got home, to make up for lost photo time, Pat took some artsy photos of us on the roof. Oh, and it’s kinda hard to see here, but Lisa was rocking a red shirt — that she bought at Kate’s Closet. (It was a necessity for the Chinese New Year’s Parade, really.)

Kate and Lisa strike a pose. Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Kate and Lisa strike a pose. Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Gasp! Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Gasp! Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

And so ended day 1 of Lisa’s visit. :)

Dress: Charlotte by Charlotte Taylor Fire Ants Maxi Dress via Anthropologie
Cardigan: Pointelle-ism Cardigan, Tulle via ModCloth
Shoes: Red-y Steady Flat via ModCloth
Earrings: gifted
Necklace: vintage