Guest Blogger: Jennifer Prince


Recently I was invited by Venone PR and Off the Beaten Path Weddings to tour Sonoma County‘s wine country with a group of fabulous ladies. We were all connected to the wedding community in some way – bloggers, content creators, writers, magazine owners. It really was refreshing to be around so many people who all crave details and adore the wedding industry. I can’t wait to share more about that trip soon!

When I pack to go away, I love planning what I’m going to wear. For this trip, I received an itinerary with what we would be doing and also what to wear for each day. Perfect! But…when the instructions included terms like “wine country chic” I was left a little bit befuddled. I think a lot of the ladies felt the same way as the days got closer, but…wine country fashion is really easy! Think relaxed, fashionable, and comfortable, and you’ll be good to go. Take a peek at my choices for wine country fashion below.

wine country casual

Whether visiting a farm, learning how to make cheese, or having a cedar enzyme foot soak, this style of casual is breezy and comfortable for a variety of occasions. Pants, a skirt, or a casual dress can all be en vogue for the perfect wine country casual look.

look #1

When I got to California, we hit the ground running, so I packed this outfit in my carry on so that it was within easy reach once we landed. I chose something that was fairly wrinkle free and comfortable, and I added one of my favorite scarves (silk with tassels!). I also am really loving the trend of wearing a beautiful bralette, and this dress is perfect for showing off a bit of lace in the back.

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look 1 photos by charity epperson

look #2

If the itinerary includes a cattle ranch and the great outdoors, wine country fashion is best done in a casual way! I chose to go sleeveless with a peek of color in my bralette paired with one of my favorite denim skirts – it’s both stretchy and comfy. It was a perfect look for navigating the uneven ground and dealing with a bit of dust here and there. I will also fess up and say that the photo in the ATV was just for fun – I didn’t actually get to ride it. But I did get to eat a fresh picked pepper from the garden – yum!

scarf tip – want to incorporate a scarf, but don’t know where? just pop one on your bag! it’s a great way to incorporate a splash of color into your daily look.

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photos for look #2 and the rest of the post by krista lynch

look #3

I know the days are out of order, but this was my parting look! I would be traveling in this outfit on a 5+ hour flight, so I wanted something comfortable and stretchy. These jeans are one of my favorite pairs due to how comfy they are. I actually wore them on the flight out, too – yes, they are that fab. And the meadery was so lovely – it had the perfect light.

scarf tip – i love adding a scarf for color, and draping one around the neck loosely is perfect for a wine country casual look.

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wine country chic

When considering wine country fashion, chic basically settles somewhere in between casual and formal. So, a not-so-dressy dress that is breathable and comfortable is a good piece to invest in when heading to wine country.

Our dinner the last night was one for the books, and it called for wine country chic. I loved the fit and flare of this dress. It’s such a quintessentially feminine piece! The chambray is so versatile, and I paired it with a scarf at the neck to give the neckline just a tad bit more coverage. It was perfect for an upscale evening eating outside with friends.

scarf tip – feeling a bit conscious about cleavage? add a scarf around the neck, and let it hang down a bit to cover your decollete.

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wine country formal

I think the word “formal” got me, but in wine country, formal doesn’t include ballgowns (thankfully!). I opted for comfort and a dress that could be dressed up or down for different occasions. Our dinner was served in a wine cave – so amazing – and the elbow length sleeve kept me warm as the temperature got a bit cooler. In my last solo photo, be sure to notice the hummingbirds that stopped by to say hi. So lovely!

scarf tip – want a bit more pop than a necklace will offer? why not add a scarf tied at the neck? i adore the way the bow looks loosely tied to the side. so fun!

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Guest Blogger: Gillian Gondi

Expressing Your Style


I'd like to think my style is very simple. I'm all about the comfy clothes. Usually the first thing I go for in my closet is a flowy white top, paired with denim shorts or jeans; it’s a casual look that I feel good in.

I think expressing yourself through your style is something that all people should take pride in. Every time I walk into Gladiola Girls I always find a pair of washed jeans, a simple necklace, or a pair of wedges that fits in nicely with my style.


For this look in particular I decided to pair a colorful, loose fitted free people top with distressed, straight line Free People jeans and bright mustard seed wedges worked for a flattering and confident look.

 The shirt could easily be worn on a summer night with jean shorts, and sandals to dress it down. I would wear the free people jeans with anything! I love the looseness and straight look they have to them, making it easy to wear with a tight fitted shirt or fluffy sweater.


With the exception of the shoes, my outfit was completely Free People. The Gladiola is one place I can always count on to have stocked up new apparel in this particular brand.


Gladiola Girls isn't just specifically for one age. I have two sisters, one is in high school, and the other in college. All three of us love going shopping here. My mom also said her favorite store in Lynchburg is Gladiola Girls, she always comes with us! It's a great mother-daughter place with a friendly environment and workers who always help to match outfits, or something specific you are looking for.

This store has all the must-needs when going out to a fancy dinner, casual clothes for hanging out with friends, and a variety of shoes for any occasion. It is the perfect place to find items that will let you express yourself, no matter what your style is.