If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently just took the brand trip of my dreams to San Francisco and Napa with Chic Soul. I have been working with Chic Soul for a long time—since 2016 to be exact. And I was so excited to be with the brand in California to celebrate the launch of their Fall/Napa Valley line!
We stayed in a beautiful estate in the hills of Tiburon—right outside of San Francisco—and we traveled to Napa twice to ride in a hot air balloon and then to visit local wineries. The trip was wonderful, and the clothes are even better! Something I really love about the Napa Valley collection is that there is something in the line for every kind of girl. I only wore the collection during the trip, and at first, I was a little worried that I wouldn’t have an outfit for every occasion, but as soon as I saw the Napa Valley Line, all of my worries were calmed. I was very impressed with the versatility of some of the pieces and I also loved that I could take almost anything from day to night. There were dressier looks for fancy dinners, slouchy chic looks for pizza night, and fun dresses that could take me anywhere. This collection is also perfect for fall as it boasts cozy sweaters and statement cardigans. I was never bored with any of my looks, and I truly felt that the mix and matching possibilities were endless.
When I arrived at the estate, I was feeling bougie—it was a $14 million mansion overlooking San Francisco. So I slipped on this Dream Date Maxi Dress and roamed around one of the house’s charming courtyards. I am wearing a size 2X in this dress, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly! The dress comes with shorts so that you aren’t having a see through moment, which I loved!
The second Chic Soul look I wore from the Napa Valley Collection was this Take on The Night Dress when we went to Fisherman’s Wharf for dinner on the first night. It was perfect for the mild temps and I loved how it fit my body. I am wearing a 2X here, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly!
My third and one of my most favorite looks was this Early Dismissal Skirt and Born Beautiful Top combo, which I wore when we went up in the hot air balloon. While it was very chilly that morning, I felt that this outfit would be perfect for creating whimsical images thousands of feet above Napa. And I was right…just look at these photos! I am wearing a 2X in the top and skirt, which is my usual size, and the top fits perfectly. I feel like I could have sized down on the skirt because it was so stretchy. And I didn’t need to worry about any of the buttons gaping because only the top two were functional!
After we came back from our hot air balloon adventures, my blogger friend Britney and I ventured out to San Francisco to take pictures near the Golden Gate Bridge. I had a feeling we may be doing quite a bit of hiking since San Fran is such a hilly city, So I kept my looks simple with these Because I can Capris and I switched off between the Angel In You Sweater and this Pouring My Heart Out Sweater. I loved the slouchy fit of the white one and the more true fit of the red. They were beautiful. I am wearing a 2X in the Pouring My Heart Out sweater, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly. I was actually wearing a size 1X in the Angel In You Sweater, and because it is supposed to be an oversized fit, it actually ran a little big on me.
On day three as we headed off to the winery tour. I wanted to wear something chic and whimsical, but I wanted to add a little bit of edge to my look. So I chose to pair this Cotton Candy Skies Dress with this Nights in Soho Cardigan, which ended up serving me well as the temperatures dropped a little as we headed into Napa. I thought this look was so beautiful, and I cannot wait to wear the cardigan with anything and everything this fall. I am wearing a 1X in the dress, which is one size smaller than my usual size, but the 2X was being worn by someone else. The dress actually fit me pretty well, although I would rather have my actual size. I am wearing a size 2X in the cardigan, which is my usual size, and it fits perfectly!
After the winery tour in Napa, we were exhausted… and a little tipsy. So I changed into some cozy sweaters to lounge around in. However, when we finally mustered up enough energy, Britney and I ran around the estate’s grounds and I ended up falling off of a hammock….twice. Needless to say, we had a great time, and we also looked great. I am wearing the Shot of Espresso Sweater,
which immediately caught my eye because of the color scheme. I decided to pair them with my Dig Deep Skinny Jeans. I was definitely catching fall vibes when I came across this Autumn Chill Sweater, which I lounged around in after my traumatic fall off of the hammock. LOL I was wearing a 1X in both the Autumn Chill Sweater and the Shot of Espresso Sweater, which is a size smaller than my usual size, but the sweaters fit perfectly.
I also wanted to take this time to thank Chic Soul for this trip. Not only was the entire week a total blast, but getting to know the people at the foundation of the brand was delightful. They will forever be a favorite brand of mine!