Alex wrote in with a What to Wear request for an upcoming wedding in Northern California:
Napa is tricky because even the fanciest events have a laid-back feeling. This dress walks the line between cocktail and casual.I'm attending a wedding in November at a Napa Valley Vintage Estate. The attire is Yountville evening. I'm 5'4", slim with black hair. Asian with slight brown skin undertone. 44 years old. I'm looking for comfortable with sleeveless and shorter hemlines. Love drape dresses BUT I love elegant and classic cuts too. I can spend up to $1k. Help please!
Dress - Jacquard dress with a 1960's cut and so much fall flair from J.Crew. Love the exposed zipper on the back.
Belt - A fancy gold belt that can be worn with all kinds of outfits.
Shoes - Nothing too fancy here because most Napa weddings involve lawns, stone terraces and lovely vineyards. Pick classic wedges over fancy stilettos or you risk aerating the grass all evening.
Earrings - Basic gold studs are a nice compliment.
With her black hair pulled up and a swipe of red lipstick, Alex is ready for a memorable night in Yountville.