What to wear with a drapey tunic

The wildfires are finally out in Napa and Sonoma, and so we decided to make a long-overdue trip up north for Sunday Wine Church, which is basically what I call going to wine country on a Sunday. There were a few blips—we were both hung over, we got a bit of a late start, and I had originally intended to wear a skirt, but all of a sudden it's fall in the Bay Area (and I am not complaining about that!), and so a last-minute improvisation was made.

Whenever I wear this top, I get a gazillion compliments. It's really soft and cozy, and it's pretty much the perfect thing to wear with skinny jeans or leggings. It's long enough to provide appropriate bum coverage, but the asymmetrical cut keeps things interesting. You can also wear it off the shoulder, or  higher up with a little bra-strap peekage. Layering it can be a little challenging—I want to try it next with a maxi-length cardigan—but overall, it's a great (and reasonable) three-season top.

Yes, I am wearing white jeans after Labor Day! And yes, that is an antiquated rule that you should ignore! (It's also something the department stores made up a long time ago to get people shopping in the fall, before the weather was really cool enough.) These are pretty stretchy, so they're ideal for wearing under a billowy top like this.

I love this jacket—I saw a girl wearing it on Polk Street in SF and chased her down to find out where she got it—but in retrospect, it's maybe a little too much for this outfit. See, even fashion bloggers make faux pas. Either way, it's one of my favorites, so expect to see it a bit more here.

I've had these boots forever, and thankfully Rag & Bone is still making them. They are really comfy, and the front has a little notch, which makes them more elongating for your legs, especially if you wear them with tights. I also find the shaft height easier to wear with pants—you don't get the ankle bunchiness that sometimes happens with higher boots.

This crossbody converts to a clutch, and I got it in my Zoe Report Box of Style (here's my post about why it's the only box subscription you need). Strangely, it's one of the few crossbody bags I own that doesn't hurt my back; a few weeks ago I took it to a wedding, so it's super versatile too. Speaking of the RZ Box, the sunglasses I'm wearing in all these photos are from last summer's box, and they're still one of my favorite pairs to this day.

When I go wine tasting, I always like to start the day with bubbles, and most of these photos were taken at Korbel Cellars, which is one of the oldest wineries in Sonoma. They do tours and tastings, but they also have a little cafĂ© where you can order (very reasonable) wine by the glass and sit outside on the patio. We ended the day with friends at Hamel Family Wines, also in Sonoma, which is a newer—and totally gorgeous—spot. After the events of the last month, Sonoma definitely needs as much tourism love as it can get, so please visit as soon as you can!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Free People Grapevine Tunic (also in blush) || Free People military jacket || Rag & Bone frayed white jeans || Gigi New York python bag || Rag & Bone Harrow boots || OmbrĂ© scarf from street vendor in Italy (similar here) || YHF Los Angeles Cashton sunglasses 


Clairejustine said...

Great look Cheryl. Love your white jeans with the frayed hems.Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays :) Hope you can join us tomorrow.

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

I bet you are the best-dressed at church Cheryl. And woman I love wine. I love these photos and this outfit. Periwinkle tunic is so nice.

I welcome you to stop by my blog as well. Come join my style linkup on Thursdays and share your awesome style with me and my readers. Thanks, Ada. =)

Tamara said...

I love the asymmetric length and the color of this tunic. You styled so well with the white pants!


Tamara - LoveofMode.com

Roxanne said...

I love love love this outfit. Such a perfect look for "Sunday Wine Church" haha!

Kristin said...

Oooh I would love to wear this in the off the shoulder style! It's such a pretty shade of blue and I definitely would wear it with white denim too. Sunday Wine Church sounds amazing, by the way!

Ruth said...

That top is so unique and gorgeous! I love the color and how you paired it with the white jeans!


Denise said...

Loving this gorgeous tunic, especially paired with the white denim! Such a gorgeous color on you!

Denise | Fashion Love Letters

Clairejustine said...

Thanks again for joining us :) #ThewWednesdayBlogHop

Jessica Jannenga said...

What a pretty tunic! Love how it drapes and the color.
thanks for linking!
jess xx