sunshine in napa

last week the hubby and i took a much needed vacay to napa.  it was our longest road trip ever.  yes, we drove there.  it was a surprisingly pleasant drive until i got out of the car and saw the big zit that has developed by my lower lip.  i have forgotten that my skin hates being cooped up in confined spaces for long periods of time.  on top of it all, the foodie in me couldn’t resist all the amazing food by the culinary masters in napa, so i ended up eating my way through town and then continued my chow fest back to seattle.  my body paid for it big time.  i’m too scared to even step on the scale, but i can tell from the fit of my clothes that i have gained at least 7~10 lb.  believe me, with the way i eat, it’s possible.  so instead of my usual narcissistic photo shoot, here is an outfit post with barely any face and body. i know, it’s kind of pointless, but at least i tried.

so while i reminisce my napa trip of gluttony on the blog this week, i will actually be on the master cleanse aka lemonade diet to undo all the damages i have enjoyed.  if you’d like to witness the meltdown of the century, don’t forget to follow me on twitter

zara swiss dot shirt
nishe scalloped shorts
valentino ballet flats
h&m straw fedora hat

photos taken on the front porch of our bungalow at carnero’s inn, my favorite hotel in napa.  highly recommend!!

 

Yvonne

Yvonne is the inconsistent and neglectful author behind Modern Girl, a blog that chronicles her insatiable appetite for fashion, beauty, food, and design.

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thehautecookie

I’m so glad that I accidentally stumbled upon your blog! beautiful photos, beautiful content, YOU are beautiful! Love your style~ xO

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Daly

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crystal

i love napa. gorgeous photos. they look like they belong in a magazine. i’m followin’ ya on gfc & twitter girly.

& to reply to your comment: tips for thrifting? be patient. sometimes i find a hand full of great items. other days, nada! i do think its partially luck and looking at things in a new light. hope this helps!

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Stephanie

My husband always tries to jokingly push me onto the scale. I’m deathly scared to face my current weight. Anyways, I think you look beautiful just as you are. You should be enjoying your vacation, not worrying about your weight. I, too, I pigged out on my recent vacation trip. We are our biggest critic. Remember that!

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jenny @ albeit...

COOL cottage/bungalow!! Hope you two love birds had FUN!!!
OMGOSH! I was looking at the scallop shorts from ASOS!! you beat me to it!!

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jasna

Love your hat! Have a lovely Tuesday xx

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Katy

aww…. i wish we have that kind of weather here. sounds like you guys had a good trip! 🙂

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shannyn

napa is definitely the best place to overindulge in great tasting food and wine! can’t wait to see the photos from your trip. i miss napa! you’re lucky you can drive there even if it’s a trek…i can only fly there from my tiny island in the middle of the ocean.

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Heather (HeathJo_tpf)

Poor baby girl! You are beautiful, inside and out! I am so jealous of your getaway. . .I used to live in the Bay Area, and miss it a LOT! Any luck with selling that GORGEOUS Red Celine Trio? I know you hate parting with it. . .whoever nabs it is one lucky gal!

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Rinny

The bungalow is so cute and cozy looking! Glad to see you and the hubby are enjoying your trip! Don’t worry about weight for now. You’re on vacation – you should be enjoying it, not stressing out! Love your outfit btw – I’m still trying to find a straw hat like that for the summer 😛

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Julie Khuu

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! Road trip and yummy eats with your boo…ahhhhh the good life 😀 These pictures look like summer in the Hamptons…I need a vacation stat! You look casually chic hun, love that hat!

xo-Julie

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Sunshine

oh gosh, this week must be diet week for everyone, including myself. although i rarely gain weight, i’ve been on some medication that’s making me eat like crazy so i dub this week my salad week. we’ll see…i despite salad! :/

you look wonderful in these photos. the colors are so ethereal.

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M

beautiful photos and oh how much I <3 the fedora!

~M
Classy & Fabulous

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origamidumpling

I know what you mean. Food is so lovely and so yummy. When my boyfriend and I travel, all we do is eat. We eat out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and then we roam around the area for foods we can only find there and we gobble them up like greedy kids on Halloween night. Luckily, the trips have only been for the weekend so they are short, but I worry about when we take week long trips because my favorite past time is anything to do with food.

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Hannah

Amazing photographs! Your outfit is awesome, I love the hat especially!
Have a great week!
xo
Hannah
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oomph.

oh, i totally get you…ever since (before) thanksgiving i haven’t exercised and i’m starting to feel really crappy in my clothes. i’m really sick right now, so hopefully that will help drop a few pounds. this is a beautiful place!

btw – the blazer from my last post is an older purchase…

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Amy S.

What a perfect outfit for Napa.

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cozbi

seattle weather is so ridiculously terrible today. ugh. i was instantly so jealous to see that you were in napa… sitting here at my comp… bundled up with extra shot coffee… its a damn good thing we are headed to cali at the end of may!
as far as the weight issue… ditto. constant struggle to be the size i want. food vs. body. due to neck issues car accident related, working out can be a complete ordeal, or else i’d be into it everyday! i am still battling with what exercise is good for me and what makes me wake up unable to turn my head for three days. the hard part is that i always tell myself “eat what you want, that is why you work out” but then i go to work out and remember how last week i was unable to move my head and had a godaweful headache from such… what to do?!?!?
you look lovely in your photos; just lovely. you look happy and enjoying life! here’s to finding that perfect balance of enjoying life and not ballooning eh?

in the same boat; cozbi

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yvonne

sorry to hear about your neck issues!! eek! i don’t have many excuses when it comes to exercising besides pure laziness. i just plain hate it. ha!

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Julie

Beautiful pictures. Nothing beats good sunshine.

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tiffany

you guys DROVE there?! Oh my. I would’ve killed somebody. Can’t stand long car rides. Can’t wait to hear about your trip! I <3 Napa for all the lovely-ness. Wine+foodie food is straight up my kind of heaven. More pictures please! 🙂

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yvonne

yea, we brought the shibas, so we had to drive. i don’t mind long car rides too bad.

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Emily

The pictures are lovely! You’ll get back to your regular weight in no time!

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Helen

great pic! i love the carneros inn too — we stayed there during our engagement weekend 🙂

i hear you on the food indulgence. i’m in china right now and i’ve definitely gained weight but the food is soooo worth it!

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yvonne

i dont have high hopes either, but we’ll see..

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yvonne

this one is actually kind of a piece of shit. it’s literally disintegrating before my eyes. at least it was only 7 bucks.

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Sher

oh, this is the perfect summer-y outfit! and the bungalow is too cute for words:)

xx

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yvonne

thanks! glad you found me too!

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Karolinka.cy

Photos are beautiful, another thing I like about your blog is honestly admitting your weight issues, bcs I am also strugling all my life to be thinner, but what can I say I am just the kind of girl that loves to eat:)

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yvonne

i know! i love to eat and be thin. unfortunately, they don’t go together.

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Richelle

Oh mylanta. Its picture perfect! I hope you took picture of the food! And I love the little bunnies in your Easter post! Happy Easter btw!

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yvonne

you know i did! this week is going to be food porn galore!

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Margaret

what a sweet home!
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx
take a peek at my latest giveaway while you’re at it!

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Blithely Unaware

These photos are so beautiful and make me WISH it was summer here 🙁 🙁 🙁 I am already sick of the cold weather, but love the fashion. It’s a catch 22.

Now following you on twwwwiiitteerrrr!!!

p.s I’m pretty much 10000% sure you didn’t put on that much weight, you look gorgeous!!!

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yvonne

these photos were at the beginning of the trip, so the weight gain is not as apparent…

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Lisa

Omg girl I heart caneros inn! I love eating at farm too and hanging out on the front porch hehe. Next time if you go back to napa you should stay at bardessono its my absolute fav hotel to stay at in napa!

Omg I did the cayenne lemonade diet before too.. Heh i hope you fair better the i did i need fooood! I was really bad this weekend too ugh..no carbs for me starting tomorrow!!!!

Looking forward to all your foodie posts! 🙂

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www.blahblahbecky.co.uk

That bungalow is adorable!

You look lovely to me, but there’s nothing worse than feeling horrible in yourself. No matter how many compliments you hear you just can’t believe them.

I tried that diet once, I didn’t last 1 day ^_^

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yvonne

i know, right? we’re always our own worst critics.

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