California Vacation Pt. III

Top, Pants,Earrings,& Scarf:XXI//Sandals:Target//Purse:Banana Republic//Sunnies:Target//Watch:Dolce & Gabbana//Bracelets:Assortment

Happy Tuesday lovelies!!! I am finally back in sunny south Florida and I started back to work yesterday. School starts next Monday so myself as well as other teachers are busy decorating our classrooms, attending staff meetings and catching up with our co-workers in our spare time. But before I place my California vacation pictures into a personal photo album, I wanted to share with you all a few pictures that I snapped while visiting Napa Valley this past Friday.

The weather in Napa was the complete opposite of San Francisco temperature as you can see by my light clothing attire. I knew prior to heading to Napa that the weather would be warmer so I opted for a pair of dark coral skinny leg linen pants. These pants were purchased about a month back and I knew they would be perfect for my California vacation. I am a fan of linen pants during the spring and summer time. Linen pants are light and can be paired with a number of tops which is a win win for me! I threw on the scarf to include another color to my look which as you can see I later placed in my purse because of the Napa heat.

My wrap around straw bag is one my favorite purchases this summer! I love and adore Banana Republic’s Factory store in Sawgrass and Dolphin Mall. They always have amazing pieces at amazing prices. Two months ago I noticed this purse and it was originally priced at $49.99. I had just purchased a bigger straw bag two weeks prior so I didn’t feel the need to have two at the time. But I still loved the purse and I knew that BR has great sales so I decided to wait and purchase it at a discounted price. Sure enough I went in about two weeks ago and the purse was in the clearance section marked down to $14.99…SOLD!! It is spacious and the yellow trim on the sides is an added bonus.

Grapes that were grown from at the Robert Mondavi Winery!

A vineyard and a view!

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My family and I visited 4 vineyards and Sterling was the most impressive, informative, and enjoyable!

ASW in front of the beautiful view!

My sister’s infamous pose lol.

Thanks for reading and supporting my blog. I truly appreciate your support and lovely comments. I hope you all have a terrific Tuesday ✌.

With Love,

Ashley

California Vacation Part II

Good Morning ASW readers!! I hope everyone’s day got off to a great start! It’s quite early over here on the west coast so my day hasn’t really started yet. In a few hours my family and I will be leaving San Francisco to head over to Napa Valley better known as Wine Country. This will be my first time traveling to Napa so I am curious to see what this city looks like. Before I head out to my next destination I would like to show you pictures from the tour that we were on yesterday morning and afternoon.

The photo above ↑ is the house where the movie Mrs. Doubtfire was taped. (I love that movie)

Top:Target//Pants:Free People//Jacket:Loehmann’s//Boots:OLD//Earrings:Miami Accessory shop//Purse:Forest and Culver (Here)

As I informed you all yesterday, it is quite chilly in the bay area so I have no choice but to bundle up. Looking back over my outfit, I notice that I am wearing earth tones which are my absolute favorite. They are easy to mix and compliment my skin pretty well. I love my Free People cargo pants. I purchased them this past spring and I have worn this pair on many occasions. My boots are 6 years old…yea I know I probably need to retire them but they are my favorite because they are easy to put on and they go with so many of my fall and winter outfits.

A few of you may know that I have won several giveaways in the past year. About three months ago, I entered a giveaway to win a Hobo handbag valued at $378 courtesy of Purse Pixie and Forest & Culver. Shortly after entering the contest, I received an email congratulating me on becoming the new owner of the bag. I was ecstatic. This is the biggest item that I have won so far and its perfect for the fall and winter season. The purse is quite spacious and has various compartments for small items that I want to keep separate and not misplace. I am very thankful for this purse and this bag will be shown plenty of times in the next couple of months.

At the de Young Museum! 

Golden Gate Bridge!
My sister and I near the Golden Gate Bridge! It was very windy and cold so we had to snap pictures quickly and head back to the tour bus.

The Alcatraz Prison which was open from 1934-1963.

My tasty ceasar salad and clam chowder bread bowl.

Before entering Alcatraz cell housing

Can you spot my sister and mom in this photo? Everyone is listening to an audio tour guide which allows you to view the prison in an organized fashion. My father on the other hand roamed the prison at his own leisure, not following the instructions given by the audio tour guide.

Could you imagine living in this prison, in a cold cell, every single night with no access to the outside world? Some of the actual inmates who helped tell the story informed us that in the many years living in this prison no family members came to visit them or sent any letters.

I’m standing outside of an Alcatraz facility and the San Francisco Bay skyline is directly behind me. Isn’t it beautiful?

Well folks, I hope you all have a great Thursday and thanks for stopping by.

*ASW’s Entrepreneur Spotlight will be postponed until next Friday!

With Love,

Ashley

California Vacation Part I

Good Morning lovely readers!! I hope everyone has had a great week so far! As you all know my family and I headed to San Francisco this past Monday for a little vacation before school starts back. I have taken a couple of pictures since I’ve been here and I plan to take more today since we are going on a three hour tour which includes us traveling to about six different tourist attractions. Below are pictures that I took Monday and Tuesday. As you can see the weather here is the complete opposite of Miami, Florida lol. Sweaters, boots, scarves are a must in San Francisco. Enjoy ↓

My sister and I after having brunch!

Sweater: Express//Jeans & Headband: XXI// Boots: Nine West//Necklace: Beya//Earrings: Gift from sister//Bracelets: Assortment//Watch: D&G

I was so excited about wearing my lime green sweater that I recently purchased from Express. It is so comfortable and it kept me warm! I bought this headband at Forever 21 a few weeks ago and I thought it would be perfect for those days when I don’t feel like wearing my hair done and want to spice up my simple pony tail. I absolutely love and adore wearing boots. They are so comfortable and fun to wear! These Nine West boots were purchased about two years ago and I have gotten a lot of use out of them. They keep my legs very warm since they are knee length boots.

My family enjoying their Ghirardelli Ice cream!! LOL!

Well it is pretty early over in San Fran so I plan to get started with my day and I hope that you all enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by ✌.

XoXo,

Ashley