The Road to Asti


I love nothing more than a quick getaway up north to Sonoma County to the little town of Asti. To get to Asti from San Francisco we jumped on the Golden Gate Bridge and headed north. The views from the bridge that day were just exceptional. It was a very clear day and it seemed as if the entire city was sailing on the bay. While the views from the bridge were exceptional the views from inside our car were the opposite! Picture three ladies (Ash, Dlo and Kat) and three dogs (Bear, Benji and Oscar) in a packed suburban! Once the dogs calmed down and the sparkling water (hello car sickness/hangover) kicked in we were good to go…about 30 minutes north of the city!
Now when most people think of Sonoma County they think of wine. There are some of the best wineries and restaurants in the world in Sonoma County. However, there is also when of the best T.J. Maxx stores in the world on the road to Asti! In the little town of Petaluma lies the ultimate T.J. Maxx. I have never been a #maxxinista, but when Dlo says we need to pullover in Petaluma, we pull over!
Inside the magical T.J. Maxx we found some AMAZING deals. We are talking major designers: Valentino, Alice + Olivia, Rag and Bone, DVF and Brian Atwood on the ‘runway’ racks as soon as you walk in. Now, we didn’t have a lot of time to shop because only service dog, Benji could join us in the store and the other dogs were un-patiently waiting for his in the car. We quickly hit the ‘runway’ racks, handbags, accessories, beauty and shoes! After a mini-marathon shopping spree I scored a pair of Valentino Mary Janes for $130 and Alice + Olivia shorts for $30! Dlo scored the DVF boots I am wearing for $99 and Ash went home with a cropped Ralph Lauren sweater for $10 and a ton of beauty products! This T.J. Maxx visit made me a major #maxxinista!
About a hour later we arrived in Asti and did what you are supposed to do in Sonoma County…drink wine and have a photo shoot!

IMG_0334Top: Zara (purchased at the sale)
Bottoms: Alice + Olivia via T.J. Maxx, Butterfly Shorts
Scarf: Uniqlo, Cashmere Scarf
Belt: J. Crew, Printed Calf Hair Belt
Tights: Uniqlo, Heattech Tights
Boots: DVF via T.J. Maxx, Black Suede Youth Tall Boots
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Original Wayfarer Sunglasses



  1. You look so beautiful!!! Every piece in this outfit is amazing! I love every one of them. I love T.J. Maxx and also Marshalls. I can imagine how the views from the bridge was really exceptional.

  2. I absolutely love wine country, the scene reminds me of Artessa Wines (which I think is Napa?). Anyways, it’s always a shopping high to find a TJ Maxx with great loot! If you are ever in DC, the Georgetown one definitely won’t disappoint. Love the shorts with tights and those boots are to die for! xo

  3. I love your outfit and those pictures are beautiful! I’m always nervous to wear shorts in the winter, but you styled them so well 🙂

  4. 102875 872847I cant say that I completely agree, but then again Ive never genuinely thought of it quite like that before. Thanks for giving me something to think about when Im supposed to have an empty mind even though trying to fall asleep tonight lol.. 130168

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