What to Wear Wine Tasting + My Early Access Nordstrom Anniversary Picks

What to Wear Wine Tasting | Style in a Small Town

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a week in California with some of my best girlfriends for a wine tasting trip! We had THE best time. I’m going to do a recap of all of the wineries and vineyards that we went to as well as some other activities that we did on vacation in an upcoming post. But for today I’m sharing this exact look that I wore on our first day wine tasting in Napa. 

What to Wear Wine Tasting | Style in a Small Town

What to Wear Wine Tasting | Style in a Small Town

Napa is known to be a little bit more upscale than Sonoma. So I opted for this bow blouse and Topshop a-line denim skirt. It was incredibly hot out that day, so sleeveless tops and skirts or shorts were a necessity. We went to roughly 6 different wineries and vineyards that first day. I say roughly because, well, we were wine tasting and after a few (or more) glasses of wine, regardless of the size, things start to get a little fuzzy! 😉 Don’t worry, though, we hired a driver to drive us around so no one had to be the DD.

What to Wear Wine Tasting | Style in a Small Town

What to Wear Wine Tasting | Style in a Small Town

This lightweight blouse was the perfect option for me, being that it’s flowy and not too constricting. Also, I have to tell you how AMAZING these sandals are!  Well, first of all, I have to give credit where credit is due. I’m not the one who discovered these amazing shoes. One of my favorite bloggers, Merrick, posted about them on her blog. As a mom of 2 adorable boys and a brand new baby, she said she’s worn them all day and never had a problem. So that was reason enough for me to try them!What to Wear Wine Tasting | Style in a Small Town

What to Wear Wine Tasting | Style in a Small Town

What to Wear Wine Tasting | Style in a Small Town

You can ask just about anyone who knows me and they’ll tell you that I’ve always said you’d never catch me wearing a pair of Crocs. Well, I definitely ate my words since these beauties are in fact made by Crocs. They hardly weigh a pound and they are so comfortable you feel like you’re walking on clouds! I have had a LOT of problems with my feet over the past year (hello plantar fascitis) and I’m only 32, so sacrificing style for comfort was going to be a big problem for me. So when I discovered these wedges I knew I had to try them!


One of the coolest things about them, is that you don’t have to buckle and unbuckle them. As you can see in the picture above, you adjust the buckle how you want it and then slip it through the open clasp on the other side of the strap! Genius!! Definitely another selling point for me!


Skirt: Topshop (new version here, love this one $30, lighter version, faded option $30) // Top: Old Navy (option here, here + here) // Sandals: Zappos (SO incredibly comfortable!) // Bag: Urban Expressions c/o (Use code UE25CG6P2 for 25% off!) // Bracelets: Boho Betty c/o here, here + here (Use code STYLEINASMALLTOWN for 20% 0ff!) // Earrings: Baublebar // Sunnies: Ray-Ban

In case you were wondering, this is NOT a sponsored post by Crocs. But I was able to walk around Napa all day in these wedges and at the end of the day, my feet had no blisters and no pain from wearing these babies. So they definitely get my full endorsement (for whatever that’s worth, lol!) and at around $50, I would highly recommend them! They also come in gray and black.

Before I go, I would be remiss not to tell you about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that just started yesterday, well early access did at least. If you read my post on Monday about it, you know that cardholders get to shop the sale 8 days earlier than the general public, when it’s released on July 22nd. So if you’re a current cardholder, you can shop my picks below. If not, no worries, they usually restock most items before it’s open to the public. So start filling your shopping carts now!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Best Shoes, Booties + Boots

Best Sweaters + Tops

Best Accessories + Handbags

So what’s on your shopping list for the sale? Any pieces that you’ve saved up for? Also, I’d love your thoughts on my vacation. Is there anything you have a question on that you want me to answer?

As always, thank you for reading + have a great weekend!

xoxo, Hillary

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  • Love this post so much! You’re so down to earth and inspiring! ☺️

    • Hillary

      Wow, thank you so much Emily! Have a great weekend! xx

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  • I love what you’ve selected from the #NSALE, great picks!

    • Hillary

      Thanks Anna! xx

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  • Perfect summer look – that top is so pretty and I love the TopShop skirt!
    The Nordstrom Sale looks amazing – thanks for sharing your picks!
    Julia x

    • Hillary

      Thanks Julia! There’s so much goodness this year in the sale! xx

  • Love your look and great Nordstrom picks! This sale is amazing!

    • Hillary

      Thank you Alicia! It sure is, I can’t believe I only found out about it a couple of years ago! xx

  • Love that top. Great look.

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    • Hillary

      Thanks Tanvi! xx

  • Love this outfit and can’t believe those wedges are crocs! Great picks on the sale, I can’t wait for public access next week!

    xo Bree

    • Hillary

      Thank you Bree! I know, I couldn’t believe it either! xx

  • Love the top! It looks like it could be nursing friendly too! Greats photos 🙂

    • Hillary

      Haha, it probably could! Thank you! xx

  • This is such a lovely summer outfit! I adore your top and it looks great paired with your button skirt and I LOVE those sandals, I would’ve never guessed they were Crocs, they’ve come a long way in their designs! I l also love your picks from the sale, too! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead, beauty!



    • Hillary

      Thank you Jalisa! You are always so sweet! I never thought I’d be caught dead in a pair of Crocs, but they have definitely come a long way! xx

  • Can’t believe those are Crocs! Love the buckle feature.

    Xo, Brianne

    • Hillary

      Isn’t that cool? At first I thought I broke them, then realized how it worked! Lol xx

  • Such a great look! Can’t believe those are Crocs! Like totally in shock right now haha

    xo Lacey

    • Hillary

      Lol – thanks Lacey! I couldn’t believe it either! xx

  • Love your Napa look! I adore that top and I might be persuaded to try these Crocs. Lol! Great picks on the sale. I went yesterday and wasn’t wowed but did find an awesome leopard bag and some OTK boots. 🙂


    • Hillary

      Thanks Kathrine! Let me know if you do. You won’t regret it! I’m all for the leopard bag! Can’t wait to see it! xx