Ravenswood And The Color Block Skirt

A couple of weeks ago, we spent the morning at Ravenswood, a historical site, here in Livermore. I have always loved visiting this place and someday plan to possibly host our renewal of vows there…..someday. The entire property is beyond gorgeous. We were able to explore inside the main house that exudes this amazing retro feel as well as the acres of lush garden and trees this property provides. We did not venture into the vineyards for fear my shoes would end up mud blocks since it had rained earlier in the week. Just another excuse to make another trip there soon.


One of the many beautiful spots on this property is the large wrap around porch. It has a very East Coast feel to it and I must say I feel completely at home here. In fact, when can I move in?! Built in the 1870’s, this place used to be one of the larger early vineyards in Livermore producing 500,000 gallons of wine per year. If interested, check out the free tours given by costumed docents on the second and fourth Sunday each month. They also hold an annual old-fashioned ice cream social one day in August. We plan to take the kids there this year.


Now about this outfit, right? Can I just say, this skirt has to be my favorite skirt I have ever worn. The best part about it besides the colorful candy stripes, is that it has side pockets! This is a big factor for me when I am looking to buy a new skirt or dress. I can easily hide my keys, chapstick, my kids granola bar…wink wink, inside. I wore it with a ruffle wrap top by Sea, linked below, as well as some nude sandals. I could easily blog about how wonderful this top is as well. It literally can go with anything and I imagine I will wear it weekly for a while. How cute is this clutch?! It’s the perfect size and comes in different embroidered styles like ice cream, coconuts, and palm trees. My sunglasses are an older version, but check out The Real Real where they have them for a fraction of the price AND they have a 20% code right now! Stay tuned for more pictures from inside Ravenswood later in the week!

Outfit Details:

Top  |  Sea

Skirt  |  MDS Stripes or (here)

Sandals  |  See by Chloe

Clutch  |  Hat Attack

Sunglasses  |  Valentino



  1. Jennifer Tilley | 14th Apr 17

    I enjoyed reading your post April. It takes me back to when I lived in Livermore, pretty close to the Ravenswood winery actually! It’s such a picturesque setting and you look so lovely. I can see why you would want to have your vows renewed there!

  2. Liz | 16th Apr 17

    Love, love the skirt! This outfit makes me want to visit a winery ASAP!

  3. Emily Brillanti Fowler | 18th Apr 17

    Love this skirt so much! Perfect for spring and summer – and agree with you 100% on the pockets!

  4. Rebecca | 19th Apr 17

    Love anything with pockets as well, so I totally get you. You look so beautiful and loved reading your post.

  5. Sincerely Ophelia | 20th Apr 17

    What a gorgeous look. I love that color block skirt. I think it appeals to the eyes! scsister here so following you on IG and bloglovin’ !

    XOXO // Check out my latest post if you like 😉
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | TREND ALERT: Off the Shoulder Tops Galore

  6. Lynlee | 24th Apr 17

    Such a cute summery outfit! I Love this post

  7. krissy | 25th Apr 17

    those colors look SO good on you!!

    xx krissy

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