you may recall this dress from my post about neutrals earlier in the year. in thinking about what to pack for our trip, i knew it would be a great staple to bring along as it could be worn in a variety of occasions. in this case, i chose to wear it on our venture into the santa ynez valley for some midday wine tasting. the temperatures ended up being warm enough to forgo the jacket, but i love how well the classic black and white pattern pairs with dark-wash denim. i switched out my dark cedar-colored d’orsay flats in exchange for their ebony equivalent which i actually picked up when S and i stopped by the camarillo outlets on our way up to santa barbara. what can i say, when you find comfortable and well-made flats, you’re contractually obligated to get them in both colors.