Napa Outfit: H&M Striped Skirt and Zara Leather Crop Top


Two weeks before our around-the-world trip ended, Mr. Wonderful asked, “Besides friends and family, what are you most looking forward to about being home?”

I thought of sushi, ramen, and Whole Foods. I thought of my bed. All things I love.

“My closet,” I replied, with a smile. After living out of a suitcase for 6+ months, I looked forward to creating outfits again. There’s only so much you can do with a pair of hiking pants, two pairs of jeans, two sweaters, and a handful of tops.


Patterns! Colors! My leather jacket! Seeing my old clothes and shoes made me realize how much I have missed this part of me. The fashion possibilities have reopened.

The other day, we decided to play tourist to our own Northern California and took a day trip to Napa. I, of course, fully dressed up for the occasion.


“Wow,” Mr. Wonderful said approvingly, as I slipped on a pair of red pumps. “Did you really used to dress like this? Are these really your clothes?” I rolled my eyes at him and we continued our day with wine, cheese and basking in the sun. Some people spend money in order to visit California. I get to call it home.

It’s good to be back.

IMG_4148H&M striped skirt (similar, sale!), Zara faux leather top (similar, bargain), Nine West Flax pumps

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  1. says

    Cute top – love the sheen! And to Mr. Wonderful’s comment….yes, you did used to dress like that! But also you used to wear normal people comfy clothes some of the time too (and still do). I’ve seen it with my own eyes a couple of times. 😛 haha. Glad you got to have a fun day trip!

  2. says

    Oh wow it’s been so long since I’ve heard from you! It looks like you went on an incredible trip and now you’re back! Your traveling photos are incredible and it sounds like you had a fantastic time! I’m sure it’s always nice to be back and sleep in your own home. You look great and refreshed in your outfit!


    • lifeunrefined says

      I know…I really wrestled with blogging more while I traveled, but in the end I felt like I needed to soak up every minute of my trip instead of writing in a hotel room. But now I’m back, and thanks for staying with my blog and reading! :)

  3. says

    Hi Jen, thanks for visiting my blog. 6 months of traveling around the world? What a dream! But I also know what it’s like to live the nomadic life and live out of a suitcase, and to long for finally have a closet to fill with my dream wardrobe! Great look, by the way. The red heels with the striped skirt is such eye candy.


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