Accidental Patriot

Date night is always the best night! For our most recent evening sans enfants, my husband and I finally visited one of California's best-known (non-Yosemite) tourist attractions: The Winchester Mystery House, in San Jose.

What a wild place! We had the best tour guide possible, and the stories she told about Sarah Winchester's staggeringly massive inheritance, spiritual torment, and lifelong heartbreak were some of the most fascinating tales I have heard in a long time, and so interesting as they hold a significant place in not only California's history, but that of the nation as well.  

It ended up being a very unexpectedly patriotic way to spend an evening. And following suit as an accidental patriot, I put together this red, white, and blue look without a conscious plan to salute the upcoming July holiday. I was especially glad I had the foresight to pack a pair of flat sandals for the tour portion of our date. We ended up walking over a mile inside of the mansion, and visiting 110 out of the 160 rooms in the house. Not the best place to wear your strappy stilettos!

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Hope you have a star-spangled long weekend!


Jacket (old) - Iisli * Shirt (similar) - Abercrombie & Fitch * Shorts - J.Crew * Bag (updated version) - Tory Burch * Shoes (similar) - Jimmy Choo