Embroidered Dress + Sakroots Giveaway: Temecula, California

She appears and disappears at will, you must be thinking. My blogger alter ego has had to take a backseat to watch my PhD self go into overdrive lately, but I can't complain as exciting professional changes are soon to come! Travel in the midst of all this busy-ness has thrown a curve-ball, but I've been enjoying some California sunshine this past week as a presenter at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego. I bring this up for kindred souls feeling like aliens observing the human race for the first time since the US presidential election, as I'd like to share the comfort I've received in watching my scientific community rally together against what is undoubtedly to be a scientifically, if not otherwise, regressive climate these next few years. I found hope for progression amongst ~30,000 neuroscientists from all over the world this past week, and so should you. :) 

Done with work, I'm off to play with the hubs in the Bay Area for the next couple of days, but not before I share an amazing giveaway! Leading up to Thanksgiving, Sakroots is giving away one product from their gorgeous handbag collection every single day as part of the 24 Days of Thanks Giveaway. I'm happy to be hosting today's giveaway, featuring this beautiful tote bag that's perfect for work and play. Head over to my Instagram to find out how to participate! Otherwise, make sure to check out the Sakroots website for a whole range of wardrobe and home accessories, all featuring artwork and traditional fabrics from around the world. 

We snapped these pictures at Wilson Creek Winery in Temecula, a short drive from San Diego and a wonderful way to spend a free afternoon! The warm summery weather had me reaching for this dreamy embroidered thrift find, which I topped with a navy suede vest for just a touch of fall. :)

Stay tuned for the remainder of Colorado posts, soon to be followed by lots of California ones!
Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!
XO Sushmitha :)

         Dress: Thrifted (Love this one)

         Vest: Thrifted (Love this blazer version)

         Bag: c/o Sakroots