While it was a no-brainer what to wear to Per Se (black of course, it's New York after all), I was unnecessarily stressing over what to wear to French Laundry.
It's in Yountville (Napa area) so I wanted to look relaxed, but at the same time it's a Thomas Keller establishment, so I wanted to look finesse.
I didn't want to wear a solid dark color; it's summer after all and I read somewhere that the French Laundry does not have an AC in an effort to stay green.
I also didn't want to wear tight clothing; it's a 12-course tasting after all and the last thing I want is a bursting waistline before the pre-dessert is served!
The answer came in the form of a paisley maxi dress hanging in my closet for over a year now, waiting for the right moment to be showcased and strut around.
Other than the occasional I-look-like-I'm-preggo shot angles, it did do it's job:
to stay on until the last morsel of mignardises have been consumed!
Review of the restaurant coming soon!
DRESS: Trina Turk for Banana Republic paisley maxi.