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California Dreaming

August 2, 2018

It has just been a little over a week since I returned from my amazing trip to California wine country. To say it was amazing would be an understatement! I have never been to California and was blown away at how beautiful it was and the weather is all it is cracked up to be. I could get use to the no humidity thing! Our trip was full of gorgeous views and amazing wine and food! I was thrilled to get to wear some of the great pieces we have in the store and they fit in perfectly amongst the beautiful backdrop.

DAY 1

Our first day was predominantly a travel day but because of the time difference it was only around noon when we arrived in Los Olivos. Los Olivos is about 45 minutes north of Santa Barbara. My in-laws, who were so sweet to bring us on this trip, said that the Central Coast region (where we were) is what Napa was 30 years ago. It is much less developed and a lot less people (just my speed) but has amazing vineyards. The house where we stayed was to die for and had an infinity pool/hot tub overlooking the most gorgeous scenery. My husband and I had our coffee every morning in the hot tub while taking in the views (something else I could get use to)! The first night we went to an amazing italian restaurant called S.Y. Kitchen. This was probably my favorite meal and I had the most delicious fresh pineapple and basil mojito ( ok….I actually had 2, they were that good). I wore one of my favorite pieces in the store right now, Zimmermann’s Laelia High Neck Floral Dress. It is a lightweight linen fabric and features the most beautiful color palette. It is my favorite length – a midi – and has such a romantic feel that only seemed appropriate given the setting! I paired it with some fun Sachin and Babi earrings, a Jerome Dreyfuss Remi bag and a pair of Rachel Zoe heels I have had for a couple years that are comfortable and look great with everything!

DAY 2

We started day 2 at Firestone Vineyard (remember Andrew Firestone from the Bachelor?…his family started the vineyard). This tasting was a great way to start out the trip. We toured the facility and vineyard and they walked us thru the process of how wine is made and everything that goes into it! I learned a lot from this tasting and the wines weren’t so bad either! I wore an Ulla Johnson dress with a Rag and Bone hat and casual black strappy Aquzzura sandals. I wanted to dress up but also wanted to be comfortable and this was the perfect dress to achieve both. I knew this dress would transition perfectly later in the day when it was time to get dinner. I paired it with another Jerome Bag (I can’t get enough of his bags) and my trusty Lizzie Fortunato Modern Craft Earrings that I wear with everything and some Le Specs sunglasses.

Next we headed to my favorite tasting of the trip at Gainey Vineyard. There we did a blindfold challenge where we had to rely solely on taste and smell to identify white wines from red and then more specifically what types of each. We all had such a great time with this one and my husband was the only one who got all of the wines right (we are a wee bit competitive with each other so this pains me to even type that statement haha).

 

Day 3

On our third day we went to Rusack Vineyard and this was by far my favorite vineyard we visited on the trip. They had the most gorgeous sitting area with the most phenomenal views. We were able to sit and relax and take it all in while we did the tasting. This is a spot that locals love to come to and on Saturdays you can bring your own lunch and sit for hours sipping on vino and taking in the scenery. If I lived in this area I would definitely be a regular! I wore another super romantic Zimmermann dress and instead of wearing the matching tie belt I added some contrast with one of Lizzie Fortunato’s fabulous belts. I opted for my Modern Craft earrings again (they go with EVERYTHING and don’t hurt my ears even after wearing them all day) and slipped on some Free People sandals that have the perfect height heel. And shocker….I carried another Jerome bag. This one is a pretty pink hue.

DAY 4

On our last day we decided to head farther North to Paso Robles, a place that is special to my husband and I. This is the place where our 5 year old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Deacon, was born. Several years ago we took a weekend trip to Asheville to celebrate my birthday. We were at a neat wine bar and my husband saw they had a Brochelle red zinfandel on the menu from Paso Robles. Because we had gotten Deacon there he decided to order a glass. We both took a taste and instantly it became one of our favorite wines and still is to this day. We figured since we were going to be so close to the area we had to make a day trip to their tasting room. It was great and we got to try some of their other wines which were also very good. On our way back to the house we stopped in Pismo Beach to eat lunch. I have never seen the Pacific Ocean in person so I had to document! Since I knew we would be in the car a good bit I decided to wear this super comfortable Zimmermann jumpsuit. It comes with a self tie but I wore it flowy with no tie which added to the comfortability. I paired it with the same Lizzie earrings I wore almost everyday, my Aquazzura flats, Rag and Bone hat and the green leopard Remi bag by Jerome Dreyfuss.

It was such an amazing time with family in this beautiful place and I will cherish the memories made forever! Now, excuse me while I go daydream about that pool and those views!

 

 

 

 

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True Blue

June 8, 2017

  1. Tibi Savanna Crepe Sleeveless Top
  2. Mignonne Gavigan Mandarin Fish Necklace and Taylor Earrings
  3. Mara Hoffman Lace Up Mini Dress in Cobalt
  4. Rag and Bone Adira Sweater in Ultramarine
  5. Alexis Lucia Dress in Floral Embroidery
  6. Kendra Scott Tatiana Necklace in Turquoise
  7. BCBG Kaley Bell Sleeve Top
  8. Alexis Minika Dress in Blue Embroidery
  9. Tibi Off the Shoulder Top in Morning Blue
  10. Alexis Briley Dress
  11. Mara Hoffman Lace Up Mini Dress in Blue Multi
  12. Sachin and Babi Coconut Earrings in Light Blue
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NYC Day 1

September 20, 2016

We started off day 1 of market at the Coterie and it was busy, busy, busy! We saw almost 16 different lines and our heads are still spinning at how beautiful Spring 2017 looks thus far. Below are some of the highlights from the day!

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Sachin + Babi was breathtaking! They always have the most beautiful dressy pieces and the detailing is amazing!

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Another gorgeous look from Sachin + Babi’s Spring presentation.

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Great prints at Equipment!

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Rachel Pally offered some fun prints in some oh so comfortable fabrics and silhouettes!

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Some of the dazzling styles at Kendra Scott!

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Rachel Zoe had some awesome statement pieces!

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Line up at Alice + Olivia!

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Loving this color palette at Rebecca Minkoff!

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Rebecca Minkoff fun clutches!

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It doesn’t get much more fun than this pom pom story at Rebecca Minkoff!

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Color, color, color at M Missoni!

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Some of our favorites at M Missoni!

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Great print at Trina Turk!

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Mignonne Gavigan Tassel Earrings. They come in an array of colors and are a great price point!

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Pretty blues at Mignonne Gavigan!

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BCBG was amazing and had so many wearable, versatile pieces!

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More BCBG!

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We saw so many great, wearable shoes! These are Joie!

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(left) Strappy sandal by Joie (right) Fringe tie up sandal by Bernardo

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Rachel Zoe’s shoe collection featured great pops of gold!

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Shop our Charleston Fashion Week 2016 Looks!

April 22, 2016

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Look 1 (Left) – Zimmermann Halter Top and Floral Skirt, Mignonne Gavigan Watercolor Stripes Necklace

Look 2 (Center) – By Malene Birger Embellished Dress

Look 3 (Right) – Sea NY Snowflake Lace Top, Sea NY Linen Culottes

 

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Look 4 (Left) – Zimmermann Mischief Stud Smock Dress

Look 5 (Center) – ALC Ombre Midi Dress

Look 6 (Right) – By Malene Birger Textured Top and Skirt, Mignonne Gavigan Georgeanna Necklace

 

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Look 7 (Left) – Zimmermann Belle Top

Look 8 (Center) – By Malene Birger Sweater Dress, Mignonne Gavigan Necklace

Look 9 (Right) – By Malene Birger Dress and Jacket

 

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Look 10 (Left) – Sachin and Babi Caftan

Look 11 (Center) – Zimmermann Belle Tank, Matison Stone Stone Vest, Zimmermann Lotte Pleated Skirt

Look 12 (Right) – ALC Mara Maxi, Mignonne Gavigan Le Charlot Pearl Necklace

 

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Look 13 (Left) – Tibi Tie Jumpsuit

Look 14 (Center) – Tibi Eyelet Maxi and Bomber Jacket

Look 15 (Right) – Sea NY Embroidered Dress

 

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Look 16 (Left) – Megan Park Floral Dress, Mignonne Gavigan Bow Necklace

Look 17 (Center) – Isabel Marant Etoile Saphir Dress

Look 18 (Right) – Zimmermann Halter Dress

 

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Look 19 (Left) – Zimmermann Pleated Dress, Mignonne Gavigan Necklace

Look 20 (Right) – Sachin and Babi Tiered Gown