Monday, April 25, 2016

INCA STYLE

Soooooooo, it's been a minute. First, I caught the flu & then I headed to Peru, and now I'm back and feeling a bit under the weather again. Or maybe it's just post-vacation depression which I tend to suffer from. 

Ugh! At any rate, I had the most amazing time in Peru and I can't wait to tell you all about it! But for now I leave you with this picture of me & these beautiful Incan women & of course you can see lots more on my INSTAGRAM.

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NAPA STYLE

If you are visiting Napa in the spring, you never know what you are going to get in terms of weather. On this particular day it was freezing in the morning and low 70's & cloudy by the afternoon. So I suffered through the frigid morning temps with just a blazer and a scarf, hoping that my OTK boots would keep my whole body warm. They didn't, but I was fine :)

WEARING: blazer from nordstorm, scarf from tj maxx, banana republic jeans, unisa boots, furla bag

I have my favorite wineries in Napa that I visit regularly, including Clus Du Val, where I took these pictures. However, every time I go to Napa, I try to go to at least one new winery because there are so many, and I plan to hit them all :) On this trip, that new winery was BROWN ESTATE. Brown is one of the few black owned wineries in Napa Valley, and they have some of the best Zinfandel's I've tasted. 
 The wine tasting experience starts outside with a history of the family and a tour around the family home which is on the property, and then you are led into their beautiful wine cave made of marble, I believe (don't quote me on that). And  as you are walking through the wine cave, you look up and all of a sudden you are in an equally exquisite wine  tasting room.
The wine tastings are by appointment only, and they keep it very small and intimate. You see 4 glasses there, but I assure you they poured no less than 7 tastings for us. It's a special experience and I highly recommend it! 

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Monday, April 4, 2016

BLACK & WINE

I stuck to what I said in my last post & I went with a black dress with pops of, color (wine specifically) last Sunday for Easter. And speaking of wine, if you follow me on INSTAGRAM and/or Snapchat (@iamsimplychic) you know that I gave up alcohol for Lent, along with sweets & chips...basically all things delicious. And since being off the wagon last Sunday, I've been to Napa TWICE!  Ay yai yai. Don't judge me. More on that in my next post!

WEARING: VALETTE dress, aldo shoes (NOT TOO SIMILAR BUT HOTTT), thrifted belt

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Monday, March 21, 2016

WHAT TO WEAR: EASTER SUNDAY


Hey lovelies. Happy Holy Week! Whether you go to church once in a blue moon or every Sunday you want to look your best on Easter Sunday, right? I'm thinking this year I'll wear a black dress that has some pops of color in it, but today I am showing you a more traditional Easter look. I'm sure the church will be full of pink this Sunday, but how many people will be pattern mixing? What do you plan to wear?

WEARING: gap trench, j crew shirt, thrifted skirt, loui vuitton bag, jean michel cazabat pumps

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Monday, March 14, 2016

SHOE GAME

When your overall style is simple yet chic, you must have a strong shoe game! Cause a pair of jeans with a white top (my uniform) can be seen as just plain boring simple, until you add the right shoe — and jacket. Thank you Zara for both. Happy Monday folks! 

WEARING: zara jacket & mules, blouse from nordstrom, necklace from dsw, sunnies from target, gap jeans
WORN TO: work


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Sunday, March 6, 2016

OTK

 I've been wanting over-the-knee boots since last year, and now that I have some, I am living in them! 
My favorite way to wear them is just as I have them here  paired with a mini baby doll dress. 
With over-the-knee boots, I think it's easy to look overtly and/or overly sexy, and hey if that's the look you are going for no judgement here. But a short, long sleeve, flowy dress with these boots is more my speed.

WEARING: banana republic heart dress (SIMILAR, FUN PRINT) unisa over the knee boots (VERY SIMILAR), tree of life necklace via etsy (VERY SIMILAR)
WORN TO: diddy's party during superbowl weekend


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P.S. - This is what happens when your photog brings her niece to the shoot #love...

Monday, February 22, 2016

I HAVE THIS THING WITH LEOPARD

As I'm scrolling through the pictures in this post, I realize just how crazy obnoxious leopard really is. And guess what? It's still my all time favorite print! 

WEARING: banana republic wrap dress (ALMOST IDENTICAL), isola shoes, target sunnies, thrifted clutch
WORN: on valentine's day

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Also now realizing this dress might a be a combination of leopard and cheetah. Happy Monday!

Monday, February 15, 2016

BORDEAUX

My mom and I hosted a wine tasting party last month, and what better to wear than bordeaux faux fur? Happy Monday friends. I hope you had the day off! 

WEARING: limited top (SIMILARVEST VERSION), american eagle faux fur vest (SIMILAR VERSION), banana republic pants, mojo moxy bow pumps, neiman marcus bag, necklace from nordstrom

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