Monday, April 25, 2016


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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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


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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