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Hello everyone! Today’s look is super casual which is actually how I dress most of the time. I love how a pair of jeans and a simple tee from DSTLD can look chic and classy. A few things I love about the jeans are the fit and the fact that they are budget friendly. I added a simple black belt and these comfortable slides shoes from Linea Paolo to complete the look. I hope you like it.

Hello everyone! This past weekend my husband and I went to Napa Valley for a fun, weekend getaway. It was our first time there so we were not sure exactly what to expect. After flying in to Oakland we rented a car and drive an hour north into Napa Valley. We stayed at the Andaz hotel in the heart of downtown Napa. The hotel was great and features a wonderful outdoor terrace bar and restaurant on the 2nd floor that we will be sure to spend more time at on our next visit.

After checking in and a quick change we headed up to St. Helena to visit the beautiful V. Sattui Winery. It’s family owned and founded in 1885 with award winning wines, artisan deli and picnic grounds. Our tour gave us a little history behind how they make their wine and also the process of wine fermentation. We toured the grounds and vineyards which we cut short due to the blazing 109 degree day. But it was all worth it because we ended up int he cellar barrel room for some wine tasting which was a great way to end the afternoon. I especially loved their Sauvignon Blanc and Red Zinfandel. After the tasting they were kind enough to let us run around the grounds and take all the photos we wanted to.

That evening we had reservations to dinner at Cole’s Chop House which is a Classic American steak house just a short walk from the hotel. All I can say is the 10oz filet was one of the best steaks ever. Great atmosphere and service too.

If you haven’t gone to Napa before I highly recommend it. You may just want to consider going in the Fall or Spring when it is not as hot.

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Hello everyone! My favorite looks tend to be the ones you can wear pretty much anywhere for a variety of events and occasions. The focus here was styling this beautiful pair of jeans and making them stylish and work appropriate. Simply adding a crisp white blouse and blazer gives the entire outfit a bit of sophistication and flair. I also added this pair of gold tone sandals because they seemed to add a playful twist without going overboard. It’s definitely a look that can be taken from work to post-work happy hour with friends. I hope you like it!

Hi Everyone, It’s been a while since my last post but today I’m sharing one of my favorite summer looks with you guys. One thing I really love about this outfit is how chic and crisp it is. It is also perfect for a warm summer day. Here, I added a brown belt and slippers to create a cohesive look. Nothing says summer better than this beautiful, fun tote. I think adds the perfect touch (and some more stripes) to the entire look. I hope you like it!

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Hello Everyone! I’ve always been a fan of bags that are both fashionable and functional and this bag from Built New York definitely fits the bill. It’s made from a sleek, protective neoprene material that is easy to carry and is machine washable. What I love about this brand is that they carry a huge variety of styles, colors, patterns and sizes. In fact, I also found a cute, smaller bag that I use to take my lunch to work everyday. Whether you are looking for yourself or as a gift for someone else be sure to check out their website.