Hello November: October Faves & Raves

Fall has changed me for the better this year and I am hoping that as the new year approaches I can learn more about myself and improve in the coming months. Some things may stay the same but, many things … Continue reading

Wine Tour Ensemble

Part two of the anniversary trip I spoke of in my last post, is going to be a wine tour. Online there are numerous maps of areas in the Carolina’s that have vineyards and wineries near each other; you can literally just hop in the car and drive to four or five of them in a day. We plan on visiting two or three specific ones and doing a couple of tastings, eating at one of the on-site bistros, and just generally enjoying ourselves.

During this time of year in most states the weather can be a little fickle. For the most part, it’s still rather warm but, there can be cool mornings or nice afternoon breezes that make you wish for that go with the flow, “come what may” outfit. AND there are a few must-haves in a wardrobe I think I picked up just in time for this trip.

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One of my top picks for this fall was a new pair of black, skinny jeans. Believe it or not, I haven’t bought a pair since I was 16 and now that I have a baby, needless to say, I can’t fit into those ones anymore. Regardless, I have always thought these should be a staple in everyone’s closet.

Since the last time I purchased a pair of these puppies was when I was single and carefree I spent a fair amount of money on them– $60! Which was a ridiculous price then and now. I’m not against spending good money on a good pair of jeans but, with two kids and a wisdom tooth surgery to pay off, this time around I wasn’t looking to break the bank. I found these Denizen (a Levi’s brand) by pure happenstance on a rack in (no surprise) Target. They are curve hugging, show off all the best assets of a girl’s body, and have the perfect leg opening to show off some adorable shoes. These babies where considerably more reasonable in price– only $28. Plus, I like the fact that they have a little bit of a stretch, so that you can feel comfortable during all day wear.

The grey, semi-sheer tunic was a bit of a splurge for me. Still from Target but, I don’t like to pay $25 for a shirt. However, what really drew me to it were the fun details. The button sleeve, the mix of chiffon and jersey, the hi-lo hemline…etc. Super comfortable– like a slouchy, “mom” peplum that you can pull off even on your crummiest day. I am all about clothes that I can repurpose for going out or staying in as well. I can’t stand wasting a good outfit on a day that no one is going to acknowledge it!

I plan on pairing with these to basic pieces my favorite, stand-by sunglasses– Coach Aviators, which I got at a majorly discounted price when I was working at an eye doctor’s office a few years back. I believe that they retail for around $180. I got mine for around $75.

Last, but not least, the shoes. Simple and practical but, an essential to every woman who walks the earth– a patent leather, black pump. One of our dogs, the youngest, chewed up my lovely Jessica Simpson patent leather pumps, which were a gift from my mom, shortly after we got him and he was still in his “puppy stage”. I was heartbroken, of course, especially because those weren’t the only shoes that he gobbled up and destroyed. So, I took it upon myself to get a new pair to replace those I laid to rest over a year ago… The Michael Antonio ones in the photo (above) came from DSW.comย and were originally $40. Fortunately, because I am a member there, I had a coupon for $20 off and free shipping, which made buying these all the more pleasurable.

I don’t really feel like this ensemble really needs a lot of accessorizing, especially for a day of enjoying wine with the love of my life. A little arm candy is all one every really needs! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you guys have questions or suggestions feel free to leave me a comment below! ๐Ÿ™‚