Off to the wineries

I wore this for a quick trip to some local wineries….

At the #winery the other day #chateauobrien #applewine #vineyard #wineglass #nikond5100 #50mm #wino #nikon

We stopped at Chateau O’Brien for their apple wine, Naked Mountain Vineyard(my fav) and Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn.

I’m wearing a Topshop Smart Lux BlazerYumi Kim Helen Dress (love this!)Zara Pointed Flats, & Nixon ‘the Spur’ Watch(similar)

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Have you been to any wineries lately? Which ones are your favorite?

 

XO

 


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This week’s style picks

Here are a few things i’m lusting over this week…

I spotted a Rails LA shirt on  @Chrisellelim’s Instagram a few days ago and decided to give the brand a closer look.  I checked out their Clothes on Revolve and fell in love with this shirt.  It would be perfect for layering with other pieces this fall and winter.

RAILS Hunter Button Down in Wine/White

RAILS  Hunter Button Down in Wine/White stylists picks

I’m pretty sure I need a new pair of basic skinny jeans.  I’ve been wearing my Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny Jeans for the past two years and its time for something new, something different. I love Rag & Bone Jeans so my next pair will either be these (spotted here) or these

RAG & BONE/JEAN The Skinny Stratham stylist pick best jeans ever

This is another Instagram find.  I picked up this chic & cheap Threshold™ Gold Snake Print Embossed Serving Tray from Target yesterday and I can’t wait style it.

Threshold™ Gold Snake Print Embossed Serving Tray stylist pick home decor table styling

’tis the season…. for pumpkin spice!  This is one of the first things I buy when it gets chilly outside.  There’s nothing better than smoking pumpkin spice shisha on a crisp fall day.

I love the Fanstasia pumkin spice (buy here) but the Starbuzz Pumpkin Pie is great as well (buy here)

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One thing that is missing in my wardrobe is quality sweaters.  Everlane makes quality items at great prices.  I have already envisioned so many outfits I can create with this Seed Stitch Box Cut Sweater.

P.S. They also make great(cheap) t-shirts

Everlane The Seed Stitch Box Cut

When I was in London I picked up three Nails Inc. polishes on a whim;  Bruton StreetJermyn Street, and Tate.  I didn’t know what to expect, but I tried them and their amazing! They’re even better than Essie!  The application is smooth, the brush is perfect,  and they dry super fast.  You can find them at Sephora in the States.  I will be picking up this sample pack soon.

NAILS INC. Neutral Colour Collection

Nails Inc Neutral Collection Stylists top Picks

I love Amanda Uprichard‘s dresses and this one is gorgeous

Amanda Uprichard Everyday Dress

Amanda Uprichard Everyday Dress Stylist's pick

Isn’t she Lovely?! I love the detailing.

Rebecca Taylor Clip Dot Blouse

Rebecca Taylor Clip Dot Blouse stylist's pick

I’m always on the hunt for winter appropriate dresses.  I love this Checked Dress from Zara and fits into this fall’s plaid trend.

Zara Checked Dress Stylist's pick

I’m trying to read more motivational/non-fiction books.  I want to read this and this after they were recommended by Big Sean and a few other very successful people.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your DreamsAsk and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires

P.S. you can always check out what I’m currently reading on Goodreads

What are some of your must haves this week?

XO

 


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Travel Diary: 24 hours in Iceland

I just got back from my European vacation last week.  It was a whirlwind trip and we made stops in Iceland, Paris, and London.

While I was researching plane tickets I noticed that IcelandAir had some of the lowest fares for flights to Europe.  All of their flights stop in Iceland on the way to/from Europe.  To promote tourism in Iceland you can extend your layover when you fly there by up to 7 days without paying for any additional airfare.  That sealed the deal for me, i’m always down to add another stamp to my passport.

We took a red eye from Dulles to Reykjavik and we landed at 6AM in Iceland.  The suns was just beginning to rise and the landscape was beautiful.

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We started our trip by exploring Reykjavik….

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We got our luggage and headed to the Flybus desk.  Flybus offers a bus service to the Reykjavik BSI bus terminal for around $16 US per person.  Reykjavik is about a 45 min bus ride from the airport.  We stored our luggage at the BSI bus terminal while we went exploring.

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I stopped in a coffee shop and learned about thier national dish, sheeps head.  #nothanks

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The first thing we had to do was find breakfast.  Most of the restaurants in Reykjavik were closed when we arrived at 8 AM. we walked around for awhile and eventually we found one.

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They offered a very generous breakfast that we split between 2 people for around $15.

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After we finished eating we headed towards the Main Attraction, Hallgrímskirkja, which is one of the coolest looking church’s i’ve ever seen.

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The view inside…

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and the view from the top…

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After this we headed back to the Bus terminal to get our luggage and to head to the Blue Lagoon.   I believe the bus to the lagoon cost around $15 per person.  I was ridiculously jet-lagged so I took a nap on our way to the lagoon and woke up to this…

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We stayed in the Blue Lagoon Clinic Hotel.  The hotel has a clinic for people with skin issues like psoriasis, but they keep 15 rooms set aside for tourists.  They also have their own private lagoon that hotel guests can use from 8-10am and 8-10pm.

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We explored the hotel for a bit. This is the view of our room…

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Lava fields forever…

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The hotel is a short 10 minute walk to the main lagoon…

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They give you silica mud masks to put on your face….

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By the time I came back from the main lagoon it was after 8, So I got an inner tube and hung out in the clinic’s private lagoon until 10.

I was hoping to see the northern lights while we were there, but it wasn’t in the forecast.  I overheard someone who said that they had seen them the night before. Hopefully I will get to see them the next time I visit.

We woke up at 4AM the next morning to catch our 7AM flight to Paris.  The hotel laid out one of the best continental breakfasts i’ve ever had just for us to eat before we left.

Overall, I would say that Iceland was surprisingly one of the best travel experiences i’ve ever had.  I’m pretty sure I will stop there every time I go to Europe.

Is there anything else you would like to know about Iceland?

Feel free to ask any questions below, I’d be happy to answer them!

P.S. stay tuned for my Paris & London travel diaries.

All pictures were take by Me and My Love using a Nikon D5100 or an Iphone 4s,  additional photos can be found on My Flickr.

XO

 


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This week’s style picks

Yesterday was the first day of fall.  The temperature is dropping I am craving some new goodies for to keep me warm. This fall I am really into Black and white with pops of red. Here are a few things that I’ve been lusting over this week….

The Dolce Vita Giya Loafers.  You can get them at Nordstrom or Anthropologie.  I tried these on yesterday and they look so smart.  They would go great with leggings and chunky knit sweaters.

Dolce Vita Giya Loafers Stylist picks

I NEED these shoes in my life.  I have been drooling over the Giuseppe Zanotti Lace-Up Suede Gladiator High-Heel Sandals ever since I saw them on Song of Style, but they were a little too pricey for me.  Then I saw Tuula Vintage wearing a very similar but cheaper pair and I had to have them.  You can find them here, or you can get an even cheaper version here.

Windsor Smith Gillie Heels tuula vintage song of style giuseppe zanotti lace up gladiator sandals

I picked up this ASOS Blouse a few days ago.  It’s currently sold out, but Zara does something Similar.

ASOS Blouse With V-Neck In Mono Color Block black white stylists pick

Isabel Marant is one of my favorite designers.  I recently came across the red version of her infamous dicker boots.  The price is a bit steep, but I will definitely purchase them if the price goes down.

ISABEL MARANT DICKER BOOTs red Bordeaux Stylist picks

These By Boe Half Moon Threader Earrings are so unique.  I spied them on the Azalea’s Website you can also get them here

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This BB DAKOTA Elle Heather French Terry Wrap would be a great addition for the fall.  It will keep you warm and stylish at the same time.

BB DAKOTA Elle Heather French Terry Wrap Revolve Clothing Stylists Picks

I really wanted this BARDOT Vegan Leather Asymmetric Skirt but it’s already sold out in my size.  Hopefully they will restock it.

BARDOT Vegan Leather Asymmetric Skirt stylist picks revolve clothing

I stopped into Blue Mercury recently and smelled this lovely Wasabi Pear Candle by Nest.

“The wasabi pear classic candle by nest fragrances includes notes of anjou pear and fresh, ozonic watery notes are infused with the essence of wasabi.”

Delicious!

NEST Fragrances NEST01-WP Wasabi Pear Scented Classic Candle Home stylist picks fall

Our Favorite Man Repeller just released her first book, Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls.  I read the kindle sample and I know this will be a good read.

Man Repeller: Seeking Love. Finding Overalls. [Kindle Edition] leandra medine stylist picks

Finally, we can top it off with a fabulous vampy red lipstick.  I heard that Mac released their “Retro Matte” Collection.  I wanted to get the Fixed On Drama Lipstick after seeing it on ulovemegz, but it is sold out already.  MouldyFruit blogged about the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Dark Berry and it looks promising.  Diva by MAC is another great alternative.

MAC Lipstick in Fixed on Drama stylist picks SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain in Dark Berry - satin blackberry wine MAC Lipstick in Diva stylists picks

 

 

 

 

 

What are some of your must haves this week?

XO

 


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My Favorite Juice for Weight Loss

I’ve been juicing a lot more lately, mostly for weight loss.  As I was flipping through one of my favorite Juicing books, Juicing Recipes From Fitlife.TV Star Drew Canole For Vitality and Health, I noticed a recipe that is recommended for weight loss and I decided to give it a try.  It’s called the Green Juices Recipe Energizer.  I tried it a few times and it really does work.  It’s delicious, it tastes like a Mean Green Juice with pizazz.

The day after I drink this I feel like my problem areas have slimmed down and the number on the scale is lower.  It’s made with fennel, which tastes a bit like licorice. Fennel is an interesting veggie and I’ve never come across it until I needed for this recipe, I hear that its also great roasted.  All of the other ingredients are the usual suspects you would find in a green juice.  I just chop everything up before I put it through my Big Boss Juicer (A Few Alternatives). Try it out and let me know what you think.

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Green Juices Recipe Energizer

adapted from Juicing Recipes From Fitlife.TV Star Drew Canole For Vitality and Health

2 Apples

Half a cucumber (peeled)

Half a lemon (peeled)

half a cup of Kale

Half a cup of spinach

2-3 Celery stalks

quarter of a fennel bulb

one inch of Ginger (sliced)

quarter head of romaine lettuce

What are your favorite weight loss juice recipes?

XO

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My Take on Anthropologie’s New Arrivals July 2013

Anthropologie updated their website with some new arrivals for July, and I think I’m in love!  I used to be an Anthro enthusiast a few years ago.  I wanted to buy everything they released, and I waited patiently for all of my favorite items to go on sale.  Then one day something happened, I don’t know if it was them or me.  Suddenly their clothes weren’t as appealing to me, and I felt like they no longer fit my aesthetic.  I stopped purchasing their clothes.  I sold off all of my old Anthro clothes on eBay and discovered new places to shop.  I still went into Anthropologie every so often to take a peek at their housewares, but I couldn’t find clothes that I liked in their store anymore. Then, it happened.

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Sugared Lattice Blouse//
Astral Swing Skirt

 I came home a few days ago and the Anthropologie monthly catalog was waiting for me per usual.  I had been ignoring their offerings for so long, but the cover image for the July catalog spoke to me.

I went through the catalog and looked at their new stuff online and I found so much stuff that I NEED. Here are a few of my favorites….

Elysian Lace Top

Elysian Lace Top anthropologie July 2013 Stylist Personal

Calvi Lacework Shorts
(On Sale!)

Calvi Lacework Shorts Anthropologie July 2013 Personal Stylist Picks

Deja Dot Dress

Deja Dot Dress Anthropologie July 2013 stylist personal fashion blogger

Embroidered Verity Tunic

Embroidered Verity Tunic July 2013 Shirtdress Anthropologie Stylist Fashion Picks Personal Washington DC

Dayflora Stitched Skirt

Dayflora Stitched Skirt Anthropologie july 2013 stylist top picks personal Washington dc

Lumine Dot Blouse

Lumine Dot Blouse Anthropologie July 2013 Stylist Top Picks Personal Washington DC Image Consultant

Cassis Peasant Top

Cassis Peasant Top Anthropologie July 2013 Stylists Top Picks Washington Dc personal Fashion Image COnsultant

Paris Street Style
(Anthropologie/
Amazon)

Paris Street Style: A Guide to Effortless Chic Isabelle Thomas Parisian Fashion Personal Stylist

The Stylist’s Guide to NYC
(Anthropologie/
Amazon)

The stylist Guide to NYC Sibella Court Personal Stylist July 2013 Anthropologie Picks

Is my love for Anthro here to stay, if so I just might be in trouble.

What are some of your favorite things from Anthro’s current offerings?

XO

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