Easy Entertaining

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I love nothing more than entertaining and having our friends and family over. My favorite type of party to have is a low-key wine tasting party, complete with yummy appetizers of course! It’s so fun to get together, relax, sip on different kinds of wine, and eat delicious food. I’m a big fan of white wine, and for this wine tasting party in particular I picked up two different kinds of Chardonnay by Notable wines. Notable is the first and only wine that highlights the wine profile on the front of the bottle which makes selecting wines much easier. These wines recently launched in March of this year, and they available in stores now. Just in time for National Chardonnay Day on May 21!

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We served both Australian Chardonnay which has notes of citrus, melon, and peach as well as the California Chardonnay which has notes of butter, oak, and vanilla. I loved serving two very different kinds of Chardonnay so that we were able to compare and contrast the two, and then determine which one we liked the best. They were both really refreshing, and perfect if you’re a white wine drinker. At the party I also served one of my favorite appetizers to make which I first had when my friend Courtney brought it over for our blogger Christmas party last year. The recipe for caprese bites is really simple, is full of fresh ingredients, and it pairs really well with both of these wines.

Ingredients:

1 pint of grape tomatoes

1 package of fresh basil, chopped

1 package of mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes

Toothpicks

Balsamic glaze for the drizzle (I used a store bought glaze, and you can use as much as you like)

 

Steps:

  1. Rinse the tomatoes, chop the basil into small pieces, and cut the mozzarella cheese into cubes.
  2. Take a toothpick and add 1 grape tomato, 1 piece of basil, and 1 mozzarella cube. Place on a serving dish.
  3. Once the dish is full just drizzle the balsamic glaze over all of the skewers. You can use as little or as much as you like.
  4. Enjoy!

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Paisley Dress

Here’s the outfit that I wore on Easter a few weeks ago! I recently received this paisley dress from J.Jill and it is insanely comfortable. I love it here with my favorite denim jacket for the weekend, but I’ve also worn it to work with a long gray cardigan. It’s definitely a versatile dress that’s perfect to add some color to your wardrobe for the spring and summer. I also recently picked up these shoes from Target and I’m in love! They definitely look like the more expensive pair by Dolce Vita, but these were under $35 which I love of course (and they are comfortable too!).

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c/o J.Jill dress | c/o Dagne Dover bag | Denim jacket | DV for Target heels | BaubleBar earrings

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Colorful Midi Dress

I’ve been hesitant to try out the midi dress trend since I’m only 5’1″, but I fell head over heels in love with this dress as soon as I saw it! I was honestly a little surprised at how much I actually liked this dress on me once I tried it on. I really love the cut of this dress, the fun print, and the vibrant colors! Now that wedding season is upon us, this would definitely be the perfect dress to wear as a wedding guest. What do you think of midi dresses?

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c/o Closet London dress | BaubleBar earrings | Rebecca Minkoff bag | BCBG heels

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Summer Ready

Now that it’s officially May and the temperatures are off the charts in North Carolina, I’m ready for all things summer fashion. Today I wanted to share a summer outfit idea that I love for a weekend trip to the beach. I’ve been wearing these sandals from Strive Footwear non-stop because of how comfortable they are, and I love the metallic color too.  They go perfectly with my favorite white distressed jeans and embroidered top that I picked up on sale at Old Navy, as well as this bucket bag from Dagne Dover that I last wore here. I really like that you can keep the bucket bag open like I did in the last post, or I can snap the top together like I did here. It’s such a versatile piece! What’s your favorite outfit to wear during the summer?

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c/o Strive Footwear sandals | c/o Dagne Dover bucket bag | Old Navy top and jeans | J. Crew panama hat

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