Since it was over 100 degrees today, I sported a cotton striped dress from Betsy Johnson to keep me cool. This dress is one of my favorites for hot weather and another plus is that it mimics a similar kate spade version that sold out last year. Stripes, bows, bold colors and a kate spade feel are some of my favorite things when it comes to wardrobe. Normally I would wear a clutch with this outfit, but I have to keep my hands free for wine and food; however, the wine glass also makes a perfect accessory!
I did just a little bit of shopping while I was eating and drinking. For example, for $5 I picked up the Norton Critical Edition copies of Frankenstein and Hamlet from my favorite used book store. I also stumbled upon a new vintage clothing store. The store features a western theme, which I thought was a little different from your regular vintage clothing boutique.
So on my way out of the store (and this was only after one tasting of wine) I spied these boots that I initially liked. Then I saw they were from J. Crew. Then I saw they were my size. Then I saw they were made in Italy and barely used. At $65 I was sold and they came home with me. Now if we could just get some cooler weather in which to wear them I would be all set.
Below, me with the boots in the bag. Score! As you can see I am one happy camper.
Now it's off to get some wine and grub!
One example of the grub shown above. A delicious seared pork belly lettuce cup with a peanut slaw.
Well, thanks for coming with me on this glimpse of my wine and shopping odyssey! As is the case with most rituals, I can't wait until next year. What wine, boots and food might I discover next year?
Dress: Betsy Johnson (a Marshall's find)
Belt: Anthropologie Crystallized Citrine Belt
Bag: J. Crew "Claremont"
Watch: kate spade "Carlyle" bow watch
Bracelet: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque"