A Wine Tasting Weekend on Whidbey Island

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Thank you Go Whidbey Camano for partnering on this post! Whidbey and Camano Islands are located in the middle of Puget Sound and an easy drive from Seattle. Drive off the mainland to Whidbey & Camano Islands!

A Wine Tasting Weekend on Whidbey Island

Amour Vert Varden Silk Wrap Dress c/o | St. Agni Woven Slide Sandals | Cult Gaia Cupola Bag c/o Farfetch | Cole Haan Aviator Sunglasses | Sincerely Jules Scrunchie | Chan Lu Earrings (sold out, similar)

Just a short drive and ferry ride from the Seattle metro area sits beautiful Whidbey Island. I grew up on Whidbey and it's where I got married (at a vineyard!). It's also one of my favorite weekend destinations to drive off the mainland. The scenic beauty and tranquility of Whidbey island provide the perfect backdrop for a weekend of wine tasting.

On the largest island of Puget Sound's island gems find small family wineries and distilleries creating critically acclaimed and award winning wines and spirits nested in vineyards and farms with unpretentious hospitality. Wine tasting happy place!

I recently partnered with GoWhidbeyCamano for a weekend on Whidbey Island for the Savor Spring Food Wine and Spirits Tour. My husband S joined me and we had the best time wine tasting at the island's wineries and distilleries, staying at the beautiful Comforts of Whidbey Bed & Breakfast and enjoying the tranquility and beauty of Whidbey Island.

A Wine Tasting Weekend on Whidbey Island

A Foundation of Fewer, Better Things This Fall with Cuyana

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

A Foundation of Fewer, Better Things This Fall with Cuyana
Cuyana Trench Wrap Dress c/o | Cuyana Small Structured Leather Tote c/o | CastaƱer Carina 80 Suede Wedge Espadrilles | Chan Luu Gold Plated Pearl and Crystal Earrings (sold out, similar) | Cuyana Leather Travel Case Set | Cole Haan Aviator Sunglasses | Kjaer Weiss Lip Gloss | Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick

As I continue to curate and create a more sustainable closet, there are a few brands I continue to turn to when I need a new piece for my wardrobe. Cuyana is at the top of that list. With a philosophy founded on owning fewer, better things, Cuyana's beautiful timeless pieces stand the test of time and are those I reach for time and time again.

I've shared my love of Cuyana before (here, here and here) and I am so excited to partner with them once again this fall to continue to create a foundation of fewer, better things and a more sustainable closet. Cuyana believes owning fewer, better things leads to a richer life filled with cherished belongings that stand the test of time. I just love this!

Each Cuyana piece is created with intention: to be beautiful, functional and timeless. Precisely what I'm looking for when adding a new piece to my closet. Collections are informed by elegance, simplicity and practicality, and Cuyana's Fall collection, as well as Foundation pieces are no different.

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Heritage and Sustainability With GANT

Monday, September 30, 2019

Heritage and Sustainability With GANT

GANT Shirt c/o (sold out, similar) | Veronica Beard Jeans with Frayed Hem (sold out, similar) | Cuyana Work Clutch | Sam Edelman Black Pumps | Chan Luu Gold-Plated Pearl & Crystal Earrings (sold out, similar) | Cole Haan Aviator Sunglasses

Oh hello Fall! I mean, seriously, how is it already the last day of September?! As October appears tomorrow, Seattle is full swing into fall (winter?!) mode. The leaves are changing colors, the air is crisp, the temperatures have dropped and everyone is sporting fall fashion on the streets of the City.

Although it's crisp and cold, the sun is shining in Seattle and it's definitely feeling like coat weather is on the way. For now, it's time for button down shirts, sweaters, denim and closed-toed shoes. Sandals season is by far my favorite, so it's a bit hard to see that go in place of sweater weather, but I do love fall fashion!

For a recent neighborhood walk, I reached into my closet for a beautiful button-down shirt from GANT. This button down shirt is just the softest, as well as the prettiest blue, and one I have found I reach for quite often. Tied in the front (a french tuck would have also been perfect) and styled with jeans, classic black heels, a Cuyana Work Clutch and my go-to aviator sunglasses, I already know this will become an outfit repeater!

In 2019, GANT celebrates 70 years of innovation and shaping modern American sportswear. Seven decades after this iconic brand's beginnings, the GANT button-down shirt remains a preppy icon. Committed to sustainability, GANT believes the conscious, sustainable approach to designing beautiful products is the future of good business. That climate should never come second to fashion. And in taking responsibility and real action towards creating a more sustainable business. Yes, yes and yes!

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Sustainable Fashion with Amour Vert

Friday, August 16, 2019

Meaning 'Green Love' in French, Amour Vert is a sustainable fashion brand on a mission to revolutionize the fashion industry to make the world a more sustainable place!

Sustainable Fashion with Amour Vert

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I am also currently on a mission to make my closet as sustainable as possible! This means loving and wearing the clothes I already have, purchasing secondhand clothing at thrift and vintage stores instead of new, repairing clothing instead of tossing and when a new item is truly needed, purchasing it from a sustainable brand, like Amour Vert!

According to the Green Strategy, "Sustainable fashion can be defined as clothing, shoes and accessories that are manufactured, marketed and used in the most sustainable manner possible, taking into account both environmental and socio-economic aspects."

With beautiful, versatile, sustainable and thoughtfully designed clothing that's both good for you and the planet, Amour Vert is all about being effortlessly sustainable. I love to shop at Amour Vert when I need a new item in my closet! Green Love! Love! Love!


Amour Vert Marianna Dress c/o | Cult Gaia Cupola Tote c/o Farfetch | ST. AGNI Henni Slides | Chan Luu Earrings (sold out, similar) | Cole Haan Aviator Sunglasses

As a huge proponent of sustainable fashion, I was so excited to learn that Amour Vert was opening a store (now open!) at University Village in Seattle. I was honored to receive an invitation to the grand opening and the store is absolutely worth a visit (you can also shop online!)

In addition to stocking the Amour Vert in-house brand, Amour Vert also carries a handful of other sustainable brands in line with their mission, such as Veja and Machete. From silk midi dresses to the softest of  tees to an exclusive denim line with AGOLDE, each piece at Amour Vert is absolutely sustainable-closet worthy!

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