Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OOTD:: Trip to the Winery!

Virginia Winery Hopping!

This past weekend I went up to Virginia for a full day of wine tasting; it is my second time ever going and I forgot how much fun it can be! It is the perfect girls day out or getting together with friends and just relaxing but also expanding your palette and just getting to try samples of different wines! I definitely recommend it to everyone and for everyone to do it at least 1-2 times a year!

  I started off this cute little place up high which had a beautiful view overlooking the whole Bluemont city!  My two favorites had to be their 2012 Raspberry Wine and also their signature Bordeaux-style 2012 Raven Rocks Red.
 Cheers from Twin Oaks!

The second place has a gorgeous background view! This was a more popular and bigger winery. My favorite was probably  the 2011 Jolie Blond.  Here we also decided to have a picnic and enjoy the view and weather. As much as I liked the area, the wines for me weren't the best. I wouldn't recommend this one too much.
 More of my friends decided to join this time, cheers from Breaux!

This was the final stop for the day and may I add, the perfect ending! It was my most favorite of the three! It even came with chocolate truffle pairings which were mouth-watering goodness! I pretty much liked all the wines here.  The host we had was hilarious and friendly, and we even ended up buying a few wines from here and staying here for a while, taking the gorgeous weather and day in.
 Cheers from North Gate!

 Now onto the outfit of the day! That day was breezy but gorgeous weather.  It was actually the first day of Fall! I decided to still embrace the summer clothes and mix in some bright colors while I still can.  A nice flowy dress with a statement necklace is the route I chose.  Since there was a lot of walking and most of it was on grass, I opted to fun flat sandals.  Paired it with a brown clutch to match shoes and blend in with my dress to complete the look!

Thanks for checking out my experience at the different wineries and check back sometime this week or next for a new recipe!
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Monday, September 23, 2013

Mani Monday:: First Day of Fall!

Fall Leaves

Happy, happy Monday everyone! Yesterday marked the first day of my absolute favorite season, Fall! And so in honor of it, I decided to have my nails Fall festive!
 Fall is just full of oranges, yellows, rusts, cognacs, browns, olives, and still all while the sun shining down on us.  So  I decided to do an ombre-esqe feel of those colors.

The gold glitters adds for a fun look and looks amazing when the suns glistening down.

Thanks for checking Dash of Style, with a Sweet Smile out today! 
Check back later this week for my winery day OOTD post!
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