Wine Wednesday | Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay

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Happy Wednesday! This week has been dragging and I can’t believe we are only half way there! But on the bright side I have this 2015 Wente – Riva Ranch – Chardonnay to cheer me up a little. And it really was just a little because I didn’t love this wine as much as some of the other chardonnays that I have had. I tasted some oak but thought it lacked that buttery taste and had more of a steely or tart taste that I don’t enjoy as much.

It’s odd because I have liked prior vintages of this wine a lot but for some reason this vintage did not sit well with me. So if you are in the market I would check out a prior vintage as well to see if that is something you might like better.

G had this to say about it: “The wine has a golden yellow hue with creme brûlée, vanilla and Asian pear on the nose. The wine is full bodied and rich for a chardonnay. The palate brings notes of butter, pineapple, vanilla, toasted oak and pear. This is a fantastic California chardonnay and the price to quality ratio is amazing. Wente is known as the first family of Chardonnay and this budget friendly wine upholds that legacy.”

Cheers!

-M

Workwear Dinner Dress

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Typically jeans and a nice blouse are perfect for my office, however once a year we have a celebratory dinner where we get a chance to dress up. I was struggling to find an office appropriate outfit until I found this dress! This navy fit and flare dress is the perfect cut for my body type and has an eyelet detail on the sleeve that makes it stand out. Rather than pairing it with a traditional heel, I decided that my dupe Rockstud’s would take this classic dress to an edgy level. I received so many compliments from both men and women and I can’t wait to re-style this dress again soon!

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Dress – I purchased it for $42 in store during one of their sales. Keep checking the website for a sale because they have one pretty much every week it seems.

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Shoes – I bought these ages ago from Stein Mart for $20 (such a good find!) but here are some similar options. Option 1, Option 2.

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Close up detail of the sleeve.

-M

What I am Loving | Face and Eye Cream

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These winter months can be brutal on my skin, but I have finally found a night cream that is keeping me in good shape! Bee Friendly Face and Eye Cream has been my go to now for the past two months. I just repurchased it which is why I decided to share. I will usually get really dry patches on my face and since using this I have not seen any of that.

I was looking for something that was really moisturizing as well as something that was all natural and I came across Bee Friendly on Amazon. It is a small jar of cream for $25, however the one jar has lasted for the past two months. A little does go a long way and since it is all natural (I can actually read all of the ingredients on the label!) I think it is worth the price.