Monochromatic dressing is all the rage these days. This trend consist of layering different textures in the same color family to create an overall tonal look. Although simple to throw together, the outcome is anything but boring, giving you a chic and polished look in a matter of minutes. This style of dressing is perfect for any occasion, you can dress it up and dress it down, and it's great for showing off statement pieces. This is exactly what I did with my mauve trench coat, pairing it with a burgundy high neck top, midi skirt, d’orsay pumps and chain cross body bag to tie my outfit together. Shop my look below.
One of my favorite ways to style my outfits lately is to mix & match different prints and patterns. Mixing and matching prints can seem a bit scary at first because your not sure if what you are thinking about putting together will even look cute! We also don’t want to look like a walking fruit salad. I’ve thought about a few tips to share with you guys on mixing and matching prints for a killer outfit, and you can take this style as far as you’d like!
My first and pretty obvious tip is to just try it on! You may think it’s too much color, or way too busy, but you will never really know how it looks until you put it on and look in the mirror. Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised at how different pieces do in fact work together.
My second tip is to always add some solid pieces to break up the pattern whether it be an article of clothing or your accessories. My style tends to be a bit simpler, so I usually stick to two prints, but you most certainly can go further than that. If you are just beginning to experiment with mixing and matching patterns, my advice is to start with stripes because they pretty much go with anything, or neutral colors!
Lastly, when I’m thinking about mixing and matching prints, I try to think about what colors work well together and go from there, not necessarily trying to figure out what prints in my wardrobe will match. It’s most important to just express your style and wear what works for you. Ultimately, what you like, you will feel great in!
The skirt I'm wearing is an older style and the booties are unfortunately sold out, so I've linked similar options along with the top I'm wearing and my burgundy shoulder bag. Happy mixing and matching!
During my adventures through South America this January, I knew that Mendoza, Argentina was definitely a place that I wanted to visit. I love wine, and I LOVE Malbec. I could picture myself sipping Malbec all day, gazing out at the vast landscapes and beautiful Andes mountains. It was exactly as I had envisioned it.
We stayed at an absolute gem of a place in the Uco Valley, which is two hours south of the actual city of Mendoza, where the airport is. Casa De Uco is a vineyard and wine resort located at the foot of the Andes. It's quaint and quiet, yet modern and inviting. The staff was extremely attentive and personable. And come on, the views are stunning. When we drove up through the vineyards and saw the resort, we were immediately excited and greeted with warm smiles.
The staff at Casa De Uco basically work with you to personalize your stay based on the things you want to do and experiences you want to have. Apart from the many wineries around the Uco Valley, you can picnic in the resort's vineyards, wine taste in the cellar, bike ride or horseback ride through the vineyards, pamper yourself at the spa, or relax in the jacuzzi with some sparkling rose. There are many fun things to do to keep yourself occupied.
My absolute most memorable day in Mendoza started with the delicious breakfast and coffee at Casa De Uco. The staff set up a driver for us that took us to two different wineries. The first was Domaine Bousquet. We had a six-course lunch and wine tasting that was out of this world good. They paired each of the wines we tasted with each course, and it was one of the best meals I've ever had. And it was very affordable based on the food and experience. This place is a must! After Domaine Bousquet, we drove to a larger winery called Salentein where we tasted more delicious wine with amazing views of the Andes.
One thing that I realized after visiting some of the wineries in Mendoza is that you should call ahead. I'm used to wine tasting in Napa Valley where you can just show up to the different wineries you want to taste at, and thats all you have to do. We were told by the staff at our resort that the wineries aren't always open and that appointments should be made ahead.
As if the day couldn't get any better, when we got back to Casa De Uco, we had a wine tasting with the sommelier in the cellar. The night may or may not have ended with a dance party in the cellar!
After our stay at Casa De Uco, we drove back up to Mendoza and spent the night in the city to dine at 1884. I'm not sure if you've heard of Chef's Table, but it's a short series on Netflix that highlights six chefs from around the world who are doing something amazing in their field. One of those chef's who was featured has a restaurant in Mendoza called 1884, and my husband made absolute sure that we ate there. He went as far as emailing the restaurant to ask if he could cook with Francis Mallmann himself. Side note, although it didn't happen in Mendoza, we went to another one of his restaurants in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, and low and behold, Francis Mallmann was there the night we dined. We had the pleasure of sharing conversation and champagne with him on the day of my birthday. It was amazing! Anyway, our experience at 1884 was a delicious and memorable one. We were able to choose our wine after visiting the cellar, and the meat was insanely good. Mendoza was a definite highlight of my time in Argentina!
Being the beauty junkies that we are, we tend to switch up our skincare routine any chance we can get. The change in season/weather definitely calls for a few swap outs, layering in products that are going to keep your skin looking fresh and feeling hydrated. See below for some of the new additions we will be including in our daily routines. What are some of your go to skincare items?
- Kiehls Clearly Corrective Purifying Foaming Cleanser (here)
- Foreo Luna Skincare Brush (here)
- Herbivore Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Face Mist (here)
- Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment (here)
- Daile DNA Lock Serum + Moisturizer (here)
- Rodan + Fields Multi Function Eye Cream (here)
- Tony Moly Sheet Masks (here)
- Acure Facial Scrub (here)
- Kahina Brightening Serum (here)
- KP Duty Dermatologist Formulated Body Scrub (here)
- BY TERRY Rose Balm (here)
- Creme De La Mer- The Face and Body Gradual Tan (here)
Lately, I have been trying to step out of my fashion comfort zone and play around with pieces I would normally shy away from. I thought these striped culottes from Zara would be such a fun addition to my wardrobe and decided to take the plunge. When rocking a statement piece, I always like to pair it with a simpler top and this open back turtle neck was the perfect match. To tie my look together, I threw on my favorite moto jacket, black leather pumps and a crossbody bag with a pom pom for an extra added touch. Shop my look below!
- Jacket: Leather Jacket (not available, see similar here)
- Top: Open Back Black Turtleneck (not available, see similar here)
- Pants: Striped Culottes (no longer available, see similar here)
- Purse: Cooperative Mini Luggage Crossbody Bag (here)
- Purse: Michael Kors Pom Pom (here)
- Shoes: Black Leather Pumps (here)