Floral + Tassels + Stripes

Time for a riddle …

What do you get when you combine floral embroidery, rainbow tassels and pin stripes?

The most adorable, eye-catching blouse you ever did see!

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

While home in Buffalo for Memorial Day weekend, my mom and I went shopping … naturally. As we slowly passed by Anthropologie, we both did a double-take and started walking in reverse. Why you ask? Because we laid eyes on this gorgeous top at the same time!

Not only is it quite the looker, it’s also super lightweight and airy … perfect for the sticky Cincinnati summer ahead.

When styling this look, I wanted the blouse to be the statement, so I simply paired it with some white skinnies and nude block heels … then topped it off with some royal blue tassel earrings to pull it all together.

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

Floral + Tassels + Stripes Anthropologie Blouse | Closet Full of Cocktails

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Influencer Night at Teller’s of Hyde Park

Ever since I moved to Cincinnati 6 years ago, Teller’s of Hyde Park has been one of my favorite go-to dinner spots. From dining as an out-of-towner, a college student and now a resident Hyde Parker, I think I’ve tried at least half of the menu items. Though I have my obvious favorites (I’m lookin’ at you Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls) I always like to try something different and let me tell you … it never disappoints!

Influencer Night at Teller's of Hyde Park | Closet Full of Cocktails

Last week, I was honored to attend an exclusive Influencer Night at Teller’s. While there, I got the lowdown on their NEW food and drink menus. They only change up their menu 1-2 times per year, so you’ve gotta go try these new items for yourself!

Teller’s is located in the iconic Hyde Park Square, nestled amongst other local eateries, bars and boutiques. Inspired by its former glory as the Hyde Park Savings and Loan Building, the ambiance, decor and even some of the cocktails are an ode to the good ol’ banking days.

Influencer Night at Teller's of Hyde Park | Closet Full of Cocktails

For example, some of their new summer cocktails include the Pretty Boy Floyd, Sundance Kid, Jesse James and Clyde Barrow – all names of infamous bank robbers. Clever, right? Of these new cocktails, I highly recommend the Bonnie Parker. It’s an Aperol-based cocktail complete with homemade raspberry preserves and frozen raspberries for garnish … it tastes like summer in a glass, perfect for their outdoor patio!

Influencer Night at Teller's of Hyde Park | Closet Full of Cocktails

We were seated in The Vault … yes, you heard that right! They literally turned the old bank vault into an event space for luncheons, parties and more. With new entrees like the Shrimp Étouffée, Hurley’s Hot Chicken and Ribeye Chimichurri, it was hard to choose, but I ended up with the hot chicken … yum-o! And if you don’t order the Buffalo Chicken Eggrolls to start (but why wouldn’t you?) then definitely get the Spanish Mussels, topped with chorizo and a white wine cream sauce. It was like a fiesta en mi boca! 😀

Influencer Night at Teller's of Hyde Park | Closet Full of Cocktails

Moral of the story: If you haven’t been to Teller’s yet, go! Right now. You won’t be disappointed. And if you’re a Teller’s regular like me, still go. There are so many new things to try, it will be like a whole new dining experience. I promise!

Thanks to Teller’s of Hyde Park for wining and dining me and a guest! Though our delicious meal was comped, all opinions are my own and were not influenced by this compensation.

Ohio Wine Month at Vinoklet Winery

It’s officially June … can you believe it? I sure can’t! In addition to being the official start of summer, June is also Ohio Wine Month! (You can read last year’s post here.) This year, I decided to visit Vinoklet Winery in Colerain … and it did not disappoint.Ohio Wine Month at Vinoklet Winery

The grounds are a true, picturesque representation of what you’d imagine a winery to be! Rolling hills, gazebos, greenery galore and of course, miles and miles of grape vines.

Ohio Wine Month at Vinoklet Winery

Ohio Wine Month at Vinoklet Winery

Ohio Wine Month at Vinoklet Winery

As soon as we arrived, my friend Hannah and I took turns photo opp-ing, then we turned our attention to the main event: the wine! I’m a sucker for sweet whites, and since it was especially hot and humid, I sipped on the Sweet Jackie (blueberry) and the In Vino Veritas (riesling). Unlike me, Hannah prefers big and bold reds, so she had the Cincinnatus (dry red) and Brother Joe (cabernet).

Though we would’ve preferred to keep the glasses coming, our trip was cut a bit short as we couldn’t crash the wedding taking place … so more photos we took!

Ohio Wine Month at Vinoklet Winery

Ohio Wine Month at Vinoklet Winery

Ohio Wine Month at Vinoklet Winery

Ohio Wine Month at Vinoklet Winery

With 260+ wineries that call O-H-I-O home, now’s the perfect time to explore an Ohio winery near you. And if wine wasn’t incentive enough, if you share a picture on social this month at a winery or enjoying an Ohio wine with #30CheersOH and #OhioWine, you could win a wine-related gift like gift certificates, souvenirs and more!

So what are you waiting for? Get out there, and start enjoying all the wine the Buckeye State has to offer 🙂

Compensation for this post was provided by Hello. Thank you!

Spring Fling with Monkee’s of Madeira: Look #2

Now that you’ve seen the first look from the Spring Fling Fashion Show with Monkee’s, it’s time to unveil look #2. For those of you who have been following CFOC for a while, you know I’m a sucker for bright and colorful prints, especially florals. Well, paisley is no exception!

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

My eye was immediately drawn to this Jude Connally t-shirt dress … I’m pretty sure it’s the first thing I touched when I walked into Monkee’s! The nylon + spandex material is extremely comfortable and lightweight for those hot summer days ahead.

To avoid overwhelming the look, I simply paired the dress with these suede pink heels and some silver statement earrings.

A big thank you to Liz and Olivia at Monkee’s of Madeira for inviting me to join in on the Spring Fling festivities. Modeling is way more fun when you get to do it in beautiful clothes! Amirite? 🙂

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of CocktailsSpring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

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Spring Fling with Monkee’s of Madeira: Look #1

Last week, I had the pleasure modeling at the Kenwood Country Club’s Ladies Spring Fling with Annie of Success on Stilettos and Kayla of The Professional Prep. Together, we wandered the luncheon wearing fabulous looks fashioned by Monkee’s of Madeira.

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

Monkee’s is a franchise of clothing boutiques, each carrying a collection of upscale designers and brands, like Draper James, Lilly Pulitzer, Jude Connally and Jack Rogers.

It was love at first sight when I stumbled upon a Monkee’s on Davidson College’s campus, so when I found out there was one in Cincinnati, I had to check it out!

For my first of two fashion show looks – #2 coming soon – I styled these uber comfortable white skinnies with an adorable OTS blouse. Finished off the look with my favorite summer wedges and some subtle jewelry, and voila!

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

Spring Fling with Monkee's of Madeira | Closet Full of Cocktails

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LUXEredux Bridal

This past week, I was invited to stop by and visit LUXEredux, an adorable bridal shop right in the heart of the Reading Bridal District. (If you’re in the midst of finding the perfect gown for your special day, scroll to the bottom of this post for an exclusive offer for CFOC readers!)

But before you read any further, no! I’m NOT engaged … yet 😉

LUXEredux Bridal Shop, Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

LUXEredux Bridal Shop, Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

LUXEredux is a designer sample boutique, which means they sell designer dresses right off the floor (boutique samples, gently used, etc.) for a fraction of the retail price … anywhere from 30-90% off! With designers like Lazaro, Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang, you’re bound to find a gorgeous gown at any price point. And if you’re like me – an avid SYTTD viewer – then you know bridal gown prices can skyrocket to over $10K … no, thank you!

Though I didn’t try on any of these fabulous gowns (#superstition) I did take a look around and pick out my favorite … this jaw-dropping sweetheart Hayley Paige with bedazzled detailing.

*swoon*

LUXEredux Bridal Shop, Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

Now engaged ladies, listen up!

If you visit any of LUXEredux’s locations (Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis) and mention or show this blog post, you’ll receive $50 off your purchase! So get your booty over there and start looking for your dream dress … it’s waiting for you!

AND be sure to check out their sample sale, coming in the month of June. Dresses will be priced to sell, $999 and under! (NOTE: You cannot combine this sale with my offer above.) Follow LUXEredux on social media for more details: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Happy shopping!

LUXEredux Bridal Shop, Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

LUXEredux Bridal Shop, Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

LUXEredux Bridal Shop, Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

LUXEredux Bridal Shop, Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails

LUXEredux Bridal Shop, Cincinnati | Closet Full of Cocktails