Friday Fab Five – 07.29.16

Today’s the big day: I’m moving into my own apartment… #adulting!

I can’t wait to get settled and start decorating ūüôā

Friday Fab Five 7.29 | Closet Full of Cocktails

On My Wish List

  1. Officially off the wish list: these leather leggings. (PS Р#NSale ends 8/7, so snag the deals while you still can!)
  2. Because I miss my pup every single day.
  3. Need this to prepare for the dry skin season ahead.
  4. I promise I won’t wear this with the leggings ūüėČ
  5. Everyone needs a classic camel coat!

Around the Internet

  1. Mix a little childhood nostalgia with an adult upgrade, and voila!
  2. I’ve gotta try this recipe¬†(with GF cookies, of course).
  3. Finally, a way to cool off and fulfill my coffee addiction.
  4. I can’t wait to go home and try out this new tourist attraction!
  5. Who else can’t wait for this anniversary special?

In the Blogosphere

  1. Jordan of A State of Ruin is slaying (as usual) in this iridescent swimsuit.
  2. There’s nothing quite like the perfect LBD, and Ashley of Love Always, Ashley J. is proving it.
  3. Martha’s Vineyard looks almost as fabulous as the outfits¬†Sydney of Summer Wind Blog¬†wore on her vacation¬†there!
  4. I’m having totally office envy after seeing Courtnee of Personally Styled‘s office reveal.
  5. How cute is this pajama set from Lauren of Life to Lauren?! Maybe I should stop wearing old t-shirts to bed…

Friday Fab Five – 07.01.16

Happy July!¬†Exciting things are coming this month,¬†so I can’t wait to dive right in ūüôā

Friday Fab Five 7.1 | Closet Full of Cocktails

On My Wish List

  1. Forget the overalls comeback… how about an overall dress?
  2. Obsessing over this tropical print, so summery!
  3. Gotta have gingham, especially these wedges.
  4. I’m loving¬†the bucket bag trend this season.
  5. Two of my favorite things in one: white and lace.

Around the Internet

  1. ’90s girls around the world are rejoicing over this news, me included.
  2. This fun twist on tacos is definitely worth a try.
  3. No¬†spoilers, please. I’m only¬†on Season 6!¬†#NetflixBinge
  4. OMG, the cuteness… I can’t handle it.
  5. These cookies look and sound absolutely delicious!

In the Blogosphere

  1. I’ve been obsessing over jumpsuits and rompers this season, especially this denim one on¬†Jenna of Trendy Not Spendy.
  2. Speaking of jumpsuits, how cute is this floral one from Yasmin of Bangles and Bungalows?!
  3. I loved reading this inspirational post from Bridget of To Celebrate Everything… it’s exactly what I needed after a long, somewhat stressful week.
  4. My wanderlust is at an ultimate high after seeing this post from Hannah of Necessary Luxury. Talk about #TravelGoals!
  5. Unfortunately, this zebra print DVF skirt is sold out, but Holly of The Glossy Lemon is totally rockin’ it!

Friday Fab Five – 06.24.16

We made it to Friday, but I’m¬†already looking forward to next weekend. I’ll be off¬†celebrating the holiday with my boyfriend, booze and the beach! What could be better?

Friday Fab Five 6.24 | Closet Full of Cocktails

On My Wish List

*SALE ALERT:¬†Shopbop has a serious sale going on right now, so I’m rounding up some of my favorites! Sale ends tonight at 11:59 p.m. PT.

  1. Loving these printed harem pants from Mara Hoffman.
  2. Another Mara Hoffman favorite: this keyhole halter dress.
  3. Give me Kate Spade everything, especially these wedges.
  4. One of my favorite Gray Malin prints is on sale, too!
  5. Time to invest in a new watch… #punny ūüėČ

Around the Internet

  1. If you’re frappuccino obsessed like me, you’ll need to try this recipe.
  2. Blake Lively is #PregnancyGoals.
  3. Another Trump making headlines… this time in the fashion world.
  4. Bookmark this fashion hacks video! It will definitely come in handy someday.
  5. Anna Kendrick + James Corden = musical hilarity.

In the Blogosphere

  1. This avocado “mocktail” recipe from Life by Lee sounds delicious!
  2. Nothing says summer like nautical fashion, and this look from Anna of A Lily Love Affair is absolutely adorable.
  3. Going¬†to the beach can be fashionable, too! I’m loving this¬†beachy look from Brianne of Scrubs & Sparkles.
  4. Adding scalloped shorts to my clothing wish list, thanks to Taylor of Style is Everything.
  5. I recently came across Ranya and Patricio of Mint Society on Instagram and am completely in love with their blog. Check them out!

Friday Fab Five – 06.17.16

Happy Friday! In case you didn’t notice, I missed posting last week’s FFF¬†(oops!) because I started my new job last Monday. Needless to say, I had good reason for skipping¬†— I was busy getting situated¬†ūüôā

So cheers to the weekend, and here’s to hoping it’s as fabulous as you are!

Friday Fab Five 6.17 | Closet Full of Cocktails

On My Wish List

Lots¬†of *shoe sales* this week, so if you’re in the market…

  1. These Nikes are only $49… almost unheard of!
  2. If you’re obsessing over the lace-up sandal trend like me, you’ll want to get yourself a pair of these¬†(or these) — both¬†on sale now.
  3. Jack Rogers for under $30? Yes, please.
  4. Time to break out the wedges! I definitely want a pair of these for the summer.
  5. Heels not your thing? There are plenty of flats on sale too, like these Tory Burch espadrilles.

Around the Internet

  1. Despite all of the terrible news¬†surrounding¬†last weekend’s shooting in Orlando, there’s this touching tribute.
  2. So much celebrity baby news this week! Ashton and Mila. Carlos and Alexa. Maybe Justin and Jen! Which are you most excited about?
  3. Finding Dory came out today, and the kid in me is SO excited. But the adult in me is even more excited because of this news.
  4. The 4th of July is right around the corner, so be sure to bookmark this recipe!
  5. If only Cosmo was this well trained

In the Blogosphere

  1. Looking for a fun and easy DIY craft this weekend? Fellow Thread blogger Kayla of The Professional Prep has one for you!
  2. I desperately want to visit Austin after seeing this photo diary from Preeti of Nines to 5.
  3. Who knew there was a service that combined online shopping with clothing customization… genius! Read all about it on¬†See Molly Blog.
  4. Banana Republic is quickly becoming one of my favorite stores. Olivia from Baubles to Bubbles is rocking one of their adorable dresses for the summer!
  5. I love me some gingham, and these shorts on Margret of Style the Girl are no exception!

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery

Summer is my favorite season: the weather, the clothes, the food and adventures. But now, there’s even more reason to love the¬†month of June: it’s Wine Month in Ohio!¬†To celebrate in true wino style, I ventured to Henke Winery¬†on a rainy Thursday afternoon and treated myself to a personal wine tasting.

As soon as I walked in, I was greeted with a smile by owner Joe Henke. I was seated in the dining room, where I enjoyed a relaxing acoustic performance by Tom Roll. Joe personally walked me through the entire tasting, and I learned so much!

Henke Winery is an urban winery, meaning the entire wine-making process takes place at their Westwood location instead of a traditional rural vineyard. Since opening in 1996, Henke has received several awards, including being rated #6 of all urban wineries in the country by Wine Enthusiast magazine! Needless to say, you have to check this place out.

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails
Image Credit: Google Maps

The¬†wine tasting included seven wines as well as a souvenir wine glass, all for only $10. After describing my wine preferences, Joe hand-selected the ones¬†for my tasting. He made some amazing selections, switching between wines in and out of my comfort zone to spice up the¬†palette. By the end of my tasting, I felt like a wine connoisseur.¬†I even found myself swirling and sniffing the¬†wines, but trust me, I’ll never be that type of wino. ūüôā

The wines I ended up tasting were Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Vendange A Trois, Riesling, Vidal, Cellar Blush and Cin Zin. By far, my favorite was the award-winning Cellar Blush, which is described as “a white zinfandel, but much better.” And the description didn’t lie, it was amazing! So I took a bottle home for only $11.

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

When I finished my tasting, Joe gave me a tour of the winery’s basement where all of the wines are handmade. The basement was filled with barrels, vats and all sorts of other contraptions involved in the wine-making process. Overall, I had an amazing experience and will definitely be back!

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

Ohio Wine Month at Henke Winery | Closet Full of Cocktails

If you live in Ohio or passing through this month, you should definitely check out a local winery and celebrate Ohio Wine Month, too! There are over 240 to choose from, so one¬†shouldn’t be too hard to find. In honor of this special month,¬†the Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC) is hosting a contest throughout the month. To enter, simply share a picture on social media at an Ohio winery or enjoying an Ohio wine from one of the many participating retailers, tag it with both #OhioWine and #30cheersOH between June 1 and June 30. Each day the committee will randomly select¬†a winner using those hashtags and give away something wine-related, including gift certificates, wares and souvenirs each day via participating wineries and retailers. At the end of the month, all 30 winners will automatically be entered into a grand prize drawing for an overnight stay at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton.

So what are you waiting for? Cheers, winos!

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

Friday Fab Five – 06.03.16

Happy first Friday of June! Only three days in, and it’s already shaping up to be a great month. I’m off to Louisville tomorrow¬†to celebrate my friend’s bachelorette party¬†and I start my new job on Monday, woohoo!

Friday Fab Five 6.3 | Closet Full of Cocktails

On My Wish List

  1. This J.Crew popover shirt is everything.
  2. My favorite Kate Spade bag is 40% off! #Tempting
  3. This is the go-to jacket of fashion bloggers everywhere, and two colors are 30% off!
  4. The perfect flirty, flowy blouse for the spring/summer.
  5. When LOFT has 50% off and you can’t decide what you want…

Around the Internet

  1. Who remembers these? I honestly don’t even remember what they’re called, but seeing this makes me feel old.
  2. Exciting social media news for brands using Instagram!
  3. Rihanna saving her wine from falling in the pool is all of us… #WinoProblems
  4. All of you Laguna Beach lovers should watch this video.
  5. Emoji fans rejoice!

In the Blogosphere

  1. Grace of The Stripe¬†recently visited the Loren Hope¬†studio in Rhode Island, and I can’t help but say I’m a little jealous. Her and her mom got to design their own statement jewelry… so fun!
  2. With embroidery and off-the-shoulder coming together, Laura¬†of¬†Styled Adventures is rockin’ two spring trends in one amazing look.
  3. I still can’t believe fellow Thread blogger¬†Kayla of The Professional Prep scored this adorable Rebecca Taylor vest for only $39. Talk about a steal!
  4. I’m loving this Julie Brown dress on¬†Emily of I Do Declare Blog. So perfect for the warm months ahead.
  5. My best friend Lucy of Write. Style. Travel. just revamped her blog and published an amazing Anthropologie gift guide. Check it out!