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The Stylish Palette: Red, White & Bubbly

I am so excited to share The Stylish Palette with you!

Each Sunday in July I’ll combine two of my passions, fashion and wine. Thanks to Abby at dedalus wine shop in Burlington I’ve got tons of great tips for picking the perfect bottle to match not only your price range but your style.

In honor of the Fourth of July Abby helped me find bottles of Red, White and Bubbly perfect for whatever patriotic partying you’ve got planned.

Red: Betts & Scholl, 2008 Grenache, $21.50An Australian wine with flavors of guava and blackberries it’s one of Abby’s personal favorites. “I’ve found a sweet spot with bottles in the $20 – $25 price range. At $21.50 this grenache is one of my favorites, lighter in style but you don’t realize how much it really has going on until you open it.”

Style this bottle with:

A light gauzy shirt dress, statement sandals, bangles, and loose boho beach curls. This is the perfect wine for a torch lit backyard dinner party over looking the beach or a casual bbq with friends.

White: Aveleda Fonte, 2009 Vinho Verde, $10.75Abby described this Portuguese white as a “perfect porch sipping wine.” Ideal for hot summer days this refreshing white is smooth, light and slightly effervescent. I usually drink red wine so Abby suggested this vhino verde would be the perfect white wine to start with. It’s also low in alchol so you can enjoy it all day long. This white is casual, fun and easy to enjoy just about any where.

Style this decidedly laid back bottle with:

Your favorite beach cover up, vintage chevron bikini, floppy straw hat or head scarf. Casual but always stylish this bottle is meant to be enjoyed with friends on beach blanket, picnic table, or out on the boat.

Bubbly: Riondo Pink Spago Argento, $13.75    When it comes to choosing the perfect bubbly there are two main categories, champagne or prosecco. Champagne is strictly made with grapes from the Champagne region of France. Prosecco is a sparkling wine made from a variety of grapes. Abbey described this girly bubbly as “sweet 16 in a bottle.” Prosecco hass fat, lazy bubbles that aren’t in a hurry to go anywhere while champagne is full of tiny, busy body bubbles that are always racing around.

Style this fun bright bottle with:

 Toast the fourth with this bottle from a roof top deck, poolside cabana, or backyard party in a brightly colored silk tank, gold sequin skirt, wedges and a golden summer tan.

What type of get together are you planning for the fourth? What types of cocktails will you be celebrating with this holiday weekend? 

Wore Out’s Look of the Week

Let’s hear it for the holiday weekend! I am so glad it’s Friday and words can’t express how happy I am that I get Monday off.

Sadly the video I posted on Saturday wasn’t a spoof, you can actually buy pajama jeans… don’t! Monday was all about High Fashion at the Shelburne Museum, Tuesday’s post featured a $2 special, while Wednesday and Thursday were all about a dream and leopard print booties.

With the holiday weekend fast approaching (yay!) I couldn’t imagine anyone looking more patriotic chic than Wore Out’s Look of the week…

 Kallie from happy, honey, and lark!Red, white and perfect! 

I honestly couldn’t picture an outfit better suited for a chic fourth of July get together than the ensemble Kallie is wearing. Her perfect for twirling skirt adds a touch of whimsy and is perfect for a casual backyard BBQ but dressy enough for cocktails on the patio. Kallie could easily swap her sandals for a pair of wedges if she wanted take this look from day to night.

From the sweet detailing on the skirt to the vintage scarf she expertly styled her hair with, this outfit is all about the details. I love how it’s patriotic but chic enough to be worn all summer long.

When it comes to pulling together a flawless look for the fourth follow Kallie’s lead; use accessories to accent your overall color scheme and don’t go overboard, less is always more when it come to thematic color palettes. While you’re dressing for a holiday you’re also dressing for yourself so stay true to your style and trust your instincts!

What will you be wearing this holiday weekend? How do you plan to celebrate the fourth?