A Natural Hair and fashion lifestyle blog based in Sonoma County, in the heart of Wine Country. Amber serves up inspiration for winery tourism, vegetarian recipes, style, and skincare.

Parisian Paisley

Loves I don't know how it's Wednesday, let alone the last day of November!! Can you believe it? The holidays seem to be buzzing by more quickly than ever, and I am making sure to savor every moment of it.

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This year between Black Friday and Cyber Monday Americans spent a record $7 billion while shopping. Billion. That is incredible! You know what I did? I went to Marshall's and bought three cashmere sweaters. I'm living life on the edge, clearly. 😂

In addition to stocking up my wardrobe with timeless and classic pieces, I've also decided to focus on the items that have sentimental meaning. More and more I am finding that getting dressed in the morning is so much easier if I can reach for the items that make me happy.

Take paisley this dress for example: I purchased it as a gift to myself for my birthday while in Paris last year. I had arrived to the city a good 8 hours early for my Air BnB check in. The owner had been kind enough to store my luggage for me, but I didn't have the time, or the nerve to ask if I could change into more suitable clothing. I was still in my travel clothes, which meant layers and comfortable walking shoes. If you've been to Paris in August, you'll know that I was soon sweltering from the heat. So I purchased this cotton dress at a darling little boutique that I'll likely never find again. I walked out wearing it, carrying my travel clothing in the shopping bag.

That's one of my favorite things to do while traveling - to purchase something that can be worn right away. It makes me feel as though I instantly belong; that in some small way, I have become a local with that one singular purchase.

My shoes are a gift from Musse & Cloud -  the braided details, with just a hint of Western flare looks so good with dresses. I'm currently on the hunt for the perfect pair of baby flares (I'm thinking dark burgundy corduroy) - once found, I will definitely be pairing them with the shoes! Can you imagine? Instant cuteness. Be sure to enter into my giveaway to snag your own pair!

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