A Weekend of Wine & Fashion

The 7th Annual 30A Wine Festival was an amazing event at Alys Beach!  The weather thankfully cooperated and it was a beautiful weekend filled with wine, spirits, food, fashion & beautiful people!  It is always a special event, especially to me, because of the beneficiary, Children's Volunteer Health Network.  I have been involved with this wonderful local nonprofit organization for many years.  It is heartwarming to see so many locals and out of towners support them and their cause to provide access to health services for children in Walton & Okaloosa counties in Florida. 

The fashion at the event is always on point, and I felt so perfectly dressed in everything I was wearing from The Alys Shoppe.  It was the perfect place to find beautiful pieces for the entire weekend of festivities!  

I am sharing the highlights below from this fabulous fashion and wine filled weekend.  Enjoy!

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The beautiful storefront of The Alys Shoppe.

We kicked off our Friday evening February 23rd, at Bourbon, Beer and Butts and enjoyed live music, yummy food and.... obviously lots of delicious beer and bourbon! 

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I think I have the best looking date - my sweet husband, John.  Sweater, black denim, necklace, bracelets & handbag all available at The Alys Shoppe

Yummy Bourbon!!  (please excuse the lipstick marks on glass)

Yummy Bourbon!!  (please excuse the lipstick marks on glass)

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I stopped by to see the lovely ladies at The Alys Shoppe before the Grand Wine Tasting on Saturday, February 24th.  These sweet, stylish women are always super helpful and ready to help find the perfect pieces for you!

Let the tasting begin!!

Let the tasting begin!!

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It was a glorious day to stroll the quaint streets of Alys Beach, tasting wine and food.  My Dress, jewelry and handbag all from The Alys Shoppe.

One of my favorites I tried that day!

One of my favorites I tried that day!

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There is no other place quite like Alys Beach

Not a great quality photo.... but wanted you see these two parents had a fabulous time.... and I felt super stylish with my handsome date!!

Not a great quality photo.... but wanted you see these two parents had a fabulous time.... and I felt super stylish with my handsome date!!

Love this display of the glasses when you walked into Rosè and Croquet. 

Love this display of the glasses when you walked into Rosè and Croquet. 

Lastly, Sunday, February 25th was Rosè and Croquet in the afternoon.  This is such a classic, chic & stylish event.  Everyone wore shades of white (the traditional color for croquet) and enjoyed a delicious brunch accompanied by rosè, champagne and creative cocktails . 

My entire outfit is from  Alys Shoppe  (including my hubby's hat too)

My entire outfit is from Alys Shoppe (including my hubby's hat too)

Who knew South Africa could make such delicious wines??

Who knew South Africa could make such delicious wines??

Stylish people playing croquèt

Stylish people playing croquèt

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The place to see and be seen on 30A is Rosè and Croquet on Sunday!

Feeling blessed to have been part of such a wonderful, chic event benefiting Children's Volunteer Heath Network... in such a breathtaking place, Alys Beach.  Thanks again to The Alys Shoppe for making be feel super stylish and confident during all of the weekend festivities!

Until next year..... Cheers everyone! 

Watersound Ladies Soiree Event

A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to co-host a late afternoon soiree with St. Joe Club & Resorts for a group of lovely ladies at the Watersound Origins Cafe.  Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while enjoying a non-traditional fashion show.  We were lucky to have two local boutiques there, Willow and Beachfolly,  showing off their latest summer fashions. Two models from each boutique dressed in a beautiful day time look, floating around the room discussing their outfit details with the guests.  We also had the honor of having Shelly Brown Jewelry there, showcasing her beautiful line of bohemian chic inspired cuffs and gorgeous jewels.  

This event would not have been possible without many many people making it all come together and beautiful!  I would like to thank the following people: Photography by Jacqueline Ward ImagesMorgan King (makeup) and Rachel King (hair), Flowers by Milk and Honey (gorgeous arrangements of flowers), Willow BoutiqueBeachfolly, St. Joe Club & Resorts staff (Carly, Carolyn and Curtis) at Origins and my loved ones (my husband)! 

Wagma (Willow model) having her makeup done by  Morgan King .

Wagma (Willow model) having her makeup done by Morgan King.

Of course, fashion shows require hair and make up!!!  What fun to host all of the models in my home pre-event!   We had two amazing & talented ladies doing hair and makeup... Rachel Nelson on hair and Morgan King doing makeup.  We were so blessed to have these ladies helping us to look event ready!  

Anne Hunter (Willow model) having her hair done by  Rachel Nelson.

Anne Hunter (Willow model) having her hair done by Rachel Nelson.

Making sure everything is in the right place before show time

Making sure everything is in the right place before show time

My sweet mother n law, Dana Giles, has ALWAYS been supportive of my passion and new business

My sweet mother n law, Dana Giles, has ALWAYS been supportive of my passion and new business

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The goods at Willow.

The goods at Willow.

(L to R)  me,  Shelly Brown , Anne Hunter and Allyson Longshore of  STYLE STUDIO .

(L to R)  me, Shelly Brown, Anne Hunter and Allyson Longshore of STYLE STUDIO.

I had the opportunity talk to our guests about my business, Wardrobe Made Simple, as well as discuss how we turned the model's day outfits into evening! 

Winner of my two hour evaluation giveaway, Chandra Whittington.

Winner of my two hour evaluation giveaway, Chandra Whittington.

My gracious, beautiful models.  L to R -- Rachel Klager, Kathy Zellner, me, Wagma Permyakov and Anne Hunter.

My gracious, beautiful models.  L to R -- Rachel Klager, Kathy Zellner, me, Wagma Permyakov and Anne Hunter.

Willow girls.  L to R - Mary Kane Hawkins, Wagma Permyakov, Cindy Krutz (co-owner), Anne Hunter & me

Willow girls.  L to R - Mary Kane Hawkins, Wagma Permyakov, Cindy Krutz (co-owner), Anne Hunter & me

Rachel Klager (Beachfolly model) of  The Southern Atelier

Rachel Klager (Beachfolly model) of The Southern Atelier