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I was lucky enough to receive 3 months of wine samples, thanks to Vinebox. Vinebox is a monthly subscription service, founded by Matt Dukes and Rachel Vodofsky, who wanted to bring delicious wine, by the glass, to everyone. Additionally, VINEBOX uses stylish, patented glass bottles and rebottling technology to perfectly preserve from the vineyard to your glass.

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Vinebox Wine – How it Works:

3 spectacular glass bottles are delivered every month. Obsessively selected by VINEBOX’s team of sommeliers. Furthermore, Vinebox offers patented technology and by-the- glass bottles. Also, this is not your standard monthly club; it’s a new way to wine.

Vineyard Partnerships:

These wines aren’t available at your local store. This is the stuff that you stumble across on a backroad trip through Tuscany, the gems that local restaurants save for a special occasion. Therefore, some of the renowned regions you will sample include Burgundy, Barolo, and Bordeaux. VINEBOX brings the stories behind each of the wines to you.

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In conclusion, upon receiving the wine, it became evident that I was in for a treat. The modern, sophisticated box offers 3 samples, along with a detailed description and elegant quotes. Consequently, one of the cards I received mentions a saying by Patrick Rothfuss “I’ve waited a long time to show these flowers how pretty you are”. In addition to this, the card gives details including the age, original location, taste, pair, and a fun fact. I tried the Virvane Chablis first. The Chablis was curated in Burgundy, France. After trying a sampling, I came to the conclusion that Vinebox truly is heavenly. Most of all, I enjoy exploring unique different tastes each bottle offers. As a result, the monthly subscription service makes the perfect Holiday gift for your favorite foodie.

Discover your own palate preferences, new regions, and some really great wine with VINEBOX.

Additionally – are you looking to shop outfits? Click here! 

Sponsored by Vinebox, this post features opinions of my own. 

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I came across Basic Invite on Instagram and fell in love with their super cute Holiday cards, Christmas cards, as well as other invitations! Keep reading to find out why I love Basic Invite and check out the featured examples.

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Almost Unlimited Colors

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online! I love previewing every design I create so that I can see what it will look like, instead of playing the guessing game. Once a design is selected, the color can be changed for each element on the card, to over 180 different color options! You can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the smallest detail. This is what sets Basic Invite apart from other online stationery companies and is their best feature!

Custom Samples

Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows us the ability to order a printed sample of our actual invitation so we can see exactly how it will print, as well as feel the paper quality before placing the final order. This is an amazing option, we can literally see how the Invitation will look before finalizing! Just in case there is any hesitation or unsureness. Personally, this is perfect for me, because I always pay attention to the details, specifically something I am presenting as a gift.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes

Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with their invitations! Standing out before they’re even opened, there are over 40 different color options. With peel and seal envelopes, invites can be quickly and securely closed without licking. (If only Susan from Seinfeld had this option;).

Address Capturing Service

Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media platform to request their friends and family’s addresses. Addresses are stored in the customer’s account, to be selected during the design process! This makes it super easy to keep track of addresses instead of writing them down, or checking back to our phones. Basic Invite also gives recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.

Foil Designs

Foil holiday cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Raised or flat foil options give each designer more creative power. I love the foil designs because it adds personality to the cards and makes them so pretty!

What do you think of Basic Invite? Let me know in the comments! They offer over 400 Christmas cards and Holiday card designs. What’s more fun than creating your own Holiday card for loved ones?! Right now, Basic Invite is even offering 30% off with the code: HOLI30. Check out more of my favorite brands, designs, and products here.

Sponsored by Basic Invite, this post features opinions that are entirely my own. 

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What Is LiketoKnow.it?

I’ve recently started using LiketoKnow.it, which is a shopping discover app that allows consumers – like you – to shop their screen shots. By downloading the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, you will receive a push notification with ready-to-shop product information when you screenshot enabled images from Instagram and Snapchat. As a fashion blogger, this makes my life 110% easier to link all of my outfits and shopping details with. This app also makes it easier for my readers, because I offer multiple product options so you can always find what you need. This decreases the chances of a broken link or sold out item, so you can shop on happily my friends!

How Do I Use LiketoKnow.it?

  1. Download the @LiketoKnow.it app to shop your screenshots
  2. Screen shot your favorite outfit photos from Instagram that have the black heart logo at the bottom right corner of the pic (it will also be noted in the caption that they are shoppable).
  3. Shop the products featured in your screen shots

You no longer need to receive emails for the service. Just go to your ‘account settings’ then ’email preferences’, and you can turn them off to shop the screen shots directly in the app.

Shop My Looks & Favorite Pieces – No App Required

If this sounds far too complicated for you (don’t worry, I get it) then you can also shop my feed using my new section here! I’ve recently added different categories for you as well, such as boots, dresses, accessories, menswear, and a dedicated section for my voluptuous + babes! Using the ‘Shop’ section on my blog will allow you to shop your favorite outfits and individual pieces without ever having to download the app or venture away. The individual categories such as beauty, coats + jackets, interior + lifestyle, and tops, can be accessed by using the drop down menu feature. I will update these as frequently as possible to keep the looks fresh. Please keep in mind, everything I recommend I would definitely wear or have worn! Let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see more of, and I’ll scour the internet to find you the hottest pieces!

 

I’ll start off this post telling you what I expected from London, because what I expected and what I received are two entirely different synopsis. My idea of London was basically drawn from every movie I’ve ever seen involving the city, specifically a few Disney 2000’s. This meant that I pictured men in furry hats guarding the castle, fashion with English flags on it involving Twiggy somehow, and a very dreary type of weather pattern with lots of rain and clouds. I never had the burning desire to visit London, which is actually quite depressing when I found out how calmingly beautiful it actual is.

When I first arrived in London, the drive from the airport to the hotel wasn’t the best. I suppose like every city, the area near the airport is never kept up with. When we traveled closer to the hotel, the buildings and streets started becoming cleaner, fresher, and more elegant overall. Upon arrival of the hotel, I realized, London wasn’t bad at all. Sure, it was a bit cloudy, but after the ten minute down pours, the sun would shine again. There was an air to it like no other. The buildings had their history, there was plenty of beautiful architecture, cafe’s outside to sit and relax while having lunch, plenty of space to walk, and surprisingly – classy street art. The buildings had terraces with flowers properly arranged and were clean with freshly coated paint.

Listening to the accents around me was enough to quickly learn that I liked this city after all. Mind you, I was staying in Kensington, which is a nicer section of London. Anyways, there were plenty of tourist attractions to see, but I wanted a different route to explore. One of my most memorable days was a trip to Kensington Palace, where we had afternoon tea which was just absolutely scrumptious. The colors of the cakes, and the never ending tea filled our stomachs with joy. Inside the Palace was a bit of a bore for me, but outside we visited Princess Diana’s Memorial Garden. The Garden was blocked off but with the sun shining upon it, was truly breath taking. The Palace and Garden were centered in a large park. The park was full of fresh, green grass and dogs running around freely due to their obedient loyalty. Apparently, even the dogs knew proper manners.

It was like being transported to a different time zone. I felt a bit uneasy in a different city across the pond, until I gathered my surroundings. Afterwards, I felt unrealistically safe and comfortable, even though there had been an attack on the Metro a few days prior to our visit. One word of advice if you travel to the UK – be wary of what currency is paired with which country, especially after the Brexit. I noticed the Irish, English, and French became slightly irritated when I wasn’t sure if I should give them the Pound or Euro. Although, many places accepted major credit cards, it’s always smart to have a bit of cash on hand.

All in all, there was something about Kensington that I loved. I would highly recommend visiting, and I wish I could’ve spent more time there. I plan on making the trek again someday. Sometimes it’s easier to fall in love with cities than it is with people.

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