I took a wine tasting class in college. I know what you’re thinking, we didn’t JUST taste wine. The class was on Tuesday evenings, filled with college seniors in a huge lecture hall. We had to fight tooth and nail to get into the exclusive class. Since there were limited seats, only nerds like me (who had the privilege of scheduling classes early) and the extremely lucky students got a seat.
For the first hour and a half of each class, we sat through a lecture on the different varietals of grapes, the wine-making process, regions of the world and their different wine-making laws, basically whatever the professor wanted to talk about. And for the last hour, we got to taste wine and eat crackers all guided by our lively professor. It was awesome.
That was the first time I learned that Burgundy is not just a color.
NYDJ SKINNY JEANS | PENNY LOAFERS | KATE SPADE CROSSBODY BAG | FLORAL JUMPSUIT (only $21) | KENDRA SCOTT DANIELLE EARRINGS | BAUBLEBAR FANTASIA COLLAR NECKLACE | HALOGEN LACE UP FLATS (under $60!) | INFINITY SCARF | LACE FRONT DRESS (only $30 and sizes are flying!) | TED BAKER BAG | SLEEVELESS BELTED COAT
TOM’S PEEP TOE BOOTIES | FEDORA | SLEEVELESS TURTLENECK | NARS LIPSTICK IN CHARLOTTE | SOLE SOCIETY FRINGED SANDALS (I know they’re not totally red but they’re amazing) | BUCKET BAG ($20) | STATEMENT EARRINGS | CROSS FRONT TEE ($9)
I’ve been getting the summer blah’s lately, probably because it has been so hot here. Plus, all the gorgeous fall merchandise is popping up in burgundy, army green, and navy is making me want to reach for my fall favorites.
So this week’s Friday Fizz is dedicated to Burgundy: the color and name given to red wine that comes from the East of France, the Burgundy Region. Burgundy is also just Pinot Noir, but really really GOOD Pinot Noir grown in one of the most fruitful and exclusive parts of France.
While burgundy might be rich, some of the pieces I chose today are super affordable. A lot of them you might recognize from the #NSale (check out my Early Access picks, and picks from last week). Like this tie front dress (it looks so comfy!) for just $30. (It goes up to $46 after the sale, which ends on August 8th!) and this fedora for $20 (38 after the sale!)
Other favorites are this criss-cross front tee for only $9, this jumpsuit for 21$, and these $75 skinny jeans (I actually love these more but they are kind of pricey.)
Are you ready for fall? Okay, maybe not. But I am ready for this heat to break! Have a great weekend!
Currently Sipping: A Red Blend via Club W
Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom says
I really like that simple top on the bottom right. Burgundy makes me think of the fall, which I will gladly welcome some cooler temps!
Lee T says
Love your picks! Also that wine tasting class sounds AH-MAZING! Wish I was able to take that in university!
Dor Raha says
Hah! The glass and the glam have merged! Ooh, I’m excited to see more colors and getups that correspond with beverages
SO ready for fall!