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Color of the Season: Oxblood

Have I mentioned at least ten times here in the last few weeks how much I love Fall?  Because I do; I really really do.  And the colors of Fall are no exception.  I’ve always loved a vampy red, a deep burgundy, an almost-black oxblood, and this season, in everything from fashion to beauty, shoes to handbags, and so much more, Fall trends are including the deeper darker shade.

target style fall oxblood maroon berry wine _ glitterinc.com

Get the Look: Collar-neck Dress // Revlon Color-Stay Lip Gloss // Smoking Loafers // Leather Sleeve Dress // Twisted Snood Scarf // Parka // Sally Hansen Nail Polish // Crossbody Handbag in Burgundy

So far, I’ve painted my nails a few different shades of the vampy maroon color (and I can’t get enough), and last week I bought my first wine-colored purse (worn here), but I’m dreaming of incorporating more oxblood maroon into my actual wardrobe. I would love a pair of oxblood-colored loafers and a plush scarf in a warm wine or berry is high on my list too.

Have you made any oxblood-colored purchases for Fall?  (And fun fact: all of these picks are from Target, so you can not only jump right on trend with Fall’s hottest color, but you can do it at a great price!  I heart Target.)


Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Target via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Target.


Riesling Strawberry Slushies

Oh yes, I went there.  It’s actually nearly 4 in the afternoon here, and I am seriously considering breaking out the blender and Riesling (rather than go to my dreaded ballet class — which I am just awful at.  No lie.)

And if the title, “Riesling Strawberry Slushies” didn’t catch your eye, I’m assuming the lovely photographs did.  How perfect would these be for a bridal or baby shower (though not so nice to the mommy-to-be … who wouldn’t want one of these pretty pink slushies?)

Riesling Strawberry Slushies


  • 2 cups cleaned + cut strawberries
  • 1 bottle [750ml] dry Riesling
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


Reserve 1 cup of the Riesling – cover and place in the fridge to chill.

In a food processor, puree strawberries with the remaining wine, lime juice and sugar. Pour the mixture into ice cube trays and freeze until solid. When you’re ready to serve [or drink], puree the ice cubes with the remaining wine in your blender.


Serves 6

Get the printable recipe + all of the sweet details on With Style & Grace // Photography by Lisa Thiele | With Style and Grace


Last Minute Valentine

This year, Valentine’s day sort of bit me on the butt.  Pardon my French.  And I’m a tad rattled about it being so early on in the marriage, sans romantic love day plans.  But you see, last Valentine’s day, only a few short months into our marriage, I went and got sick.  Surgery, couture wearing, hospital sick.  So this Valentine’s Day, I told myself, we’ll have a perfectly romantic well-thought-out evening.  (And yes, to me, romance, is generally thought-out.  I’m not a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of girl — can’t you just hear Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman saying that?  Type-A, all the way.)  But I digress.  And then it was Tuesday … the 14th … of February.  And I had no plans.  So here we are.

Be My Valentine Homemade Pizza Recipe:  If I have time, I will definitely be trying this tonight.  (The recipe even calls for refrigerated pizza crust – my kind of easy.)  If not, it’s good old circular (greasy) pizza for the hubs.

Etched Vino Decanters:  Oh so pretty; however, ours will come in a bottle.  Hey, at least it’s not a box.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Buttercream:  These have been on my to-do list for months.  Here’s to another year … on the to-do list.

Also on my to-do list – sweet card, cut-out newspaper hearts, and the world’s most phenomenal tent/fort/hybrid.  I coo-ed over that tent last Valentine’s Day, and this year is no exception.**  Only this month, I’ll be recreating said tent with towels, stacks of pillows, hair ties, and broom.  I’m willing to bet on disaster.

If all of this falls through, I’m taking my man to Waffle House.  (Seriously, major fast food chains are offering romantic Valentine’s Day packages, complete with candlelight and tater tots.)

Tent, Hearts, + Card via the ever-talented: Justina Blakeney for Design*Sponge

** Sadly – last year – once I read fishing line and screw hooks, I retired from fancy fort-making.  My brilliant plan that time, “I’m going to sit on my sofa with a blanket over my head.”