👗 👑
Jennifer Lee Quattrucci

Making everyday life more stylish, colorful, and delightful!
🎨 🦄
Inspiring creativity and originality

jenquattrucci@gmail.com

Shades of Green: My Zara Dress and Pasta and Wine Pairings Made Simple 

Shades of Green: My Zara Dress and Pasta and Wine Pairings Made Simple 

img_2270-1.jpg

I have to admit I would have never picked out this Zara "Cut Out Back" dress for myself. It was a gift from a fabulous fashionable friend that clearly knows me well. As soon as I put it on I knew I loved it and immediately wanted to... well...blog about it. It is available now in this khaki shade and black. http://m.zara.com/us/en/woman/knitwear/cut-out-back-dress-c0p4115050.html  At first I thought I should keep it very simple with plain grey booties and not a lot of accessories because I didn't want to ruin the look of it. After consulting with a very trusted and stylish dear friend I decided that it would be ok to add a little flair. 

I found this camouflage scarf years ago at Claire's, back when my daughter, Angelina was just starting to be intrigued by the wonderful world of accessorizing. I remember trying it on with my daughter looking at it with excitement and I also recall buying a cap and handbag with the same funky print. William was asleep in the stroller, by the way, which made shopping quite easy for me and my girl.

The shoes are from Target and I'm sure many of you remember them from the endless number of Instagram/ Twitter/Facebook/ Blog posts I've featured them in. Yes, I have them in fuschia and leopard too. 

The bracelets are all from www.alexandani.com which is an amazing line that began right in my hometown of Cranston, RI. They not only make extraordinary jewelry but give back immensely to the community. 

The color of my much appreciated Zara dress reminded me of a rich olive oil. Because of this, I initially decided to share my favorite recipes that involved olive oil. When I began searching my memory,calling my mom, and going through my old fashioned card catalog of recipes I realized that a lot of the recipes I wanted to include involved pasta.

 This got me to thinking that since pasta is such a popular food staple for many I should share some of my favorites and also include the proper wine pairings. I included recipes as practical as possible but also flavorful and interesting and easy for weeknight entertaining. 

Tomato Based Pasta 

http://philosokitchen.com/ragu-barese-apulian-meat-sauce/

http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/strozzapreti-with-tomato-pancetta-sauce

Wine suggestions: 

Medium - Bodied Red Wines 

http://winefolly.com/review/medium-bodied-red-wines/

Cheese Pasta 

http://ilcorvopasta.com/2015/01/23/tonnarelli-with-cacio-e-pepe/

https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/cheesy-baked-tortellini/0a89db0c-a582-4739-bdd5-595f015f78c0

Wine Pairings:

Full-Bodied White and Light Bodied Reds

http://www.hellovino.com/wine/pairing/pasta/pastacheese

Seafood Pasta 

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/linguine-ai-frutti-di-mare-238646

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1940/20minute-seafood-pasta-

Wine Pairings:

Light Bodied and Medium Bodied White Wines

https://www.matchingfoodandwine.com/news/pairings/what_wine_to_match_with_different_pasta_sauces/

Pesto (Herb) and Vegetable Pastas

https://www.blueapron.com/recipes/fresh-pasta-with-arugula-pesto-fingerling-potatoes-green-beans

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/pasta-primavera-recipe

Wine Pairings 

Light Bodied White Wine 

http://uncorkingcharacter.weebly.com/light-bodied-dry-white-wine.html

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you found it worthwhile and inspiring. 

I'm making some changes to my blog and excited to say I will soon relaunch and hope you will like what you see! 

Please feel free to leave a comment or question. I always reply in a timely manner. Also, if you have a blog or link you'd like to share I would be happy to check it out.

I always appreciate your time and attention. 

Yours truly,

Jennifer

Xoxo

Ps.

I can also be found on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/mommyteacherfashionista/

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/jenquattrucci/status/833632125270294528

And Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=398884843779036&id=100009725714113

Exposing It All:My Favorite Fashion,Cooking and Beauty Secrets

Exposing It All:My Favorite Fashion,Cooking and Beauty Secrets

Breakfast At Sydney: Style, Dining and Avocado Inspiration 

Breakfast At Sydney: Style, Dining and Avocado Inspiration