I first learned that I was allergic to red wine when I went to visit my family in Northwest Florida for Thanksgiving last year. My sister and I went to a bar to meet with our cousin for a couple of drinks and I ordered a couple cups of ‘cheap’ pinot noir (which mind you, came in a plastic cup. The shookery!) I woke up the next day with a tight, dry throat and I knew something was up. I spent that entire week of Thanksgiving recovering from that one night because I could hardly swallow a thing (but you better believe I went in on Thanksgiving, okay!). I put my investigative hat on and need to get to the nitty-gritty on how I got into my suffocating dilemma. (I’ve had this allergic reaction many times when I’ve had really bad red wine…but I finally just caught on this time). I decided to do my research on red wine and according to Prevention, red grapes have a protein in the skin called LTP that cause the allergy in red wine. My heart was broken when I ‘diagnosed’ myself; I, truly, am allergic to red wine [insert crying emoji]
If you’ve had a good Pinot Noir, you know that it is smooth, rich in color, and delightfully tasteful. Just like this top I bought from Zara a year ago, the faux suede is smooth, rich in color, silky, and soft to the touch. I’ll wear this going out at night because it gives a luxe appeal without having to spend luxe $$. Summer nights in South Florida are still pretty warm and you don’t want to sweat in this thing because like red wine, it stains…your jeans, your body, etc. The dye is pretty potent! I paired this top with a pair of slim fit trousers from the Gap, sandals from Zara, Tom Ford sunglasses and straw fedora.