Sunday, March 21, 2010

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

I've been biding my time for the weather to finally warm up so I could bust out this skirt.  I've always been a sucker for vintage Ralph Lauren and I couldn't resist the wonderful French nautical print on this piece.  Oh and I'm also quite enamored with these white mesh leggings I just got from American Apparel.

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

au soleil, sous la pluie, a midi ou a minuit

B and I were so lucky to have a visit from my good friend, Aj, and her fiance as an excuse to finally try out Corduroy last night.  It was fabulous!  I am rarely this satisfied by a meal from a DC restaurant, because too often it seems that they don't deliver on the whole meal (especially the entree).  All of us strategized to order differently so we would be able to try as much of the menu as possible and I was not disappointed by a single thing that I tried.  I ordered the tuna tartare with crispy onions and the roasted guinea hen with leeks and mushrooms, which even B, who is generally anti-poultry, enjoyed.  We were also impressed by the wine list.  We had the 2000 Château Mirebeau Bordeaux blend with dinner and I was pleasantly surprised to find a decent Chinon by the glass, which I usually have a hard time finding in the States.  Overall, I would highly recommend this place and will be returning in the near future.

vintage wayfarers
INC tank top
vintage belt
vintage Ralph Lauren skirt
American Apparel mesh leggings
Finsk shoes
Hermes bangles


PS Thank you so much to the Trendy Fashionista and Razzle Dazzle for the awards!

81 comments:

  1. WOW, girl. I am kind of speechless. This skirt is beyond fantastic. I love the shade in your pictures, too.

    I'm glad you had a nice meal at Corduroy! From that vintage, you sure know how to pick your wine! (I worked for several summers as a quasi-sommelier at a very fine dining restaurant on Martha's Vineyard.)

    Lindsay

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  2. Oh E, I would definitely wear that ensemble here in the Tropics... you are gorgeous. I love your vintage skirt. xoxo

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  3. I can't possibly express how much I LOVE that skirt!!! I love vintage Ralph Lauren, too. That piece is such an incredible vintage find!!! WOW. I would have snatched that up in an instant! Enjoy! It looks really good on you.
    xo

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  4. Ohmygoodness. That skirt is fantastic!! Plus your styling is beyond chic. <3

    And now I'm hungry. Haha.

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  5. oh my goodness E - so beautiful!! this is stunning!

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  6. amazing skirt!

    I don't tend to eat at the higher end DC restaurants like you do, but I will admit I rarely am fully satisfied with a meal

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  7. Holy cow, I love that dress. It looks fantastic on you too!

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  8. AMAZING!!! That skirt is beyond fab and I love the entire look. Very patriotic, and makes me miss my HOME DC more and more. Must try Corduroy as soon as I get home for Memorial Day. Thanks for the review.

    www.anernestpointofview.blogspot.com

    Ernest Bee.

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  9. you look amazing! :D that skirt is fantastic! :D

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  11. lovely! that skirt is so unique, love the weather right now! Well it's actually kinda chilly but :)

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  12. Best mixing of prints ever!

    I hate ordering wine in the states, everything tastes so different to back home - I usually just let others do it for me...

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  13. I love the skirt and top combo!

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  14. wow, gorgeous, E! ur vintage skirt is stunning and i love how u styled it with the striped blue top!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  15. Fab looking menu. Nice to see lamb on the menu, its not too often on the menu in the US. I had a root around in the on line wine list. there are some gems and at not too over the top prices.

    My picks would be (from the old world) along side the red you guys had....

    The second wine of Le Pez (1640) AT $61 is not bad, as is Pontet Canet (1605) at $81. I recently had the very same Givry they have (220) and its stunning value at $54, I paid more than that in £'s

    Now... importantly,... wonderful look E!! I do love those shoes so much, you amaze me with what you think to pair them with, and they always works. In this case I think for me its all about angles! :D

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  16. I am not sure about the leggins but besides them the whole outfit is so goregous to me ! ;) I feel the summer already ;)

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  17. Am loving all the prints and color.. So pretty!

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  18. What a nice look! Loving the belt and your shoes! ;-)

    http://ashopaholicisloose.blogspot.com

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  19. What a nice look! Loving the belt and your shoes! ;-)

    http://ashopaholicisloose.blogspot.com

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  20. Bonjour madam, this outfit is very, "I'm-vacationing-on-a-yacht-in-the-south-of-France-eat-your-heart-out"!

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  21. Your skirt looks amazing, gorgeous! Love the striped vest and shoes too.

    www.fashionjjunkie.blogspot.com

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  22. lovely skirt
    your look is great!!
    xxx

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  23. This is quite a gorgeous look. Where did you find that skirt? It makes you look extremely long.

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  24. I love the skirt. Looks like you are ready for a cocktail cruise on a lovely ship. xo Mish


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  25. Love that song and love that skirt. You look amazing :)

    C

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  26. I love the skirt. What great colors together. xo

    www.FashionSnag.com

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  27. Love this look! I am fairly new to your blog, but I am really enjoying your classic sense of style with a modern twist. Kudos!

    http://www.looksandbooks.com

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  28. i have no words to describe this other than SENSATIONAL! that skirt is bad ass!!! :D

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  29. seriously amazing print skirt! I love it!!

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  30. I'm in love with this outfit, more specifically the skirt. You pull it off so well, it screams summer by the beach.

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  31. dying over that skirt, its gorgeous...ahhh I love it

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  32. you look stunning. i LOVE the way you put this look together. the skirt is incredible. I want one!

    x

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  33. That skirt is incredible! The print is so eye-catching.

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  34. That skirt rocks! It's very French! :) You look awesome as always!

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  35. that skirt is out of control! i love it! you need to buy a yacht to go with it, I think.

    I've heard good things about Corduroy... will def have to try it now! We'll be going to Potenza this weekend - have you been? and did you like it?
    -Megan

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  36. this is so perfectly coordinated! I love your belt and skirt! fabulous

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  37. lovely vintage skirt! the colors are perfect for spring/summer!

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  38. Oh G! That skirt is amazing!
    You look stunning!

    Kisses.

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  39. really Love ur style!=)! xoxo


    http://lifeintechnicolor-berta.blogspot.com/

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  40. I love this skirt!!! the print is fabulous! :)
    vicki xo

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  41. Hmm Ralph Lauren. I can't even comprehend that skirt or you right now. I'm so in aw. Classy classy.

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  42. That skirt?! What a fucking gem.

    Now I want some wine, thanks :)

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  43. that skirt is super sweet - it makes me want to go on a european vacation!! happy monday!

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  44. So gorgeous, darling!
    Love that skirt!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  45. All I can say is "WOW". The skirt is simply amazing.

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  46. That skirt is simply MARVELOUS.

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  47. It's rainy and cool here tonight...I'm jealous of your summer look.

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  48. I'm jealous you are wearing such a summery outfit already!!!

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  49. E, I wonder how do the leggings look with short skirt or dresses? I need to check these mesh leggings out.

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  50. wow! that skirt is so amazing!

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  51. Love it. Nautical is the most wonderful style.
    Such an impressive skirt!
    Romany
    xx

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  52. I have no words for how much I love this.

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  53. What a lovely skirt, I adore the print & it looks wonderful on you! I also like the mesh leggings :)

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  54. That is one gorgeous skirt. I'm such a sucker for the nautical style and this is the most creative version I've seen in a while. A great way to pair that Breton stripe tank as well!

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  55. That skirt is absoultely amazing - you look fantastic E!

    Merci beaucoup for your lovely comment - sorry for the late reply!

    Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
    English Rose x
    http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  56. Mesh is my thing right now! Love the peek of it under that long, graphic skirt. :)

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  57. Love the colors! So fun. Just realized I didn't have you on my blog roll )-: Adding you now.

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  58. Can I just say that I am overwhelmed with the urge to go yachting - while wearing this ensemble, of course! Wow! You look amazing in this outfit, E - the colors are absolutely perfect...so nautical and fun! I think I may need to pick up a pair of those AA Mesh Leggings myself - I adore all things AA!! :)

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  59. You are always so effortless chic.

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  60. That skirt is all kinds of fabulous... some severe covetting happening right now.

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  61. E, that skirt is out of this world BEAUTIFUL!!! O, WOOOWWW!!!

    xoxo
    Amy

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  62. Beautiful blues, beautiful outfit, and I love the leggings!

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  63. Wow what an interesting look! I want to see more of those mesh leggings, they look amazing

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  64. cool skirt...really like that belt too. i love mixing prints. dinner sounds fab too! tuna tartar is one of my fav things in the world

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  65. I am so very envious that you got to bust out this beautiful skirt and tank duo ~ Chicago hasn't quite made it to Spring yet, so for now, I'll just live vicariously through you :)

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  66. I love this outfit! I could never pull it off but it looks amazing on you!

    www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

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  67. This piece is bomb - it's so adorable!

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  68. I am sure no one but you can pull of this skirt! :)
    love your shoes so much.
    xoxo

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  69. you are a VISION in ralph lauren! americana colors and a nipped waist – nothing could usher in springtime better.

    xo.
    princesspolitico.blogspot.com

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  70. wow! i so love the first photo. how perfect is the skirt for the stairs? I love the concept and the designs :)

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  71. fantastically fresh! i see you have a love for strong geometric prints, and it rocks! the whole look is sublime, very modern and chic. xo. -Bella Q

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