Wednesday, July 28, 2010

cocktails and dreams

cocktails and dreams

cocktails and dreams

Moving has me absolutely physically and mentally exhausted, but I love our new house and exploring the neighborhood. Not having a functional kitchen for a few days has given us the excuse to check out some local establishments. We hit up Eat Bar on Saturday night, which we’ve been meaning to try for ages, and it might be my new favorite upscale bar. Great cheese selection and B's broccoli fettuccine was light and fresh, with a nice bit of heat. Crisp & Juicy has been a delicious take-out option with all the moving activity. Also had a yummy cinnamon croissant from Pastries by Randolph Sunday morning.

cocktails and dreams

Somehow this has ended up being my going-out uniform of late, even though I can’t help but feel it’s a bit, erm, shall we say “Miley-ish.” Though having forgone some sort of corset deserves a pat on the back.

Gap top
Topshop leather shorts
KMRii bag
Givenchy boots

PS Sorry I’ve been a little out of touch the past couple weeks – little-to-no internet access. Fios man came today and I’m praying to the Internet gods that it is the land of milk and honey that I have built it up to be in my head. Though, to tell you the truth, it could be two cans and a piece of string and I would be happy just because it's not Comcast.

61 comments:

  1. your shorts are fantastic! you look fabulous.
    xx,
    anna jane
    http://seejaneworkplaylive.blogspot.com

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  2. moving kind of sucks...Im probably going to have to do it in about a month, but hopefully for the better!

    love your outfit here, Ive wanted leather shorts for a while, but now I cant even wear them if I did have them because its too hot!

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  3. Not Miley -- you could never be that. In fact I daresay you're the opposite. Anyway, I'm digging the tough boots and shorts with the soft shirt. And I'm jealous you live in a town with restaurants! I miss those...
    xo

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  4. I hate moving! You look so good in those shorts. xx

    www.FashionSnag.com

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  5. fierce!!! gotta love the leather shorts!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  6. I love your leather shorts! Congrats on moving into your new place!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  7. LOL @ Miley-ish. That didn't come to mind at all though. Simply chic as usual! x

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  8. i love your shorts!! you're amazing

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  9. love your outfit especially the boots but aren't you too hot the weather is just incredible hot in DC!!!

    http://www.iletaitunefoisundressing.com/

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  10. Welcome back, darling!
    I always adore those Givenchy boots.

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  11. I love this outfit. Great shorts.:)SarahD

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  12. Nice shorts, and I'm glad to hear your move went well.

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  13. I have been LOVING leather shorts lately - I haven't tried the trend myself, but every time I see them on someone I just die - love love love! They look amazing on you!

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  14. Gap top and leather shorts? I would say this is somewhat definitive of your style. I love it.

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  15. God, you torture me with those shorts! I never saw them on topshop.com and they are perfecttttt. I love the Givenchy boots too....obviously. :)

    flnw.blogspot.com

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  16. i loveeeeee your shoes! such a great outfit.

    xx
    www.brianathismoment.com
    hope you'll follow!

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  17. I really need to scope out Arlington

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  18. I'm amazed that those leather shorts work in the heat. They look amazing, but I imagine they're so WARM!

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  19. You moved to Arlington? I love Pastries by Randolph! I've gotten my birthday cake there for 21 years!

    Great shorts :)

    Sarah Yvonne

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  20. Now my brain is going CINNAMON CROISSANT CINNAMON CROISSANT CINNAMON CROISSANT. Those shorts are kick-ass!

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  21. I love your shoes!!

    http://thenovembergirl.blogspot.com

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  22. LOVE your shorts! so cute! great outfit.

    xoxo
    b

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  23. I love your shorts and shoes - fabulous! I hear ya- I have Comcast ha ha :(

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  24. I am definitely with you on the exhaustion from moving. It never occurred to me that I had so much stuff until I had to box everything. So many memories! It's tiring.

    I love the look of the boots, by the way. It definitely toughens up the look, and looks great on you.

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  25. great shorts! congrats on the move, i'm still exhausted from my move 4 weeks ago!

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  26. You're far from being called Miley. I feel the same way when I wear something out of my comfort zone. I've never really have done a big move before but I hope to move out next year. :)

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  27. You're far from being called Miley. I feel the same way when I wear something out of my comfort zone. I've never really have done a big move before but I hope to move out next year. :)

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  28. In no way are you channeling any part of Miley ; ) I love your booties!

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  29. Miley?? NO WAY. those leather shorts are awesome!

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  30. I love how you are rockin' those leather shorts! xo Mish

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  31. I adore those shorts! They look so cool! I absolutely love Fios. Such an improvement over Crapcast.

    Melanie@UnravelledThreads

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  32. haha i love that you said it's miley-ish. BUT! it's not, you look way cooler and cuter and more grown up.

    moving is crazy! we're moving into our new house this weekend, and i neeed to start packing my room and the kitchen asap /:

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  33. fantastic outfit! smiles, gina

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  34. You look amazing. Those shorts are so cool. I wish I owned leather shorts. Not miley-ish at all. :D

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  35. You look amazing. Those shorts are so cool. I wish I owned leather shorts. Not miley-ish at all. :D

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  36. My high schooler campers sang Miley's 'Party in the USA' at a glee club style karaoke night and I was totally into it. But I think even if I wasn't totally into Miley right now I'd still love your ensemble! I'm about to move myself and I'm dreading every minute of it...

    xo Jenny

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  37. OMG i'm in love with your outfit... i dont know wht i like more the shorts or the boots... love it!
    xx

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  38. I love your blog and outfits :) ! <3

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  39. I love your blog and outfits :) ! <3

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  40. moving can be stressful, but also extremely exciting!! love your shorts & shoes, you look great dear.

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  41. I am loving this outfit - you look GREAT!

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  42. I've been wondering if I could pull off leather shorts and I still have no idea, but you totally can.

    Stop by and have a look around:
    http://xoxoebony.blogspot.com

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  43. I love those black shorts! They look amazing paired with those heels!

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  44. You look fabulous, as always! I love the top and those leather shorts!

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  45. I will not be jealous of your leather shorts, I will not be jealous of your leather shorts. Um...actually, I am.

    Also, not "miley-ish" at all. You manage to make leather shorts look completely ladylike and LOVELY. Love love love this look.

    ps. your kind of moving sounds kind of fun! How I adore to eat out!

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  46. im in love with your givenchy boots !

    xx lue

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  47. i want those shorts, E! lol i love ur "uniform" and i don't think it's miley-ish at all lol! must be exciting moving into a new home! i heard so much about fios and im tempted to convert, because verizon is killing me with their spotty connection ugh. hope u get internet soon:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  48. you look so hot! awesome shorts and shoes! pretty good contrast with your angel face :))

    kisses!
    Watching the waves

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  49. Looking great! Love those shoes - so fierce.

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  50. Bah, look at those rad shorts!

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  51. I would love to own a pair of leather shorts..i have yet to find a pair. Those boots are awesome i love them a lot

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  52. moving is the WORST! but it's so great when it's over!
    such a fun look this one is! i love the top...it looks so comfy!
    katie

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  53. Seriously loving your blog. You have great style and wonderful photos!
    x

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  54. I love your shorts; they are very cool. Also, congratulations on your move x

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  55. Holy God, I'm in love with those shoes.

    I love the shorts with them too. The whole look is boss.

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  56. I LOVE this! Miley wishes she could be so classy :) Seriously, though, I think you look fierce and chic.

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