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:

Anna Jane said...

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

Eli said...

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!

Julia said...

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

FASHION SNAG said...

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

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libys11 said...

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

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Anthea said...

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

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Annie Spandex said...

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

Myriam said...

i love your shorts!! you're amazing

dreamylacey said...

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

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mom & son said...

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

My Republic of Fashion said...

I love this outfit. Great shorts.:)SarahD

northwest is best said...

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

Fashion Butter said...

So cute and the Miley comment made me chuckle.

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Kate said...

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!

Christina said...

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

Celine said...

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. :)

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BRIANA said...

i loveeeeee your shoes! such a great outfit.

xx
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hope you'll follow!

tess said...

I really need to scope out Arlington

Sal said...

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

Sarah Yvonne said...

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

Great shorts :)

Sarah Yvonne

Julie said...

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

Nadia Kamballa said...

I love your shoes!!

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Blicious said...

LOVE your shorts! so cute! great outfit.

xoxo
b

verseastyle said...

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

Amy said...

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.

filthy g said...

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

Anna G said...

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. :)

Anna G said...

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. :)

Marie Z. said...

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

noirohio vintage said...

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

Mish Dish said...

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

Melanie said...

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

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

StyleFrost said...

Love this, amazing shoes!

blorange dice said...

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 /:

M. said...

leather shorts i love <3

hiyaluv said...

fantastic outfit! smiles, gina

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

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

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

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

fashionforwriters.com said...

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

menina raposa said...

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

AMK said...

I love your blog and outfits :) ! <3

AMK said...

I love your blog and outfits :) ! <3

The Voguette said...

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

Clara said...

love your shorts!
xxx

Cindy Whitehead said...

I am loving this outfit - you look GREAT!

Ebony said...

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

Tasha said...

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

Rachel said...

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

Kimberellie said...

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!

Ro said...

loved your shorts!

The F Word Online said...

im in love with your givenchy boots !

xx lue

The Owl's Closet said...

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:)

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6roove said...

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

kisses!
Watching the waves

Helen said...

Looking great! Love those shoes - so fierce.

Clare said...

Bah, look at those rad shorts!

Adrianna Traxler said...

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

dear kate said...

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

Constance said...

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

Amy said...

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

closet365 said...

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

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

FashionAddict said...

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