Tuesday, June 28, 2011

bejeweled

bejeweled

bejeweled

bejeweled

bejeweled

bejeweled

bejeweled

I love this dress more than words can express. When I bought it, it was too cold to wear without some sort of outer garment. I'm thrilled to have warm enough weather to wear it with bare shoulders and show off the beautifully cut bodice. Such a perfect little piece.

Erdem dress
freshwater pearl necklace
Michael Kors watch
Hermès and thrifted bangles
Chanel purse (similar here)
Mellow Yellow shoes

Saturday, June 25, 2011

touch of red

touch of red

touch of red

Trying my hand at ladylike apparel again. It's the shoes, I swear.

touch of red

I saved this pin from a Godiva box I received for Valentine's Day. Proved to be quite a handy little accessory, actually...

touch of red

It's kind of sad that it's taken me this long to get a good shot of my new watch. B got it for me for my birthday and I've been wearing it non-stop ever since. Something about it makes me feel instantly more grown-up.

vintage Joseph Picone blouse
pin from a Godiva box
Hollywould for Target clutch
Michael Kors watch
Hermès bangle
vintage Ferragamo belt
H&M skirt
Proenza Schouler heels

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Newport, part II

Newport, part II

Newport was too photogenic to be confined to just one post.

Newport, part II

Newport, part II

Newport, part II

This town is filled with fantastically ornate wrought iron gates. Kind of makes one intrigued to know what lies behind them, which was one of the major reasons we couldn't leave without seeing the Breakers.

Newport, part II

Newport, part II

Newport, part II

Newport, part II

Newport, part II

Newport, part II

We went to the Newport Creamery for breakfast on Sunday before we left, where B and the boys saw Bill Murray the day before. Contrary to what you might think, the "Awful Awful" is actually pretty wonderful.

Newport, part II

The activity sheets were quite creative, featuring such search terms as "Moon Bear" and "Zoo Camp."

Petit Bateau dress
gifted necklace from Lucky Magazine
Anthropologie sweater
Hermès and thrifted bangles
Michael Kors watch
purse from a random boutique
Theory sandals
Ray-Ban Wayfarers

Monday, June 20, 2011

a brief stay in Newport

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B and I had an excuse to check out Newport, RI this weekend for a friend's wedding. We would have loved to stay longer, but back-to-back hectic weeks wouldn't allow. Regardless, we experienced as much as we could of this beautiful place in two short days.

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We stayed in an amazing cottage full of nostalgic treasures like these vintage bathing suits.

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Such a dapper little lad.

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Our cottage also had a beautiful little storage shed in the back and cool retro bicycles.

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More photos to come!

Anthropologie top
Madewell bracelets (and here)
Madewell shorts

PS This is the house we stayed in if you're interested in going!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

talaria

talaria

talaria

talaria

This dress is so simple, I think I take it for granted, but it really is perfect. I've had it forever. As long as B and I have been together, in fact. For that amount of time, you'd think I would have worn it a million times. In reality, I think I can count on one hand the amount of times I've taken it out. Maybe I should start treating this underrated piece with a little more respect...

talaria

talaria

There's something that strikes me as very Greek God-like about these shoes. Kind of makes you feel like you're rocking the wings of Hermes when you're wearing them around... Fierceness abounds.

Holly Sharp dress
Micheal Kors watch
thrifted and Hermès bangles
gifted necklace courtesy of Lucky Magazine
Yves Saint Laurent wedges

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

farm to table

It's been way too long since I've done a food-related post so here goes...

farm to table

B's been craving wings lately, but hormone-pumped chicken gives us the heebie-jeebies, so when we saw fresh, free-range chicken wings from EcoFriendly Foods at the Arlington Farmers' Market the other day, we had to try them. We made two kinds of wings because B likes spicy and I prefer garlic.

For the spicy wings:
  8-9 chicken wings
  1/2 Italian salad dressing (we use Trader Joe's Tuscan Italian)
  1/4 cup hot sauce
  1/2 tsp cumin

Combine all ingredients in tupperware, shake vigorously and allow to marinate for 1 hr or more.

Grill and enjoy!

For the garlic wings:
  8-9 chicken wings
  1 stick of butter, cut into cubes
  4-5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  garlic powder
  Tony Chachere's (or any cajun seasoning)

Season wings liberally with Tony Chachere's and garlic powder.

Place butter, garlic, and 1/4 tsp garlic powder in microwave-safe dish. Heat until butter is melted.

Grill chicken wings, basting liberally with garlic butter mixture until crisp and slightly charred.

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We also stocked up on a large variety of veggies. Cabbage is in season so this seemed like the perfect meal to pair with coleslaw. Since mayo generally creeps me out, I prefer a vinegar-based coleslaw, but B says it tastes just as good.

Farmer's Market Coleslaw
  1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  1 tbsp dijon mustard
  1 tsp mayonnaise
  2 tsp sugar
  1 tsp celery salt
  salt and freshly ground pepper
  1 garlic scape, finely chopped
  1 head of cabbage, finely sliced
  1 cup grated carrots
  1 cup spring onions, thinly sliced

Combine vinegar, mustard, mayo, sugar, celery salt, garlic, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Toss with cabbage, carrots, and onions. Taste and reseason if necessary. Let marinate, refrigerated, for at least one hour (I usually think it tastes the best after it sits overnight) and enjoy!

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PS The chicken was off the hook due in part to the amazing flavor and freshness of the meat that we got from EcoFriendly Foods - I'm totally sold!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

if I were a lady

if I were a lady

if I were a lady

if I were a lady

Lately I've been trading in the ridiculous platforms for more ladylike heels. Maybe I'm finally becoming a grown-up? Nah...

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if I were a lady

Anyway, these babies seem to reconcile the "adult" in me and the rebellious child. The perfect combination of ladylike refinement and...prehistoric?

if I were a lady

Anthropologie dress
Zara blazer
vintage brooch
vintage cuff
Michael Kors watch
Proenza Schouler shoes
straw purse from a random boutique

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

you r loved

you r loved

you r loved

you r loved

Who would have thought a little ol' shirtdress could be so elegant? And in such a seemingly "blah" color, too... Leave it to one of my favorite lines, Trovata, to deliver the unexpected understated.

This was my outfit for birthday dinner with B at Sushi Taro. I've been dying to go for a while now and it didn't disappoint. Our eyes might have been bigger than our stomachs when we ordered the "sushi tasting," but it was totally worth it. Our waitress appreciated our stamina, too :-)

Trovata shirtdress
Cop-Copine belt
Banana Republic purse
Report Signature shoes 
Hermes, thrifted, and vintage bracelets