FBFF: Summertime Food!
outfit details: worn for church on June 4, 2011.
necklace: forever 21
dress: te chichi, thrifted, okinawa
belt: wet seal, thrifted
ring: charlotte russe
purse: ???, thrifted
I found this minty green dress at a consignment store out in town here. I was pleasantly surprised, as it is long enough. Most of the dresses I have found in town here have been closer to tunic or mini length, which I find much harder to wear. The dress makes me want to think it is vintage, though from what I can tell it isn’t that old, so I carried my vintage purse and updated the look with chunky wedges and thick belt. It is amazing how quickly a few accessories can update a look into vintage inspired, from dated. Keep an eye out as tomorrow I have a surprise for you that involves crafty projects and a linky tool!
We ate at this restaurant last night and the lined up delivery mopeds are just adorable.
Once again it is Fashion Beauty Friend Friday and today the topic that Katy, from Modly Chic asked for us to answer has nothing to do with fashion or beauty. She asked for us to share our favorite summer recipe!!! If you want to see what everyone else loves to cook in the summertime they are all linked up here! (I may bookmark that page so that when I am stumped for what to cook I know there will be some tried and true recipes!) I’m going to share with you my absolutely favorite Guacamole recipe!
2 ripe avocados
2 ripe roma tomatoes
1 cup cottage cheese
2 Tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup salsa
Scoop out avocados and mash into small bits. Add cottage cheese and sour cream. Add salsa to taste. Slice tomatoes into small pieces and add. Devour with tortilla chips.
What is your favorite summertime food?
outfit details: worn for picking up our dining set on May 27, 2011.
Technically this was pre-typhoon, but the title was too good to resist. What do you think of the funny top that I found here? I found a consignment store out in town that seems quite nice. They even have a clearance section, which, of course I hit up first. I had to do a little bit of a restyle for it to be exactly what I wanted, but I love how the end result has a slight Missoni feel to it.
(I really thought I had a before picture of this shirt, but somehow I can’t seem to find it anywhere. It originally had a 6 inch ruffle going around the hem.) This shirt is just another example of seeing past one minor aspect of a piece of clothing and seeing what it can be. I literally just snipped the ruffle off of the bottom of the hem and then hand stitched the seam to the decorative trim to make sure it would stay put. Incredibly easy and I love how it turned out.
Tomorrow we have people coming to take away our excess rental furniture, as we have been able to buy some pieces that fit our tastes a lot better. I’m happy to see the awkward 90’s era furniture find a new home… hopefully it will just stay in a warehouse for a while so no one else has to deal with it.
Our new (to us) furniture includes a red couch, which will be in the same room as my orange chair. Nothing like having those sitting together to make me realize that I really do love colorful interiors. I’m planning on having greys and white as neutrals. So far our neutral items will be a pair of chairs as well as a rug. Then, just in case the red and orange wasn’t enough I want to add some more pops of colors. Probably canary yellow and teal… ohh, and all the paintings! Now I want to know if you are a more neutral decorator, or one who loves to play with tons of colors?
Busy, Busy Bee
Adventures in Okinawa
outfit details: worn for working on projects and dinner with friends on May 20, 2011.
This past weekend I realized something rather funny. James and I have a lot more on our social calendar after moving to Okinawa than we did in North Carolina. And I must say I have been enjoying it very much! We spent a lot of this holiday weekend exploring and going on adventures with our new friends, Derek and Charli. It feels like we’ve known them for years, instead of weeks and they have been great for going on adventures with.
Guess which shoes belong to James! :) I’ll give you a hint… he wears socks more often than I do.
outfit details: worn for church on May 15, 2011.
James and I have been in Okinawa for a month, and it has simply flown by. I think that we are going to be quite a bit busier there than either of us thought. Busy can be a very nice thing though. Saturday night we went to a cool buffet with friends where we got to cook our own food over a grill in the middle of the table. The waitstaff brought any food you requested and here waiters only come when you push a button on your table. I must say, it is quite fun learning about another culture by living in it.
We also took a ride in the Ferris wheel on Saturday night. James isn’t a huge fan of heights but he braved it out and the view of the island at night, from above was so pretty.
I know it has been a little while since I shared any of my restyles, so you should be excited to see this dress and how it transformed from a never worn dress to an already loved dress! I bought this dress ages ago (ok, I was in college) but never wore it because I had a hard time figuring out how to style it and I would usually get frustrated at the poufy sleeves, and decide to wear anything else.
After picking out everything from my closet that I didn’t wear because something on it wasn’t quite perfect I decided that it was time to remove the sleeves, and lengthen the hem. The sleeves came off easily, and because of the style I only had two seams to sew back together for the top to be finished. There was a lot of fabric in the hem so I was able to add another inch to the length of the dress by moving the hem down.
To style it for church I added a cardigan to cover up a little more and to keep me warm in the low AC temperatures. I decided to match accessories and went with green shoes, bracelets and belt. I love how those bracelets have lots of greens and some teals in them to add a few more colors to an outfit.