Saturday, May 23, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Double Belated Mother's Day Dinner

I know this blog post is a little late but it's not entirely just because I'm posting it late!


Mine and Tim's mom both prefer to go out and celebrate Mother's day away from the crowds and on non-mother's day. So the week before last week, after all the hustle and bustle of Mother's day was over our moms got to go out and have their own Mother's day celebration.

Outfit of the Day:

We took my mom out to her favorite Chinese restaurant. For this day I wore my Trashy Diva 1940's dress in Olivine Floral. I paired this with my purple cardigan, a modest tank for underneath, and my Sweetie Chelsea Crew heels. I've been avoiding wearing bright colors lately because it just hasn't felt right, but for my mom I took this dress out for a spin.

Trashy Diva 1940's Dress in Olivine Floral- Front View

Trashy Diva 1940's Dress in Olivine Floral- Front View

Trashy Diva 1940's Dress in Olivine Floral- Side View

Trashy Diva 1940's Dress in Olivine Floral- Front View

Trashy Diva 1940's Dress in Olivine Floral- Front View

Trashy Diva 1940's Dress in Olivine Floral- Side View




A few days later it was Tim's mom turn for her dinner. Tim's mom's choice for dinner was Applebee's. We started the night off with come cocktails then enjoyed a good dinner. For this night's activities I wore my Trashy Diva Doris dress in Cool Watercolors. I couldn't resist once again pairing my purple cardigan with my dress! To go perfectly with this dress, I also wore my blue Chelsea Crew heels. Got to love a good dress, a good cardigan, and good pair of Chelsea Crews ;)


Trashy Diva Doris Dress in Cool Watercolors- Front View

Trashy Diva Doris Dress in Cool Watercolors- Front View

Trashy Diva Doris Dress in Cool Watercolors- Side View

Trashy Diva Doris Dress in Cool Watercolors- Front View

Trashy Diva Doris Dress in Cool Watercolors- Front View

Trashy Diva Doris Dress in Cool Watercolors- Side View



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Out to the Movies Again!

We must be on a roll now!


This past weekend Tim and I treated ourselves to another movie night date night. This time around we headed out to Alameda which is home to our favorite movie theater, The Alameda Theater and Cineplex, an old historic theater which dates back to 1932 and which was newly renovated and reopened in 2005 with all the modern sophistication of the big box theaters (plus a couple extra perks including movie posters which play live trailers), while still keeping the form, look, and details of the beautiful original.

We met up with a friend there, loaded up on popcorn, water (for me), and beer (for the guys), and enjoyed a night of The Avengers 2. I never say no to anything Joss Whedon makes! After the movie, Tim and I popped into the classic arcade museum across the street, High Scores Arcade, which is not only a museum but is also a fully functioning arcade. After that we finally made it out to dinner at the cute local 50's diner Ole's Waffle Shop. I was tempted to order the pecan waffles but instead feeling like I should be a little better and eat something more substantial I got the tuna melt... though in hindsight I don't know if you can really call it something better. ;) Though we didn't plan it this way, there was a definite theme going on that night. Alameda is so full of culture and historic touches. It's definitely one of our favorite towns in California. Hopefully next week we will be back if they are playing the new Poltergeist remake at the Alameda theater!


Outfit of the Day:

For this night's activities I was more concerned about staying warm than anything else. It is getting into late May but lately we've been having a bit of a cold spell. On top of that, it always gets colder here at night! I had to get out my warm winter coat to go out that night. I picked something out that would go with my red winter coat since I actually haven't gotten around to taking it in to the dry cleaners to retire it away for spring and summer yet. I opted to wear my Trashy Diva Sweetie Hearts dress which matched my coat well. I paired it with black sweater tights, black flats, and a red cardigan. I was warm for at least most of the night. ;)

Trashy Diva Sweetie Hearts Dress- Front View

Trashy Diva Sweetie Hearts Dress- Side View



Trashy Diva Sweetie Hearts Dress- Front View


Trashy Diva Sweetie Hearts Dress- Front View

Trashy Diva Sweetie Hearts Dress- Side View

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Date Night Movie Night

Yay for date nights! 


When Tim and I were first dating we used to go to the movies all the time. I still have all the movie ticket stubs paying tribute to how much of movie junkies we were! It seems like every weekend we were out seeing a different movie. That was when I was just fresh out of college and movies for pleasure were a whole new world to me, not to mention free time in general! As time passed and we got bogged down with the redundancies of the 9-5 Monday-Friday work week we found that we haven't really taken as much advantage of the freedom of weekends as much as we used to. And never mind about movies! With the convenience of netflix we've come to the conclusion over time that most movies are just not very good, entertaining, nor all that interesting at all. I would say, 3 stars at best is usual... which in my book translates to, it's aight.

In any case, we actually did make it out to dinner and a movie last weekend and it was actually GOOD. For the first time in I don't know how long, I actually have no complaints about the movie at all... which I can tell you rare for me. If you haven't seen it already, do yourself a favor and watch Ex Machina. I'm not saying you really have to go to the movie theater to see... you can wait for the DVD, blue ray, digital download, but you should see it ;)


Outfit of the Day:
For date night last weekend I donned on my Trashy Diva Sweetie dress in Tropical Floral print. I just got this cute wooden bracelet that I knew would look so cute with the wooden buttons on my dress as well as the wooden buckle of the belt loop so I've been excited to wear this dress out! I paired this with a purple cardigan and my usual black flats. Also, surprise! I'm wearing my glasses on the weekend! It was a spur of the moment decision to go to the movies so just didn't really think to change out of my glasses into contacts but I do love the way it looked period with my dress anyway.

Outfit of the Day: Trashy Diva Sweetie dress in Tropical Floral- Front View

Outfit of the Day: Trashy Diva Sweetie dress in Tropical Floral- Front View

Outfit of the Day: Trashy Diva Sweetie dress in Tropical Floral- Side View
Outfit of the Day: Trashy Diva Sweetie dress in Tropical Floral- Front View





Outfit of the Day: Trashy Diva Sweetie dress in Tropical Floral- Front View




Outfit of the Day: Trashy Diva Sweetie dress in Tropical Floral- Side View

Perfect Matches <3, Perfect Finishing Touch!







Monday, May 11, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Fancy Dress Day

Whoops! 


Looks like I've fallen behind on my blog posts again.

This Outfit of the Day is actually from the weekend before last weekend when two friends of ours got hitched! It was a lovely near-twilight ceremony which occurred amongst beautiful large redwood trees.

As I get older I find myself appreciating weddings more and more. Not because if gives me a chance to get fancy dressed (though I do appreciate that) but because the significance of the day, the immense commitment being undertaken, and the honor of being invited to attend, witness, and as a guest, be part of such a special day in this couple's life. Sorry I don't have any pictures to share from the wedding, but I do have Outfit of the Day pictures. Congratulations to the lucky couple! I wish them a long life filled with love and happiness.


Outfit of the Day:
For this day's event I opted to wear my Pinup Girl Clothing Grace dress by Laura Byrnes Black Label line. I love this dress. It has an excellent heavy weight to it and has a flocked design to it. The bust is fully lined and the bodice has excellent structure. I paired this with my black mohair cardigan and my new black bow flats by Jessica Simpson.


Outfit of the Day: Pinup Girl Clothing's Grace dress by Laura Byrnes Black Label - Front View

Outfit of the Day: Pinup Girl Clothing's Grace dress by Laura Byrnes Black Label - Front View

Outfit of the Day: Pinup Girl Clothing's Grace dress by Laura Byrnes Black Label - Side View
Outfit of the Day: Pinup Girl Clothing's Grace dress by Laura Byrnes Black Label - Front View
Outfit of the Day: Pinup Girl Clothing's Grace dress by Laura Byrnes Black Label - Front View

Outfit of the Day: Pinup Girl Clothing's Grace dress by Laura Byrnes Black Label - Side View





Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Outfit of the Day: Double Time With Friends

Hello Kittens


Last weekend I got to hang out with friends each day of the weekend. On Saturday Tim and I went to a farewell party for my husband's old high school friend who's moving down to LA. While it was sad to say "see you later" it was nice to see so many from that gang all together. It's been a while since seeing that crew.

Then on Sunday, in a slight contrast, I got to hang out with my high school/college friends but for our event we just hung around the house and watched a couple hours of Gilmore Girls while eating Thai takeout... after all, what are Sundays for?


Outfit of the Day:

Saturday:
For Saturday I wore my Trashy Diva purple and brown plaid Streetcar dress. I opted to wear this without the optional neck bow, and put on a black bolero to keep my shoulders warm. I paired this with none-other than my favorite black flats. It will be a sad day for me when I end up throwing these flats away.

Trashy Diva Plaid Streetcar dress- Front View

Trashy Diva Plaid Streetcar dress- Front View



Trashy Diva Plaid Streetcar dress- Side View

Trashy Diva Plaid Streetcar dress- Front View

Trashy Diva Plaid Streetcar dress- Front View

Trashy Diva Plaid Streetcar dress- Side View



Sunday:
On Sunday I wore a simple but sweet chiffon dress with elasticized waist by Willow and Clay which I got from Nordstrom Rack a few years back. It features cute little cream colored bows throughout the print as well as lots of ruffles. Thinking of comfort before all else I paired this with some black leggings and my black flats (for when we left the house to get the Thai).

Willow and Clay Bows dress- Front View

Willow and Clay Bows dress- Front View

Willow and Clay Bows dress- Side View


I guess you can say dresses with leggings are my modern day version of house dresses. Do you have any particular style/combo that you like to wear while lounging around the house?






Thursday, April 16, 2015

Outfit of the Day: A Day in the Sun

Hello Friends


This past Saturday Tim and I got out of the house for a bit to have a late breakfast, a visit with his mom, a walk in the park, and then ended the day enjoying green tea smoothies at the mall. On Sunday Tim wanted to take his boat which he's been working on out for a test run so I went with him.

Both days were nice sunny, and pleasantly warm days.


Outfit of the Days:

Saturday:
For this day's activities I wore my new to me Trashy Diva Ava dress in Sketchy Cherries print which I had just received from a swap and sell group the day before. I love Trashy Diva but I really love it when their dresses come in cotton! Because it was not too hot that day I also paired this with my Heart of Haute bolero and my black flats for comfort.

Also, for those readers that are familiar with Trashy Diva and wonder what the Ava dress is... it has the same body of the Ashley but with little capped sleeves rather than the usual ruffled sleeves of the Ashley.

Trashy Diva Ava dress in Sketchy Cherries- Front View

 
Trashy Diva Ava dress in Sketchy Cherries- Front View


Trashy Diva Ava dress in Sketchy Cherries- Side View

Trashy Diva Ava dress in Sketchy Cherries- Front View

Trashy Diva Ava dress in Sketchy Cherries- Front View

Trashy Diva Ava dress in Sketchy Cherries- Side View

Sunday:
For Sunday I put on my most casual and comfortable nautical themed dress, the Luscious dress by Pinup Girl Clothing in Navy with Octavio the Octopus. I paired this with a black under tank and my black flats because I didn't want to fuss too much but in hindsight I should have foregone the under tank and worn this with my navy flats.

Pinup Girl Clothing Luscious dress in Navy with Octavio the Octopus- Front View

Pinup Girl Clothing Luscious dress in Navy with Octavio the Octopus- Side View

Octavio the Octopus- Close Up

At the boat dock with birds and not Tim's boat in the background






Saturday, April 11, 2015

Matching Your Dress To Your Teaware Part 14: By The Book

It's that time again for another Perfect Pairing!


This time with two of my favorite things: books and friends <3

When I saw my friend Bristol from Colour Me Bristol in her beautiful Bernie Dexter Chelsea dress in Books print I knew I had to feature her and this dress on my blog! Thank you Bristol for letting me :).

Bristol from Colour Me Bristol in the Bernie Dexter Chelsea dress in books print, photo: http://colourmebristol.blogspot.com/2014/07/open-up-book.html

Close Up of the Bernie Dexter Chelsea dress book print, photo: Bristol Petty


I love the books theme of this dress! Bernie Dexter definitely makes some of the most fun novel-tea prints in my book! ;) And I love the way super cute Bristol styles it here with her red belt and red peep toes with bows! What I love about Bristol's style is that she is always so bright and colorful and happy! Check out more of her awesome style and her blog here! :)

Pair the cuteness of this dress with Tony Carter's Books and Tea Teapot and you have a novel idea for a tea gathering!
Tony Carter Books and Tea Teapot, photo: http://britishislesonline.com/tonycarterbooksandteateapot.aspx

I love novelty teapots and this one takes the cake on it's ingenuity. I love the variation of the staggered and stacked books as well as the tea cup and saucer that daintily sits upon it. Tony Carter's teapots are all individually designed, made, and painted by Tony Carter Ceramics in the village of Debenham, Suffolk England. I found this teapot online from the shop British Isles which carries not only teaware and tableware but also tons of specialty tea, treats, foods and more!

Ahhh books, tea, and friends! Sounds like a perfect pairing to me!