I entertain formally in my home every week,
so I buy my dress up clothes for lunch and dinner!
I basically have dress up and gardening clothes
and very few middle of the road items.
That is what works for my lifestyle at this point.
I wear everything I show you here, but only at lunch or at dinner
and always in my house or my next door neighbor's.
I change my clothes and especially my shoes
when I have to walk outside for a while.
It is good for the expensive shoes to
refrain from taking too many steps in the elements.
These organic sesame sweet potatoes and baby bok choy
and pineapple slaw were a hit this passed weekend.
The ridiculously simple recipes are at the end
of this post. Ha, ha, made you scroll! :-)
This is the other outfit I bought in New York.
I know, it is so 80's, with those shoulder pads
and baubles but I loved it when I saw it!
This could be MC Hammer approved if
I applied for certification...
I bought the Prada embellished with
Swarovski Crystal whacky heels on eBay from a
woman who bought them in Rome and never
wore them. She said she just wanted to
stare at the crystals...
So I took control, bought them and have been
wearing them ever since! I can't stand to see a good designer
shoe go to waste! Ladies, take them out of the bags and boxes,
put them on your tootsies and enjoy them!
If you don't walk outside they will stay looking new.
These toe sparklers are my go to shoes on nights when
I am wearing something a bit drab that
needs some dazzle!
Hats keep hair off the face because nothing is worse
than a mouth full of food and hair hat!
Love those seams...
I have been wanting to wear this bracelet for probably 45 years.
It was in my mother's jewelry box forever and it is truly amazing
that after all the moving I did growing up and all the moving I
did after I left home, that I still have it and it is still in tact.
After not being able to work this bracelet into any outfits before,
mostly because it looked "dated" for the longest time, now it has
taken on a new look and appears vibrant, even though it is tarnished.
A true rhinestone unsigned masterpiece, I wish my mother
were alive today to see me wearing her bracelet proudly on this blog.
She would love it!
Silk blouse feeling lovely underneath.
An eBay snag, brand new with tags, retailed for $187.
I paid $30, thank you very much.
This pleated sweater skirt is amazing!
I was literally trying this outfit on when
I needed to hail a cab to the airport
because of my flight leaving in 90 minutes!
There was no time left but I had to have
this outfit so time stood still for just a few moments.
Looking most "HOUSEFLY-LIKE" in this shot!
Very buggy, yet fancy too.
The best of both worlds. :-)
Daughter in the lens again. She left for summer camp today and will
be gone for 4 weeks. I miss her already. It is just me and my oldest now.
I will be savoring my time with her until she leaves in September.
Did you know that sweet potatoes contain beta carotene and vitamin A,
vitamin C, manganese, fiber, complex carbs and antioxidants besides being
super yummy? Vitamin C is good for your gums and connective tissues so
sweet potatoes basically make you pretty.
Cilantro is an excellent heavy metal detoxifier and when mixed
with bok choy, you get a super nutritious punch! Fiber and
sweet goodness from the pineapple make this a unique dish
they will either love or hate, because that is how it is when it
comes to cilantro!
*Sesame Sweet Potatoes
Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Toss with a bit of olive oil to coat.
Sprinkle lightly with a good salt. Roast at 375 degrees until tender,
turning half way through. Let cool; toss with a few dashes of
sesame oil (to your liking) and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
This dish tastes good warm, room temp or cold.
*Baby Bok Choy and Pineapple Slaw
Clean and slice baby bok choy into thin strips.
Cut the same amount of pineapple into little
pieces. Add an equal amount of cilantro and
a bit of salt. Let set for 10 minutes and serve.
Serve cold with your choice of protein for a light summer meal.
Thank you for joining me today.
I am linking to Patti at NotDeadYetStyle!
See you next time!
*Recipes adapted from a 2011 Real Simple
magazine I read last summer. The recipes
are from memory now. :-)
Top and Skirt: Kourosh New York
Silk blouse: Voom - eBay
Earrings: Adrian Apel from 10 years ago
Bracelet: Vintage from my Mommy