Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Summer Skirt

03/30/2011

I can't wait any longer for warm weather to get here, so although it's still cold out, I'm sporting a warm weather skirt today. Influenced by a lifetime of hearing the old rules about not wearing white until after Memorial Day, I feel a little rebellious for wearing a white skirt on a cold March day.  But it seems okay since I've added tights and a black sweater.  And it's cute, so who cares about old rules that don't really need to be followed.  And look!  The skirt has pockets!

03/30/2011

If you wondered after Monday's post, Fella and I had some pretty tasty Ethiopian food the other night.  We started with a sampler of different types of Sambussa (tuna, beef, lentils and spinach), and then feasted on a messob sampler, which included turmeric seasoned beef, stir-fry chicken, lamb, tilapia, greens, beets, cabbage and carrots and sweet peas.  Yum! Our goal with these friends is to try a different cuisine each month.  We started last month with Colombian.  Any suggestions for April?

Last, I've added a few more items that I'm giving away to the Anne's Closet page. I do have more clothes, but for now I've just added accessories and a few pairs of shoes.

Cardigan: Target (remixed tons of times)
Tank: Gap Outlet (remixed)
Skirt: The Limited
Necklace: New York & Company
Tights: Target
Shoes: Naturalizer, via PiperLime (also remixed a lot)

27 comments:

  1. oranges_and_applesMarch 30, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    I love that skirt!

    I had ethopian food for the first time in amsterdam three days ago - I LOVED it! so veggie friendly and those sourdough pancakes - yum! No ethopian restaurants in Edinburgh, sadly!

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  2. That's a very fun skirt. I have a white skirt/blue top/black tights outfit that I want to wear sometime soon but today it's pouring buckets.

    I think next time you should try Korean food. And I'll be jealous from over here.

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  3. Well technically I've already tried Korean food. But I don't know if our friends have, and I suppose if we went to a different restaurant (than the Korean restaurant at the end of our block), that would still be something new. I do want to try Korean BBQ, so that'd be different.

    And we should really start coordinating our matching outfits better!

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  4. The pancakes were great, but I couldn't get over the texture! I kept wondering how on earth they got them to be so spongy? Hmm.

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  5. Super cute skirt! It is knitted? I am always on the lookout for a cute knitted skirt, especially ones with pockets. And you totally styled it cold weather appropriately!
    As for food, I recommend south Indian (very different than what most folks think of as Indian food) which is available on Devon, or Caribbean/Jamaican food.

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  6. I still think we should do the week of matching sometime. Also, I am a slacker and did not send your package yet. Soon.

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  7. Pick a week! Seriously, let's do it.

    And don't worry about not mailing anything - I'm so awful with that myself.

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  8. Ooh, Caribbean food would be fun! And I'll look into South Indian food. I've never had any sort of Indian food, so that would be interesting.

    I think the skirt is a cotton poly blend. It feels like cotton, but has a little stretch to it. And it's got a silky sort of lining.

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  9. That's a great skirt and I love it with the pretty blue. You look great! Your dinner sounds delish. Yum! Korean BBQ is awesome, and I really like Vietnamese food - Pho in particular!

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  10. Oh yum... Do Cuban! I have yet to try Ethiopian food, but it sounds delish. I do love lentils! I should try that out with my friends! It'll get me and my husband out of the house :) On to clothing business, I absolutely love that skirt! The stripes are adorable and the cut is really great!

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  11. Cuban is a great suggestion, but it's definitely not new to me, Fella or our friends. There's an amazing Cuban place about half a mile from my apartment that we go to pretty regularly.

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  12. Vietnamese! I haven't tried that yet, so I'll try to work that in.

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  13. i actually love white during the 'off' seasons. i think it stands out more. and it looks so pretty with the black and bright blue.

    i have no idea about foods to try next- all i eat is thai and italian, which is pretty standard. maybe indian? i do love ethiopian, but have yet to find a good place in nyc.

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  14. This is a beautiful look! The skirt has so many possibilities.

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  15. What about a variation of Italian? You've reminded me that there's a Neopolitan pizza place in the neighborhood that I have still yet to try.

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  16. That skirt is fantastic!

    Italian is always a win in my book. What about Lebanese food or Greek? Spanish tapas?

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  17. This might be my favorite outfit of yours ever. I love the skirt -- and I think I like it better with the dark tights and cardigan that if it was more spring-y.

    Also, that delicious sounding Ethiopian food is making me hungry!

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  18. Oh, I love Ethiopian food. For April, maybe Peruvian? It's delicious too.

    I think this outfit looks fabulous - I love white skirts with dark tights.

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  19. You look great in blue! I've never had Ethiopian food before.

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  20. I think we are all ready for summer and busting out the warm weather apparel! I think white before memorial day is a-okay!

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  21. love that you don't abide by fashion rules! the striped skirt is fantatsic and love it with the tights and sweater. that pop of color is fantastic too!

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  22. Oooh Peruvian? That definitely sounds different! I'll check into it.

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  23. As long as the white doesn't match the ground (and we do have snow in the forecast this weekend), I think it works :)

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  24. Great, now how will I ever top this outfit? And I admit that the skirt looks a LOT better with black tights than my blindingly white legs. That's the only plus for our chilly spring weather.

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  25. Great suggestions! I love pretty much all Mediterranean food, so Lebanese would definitely be good.

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  26. I'm glad you wore a summer skirt. I wore my sparkly winter-looking GAP skirt yesterday because I realize the weather might change soon and I won't be able to layer with a sweater and tights (and that skirt is too short for bare legs!)

    But it's staying above the 40s in mid-day, which means it's biking weather, which means that we can pull out our whites. These urban rules replace the old Memorial/Labor Day whites rules.

    (And yes, I am nearby).

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  27. Here's hoping the weather might actually change soon. I hear we're due for snow tomorrow, which would be a pretty awful April Fool's joke.

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