Friday, November 18, 2011

So this is me, trying my hand at fashion.  I have been looking at all kinds of fashion photos recently, and decided to put an outfit together.  I love to experiment with different looks, but I especially like the preppy look.  Being that I am not "preppy" per se, it is sometimes hard to pull off.  I think this look is a pretty decent version of the prepster, and I was very comfortable in it.  I think it looks like I could possibly jump on a horse and jockey off to hunt a fox or play some polo, which is something a true preppy might want to do.  :)

The sweater over the button up shirt is a key element to this kind of style.  At least in my mind, the preppy look is alot of layering and different textures.  Also, red/navy/white, which are very nautical, can really be used in this look.  I love the leg warmers with the boots.  I think it adds a little extra pop to the outfit.  I need to get a better spot to take pictures.  The details just do not show up in the lighting I have here.  The coat is a navy blue pea coat with the big buttons and is super cute.  You can't make out any details because of the bad lighting.   The pants are army green.  I got them at TJ Maxx a couple of years ago.  I hardly ever get rid of anything, for the fear that I might want to wear it one day.  These are super soft and comfortable.  I have seen alot of this navy/green combo in pics and I really like it. 

I am getting a little tired of my hair this way.  I am not good at making hair changes.  I have had the same look for years and years, but I have been looking at some different cuts lately.  Maybe I can make a change soon.  I know it won't be drastic though.  I'm not up for that yet. 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Feelin Italian.

Okay, I am in no way Italian.  But, I love Italian food, and the whole scenario of drinking a glass of wine with a large table of family and eating Italian food.   I guess Olive Garden commercials have led me to like the idea, mainly because the food and wine always look so appealing and plentiful.

So, Thursday night, I picked up a bottle of Muscat white wine... 2 bottles actually.  I can never remember the brand I bought and liked the time before, but it seems that the Muscat variety, no matter the brand, does not let me down.  It is a simple, sweet white wine.  I have tried many varieties and found some that I do not care for at all.  My least favorite are the dry, non-sweet reds.   One sip of a dry, bitter wine, and I cannot help but make a terrible puckered face.  Therefore, when I found the Muscat, I was in love.  My only problem is being able to not drink the whole bottle, because it is quite yummy.  :)

So, here is my appetizer...

It is diced cucumbers and tomatoes, drizzled with Italian dressing and topped with Parmesan cheese and pepper Quite refreshing.

For the main course, Eric had spaghetti and meatballs with garlic cheese bread.  I had zucchini that was sliced and lightly fried in olive oil, then topped with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella and baked for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  I called it zucchini Parmesan, my light version of eggplant Parmesan.   It was delicious and quite healthy too!
The good thing is, I made more than enough for Eric and I.  So without the big family to eat it all up, we get to eat it again, and I don't have to cook.   I just get to sit back and sip on my other bottle of wine.  :)