Friday, May 20, 2011

Fashion Friday... plus summery inspiration

My outfit for this week's Fashion Friday is connected to Adventure Wednesday.   When we celebrated my -50 in 1950, we took it all the way... even from head to toe.

Dress by Torrid (it's getting too big, this is probably its last outing.)
Sweater by Lane Bryant
Necklace is antique
Bracelet by my sister
I'd rather not admit who made my shoes.
(But some of you can probably guess.)

Alas, you can't see Tom's vintage-style camp shirt very well in this photo.

It's beginning to be beautiful and summery in Los Angeles, so I found myself looking at summery things to wear.  I don't have much of a budget for new clothes at the moment (and while in transition like this, I certainly don't need to buy anything more until what I have is completely untailorable.)  So in the meanwhile, it's fun to put together imaginary outfits.  I thought I'd share some of them with you.

The summer line at really hit my sartorial spot.  What I love about the company is that they have a very large range of sizes (not to mention an option to order custom sizes tailored to your measurements.)  So the dresses that are at the crux of these outfits will probably fit you, no matter who you are.

Dress by EShakti
Hat by Kate Spade
Recycled Magazine Earrings by Anthropologie
Recycled Skateboard Bracelets by Etsy Artist "Dektout"
Shoes by BC Footwear

Dress by EShakti
Jewelry by Anthropologie
Shoes by Nine West

Dress by EShakti
Necklace by Etsy artist "lilywcouture"
Earrings by Etsy artist "mxmjewelry"
Shoes by Kate Spade

Detail of the skirt embroidery

And, part 1 of my 7-part food-loggin' series:
Thursday May 19 
Breakfast: 1/4 cup fat free greek yogurt, 3 pixie tangerines, 1 boiled egg, 2 slices whole wheat toast, 1 tsp Earth Balance
Lunch: 1 cup homemade panzanella, 2 cups homemade veggie gumbo
Dinner: Chicken wrap (low-cal tortilla, 2 oz chicken, 3 cherry tomatoes, 1/2 cup raw spinach, 1 tsp veganaise, 1 oz brie), 1.5 cups strawberry-cucumber salad

OK!  That it for this week - I'll be back with you on Monday.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and take care of you!


  1. Veggie gumbo! Got the recipe to share?

  2. The dress you wore is great! I love Torrid. I wish they'd had them around when I was younger.

  3. Girrrrrl you lookin' slimmer every day!

    I love those dresses! I'm gonna go check out that site right now! :D

  4. I have just started following your blog and I love it! I'm also "in your shoes" and need to start losing this weight .. you are giving me so much inspiration!

    BTW - have you heard of If you were to post that dress there .. I'd be forced to make multiple accounts to like it.

    : D

  5. The pictures of you are lovely and I LOVE x3 the dresses you chose!

  6. I know I say this practically everyday, but I ADORE your style! You and Tom looked amazing in your adventure, and again...I'm so proud of you for reaching your -50 milestone and even prouder to call you both friends...!

  7. Hi from an old poster on LJ's Fatshionista community. I remember your posts there, and just found your blog through the comment you posted on Lesley's Two Whole Cakes blog, so I thought I'd stop by and check it out. Anyway, long time no 'see,' so to speak. I love the side bang on you, and love that blue flowered Torrid dress. Tres chic. I'm also in LA and I'm loving your LA adventures posts. I'm a fan of Clifton's Cafe, too. I haven't been there in several years, but it's definitely a fun place to hang out and eat. Can't wait to read more.

  8. Thanks, everyone!

    RudyFan, I'll definitely blog the gumbo recipe the next time we make it. :)

    Heather, agreed. The clothes I had to wear between age 13 and 21 were... well, it's no wonder I became a fan of fashion once Torrid came around.

    Lindsay, I see I've infected you with the eShakti bug. It's pretty contagious.

    Jen, very nice to meet you! I have indeed heard of GCX and I intend to use it soon - I have a lot of great threads that I can't wear anymore.

    Aw, Rena and Kenz, you make me smile.

    Thirtiesgirl, hello! Nice to bump into you again. I am so glad you're digging the adventure posts - I think it's not everyone's bag but it's very much mine (and I'm glad to know it's someone else's, too!)