Showing posts with label skirt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label skirt. Show all posts

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fashion Friday: Dressing Up for the Edison Downtown

Last Saturday I went to the Edison downtown, a bar located in the basement of an old manufacturing plant with a 1920's theme. There's a dress code (no tennis shoes seemed to be the only enforced requirement) and lots of people dress up in vintage clothes. I didn't think the bar was super fun because there isn't any dancing (and what else are you supposed to do at a bar?) and it's the kind of place people go with dates, so I couldn't even mack on any dudes. Haha. But it was still fun to hang out with my friends and get dressed up!


Me and a friend of mine. Her iPhone takes pretty good pictures!


Tanktop: from the $5 bin at Urban Outfitters in 9th grade
Skirt: $7 from Plato's Closet
Tights: bought in China
Shoes: Bought at Pitaya in Bloomington in high school
Belt: Red faux suede belt I bought in middle school


My jewelry was so awesome, if I may say so myself. Matching necklace and earrings of my grandma's, and a big ornate brooch of hers.


Target jacket that I ended up leaving in the car.


So it wasn't a vintage look, though my jewelry was vintage, but I thought it was fun. And I tried my similar-colors-together look again, with coral, red, and maroon. I liked it!

Today I'm going to acting class and again tomorrow. Then I am SO EXCITED because my brother is coming to visit for an entire week! He gets here really late on Saturday. I can't wait!

Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding; Chinese Skirt

Today was a relaxed, productive day. I worked out on the bike and lifted weights, wrote postcards to follow up with casting directors I've met, checked out 8x10 proofs for my new headshots, went grocery shopping, posted my old twin bed on Craigslist, and talked on the phone to everyone I know. OK, not quite, but I talked on the phone a lot.

Today I have a recipe that is delicious but I must warn you -- there is no way to make this look appetizing. It just looks gross.

Avocado puddings (aka chocomole) are popular in the raw food world because of their creamy texture, but they're very high in calories and fat. For a lower-fat and lower-calorie option, try pumpkin pudding instead!


Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding
1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/16 tsp stevia (maybe?)
1 tsp cocoa powder
2 tsp ground flax

Mix. That's it. I love how flax tastes and I like that the flax makes the pumpkin less mushy, so I like to add quite a bit. Stevia is very sweet, so don't overdo it.

Ingredients -
Ground flax, canned pumpkin, stevia, cocoa powder.

I bought the flax whole and ground it in my coffee grinder, and then keep the grounds in the fridge.

I bought the Nunaturals stevia in bulk at Nature Mart and it's very sweet so it will take me forever to use this amount.


Flaxy.

And here's an outfit post for the day -- I wore this to acting class last Friday.


Tanktop: Urban Outfitters, bought in the $5 bin in 9th grade
Skirt: Bought in China
Sandals: SimplyVera Vera Wang for Kohls ($35-ish?)

Isn't that skirt awesome?

Makeup -- champagne-colored eyeshadow with purple eyeshadow applied as eyeliner with an eyeliner brush.


My brother tried on a shirt at that store in China where I bought the skirt.


He didn't end up buying it.