Crazy about Lace

This past weekend was filled with sunny skies (a rare sight for us west coasters). You have no idea how excited I was for the sun to be out because warm weather = DRESS WEATHER! Recently, I’ve been on a bit of a floral kick. Every shirt or dress I gravitate towards either has floral print on it or is made of floral lace. What is up with that?

lace dress

Outfit Details: floral lace dress (Asian store), black 1/2 leggings (Old Navy), Belt (Target), Sandals (Birkenstock)

blank canvas

lounging in a dress

I ended up spending the most of my day running errands and got the chance to unwind at a ‘girls afternoon/night in’ event. A bunch of us met up for some wine & cheese and pedicures. Nothing like enjoying a relaxing night with a bunch of girls and delicious drinks. Did I mention we also played a lot of Rock Band?

painted feet!

(If you’re curious, I got my nails painted in this obnoxious coral pink color. I usually don’t paint my toes but I couldn’t pass up a free pedicure. I figured I needed to get in the spirit of summer shoes and went for the boldest color available!)

p.s. I wasn’t lying when I said that i like monochromatic outfits!

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Fifi Lapin vs Stuffed Tomatoes

I hope all my fellow Americans had an enjoyable long weekend! My weekend started off with my first kitchen experiment since moving to Seattle. I was tasked with making breakfast for 3 on Saturday morning, so I experimented with making stuffed tomatoes on Friday night to make sure I wouldn’t be feeding “grossness” to our weekend guest. (haha yes, my roommate plays guinea pig when I get into my experimental moods in the kitchen.)

It all started off with a trip to Trader Joe’s for a batch of organic grape tomatoes. I was initially going to go with cherry tomatoes, but I found the grape tomatoes to be smaller and cuter in size so went with those instead.

Grape Tomatoes

Then, the daunting task of slicing and gutting the tomatoes commenced! I sliced each tomato in half and carefully took a teaspoon (for lack of better tools in the kitchen) and scooped the seeds out:

Washing

slicing

This was the fun part! I just went with my gut instinct on this one and decided to throw a mix of Italian spices into the tomatoes, followed by some pepper and salt. The tomatoes were topped off with a generous helping of marbled cheese and then popped into the oven for 10 minutes. Mind you, it took about half an hour to prep the tomatoes…

Ready for the oven

close up

(outfit details: Fifi Lapin for Forever 21 sweater, Hollister tank top & jeans)

prepping tomatoes

In the end, it was totally worth the work! The tomatoes turned out extremely well and they made an appearance in Saturday morning’s breakfast. Woo!

deliciousness

Because I can’t help myself, here’s another photo of my Fifi Lapin sweater.
Fifi Lapin for Forever 21

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