Even though I haven't lived at home for awhile, I still get excited when I do things like have dessert for breakfast. Growing up, apple crisp was one of my most favoured things my mom made (still is), but I remember it being a dessert relegated to sunday night dinners. So, I felt like a kid left without adults around (think Home Alone) this morning having a dish known only to me as dessert... for breakfast. eghad. Warm apple crisp, or 'apple betty' as my cookbook calls it, with cream and coffee with cream. Do you feel this strange excitement when you break a 'rule'?
This past saturday was one of those perfect days when it's sunny, but not too hot. In Ontario, we learn to really value these days in the summer - most of the time it's either sickening hot or raining because when it's that hot, it eventually has to rain. Even though I was at the shop all day, I dreamt I was at a summer festival... listening to local blues bands and drinking semi-warm beer. I had the outfit for it after-all.
Outfit Details: Hat-Ry's, Crochet Top-Suzy.S, Tights-Borrowed from Mama, Shoes-Thrifted, Polka-dot Sunglasses-Vintage, Feathers-from my shop
I've taken to taking pictures of our meals over the past few months. I figure documenting what we eat is a lot like documenting what we wear - it can act as inspiration for future ruts. One of the things I love about summer is fresh vegetables and salads (on a sidenote - yes, I am that girl that orders a salad and I could never understand what the big deal is - a girl that eats well is sexy too, thank-you very much:). Plus, in our Ontario heat, most nights it's too bloody hot to cook. The other night Ry and I both felt like a salad bar and since there weren't many options around, we made our own. I highly recommend this idea for a family dinner or even a dinner party.
It's really easy, healthy and a lot cheaper then going out for dinner. We just went to the grocery store, grabbed a bunch of ingredients (that would compliment ones we already had back at the house) and set it all out. The two variations we went with were:
Salad One: Spinach, Red Leaf Lettuce, Fresh Blueberries, Dried Cranberries, Avocado, Sunflower Seeds, Fresh Salt and Pepper to taste - topped with Balsamic Vinaigrette.
Salad Two: Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado and Fresh Mozzarella - topped with salt and pepper.
With crusty olive loaf and wine on the side - it was the perfect meal! Oh, and Greek Yogurt & Honey Popsicles for dessert.
Have salad suggestions? let me know, I'd love to hear 'em. luv t.
I don't wear all vintage everyday. There are people I know who do and I think it's amazing; looking everyday as if they stepped out of the past. love it. I do, however, try to wear at least one piece of vintage every single day. Sometimes this takes form in a dress, shoes, jewelry or quirky accessories like the frames shown above. I love to feel like I'm wearing a bit of history everyday; it gives me great pleasure. I tend to sway more towards grungy, bohemian 70's styles, so luckily there's brands that make such items now. Above is an outfit I wore last week to the market (read post here). I adore high-waisted pants (even though my 'full bottom' really stands out in them). I also have always wanted glasses, so I fake it with frames only. And the poodle necklace? I got this baby at a vintage fair awhile back - I love poodle-inspired items (read this post for more) !
*** this is me doing a country-like dance because we are at a country market/farm. My sister told me to look like we'd just had a fun day at the farm and this was my response***
Tips for pairing vintage with modern attire: decide first what types of clothes and era you love best. If that era and style also looks great and makes you feel great, you have found fashion bliss. Then, pay closer attention to modern styles - I bet you will find a lot of them look like those of fashion's pasts. Try incorportating pieces slowly like a vintage blouse with skinny jeans, or a vintage dress with a belt. The experimentation is half the fun!