Thursday, April 19, 2012

tabs.

Dress: The Trust Fund, stylestalker
Secret: I own this super skimpy LBD and I've never ever worn it.
Ever.
I'm terrified.

Its hot.  I mean like this dress is sexy.  The fabric itself, not it on me.  It on me is sort of bizarre.  Which is why I've never worn it.  Why did I buy it, you're wondering?  Phenomenal question.  I have no idea.  Wishful thinking?  My alter ego did it?  I am really not good at dressing sexily.  It does not come naturally.  I would rather wear a puffy princess skirt or too many polka dots or something.  I don't know.  I don't know.

But the thing about this dress that's so cool to me is that I keep seeing pictures of people I admire wearing it.  Like Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller.


Who repell-ified it with nine hundred thousand billion layers and one turban headband.


And Oliva Lopez of Lust for Life, who wore high-waisted leather shorts over it, because she's a bamf like that.



And this one model from nastygal who has the hair that I would have if my life was a miracle dream reality.

And here's the thing.  I'm afraid of this dress because its short, tight, and sheer.  Which are things that should describe science classes, friendships and tinted moisturizers respectively.

But with a little creative styling, it could definitely be something I actually wear.  Without cowering in fear.  Right? Right?  Chuck a cool skirt over it!  Or a loose-knit sweater!  Flat boots!  A scarf belt!  Look at these inspiring ladies (save for nastygal model, who needs a sandwich).  Right?  Right?

Point: Your mom taught you not to dress like a hooch, and you should listen to her.  And Destiny's Child once said, "Nasty put some clothes on, I told ya / Don't walk out your house without your clothes on, I told ya."  And Beyonce&Michelle&Kelly give good advice.  But just because something is intrinsically...slinky...doesn't mean you have to avoid it if you usually enjoy dressing like a grandmother.

Is this a pep talk for turning slutty dresses into day-appropriate outfits?  I think it might be.  A testament, perhaps, to my unwavering faith in the healing power of layering.  Attack your own closet.  A de-skank revolution.  No bandage dress will be left behind.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

hoot.

J. Crew cardigan and skirt; Forever 21 tanktop; random thigh-highs; vintage belt; BCBGeneration boots



I dunno, being weird in huge purplish socks.  A strange close up on the almost-cleav.  Looking like I'm chewing when I'm not.  Mixed prints and tucking in the sweater.  In a perfect world I'd also have waist-long hair, tousled like a mermaid-siren-native-Tarzan person.  Mmmm.  That'd be the life.

Friday, April 13, 2012

keysh.


If your roommate doesn't eat gluten but you want to feed her,
if your April Fruit of the Month was asparagus (and you were sort of confused but mostly just went with it),
if you like cheese and eggs,
if you're having a brunch party,
if you're a little bit hungry...

we are so so SO alike.
Compatibility through the roof.
Match.com would make us date each other.

So like, what are you doing Friday night?

Just kidding, make this quiche.

Doesn't this look gloppy and unappetizing?! It gets better, I promise.
Crustless Asparagus Quiche
Serves 4

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 large eggs
1/2 cup grated cheese (I used a gruyere and swiss combo, tried and true)
1 pound cooked asparagus, chopped into half inch pieces (chuck the tough ends)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup breadcrumbs (I did the gluten-free cornbread version)
salt and pepper

Cook asparagus your favorite way -- drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper in a 425 degree oven until fragrant (6-8 minutes) OR sautéed in olive oil, salt and pepper in a pan over medium high heat.  Set vegetables and remaining oil aside on a plate.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


Whisk together eggs, milk, garlic, most of the cheese and all of the breadcrumbs.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Add asparagus and fold to combine.  Pour mixture into a greased nine inch pie plate.  Sprinkle remaining cheese and a little salt and pepper on top before baking for 30-35 minutes.

Monday, April 9, 2012

mushed.



A new post on Big Girls Small Kitchen : College on an awesome sweet potato + quinoa side dish. Perhaps it looks like mush.  However.  It tastes so good.  And is gluten free.  And is filling.  And is good for you.  Pro, con, pro, pro, pro, pro.

Also?  I found out today that blog comes from the phrase web log.  Is that common knowledge?  Am I slow?  Should I be embarrassed?   Ok sorry bye.

dresses flood the streets.

Betsey Johnson dress; Steve Madden kitten heels
Bedhead and an Easter dress that was one part first grade teacher, one part flight attendant.  Perfect for a roommate romp in the apartment complex courtyard (we're embarrassing) and a prolific potluck dinner, quiche recipe to follow.

Reposted again, which is cool.  Have so much left over cheese from the potluck, which is also cool.  My mom sent me fluffy pink bunny ears in the mail, which is cool/bizarre/cool/mostly hilarious.  What's up with you?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

sneakysweet.


My new post on Big Girls Small Kitchen: College about speedily satisfying a sweets craving!  Because this is a real issue in both my life and yours.  Respect dessert, y'all.  Have it.  No regrets.