Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Versatile Dresses

I love this time of year when you can still wear dresses and tights and not freeze your booty-bopper off. Once late December and early January hits, I end up looking like an Alaskan tour guide. When you have -7 degree weather and several inches of snow on the ground, your options to look "cute" go out the door. So here are some versatile dresses I've lusting after....until "tundra time".

This navy and cream dress would be great for any season. 
I'd pair this with cognac boots. 
Best part? Only $36.99!

I was on the fence about this dress, especially because of the price. 
But the more I look at it, the more I love it. 
The wood grain is what draws me in, 
and I think this would look great belted and with heeled boots. 
In the summer, throw your hair up in a high ponytail, 
put on some vintage cowboy boots and big earrings, 
and you've got an awesome casual outfit. 

Yes, this is a basic black dress, but oh....the possibilities. 
How fabulous would this be paired with gray or wine suede booties for day time? 
Or even riding boots and a denim jacket. 
For night, put on some chunky jewelry and wear these Brian Atwood beauties....

Flared and Cabled Sweater Dress from Anthropologie 

Another basic dress, but this dress is probably the most versatile of all! 
Because it's sleeveless and has a  plain neckline, 
you can accessorize the stew out of this one.

Love this dress!
I'd be a little more daring and throw in some hot pink or teal accessories....just because.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ginger Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

This is a quick and easy recipe. There's no veggies to chop (unless you prefer fresh), and you can easily substitute chicken instead of shrimp.

Ginger Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry
4 servings

  • 3/4 cup canned chicken broth (less-sodium)
  • 3/4 cup Soy Vay Veri Veri teriyaki sauce
  • 3 teaspoons of corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil or fire sesame oil
  • 1 lb bag frozen broccoli stir-fry mix (I used Birds' Eye brand)
  • 1 lb raw, peeled and deveined 30-40 count shrimp, thawed if necessary (I used frozen) OR boneless chicken pieces
  • 2 tablespoons "Gourmet Garden" ginger spice blend (in a tube in the produce section)
  • 1 tablespoon "Gourmet Garden" garlic spice blend
  • Jasmine Rice, cooked according to directions on bag
  • Whisk together chicken broth, teriyaki sauce and corn starch in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large non-stick skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. 
  • Add frozen stir-fry mix and stir frequently, about 4-5 minutes. Be careful to not overcook. 

  • Add shrimp, garlic, and ginger and stir-fry for about 3-4 minutes or just until shrimp is opaque throughout.
  • Stir teriyaki mixture and pour into skillet. Bring to a slight boil. Boil about 2-3 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened and shrimp and vegetables are thoroughly coated.

  • Serve over cooked rice.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

See....I'm Not the Only One With Undergarment Issues

If you recall from this post, I've had some issues with wearing pantyhose, etc. on the OUTSIDE. My favorite actress from "Bridesmaids" recently did an interview with Ellen Degeneres and told of her experience with a similar issue.

See....I'm not the only one that wears undergarments in a very public way. LOL

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hot Pants

Here's the fuchsia pants I ordered online 
from Old Navy last week. 
They're SO versatile. 
I can't wait to pair them with tights and black booties 
and again in spring with wedge sandals.

This was my "mom" outfit for today. I paired the capris with pony hair leopard flats and a tan cardigan.

To snazz things up for tonight, I put on these color-blocked suede wedges. 

You get a better idea of the true colors of the shoes.

I hope everyone has recovered from Halloween. 
Have a fabulous weekend! 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday