Most of my frolicking has been indoors of late as it has been cold, damp, and windy.
Gold Kay Unger trousers-Hand-Me-Ups
Clogs-retail about 15 years ago
Vintage tote bag-Goodwill
Gold bangles-all over
Sometimes, no matter the weather, I need a little glam in my life. Enter the mesh romper/playsuit.
Yeah, I went out like that. No, I have no idea what I was thinking.
Playsuit/romper-Sears (at the clearance sale before the store closed)
Vintage St. John Evening jacket-Goodwill
Tights- K Mart (also now closed)
Boots- K Mart
Vintage hat box/travel bag-Antique mall
Vintage necklace-Goodwill (I think?)
Beaded bracelets-Shop Ko about 15 years ago
Before I get back to the clothes, I must show you Mr. ETB's birthday celebration. He's (a youthful) 58 and to celebrate I made him a steak and ale pudding. That was interesting for me as a vegetarian (and have been since the early 80s) because I had to completely rely on following a recipe without any intuition about how it would turn out.
Recipe found here. I don't have a proper 6 cup pudding basin so I used my Corningware casserole dish and it worked fine. I had to order Atora suet online because suet in the US is sold in an un-processed block with membranes and all. That's fine if you want to render it, or grind it up for sausage-making, but just to make a pudding, that's a bit of work. Thank goodness for the internet.
You Will Need:
1 bag of frozen pearl onions, thawed and patted dry
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt to taste
About 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pan. Add the onions, sugar, thyme and salt. Cook until they start turning transparent. Turn the heat to low and cook, stirring once in a while until onions are soft and deeply golden. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and cook a few minutes longer until most of the liquid cooks off. Serve hot or cold. Leftovers can be mashed up and spread on bread or tucked into a cheese sandwich.
Oh my gosh-I just posted a recipe! Been a while, hasn't it?!
Back to the vintage clothing...
And a handbag to match the belt.
Vintage (is 90s really vintage?!) top and skirt-Thrift World
Vintage handbag and belt-both New Life Thrift
Vintage Ultrasuede jacket-Goodwill
Vintage Mexican necklace-Goodwill
Vintage bangles-various places but all thrifted
Shell earrings-World Market about 10 years ago
Fragrance-Aramis-and plenty of it!
Well, maybe not too silly.How is January treating you? Anything new you're trying to incorporate into your wardrobe? Do tell!