Tuesday, July 10, 2012

{what i wore} patio night

this outfit was really out of my comfort zone. i never wear short skirts and i never wear this much colour all at once! this was the night of one of my themed dinners with my friend - and our theme was colour! no black, white, brown, or grey allowed in any part of the outfit. this is the outfit i came up with - would you believe my friend was wearing almost the exact same colours!? great minds think alike. :)

song: all the world by jenny mayhem (creative commons license)

- coral lace bandeau (urban outfitters)
- maroon tank top (h&m)
- red-coral skirt (zara)
- purple flats (walmart)
- oversize clutch (zara)

{on my face}

- bronze smokey eye with coastal scents mirage palette
- hard candy fox in a box blush in skinny dipping
- milani baked blush in bellissimo bronze
- hard candy so baked bronzer in tiki
- revlon lip butter in peach parfait
- mac cremesheen lipstick in ravishing
- sula lipgloss in i'm so lucky

{on my nails}

- opi stranger tides
- accent nails with julep portia

i got so many compliments on this hairstyle and i couldn't stop playing with the braid all night (or in this video apparently)! :) thanks to beyondbeautystar for the double fishtail braid tutorial. i took the below photo in the morning when i was "trying out" the hairstyle.

{what we ate}

we went to mambo lounge for summerlicious dinner. it was a beautiful night on the patio and a family of raccoons peered down at us as we ate.

we both had the tropical salad to start - seasonal mixed greens, tomato, avocado, and fresh mango tossed in a sweet mango-balsamic dressing. i'm not a huge fan of salad but this one was so fresh and tasty. i love avocado and mango.

for her main course, my friend had the mero antártico - filet of sea bass served with coconut rice and salsa tropical with vegetables.

i had the confit de canard - slow cooked duck leg served with mashed potatoes and roasted root vegetables. the duck was cooked to perfection but i could have used more sauce / seasoning.

my friend had crème brulée for dessert - rich & creamy custard with a crispy sugar top. i loved hearing her crack her spoon through the top layer of caramelized sugar.

i had the flan de coco - cuban crème caramel with coconut. this was so fabulous, i probably could have eaten two more servings.

we washed our meal down with mojitos and pina coladas. it was the perfect patio night.

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