February is usually a really busy month for me because of Lunar New Year, my birthday and generally just a short month anyways. Time seems to fly a little faster in February because weekends are taken up with traveling and other sorts of celebrations.
This past Sunday, the Boyfriend took me out to wine and dine at his favorite restaurant in celebration of my Birthday/Valetine’s Day, although the real celebration lies in the fact that it’s the end of the initiation process to the deployment of his experiment. I’m pretty sure it’s for that reason as well as him wanting to take today off (my Birthday) to play Marvel vs. Capcom as it’s just released. ( If you must wonder, I’m currently seated next to a very fidgety Boyfriend as he pushes and swipes away on an xbox 360 controller trying to look calm and relaxed despite swinging his arms and moving his body to the figures on the TV screen, exclaiming various mumble jumbo and telling me he’s going to save the Earth. Dr. Doom,…Dooom, he says. LOL)
Anyhow, we went to the Irish seafood restaurant, McCormick and Schmick, which I blogged about previously here. Dinner was lovely, but the best is as always the coveted Crème Brulee to which the Boyfriend raved to no end. It apparently is the only place that makes Crème Brulee the way, the Boyfriend thinks, ought to be.
For dinner, I got to dress up because what better reason have than to celebrate various things. Deconstructing by layer… the Boyfriend just flashed me the peace sign… I think he’s losing it.
I didn’t want to go with a red dress because it really is a dramatic color for me so I decided on this really gorgeous lemon yellow, boat neck with black jewels embellishment. Photos are taken on the Boyfriend’s iphone because I forgot to charger my camera, ah.
Dress: Thrifted; Lydia by Lydia Procanik, sz: Small
Jacket: Kate Hill, sz 2
Scarf: Forever 21, one-size
Tights: Target, sz: Medium
Belt: JCrew, sz: small
(below) Shoes: Banana Republic flats, sz: 6
(below) Earrings: Forever 21
Here are some close up for detail purposes:
I love the earrings (left). They were purchased from Forever 21 last year and I wear them quite often. Freda and I are both dangly earrings type of people so we both fell in love with this pair, but I won the fight to get them because she got other stuff on the same trip. The scarf reminds me of little grapes!
I purchased another one of it in the blood orange color which Freda currently has; I’ll probably purchase another one for myself. Got them because Kileen from Cute and Little had a ruched blood orange scarf in one of her previous posts over which I obsessed.
I love this blazer jacket by Kate Hill, and wonderfully, they also have petite sizes. This jacket was purchased maybe a couple of years ago from Lord and Taylors when they had one of their semi-annual sales for a very small ticket price of probably less than 20 dollars.
The Jacket is double breasted cape- like with wide 3/4 length sleeves. I especially like the wide collar mixed with the cape silhouette gives the jacket a very feminine and classic feel.
I just realized how awkward my right leg looks in the above picture. In real life, it’s the same size as my left leg so I really don’t understand why in this particular photo it looks like it’s twice the size of my left leg. I just double checked as well!