It’s been crazy around here! We’ve been in our new house a week now, and are unpacked and settling in and dealing with all the issues that arise when you (well, we, at least) buy a house. Aurelia and I got a chance today to snap some outfit photos for a long overdue maternity fashion post. I have a hate-hate relationship with maternity jeans because I can never find a pair that doesn’t fall down and sag in the but, and was in need of some kind of comfortable, versatile summer pant. Aurelia talked me into checking out these non-maternity wide-leg linen pants she had seen. I don’t usually go for wide-leg pants, but these have been very handy, cool, and comfy to have around this summer and I have been wearing the heck out of them, just as she predicted. (Word to the wise: if Aurelia gives you fashion advice you should most likely take it.)
I’ve been pairing them with everything from tshirts, to drapey dolman-sleeve tops, to this maternity tunic from Asos which I’m in love with; but today I kept it simple with a black tank, drapey vest, and flat thong sandals, plus lots of chunky jewelry. At 7 months pregnant (and feeling huge) in 100+ degree heat, comfort is my main goal in fashion; everything else is details.
(pants: Banana Republic outlet / tank: Old Navy Maternity / vest: Old Navy from a few seasons ago / faux leather thong sandals: had em for a million years / wood bracelets & bead necklace: Beehive Outlet / ring: won in a giveaway / gold mother necklace / sunnies: Ray Ban / watch: my trusty Swiss Army )
Do any of you have any fun summer plans? I, for one, am currently in summer school (Greek class – if you’re interested). And my brain is currently so totally fried that I have been staring at the computer for the last hour TRYING (in vain, I might add) to think of something to post.
But all I can think about is how lovely it would be if I were currently lying under these:
Staring out at this:
Holding one of these:
But enough dreaming for me. My Greek homework won’t translate itself! Would any of you like to make me jealous with your fun, summer plans? Or console me with a similar sad story of being stuck inside when the sun is calling your name?
Sound off in the comments!
Today is the first Saturday in MONTHS that I haven’t either: a) been out of town or b) had company staying at our house. Seriously. For real. As in, March 26th was the last free Saturday I can remember having (and even then, I was slaving away on my research). So, as you can imagine, this has been a VERY sweet Saturday for me.
Today, while in the grocery store, I passed by some mango sorbet. Doesn’t mango sorbet sound just perfect for a Memorial-Day-weekend-summer-time-treat? Well, it got me thinking back to a few years ago, when Fran made this pie filled with lemon sorbet. If I remember correctly, she topped it with a mix of berries and honey. And it was SO tasty. So tasty, that I decided to do a re-mix version of Fran’s pie.
I didn’t want to make a WHOLE pie since it’s just the two of us, so I decided to use miniature pastry cups instead. I baked them, filled them with the sorbet, and put them in the freezer to chill. Then, I topped them with strawberries (strawberries and mangos = best fruit combo EVER) and a blueberry (just for more frills), and I drizzled some honey on them, too.
What a perfect summer treat! You can see from the picture that I didn’t chill the sorbet quite long enough on this one. The rest of the batch will be even better.