Frilling Maternity: Breezy Linen Pants

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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 )

August 6, 2012 7:57 PM | Comments | Categories: Fashion, Maternity, Outfit posts | Tags: , , ,

Summer Dreamin’

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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: 

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Staring out at this: 

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Holding one of these: 

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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!

- A

June 16, 2011 1:49 PM | Comments | Categories: Food, Travel | Tags: , ,

Sweet Saturday: Miniature Sorbet Pastries

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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.

- Aurelia

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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