valentines day is a week away but mr. style and i have reservations in the book for an elegant five-course dinner with live music. what’s on the menu? lobster bisque kicks off the first course. diver scallops with curried carrot puree and wilted spinach are my main course selection. and for dessert? strawberries with grand marnier sabayon and lady fingers or chocolate pots de crème with bailey’s whipped cream. i suspect mr. style and i will order one of each and share.
last year i was in new york attending fashion week on valentines day. one of our kiddo’s lives there so i whipped up a special meal for andrew and few of his buddies. i served mushroom lasagna; his roommate pete concocted the best caesar salad ever! i have the recipe handed down from his mom and dad. and i think i purchased a cake from the whole foods bakery department for dessert. the weather was brutally cold that evening but you’d never have known as our moods were light and bright!
as you can see i’ve already picked out my valentine outfit. a feminine pleated satin skirt by j.crew sets the tone. don’t you love the longer length? there are so many directions you can take this skirt by pairing it with a simple blouse or a cropped jacket. but i purchased this feather sweater over the holidays and thought it would add some flirty fun to this nighttime outfit. love the boatneck neckline that’s flattering to every woman alive. a simple pair of suede pumps by nine west and an envelope clutch by rebecca minkoff finish this ootd with flair. guess who lost her shoe during the photo shoot? the heel stuck between the planks. i actually had to slip it off to dislodge it. never a dull moment!
it’s monday, ladies, and i’m wearing blue. guess you’d say i have those monday blues! have a great day.