I was excited and wanted to wear something soft and romantic and appropriate for a lunch date and thus decided to pull this look together. Given our moving back to the US very shortly, I've had to curb the shopping addictions in a major way, taking my time to shop my closet more than ever. What it's taught me is that I definitely have a full wardrobe with some very cool choices, perhaps that I never thought about in the past.
I found this antique-ish cream colored lace top and paired it with a similar colored camisole underneath. I put it together with a pair of J.Crew dark toothpick ankle jeans, which on my shorty legs comes right below my ankle. They look full-length on me, like I got them tailored that way. Can I digress for a moment and tell y'all how much I love the toothpick ankle jeans/cords from J.Crew? They're great for curvy gals like me. It was a little chilly outside and overcast, so I cardi partied the top with a few-years-old cardi from Ann Taylor. What I love about this cardi is that is has cream colored silk appliqued roses all over it and silk covered buttons. Finished the look with a J.Crew jeweled bracelet in neutral tones and my opera length pearl strand tied in a big 'ole knot.
No Name Lace Top
No Name Camisole
J.Crew Toothpick Ankle Dark Rinse Jeans *a favorite*
Opera Length Pearl Strand
J.Crew Jeweled Bracelet
J.Crew Serengeti Juliet heels (not pictured)
Lunch was at a small cafe about 15 minutes from our home at a picturesque little cafe on this lazy looking river, whose banks were dotted with tree ferns the whole way. You can see the cafe in this photo on the right. It was secluded, quiet and very intimate.
The yummy goods. If you're familiar with Japanese food, this was your usual fare, except it was dotted with organic and local ingredients and everything was extremely yummy. & beautiful! I'm amazed every time at how intricately each piece of food is prepared and arranged.
After lunch and probably to work off the food we ate, Hubs drove up to Zakimi-Jo, a castle ruin site about 10 minutes away. Zakimi-Jo is a World Heritage site and stands in quiet majesty on a hilltop.
As if to end a perfect day, I caught sight of a girl in traditional kimono and paper umbrella, walking the top of the castle wall. While I was kicking myself for not bringing my zoom lens, I couldn't believe neat this day had been. What a perfect Valentine's Day.