Sunday, May 18, 2014

So Not Sophisticated

A while ago, I mentioned my longing for a black sleeveless dress like the one I had seen on Canadian company Miik's website. I still haven't found a similar dress, but I did find some Miik basics at one of my favourite local shops, be. I was so excited to try the items in person that I got carried away and bought three pieces. Kiss that tax refund goodbye!

I'm wearing my new Audrey wrap top below. Pricey? You bet, but I love how it feels and how it drapes.  I also like that the company seems fairly open about the making of its garments. And when the top is worn with a thrifted skirt and a hand-me-down jacket, the overall cost of the outfit is less than that of a fast-fashion equivalent. Or at least that's what I'm telling Hubby. 


I wore the outfit for a lunch date with Hubby yesterday.  We planned to go for pasta at Toscano's Trattoria, but when we got there it was closed. Oddly, about every second time we go there it's closed, yet it's always open when I'm in the neighbourhood on other business. Still it all worked out for the best. We ended up around the corner at Avenue Bistro. The food was great. I had the beef dip with frites. I don't regularly order fries when we're out, and when I do I'm usually disappointed and leave most of them. The fries at Avenue are so good I ate every one. With Hubby's help, of course. 

The people at the neighbouring table were quite amusing. They spoke with classic French accents. I had my back to them, but their dropped h's and rolling r's had me imagining French women à la Mireille Guiliano. The men, on the other hand, had us both flashing back to a fifth season Simpsons episode. Their discussion of the "shaudere" (aka chowder) actually had my normally circumspect Hubby smirking into his coffee. Yep, we're mature that way.

After our lunch we attempted a waterside walk. That was almost immediately rained out, so we topped off our Saturday date with our first gelato of the season at Benino Gelato. Frites and gelato. I feel so sophisticated. At least as sophisticated as someone who can quote the Simpsons can feel. 


For actual sophistication, head over to Patti's Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday. The cosmopolitan crew is sure to delight.

8 comments:

  1. The perfect date, it sounds like! You look great, love your new draped top. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, and thanks as always for hosting Visible Monday Patti!

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  2. ah, zee frites and zee ize crema....sounds like you had a lovely time! Flattering fit on that top! Good choice sez, me!

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    1. Thank you Sue! Love the accent. So chic!

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  3. Sometimes you just have to splurge - the top is lovely!

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    1. Thanks Val! The top, the fries, the gelato. It was a weekend of splurges! Back to reality today.

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  4. Hi! Not only are you out and about, but you look fabulous doing it. You got great duds on that trip, no doubt. Love the combinations.
    Sorry your spot was closed, but glad you had a good replacement with happy frites!
    I can avoid regular fries almost always, but there's a big truck stop on Hwy 40, just north of us, that has the best sweet potato fries. Light, super-crisp perfection on the outside, sweet-salty soft on the inside. Astronomically caloric, so I must stay completely away from them, 'cause I CAN'T stop. Sad for Dan, he can't have them without me taking them away from him, growling and showing my canines aggressively as I move them out of his reach.
    Glad to see you here!

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    1. Thanks Jan. I'm sure there are no calories in sweet potato fries...at least I tell myself that when I order them. I'm pretty sure I didn't growl at Hubby when he "shared" my frites, though without the distractions at the next table it could have happened!

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