Friday, May 10, 2013

Miller Time Friday - Pants for a Sweet Tooth and a little cocktail to help it go down...

Well Friday it is and Friday it shall be.

Daughter and I are alone this weekend - son and husband are off to our nation's capital to soak in history, camaraderie and a Star Wars exhibit that opens there tomorrow.  You know what that means - some shopping, dinner out and some relaxing times for she and I, and: CHICK FLICKS!!!! We have already decided to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding for the umpteenth time.

If a mother-daughter bonding weekend is a sweet time, it has nothing on the J Crew package that arrived in the mail today: the cafe capris in silk foulard.

Oh remember them?  Marie Antoinette and Liberace's bastard love child?

Café capri in silk foulard

Well they are here, and dammit, I loves them.  I love them as only a woman who loves Marie Antoinette, Liberace and watching Lawrence Welk blow bubbles on a Saturday night can love them (yes, I AM that campy).

Don't I look like a realtor here?
When they arrived i was wearing my linen tippi from last summer in henna and darned if that didn't look nice together, so I grabbed an old set of pink balls from Talbots (is it just me or do you think that Liberace might also said that very line at some point in his life?) and pair of shimmery sandals and ran downstairs lickety split to get daughter off the couch (summer job begins week after next) to take my picture.


Another view for those of you who love the plant and can't imagine not having a review without it...


A closeup of the material.  The background is actually a pink.  I was expecting it to be more champagne-like, but then I expect everything to be champagne-like.  You can see the pink in the picture below, which although slightly pinkier than the pants, is in the same colour story.  Am quite proud of self for remembering to look inside and take a picture for you!



But can she make a pretty outfit with it?



Oh yes she can.  It is like the nougat london top was waiting for it to arrive, which makes this outfit the bastard child of meringue kisses, battenburg lace, Liberace and Marie Antoinette.  And you thought living in your head was hard...


And those wisps of blue call out for a little blue on top..


Since some of you have the tendency to go over the top when you dress (oh wait, never mind, I was talking to myself there), it is important to remember that one shouldn't pair sequins here.  Unless you have to and then by all means, go for it.

It also looks divine with yellow and ivory and I bet golds and silver would be grand, too..



I mean honestly, what don't these pants look good with?  I haven't tried white yet, but you just know they will look good with white.

So, they are going to stay.  In fact, I wore them out to a little "do" hosted in my honour by some of my former staff last night.  This is the month that we "retire" Wendy and there are fetes each week, which would be exhausting for some, but since there is food, wine and the odd gift involved, suits me just fine thank you very much!

In honour of these pants, we need a lovely frothy, fruity cocktail.  How about a Ciroc Chic?



Ingredients
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  • 1 1/2 ounce(s) Cîroc Vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounce(s) pomegranate juice
  • 1 ounce(s) pineapple juice
  • 1 slice(s) pineapple, or edible flowers

Directions
  1. Add Cîroc Vodka, pomegranate juice, and pineapple juice.
  2. Shake with ice and strain into a prechilled martini glass.
  3. Garnish with a pineapple slice or edible flowers.

Our edible flower will be a little blue violet, in honour of the pants!! Guess who's making one of these bad boys tonight?  Uh huh - girlie drink for a girlie movie!

So happy Friday and if you are looking for me - you can't miss me.

Stay safe out there!

44 comments:

  1. Yay for the bastard love-child of Liberace and Marie Antoinette! Those pants are seriously bling-tastic and I love them on you! Tiffany Rose will be sooooo jealous!!!
    They are made for you!

    Thanks to you and Get Fresh for your nice comments yesterday. I took a mental health day today and went to see my surgeon for an ankle/foot check-up and have been cleared to do yoga! Yay!
    Will celebrate tonight with wine and Vietnamese food!

    Have a good one too!

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    1. oh ruth, you got me, I am sooooo jealous!!!

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    2. Ruth - so glad you took a moment to e-center and yay for yoga! I need to do some myself today! is 5 am here - son and husband flying away for weekend and not quite as quiet as they tried to be! And you were so right about TR!

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    3. ruth, will struggle through some poses to mark your milestone, or maybe just order Vietnamese food (that would be more graceful homage). Really excited for you to get that back!

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    4. Thanks Get Fresh! I'm very pleased!
      Vietnamese food probably more fulfilling!!

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  2. Well, dammit, now I have to find them for me too. I tried not to pay attention and reminded myself of the poly whenever I glanced their way. But you had to show me a close up and they are so ... Marie Antoinette, I love them! Just for whatever, what IS the % of the poly? You look divine and tell me why I couldn't wear sequins with them? ;)

    The drink sounds yummy. Can I come over and watch the chick flick with you and your daughter? I have never seen that movie, yes it's true, and it's about time I did.

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    1. it is 65% silk, 35% poly. they feel much nicer on than the purple tie silk pants! last night i wore them with nude pumps, a white linen blouse, my ecru jacket, a gold belt and the same pink beads. they are so darn pretty!

      by all means come spend the night!

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  3. Well aren't you and your plant a lovely couple. Somewhat of A fashion high when the package arrives and we actually love what's inside. You look lovely.

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    1. BB, don't you be jealous of my teeny bathroom and love affair with that fern! rumours of our relationship are greatly under-exaggerated! have an awesome day!

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  4. Wow to be able to pull that many outfits together right out of the box so to speak fantastic!! They look great on you, honestly I love them!! Not sure how I missed those. Enjoy and wear them often. Great movie choice I must say, I loved that move and so related to it....haha I think so many of us out here have. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Thanks MB! Right back at you!!!

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  5. Hey fancy pants! You're getting the hang of this tasty, non-lethal cocktail thing. Wondering if skirt is jealous of pant luff (sensing a different reaction) and is now cowering behind plant? Have a lovely girls' weekend and keep the party whirl coming.

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    1. GF - you are right... really should not keep both... I may, but i really should not....

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    2. Oh, no shoulda, woulda, coulda, meant. Just very different W to F arrival portrayl it seems. Simply remember only true love and real-life wear.You don't need skirt to channel George or a garden party. Lovely though she is. In your gut only you know if she joins Wendy's party or goes warehousing.

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    3. Well pants are definitely off to see George!

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    4. Non-stop to Lake Como, perfect.

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  6. Oh I love them too!! They are keepers for sure. Enjoy your girls weekend!

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    1. thanks Cate - enjoy your weekend, too!

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  7. Wendy
    Love the pants and the outfit - it's a ten! And so good to see you from out behind the lovely potted plant. :) Speaking of Liberace did you know HBO has a biopic coming out on him this month. It premieres around May 26. It mostly focuses on his relationship with his chaffeur/man servant. The movie has great and surprising casting. Michael Douglas (yes the Michael Douglas) is playing Liberace and Matt Damon is playing the chaffeur. I forsee Emmys in the future for both of them on this one! I gotta catch it. Have a fun filled weekend!

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    1. Hi Michelle! I did know about the movie and I am really looking forward to seeing it!! I love a good HBO biopic. I will probably wear fancy pants, high heels, sequins and a boa to watch!

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  8. LOVE the pants, WMM. They look great on you! And from what I can see, you can make them daytime appropriate. George approved, 100%. And fern approved too!

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  9. Those pants are so pretty! I love them! The fabric looks so nice and what perfect colours.
    Laughing here, Wendy you are so funny.

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    1. Well, I don't want to brag, but they were the nicest pants at the golf club where I had dinner last night!

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    2. Of course they were. I even checked the website for my size which would have broken my ban (4 months since pink skirt fiasco!) but alas my size is sold-out. They are beautiful, I'll be living vicariously through you, please take a picture every time you wear them!

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    3. Dani - not to be an enabler, but they keep popping back in all different sizes!

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  10. That is exactly the type of purchase you should sav your money for.Flattering, unusual, and versatile. And you LOOOOOVE them. I watched MBFGW when my son was young. He loved it and used to call it the "Windex" movie.

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    1. I love that he called it the windex movie! Agree completely on the purchase - if there is no thrill, there is no will to wear..

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  11. The pants are perfect on you, I love it!! The fabric is so pretty and it looks like they go with tons of things from your wardrobe. What a great score. An all-girls weekend sounds like so much fun! Have a good one!

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  12. Girl, these are YOUR pants! So you get a pair of fancy pants couple times a year.We can tell you are feeling 100% comfortable and pretty in these.

    MBFGW-- the aunt with the bebopsy makes me weep with laughter every time. Have fun with your D; our D is coming with us to a wedding in CT and soon she will be off to her fellowship. I will miss her, but this is the greatest thing for her.

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    1. That sounds like a great time - I agree - they do have to spread their wings, even if it isn't easy for us!!

      Yes, they are my pants. They have restored my faith in JC fancy pants and Tom Mora.

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  13. I LOVE My Big Fat Greek Wedding, I watch it every time it's on TV! Andrea Martin is hilarious -- to Ian, the vegetarian: "That's ok. I make lamb." LOVE IT!! Enjoy.

    Hubs and I met John Corbett years ago, I think when we were first married (it was right after SATC ended), he was playing with his country band (!) at one of the bars here in town, he's actually a good singer, nice guy. All the women at the bar were like "Aidan! Aidan!" lol That was fun.

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    1. p.s. those pants are FAB, by the way! Totally Wendy pants.

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    2. I love JOhn Corbett - wonder if he is still with Bo Derek? Barry was an extra in a movie with her that filmed her about 15 years ago. She was very beautiful! Hey and thanks for the pants compliment? How is the flooding out your way now?

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    1. Janet - you could totally rock them - think of how great they would be on your trip!

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  15. The flooding is not too bad, there's none where we are but our friend lives on a street near a creek - he's worried about flooding, there's sandbags all along his street. The people who live near lakes will probably have some flooding. Hopefully it's not too bad.

    Derek accompanied John Corbett here once, one of my co-workers served them at the restaurant where she worked at the time. Will have to google them to see if they are still together!

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    1. Glad you aren't having any issues there re: flooding!

      Got the derek thing, though it took me a second - but then, didn't sleep great last night!

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  16. The pants really suit you and obviously they fit right into your existing wardrobe. I love the plant, it makes the photos a bit artsy. Enjoy your girls weekend!

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  17. The print on the pants are charming . I love seeing you in fancy pants as you just glow in them.You've already put together so many different looks so that's a plus. Do you have a jean jacket? That could be another look .
    Have fun this weekend.

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    1. marsha, i do indeed - i was thinking grey t and jean jacket as well!

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