Friday, April 17, 2015

Miller Time Friday - In the Navy


Another week has flown by, and it has been a busy one!  Revisions, staring out the window to help the snow melt, counting the hours till the season 3 premier of Orphan Black.

And dressing up a little.

After a winter of hibernation, the beast has been released and I am trying to dress up a little more these days.  Kind of that, "don't save it for an occasion" thing.

I thought I would share a recent purchase, the J Crew drapey oxford dress, which I snagged for a ridiculous price, something like $45CDN.  The material is described as crepe, but it actually feels like a viscose/linen blend and breathes very well.

I'm kind of blurry here.... Maybe I'm airbrushing myself these days....

I love this dress.  It is a true navy with black piping.  It is bringing out my inner Parisienne.  I am wearing it very simply today with my old Donald K. Pliner stretchy boots and a JCrew navy featherweight cashmere cardigan I bought a couple of years ago. 



A close-up of the material.  I can't wait till I can wear bare legs again!

I love this dress so much, and it was so cheap (and yet does not feel cheap on!) that I've ordered it in ivory as well. 

J.Crew Pre-order Drapey oxford crepe sleeveless dress
 
 
 
What's up for your weekend?  We are working around the house and I will be writing, writing, writing.
 
Since it's Friday and I haven't done this in a while, how about a Navy Blue Blazer Cocktail?
 
MAKES 2 COCKTAILS
INGREDIENTS
2 oz. navy-strength rum, preferably Smith & Cross (available at Drink Up NY)
2 oz. blackstrap rum, preferably Cruzan (available at Drink Up NY)
1½ oz. fresh grapefruit juice
½ oz. fresh lime juice
1 oz. orgeat syrup
¾ oz. cinnamon syrup (see recipe)
1 oz. 151-proof rum, preferably El Dorado

INSTRUCTIONS

Fill 2 tempered-glass mugs with boiling water; set aside for 2 minutes. Discard water; add navy-strength and blackstrap rums, juices, syrups, and 4 oz. hot water and stir. Add 151-proof rum; ignite
 
 
When I got to the ignite part, I became afraid.  Perhaps I will stick to pinot noir....
 
Have a happy Friday!
 
xoxo wendy
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

21 comments:

  1. Oooh I like your new dress very much. So classic the navy and black. I've worn my navy JCrew dress about 800 times the last couple of months, in fact I might wear it again today...
    Enjoy your weekend, we're planning a little adventure, some antique shopping and lunch out. xo!

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    1. Hope you had fun Dani! Can't wait to hear about the scores!

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  2. Hi Wendy, I love the black piping on your dress - definitely looks Parisienne! We are buying bikes this weekend!

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    1. You are in the perfect city for biking! I must get mine out!

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  3. You dress is pretty and you look as lovely as ever. Our weather is in between tights and bare legs, so I'm sticking to jeans for now. Lots going on for the kids the weekend-college testing and dates with girlfriends. My DH and I will be busy in the garden - boys will be doing the clear out and I'm putting in some veggies and herbs. I can't wait :-)
    TGIF!

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    1. I can't wait to get into my garden! Hope you had fun!

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  4. Both dresses look great on you. Navy is just perfect in so many ways. You know where I'll be this weekend. A knitting retreat with 60 women I don't know. But there will be wine so I'll be just fine. Next Friday my friend Heather and I are kicking off a Lifestyle Linkup showcasing what has inspired us through the week. Join us! Talk to you Tuesday.

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    1. Have fun at your knitting retreat!

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    2. The lifestyle linkup sounds intriguing! Purl on!

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  5. Very pretty! I'm going to be enjoying the nice weather this weekend. I'm glad you are bringing the cocktails feature back: I've always enjoyed that.

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    1. I should have tried this! Enjoyed too much wine last night...

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  6. The dress is so pretty. It looks great on you- simple and chic. I really prefer dresses and skirts. They are so much easier. Glad to hear you are making revision progress. It is so time consuming. Be thankful it is still snowy, so you don't feel the pull of the garden. I know what those deadlines are like : )
    Vis- a -vis watching snow... does the same principle work on piles of papers that need to be sorted?

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    1. I think the same principle is at play! I love a nice dress, but always struggle to find ones that are me. This one was, which is why I snapped it up!

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  7. Pretty dress! Suits you, I think, and you are brave to don a sleeveless one up there! We're about to walk down to our friends' restaurant and be waited on, served some adult beverages. Maybe have a night cap of Cuban rum we brought back...

    Best of luck with all the revisions.

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    1. Thanks Lane! Hope the meal was a hit! We went to a dinner party last night, then dog was sick in the night, so very slow this morning...

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  9. The dress looks really cute on you!

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  10. For some reason I cannot pull off a navy dress, has to be black or blue, but you can with your coloring :)

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  11. Love blue and black together. And Donald Pliner makes wonderful stuff for the feet, up there in his atelier in the mountains

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  12. That dress is fab! Glad to have Miller Time back and will need to keep closer attention to blog roll to have you and Barry start our weekends off.

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  13. Hello Wendy,

    That is a beautiful dress. Wear it in good health. You and I are similar in that when I find something I love I almost always buy two.
    Helen

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