Purple and Paisley

This is what I wore on our date Friday night. The weather was pretty perfect, so I wanted to wear a dress, and this is one of my faves. It’s from my most beloved thrift store in Memphis, where it cost $1.49…per pound! So it was probably even cheaper than that:)

The belt came from my favorite BB Dakota dress, from Crush in Oakland–a birthday present from my parents a few years ago. The shoes are from a  clothing swap a few years ago–I picked them out because I liked the little straps, but I think this might be the last time I wear them. I think they just make my feet look…goofy, for lack of better word! Ladies, internetical clothing swap party? 🙂

These big lavendar earrings came from a matching set that my mom bought me at Jun Lee in one of our annual pilgimages. I have the best mom in the universe! And not just because she buys me things, but because she is such a great partner in crime, is completely hilarious, and inspires me on a daily basis with her love and creativity. I am one grateful girl!

Eric and I haven’t spent much (okay, any!) time in LA since we moved to Pasadena, so I wanted to head over to Los Feliz, which is not so far away, for dinner. I went to Home with my cousins a few weeks ago, and I loved the neighborhood! We had dinner at Alcove, where we sat outside in short sleeves (Hurray for warm weather!), I consumed way too many fries, and we marveled at pieces of cake the size of, nay, bigger than our heads. I think one piece would be a good serving for, I don’t know, five people, so next time anyone wants to go in one, let me know! 🙂

Afterward, we took a stroll through the neighborhood (at which point, I have to admit, it was cold, and my first time going out at night without a sweater left me shivering) and landed at the wonderful Skylight Books on Vermont. My sweet parents gave me some money for my birthday, so I got myself Ottolenghi‘s glorious new cookbook Plenty. So! Excited! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well!

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