Showing posts with label Generous Georges. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Generous Georges. Show all posts

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Long Forgotten Summer Outfit...Featuring Boden...

I kept meaning to post this outfit, but I believe I wanted to post it about the same time as jerkface mean commenter came along, and I think my brain just said "no" to posting this outfit. Crazy thing? This is just a simple outfit--tank by Boden, denim shorts by Calvin Klein, and sandals by J. Crew. It would be VERY hard to make fun of this outfit because making fun of this outfit is like making fun of 99% of people in America during the summer, because all of us wear some variation of this outfit when it is hot outside. :)


Here is the polyvore so you can see the pieces individually. The tank is sold out, I believe, but if you like it sometimes these items will pop up on Ebay.


And here it is, on me. Yep, pretty basic, but a great, casual look for summer.

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NOVA residents: GENEROUS GEORGE'S is CLOSING. You read that right, one of the most revered family restaurants in the area is shutting its original location on the edge of Old Town Alexandria for good (Sunday, September 20, 2009 is its last day). The news came down yesterday, and since we wanted to celebrate baby CW's birthday with pizza, pasta, and good times, we went there for dinner. Well, our favorite waiter, Pedro, said "good thing you all came tonight." And we were like, "why?" Then he and the manager lady told us the news. Ugh. Poor Generous George's...it is a tough time for so many people, but it hurts way more and more deeply when it is a place that has fed the people of an area for well over thirty years. So the pink building on Duke Street will be no more...

That said, there are two good (well, okay) news regarding GG's...
1) There is a franchise location in Herndon you can visit. It is an hour away for us, but if we get a hankering, at least we know there is a place we can go...
and
2) If they can sell the building on Duke Street, they will try and find a smaller location somewhere close by to open the restaurant again. I really hope this can happen. If it does, I can guarantee that we will be there for baby CW's second birthday. The manager lady said that they will keep everyone updated on the progress of a potential new location on their website.

Okay, all, have a great weekend. We are having baby's birthday party tomorrow, so I know I will have a good time...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sanibel Crawford Blouse on Me, Last Night 2/16/09 (oh, and this is blog entry #50)!

I really should be blogging about my Mardis Gras Party outfit first, or putting pics of my kids up first, because I did those first, but, eh, who cares! Right? :)
I was inspired to wear my Sanibel Crawford blouse for a couple of reasons: 1. I already had created a Polyvore set with it as the centerpiece; 2. A Bigger Closet did a post on it, so I felt ready to go: http://abiggercloset.blogspot.com/2009/02/sanibel-crawford-blouse-revisited.html; and 3. I needed an outfit for a family dinner at Generous Georges (yummy, family friendly pizza place in Alexandria, VA).


Here it is without the jacket. I didn't like the way the blouse belted on me, so I moved it up to a higher place on my waist, fastened it with a safety pin (can't tell, there is a lot of print here on this blouse), and was sort of satisfied. I think I may be the one person who would have needed a tall in this shirt...the blouse hits at my high hip and I would have preferred more length. Overall I love this blouse. I think it is a fun, dressy piece for when you need something nice but not super-fancy. I think I might try this blouse un-belted sometime, or maybe even try it with my wide patent yellow belt. Hmm...
I LOVE THESE PANTS. Golly. I think they make my figure super-slim...and as you all know, post-partum, that is EXACTLY what I am looking for...
The shoes are Target and they are too cute. The plum nicely offsets the blouse.
I have on a headband from J. Crew, winter 2007. I love J. Crew headbands. I hope they continue producing them...

The coat really does look better than this, but my darling husband (who often takes really nice shots) did not have the patience to really photograph me last night. I tend to wear this coat open or with two buttons buttoned. It is the Marie coat from the fall/winter and is made for stick-insects with no hips. That said, I think the collar and collar are gorgeous, so rather than fight the coat...I make the coat work for me. :)

Of course, having CW pose with me usually helps the outfit look better!