just like the media diet, i didn't come up with this concept, either. but i like it!
so i have this wedding coming up (aimée!!), about which i am over-the-moon excited. my best college girlfriends, all united in one place (MAINE!) to celebrate the long-awaited marriage of aimée to eric, who have been together for, oh, about 14 years. YES.
i have my plane and hotel reservations, and i've pretty much been counting down in my head to this event for weeks now! but one detail has yet to be determined: wardrobe. the wedding is at a really nice restaurant but is not a 'traditional' event, according to the bride. so that all sounds breezy and wonderful and fabulous, but what am i supposed to wear?
a little help here.
now, i already have this pretty rainbow watercolor dress from anthropologie, which i bought in an indulgent fit this past june.
on the hanger
and on me!
but now with the mercury dropping and the days getting shorter, i'm not so sure about this option. should i try to find something that says 'autumn in maine' a bit more (and no, i am not planning on lacing up l.l.bean duck boots or anything ridiculous like that), or should i stick with my splashy summer frock?
perusal of the current offerings at anthro reveals a few alternative options. there's this:
monochromatic corset dress, which i find demure with a twist of punk. maybe not 'traditional' wedding appropriate, but awesome nonetheless!
i love the sophisticated look (and stripes!) on the mariner dress, but am not sure what the top ruffle would do for those of us who have some level of, uhhh, boobs. i'm not exactly jessica simpson over here, but still.
finally, there is the understated but OH-SO-GRACEFUL-looking betine dress, which totally says fall to me with its berry hue even with bare shoulders.
what do you think? yes, i'm talking to YOU! do any of these look wedding-ready? or should i stick with my rainbow strapless?
media diet: day 2
i am happy to report that i stuck to my allotted AM blog-surfing time yesterday and emerged no worse for wear. it wasn't exactly the panacea of productivity that i thought it might be, though, thanks to a random 3 hour nap (OOPS). however, i did read a few interesting articles in this month's paste magazine (rather ironic since it's a rag all about . . . media) and read most of an article for work, so that's good.
workout: rest day!
doin' time: i think this was the third time i've set out to make martha's fish taco recipe from the summer section, and the ONLY time i've actually followed through with my plans! for some reason, i just didn't want to make it. i think it was my fear of wrestling with a head of cabbage to make the crunch slaw-like topping!
however, the meal was actually pretty good. i used frozen mahi mahi filets from whole foods, making this a good midweek option (ie, no fresh-from-the-grocery-store ingredients required!). the corn fritters on the side were a yummy bonus and tasted like dessert! i think josh had 3 platefuls.
reading: 30 minutes reading the first part of a peds in review article on HIV.