So…against pretty much all advice…I shortened it.
Oh my gosh, don’t act like you didn’t know I would. And by “I shortened it” I mean, “I watched while my mother-in-law did it”.
My decision was based mostly on shoe options. Longer, I had one. Platform heeled sandals, and I love those sandals, but I also like to have more than one way I can style something. Otherwise, I get bored. And a boot with a frilly dress is one of my go-to looks. And I knew if I shortened the dress, I could STILL wear the sandals, but I could ALSO wear the boots. Also, be honest…I didn’t go as short as you thought I would, did I? I exercised some restraint (or else I miscalculated and when it was done it was a little longer than planned, whichever.)
The paparazzi. You just can’t get away sometimes.
So, have I ever mentioned that I am a pretty amazing cook? I probably have. I am a bit of a braggart sometimes. Anyway, I am. I am really good at making up my own things, but really bad at following your recipe with the measuring and the exactness and whatnot. And I hate baking. But I love making cake balls. But anyway, all of that to say (brag) that I made something really great and summery and fresh the other night and I took this picture for you to drool over:
1 Box Couscous (garlic and herb flavor), prepared as directed (but the lowfat directions) and allowed to cool to room temperature.
Julienne a couple or four handfuls of fresh, raw spinach
Currants (I had to ask the lovely people at Whole Foods where they were, they did not have them at Wal-Mart, go figure, turns out it is a very common question at the Whole Foods and I am not the only one who couldn’t find them)
Roasted Pine Nuts
Goat Cheese (I am 100% sure feta would also work)
Squeeze of lemon (or not. Nathan hates lemon and had his without. I think it adds a real brightness to the dish, but personal tastes vary and what not)
Honestly, it was SO Good.
Dress, vintage and altered
Belt and buckle, vintage
Bag, LUSH, second hand
Earrings, Prairie Oats at Etsy