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Monday, June 4, 2012

Doubled Up

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The Rundown
Striped Dress Twitch Vintage
Cherry Pumps Oh...Deer! Cha Cha
Striped Clutch Hilside Bags
Necklace TJ Maxx
Bracelets Vintage, TJ Maxx
Ring The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunnies Aldo

This past weekend was a pretty great one; I got to attend two fabulous parties.

The first was a surprise birthday party for one of my oldest friends, Bethany. The celebration was held at Cuvee, a restaurant in West Hartford, which is about an hour from where I live, and to say that I was terrified of making the trip alone would be an understatement. But I'm glad I pushed myself to go despite my fears, because I would have hated to have missed out on such a fun evening with my friend.

Bethany's birthday FriendsDrinks

The second party was a Miracle Fruit Party. If you've not heard of this before, the miracle fruit is a type of berry that has the ability to temporarily change the way your taste buds work; making sour or tart foods taste sweet.

So a wedge of lemon can be eaten like you might eat an orange, a glass of buttermilk tastes like a yogurt smoothie, 90% dark chocolate has almost no bitterness (and is amazing when combined with a strawberry), tomatoes are sweeter, sharp and tangy cheeses lose that quality, and cheap champagne tastes like an ice wine.

It's a really fun experience, especially with a group of people, to see how all the foods become altered, some for better, some for worse.  Like Tabasco sauce, which tastes sweet at first, but then the heat comes on full force and it was not a good idea to try more than a drop!
 
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49 comments:

Natasha Fatah said...

Loving all your nautical stripey action! Looks like a fun celebration!

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Courtney Erin said...

That berry thing sounds so weird! But fun...

And you know I love the layered stripes, so cute!


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Jersey Blogess said...

How cute is this look? I love it - I love the dress with the shoes and the shoes with the clutch - everything goes together so perfect.

Kasmira said...

Such a sharp look!

And I adore the shoes! Can we get a close-up next time?

Lorena said...

Lovely outfit !
The stripes work so well.... and i had never heard of this miracle fruit. Sounds like so much fun.
Specially if you gave them to someone and they didn`t know---

Frannie Pantz said...

I have never heard of the miracle fruit! How fun! I LOVE your double stripes. Your cherry shoes will always be sweet to me--miracle fruit or not!

Federica said...

Beautiful dress and cool bag!


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Closet Fashionista said...

Woah! That sounds like such a fun weekend! I am loving your red/white/blue outfit too :)
That miracle fruit party sounds so weird!! XD
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Yajaira said...

cute dress LOVE IT

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Nnenna said...

Yay, sounds like you had such a blast this weekend! I've always wanted to try the miracle fruit but haven't done it yet!

Diana Mieczan said...

The combination is so spot on. I really love how you paired those stripes up! Btw: your bracelets are incredible! Stunning. Have a great Monday. xo

Tashia said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Love all the stripes in your outfit:)

Alex Elizabeth said...

This is one of my very favorite of your dresses. Also, I think you should do a "how many stripes can I fit into one outfit" kind of post. It would be awesome.

I have never tried Miracle Fruit, but it sounds very interesting. Did you try onions after you ate it?

Miss K said...

Lovely dress! Love this healthy food party!

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Bonnie said...

The shoes, the bag, the outfit -- It's all working beautifully. I like the idea of a miracle fruit party. I have never heard of that!

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Amber said...

I'll have to check out that restaurant soon. I would have been scared to make the trip alone too. I hate driving on the freeway.

Eyeliah said...

Very matchy and I like it, great bag!

Meredith said...

LOVE the stripes! And Cuvee...you were in my backyard, practically! Hope you had fun!

woreout said...

I love this look! Your nautical striped dress is stunning paired with your gold and turquoise accessories! You styled this perfectly and your cherry shoes are the perfect touch!

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Wao, both sound like so much fun!!! Glad to see you happy :) Loving the mix of stripes here !

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Gray Skies said...

I'm a big fan of double stripes! It's almost like you have triple stripes, actually, because it looks like the heels of you shoes are striped, too :)

That miracle fruit party sounds awesome! I've never heard of such a thing before.

Terri said...

I've never heard of Miracle Fruit before but what an interesting idea for a party. Do you know where one can find Miracle Fruit?

sophie-mayanne said...

Love the striped dress!:)

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Daniela said...

But what's the miracle fruit called, like at the super market? Miracle fruit? lol Where can I get some?! This sounds like a fun party to throw/attend :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

Totally in love with this outfit...nautical at its best!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

The stripes on stripes look is fantastic!

eek said...

Driving an hour is dedication to your friend! Does look like you had a fabulous weekend!

Ali Hval said...

This miracle fruit party sounds quite interesting! Especially trying tabasco sauce--you brave soul!

I saw a necklace so similar to that today and now I'm wondering if maybe I should have bought it. HMMHM. I love the stripe-y good-ness you've got going on.

christine said...

What a pretty striped dress!! Thanks for sharing where you found it...I checked it out and everything they have is so adorable.

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I've heard of miracle fruit but never tried it- how cool there was a whole party dedicated to it! Love the nautical look- and those shoes are really the cherry on top of the sundae (ha!)

Outside Looking In said...

Love the stripes! Such a fun combination! What a crazy little berry!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

what a fun party, and this is one of my favorite color combos!

simplychic said...

that dress is way too cute! i can't get enough of stripes.

Rebecca said...

The only thing better than stripes is stripes AND stripes.

hannah said...

Adore this outfit. Nautical is one of my favourite clothing 'themes'. I love the way the shoes pick up on the dress - gorgeous! x

Nic said...

your dress is too cute! and i love the way you styled it. glad you had a good weekend :-)

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monica said...

LOVE the shirtdress

Camelia said...

i LOVE that bracelet, the turquoise wrist cuff thing. I love it, hello i love it. Okay, enough of that. Anyways, your outfit is adorable as usual. :)

Ayumi Lafser said...

Love the nautical outfit! And the arm candies! *gasp* they are all gorgeous!

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lucia m said...

gorgeous dress!

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Mica said...

Love your shirt dress :) the miracle berry party sounds awesome!


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Porcelain complexion said...

Sounds like you've been busy!

That has to be the perfect summer dress.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

I love those pics - especially the fruit. Looks like a fab time was had by all.

Annie said...

That is SO awesome (about the changing taste buds)...what a cool thing to do! And I am SO in love with that dress - you look fabulous :)

Annie
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The Fashionable ESQ said...

So many things to comment on in this post! First off: Great outfit, I love the vinyl texture of the clutch and the red pops great against the blue dress.
Second: your friend is so pretty & she looked really happy on her bday.
Third: miracle fruit? Whaaaaat? I've never heard of it, and much less what it does to the taste buds. Sounds so cool!

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Mrs. J said...

Very cute outfit! Looks like you had an amazing weekend. I must try that berry.

Nosce te ipsum said...

You look amazing and the photos are so nice. ;)
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morefruitplease.net said...

I'm so glad you braved your fears and made the trip too!! Seeing you at the table was such a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much for coming!

compradora anonima said...

wow love the dress and match perfect with the clutch