Most of you felt the outfit on yesterday’s mannequin was not a home run. How’s that for an understatement? That outfit proves that even if every piece of an outfit is wonderful, how we combine them is crucial to a successful look.
I was drawn to this skirt because of the color. My lifestyle doesn’t need a skirt like this right now, but if it did, I would wear it with a simple sweater and low heels or flats. I’d need to hem it so it doesn’t overwhelm my short self, and I’d wear minimal jewelry to let the skirt take center stage.
I shared my domestic goddess moment on my Facebook page last weekend and was asked to post the recipe.
It was a rainy, blustery weekend and I was settled on the couch reading Legendary Authors and The Clothes They Wore. If you like fashion and literature, this is a fun read. During a break in the rain, I noticed our Kumquat tree was bursting with fruit. It seemed a shame to leave all that goodness to die on the tree so I picked a bowl full to snack on. Kumquats are delicious on a salad or just popped in your mouth but I had too many for just that so I looked up several recipes and decided to make marmalade jam.
Here’s how I made it.
Kumquat Marmalade Recipe
2 cups of kumquats
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup water
juice of one Meyer Lemon…we only had one straggler on the tree.
Wash the kumquats. Then quarter or slice them. Slicing makes it easier to remove the seeds. Kumquat seeds are perfectly fine to eat but I prefer not.
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
Add Kumquats and Meyer lemon juice, boil for 40 minutes and voila, Kumquat Marmalade.
This weekend I’m reading The Last Collection. Can you see a theme here? I (obviously) love fashion so read everything I can get my hands on about it.
“Paris, 1938. Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli are fighting for recognition as the most successful and influential fashion designer in France, and their rivalry is already legendary. They oppose each other at every turn, in both their politics and their designs: Chanel’s are classic, elegant, and practical; Schiaparelli’s bold, experimental, and surreal.” – Jeanne Mackin
Here are a few “lightweight” books I’ve got in my cart.
Since we are firmly in cozy weekend mode I would love to hear what you’re reading and what you recommend. Please share because it’s going to be a long winter:)