Week in Review: Fashionable/Edible 10.28.2011
This week, I looked at Austin Eavesdroppers pictures of the wonderful food that was served at the La Dolce Vita fundraiser for the Austin Museum of Art, and got pretty jealous. She takes great pictures, and it looks like the food was incredible.
But then it was like a miracle! There’s another food-centric fundraiser going on this weekend!
The Green Corn Project is having its big annual fundraiser and festival this weekend at Boggy Creek Farms on Sunday. The Green Corn Project goes all over Austin and helps create organic vegetable gardens for the elderly and disabled, as well as for elementary schools, community centers and shelters. The big festival/fundraiser will start at noon, with 20 local restaurants feeding attendees, plus music and gardening demonstrations. Places like Wink, The Moveable Feast and Parkside will all be there.
Of course, I may decide to stay in this weekend thanks to a delicious sounding recipe for Arroz con Camerones over at Edible Aria. Now that it has started getting colder, a hearty rice and shrimp dish with plenty of spice sounds just perfect.
As a curvier lady, I dread the coming of winter because it means a lot of my flattering sundresses have to be retired to cold weather. However, it also means that tights and contrasting sports coats can come out of the closet and give most outfits a nice extra punch.
Trophy Boutique has some tips on dressing for the weird in between season we’re in right now with blazer and skirts. She advises pairing the heavier, darker colored blazers with the contrast of light and flirty tops and flowy skirts.
But the thing I’m noticing in as fall fashion tips coming pouring out of the woodwork is that I really need to add to the boots in my closet, because they look good over jeans with a sweater, or to break up tights under a skirt. I already have a great pair of black suede ankle boots, so on top of that I’m looking for some black or dark brown midthigh boots and new pair of fashionable cowboy boots.
And this Fall Boot Guide from FabSugar is giving me some big ideas on how I might spend my next paycheck on new boots, as it this other boot guide from The Hip and Urban Girl Guide. While I wish I could pull off slouchy boots, those work best with skinny jeans which I generally avoid. But these deceptively simple knee high H&M boots from the Hip and Urban guide may need to make a journey into my closet.
And while you’re looking at boots, you might be able to convince the men in your life to check out the seasonable trend too with this guide to keeping it manly with your boots from Esquire.
Of course if you want something less practical than fall boots, check out these pretty incredible Bat shoes on Fashionably Broke. In other towns, it would be seasonal Halloween wear, but Austin’s bat love means these shoes could be a year round addition to your closet.