Recently we took a mini road trip down to Sarasota to spend a morning at the Ringling Estate. It’s the former home of the circus magnate, and is full of Venetian Gothic architecture, a rose garden, and winding pathways crowded by old banyan trees.
The Ca d'Zan is definitely my favorite part... It's a lavish house, built as a testament to the roaring twenties. It overlooks deep blue water, as far as the eye can see. The entire outside terrace is floored with an array of different colored marble, even the dock is made of marble. I just wanted to roll my eyes back in my head and scream "eleganzaaaaaaaaa" over all the opulence.
After Ringling, we grabbed lunch at an Amish restaurant called Yoders, and it was probably the best fried chicken/okra/mashed potatoes/pie I've ever had. So good that I didn't even mind all the old ladies acting scandalized by my streetwalker boots!
Went on a lovely Taco date yesterday, after realizing that our normal spot was closed (wahh!). Luckily, this place was right around the corner from us, hiding in a parking lot behind a nightclub. I know that sounds beyond sketchy, but this place had glowingly high ratings on Google, so we decided to try it. Not only was the food amazing and glorious, but they also had like 6 flavors of agua fresca... which I am obsessed with. I ended up with the pineapple flavor, which was delicious and even had bits of pineapple pulp throughout.
I'm normally a lover of swanky restaurants that have gleaming marble bartops and an extensive wine list, where I can swill white Burgundies and cackle derisively to my heart's content. That said, sometimes you just need a good chow down in a no frills atmosphere.
(sipping on my precious agua fresca)
outfit details: ballet bodysuit from random dance supply store (similar, $12), vintage polka dot tennis skirt (similar), Derek Lam sunglasses (similar), Zara loafers.
The 70s totally got it right when it comes to middle parts, bell bottoms, and disco. I definitely channeled that vibe into this outfit. I love the burnt sienna color and giant bow on this vintage blouse. Paired with this rad denim mini dress, it could only be improved with the addition of my new Derek Lam Astor sunnies. The lavender shades are perfect to break up the monotony of my typically-all-black wardrobe.
I'm one of those people that has a love-hate relationship with the middle part (er, with my hair, in general). I love the way it looks on the off-duty Scandinavian goddesses of the world, but 9/10 times I try to train my hair to part that way, it turns into a sad Cousin Itt situation. Luckily, someone left a bottle of Aveda's Air Control hairspray at my house, and that along with my beloved Agave hair oil, has done wonders to tame my hair.
outfit details: Gap dress (old, similar here and here), vintage pussy bow blouse (similar here), Derek Lam sunglasses, Everlane purse, Theyskens' Theory Taylor boots