Been staying warm lately in denim on denim~
Been staying warm lately in denim on denim~
For our Valentine’s celebration we got fancy in our neck of the woods hitting up The Optimist in Atlanta’s Westside. Truth be told, we went earlier than we normally would so that I could capture everything. Dustin totally gets it though I’m not sure the people around us knew what was up… The atmosphere and presentation are just too stinkin pretty to experience a third time and not finally get some shots!
I wore a shirt I picked up while buzzed shopping in Santorini late one night. Def paid wayyyyy too much for it but I couldn’t get over it’s unique construction *keep scrolling for better view ;)
The restaurant has lots of seating options to accommodate whatever type lunch or dinner you’re trying to experience whether it’s hopping over for $1 oysters or throwing down to celebrate a holiday or special event. I’d like to go and hang on the oyster bar side which is less formal but equally as stylish as the big open side.
Ford Fry’s The Optimist brings a seaside fish camp experience to landlocked Atlantans. From fresh oysters from the Alabama coast and Maine sea scallops to whole roasted Georgia trout, guests enjoy high-quality, sustainable seafood from the country’s best suppliers. Tucked in an old ham-aging house, The Optimist serves up beer, wine, and handcrafted cocktails with hickory-roasted fish and raw oysters, while beach-food classics like hush puppies and lobster rolls transport you to your favorite coastal haunts.
First things first. WE LOVE MEZCAL. Yep, that needed all caps, it’s that much love. Both of us could drink it neat but when it’s offered in a cocktail-even better.
Much like our marriage, we shared everything <3 Started with oysters from the South and East Coast and Spanish octopus.
Look at that beauty └໒( ♥ ◡ ♥ )७┘ What… I didn’t keep that shell to take home and show Flynn (our cat)…and definitely didn’t put in with other shells and stones…
Not going to act like I’m some kind of rising food blogger chef star I’ll just say, nom nom nom! And add that the crispy grilled end was the tastiest part!
This mahi and snapper ceviche was an explosion of flavor every*single*bite. I voted it and the lobster the best I’ve had of both ever and that’s saying something since I’ve had them in both Mexico and Greece! (humble brag much….)
Didn’t save room for dessert so we settled with a nightcap then went home and watched Lady Gaga music videos (sharing our glorious singing along skills on IG story) and sipped on champagne. Life is good with this one <3 *looking at you Dustin!
And because I couldn’t get dolled up (for me this is dolled, I’m pretty casual most days!) and not get Dustin to risk his life in a busy cut-through, here’s some more photos of my look:
See you again soon you delicious and beautiful restaurant youuu :*
and see you on Instagram <3
Meet the newest addition to my wardrobe I’ll be living in all year long:
These Madewell overalls are the perfect combo of “aw, cute overalls!” and “hey girl hey” if ya know what I mean. *if not, basically cute and fitted giving off a slight sexy vibe ;) Also, you’ll never believe where this shirt is from…………TARGET! It’s part of the Who What Wear line they currently have in store. Saw on a women at the camera rental shop had to ask and then had to own.
Speaking of new, these Bussola kicks are also recently acquired. I got obsessed with this brand in Greece and reached out to the company. They no longer had the shoes I was searching to buy a second pair of but asked if I’d be interested in trying out a Fall style. I opted for these to add a classy black bootie into my mix. Definitely wear-out-of-the-box capability since they are instantly comfortable just like my sandals were.
As you can tell, Atlanta’s in full Fall colors mode. We’ve been in a bad drought and have had lots of wildfires going on in North Georgia but the weather has really been fantastic. Well, minus the smoke on some windy days. It’s been nuts seeing smoke off in the distance like we’re in California, it’s just not something we’re used to.
Enough about weather, lets talk about BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY and all the sales that are in swing and soon to be full swing! Shopbop is one of my favorite online retailers and starting today their Buy More, Save More event is on! Lots of great gift, trend and style guides can be found on their landing page. Happy shopping!
*see all sale details here
From the second I saw this at the Westside Anthropologie store it spoke to me! I love me some one-piece clothes but this was different. The width of the leg, the open back, a must have! Wore it out for a date night to celebrate the closing of our first home! Felt like a sexy bohemian that ran a dojo in her spare time. ha!
So yes, we closed on a house. A beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house in Westside Atlanta. Dangerously close to really great shopping and several taco options. We are so pumped! Move in date isn’t until end of September and since our lease ended, we’re floating. Been house-sitting, house-crashing but no couch surfing YET. Our friends have helped us out trememndously. Thanks guys and gals!
Jumper-Anthropologie, Hat-Stetson, Purse-Madewell, Shoes-Old Navy, Shades-Salt
In the 2 months we’re bouncing around we’re taking trips and making it the most fun possible. We finally pulled the trigger on a big trip we’ve been going back and forth on, GREECE! I turned 30 in March and Dustin turns 30 over Labor Day weekend and with our 1 year anniversary coming up we decided it was a must! We scored big time on plane tickets-2 round trip tickets to Athens, 1 stop in Germany for 1 hour was $1,068.00-a deal we couldn’t miss out on!!!
Speaking of living it up, I’m currently in LA visiting my girl friend Courtney till Monday! Already seen Shaun Ross and Pauly Shore, I’d say it’s off to a Hollywood sight seeing trip so far! Tomorrow we’re hitting up Palm Springs so follow along on Snap or Instagram for all the behind the scenes or come back for a full recap!
Have a good week + weekend, see you on all the other apps!
Lately I’ve been obsessed with sleeves that have open or off-the-shoulder detail. It started with my wedding dress and now has over taken my closet! Funny thing is, I feel like my shoulders have always been very broad so you would think it would accentuate that feature and make me feel too wide but in reality it’s flattering.
This is the outfit I wore to Monday’s Herradura Tequila event. Thanks to Jessica Camerata of My Style Vita for snapping these pics in 95 degrees of Georgia heat (+ 100% humidity *probably..) before we got tipsy!
UO dress, Ray Ban sunnies via Shopbop, vintage bag and Old Navy sandals
SHOP THIS POST ~
Tomorrow we are off to Chicago! It’s my first time going and we have a lot planned. Expect a huge recap next week. Until then, safe travels/firework lighting/booze drinking/lake floating/family hanging~HAPPY FORTH!