Wednesday, August 23, 2017

so zinful

A couple of weeks ago Charlie and I joined my parents and some of their friends 
to bottle their custom wine from The Wine Room in Manalapan, NJ.
this has become such a fun tradition!

Can't believe it was over 4 years ago that we made our own wine for our wedding!


We brought quite a spread! 

Always such a fun bunch to bottle (+ drink!) wine with!

I love the Zinful labels this year! 
So creative and cute!




What I Wore: glasses- c/o LaFont, lips- NYX "Pink Cloud" via Ipsy, top & shorts- H&M, flats- Target, bag- Rebecca Minkoff  


Home to find Barry the pug just hanging:

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

flamingos + pink shorts

Hello Jersey Shore, long time no see (sea?)

Got to go to Long Branch to enjoy a nice lunch my parents at Oni Ramen House

Perfect day to rock my new flamingo shirt that I thrifted!
BTW did you see the pics of a baby flamingo?!
ADORABLE!


What I Wore: glasses- c/o Coastal, lips- NYX "Pink Cloud" via Ipsy, top- thrifted but still on QVC, shorts- Lilly Pulitzer x Target, sandals- Target, bag- Rebecca Minkoff 




Time for some Oni Ramen House!



I really want to try different things on this menu,
 but whenever I go I just crave my usual Ramen Tots and Mushroom Shoyu
& Charlie gets a version of his usual the Oni Tan Tan.
It is just SO GOOD.

I finally got to check out their restroom 
since I have heard so many people comment on how cool it is.
It is an awesome decoupage of comics and anime 

& one side is wood, I love the DIY features in the decor of this restaurant

I loved these three little ladies in the bathroom too!

& I had a giggle at the framed picture of ramen tots above the toilet!

I wish we had made it to Oni Ramen House to try the soft shell crab special 
looked AMAZING! 

Later that night we went to Jughandle Brewing for some brews!



You know I had to have "Pink Shorts" in my pink shorts!
Perfect summer beer!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

(wo)men in black: New Job @ Vault Brewing

As I mentioned in my Pretty Bird makes me a happy lady post a couple weeks ago,
I recently got a new job as a server at Vault Brewing in Yardley, PA!

We have loved the Vault since we first discovered it in January 2013
I remember having my first Sweet Potato Ale, pizza, and s'more
and then convincing my (then) fiancee to take me back for more the same week!

To be working there is a different, but equally awesome, experience. 
I have always enjoyed the Vault staff and am happy to join their ranks.
This is the perfect opportunity for me to learn more about craft beer
 and make some money to support my fashion school endeavors!

Even though we have been going to the Vault for almost 5 years now, 
I had never been on an official tour
Led by one of the brewers, Rich, at 12:30 on Saturdays.
 you can register online: $5 gets you a tour, tasting and branded tasting glass to keep! 
#totallyworthit

It was such a good tour! 
& I would know, it is a New Jersey law to take a brew tour at a craft brewery,
so during our big Beer Bucket List a couple summers ago, we went on LOTS of brew tours.
Probably close to 50...

The downside to this new job is that I have to wear all black, 
all the time. 

Getting dressed has been a lot like this cartoon by Loryn Brantz on Instagram:

I went to Walmart and picked up:
 1 pair of black skinny jeans {$11} / 2 pairs of leggings {$4 each} / 
2 v-neck t-shirts {$6 each} / 2 polo shirts {$9 each}

Perfect work wear that I don't have to worry about getting dirty! 



What I Wore: glasses- Marc Jacobs c/o Optically.co, lips- Tarte "Birthday Suit", top & pants- Walmart, flats- Safe T Step "Slip Resistant Sasha Quilt Bow Flat" from Payless




I mean, if I have to wear all black and anti slip shoes, 
they can still be cap toe and quilted, 
right?!
I am happy to have found these Safe T Step "Slip Resistant Sasha Quilt Bow Flats" from Payless

I have to wear all black but I can still change up my eye glasses and makeup! 
This has definitely become my creative outlet these days


Look 1:
Glasses: c/o Faniel via 10/10 Optics 
Makeup: Kathleen Lights x Morphe Palette 

Look 2:
Glasses: c/o Faniel via 10/10 Optics 
Makeup: lid- Wet n Wild "Unchained" / outer crease- Hello Kitty x Colourpop "Bento Box" / crease- Coastal Scents Forever Blush in "Dashing"

Look 3:
Glasses: Zenni Optical 
Makeup: lid- Colourpop "Checkmate" (such a great matte pastel green color, perfect dupe for the "Avocado Toast" color in the Lorac "I <3 Brunch" palette) / outer crease- Prestige "Longterm relationship" / center- Coastal Scents "Dark Goldenrod"

Look 4:
Glasses: c/o Faniel via 10/10 Optics 
Makeup: Kathleen Lights x Morphe Palette / bottom lash line- Makeup Geek "Bitten" 

Look 5:
Glasses: Firmoo 
Makeup: Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Palette

Apparently my little bit of creative license is a signature...

This post from makeupforglasses on Instagram is perfect:

Work hard is going to be an understatement this week because it is Restaurant Week in Yardley!

Okay Pretty Bird
lets do this.

Oh yeah and Sweet Potato Ale will be coming back early September,
can't wait! 

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