Summer Supper

Sunday, August 30, 2009

dress from Pinkyotto, silver flats by Lanvin

On Saturday night, the Mr. and I were invited to join a group of adventurous foodies for a crab boil at Back Forty, a charming restaurant in the East Village. I had never experienced a crab boil before, but the basic concept of the meal is that you get a bucket of never-ending whole boiled crabs dumped on your table... A seafood lover's dream and a dainty eater's nightmare. Not knowing what to expect, I put on my most comfortable summer dress.

I convinced the Mr. to photograph me in my outfit before we headed out. "Do something interesting," he pleaded, when I did my usual non-smiling poses. The ones above are some of my best shots; I'm looking really excited about the evening ahead.

bowls of cod and potato fritters

summery cucumber, tomato and watermelon salad

the crabs: succulent, covered in Old Bay spice

To finish off the evening, we had plates of fresh peach and blueberry cobbler, and found ourselves at a karaoke joint, singing Michael Jackson and Depeche Mode songs. Because we're nostalgic like that. A perfect summer supper.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far! I wanted to also post these photos of a gorgeous Personal Library Kit that I won recently from a giveaway courtesy of Diana from My sister and I used to "play library" with our books at home, so this is something I'm looking forward to using in our modest home library Chez Sequins! Thanks, Diana...




Mary said...

you look great!

NYC experiences....aww i'm so envious. wanna exchange with a lass from sydney?? hehe.

will be linking you love! ;)


FabBlab said...

The kit looks adorable! I looove getting mail.
Also, I love the sleeves of your dress! You're such a cutesy thing.

misslikey said...

darling I hope you enjoye, you look amazing, pure and lovely. <3 Lanvin ballets

Marie-Louise said...

this looks so comfy :)

Midtown Girl said...

OMG - D's smiling! YAY X 100!

LOL, seriously you look so adorable when you do, so I expect more smiley pics k ;-)

The crab boil makes me yearn for the crab houses in beantown - sooo delish!


daisychain said...

you look so cute and that kit = amazing.

just checking, do you still want the Eiffel tower necklace?

Elise said...

Ah, sequins.... Hello - I had to leave a note for you to say what a wonderful blog you have here. I've loved reading your interesting and creative posts. You have fab pictures too - perfect ! Thank you so much for sharing them all and best wishes... enjoy the rest of the weekend....

thecreativemixx said...

I love the dress!!! And the shoes are the cutest!

Your night on the town looked like loads of fun....

I've gotta say that the library kit is the coolest, I'd love to have me one of those!

By the way, loving the new "blog" look...

The Anthology said...

a) that sounds delicious

b) you look adorable

c) that personal library kit is the cutest thing I've ever seen.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Congrats on the win. :)
I love that dress!! And the food looks absolutely delicious.

Diana said...

You look so cute in your dress and flats, and I would chow down on that meal anytime!

So happy you love the Kit, apologies for the ripped paper-maybe it ripped when I put it in the envelope!
Enjoy! :)

InnyVinny said...

That kit!!! Too cute. I wish I had one with all the books that seem to go missing.

You're making me jones for a crab boil, lady! You look so cute in that dress.. =D

TheBeautyFile said...

Love this post! You look so great & I love the fun poses! What an amazing giveaway gift! I love playing library!!!

Jill Pilgrim said...

You look awesome!! And now I want a tomato, cucumber, and watermelon salad.

Eyeliah said...

You look great, so happy to see an outfit post. Simple and chic!

GUGAW said...

love the library kit! i was only just moaning about lost books and dvds that i've lent out to friends!

Katy said...

You look so cute, and the dinner looks fabulous too!

CHICMUSE said...



tenthings. said...

You look so pretty!

The watermelon, cucumber, tomato salad...would be so refreshing today. it's 102 in san diego.

Serg Riva said...

this blog is great (as are the lavin flats).
really enjoying it.

Rachel said...

What a cute dress! Looks amazing on you. And very summery.
The evening sounds wonderful! I wish there were more evenings like those during summer. Unfortunately I never experience many of them.

Susan said...

you look stunning, dear!
and those crabs are... yum! you had a lot of fun it seems :)
that library kit is just awesome!!! I want one for myself... :)

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous outfit, darling!
Loving the blog's new look and your profile pic too!


vitaMinn style said...

Hi Deanne,

I love your casual outfit and your Lanvin flats! I've been in the lookout for one but haven't been lucky yet.

The boiled crabs looked yummy! Wish we have that here too. =(

thesydneygirl said...

yum yum, you're making me hungry! <3 your outfit! xxx

E said...

That library kit is so adorable! And I love your beautiful dress - the volume is wonderful and you're a genius to pair silver flats with the color of your dress. I'm such a color combo fanatic, lol :-)

alexkeller said...

love Lanvin - what else is there to say? oh, yeah - try crawfish sometime - yum!

Livie said...

my goodness, looking at all that food made me hungry. Looked soo good!

equally good looking is your very cute dress. that shape is amazing!

I personally love making crab at home - it's so easy and simple, and you can't really screw them up!

have a good week!

jasmine said...

oh! you're so cute!

Elizabeth Marie said...

You are too cute! I love you excited face!! :)

I haven't had a crab boil before. Def want too...I Bobby Flay do it on the food network. Can he come too?

The kit from Diana is SO CUTE! Yay!!

Lynn said...

hi d! you look so so cute on the dress and the silver flats. and your smile just placed a smile on my face.

and the food just made me hungry all of a sudden.

have a great week ahead!

Taylor Sterling said...

You look so sweet and adorable! xx

Kat said...

Hi there! You look pretty in that dress and flats!

And I'm so envious of the crab feast...used to eat them a lot back home.

Enjoy your week!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Ahhh , I simple love your look!!
The dress and the Lanvin ballerinas are

Tiffany said...

my husband always tells me to do something interesting too but then my "interesting" poses don't turn out as cute as yours. I think mine are just plain awkward. :)

adore the lanvin flats. the crab looks delish. I love all seafood I may have to see if Seattle has a place like this.

Thumbelina Fashionista said...

I love Pinkyotto AND Crab!

LJ said...

congrats on your library kit.
love the lanvin flats.
and that's some yummy looking food!
xx-LJ from SOS!

AsianCajuns said...

ooo I'm so jealous for the following reasons:
1) Your cute, cute dress (it looks beautiful on you)
2) Your Lanvin flats!
3) Crabs- ooo how I miss Maryland! We used to have crab boils every summer
4) That library kit- Cath and I did the same thing growing up!

Nubiasnonsense said...

how didnt I see this before. You look so lovely, I adore the sleeves on your dress.

MizzJ said...

Cute flats! Mmm that restaurant sounds delicious, you were very wise to wear a loose dress!

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Glendy said...

Your Dress is sooooo sute!!! BTW congrats on teh new lay-out its awesome :)

much love,

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