Sorry, bad 70's flashback with that song!
But I had to! My skirt today is of the carwash style, in that is has panels that swish back and forth.
I had a different skirt on this morning, and as I started to head downstairs, one last glance in the mirror told me I needed to change. I am b l o a t e d and the other skirt was only emphasizing it.
I got this skirt at Catwalk 4 years ago. When I made the purchase, I was still working at my last company, and having to wear suits everyday. It was a total impulse purchase, but I love this skirt. It has Chinese bottles on it, and I like to think they were herbals or from ancient Chinese pharmacy. I love the swishing of the panels, and Ben was kind enough to capture the skirt spinning in action as I scuffed up the bottom of my new boots.
What did she say?
Yes, they are new. Well, rather this is their maiden voyage. However, they are actually 2 years old!
Here is the sad story. I purchased these at DSW 2 seasons ago. They were fine when I tried them on in the store. The first time I attempted to wear them, one of the zippers got stuck! I had to wrestle it off of my leg, and tossed them in the closet in disgust, I had every intention of taking them back to DSW, but you know what happens with the best laid plans!
I planned on wearing my other black boots today, but when I went into the closet, I spied these. I asked Ben if he wouldn't mind fighting the zipper. As I was asking, I was playing with the zipper and got it unstuck! I was almost in big trouble, however, when I put them on this morning. Instead of the zipper getting stuck in a part of the boot, it caught my tights! After a significant amount of time, the zipper went up; I was not taking them off at that point!
The sweater is a cropped black cardigan that I wore over my Banana Republic cami.
I really am enjoying finding different jewelry to wear. These earrings were free; they came along with an eBay purchase I made last year. How nice!
I hope you let me keep the skirt because I love this one! The vote below!
Now, I promised 1frugalqueen my bread recipe from yesterday. (Click her name to check out her awesome blog!)
The bread is from The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook by Tosca Reno. It is really easy and delicious!! I made the whole batch yesterday so I could freeze some of the bread, but you may want to cut in half as it makes 4 large loaves!
Schommer's Whole-Grain Bread
5 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup organic honey
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon Sea Salt
3 tablespoons yeast
11-12 cups whole grain flour
(for the record, the recipe also calls for 1/4 tea ascorbic acid. I don't know why it is needed; I have made this bread several times without it! Also, I only used about 10 cups flour yesterday.)
1. Combine all ingredients except whole grain flour. Let stand until the yeast is dissolved and starting to rise.
2. Coat your hands with oil to prevent the dough from sticking to your hands. Add flour 4 cups at a time and knead for 10 minutes. (I mixed all of this in my Kitchenaid stand mixture with the dough hook. Easy!)
3. Shape into loaves or buns and place into pans. Let rise until double in size.
4. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes until golden on top.
5. Remove from oven and turn onto cooking racks immediately.
I enjoyed this so much this morning for breakfast! Toasted with sunflower seed butter with sliced banana. Divine!!
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