This chunky and super cozy number was for meeting the girls for dinner for restaurant week tonight!
The inspiration was from Allure's Nov 2012 issue:
I was initially worried how thick this whole outfit was. The sweater is super warm and the full a-line midi leather skirt definitely adds a lot of warmth all paired with knee high boots I twas definitely dressed for cold. But as luck with have it the restaurant we went had only a table on their patio so my outfit was just perfect to a t. I didn't even need to use the blankets they provided.
Sweater - Forever 21
Necklace - J Crew
Skirt - Thread Show
Boots - Escada (very old from New York City's Century 21)
To help out the family that is renting a room from my parents I offered to babysit their son who is off school while they continue their language school which has started. We had plans to go to the zoo with a couple mommy friends so took their son with us. Unfortunately discovered I never put back the stroller in my car after the vacation and San Diego Zoo is no place to be stranded without a stroller and 3 kids. Luckily my daughter held her ground and walked the whole day without much wining. Borrowed a seat from friend's strollers a few times but that was it. 4 hours of walking and playing, both the kids and the mommies were exhausted.
Came home to change and get ready and took them all to my mom's to visit for a while then met my girlfriends for dinner.
We had an amazing dinner. The $20 prefix menu was superb value both in quality and in quantity. Usually during restaurant week pre-fix menus they make you share the salad and/or the dessert and things are half size. Here everything as full sized and it was a full 3 course meal per person. Good value on the wine too. We were there for over 2 hours fighting the guilt we felt with a line of people waiting for a table. As always being out with the girls was the best relaxation method ever.