My sister brought me to Red Parrot in Newport, Rhode Island:
The waitress arrived:
Waitress: Can I get you anything to drink?
My Sister: Do you have smoothie?
W: No we dont. But he (referring to my nephew) can have the Virgin Colada.
S: What’s in there?
W: Coconut with pineapple and…
S: Okay, we’ll have that!
W: (Asking me) And you?
Me: Sorry, you lost me at VIRGIN.
S: (Laughing) I’m having a soda.
Me: I’ll have soda as well.
Of course I ended up having his Virgin Colada because he had a tummy ache and decided to have my soda instead.
I love their SALMON.
My nephew had Fish and Chips.
My sister had Shrimp Curry.
Red Parrot is a nice restaurant. It’s very casual. I am however in awe by the disorganized handling of customers. There was no waiting area and we stood near the bar waiting for a table. My nephew was tired and he needed to sit but he was reprimanded to sit at the bar and we understood but where can we sit?
Shall I go back? Maybe. I’ll give it another try. I love the salmon.
I have been trying to look for an edgy jacket and I finally found what I’ve been looking for:
Ellie Tahari, $25 (plus $10 for dry cleaning) at a vintage store in New Jersey:
I can wear this with a ripped jeans or regular skinny jeans and it will still make me look chic.
I don’t know about you, but I really think I look HOT! You see, it’s all in the state of mind.
One of the must-have for me during a job interview is a jacket. It never fail to make you feel “respectable” hence future employers will have the impression you are a professional.
I’m not saying I’m not a professional because I have the education and experience to back me up, but that advice is for those who wish to exude confidence.
Classic coverups like Paul & Joe Sister’s chic bouclé-tweed‘Perceval’ jacket are a trans-seasonal staple. In a timeless navyand off-white colorway, this fail-safe piece is a smart wear-anywhere investment.
The Limited, $20 (plus $8 dry cleaning) at a vintage store in Paramus, New Jersey
I know I pass up on a few (3 to be exact!) job interviews due to inevitable circumstances but I guess, if something is for you, it’s for you.
TIMING is everything. I am armed with Faith. Fate will decide.
I have plans of going home to my country, Philippines next year. With that in mind, I need to save money. Hence, I need to look for a job.
So nowadays, I am stacking my wardrobe with business suits and skirts and pants and jackets.
Ann Taylor, $12 at my favorite local vintage shop
I love the color because its so “NOW” and I bought this for myself.
A girl must own at least 5 business attire and a few more skirts and slacks to mix and match.
I must confess. I do not buy shoes at the vintage store. I need good shoes.
A romper is something I have been dreaming to don this summer. As all summer before this. The thing is, I have a “muffin top” or what my brother calls, a belt bag. Yes. I have a big tummy. Unfortunately, I am not pregnant.
That is why a romper is for someone who may have a tummy to conceal but not as big as mine. Hahahaha!
Papaya romper, $21.99 from Marshalls
Wear this with a flip-flop and head-scarf with ginormas (gigantic, enormous, massive) sunglasses.
I love summer!
A dress during SUMMER is of great essence. If it’s hot, we girls need to be HOT!
One thing I love about fashion is that it recycles by itself. Look at the MC Hammer pants. So for me, vintage shopping is a MUST!
Old Navy, $10 at a Vintage Store in Paramus, New Jersey
This is best worn with flip flops during walks in the town center. Bring a one colored scarf and huge sunglasses. It will be a plus if you carry a straw-bag.
I am so envious of my friend who will go somewhere exotic. I am living vicariously through her.
So, Mr. P… When will you bring me to Turks and Caicos?
I am actually amazed how people splurge a lot of money on a dress they may wear once or twice. And because of this amusement I decided to blog about how I can look for something cheap. Cheaper. As an alternative to a high end brand.
Express Design Studio, $12
A shirt dress is something you can wear during day or night. All you have to play with will be the accessories to go with it.
I envision this shirt dress with a closed black shoes and black/gold accessories. Clutch is a must. As I am a big fan of clutches.
Any suggestion of a good vintage store in Connecticut?