Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tapas in lace













 







Blouse: Old (Pretty options here and here)
Pearl necklace: Wedding gift
Flower hair clip used as a brooch: Mexico Street vendor (Look here for other ways to wear it)
Lace shorts: Forever 21 
Shoes: ALDO (Steve Madden has an enitre collection dedicated to neutrals!)

My justification for buying these shorts was their versatility. So here begins my love affair with these lace shorts. Since, I am a fan of neutrals, I had to kick start them in a feminine outfit laced with pearls and flowers.

I wore these pretty lace shorts to Tapas Papa Frita, a Spanish Tapas Bar in the surburbs of Phoenix. This bar supports local flamenco dancers, and, makes it easy for you to support them by offering an extensive tapas and Spanish wine menu. While they do serve entrees, it is their small plates - the Tapas, that people keep coming back for. Close your eyes, point at anything on the menu - you will be more than happy with your choice!

  The flamenco performance

We started with shrimp bathed in garlic & pepper olive oil and shamelessly mopped the plate with the warm bread. It would have been a shame if we did not do justice to every ounce of that garlicy gooeyness. The Patas Aiolo Verde, potato wedges spiked with cilantro and garlic puree and topped with bits of ham was gone before the waiter left.


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Lamb Ossobucco

However, it was the Lamb Ossobucco that makes me want to go back there. Everyday. Every night. In this Italian inspired dish, tender lamb shanks are slow cooked until the marrow melts into the meat. The succulent medley of marrow, fat and meat, the warm red wine, the splendid flamenco performances on the dimly lit stage, and, Spanish music in the background transforms you into a trance that only a combination of good food and art can.

A Spanish meal would be incomplete wihout, at least, a spoonful of Paella. None of us was satisfied with a spoonful, and, every grain was scratched off the pan! As much as we wanted to be good and skip the dessert, the Churros were longingly staring at us, from the menu, and of course we are a kind lot!

The Churros and Tapas deserve an entire post (which I am working on) which will be the beginning of posts dedicated to our food chronicles. Soon there will be more calories on Wardrobe Menu :)

 

 
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Paella

70 comments:

  1. wow i love your shorts. I guess i Have to order some clothes at forever21 soooon. :-) great outfit. you look amazing.

    Ivy
    http://manhattanfashionstoryingermany.blogspot.de/

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  2. Lovely outfit, I can see how this attire would be great for a Spanish restaurant.

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  3. So pretty in pink. Love the lace shorts, such a sweet and romantic outfit.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  4. Beautiful pictures and love your outfit on you.. so sweet! The lace shorts are spot on trend!

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully, the trend stays ;)

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  5. fantastic look. i love pink, looks like candy on you
    so cute! it's def your colour!
    lovely greets
    maren anita

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    1. Thank you so much. It's convenient when the color you like suits your skin tone!

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  6. These shorts are adorable and they don't look like they are from F21! Love this look :)

    xo, Megan

    indie flower

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    1. Thanks! F 21 does have some hidden gems.

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  7. I am in love with this whole outfit - the blush shades, flower, pearl, lace - whats not to like!! so so pretty! And I want to have tapas too! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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  8. Nice outfit!

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  9. Your outfit is soooo adorable i wanna steal it right now :) I love lace and deffo have to get lace shorts asap ! Thanks for sharing this ! XX Tani

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  10. Love the pink lace shorts!

    xo
    Alison

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  11. i love tapas restaurants you get to try so many different small plates! the shorts are great and i love the little flower that you used to tie it all together!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes! For my sporadic food cravings its the best place to be - I never seem to do justice to buffets!

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  12. Wow amazing outfit! The lace so dainty and beautiful!

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    1. Exactly, tell me about it, Ramya always has amazing outfits, I think.
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    2. Thank you so much, Jatinda! It is very encouraging to hear that :)

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  13. :) so nice.
    I follow you now :) Love your blog

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  14. :) so nice.
    I follow you now :) Love your blog

    Greetings Emma Wunderbar

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  15. you're so pretty in rose <3 ps:pass to my blog there is a give away on my blog :) I wish that you'll partecipate :D

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  16. Love the dainty look - the colors match perfectly :)

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  17. I <3 your look! So cute!
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    I follow you now:)

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    1. Thank you so much, Joanna!

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  18. Hi dear! thanks so much for visit my blog!! I follow you of course because you have a great style!!! love your blog!! love love love these outfit!!
    hoPE YOU FOLLOW ME BACK!
    kisses!!

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    1. Hi, the shorts are so cool and I am addicted to pearl jewellery and flower brooches. You have an amazing wardrobe. I will be checking out your blog every other day, feel free to follow mine if you like. I will be posting every day.

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  19. I cannot beleive how cool those shorts look. But I must admit the first thing that caught my attraction as always were the pearls and the flower brooch. I love them. feel free to check out my blog. i have posted more. Feel free to follow my blog and to leave comments.
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    1. Thank you! I love pearls and pastels.

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    2. The blue top is also very clean and styly

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    3. Thank you. Mint is a cool color, especially for the summer.

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  20. love your outfit !! :D
    do u want to follow each other? let me know,
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  21. Looks like you had a great time! Love your outfit. All the light pink pastels are so gorgeous. We have a pair of pink lace shorts featured on our what to wear edition on our blog too! We love your lace pastel pink shorts, and that flower detail on your blouse is just too cute. Keep up the great work, we love it.

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  22. Sooooooo cute! I will be posting a blouse I made that you may like. I will post in a few minutes, but I love your style!

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  23. Looking pretty in Those lace shorts and I love pastels ! You have put together such an elegant look !
    If you want we can follow each other !
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  24. Lovely look! I followed :)
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  26. Very pretty and Love the shorts! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog and for following! I'm following back on gfc and bloglovin!

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  27. beautiful pictures! and great blog :D

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  28. Such beautifull pictures:) you are really pretty, nice inspiration!
    great blog
    xoxo
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  29. Thanks Ramya for visiting my blog ! I am following u here... Shall visit again !Keep Smiling:D
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  31. love your lace shorts, this look is so romantic :)


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  32. Cute outfit! I love lace shorts, they look amazing on your! x

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  33. love ur style n love ur blog. following you (:
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    much love.x

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  34. wow!!! this is a lovely outfit!
    nice blog! I've just started following you on GFC and Bloglovin'!
    Like to follow back?? It would be great, we can stay in contact!
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  35. This is a really pretty outfit!! Love the top and shorts! I'm having a your choose cashmere giveaway on my blog, would love for you to pass by and enter I think you'll love it.

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