Friday, February 24, 2012

Outfit Of The Evening: La Petite Fête

Blouse: Balenciaga {similar here} {here} {and here}
Cardigan: Express {similar here}
Leather leggings: Vince
Heels: Chloé, thrifted {similar here} {here} {and here}
Purse: Chloé "Paraty"
Earrings: Kendra Scott "Danielle" {here}
Bracelets: Target and Vintage
Ring: Kendra Scott "Tela" {here}
Watch: Michael Kors {here} {similar here}
Nails: OPI "Pedal Faster Suzi" {here}

China: Kate Spade "Cypress" {here} and "Larabee Road Platinum" {here}
Crystal: Kate Spade "Larabee Dot" {here} and {here}

I had a tiny dinner party with my friend Jenn, who came over to talk banking and finance with David. I decided to use my nice china and crystal since it rarely gets taken out of the cabinets. I'm not that into Kate Spade for fashion, but I really love her dinnerware! I made coconut chicken, salad with homemade honey mustard vinaigrette, and strawberry shortcake.

Interesting story about those tarnished salt and pepper shakers (though I'm not supposed to give any names). A friend's sister used to work as as a personal assistant to a popular NYC boutique owner. He owned a house in Atlanta, as well as NYC, and decided to sell and move - the sister was able to keep a few things (various silver and crystal items). These shakers (plus a crystal bowl) made it to me because neither my friend nor her sister liked them, haha. Admittedly, they are a little gaudy, but I like them anyway. I'd love to know more history about them, as they're definitely antique. Based on the stamped hallmarks, my googling powers have just now determined they are sterling silver from silversmiths Suckling Limited, Birmingham, England, year 1925.  Cool, wow, there's such a plethora of information of hallmarked silver on the internet - I never knew! And look what else I found - you can get your very own replica pair for £15 British pounds on eBay! :-P

17 comments:

annaimwunderland said...

I love your salt and pepper shakers, I'm surprised you didn't have to fight for them:)

Baby Budget Blog said...

Such a pretty dinner setting and I adore that floral top!

Happy Friday!

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Laces and Shades said...

What a beautiful blouse! I am liking the color pairing of the whole outfit. And the bag is gorgeous :).

laranpatton said...

Great outfit! I love Kendra Scott jewelry :)

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Veronika said...

love the photos from this post :)

Juneli said...

Yummm, seems to be a sumptuous dinner!! Those shakers with tiny legs are so adorable!

Kasidy said...

First, coconut chicken sounds amazing and the strawberry shortcake looks goooood! Cute outfit, love the way you accessorized it! Also, thanks so much for stopping by my blog :)

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Rachel said...

So cute! I love all the pics of your pretty dinner table! I don't think the s&p set is gaudy at all!:)

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Fabulous dinner party Mary Ann! I love candelight, those S & P shakers are too cute, and I LOVE strawberry shortcake. I know it was a hit! :D
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Girlie Blogger said...

Aren't small dinner parties the best? Bet the conversation was hearty.

Good story with the salt and pepper shaker. One girl's trash is another girl's treasure.

PAPS said...

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Style Servings said...

This looks like a lovely event and you look so beautiful!!

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Ally Garner said...

You always look so chic in leather leggings! And I love that blouse. Gotta run google a recipe for coconut chicken... that sounds & looks divine!

Marion said...

Such great photos as always...you're friend Jenn looks like fun!
And you always have the best historical stories about items.
Hope you're having a great weekend Mary Ann!
XO - Marion

Am2Pm Chic said...

Great photos, really nice set up dinner table. You look gorgeous .
Christy

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Samantha said...

Looks like y'all had such a fun night!! And I LOVE your china and those salt/pepper shakers - not gaudy at all!!