Friday, May 7, 2010

humphry slocombe and an outfit (finally!)

thrifted altered sheer top, alexander wang skirt, drugstore tights, thrifted booties, marc by marc jacobs clutch

When was the last time I posted an outfit shot? Feels like a long time. I was somehow finally able to coerce BF into taking these photos (after being turned down two days straight, WTF) but here they are. Here I am in all my pouty, bloated glory. Blame the pout on our inability to get a decent picture (have I always been this self conscious?) and the bloating on the following...

So yes, I'll admit it: this was my first time at Humphry Slocombe. Yes, I have been to Bi-Rite and Ici countless times (let's just say it may be in the weekly or biweekly range), but Humphry Slocombe? Nope, never. You'd think that we'd go more often since BF's apartment is only 10 minutes away but I wasn't able to convince him to go with me until I ventured in that direction to go to the post office. Breakthrough!

blue bottle vietnamese coffee and brown buttertahitian vanilla and brown butter

So there you have it. I thoroughly enjoyed my scoops of Blue Bottle Vietnamese coffee and brown butter in a cone while BF opted for Tahitian vanilla and brown butter in a cup. He tried a scoop of the cherry blossom flavor and liked it but didn't go with a scoop for some odd reason. Whatever, our flavors were worth it. Maybe next time we'll branch out a little more, I think I was way too cranky to try the "less safe" flavors and wanted my sugar fix asap. I'm thinking next week? McEvoy olive oil and balsamic caramel, I'm lookin' at chu~.

But let's not get hasty here. We tend to discuss what we shall consume at a later time up to a week in advance when we're already eating during the conversation. Optimization? Organization? Obsession? Yes, yes, and yes. That actually wasn't the case this time, as we sat outside and got the pictures out of the way we were silent for the most part and the only person you could hear was the woman behind us talking incessantly to her date (or male friend of some sort) as he nodded quietly while she explained in full detail how an ex complained that she talked too much. I don't think she enjoyed her ice cream as much as we did, all that talking probably left a bad taste in her mouth. Have you ever freed yourself from distractions to fully enjoy your sense of taste? It's actually quite pleasing.

big mouth

And because I don't mind looking like an idiot, here we are in our natural states, glorious food and all. This is what happens when you decide to be healthy then break everything to celebrate BF's birthday. I mean, come on, he turned 25! How could we not dine out in fine establishments for three days straight without a care in the world? I'll save those for later posts, I promise they're REALLY good.

On another note, what do you think of my top? It was actually a frumpy long sleeved shirt which was too sheer to roll up so I cut the sleeves short and sewed parts to keep the rolled bit up (like that one Acne shirt I always wear). Should I post the photos that I took of the quick and easy process? You guys know I'm not adept at DIYs so it's nothing spectacular or on the level of something Shini or Chantal would create. It's quite simple and a quick fix for any old long sleeved shirts that you want to wear in the summer!


Veronica Ho said...

I love those boots!
I swear, the thrifted items are the best.
Love this look

Aney Mei said...

Darling outfit. I found a sheer blouse at h&m, similar to this one. I regret putting it back on the rack.

I love your effortlessly gorgeous photos.

Anne said...

"Here I am in all my pouty, bloated glory."

You look so wonderful! You're pretty, tall, and stylish, no matter what! I know its' *your* blog but please post more outfits because they're always great (and I cannot be tempted by this delicious ice cream...)

Annabel said...

Anne - I shall try... it's just a bit difficult with a boyfriend who does not know how to use a DSLR!

Anonymous said...

I love your outfit! The sheer blouse is so under-statedly beautiful. Your food posts are great, but your outfit posts are even better!

Lorena said...

I think you can eat ice cream and all of the foods you like and still be healthy as long as it's not so often, brown butter ice cream sounds delicious! I'm interested in seeing your easy DIY photos, the sleeves look great.

lly jyn said...

You have great style!! I love you blog. :D

IKS said...

life is for enjoying and feeling the life :) and little sins make our days... i am always for indulging when it comes to food :)

the shirt looks great, and Shini really is the master of DIY.

Anonymous said...

I want to try Humphry Slocombe so bad.

Edona said...

Yes, post the pictures from your little DIY-project! And I can't wait to see more food-porn - you definitely have the yummiest food-pics :)

bravegrrl said...

cute outfit... love the top!

the style crusader said...

i think the shirt looks seriously perfect. i love the shape with the rolled up sleeves. i would love to see a DIY on it. if you think your inept at doing diys... trust me, there are those who are far worse out here.

p.s. the ice-cream looks insanely good.

Ambypure said...

beautiful outfit, love the top!

Shen said...

I love the shirt. Well done on altering it =)

Kasia said...

Love your boots!


Kasia said...

Love your boots!


LUU H. said...

i like the transparenttop on u ;) you look gorgeous ;)

Revital said...

you look greatttt!! I loved that see through shirt you are wearing! ive been looking for something like that for a while.

be.aoi said...

you look gorgeous! love your boots!

Winnie said...

Love the sheer top! Now I really want some yummy ice cream.

ALYSSA C said...

Love the way you DIY-ed that sheer blouse. Very hot!

FindingMyUnicorn said...

That icecream looks fabulous! I totally agree with you about not talking when eating, it really makes you think about the tastes/textures of the food... =]
love your posts xx

Unknown said...

♥ your diy sheer top


Barbora said...

hey annabel,
your blog is really nice, pictures especially. And your food pictures make me hungry!!!:)))))

please visit & follow
"fashionably tasteful.have a bite"

denise - SUPERWOWOMG said...

wooooooo pretty!! Happy birthday to BF! Love the sheer if I ever wore a sheer blouse out with nothing but my bra underneath, my mother would probably lock me at home for the rest of my life ):


Love that sheer top!

Joanne Angelina said...

Love that outfit, and mmm ice cream..if only the weather would cooperate here in Toronto..i mean, its May right now and its chilly! There is no justice in that! Anywho take care!

Esther said...

great outfit! love the sexiness of that sheer blouse. ooh yes i would love to see the process i'm a more visual than word person. & dont be so humble! there is nothing too small when it comes to diy :)

Ann said...

I for one would love to see photos of the process, as I have a long-sleeved sheer shirt I just bought from a thrift store and I have the same problem! I hate long sleeves but they won't stay rolled up and I have no idea how to deal with the fabric. Your shirt looks great!
Also, if I were you I'd be at that ice cream place every day. Those flavors are intense!

Marika said...

Love your skirt and glasses!!

have a fab week-end, darling!

and check out my new project - Story of my Clothes

Marika said...

Love your skirt and glasses!!

have a fab week-end, darling!

and check out my new project - Story of my Clothes

Carolina Krews said...

yum, yummy ice cream :D i could eat it all day :)

Victoria Jin said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the transparent top and the boots :) and i'm getting hungry for icecweam! :O


heleen said...

I'd love to see how exactly you altered the shirt! It looks amazing

red | hongyi said...

oh yayy! i love it when u update ur blog; it's one of my faves :)
i think the sheer top looks great on you! are you wearing anything underneath? or just with a black bra? it's very sexy!
and that's a very natural shot of your BF - did he say anything abt that photo?

Tina said...

post the diy! i'd love to see whatcha did

Anna said...

LOVE the outfit!

Anonymous said...

Such a cute outfit. I am so glad you finally updated with a new look...that ice cream looks yummy!

Anonymous said...


But ahem, yes, please do post that diy. Thanks in advance.

Jenae said...

Your style is to die for.So Amazing!!


Jean Shim said...

yes yes, please share the diy for the shirt! i love it!

Anonymous said...

Annabel - you seem like a delightful person (and I know it's not my place to comment about something like this) but your boyfriend seems like a bit of a...umm...shall we say d***head? I'm only saying this because his sulky attitude, moodiness and vanity remind me very much of my own ex bf. I know that right now you're probably deluded by all the chemical flooding your brain because you're in love, but I feel that you can do better! I'm just sayin'...
Love the outfit post, by the way :)
Get that lazy bugger to take more pictures of you. What? He can't point a little box at you and push a button? That's like 3 seconds of his precious time!

Anonymous said...

PS. Also, his hair pisses me off. What's with that emo cow-lick fringe thing? (Sorry. I'll shut up now. I've been repressing the desire to write these comments for WEEKS now. I've been following your blog since you were on Chictopia, but going anonymous for these comments because I'm a coward!)

Annabel said...

to everyone who commented about the diy... I'll try to whip up a post after I turn in my paper tomorrow!

and lol @ anon. you've inspired me to actually post this: I know you probably mean well deep down but I will not tolerate anyone thinking that they know us well enough to say such things. do you know how to read sarcasm when I complain about silly little things? does it occur to you that there's much more to a photo than pointing and pressing a button? I'm picky about photos to an almost intolerable degree and it definitely takes much longer than just three seconds to take these photos. sometimes I wish I could take my own photos rofl.

Jane said...

Your boots <3

Skyline Eyes said...

Those are gorgeous boots, what a find!

k said...

great DIY! i'd love to know how you did it :)

iamronel said...

great it

Lies said...

Lol at that anon comment and your reply ^^
The boots and the sheer top are fantastic! I always loved your long hair but you definitely rock this style too!

Shelby said...

You handled that anonymous commenter very maturely! I would have just resorted to name calling or something along the lines of "no one makes fun of my man, man!"
Anyway, your my fav. blogger and I don't think you look bloated, so thats a plus! my dream is to one day be as fashionable as you!

Give me a Big Closet said...

beautiful blouse :)

beijo *

Anonymous said...

i love reading about all the different places you eat! everything always looks so amazingly yummy. i also really love your sense of style. ^__^

cat said...

you had Viet coffee flavoured ice cream? HOLY SHIT I WANT!!!! And your top. Looks awesome but I'm WAYYYY too bloated to wear sheer :) you look great!

rinacatastrophe said...

Please post your DIY tutorial for this blouse!
I have this really great silk, purple Dior shirt (that I thrifted for $5!) that I just can't figured out how to wear, and doing that to the sleeves just might be the fix I'm looking for!


Sox L. Cillian said...

this look is amazing!!! and I like your blog a lot! just very nice!
check out my blog:)

Anonymous said...

You look amazing!

Loren said...

I really like this look
I want ice cream now

StyleCake said...

oh my gosh I LOVE Ici. I just went to Bi-Rite recently and I think I just chose a sundae that sounded interesting (from Food Network) and it was a bit much... now I must try Humphry Slocombe. And LOVE your outfit too!

Tiffany said...

I live around the corner for Humphry Slocombe! God, I love that place. :D Never been to birite or mitchell's tho.
Also, I'm interested in the DIY instructions, please!

Gela said...

i love that you can pull off a sheer top! i'm worried that i'll probably look like a skank if i wear sheer. D:

and ok, now i want ice cream, especially since it's sweltering hot where i am.

also, your boyfriend looks unamused. haha.

andrea said...

That top is ah-mazzing!

Please do a DIY post :)

Addie said...

Omg I just saw a shirt almost identical to yours on Camilla and Marc's SS '11 runway!,9190#/imageno/25

R said...

You have gorgeous style.

Gleopatra said...

Great outfit, and you should definitely think about doing DIY posts :)

Lia said...

is humphrey slocombe named after characters on 'are you being served'? cause thats brilliant.

InnyVinny said...

Love what you did with the top. I'm glad you posted because I have a long sleeved silk shirt that needs altering.


Mthlde Grd said...

I love your sunglasses! I want the same, aha.

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