We are midway through the Summer and what better way to spend it than sipping rosé on a rooftop. I have been obsessed with dry rosé for a while now and am always disappointed when I go out and all I can get is a White Zinfandel (I'm not knocking it. I just don't like sweet wines). Thankfully due to its increased popularity there are so many more dry options available out there. My personal favorite is Whispering Angel (They are not paying me.. I just really like it). Also did you know there is a vineyard in Long Island, NY that just does rosé wine. It may be my second favorite place in the universe. I will have to do a blog post on that place sometime soon. What are your favorite places to visit in the summer?
Location: Mr. Purple
Romper: Twenty One Similar here or here
Shoes: Nine West Old Similar here (wedge version)
It is time for another rant. Have I ever told you how much I HATE the summer. I think we talked about this last week. :) I mean seriously. This whole 90 degree thing is not working out for me. I hate feeling hot. And as much as I love the beach and pool when I have to wake up and commute to work everyday when it is 98 degrees outside I am not a happy camper. I will complain all summer if you let me which makes me the only person that is secretly counting down the days to fall and winter. Yeah I know snow and cold and all that drama sucks. But I LOOOOOOVEE the cold. My favorite season is the fall or course but winter has its own charm. So in the meantime while I secretly count down the days until cooler temperatures arise I am going to try to keep it cool in florals and lose fitting dresses. What is your go to summer style? What is your favorite season?
Dress-Octavia. Similar here or here
Shoes- Ralph Lauren. Similar here
I LOVE ROMPERS. When I am not in the office I spend half my summer in a romper and since we are only a few weeks from my favorite season ever I am starting to do some shopping for my next obsessions: THE JUMPSUIT. My DH calls them onesies. I call them brilliant. Here are some I found on sale that I have my eye on (and may have bought while putting together this post).
I am a cheap date. A few nights ago we went out for dinner, wine and a movie all for under $10. You’re probably wondering how I pulled that off. Well pay attention people because we only have a month of summer left so you need to jump on this opportunity while you can.
What we did?
We went to see the Big Short in Hudson River Park. If you live in or near New York City check this out because there are tons of free movies all summer long. All you need is a blanket, some food and drink and you’re good to go.
Photo Credit: Time Out NY
What we ate?
The night before the move I made taco pasta salad. The recipe is available here and it was recommended by a friend. Since I made it the night before I left out the avocado and cheese. It was perfect for a movie in the park. The pasta salad cost me about 5 bucks to make in total. I halved the recipe which gave me enough leftovers for a few lunches throughout the week so if you are only counting what we actually ate it would be about $2.50 however I still paid $5.00 for all the ingredients.
Photo Credit: The Girl Who Ate Everything
What we drank?
Wine of course. I stopped at Trader Joe’s over the weekend and found a $5.00 bottle of Contadino Pinot Grigio that hit the spot.
So let's do some math:
Movie in the Park : Free
Pasta Salad: $5.00
Bottle of Wine: $5.00
Grand Total: $10.00
Do you have any cheap date ideas to share?