PART I: GET THE LOOK
For the last few seasons, we’ve all been fawning over everything boudoir – from lace bodysuits to fuzzy slippers to silk pajama tops, but right now … it’s all about the kimono. What isn’t there to love about this inherently glamorous and whimsical piece? Perhaps, the only drawback is the difficulty in how to style it without looking like you’ve stepped out in luxurious sleepwear.
I recently purchased a classic birds and fauna print kimono with waist tie and couldn’t think of a better place to debut it than at private members’ club Parlor. As a new member, I couldn’t wait to try out their dining program with signature tasting menu by famed Chef Matt Rojas, formerly of Rouge et Blanc and Eleven Madison Park, and I must say, the experience did not disappoint (more about that later). To complete the look, I kept the pairings relatively simple – a black camisole and distressed denim cutoffs. For shoes, I went with something sleek and sexy – a pair of black single strap stacked heels and carried a classic black top handle handbag. Finally, I kept accessories to a minimum and wore my favorite horsebit inspired earrings, after all, it was the Spring/Summer ’17 Gucci runway that brought these silk beauties back to front and center.
Kimono | Zara Printed Kimono, similar style here, here and here || Top | Black Camisole, similar style here, here and here || Shorts | One Teaspoon Brados Shorts || Shoes | ASOS, similar styles here, here and here || Bag | Mango Flap Bag Tote || Earrings | Forever21 O-Ring Drop Earrings
Photography | SDP
SDP, maybe its time to consider a second career in photography, but you looked pretty stunning behind the camera too. Check out SDP’s super chic look composed of a classic black slip dress and loafers that she recently purchased while summering in Italy. Bellissima!
PART II: THE DINING EXPERIENCE
Now, onto our incredible dinner at Parlor. Of course, I brought along fellow foodie and favorite gal SDP for my first dining experience at the club. We began the night with cocktails, two Kiss n’ Tells, which were almost too pretty to drink. Then, it was onto the decadent tasting menu. For a first course, we had the most incredible and refreshing Chilled Golden Tomato Gazpacho. As a second course, a bright and fanciful Salad of Frisee and Apple Wood Smoked Bacon. For the third course, I had the most tender Blackened Berkshire Tenderloin and SDP, a gorgeous Seared Artic Char that was cooked to absolute perfection. Finally, for the fourth and final course, a spiced Apple Cake with Whipped Creme Fraiche. And the service, it was exceptional.