First Quarter Style: 2013

When I first started this blog, I had intentions of maybe blogging about my attempts at personal style, too. I mention it in my “about me” section, even. But my style is … an attempt. I’m still very casual – very much jeans and t-shirts. I’ve gotten better over the years – I no longer wear sweats out of the house (grocery store does not count; neither, I think, does the day we played hockey outside), but I’m still trying to make the attempt.

You can see a bit of my style in my honeymoon posts, but I think I’d like to try to display it here, too. And I think quarterly updates would be best.

We had a warm day in January, so this is what I came up with for lunch. Shorts, sweater, heels and jewelry (playing with accessories).

This is from before I chopped my hair off in March. T-shirt and hoodie, yes, but I got my hair to cooperate in a poofy style that I’d seen before. No clue how I did it, but I really liked the way it turned out. Neat twist on a ponytail … which I won’t be able to do again unless my hair gets ridiculously long again.

Restaurant week outfit for Rodizio. Dress was from the Prabal Gurung for Target collection; shoes are a pair of snakeskin heels from Coach that I got for Christmas a few years ago, but never really wore – straps dug into my feet. With tights though, they fit awesome. I think this look is missing something – skinny belt, maybe? – but overall, I was happy with it.

Denver Restaurant Week 2013

I talked about Denver Restaurant Week last year on this blog and we went again this year. “Cheap” food can be hard to find, after all.

As with last year, we went to Rodizio again, since 5280 week is the only time we can truly afford it. I had a food baby afterward that made me look about three months pregnant, but it was totally worth it. Mmmm.

However, we also wanted to try someplace new. We decided on LoHi Steakbar, a place that looked tempting last year, but we ultimately passed on. This year, it was our “new” choice, and it was delicious.

We each had a choice of¬†appetizer: I chose the French Onion soup, which wasn’t bad – not the best I’ve had, but still pretty tasty, and Brandon had the buffalo wings, which he enjoyed. I tried them – good flavor, but too spicy for my weenie taste buds.

For the main course, we both chose the classic Steak Frites – I chose a garlic-herb butter to go with mine and Brandon, the blue cheese butter with his. I like a good steak-frites, and LoHi’s was definitely delicious (D Bar Desserts also has a tasty steak-frites).

Then, we had the choice a few desserts to split; we chose the bistro style lemon tart:
Very, very delicious. We devoured this thing.

All in all, we’re very glad we went. However, looking at menu prices, we realized that by doing the $52.80 deal, we really only saved about $10, which isn’t that much. Doing Restaurant Week at Rodizio, in contrast, saves at least $30, which is a much better deal. That being said, DRW is for either getting a good deal on food or using it as a good excuse to try new places. Would we have tried LoHi had it not been for DRW? Perhaps, but I ultimately doubt it. Therefore, it was good that we went.