Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stars and Sparkle

Hello Ladies!
Hope you weekend has been good !
I received a while ago this sweet offset 3 stone diamond pendant  crafted in silver with 3 zircons from Anjolee
I like it - It's classic with a modern twist

 Wearing with the necklace a fabulous thrift find !

A Diane von Furstenberg dress - Vintage Collection -  $6!

I had it shortened- looks a lot better that way - before it looked like a bath robe still does but not as obvious !

In fact, it's a Kimono Dress

Mr D didn't see it yet, you know men, he would probably say something like... it looks like a tablecloth or something...

But heck it's a Diane F dress!

I'm wearing it !

I  like it!
Here a close up of the nice Anjolee pendant
In other news...
I had a fantastic interview for a position of Admin Assistant in a Translation Firm Downtown Montreal -

Good salary, full benefits, pension plan, 3 weeks vacation to start -
It was a last minute interview
The employment agency called me in the morning to see if i was interested
That day i planned to stay indoor it was -30 outside but i didn't brave the elements for nothing!
It went very well, cross our fingers! you never know!
Bleached my hair Sarturday - pink coming up soon, but just a hint..


Today i baked with Mr D grand-daughter

We made double chocolate cookies and this blueberry cake

I modified the recipe to make it healthier, less sugar, no gluten and no lactose -

I promise you it's delicious!

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Here's the recipe with my healthy substitutes

3 cups of blueberry instead of 2 1/2 cups
2 cups flour - i changed it for  1/2 cup of ground almonds, 1/2 cup chickpea flour and 1 cup of sweet white sorghum flour
1/2 cup of sugar the recipe called for 1 1/4 cup too much for me!
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup of apple sauce instead of 1/2 cup of margarine
1 teaspoon of vanilla
3/4 cups of almond milk instead of milk
2 eggs

Mix flours, sugar, baking powder and salt in big mixing bowl
Add apple sauce , vanilla, almond milk and eggs

But half of the batter in greased square pan
Add blueberries and the remaining batter

Cook for 1 hour at 325F or  180C


I hope you enjoyed this post

I will be back soon

Come and join us at Patti's Visible Monday and Monday Mingle

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Mary Lou said...

oh i love that kimono dress, you are a shining star;)

Bella Q said...

You are such a star! I love the blue tights, the robe DVF (shortened is PERFECTION!) and your boots.

Wishing you luck on the new job- my fingers are crossed.

Bella Q said...

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Connie said...

Keeping those healthy sticky fingers crossed!

Franca said...

bonne chance! I love the dress!

Joni said...

Love the dress Ariane! You look great in that blue too.
I'm definitely going to try your recipe. I'm cutting out wheat for sinus allergies so this will be fun to try. Thanks for sharing it!

Rachel The Hat said...

a DVF vintage dress? Holy moly! that is awesome! and a personal dream of mine to own such a piece! you look gorgeous! and what a sweet beautiful necklace!xx

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

The dress is fabulous on you!! You look utterly gorgeous in the sexy wrap style, and of course it's perfect with the tights and boots! Your hair is great, too. I'm not doing any sweets at all right now, but when I'm back to "normal" I must try this recipe. It looks delicious.

Good luck with your job possibility!! XXOO

Patti said...

Bonne chance for the job, Ariane! And I think your DVF dress is smashing. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday! xoxoxox

Forest City Fashionista said...

My first thought seeing that dress was that it had a kimono look - it's very cute. Fingers crossed for the job!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

What a find on that dress!

Mmmm I think I want to try that recipe.


Boheme.Fille said...

Lovely kimono dress! It is an wonderful outfit! :)

Paula Ruta said...

Love the kimono dress; it looks very good on you and wise choice to take up the hem!
Good luck on your job~

Megan Mae said...

Gorgeous dress! I'm a big fan of the print. Wishing you lots of luck on the interview. =)

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Oh, I hope you get the job, Ariane!! This is such a cute dress...I love it! And the price is beyond right!

Helga! said...

Fingers, toes and legs crossed for that job!!!
That's a rather funky and versatile frock!

Stephanie B said...

Wow Dian Von Fustenberg pour 6$ c'est pas mal! C'est fou les trouvailles quo fait des fois, moi c'est une robe Lanvin :) Bonne chance pour l'emploi, ca l'air bien!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You look so good in that DVF!!!! My friend is gluten free, too. I'll mention you're recipe to her :) That job sounds promising, good luck!!!!

Sheila said...

Ooh, congrats on the thrift score! What a great dress. Love your hair and can't wait to see the pink!

Good luck with the admin job (that's what I do!). :)

Veshoevius said...

Good luck with the job! Hope you get it.
Love the starry DVF dress - it's so pretty amd what a bargain!

Miss Z said...

Following you now. kisses

Marla Robinson said...

I really want that dress. It is so pretty. I love it with those colorful tights and black boots. Very cool. Best of luck with that adm. position. Also, ty for the recipe. Looks so good I will have to try.

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

You look stunning, love the colour of your tights with the dress, so wonderful!! Fingers crossed for you with the job, that's great news there :)) The treat looks wonderful, my husband would appreciate this as he doesn't have gluten in his diet. I hope you have a marvellous week :) xx

CityScape Skybaby said...

That dress is lovely Ariane, and your waist is tiny too! Good luck with the job, I hope you get it, and that cake does look delicious. I might try making that tomorrow actually, it'll stop me buying myself a cake out of the shop every day. All the best with everything lovely lady! xx

Yvette said...

Quelle chance de trouvé une robe DVF au friperie!



Yvette said...

Quelle chance d'avoir trouvé une robe DVF au friperie!




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Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I wish you very good luck on the getting the job. It sounds perfect for you!

As to the dress. It has stars! Anything with stars is fab in my book, but DVF with stars, WOW!

The necklace is very pretty too.

gracefully50.com said...

Crossing my fingers for you! A little prayer thrown for good measure, too!
I just love your style! Colorful, funky, unique, brave, should I go on? This dress....looks fab!

Izzywizz said...

Congrats with the interview, sounds like a great job, hope you nail it! :)

Izzywizz said...

Congrats with the interview, sounds like a great job, hope you nail it! :)

sabine said...

Hi Ariane,
fingers are crossed and I hope you will get the job!
The D.v.F. dress is fantatic, particularly because you cut it, so I can see more of your fabulous turquois tights. I love turquoise you know and I love the kimono-style of the dress.
Your cake looks delicious!
For the next four weeks I renounced to bake a cake. I have to loose a bit weight and with a cake in the kitchen that's impossible.
Lieben Gruß

fourseasonsonewardrobe said...

Cute dress, but I especially love how you styled it with the colored tights and fabulous boots! I keep my fingers crossed for you!

pastcaring said...

The DvF kimono frock is lovely!
Lots of luck with the new job, hope it's good news.
I could just eat a good pudding right now, I will have to try yopur recipe. xxxx

CC said...

What a lovely dress! I love how you've styled it with the bright tights.
Good luck on the job!

Heather said...

you look so cute!! love the bright tights and super good luck with the outcome of your interview!! I hope you get it!! Yum will have to try your recipe looks delish!! Thanks for sharing Love Heather


Love your boots :)

Val Sparkle said...

I love that kimono - how lucky are you! It looks perfect with the tights and boots.

Good luck with the job! Do they know you can bake, too?

Jan Graham-McMillen said...

So modern looking, and beautiful on you. So many ways to wear this little dress, as well!

Luna Tiger said...

Quelle jolie robe étoilée !
J'adore la couleur vive des collants !

Bohemian vanity said...

You look great and i love the dress ! Also your cake seems to be very yummy, i am hungry now ! Have a fabby day and good luck getting the result of that interview ! xx Tani

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

DVF always gets the wrap dress right I think. This one looks to be one of her more demure patterns, and you bring it to life with the accessories. I might have thought it was black and white, but I see the turquoise in the stars shining brightly with the tights.

The very best of luck on the job outcome Ariane.

Sue xo

Miss Simmonds Says said...

The cake sounds and looks delicious. Fingers crossed for this job too! I love the dress, looks great short and that's an amazing pattern too

The Style Crone said...

LOVE the Dean F dress! Quite the find and it looks gorgeous with the colored tights and tall boots.

Hope that we will be hearing good news about the job search soon.

Cambria said...

The star print is SUPER fun!

<3 Cambria

grunge-queen said...

Can't go wrong with a DVF dress - I love the stars on this one and the Kimono style. Pretty pendant and awesome booties. I hope you get the job, Ariane! Xoxo

Diana Marks said...

You look absolutely amazing! Love your beautiful vintage dress! And the cake looks delicious!

LA By Diana Live Magazine

Rosemary the Shopper said...

Hi Ariane, thanks for the recipe for that cake with the substitutes. I often think I would like cakes to be healthier, so this is a good idea.

I have had problems with my blog lately, (can't get photos to post) so finally I did a post with a story I wrote instead. I was wondering if you would do me the favour of reading it? It's not long, and it's a fashion horror story (sort of!)

I need the help of my blogging pals to get my blog going again.

Hope your interview lands you a fab job, and those other job seekers will be sorry they didn't go out in the cold to get it.

Much love,
Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.blogspot.com

señora Allnut said...

lovely kimono dress, it was a nice idea shorten it, it's cool!, and love your tights pretty color!
And I'm ready to try any lactose-free recipe, love you're sharing your own version!

silvergirl said...

Just came across your blog
So fun scrolling through
This is such a fun dress and I love it with the blue tights
Hope your job interview went well

Misfits Vintage said...

I love seeing your studio so much - and that blueberry cake looks delicious! Are you coeliac?

Sarah xxx

Lynne DeVenny said...

I love how you tied the sash on that gorgeous dress. Men. A tablecloth? No way!