Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Aqua Tea Tasting

What a craaazy week last week was!  This is the first chance I've gotten to sit down and read blogs and prepare my own posts in a week!  All of my business was good business so I guess I can't complain too much.  Now, onto my outfit!  I was very happy that we had decent weather this Easter.  Usually it's raining or cold, neither of which happened!

dress: LC Lauren Conrad (2011) | jacket: LC Lauren Conrad | shoes: Mix No. 6 | watch: gift | bracelet: LC Lauren Conrad | necklace: gift | ring: Stella & Dot

Yes, I realize this is an LC Lauren Conrad heavy outfit. I would like to point out that two of the three LC items here (the jacket and bracelet) were a result of being in the top five of Lauren Conrad's blogger contest a few weeks ago. They sent each of the five finalists nine items from the current LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's collection and now some of my pieces are finally showing up in an outfit post! So if you see a even more unusual amount of LC Lauren Conrad clothes in upcoming outfit posts, that's why!

Back to my crazy weekend.  Some highlights included dinner and drinks with a visiting friend from Germany (hallo Samira!) and attending a tea tasting at Goldfish Tea. I learned so much at the tea tasting, like how you can decaffeinate any type of loose leaf tea!  (In case you're interested: let the tea leaves steep one time, dump the water, and then re-steep.  The second steeping of any loose leaf tea is decaffeinated.  Apparently caffeine is water-soluble, so it comes out of the leaves with the first steeping... cool!)  I would definitely go back for a second tea tasting.  I want to learn more!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. the dress is so very sweet and such nice colors! :)

  2. You look very beautiful and spring-y. Interesting tea fact- how long should the first and second steepings be? The same? Double the second time of whatever is normal the first time?

    1. Thank you!! The first and second steep times would be the same :) If you're using loose leaves, you can usually get at least 7 steepings out of the same leaves. You may taste a very slight difference with each steeping though.

  3. Gorgeous dress! Loving the color!

  4. Lucky girl!!! Gorgeous outfit! and PS: had no clue about the tea! Interesting technique I might have to try!


  5. You look so classy! That teal is gorgeous! http://www.fashionatabargain.blogspot.com/

  6. Love that dress on you Julia, goes absolutely perfect with your skin tone and hair color!


  7. Love the dress! :)


  8. I love the floral dress, and the neutral color of the jacket is great! The LC Lauren Conrad collection is so pretty :)

  9. colour of that dress is fantastic :)
    you look great

  10. That teal color is gorgeous against your red hair, Julia! I really need to check out LC's line, she seems to have some very cute stuff. :)

    The Tiny Heart

  11. I'm drooling over that watch!!! Love the entire look!

  12. that's awesome!! congrats! and i would compliment you yet again on another great outfit, but i feel like i do that every time i comment. So i'll give you another compliment: you look like a model in these pics. dead serious.

    A Southern Drawl

  13. That dress is gorgeous Julia! And that's so awesome that you are in the top 5 AND got a whole bunch of LC items...can't wait to see more :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  14. Aww, yay for gorgeous Easter sunshine - we had gorgeous weather as well, thank goodness!! And I'm loving this pretty dress - it's such a stunner!! xo

  15. what a sweet outfit!
    I must say I love your hair, so pretty

  16. Good for you winning that contest, wow! The dress you got is gorgeous...the colour is perfect for you and it fits beautifully. Love these photos too, such pretty sunshine and that bench is lot of fun.

    <3 Cambria

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  18. Love the jacket and bracelet!