Peplum & Macarons

Alert the media, I have found the top of my dreams. 

I am an absolute sucker for peplum tops.  They are by far my favorite.   When I found this one reduced from $300 to a price somewhere under fifty bucks,  I felt I had won a mini lottery.  
If there was such a thing as a clothing lottery…. wouldn’t that be fun?  I’d for sure buy a ticket.   
Anywho, this gorgeous Kerala Peplum Top has the tiniest embroidery in the most beautiful shades of blue with a big ol’ organza poof at the bottom that gives off some major flare.   
Which I’m totally okay with.  
And that’s why I recently wore this top out for a Sunday Funday with a few friends. 
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First stop: blogger brunch!
There is this great group of Houston Bloggers that get together every so often for brunches, happy hours, and even golf?, you name it!   I’ve loved getting to know a few of these ladies and its funny how many of them seem to be newbies to Houston as well.

Check out their lovely blogs here:

Meg at MegCady // Whitney at The Observant Turtle // Catherine at Fit Armadillo
After brunch,  I had plans with a friend, Tucky … (who funnily enough also has blog) … to catch up & grab a cup of coffee at The Common Bond in Montrose. 
 
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The Common Bond is a quirky little bakery that specializes in fine pastries and coffees.  I’ve been once before, much earlier in the morning when the long marble counter
above was filled to the brim with all kinds of pastries and deliciousness-es.   Let me tell
you, it pained me to decide what particular pastry to order that day.   
Luckily for my indecisiveness, there was less to choose from on this particular Sunday afternoon, so I easily chose a Passion Fruit Macaron. 
Side note: They serve brunch here too, which I must come back for!  A plate of shrimp and grits flew right by me, (my weakness) and had me utterly swooning. 
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Tucky and I settled into some mismatched chairs by the coffee bar, for some cafe au lait and sweet treats. 
 
She chose some sort of lemony pastry creamy concoction.   

I’m sure it has a fancy name, but it really doesn’t need one.  You can tell by just looking at it, that it will taste simply delicious, and that’s pretty much enough, right?

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My macaron was rather small in comparison, but it tasted oh-so-good that I savored each and every tiny bite that I took.

If only I could teach myself how to make these at home, can you imagine all of the macarons one recipe could make!?  
Adding that to my bucket list now: make homemade macarons.  (and soon)
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After coffee, treats, & a bit of chit chat, we walked up and down Westheimer and visited a few boutiques and vintage shops.   This part of town is so eclectic, you’ll never know what you’ll find in the unique shops of Montrose.

And have I mentioned yet that today is FRIDAY!??!   It’s so close to the weekend, I can almost taste it.   After work, I’m hopping on a plane and heading to a wonderful friend’s bachelorette weekend in Charleston, South Carolina.   I’m excited to see what the weekend has in store, hope you all have a fabulous one yourselves! 

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  • That really was an awesome top! Thanks for the shout out 🙂 It was great meeting you and I look forward to following your blog!

  • That peplum is gorgeous! Anthro sometimes has the best sales, the hardest part is waiting for an item to go on sale before buying it!

    Cynthia
    http://www.sensiblysharp.com